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Old 01-11-2009, 02:45 PM   #16
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Keep your eyes on the front of your car, using your peripheral vision to navigate apexes, braking points, traffic etc. The most important thing, and people forget this, is to also be thinking 2-3 corners ahead of where you actually are on the track...with onroad, especially complex layouts, the fastest line through a series of corners are often linked together; miss one apex and get out of shape and you may blow an entire section of the track.
I think this post pretty much sums it up.

It's one of the key differences between toy cars and real cars.

With a toy car, you watch it ("keep your eye on the ball"). With a real car, you ARE the "ball", so you only need to watch where you are going.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:55 PM   #17
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About 3 feet in front of my car because I try and drive over specific points of the track. Kind of like I am chasing someone in front of me and driving his line.
That what i was gonna say...
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:53 PM   #18
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I always look where I want my car to go. If you look at that car next to you, you are going to hit it.
Try it, it works for me.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:16 PM   #19
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Mmm, I agree with " let me be natural".
I'll find the natural.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:10 AM   #20
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Just slightly in front. It helps avoid any accidents, but not always...
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i generally stare at my car everynow and then look in front of it where there is like straights but yep generally on my car
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:24 AM   #22
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I look at the place the car is in, not so much at the car itself or infront of it.
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I always look where I want my car to go. If you look at that car next to you, you are going to hit it.
Try it, it works for me.
This is so true...where you look is where you are going to go. Visual fixation is something 1:1 drivers have to work hard on. If you see a crash, look through it, passed it, wherever, but definitely not at it or you will become part of it. I use these same principles.

Try reading a few 1:1 racing guides/handbooks. They can teach you certain things that can apply to r/c like throttle control, braking physics, corner entry, speed perception, etc.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:52 PM   #24
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This is so true...where you look is where you are going to go. Visual fixation is something 1:1 drivers have to work hard on. If you see a crash, look through it, passed it, wherever, but definitely not at it or you will become part of it. I use these same principles.

Try reading a few 1:1 racing guides/handbooks. They can teach you certain things that can apply to r/c like throttle control, braking physics, corner entry, speed perception, etc.
But I think that it's different between 1:1 and 1:10.
I know where I'm when I drive 1:1, so I can be leaded by my sight.
And I'll make a mistake if I do so when I drive 1:10 because I don't know where is my car if I stare at the aim.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:42 PM   #25
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i use a blindfold when i drive, its worked OK but the car keeps breaking
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