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Old 08-25-2004, 02:58 AM   #16
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Originally posted by Jack Smash
Another thing people do is to try and make their car too fast too soon. Learn to drive it exceptionally well with a stock motor before strapping in a mod. Spend a few seasons running stock. Learn the car and how to tune it before magnifying things with horsepower.
The problem is, a stock motor and gp3300 batteries is too fast for most newbies. One way to slow the car without de-tuning it is to adjust the current limiter on your esc, provided you have a decient esc. The current limiter will reduce punch and you'll have to drive smoother to keep up. Once you can wheel the car, set the CL to 100% and although some of your throttle control may be off at least you'll be able to wheel your car.

The aim of the game is not just to finish a race without hitting anything, you also need to finish the race without blowing any lines. Now if only I could do that...
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:51 AM   #17
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Great one fatdoggy. I actually had a mentor who used to do that too me when I wasn't looking. I would come back from a run and complain how slow my car was. He would then show me my lap times. Seems I always went a little quicker with the car a little slower.
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not rc related. however, race theory is race theory, and the principles still apply. it's a book by skip barber - the guy who runs the driving school. if there any track drivers on here, they'll agree that this is the driving bible. not sure if it'll help you, but i'm a car/race enthusiast of all sorts, and i've been able to apply this stuff to real driving and rc cars. if you ever get the chance, take your real car to a race track - it'll be the most fun you'll ever have!
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my site www.rcxotic.com has some driving & setup stuff in the "Zero To Pro" section. There's all kinds of useful info there.
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