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Old 12-13-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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Hey all, for anyone who's new to on-road or new to RC, is there a page out there that has tips on how to take certain corners? I know back when I was playing Gran Turismo on PS2 there was a training mode where it would show you the ideal line through a corner, etc... I think it would be about the same in scale racing.

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Old 12-13-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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as a rough guide to be fast you should be using the smallest amount of steering and the largest amount of throtle possible to get through the corner
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:16 PM   #3
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Pick up a book about Race Car/ Performance driving at Barnes and Noble or some other bookstore. Almost all major racing schools put out such a book. They all have sections about proper cornering and line choices. Some of them go into great depths with Race Driving mentality and concentration techniques. While you are there, pick up Tune to Win by Carroll Smith. Great insight into vehicle dynamics and suspension geometry, might be getting a little dated now but still very useful.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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For a basic corner you want to run, out, in, out. So you go from the outside of the track, accross to the inside onto the apex of the corner and back to the outside of the track. As said about, this way you can carry the most speed and use the least steering.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:27 PM   #5
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Just get a copy of Drive to win by Carroll Smith. Its a very good book. Also look at Tune to win by the same guy.

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Old 12-14-2004, 09:19 AM   #6
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This page will give you something to read until you find a good book or two ..

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/c10/index.htm
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:54 AM   #7
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Full Scale driving techniques don't fully transfer into RC racing because of the speeds involved.

An RC car can accelerate in scale far quicker than any road car, even more than F1 cars etc.. For this reason the cornering has to be appraiched slightly differently.

The general premise of slow in fast out still holds true as does wide-apex-wide. However the optimum exit line for an RC car is normally approximately the middle of the track rather than right at the far side.

Of course track layout plays a part and can cause exceptions. If you have a right hand hairpin followed by an right hand hairpin or right hand sweeper it makes sense to drop wide anyway on the exit as it gets you into line for the next corner quicker.

The best advice is to watch the top heat guys at your local club, most of them will be hitting the same line and you can then try to trace it in your run.

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Playing video games help in the eye-hand coordination you need for RC racing...
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:56 PM   #9
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Playing video games help in the eye-hand coordination you need for RC racing...
i agree. gran turismo is a nice game to play. because you can tune your car .

wouldnt it be nice if sony or microsoft came out with an adaptor for our transmitter's. that wouled be cool
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:03 PM   #10
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i agree. gran turismo is a nice game to play. because you can tune your car .

wouldnt it be nice if sony or microsoft came out with an adaptor for our transmitter's. that wouled be cool
Check out http://www.virtualrc.com/products/pr...prid=22&pcid=2

They actually have a usb adaptor that plugs into your reciever and you can use your real transmitter.
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:05 PM   #11
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^ that game is wicked for practicing on. very realistic. i just wish i owned the adaptor, i play it nearly everyday when im bored
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I've got the adaptor, works very well and makes the game all the more realistic.
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:34 PM   #13
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im racer who does not get the chance to run because of heavy work load. what i do to improve on my driving is to visualize the track...this way, i get to master the racing line. good driving is really knowing the basics of racing and practicing.
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:29 AM   #14
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Or check out this thread http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...orner+speed%2A

It's 14 pages and sometimes off topic, but there are some real good info inside it...
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adamkerrnz & Andy M,

Would you say this game has helped your R/C driving? Has it helped you stay sharp?
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