R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-06-2007, 08:36 AM   #106
Tech Champion
 
tc3team's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 6,151
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzo416
the main factors mentioned in the forum so far are:

1-consistency

2-driving lines

3-throttle control

4-practice

5-get help from fast guys

all of these factors boil down to getting help from faster drivers than you because consistency comes from good driving lines and throttle control. well those fast guys are either to busy or don't have the patience because us slower guys aren't able to understand the first time explained. as we all see in this thread the pro's aren't posting.
i am persistently after the throttle control system as i call it (when to let off and how much to let off for chicanes, hairpins, sweepers and all other types of turns) but all i get is you just have to drive. the fast guys have been doing it so long that it's like second nature. if us slower guys had someone to explain this in detail i'm sure it would help us be consistant and much faster because racing is all about the driving line and throttle. then we would be able to experiment with car settings. i am always within 1 second of my lap times but i feel i can't keep a consistant line and i'm 2 laps behind the fastest guy. also under pressure i really make mistakes.
You learn the limits of your car and how fast you can go round a given corner, exploit any avenue for go faster parts - but that can cost time and money.

Tyres are a big factor.

Id probably say (at a guess) you need to look at things in this order, the most important things are...

Tyres
Cells
Motor
car setup

You cant get a car handling well on any setup if you dont have the tyres to get the grip through the corners... or you'll have understeer

You need power to get you racing fast

you need a good motor to be getting fast

then comes the car setup to make the chassis as best as it can adapt to cornering. Leaky shocks do not help a car corner.. been there before
__________________
Fusion Hobbies / www.horshamrc.org

The wife stops me being sane and the r/c stops me from going insane....
tc3team is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toe in and Toe theory? JB 28 Nitro On-Road 7 08-26-2008 12:15 AM
Toe in and Toe theory? JB 28 Nitro On-Road 2 08-24-2008 07:03 PM
I have a theory genesisG4 Nitro On-Road 54 04-23-2008 11:27 AM
Practice rubber tires, practice 3000 batts, Novak smart tray, Orion Lap counter grazianos R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 2 03-26-2005 04:22 AM
the big bang theory contact Australian Racing 53 12-03-2002 07:15 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:07 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net