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Old 05-26-2009, 08:14 PM   #31
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Judging the speed needed to get over a jump just takes practice, but adjusting the altitude can be done pretty easily.

If the nose is too high, then tap the breaks, and if the nose is too low, then hit the throttle. You can also move the wheels back and forth to level the car and drop the nose.

Usually, when I approach a jump, I go full throttle and then let off in the middle of the launch ramp and just let the car cost over the jump. Remember, your goal is to downside every jump. This will ultimately be the fastest route, and it will also be the easiest on your suspension.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:26 PM   #32
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i trick i learned for "some" jumps, is as i approche at full throttle, just before i hit the jump, i'll let off. when the chassis slaps the base of the jump it will slow the car down enough to backside the landing ramp. this is one of my favorite ways to pass because if i'm next to someone and there trying to race me to the jump, they will "most times" not lift and overshoot the landing and giving me the position.

i try to keep my tires on the ground as much as possible. you have more control of the car on the ground than in the air...
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Lots of good info on this thread.

Can some one post a link to a HD wing ? Im not sure if what i am thinking of is the same thing your talking about.
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Originally Posted by Madbrad View Post
Lots of good info on this thread.

Can some one post a link to a HD wing ? Im not sure if what i am thinking of is the same thing your talking about.


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Brakes? My Rc has no Brakes, I just use those funney looking paint jobs to turn, If I am nose down into a jump, I do the flip an roll! Nose up? Hmm, Guess I just look for one of those slow moovin funny spots to land on, t0 cushion the blow, and help my shocks last longer!

Back to racing...I find that turning the wheels side to side on larger jumps, takes the car off the Y axis, allowing it to settle one wheel at a time, kinda like a cat , 1 2 (left right) Rear end poised to go...and the pre loading discussed does work, but you need to practice, its hard to do every time, but it is effective.
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