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Old 07-11-2010, 06:10 AM
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Hey guys, just a quick question.
I have recently started experimenting with wheel flicks in the air. I feel it washes some speed of and stables the car but not exactly sure.

Seen the fast guys doing it so just wondering what exactly it does.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DanBurgess View Post
Hey guys, just a quick question.
I have recently started experimenting with wheel flicks in the air. I feel it washes some speed of and stables the car but not exactly sure.

Seen the fast guys doing it so just wondering what exactly it does.

Thanks in advance.
Its done for fun thats about it
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It's used to control the car mid-flight. I was watching some ROAR races on youtube and not sure how I came across this video, but it shows some pretty good car control. Check the last double in front of the drivers stand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Yr5...eature=related
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flicking your tires in mid air is used to level a car off or to move a car in a certain direction.
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Originally Posted by Ananda Robinson View Post
Its done for fun thats about it
No, it actually has a purpose other then looking cool. If used correctly, there are a few things it can do for you. It can correct a car that had a bad take-off of a jump.
Another one that I recently learned is if there is a turn directly after the landing of a jump it can help the buggy when it lands by preloading the suspension to one side or the other and help the buggy enter the turn harder with more grip.

The pros don't do it just to be the cool guy, but it doesn't hurt.

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very good point Stephen!
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I seen a Lot of the Pro's doing it at the AMS race on one jump and i started doning it and it help my car take the trun better i could get in gas faster when the buggy hit the Ground by Whiping the Wheels in the Air it was like it would set the car up for the landing kind of Side ways and i could get in the gas as soon as it hit the Ground.

If i did not Whip the Wheel's in the air when the buggy hit the ground i would halft to turn the wheel's and then get in the Gas it would save me just a little time by Whiping the wheel's in the Air i could get in the Gas Faster and that make's for Faster Lap times.
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Def. can see how turning the wheels may set the car up for the turn that is in the landing zone.

On a side note, which provides better mid-air control: nitro 1/8th or elec 1/8th. Or they both do but just react differently due to the clutch in a nitro?
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it can be used for both good and just plain flashy...haha sometimes I catch my self fooling around on the track and just doing it to see what happens...but it's a good thing to learn because as previously stated it can help get you out of a mess and help setup for a corner after a jump
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Somehow whenever i do it, my car always straightens out. I guess i just get lucky, but it always cures a bad launch from the takeoff ramp. Plus it looks cool.
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But, Does mx riders do it for looks or for a reason?
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Originally Posted by RDOUBLEDAY View Post
But, Does mx riders do it for looks or for a reason?
I think they whip the back around to scrub speed down just before take off so they don't overshoot. Either way, it looks cool
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The terms are "Scrubbing" "Tail whip" or "Whipping" and "Flying" (as in flying the car mid air)

Scrubbing; Is used to get the car to come off of the jump in a desired angle. To land the car pointed into a corner. "Flying the car" is needed in most cases to land correctly.

Whipping; Is the use of scrubbing but coming off of the jump face straight, slightly steering one way and then going full lock the other direction to gyroscopically kick the rear end out. This allows you to scrub, without interfering with another car that may be coming off of the same jump.

Flying; Is a general term used to describe the use of steering, throttle, brakes or all three in mid air.
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Originally Posted by toobad4u View Post
No, it actually has a purpose other then looking cool. If used correctly, there are a few things it can do for you. It can correct a car that had a bad take-off of a jump.
Another one that I recently learned is if there is a turn directly after the landing of a jump it can help the buggy when it lands by preloading the suspension to one side or the other and help the buggy enter the turn harder with more grip.

The pros don't do it just to be the cool guy, but it doesn't hurt.

Stephen
what was seen in the video is not what i had in mind sorry
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Originally Posted by xrayeddy View Post
It's used to control the car mid-flight. I was watching some ROAR races on youtube and not sure how I came across this video, but it shows some pretty good car control. Check the last double in front of the drivers stand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Yr5...eature=related
That video is a perfect example !! Slight flying to full whips and scrubs.
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