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Old 09-05-2013, 01:15 AM
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I'm curious if pro team drivers using the full advantages of the advanced transmitter features like servo speed, abs breaking, exponantial setting, etc ... or they're just setting their end points and drive ?
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:29 AM
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yes they do.... if they say they dont they are lying, there is so much you can change on just your radio to effect handling.
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I know they use EPA, expo and in some conditions servo speed.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:51 AM
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I know some pros use a bit of neg expo on the throttle and steering but personally i think to much makes the far feel really vague and unattached if you run to much and think you get used to what settings you run but a bit of neg expo is fine.
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Definitely have a play with steering servo speed - smooths out my driving, think it may give me a slower fastest lap but definitely makes me more consistent
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I think anyone who is serious about racing and looking to shave even milliseconds off lap times will mess with the radio settings. It's not just pro drivers. Your radio settings will really help make any car more drivable and enjoyable for you if you set them correctly. Most of us just the basics, but there are allot of advantages to those who know and care enough to get the radio dialed in for maximum advantage on the track.
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
I think anyone who is serious about racing and looking to shave even milliseconds off lap times will mess with the radio settings. It's not just pro drivers. Your radio settings will really help make any car more drivable and enjoyable for you if you set them correctly. Most of us just the basics, but there are allot of advantages to those who know and care enough to get the radio dialed in for maximum advantage on the track.


Having a good radio and understanding how to use its features can definitely improve your driving.

I have been running only nitro but recently I got an ECO and it took me a little while to dial my radio in to where the throttle feel was pretty dang close to one another. It made a huge difference in lap times and consistency.
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My radio is DIALED!
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What i found is that the settings help you get the controls back to human capabilities. I use to have a airtronics m8, w spektrum module, pretty good radio for its time, did really good with it, went to a regular m11 using same spektrum module. Both had same response speeds but m11 just felt better. Then I moved to the M11x, Radio was noticably faster responding, causing me to be more inconsistent, on top of that, servos were faster since i upgraded plus lipo reciever. To get back to the consistency of the m11, i had to remove servo speed from the radio to respond slower. This helped a bunch and caused me to stop turning into pipes, which i didnt do with the m8, m11, but did with the m11x. Then i moved from lipo, to life on the receiver pack even helped more, as the response was still there, but just not as instant which helped the my timing. Just my thoughts.
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Dual rate is a common one, especially if your doing changes on the fly.
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I'm no Pro but the settings I mess the most are D/R and servo speed.
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I know for me, D/R, Servo Speed and IMHO, throttle and brake end points can make a big difference. Some tracks will let me go 100% throttle, some jumps need 100% throttle....but I find that most of the tracks I have raced at, 80% is often where I am most consistent and crash the least.
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Love the people that buy fancy radios and don't touch any settings.
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Originally Posted by portyansky View Post
Love the people that buy fancy radios and don't touch any settings.
Has nothing to do with it. The fancy transmitters have mostly a faster framerate which is the most important thing to have. Then those transmitters are more designed to feel better in the hand and the mind is pleased with the fact you think they have a more error free transmission.

I wonder if speed, logarithm etc are realy used, they do mess up the most lineair feeling in the servo's.....
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