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Old 04-17-2003, 08:16 PM   #16
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I've never considered holding back until the last lap. This would come in especially helpful when racing someone on an equal level of Car and Driving skill.

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The down side of running this style is that you have to have a good pitman that you can trust. No point having a pitman that is telling you that you will pass the line just before the time is up to find out that the leader got through and you miss out by thousandths of a second .
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Old 04-18-2003, 03:15 AM   #17
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Has anybody tried the ABS brake feature in your radios ? Just curious.
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Old 04-18-2003, 03:25 AM   #18
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I know a guy who was exactly the same. Got in front and you had to drive fast to catch him or even stay on the same lap over a 5min qualifier but if didnt get out front he was just simply straight off the pace and would loose a lap over 5mins. It must be something psychological that says unless your leading you arent able to go fast enough.
Not quite that bad when it comes to the difference, but for me, it is a comfort thing. That obviously sounds weird but I'm a guy that's all for action . Over five minutes (without crashes), the difference would probably be about one lap .3 seconds slower then my next slowest but I generally get over it somehow.

In contrast to your (preferred) style modellor, I feel being in front allows me to dictate what goes on behind me. I can drive faster, pull away and leave things more open for both of us, or I can tighten up and dictate my pursuer's line by the one that I take. Needless to say you have to have a good driver behind you (with a clear and calm head ) otherwise they ram into you due to a lack of ability or patience, or you could just pull away because they are just not good enough to consistently keep up.


Depending on where I am, my last half minute is either balls out, or just hanging on.
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Old 04-18-2003, 03:25 AM   #19
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ABS is illeagal in ROAR races.

Brakes will get you in trouble more than they will help.

I use brakes in the pits.
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Old 04-18-2003, 03:27 AM   #20
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ABS would take forever to properly set and it creates dead spots in your servo after time. Its not worth it. The more control you have, the better, I say.
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Is it normal to set the break linkage as it apply break 20-30% break at idle. (means it will only totally release break once we pull trigger.
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:12 AM   #22
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hmm. ive never heard of that one

my brake is off when im at idle, so that the car is pretty much free rolling

but that might just work for the tight track im gonna be runng at

exspecially considering i have a slow throttle servo
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:18 AM   #23
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Default Tight track

Yes you are right .. I setup this because the track i going to compete is too tight . But I set it as per my theory not in practical mode. I'm not really sure about the actual performance
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well i wouldn't set it at 30% but mor like 10-15 would be pretty good
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Old 04-23-2003, 08:56 AM   #25
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Default Winning Driving Style

No brakes at idle. Many of the faster racer dial in some roll with the trim button to keep the corner speeds up. Drag brake used in On-Road only slows you down.
If the Track is short and tight, try some more Rear Toe to get the Car to rotate better in the turns.

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i dont run brakes at idle or drag brake but its becuase i run a oneway front diff

some drag brake on a car with front and rear diffs does have some advantages on a small tight track when i ran diffs i used it some

i used to use abs but i have stopped because i believe it was working my servo too hard now i have to set the brake travel so that the brakes dont engage hard enough to lock the rear up or it would spin me

i perfer to follow than to have someone behind me challenging my position i think if they are fast enough to stay right behind me i let them by and follow them they are probably faster and i can follow their line

however if i can get ahead and have clear track in front and behind that is better i can drive more conservative and run clean fast laps

i aim to be consistent i am not usually the fastest on the track but i am almost always there at the end of the race and for that i usually finish very well
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my only strategy is to get through the first
couple turns clean if i get out with the lead
pack then i will follow the car in front if i feel
that his pace is fast enough. If not i will make
a pass right away before a faster guy who
might have just had bad luck in the start
catches up. if the guy in front of me seems
to have a fast pace then I just let him drive
me around the track till i can read where
he is fast and where he is slower on the
track wich hopefully will pay of later so you
know where you can make a clean pass.
most importantly is just settle in at my own
pace and hopefully it is fast enough for the
day.
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Old 04-24-2003, 07:55 PM   #28
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Default Which one is faster - break or release!

Guys...
Which one is faster ?
Senario - Using rubber tires, tight track, parking lot.

Which one is faster make a lap ?
1. Full speed - Full throttle and break just before corner slow in fast out
2. Or Full Speed - Full throttle and release -roll just before corner slow in and fast out.

This weekend i join a race and it will be my first race so common guys help me...

Emm.. thank you in adv.
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Has anybody tried the ABS brake feature in your radios ? Just curious.
I had tried the ABS b4, it works great but I did not continue with the ABS as so many ppl say this will spoil your servo evetually.....
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Default Re: Which one is faster - break or release!

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Guys...
Which one is faster ?
Senario - Using rubber tires, tight track, parking lot.

Which one is faster make a lap ?
1. Full speed - Full throttle and break just before corner slow in fast out
2. Or Full Speed - Full throttle and release -roll just before corner slow in and fast out.

This weekend i join a race and it will be my first race so common guys help me...

Emm.. thank you in adv.
As i am using front and rear diffs, I prefer the no. 1 way of driving, especially the track is tight.
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