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Old 02-11-2009, 10:25 AM   #16
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Something the matter?

lil-bump hit the nail on the head.. Being a newbie driver, everytime another car is approaching from behind me, i tend to get nervous and try to push harder to stay ahead, or if im catching someone, again i try to push harder and often over shoot through turns... So I'll take this as lesson learnt,

especially since the other day I was emabarassed by anEP car.. the driver was superb with his lines but I had him on the straights, my mugen blew him away on the straights.. but as soon as we got to the turns, he was all over me and I was making mistakes like nobodys business..




Nope, no matter, just double posted.


If I'm not really faster than the car ahead of me I just wait for a good opportunity to pass. Trick is not colliding with each other.

Every track has a section that you can go through fast alone, but not in traffic. If you recognize that first you can lift early in that section and take advantage of the inside or be able to react to where everyones going.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:39 AM   #17
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Best tips I've learned

1. Slower is faster
2. A qualifier is a qualifier not a race. Your only opponent is the clock
3. Learn to drive with 1/2 to 3/4 throttle.
4. Practice practice practice.
5 Have fun

I'd have to agree with one small change on that rule 1.

Change it to "Smoother is faster"
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:40 AM   #18
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if you are slower than someone best thing to do is slow down and drive wider, older more seasoned racers will know to take the inside of the turn and pass you.

one thing that annoys me is when newer racers just stop in the middle of the track to let the other person pass and sometimes get in the way.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:53 AM   #19
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Another rule is to never yell at the corner marshalls. They are there to help get your car back on the track so you can get back in the race or to move it out of harms way. They are doing all this while trying to avoid getting hit so just be patient with them. They aren't the ones who put your car in the position it's in.
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Another rule is to never yell at the corner marshalls. They are there to help get your car back on the track so you can get back in the race or to move it out of harms way. They are doing all this while trying to avoid getting hit so just be patient with them. They aren't the ones who put your car in the position it's in.
very much agreed.. Even back when I used to race in slot car races, we were taught the same thing.. Its not the marshall who put the car on track, and he has every right to take even more time to put it back for you if you keep yelling at him..

I love my marshalls.. hahahha
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The best advise I ever heard came from someone that said he was quoting Frank Calandra:

"Where you are on the track is far more important than how fast you are going"

In other words, a little slower to hold a tight line through a corner is quicker than balls to the wall but wide.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:10 PM   #22
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I'd have to agree with one small change on that rule 1.

Change it to "Smoother is faster"
I can buy that!!!


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I'd have to agree with one small change on that rule 1.

Change it to "Smoother is faster"
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  1. Hit the head Before you hit the stand
  2. If your car dies, Announce it on the stand, gently..
  3. Don't yell at the marshall's.....you're the one who wrecked, not them
  4. Don't start yelling at the other drivers on the stand if they tap you
  5. respect other peoples lines
  6. Thank everyone when the race is over, and don't gloat if you win.
  7. Wear a headband in hot weather, nothing worse than sweat dripping in you eyes
  8. Let the leader by!!!!!!!
and the most important thing?...

Consistency wins the ballgame!!!!

totally like these.. fastharry understands what makes or brakes a R/C club... Never forget that we need clubs and people to let the racer have fun on the track!

For driving tips:
* Concentrate on the race line!
* Learn how to safe fuel when driving (use less throttle)
* Learn to be consistent, you can really practice this. This is a concentration thing you need to get a hold of, even computer race sims work perfect for this!
* Wait for the correct moment before passing somebody, on qualifiers or trainings, you might just want to ask gently to pass
* Learn to analise your car. If it doesn't stay on the race line, are you the one pushing to hard or is the setup not working properly for the track?

The first part about the race line is the best one i've heard and used.. the line is so darn important.
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totally like these.. fastharry understands what makes or brakes a R/C club... Never forget that we need clubs and people to let the racer have fun on the track!

For driving tips:
* Concentrate on the race line!
* Learn how to safe fuel when driving (use less throttle)
* Learn to be consistent, you can really practice this. This is a concentration thing you need to get a hold of, even computer race sims work perfect for this!
* Wait for the correct moment before passing somebody, on qualifiers or trainings, you might just want to ask gently to pass
* Learn to analise your car. If it doesn't stay on the race line, are you the one pushing to hard or is the setup not working properly for the track?

The first part about the race line is the best one i've heard and used.. the line is so darn important.
Well put my man!
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Always remeber that there are other people racing and consider their on and off the track behavior. Ettiqutte in the PIT as well as on the TRACK should be kept in mind. If you respect others as you would want them to respect you then your race day as well as everyone elses will be an enjoyable one...

There are a lot of good points here the problem is the people that need to know and see them often dont....... Every driver should always try and point out to racers at the track so they know whats right and whats wrong with the performance that they exude. Once you see something and say something what someone does doesnt end up becoming a routine.......
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:53 PM   #27
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Now that is a lot of brass air fittings http://www.liangdianup.com/subpages/airfitting_1.htm there is just about every type
of air fitting that you could want. Wholesale prices too. I guess these could be used as small water pipe fitting also. I
used some of the parts to make my babington wvo burner.
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Now that is a lot of brass air fittings http://www.liangdianup.com/subpages/airfitting_1.htm there is just about every type
of air fitting that you could want. Wholesale prices too. I guess these could be used as small water pipe fitting also. I
used some of the parts to make my babington wvo burner.

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one of my favourite driving tips that i got from my friend is :

controlled aggression
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The best advise I ever heard came from someone that said he was quoting Frank Calandra:

"Where you are on the track is far more important than how fast you are going"

In other words, a little slower to hold a tight line through a corner is quicker than balls to the wall but wide.

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