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Old 09-17-2018, 04:08 PM
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there are lots of technics to get fast around the track, here is a video of the great masami hirosaka driving onroad with his fast throttle interval technic. what do you think? is this the fasted way to drive?

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Man that is obnoxious to listen to. I think that he prefers the car to be set up with a lot of mechanical drag brake and that he’s compensating for that. I would imagine that this would upset the balance of the chassis quite a bit.

Im not fast like him though so maybe I’m missing something?
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Seems to work for him. For others probably not. Every body got there own style. And to try to compare one to the truly top level drivers is impossible.

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Also, don't forget nitro and electric motors perform differently so not all throttle techniques apply equally across classes.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:41 PM
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Naoto Matsukura uses the same technique
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I’m more impressed that he was using a dual stick controller in the first video. Only once have I seen an RC driven that way before. And it was a simple 1/18. Nothing like the 1/8. I haven’t been around nitro enuff to compare. By sound they sounded completely different to me.
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Once I was invited to run on an offroad track day. With offroad racing pulsing gas in the corners is done a lot. I did get a loan car and drove it with a smooth onroad style w/o any throttle pulses.I could drive the same laptimes as others on my 1st experience driving a buggy on an offroad track. I think the pulses is something related to an old style driving from a time engines were not that relyable.

I also think the throttle pulses in the opening vid is to prevent the engine to go rich. Letting the car roll into a corner with the engine idle will give a more rich pick up going out of a corner which does not give that punch you want. With most engines you can go lean on the LSN taking away that rich moment but the risk going that lean is that the engine can get a shortage on some moments causing some cogging.
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The Pulsing technique to me is weird. Having flown helicopters, being smooth is best. Most guys that have always been racing 1:8 on-road, and that are not coming from an Electric back ground as Masaami and Naoto, use the smoother throttle technique. This is based off having raced in Germany and Italy, I know some guys do in in 1:8 buggy using it as a sort of traction control.

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Yes they both occasionally blip the throttle, but that is not their throttle style, just in between corners occasionally.
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I think he was trying to keep the clutch engaged by keeping the RPM's high.
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Why do the onroad guys use sticks?
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Originally Posted by Cardiak View Post
Why do the onroad guys use sticks?
Sticks is not related to a class but related to the age of drivers or with other RC modelling like flying. These people are grown up with sticks.

But I know a guy who is using both and on tight tracks he is faster with sticks. When using a pistol transmitter most people steer with the full hand, that is a lot of weight slowing down the movement. Fast RC strivers with a pistol transmitter are only using the fingers. Using sticks will only use the thumb and for sure with short sticks it will give the fastest steer movement.
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Annoying? This is music to my ears, amazing.
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Annoying? This is music to my ears, amazing.
He's probably an electric guy.
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