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Old 03-01-2012, 11:13 PM
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Obviously there are set up sheets for just about every car.

However,what I am looking for is something of a racing for dummies type post that will help me understand what each individual change to a cars setup will have on the track.

I would also be interested in the same type of information for how changes made to things like expo effect on a transmitter effect a car on the track.

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:46 AM
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there's other sites out there too.

http://users.telenet.be/elvo/1/1_content.html
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google "xray setup book" will help with some of this.

There is an app for android and apple devices call "RC Setup Workbench" that is excellent. Meant for touring cars, but most of the concepts would apply to any car with 4 wheel independent suspension.

expo on your radio can help tame your car if it is being too twitchy on the straight with very small steering inputs, but you still want max steering travel for certain sections of the infield.
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Here's an on-road summary that I reference whenever I am wondering which way to go:

http://richardchang.com/hobby/rctips_tc_summary.pdf

Another tip: Get the car stable 1st. rear gripping and the front not hooking or pushing. Don't worry about speed yet, stay out of trouble and get around the track. When your confidence is there, you can add speed by stiffening the car up and make it more responsive, but you have to experiment and learn the car. Change one time at a time and see/feel the effect
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in the back of the RC8t manual there is a comlete explanation of all the settings.Go to associateds web site and look at the RC8T manual.
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All good tips
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