Folks at the track calling you Droopy? Maybe it's your suspension, not your disposition. Should you have more droop? Less? Read on for the answers!
Everyone's favorite Aussie gearhead explains the fundamentals of weight transfer in racing and how it can be used to increase traction or change the front-to-rear relative traction while cornering. In Part 2, he covers roll center and how it contributes to cornering relative to shock springs and shock oil & pistons. A must watch for all tuners!
Alex Hagberg explains how to prep an RC car for racing in the rain. Many of the tips are relevant for all car classes (how to protect your radio equipment, ESC, wiring, and motor), but the setup tips (flex, camber, etc) are focused on on-road touring cars.
Infinity's Jilles Groskamp walks us through the basics of the Ackermann effect and how to tune it in your RC car
Learn how to build or rebuild your 1/10th nitro on-road clutch from one of the best!
To get the most power and efficiency from your RC engine, you need to build and set your clutch correctly. Ty Tessman walks us through is process in this explainer video.
Here's an intro to the effect of ride height, that is how far the chassis is from the ground at rest. Learn how being a lowrider can help you on some tracks but hurt on others.
Track width measures the distance from the wheel on one side to the wheel on the other. Learn how it can affect handling here.
Compare the viscosities of various brands of shock oil, including Associated, Losi/TLR, Mugen, Flash Point, Kyosho, Hudy, Yokomo, and more.
Learn why you might want your shocks either standing upward more, or angled down more.
Quick tip explaining the effects of an anti-roll bar on an RC car and when you might want to use a lighter or a stiffer bar.
Max Mört takes us through these fundamental settings, and why they do what they do.
Learn about Ackermann and Bumpsteer, how to adjust them, why you might want some bump in your steering, and how both settings affect a car's handling.
Roll center describes how your car rolls in the turns. Here's a quick primer on what it is and how you can use it to tune your car.
What is caster, and what's kickup, and what's the difference? Learn the basics here, and see how they affect your car's handling.
How does the distance between the lower suspension pivots affect handling? Read on.
More and more cars come with adjustments for arm length these days. Learn how arm length affects handling.
Lighter springs? Heavier springs? Low-frequency springs? Figure out what to try next here, so you can spring into action.
Alexander Hagberg of XRAY explains the Ackermann angle and bumpsteer, and how they affect the handling of on-road cars.