Let's get started using So Dialed RC Setup App!
So Dialed lets you track setups with as much detail as you want to - some people just want a way to remember their current settings, while others want to test and document every change. Whichever you prefer, we've got you covered.
This guide starts with the basics of using the So Dialed RC Setup App and then moves into more detailed tracking and setup tracking strategy to help you figure out what level of tracking is right for you.
To get started, open the app and look for the Add car button, then select Choose model to choose which car you have. Scroll through the list or search for your car, or if you can't find your car, use one of our "Template" setups that are provided to accommodate most cars of that type (for example "2WD Off-road" or "4WD Touring Car.")
Cars we support get setup forms built specifically for that car with common setup options built-in, such as springs, pistons, anti-roll bars, camber options, shock mount options, and many more. Also, for supported cars, it's easy to find other people's shared setups and compare them to your own (read on to see a demonstration of this.)
We are adding support for new cars all the time, so if you don't see your car on the list, please Request a New Car Here! If you want your car to be supported quickly, tell your friends to vote, too! We generally cover the new cars for major brands, but if you want a car covered that's a little more niche, get more votes, so we can prioritize it!
Once you've added your car, you'll see two setups in your Setup List - the Kit Setup (the standard settings from the manual) which is there for reference, and My Base Setup which starts with the kit settings.
Now go ahead and start entering your car's current settings in My Base Setup, demonstrated here:
Notice in the video above we also starred a setting. We recommend starring settings you use often, because they will appear at the top of your list of settings (for all setups for that car) so the setting is easier to find.
(For each new car you add, you will need to choose your starred settings - they are saved on a per-car basis.)
If you upgrade to our Sportsman plan, you can also see your Starred Settings on the main Setup screen, as seen below, so they're even easier to access:
Confused about what a particular setting does? Tap into it, and:
Okay, so you've got a good starting setup...now what? Well, let's say you're going to a new track next week - that means it's a good time to create a new setup! The new setup will be for the new track, while you keep your old setup handy for when you go back to your regular track.
And, now here comes the magic - tap Create Setup to create a new setup based on your existing setup with just a few taps:
Notice also that the new setup is automatically compared to the setup it was copied from, so no settings will show in red, but every setting you change from then on will appear in red.
Remember, you can always change which setup you're comparing to, so you can see the changes between any two setups in your list.
You may also have noticed that when creating a setup you have the option to Upload a PDF. Many folks still have PDFs sitting around, or they download PDFs from the Internet, and you can upload those PDFs into So Dialed so they're handy at the track.
Now that you have your setup entered, it's time to find some new setups! If you have a car that's fairly popular, someone has probably shared setups for it in So Dialed, and you can find them under the Find Setups tab at the bottom of the screen. Roll on over there to check them out.
The Find Setups screen shows the latest setups for any of the cars you've added to your list. (If any cars are missing from your list, swipe down to refresh.) Setups that have received "Thanks" from other drivers or have been copied by other drivers have a heart next to them.
Tap a setup to check it out and see the differences between that setup and your currently active setup:
Tap into the Setting Groups (e.g. Front Suspension) to see exactly what's different between this setup and yours. Other options here:
The My Gear function on So Dialed lets you enter tire sets, batteries, and motors once, so you can switch between them easily without having to type in the details every time, as seen in the video below:
You can use two of each item in My Gear with the So Dialed free plan, but if you'd like to add more My Gear items, please upgrade to Sportsman.