By Aaron Waldron
This bi-weekly column by RC Crew Chief founder Bob Wright delves deep into how and why particular adjustments alter the handling of your RC car or truck. You can download a trial version of RC Crew Chief for free and follow along to learn more about how to get the most out of your vehicle by tuning it the right way to suit track conditions:
CLICK HERE to view Episode Three - Weight Transfer
CLICK HERE to view Episode Five - Camber and Camber Gain
CLICK HERE to view Episode Seven - Steering Ackermann
CLICK HERE to view Episode Eight - Shocks, Part One
By Bob Wright
Throughout this series we will be using RC Crew Chief (RC3) to graphically illustrate making setup changes. If you wish to follow along with the demos then you can download RC3 here:
The program will install in Trial Mode which means a few file management functions are disabled but otherwise it’s fully functional. All the on-road and off-road models that will be used in the demos are also preinstalled to make life easier.
The screenshot on the right shows some the key suspension properties for a 1/10-scale touring car. Get a good grasp on how these numbers relate to your particular chassis and you will be amazed at how quickly and confidently you will be making setup changes.
The other goal of this series will be to keep the written word to a minimum so you don’t nod off in class. I will also try to keep the videos short to stay focused on the goal. So let’s get started with Episode 1 – Setup Physics and Terminology.