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THE SCIENCE OF SETUP: Episode 10 - Shocks, Part Three [VIDEO]

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By Aaron Waldron
LiveRC.com

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:
rccrewchief.wrightdesign.ca/RcccDownload.aspx

 
 
Science of Setup Episode 10 – Shocks Part 3 – Tuning Handling
 
Most pay little attention to shocks when it comes to handling and in most cases that is OK. The reason I say this is a single shock setting can provide decent handling characteristics over a wide range of springs and chassis setups. However when your car is well balanced and you are looking for a way to squeeze out a few tenths of a sec per lap, shock tuning can be the way to make that happen.
 
 
If you want to follow along the free version of RC Crew Chief can be downloaded from the website. This episode makes use of the included 1/10th Touring Car model.
 
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