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THE SCIENCE OF SETUP: Episode 2 - Suspension Properties

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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

 
The Science of Setup
By Bob Wright
 
 
Understanding suspension properties and what they mean is the key to making smart setup choices. There are many suspension properties that affect how your on-road or off-road vehicle handles - and some are much more important than others. We will be focusing on the ones that have the most impact, and most are listed in the Suspension Properties values here:
 
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: http://rccrewchief.wrightdesign.ca/RcccDownload.aspx
 
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.
 
Watch Episode 2 – Suspension Properties to learn all about it:
 
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