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    Speed Runs w/ Rustler: Tips & Tricks

    You guys probably already know this stuff... or I assume some of you wouldnt even care to read this, but I thought this thread could help a few people.

    Especially those of us Goofsters without "common sense" (so says asheck)

    But anyway... I'll start with tip number one that I found out.


    1. With my DX3R, I can tone down the throttle travel to a really low number... and gradually increase it each speed run to limit myself to exactly how fast I want to go. What this does is allows for better handling and less spin outs from giving the car "too much throttle" .

    This makes reaching high speeds a lot easier because it wont be as easy to over compensate when trying to reach the exact speed you want to reach. Over compensating for me equals a Rustler on RedBull (with wings) and a hard landing since I have so much torque that carries through to the top end... 60's MPH.

    Anyway, I hope this was useful info, and please someone start Tip or Trick #2 to keep the good information passed around.
    Last edited by BashHappy; 12-29-2008 at 05:06 PM.
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    isn't the dx3r by spectrum?
    there's a slow option?huh...

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    yes it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BashHappy
    But anyway... I'll start with tip number one that I found out.
    1. With my DX3R, I can tone down the throttle travel to a really low number... and gradually increase it each speed run to limit myself to exactly how fast I want to go. What this does is allows for better handling and less spin outs from giving the car "too much throttle" .
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    Just to add to TIP #1, If you cant afford a DX3R you can simply learn how to controll the throttle with your FINGER instead of using some fancy gadget to cheat for you..
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    I cant control my fingers btw... im too much of a goof


    Throttle control for me... (if it could only be as easy as it sounds )
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    Is it just me or does limiting you throttle to less than 100% seem counter productive to reaching top speed.

    Goofy ya think this may be the reason your 80+mph Rusty is only making it to 71mph?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj
    Is it just me or does limiting you throttle to less than 100% seem counter productive to reaching top speed.

    Goofy ya think this may be the reason your 80+mph Rusty is only making it to 71mph?
    LOL I was thinking the same thing.

    Like "Wait what..."

    I always wanted to see exactly how fast I could get my Rustler going, but I don't have a radar. I think next time they set one of those police speed reader things up near my house (The big orange ones on trailers that show you your speed), I'll take the car near it. I wonder if it's big enough to register on the meter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj
    Is it just me or does limiting you throttle to less than 100% seem counter productive to reaching top speed.

    Goofy ya think this may be the reason your 80+mph Rusty is only making it to 71mph?
    Not exactly... my issue last time i was out is that i had too much throttle going on. so when i reached a certain speed... my inability to be able to gradually increase the throttle and instead jerk the throttle caused spin out after spin out. But today when i went out, redusing throttle travel give me ability to control speed better... does that make sense?


    sort of like a small camp fire as oposed to a large grass fire to cook a steak???? know what i mean??? or am i jus being a goof


    today i realized that 80% throttle travel gave me 50MPH geared 30/76... if i max it out all the way at 150%.... im sure id being going faster than 70. sooooo what ill do is just increment it little by little till i feel comfortable being able to control full throttle at that gearing.

    I didnt have this issue on 3s, but 4s is a new animal to tame




    Wait here we go... better explanation. if im just trying to do 80 MPH.... but i got enough juice to do 100... (hypothetically).... if i reduce it to only go 80, theres no room for me to over compensate
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    I don't know about the newer ones but I have used the older ones to clock a friend pitching hardballs. I should point out that your local authorities may not show the same appreciation of their equipments ability to be used for your entertainment...
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    yea... its usually a lot of traffic where those things are posted too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just go Play
    I should point out that your local authorities may not show the same appreciation of their equipments ability to be used for your entertainment...
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