I’Ve been reading that have been really good. I’Ll go a bit more in depth about them in a minute when you start out with racing one of the things i really love about. Rc racing is the depth of the hobby there’s, so much to learn, i’ve been almost two years doing it now and i’m. Still, just literally learning things every day when you start out simple things to follow, which is you know, do the kit set up? Do small changes, don’t chase setup changes too quickly? Just get your right tires on based on what the local fast guys are doing. That’S, probably enough kit set up right tires and then just learn how to race and get better. I kind of didn’t do that. I’Ve explained that past i kind of chased things case kit kit set up because i raised nitro 1 8 nitro 10 years ago. I didn’t start from scratch, so i thought i knew more than i did anyway. So i’ve kind of come full circle now, i’m doing a lot of videos on racing line. Consistency all that kind of thing, which has really improved me a lot in the last six months. So one of the things that i’m starting to get better at is set up when i’ve got my driving to a certain level i’m getting around the track and consistencies and 95 plus at races. I’M. Now, looking for finer things and i’m really starting to look at setup properly, which is uh learning what the setup means making setup changes, you don’t know what the change is doing is pretty useless and i’ve done that for a year like just make changes randomly what I read and not knowing what the change is, so everyone drives differently right.
So, even if you’re, the fastest guy at your track has a certain setup, it might take you a long time and maybe never will you be able to take advantage of that setup, because i set up a setup for him or her who are very quick and Might be better at you at different things when you’re better in other areas and the setup isn’t suit. So you get someone else’s setup that you copy. You have to adapt your driving to that setup, which should take a very long time. A quicker route could be to get very good at your own level and then set the car up to suit you right so which might be different to the fastest guy on the track. That’S, why? All the fast guys don’t all have exactly the same setup anyway. So i’m, at the stage now, where i’m pretty quick, i’m very consistent. I’M. I know what i’m doing i understand how the car works and now i’m at the setup stage. So when i started doing the f1, which is more recently, it became super important because that thing is just so sensitive to set up and if you got set up wrong or the wrong tyres, it doesn’t matter how good you are it’s, pretty useless to drive. So that’s, what got me started anyway. The first book that i picked up was invisible. Speed, visible speed is by joseph coghran. You might know him if you’re into 1 8th scale racing, he does youtube and he’s actually designed cars anyway.
So talk about this briefly before so i have finished the book or used it. I mean it’s, not a kind of book where you can read it start to finish, but it’s got a lot of parts in there, but i found it pretty good it’s a little bit repetitive it’s, not it’s, editing, it’s, not amazing, but a lot of information. They’Re learning about all the different things you know it’s, it is focused on one eighth scale: uh nitrate, but any off road, one at scale off road nitrate, but any off road it’ll be worthwhile, so it’s, my 110th electric. I still learn a lot about this um and so yeah it’s a lot of anti roll bars and it talks about you know acumen all the different things that you can do are in there and it explains it pretty well, so i found that pretty good um It’S worth it’s it’s, not that cheap in australia, because you need to get it shipped and it’s in euros, but it’s it’s a good book. It did teach me a lot. Um reinforced a lot of stuff that i thought i knew, and you know but, like i said, it’s mainly off road that’s good. Now this one is one i got recently now. If anyone seemed about getting an f1, i would 100 recommend getting this book it’s crazy. How much i learned, even so, i’ve been doing f1 for a couple of months doing a stack of reading talking to guys at the track, and i just ten times my knowledge just reading.
Through some of this book, it’s got it’s specific for f1. It’S got a 112 scale as well, so the pan raising so there’s both, but i mean it’s, got everything it’s, so much learning how to set up the f1 car. It does esc settings. It does uh your controller settings, your transmitter settings. It talks about all the different parts. It talks about racing lines and explains in for f1 cars, it’s, often good to do the what they call the go kart line, which is not so much the best race line, all the time, it’s not hitting the apexes. So it’s called you know this one’s called the f1 apex. It tells you something f1 it’s better to keep uh it’s, not point to point racing like four wheel: drive touring car, so it’s important to keep corner speed going around corners. So it even touches on that. Beyond, like just pure racing technique how to overtake beyond just then it gets into the the guts of you know everything about f1, how to raise the ride height and that kind of stuff, so i’ve bought some like a a ride, height gauge, i can use my F1 car now, because my off road one obviously is minimum 20 mils and that yeah and this one’s you know it goes down to five and then also a droop gauge, which can be used for touring cars as well, not specific specific to f1. But i just got them because after reading this book i just learned so much so some of the esc settings i’ve touched on in my previous videos on f1 are not bad, but i actually learnt a lot better, so i’m gon na do a video once i Test out all my changes and make sure they’re good um, i’m gon na do a video on on my latest changes.
I got from this book but yeah. If you want to look up this book so central’s f1 guy there is a touring car, uh, 110 scale. Tuning car guide as well, which i haven’t looked at, but a buddy of mine’s got it and he reckons that’s really good as well, but if you’re doing f1 racing of all the things i’ve seen online or videos, nothing came close to this book. It is amazing, so i kind of feel i’m ready to actually start racing f1 properly now and i can’t wait to get stuck into it. I can’t explain how much i learnt, so these are two books: i’ve been reading now, i’m. Obviously, online’s all good and i’ve got you know i i read things online all the time, but sometimes it’s nice to get a book. This is quite easy to take the track with you. You can put notes in it. You know if you wanted to um, you do get for ten dollars extra. I got the electronic version as well, so on my ipad. I’Ve got the full version of the book, which is quite nice as well, but i don’t know something having physical books quite cool i’ve been reading. This yeah it’s got cool pictures about all these f1 cars on there. I’Ve got a new f1 body as well. That i’m, getting painted up by james ainsley design, so that’s pretty exciting i’m going to do mclaren livery. So i can’t wait to get that to replace the el reno one but yeah so i’ve also bought some new wings and stuff and for off of the car.
So yeah now racing wise covert has come back in sydney, uh and central coast, so i don’t know if i’m gon na race this weekend, i might do either on road on the friday or off road at uh ride on sunday the races are still on. So i might do that, but i’ll see how i go. If i do i’ll take some footage. I haven’t taken any footage of me racing for a while i’ve been taking a lot of the the you know, the a mains from states and that so i’d be good to get some footage of my racing and i’ll. Do some it’s good then, because i can do some analysis on what i’ve done well, what i haven’t done and together we can learn a bit more so i’m, really keen f1 yeah, i’m uh really getting into it now i’m. Looking forward to doing more races, there’s a good track at newcastle, which is about an hour north of where i am um, an outdoor, bitumen and it’s unreal like it’s got full. You know the ripple strips are all painted: striped, red and white stripes and stuff. So i want to get there as well, so i’ve got a lot of racing to do, but for the moment yeah i’m, i’m keen so anyway. These are two books worth having a look. If i had to pick just one of them. I’Ll definitely pick this one. Now there is an off road version of this coming.
I saw a thing where they’re bringing one out in a similar style. I will almost certainly be getting that like in terms of format. The format of this book is much better than the format of this book. It has similar information um and even though they’re targeting different things is one eight off road. This is targeting one tenth, f1 or one twelfth on road it’s. Just the way that this book is set out the tips and tricks it for me it’s a much easier book to learn from than this, which i kind of feel assumes a lot of knowledge, um and it’s, not always clear, it’s, just that’s a bit rambly it’s, Not always clear what it’s about the visible speed, but this is amazing, so yeah cool thanks for joining. I hope you liked it. If you’ve read the books, let me know if there’s other books or websites that you think are worth checking out. Please put them in this in the comments below, because i’ll share them with everybody. Uh yeah give us a thumbs up if you like, the video want to see more of this kind of thing, but i’ll be coming back now with some of the stuff i’ve learned from this. The next few videos, whenever i do f1 videos i’ll reference, some of the stuff i’ve learned from this all the time. So you can get an idea of what i’m talking about and what i learned from this and what i didn’t learn so cool thanks.