Revs / Power Bands, Etc
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 01:21 PM
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 01:29 PM
As far as short-shifting is concerned as far as I'm concerned that's always personal choice. If you feel the need to short-shift then do so.
I understand what you mean however. It would be nice if the game told us where peak bhp and the correct red line was for each car. It's an old game however so they probably didn't even think about it. In rFactor you can see these figures in the cars set up screen.
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 01:49 PM
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 01:58 PM
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 02:05 PM
SA65 provides a very nice optimum gearing routine for specific top end target.
RN, lengthen second and shorten third, just a bit?
Short shift into third as early as possible but do not allow RPMs to fall off below 6500 in 67Lotus.
Always stay in the highest possible gear and shift the least number of times possible.
Just my opinion, questons and guesses.
Edited by John Woods, Aug 30 2015 - 02:10 PM.
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 02:10 PM
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 03:10 PM
I got that from David Wright. The guru of facts.
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 03:16 PM
Of course it will be solid on turn in. They have 85/30/6 diff settings. Very stable, but don't turn well. Too much understeer.
Keep in mind short shifting is only an advantage when fighting for grip. Otherwise, redline every gear for the fastest times. Watch the aliens replays. The AI never short shift.
Posted Aug 30 2015 - 05:55 PM
Guessing we could argue there are two shifting modes: 1) hotlapping for best single lap time, and 2), cruising along holding postion, on pace with the field and making sure you finish the race.
Edited by John Woods, Aug 30 2015 - 05:57 PM.
Posted Aug 31 2015 - 01:02 AM
Posted Aug 31 2015 - 08:12 AM
Posted Aug 31 2015 - 09:07 AM
Posted Aug 31 2015 - 09:56 AM
Just being clear, my suggestion was to bring 2nd and 3rd closer together.
From the original description, it seems 2nd is running out of engine too early, forcing a shift to 3rd just before braking, thus the question about short shifting.
So, lengthen 2nd, if possible even enough to stay in for the whole run, or shorten 3rd to allow an earlier upshift that remains in the 90 to100 percent power range, or shorten 3rd, and maybe 2nd also, and take the straight in 3rd.
At the Ring, the only time top gear is required is on the long straight, so there can be a wider gap between 4th and 5th and lower gears can be closer together.
Edited by John Woods, Aug 31 2015 - 09:57 AM.
Posted Aug 31 2015 - 09:57 AM
Firstly when changing up a gear how far away can you be from the redline in that particular gear and still achieve a smooth change without lifting off throttle. I believe if you change too quickly without lifting off you can damage engine as well as going too far into redline for a long period?
I say this and this is the bit that maybe not relevant but in a modern F1 racing sim with modern gearbox and flip gear change on steer wheel I read a bit about this games set up tips. Sorry forgot game title.
But the basic statement if I remember was obviously set your top gear so you hit top end of that on the longest straight before corner. Also when going through gears it is better to not change right at top by redline but a fraction or so before as hitting powerband bang on Will give you bigger drop off especially going to next gear. In other words you can keep a smooth momentum and optimize your speed,performance and track time?
Edited by twinpotter, Aug 31 2015 - 10:01 AM.
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