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#21 twinpotter

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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 11:01 AM

The other challenge,other than the Ring,is the Targa Florio :woot:

I have sourced the basic setup guide to help you get used to the setups.(zip file)

All credit to the original author !

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Edited by twinpotter, Jun 14 2017 - 11:07 AM.


#22 Gartner

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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 11:12 AM

I agree concerning Monza / Silverstone for beginners. And the Brabham. And F2 cars. :)

Better learn to handle the cars BEFORE you go to the ring. :rolleyes:

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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 01:12 PM

I always thought the Eagle was sweet to drive. Very smooth power delivery and the long wheelbase makes it very stable. I seem to remember Steve Smith recommending it to beginners in his book.

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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 01:15 PM

I got the F2 and the '65 mod, I use Monza since it was the first non-NASCAR road course track I got for NR2K3S way, way back in the day, it's been my favorite to learn cars in all sims. Lime Rock is my second because of the elevation changes and is still an easy lay-out.(don't think I have that in GPL, yet) I always wanted to run Monza on-line, but most people I raced with thought it was to easy, little did they know. ;)

I have Targa Florio, I've never even attempted to run a lap there, yet. Going to one day, not today. :P

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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 01:20 PM

For me the BRM always was the most "difficult to handle" car.

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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 02:09 PM

View PostGartner, on Jun 14 2017 - 01:20 PM, said:

For me the BRM always was the most "difficult to handle" car.

It is the car with which I learned GPL :D, I used to drive it at Monza and Monaco most of the time.
You triggered an epiphany, so many memories ..

Even now, when I need to get to speed again with GPL, I drive at Monaco. If you master that track, you are good to go for any other track.

Edited by leon_90, Jun 14 2017 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 03:37 PM

+1 Leon

Was my very first car I drove in the first install of gpl. The heavy weight H16.

I remember picking it,driving it and doing a google search on its historic character. Which turned out to be negative.

But I stuck with it and stuck it to the man. Again my sado masacism took over 😃

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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 03:53 PM

Millenium:

Indeed he did!  Read right past that, I did!

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Posted Jun 14 2017 - 10:13 PM

View Postleon_90, on Jun 14 2017 - 02:09 PM, said:

View PostGartner, on Jun 14 2017 - 01:20 PM, said:

For me the BRM always was the most "difficult to handle" car.

It is the car with which I learned GPL :D, I used to drive it at Monza and Monaco most of the time.
You triggered an epiphany, so many memories ..

Even now, when I need to get to speed again with GPL, I drive at Monaco. If you master that track, you are good to go for any other track.

Leon, your sig is from La Mans, right? My second favorite racing movie, guess which one is my first.

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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 01:32 AM

But Papyrus didn't do any serious research about the P 83 and P 115 H 16. The car wasn 't that hard to handle, and its potential was superior. When Stewart led at Spa, it is not because of his talent, but because the car had potential on fast tracks. In GPL, go to Spa67, take two drivers with the same speed, put one on the Eagle / Lotus/ Honda/ Ferrari, and the other on the BRM, and he will be beaten fair and square.

The car suffered more of engine oil pressure as retirement causes, but with more reliabilty, they wld have finished in the championship points more often.

Edited by M Needforspeed, Jun 15 2017 - 03:02 AM.


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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 03:58 AM

View Postti2blegrr, on Jun 14 2017 - 10:13 PM, said:

Leon, your sig is from La Mans, right? My second favorite racing movie, guess which one is my first.

Yes ;)

View PostM Needforspeed, on Jun 15 2017 - 01:32 AM, said:

But Papyrus didn't do any serious research about the P 83 and P 115 H 16. The car wasn 't that hard to handle, and its potential was superior. When Stewart led at Spa, it is not because of his talent, but because the car had potential on fast tracks. In GPL, go to Spa67, take two drivers with the same speed, put one on the Eagle / Lotus/ Honda/ Ferrari, and the other on the BRM, and he will be beaten fair and square.

The car suffered more of engine oil pressure as retirement causes, but with more reliabilty, they wld have finished in the championship points more often.

Maybe the best proof to what you say are Jim Clark's results with the Lotus 43. Even though he was almost always forced to retire he was actually competitive with the H16.
But who knows? After all, reliability is an important part of a car performance. So, a car with poor reliability is ipso facto a poor performing car, no matter it's top speed or cornering ability. Shame, because it actually sound terrific and it is a unique engine in Grand Prix history.

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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 09:44 AM

I always seem to drive the Brabham BT11 in the 1965 mod, and the BT23 in the F2 mod.

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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 10:26 AM

Some possibly helpful advice about learning Grand Prix Legends


1. Start collecting and installing tracks! There are 600-plus tracks. So start finding tracks you like to drive. Do not wait. Do not set some artificial proficiency challenge that keeps you from enjoying as many tracks as possible as soon as possible. They are all works of art.

2. Practice is more important than learning. Mistakes are more valuable than good advice or theory. The penalty for failure is Shift-R, so go for it. The sooner the better. You do not find the racer's edge or the car's potential, (max lateral load), by driving slow. Ai pretty much follow the racing line...follow them while searching for tracks you like to drive.

3. Driving any sim without display calibration is like playing a guitar that is out of tune. Default car setups were not created in sync with any other display other than the one on which they were created. And there is no assurance that display was calibrated.
It is rare coincidence if any third-party setup is appropriate to the driver and the rig. Otherwise, using an imported setup requires its adaptation to both, which is the same as "making your own setups."

4. Setup theory is all about adjusting for understeer and oversteer until the driver finds the car responding to inputs as intended and expected. The front and rear anti-roll bars alone compensate for either so are the only tweaking necessary once at the track. To adjust for a given setup, incrementally raise one and reduce the other.

Too much oversteer - increase front and reduce rear. Too much understeer - increase rear and reduce front.
Think the big secret of setups is that's all there is to it.

5. Okay,, anti-roll bars are not all there is to know about setups. One more important clue is that some setup variables control the rate of change and others control the extent. Shocks and diff control the speed of suspension changes. Springs, bars, toe, bump stops, ride height, and camber control extent.


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Edited by John Woods, Jun 15 2017 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 10:27 AM

I did a little video of the '55 mod to show my friends what I do and how freaking awesome it is, the non sim racers still don't get it, LOL!
https://www.facebook...374800684469679

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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 10:32 AM

Double post, sorry guys.

Edited by ti2blegrr, Jun 16 2017 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 11:18 AM

John-The setup that most helped me in the past as been Tyre pressure and spring rate.You talk about following the AI driving line.

As well as Tyre warm up is there a grip advantage by following the AI driving line.Is it just a driving line advantage?Or if you go off line does grip reduce? I know the Tyre compounds are a lot different today than from yesteryear(IE slicks) and regarding rubber down ?

Nice video ti2blegrr your now voted the new mod promotional video guy :D :D

To finish 'Hey isn't it fricking great that since the 55 mod as been done,loads of new users and members have come on board here and gpl itself.

55 Mod team you should be proud. Thank you all again :punk:  

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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 11:20 AM

ti2blegrr,
Thanks.

TP - following the Ai is to help learn the driving line without worrying about it.



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Edited by John Woods, Jun 16 2017 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 11:26 AM

John Thanks :thumbup:

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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 02:29 PM

For tire temp science visit Lee's Motorworks.

For quick analysis and hints:
Tire Temp Diagnostics

The Tire Temp Utility

Spring theory: soften until springs bottom out or car gets "wallowy," then stiffen.
Alternate theory: stiffen springs until car's tires skip across turn, then soften.

Edited by John Woods, Jun 15 2017 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted Jun 15 2017 - 04:25 PM

View Posttwinpotter, on Jun 15 2017 - 11:18 AM, said:

...Or if you go off line does grip reduce? ...

GPL default tracks (and possibly many add-ons) model road camber - the center is slightly higher than the edges;  crossing over the crown, especially in curves, will affect grip/handling.  So running wide in medium to high speed turns almost guarantees some off-road action.




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