Author Topic: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS  (Read 2754 times)

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« on: July 26, 2006, 02:59:01 pm »
Ok guys, Animal asked me to create a Training video of my hotlap i ran in the server earlier today.

This is my 1st time at trying anything like it and I hope you guys enjoy it. I hope i dont sound like a moron :D :D. Let me know if anything needs to be changed or improved for any future ones!
Thanks to Riven and PDSM for help with the setup! 8)

Available here

The lap itself is very nice and i dont see any big errors at all. Pretty much as good as lap as i can do i think.

Animal Feel free to upload this to your site if you wish.

Enjoy! ;D

Here is the reworked setup and replay!

Comments and Feedback very much appreciated!
« Last Edit: October 13, 2006, 04:54:26 am by SJ_Small_Fryz »

[SJ]OldGreazy

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 03:10:31 pm »
Great Job Fryz. Very clear and descriptive narrative. Should be very helpful to many of us.
In the futue, when discussing gear changes it might help to mention which gear ratio selection you made. ???

Thanks very much for all your work on this.  8) 8)

[SJ]GizMoTo

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 04:02:59 pm »
i have to agree with OldGreazy this is an excellent job especially considering it's a first attempt I'm sure many driver will get something out of it

thanks bud for taking the time to help others

GizMoTo
« Last Edit: July 26, 2006, 04:12:42 pm by SJ_GizMoTo »

[SJ]T Hez

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 06:26:59 pm »
I already told you on the server, but this training vid is realy nicely done.
It's good to see others obsessed by driving lines and car setups too...

Thanks for the great effort  :)

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 06:43:43 pm »
*Sincere applause*
Great information and very good production .. I'm realy narked that you don't sound like a girl on helium ... how did you get yer voice that low? lol

Joking apart, that is a fine effort mate, I hope you find the time do more.

Cheers
Pierre

[SJ]Mario-C

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 08:23:36 pm »
thats awesome and no you dont sound like a moron at all

[SJ]Rivet

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 09:32:33 pm »
Excellent video Smallfryz. This is exactly what is needed. The lap viewed from both inside and outside the car is a real help, and you explained everything very clearly too. Top job and great lap time. Well done. :)

I've come to the conclusion that where I am a little lacking is not with the car setup, although there's always room for improvement, but my driving style. My racing line is generally ok, i.e. I know where I want the car to be but I'm always a little too heavy on the brakes and sometimes too eager to get on the power again. That leads to locking wheels, uncontrolled slides etc, and ultimately slower lap times. Knowing where my faults lie is one thing - correcting them is quite another  :-\.

In a real car you have much more "feel" of what the car is doing under braking, cornering and acceleration etc than you do in the simulation environment. It also doesn't help that the pedals on our controllers tend to be very much lighter than the real thing and I am generally quite heavy handed and heavy footed when it comes to simulations.

My best lap time so far is 1:22.256 but I'm working on it. My setup is very similar to yours except I don't have as much steering lock and my brake bias is different to try to compensate for my heavy footedness.

Very well done again. :)

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 11:00:13 pm »
Fryz
This is a superb presentation... very pro commentary... however, as good as it is, it is not able to perform miracles, so i doubt whether it will help me in the slightest ;D ;D
I think the barriers at the Glen are magnetic, as i appear drawn to them!
Be seeing you
Sh!t(e) R1der


[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006, 02:16:45 am »
Thanks very much for the comments! ;D
Im glad you all liked it and i think it turned out nice 8)
Of course any feedback on my driving (good or bad) is welcomed too. Im sure a 1'20 is possible, but not sure if i can make one.

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006, 09:39:10 am »
Thanks a lot Marcus :D

I'm glad it exceeded your expectations 8) and that your happy with it

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2006, 09:57:15 pm »
my peronal best 1:27.687 .  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2006, 11:15:16 pm »
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Im sure a 1'20 is possible, but not sure if i can make one.


Pfff!... 1:20 is nothin' I got round in 55 minutes! ;D ;D... oh... right... 1 minute 20 seconds... my mistake, thought it was hours and minutes you were quoting

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2006, 03:02:22 pm »
i found my ultimate race lap and car. min.secs 1:15
 can we have it put on server. then i give brian hart a run for his money:)
and take thoose smug grin of thoose alien drivers.

ta
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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2006, 05:00:23 am »
I'm going to work on converting this to a smaller flash file.  I also hope to have this in the downloads section soon.  ;)

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2009, 01:05:53 pm »
does anybody still have this??

I was wanting to upload it to youtube, but i dont have it on my desktop (new PC and old one was reformated). Is it possible someone can host it at SJ again? maybe some of our newer members (since july 2006) may like to watch it also?

[SJ]Grimwart

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Re: Watkins Glen 1'21.541 Escort RS
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2009, 01:31:21 pm »
I'd certainly be interested in watching it, if it's still around anywhere :)