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aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/10/18 10:03 p.m.

I have to say, I was a bit surprised by that last race.  Seemed like a lot of good drivers, but there was a LOT of contact in the hairpins.  I eventually got rammed in the hairpin and booted from the room.

Not sure if my faith in the online drivers is recovered much.  I guess we just have to pick out the good ones and go for private rooms if we want clean racing.

e30Matt
e30Matt Dork
10/10/18 10:12 p.m.

In reply to aircooled :

I've been trying to add friends and accept requests from clean drivers to try to fill out future rooms.  The only downside is that a lot of them seem to be from the UK and Australia...

Argo1
Argo1 UltraDork
10/10/18 11:25 p.m.

Open rooms can take some of the fun out of it depending on who you get.  I guess it's a necessary evil to add more participants.  A real series needs to be closed though.  I don't have any issues with folks from the UK or Australia.  Mics are good though.

Got kicked after race two.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/11/18 12:57 a.m.

I was a little surprised by how many people we have been getting in the open rooms.

It might be worth a try to go with a smaller number of participants to get a bit more control and make it easier to see who the troublemakers are. With a lot of cars it’s a bit too easy to mix into the crowd,

I am guessing the Ausi guys may have been part of the reason for the syncing and booting issues.  I used to run a lot with a Kiwi in GT, but he had issues running in rooms with people from the east coast.  Still pretty crazy that I could reliably race with someone THAT far away!

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/13/18 12:14 p.m.

That was good fun. I am not really a fan of these cars.  I don’t know why. Just that I am not excited to run a series with them like I was with the 911 or the gt3 cars.  I hope to explore more cars this weekend as it is raining up here this weekend. 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/13/18 5:19 p.m.

One suggestion is the Ferrari challenge cars.  I don’t know how similar they are to GT3 cars.  I think they are a bit more stock.  That might mean TC and ABS.

Another one is the two old Ferrari’s versus the Aston Martin.  I think the Ferrari’s out run it though.

e30Matt
e30Matt Dork
10/17/18 3:28 p.m.

So, who's around tonight? I wouldn't mind trying the Ferrari Challenge cars just to see how they do. 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/17/18 5:37 p.m.

I am around.  Sounds like Dean is.

The question is, do we dare do an open room again?  If we do, maybe limit to 8 drivers max.

e30Matt
e30Matt Dork
10/17/18 6:09 p.m.

In reply to aircooled :

Not a bad idea, limited numbers might be the ticket.

Argo1
Argo1 UltraDork
10/17/18 7:08 p.m.

I will be on.  Maybe limited numbers is the key.

 

BradLTL
BradLTL SuperDork
10/17/18 7:26 p.m.

I might be on, but I’ll let someone else host in case I don’t make it. 

e30Matt
e30Matt Dork
10/18/18 3:29 p.m.

So, I would describe last night as "terminal understeer". I actually got the car handling well, but that would only last a few corners until the front left got hot and it turned into a dump truck. I would say there's potential in the Ferraris, but I'd also like to try the lambo for comparison. 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/18/18 4:10 p.m.

I did get mine to rotate reasonably well (no power or no brake = plow time though).  To get a good amount of rotation required a bit of sliding which made for some pretty hot tires pretty quickly (both left side tires yellow was common when pushing).  You certainly cannot drive all-out for the whole race.  The tires did not show any appreciable wear.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/19/18 6:38 a.m.

I got mine to rotate way to well. Why I was doing so poorly. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/19/18 6:58 a.m.

The issue I was having was unpredictable handling. It would in some corners be sliding loose. Then in other places it would plow. But for the most part it wanted to swap ends. Curbs were particularly bad under power. 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/19/18 10:41 a.m.

Weren't you running some ABS?   I suspect that was allowing a bit of SC which made the car unpredictable.

No ABS is not much of an issue.  You just have to be careful entering very slow tight corners.  I started at %100 brake pressure, then went down to 95 when I was getting a bit of lockup.

e30Matt
e30Matt Dork
10/22/18 9:42 a.m.

I'm out this Wednesday, have a work thing that evening. Someone else gets to be the dictator this time cheeky

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/22/18 7:00 p.m.

I may be working I will know more as the day goes on. 

Argo1
Argo1 UltraDork
10/22/18 9:55 p.m.

What is Wednesday's plan?  Try the Lambo/ Ferrari series at a couple of different type tracks?  Or?

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/24/18 10:49 a.m.

That sounds like a reasonable fallback.  I wonder if there are some other Ferraris that might make interesting spec cars?  F40?  GTO?

1967 Ferrari 330 P4
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione
1984 Ferrari 288 GTO
1989 Ferrari F40 LM
1996 Ferrari F50 GT
1996 Ferrari 333 SP
2003 Ferrari Enzo
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari
2016 Ferrari 488 GT3
2016 Ferrari 488 GTE

Argo1
Argo1 UltraDork
10/24/18 2:27 p.m.

The open cockpit LMP type cars like the 333SP are fun to drive from the cockpit view.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/24/18 3:20 p.m.

Did you run that Le Mans race we did in the prototypes?  The combination of the KURs (sp?) system and the seemingly never drying puddles made for some interesting racing.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/24/18 5:58 p.m.

Looks like I should be around tonight

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/24/18 5:58 p.m.

Air I’m assuming you’re hosting

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
10/24/18 6:41 p.m.

I will open a room.  If someone gets on before me, they can do it also.

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