If you’re a true fan of RC cars, you’ve probably heard of RC jumping and are thinking of trying it out. Most of the race tracks use jumps, so basically you can’t avoid them. But once you practice doing them, you’ll find they can be a lot of fun and quite spectacular.
You also need to make some modifications and adjustments on your RC car, to make sure the vehicle handles it. Otherwise, your RC car might turn upside down or crash, on the other side of the hill. You’ll have to get the right chassis and the right type of suspension if you want your RC car to handle these jumps.
Before heading out to the race tracks, it’s recommended that you practice smaller jumps in your own backyard or at a park nearby. This way, you’ll see how your RC car handles jumping and decide what modifications you need to make.
As soon as you approach a hill or an improvised jump, reduce the throttle. This way, your car will stay smooth when it reaches the jump and it won’t hit the other side.
Before your RC car reaches the jump, make sure it’s lined up with it. In order to do this the right way, your car has to be in the right spot when approaching the hill, namely in the middle.
When your RC car is in the air, you’ll have to estimate where it will land and make some adjustments accordingly. If the RC vehicle is off balance or if it looks like it might crash, you need to increase the throttle.
If your RC car’s lower end is too close to the ground, you’ll have to turn on the brakes.
Once you learn how to control your RC car and get more practice, RC jumping is easy to do. When your RC car is in the air, you have to use the throttle and your brakes to control it.
If you use them correctly and develop a technique of your own, you’ll be able to prevent crashes that can seriously damage your RC vehicle. Also, you’ll manage to keep it straight and prevent it from flipping over.
When your RC car goes up in the air, you have to estimate which end will be hitting the ground first, as it lands. Depending on the landing, you’ll have to use different techniques in controlling the throttle.
If you don’t want the vehicle’s nose to drop, you have to keep your finger on the throttle until just before your RC car hits the ground. Releasing the throttle before you land will help prevent gear stripping.
If the tail’s about to hit the ground first, you have to reverse or apply the brakes until you manage to keep the vehicle at the level through the entire jump.