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Old 06-07-2017
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Default Drag brakes

I can't get to grips with pullback brakes and have always used drag brakes. Driving 1/10 TC with 13.5 boosted outdoors on medium grip asphalt is it ok to run with 80%+ drag brakes or would this overheat motor/esc?
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Old 07-07-2017
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That is pretty high for drag brake. You will be really slow using that. You want to use much lower drag brake if you can. 40% is still a lot. So maybe try that and see where you go. You will always be quicker getting to use the brakes yourself as opposed to making the car so slow off throttle.
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Old 07-07-2017
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Use the brakes. Make an effort to spot braking points & hit them consistently, as well as turn in points. It's the only way to get into a flow.

Using too much drag brake is just a stop gap, and can cause interesting handling quirks that will slow you down.
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Old 16-07-2017
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I found drag brake made the car near undrivable competitively. You don't always want the car to slow quickly off of throttle. Took me a few sessions to master physical braking but my times started improving quickly. I tend to liken driving a touring car to driving a real car. Braking points and turn in points are one of the most important things.
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