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Brabham @ Nordschleife, too hard? Or am I too soft?

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Kjell Eilertsen, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    One of my favourite combos in AC and pCars is taking the lovely Lotus 49 out for a spin on the Green Hell, so I figured I'd try the Brabham around there in rF2, but I can't keep the damned thing on the black! I'm going off everywhere, even with the road set to "Glue" as preset.... ><
    Is it me, the track or the car? Is it supposed to be this difficult?
    The version of schleife I've been testing is this;
    http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/nordschleife.1254/
    The car is the ISI Brabham BT20.
     
  2. Simon Christmann

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    This is a tough combo. The car is not easy to drive. So on in the green hell you need to have a forgiving setup, know the track in detail (often you need to think a few corners ahead) and you never you be completely at the limit. Max 95%. Then you should be able to do some laps in a row without crashing.

    Maybe try to understand the car better at some shorter easier tracks like old spa or brianza.
     
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  3. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    But is it supposed to be THAT much harder to drive than the Lotus 49 in AC and pCars on the very same track? I have no issues taking on those challenges, ofc I'm making the occasional mistake, but I'm not going off every other corner like in the Brabham.
    I know the track like the back of my hand by now, so I think I'd rather continue practicing on there, unless this version of the ring is particularly tricky for some reason (more than AC and pCars I mean).
     
  4. Frank

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    AC and pCars have way more stable default setups and rFactor 2 is simply less forgiving. So yes it is supposed to be THAT much harder.
     
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  5. Kjell Eilertsen

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    I guess I'll try to tinker with the setup once we've done the setup event and I (hopefully) have a faint clue about what to adjust :p
     
  6. RaceNut

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    Tweak the setup for better stability but, aside from that - the Brabham requires a very soft touch with smooth inputs. It can take a while to transition to the different grip levels. The difference in grip cues can take a while to tune into.
     
  7. jimortality

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    Rfactor 2 is for grown ups Kjell lol
     
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  8. David O'Reilly

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    I would seriously recommend doing what Simon suggests there.
    You know the track but it seems the car will be easier to learn/setup on a short predictable track.

    no more advice but an unusual video for you
     
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  9. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    Great video David, and it seems to handle as I would expect it to, not like it feels when I try, some setup and a lot of practice I guess.
     
  10. David O'Reilly

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    I found a setup I played with in April.
    I cant really remember how thorough I was but you are welcome to have a try
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gvtgrnv45cvv8ki/Brabham_test.svm?dl=0
     
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  11. David Wright

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    Brabham made very user friendly racing cars. My limited experience with rF2 (not the Brabham) indicated setup was critical. Relatively small changes in setup could transform the Corvette from a nightmare with the default setup to something similarly forgiving as the Corvette in GTR2 or GTR Evo.