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One handed driving...

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Keith Gregg, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Keith Gregg

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    This is a habit I am desperately trying to break as taking the sharper bends is a lot better with both hands on the wheel (feeding the wheel)...it is a habit I picked up before I passed my driving test IRL (31 years ago lol and I still remember my instructor bollocking me for it) and I just cant shake it.
    Being a Brit I have my rig setup for right hand driving, using the left hand to shift but I tend to just leave my left hand on the gear stick...very naughty...I REALLY need to break this habit lol.
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  2. garyjpaterson

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    This guy also needs to break the habit.

     
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  3. Brandon Wright

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    Tease! :O_o: :roflmao:
     
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  4. garyjpaterson

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    An almost 1 year old tease... :roflmao:
     
  5. Brandon Wright

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    Feels like 10... :cry:
     
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  6. bondyboy

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    do people still feed the wheel more than a year after passing their test?!?

    In AC both my hands are usually in a fixed place and rarely need to apply more than 90 degrees either side, feeding would just slow it down
     
  7. arthur666

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    What would Freud say about people who like to leave their hand, firmly gripping a protruding knob that throbs along with the transmission of their powerful automobile?

    (Probably: "Sometimes a shift knob is just a shift knob. Now pass the cocaine, Bubby.)
     
  8. Brandon Wright

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    I learned to shuffle steer from my AutoX instructor, I do it at AutoX events, every day in my car, and even in sims sometimes (but like you said, in sims I rarely need to turn my wheel enough to necessitate it).
     
  9. Keith Gregg

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    Yeah I usually have a tight steering wheel but I was just trying out some advice that was given out during last wednesdays rookie event...about having as much turn as possible on your wheel....i.e the full 900.
     
  10. Ross Garland

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    I drive almost constantly one-handed in my real van, to the point where sitting with my hands at 10 and 2 feels weird and uncomfortable. Yet whenever I sim race, the habit just seems to disappear with no conscious effort and I have two hands on the wheel unless shifting. No idea why.
     
  11. arthur666

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    10 and 2 does feel weird. Always 9 and 3 for me. Any car, sim or not.
     
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  12. Brandon Wright

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    Same here.
     
  13. Ross Garland

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    Indeed, same for me when sim racing. 10 & 2 is what you're taught here though. But then, most of the crap you learn on driving lessons is exactly that... crap. But that's another issue... ;)
     
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  14. Brandon Wright

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    Yeah, they teach 10 & 2 in Murica as well but it's rubbish advice. Even the car insurance company recommends 9 & 3. Like you said, just one more rubbish thing we're taught in school. :laugh:
     
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  15. Fernando Zart

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    10 & 2 may make (some) sense when driving small cockpit open wheelers with stiff wheels that only need a nudge to change car's direction. It would require way less effort and arm movement than 9 & 3. Any other car (race or not) that demands more turning at wheel is better handled by 9 & 3. Anyway, it is like wine (or everything else in life): te best one is the one that you like.
     
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  16. Keith Gregg

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    Aye...the first 7.5 tonne I ever had to drive had a knob on the steering wheel just for steering one handed lol...I think they are illegal now.
     
  17. Ross Garland

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    You might be right. I can't remember the last time I saw one on anything but a forklift/reach truck. Not sure why as I don't see the danger. Amputees and others with physical limitations are still allowed to use them on their specially adapted cars though.
     
  18. Keith Gregg

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    I don't know...I will ask my Mother....A boys best friend is his Mother :)
     
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  19. bondyboy

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    10 and 2 was before airbags, with 9 & 3 you're less likely to have broken thumbs or smash yourself in the head when the airbags go off
     
  20. bondyboy

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    oh I've still got the full 1080 (or whatever the car is at the time) but just don't need to use any more steering for most situations