Rfactor 2 Premium Driver Academy –AKA RF2 Bootcamp Tuesday December 2nd 2014 "RFactor 2 Set-up Bootcamp" Thursday 11th December 2014 "RFactor 2 Driving Bootcamp" Its time to impart some knowledge and share the amazing depth of the R Factor 2 simulation. Have you been toying a bit with Rfactor 2 but not sure if its for you? Are you perhaps struggling getting the cars set up to you liking? Have you plateaued and you not managing to get your lap times down to a reasonable level? Have you been tempted to go premium but wondering why you might? On December 2nd we will start a pilot program with the first group of students to improve their driving skills and set up knowledge within rF2. Note that this is by no means a racing event where you must try to win. As a matter of fact there is no racing involved at all. But only a deep focus on improving your setup knowledge and your driving technique. What is it? The sessions will be 90-120 minute duration and the intention is to take the same people through both sessions. Please ensure you can make both. Also please give those that really need the extra attention the priority to sign up. When you are already an average or above average sim racer you'll probably won't learn anything new. You'll learn: Basics of setup parameters including Brake balance. Cooling, Gearing, Aero Diff Lock and some of the critical but less understood RF2 parameters such as ARBs Slow and fast bump dampers Springs In the driving session we will cover: How to brake How to shift How to accelerate How to understand the behaviour of your car How to prepare yourself How to corner (line, apex and exit speed) Requirements: rF2 Working microphone, you need to speak and interact. Teamspeak Coffee Premium Membership RD driving license for TS password Essential study below (video) Information: Server name: RaceDepartment Premium Driver Academy 2014 Start Time: 20:00 GMT (21:00 CET) Max End Time: 22:00 GMT (23:00 CET) We have room for four student drivers per session. Only sign up if you are 100% sure you can make both sessions and meet the requirements posted above. Enjoy Preparation and homework: Driving: To get Maximum benefit from the session you need to get yourself up to speed at Putnam park GP no chicanes in the ISI 370Z on default setup. This means lapping until your lap time has stabilized at your current best with default setup. You should be within .2 sec lap most laps. From there you can feel and see improvements whether they be from setup or technique. Load the track with a few AI but private practice activated. Set Real road to x15 do some laps, go and do something else and let AI help rubber it in. Then save the Real road.Load it again with real road set to static and get lapping. Essential Study: Watch the skip barber video "going faster" in full. Please ensure you have the time and inclination to do the above before signing up. You instructors will be putting in quite a bit of planning and effort, you need to as well. Suggested reading f you are quite keen to learn about set-up before hand there are two documents. Racer Alex's advanced F1 setup guide https://www.dropbox.com/s/emsbyvyx2cjnwha/Racer_Alex_Advanced_F1_SetupGuide.pdf?dl=0 Ramon Van Rijn setup guide: http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/basics-of-setups-by-ramon-van-rijn.84567/ The following guide, although written for F1 2011 has some general information about setup process. https://www.dropbox.com/s/npftlu4i959f050/F1_2011_Advanced_Drivers_Guide_V2.pdf?dl=0 Signup in the premium section!