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Any easy drift map for beginner ??

Suddenly having interest to learn how to drift in sim .. any suggestion for an easy drift map ?? Or the game's default drift map is best for beginner ??

Thanks first.
 
Ideally you want quite strong FFB in order to help apply a large amount of opposite-lock when you kick the rear out. I use a T500RS, which is good for that initial stage of counter-steering as it is quite fast, but it feels too heavily-damped so not particularly communicative once you are in the middle of the drift. I'm having to mostly rely on visual and audio cues to react to the balance of the car rather than FFB.

Here's a recent bit of fun I had around Magione. Unfortunately I forgot to add the pedal input display but perhaps it might help if you watch the steering and listen to the engine:


The 'recovery' phase at the end of a drift is the hardest part - and it depends a lot on your throttle control. As you can see I was struggling with that, particularly coming onto the back straight where I pushed a bit too hard - in the case of the Ruf, having the classic 'pendulum' effect of a rear-engined Porsche, it is all too easy to have the rear go the other way when you just want it to straighten up, so probably not the car to learn with. Being able to bring the rear tyres back in line is as much about modulating your right foot as re-centring the steering. You also have to 'fight' the FFB to some extent when you're straightening up, so it can be counter-intuitive compared to the initial 'catch' which should feel quite natural.
Is it possible to drift like that using semislick tire ?? Thanks first

I am not a drift expert I am sorry. I think somebody else might be able to answer that question
I dont understand .. I thought the video is done by you ??
 
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Although not in game, I found the following really helpful when it came to drifting, especially the exit.

Yeah this is the video that i watched & download few days ago when i decide to start learning to drift ... I now still in the first stage initial the drift but no idea how to do the 2nd stage that maintain a drift .. i guess i throttle too much or something cause usually either the drift stop or i end up spinning :sleep:
 
Is it possible you do a video for this in cockpit view with pedal & gear app ?? Thanks first.

Hey.

Sure. here's the video. Now because of some reason the audio went all glitchy and dissapeared... So the video is sadly mute. Sorry, I know the audio is a big part. :(

Also, I have not edited it, so it's alot of me spinning out. Oh, and also, ignore the first couple of minutes, I have not driven this car in months, so I needed some time to adjust. :) Still, a good one is at 3:20 and somewhat at 4:40 as well. And hey, I never said I was a good driver, just that the e3 drift felt like cheating to me. :p
Oh, also I didn't use the handbrake in these drifts.

I've also attached the replay file, maybe that can help you further. You can use it to watch any parts in slow motion or so...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zkfjkx0ie0i7wwu/bmw_m3_e30_drift_drift_9-1-2015-15-30-441111?dl=0
 
Is it possible to drift like that using semislick tire ?? Thanks first
Yes it is, but you have to be more aggressive with inputs in order to keep the rear tyres lit. They can regain grip in snappier way, so you have to be even quicker with your hands and reactions. Generally a grippier set of tyres is going to make drifting harder.
 
Hey.

Sure. here's the video. Now because of some reason the audio went all glitchy and dissapeared... So the video is sadly mute. Sorry, I know the audio is a big part. :(

Also, I have not edited it, so it's alot of me spinning out. Oh, and also, ignore the first couple of minutes, I have not driven this car in months, so I needed some time to adjust. :) Still, a good one is at 3:20 and somewhat at 4:40 as well. And hey, I never said I was a good driver, just that the e3 drift felt like cheating to me. :p
Oh, also I didn't use the handbrake in these drifts.

I've also attached the replay file, maybe that can help you further. You can use it to watch any parts in slow motion or so...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zkfjkx0ie0i7wwu/bmw_m3_e30_drift_drift_9-1-2015-15-30-441111?dl=0
Yeah .. handbrake .. totally forget about this. I guess thats the reason why some people manage to throw this car fast into corner without understeer :thumbsup:

Thanks for the video :thumbsup:
 
Yeah .. handbrake .. totally forget about this. I guess thats the reason why some people manage to throw this car fast into corner without understeer :thumbsup:

Thanks for the video :thumbsup:
Well, no problem.

Oh, and if you are serious about learning to drift, you absolutely MUST watch this. It isn't the shortest video, but it's the "going faster" of drifting world. Very informative.

 

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