Doesn't every driving school have one?

Dennis Phelan

8000RPM
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I'm talking about a skid pad. If these things are so good for teaching car control and maybe more[ I hope], why don't we[sim drivers] have one to better ourselves as drivers?

Have I missed something? I can't find a skid pad anywhere. I could use section of the "Top Gear" track but wouldn't it be nice to have a few painted circles of different radii to gain some knowledge?
 

Eric Nelson

5000RPM
HHMMMMM thats interesting!

What really works good is when the put the car on the skid frame and mechanically reduce weight to the tires to simulate low traction in any # of possibilities. Some simple jacking of the front or rear simulates under steer and oversteer to different degrees.

A regular skid pad is for folks taking a "car control clininc" rather than a racing school course.
 

Dennis Phelan

8000RPM
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Right! That's what I need and some of the pads circles should have curbs built into the inside.

Let's start with someting like turn one at Obershleven[sp] and go right up to an R300[300R?]!
 
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