I could almost guarantee you that if you do the same thing with a real car, you could have this burning sensation inside the car even faster. You don't stand in a slope with clutch when you got 2000-3000 rpm, it will slip and smell. When pulling off maybe, but it doesn't take that long.
Not saying the clutch model is perfect. I still think it's not easy enough to stall, although starting on full revs and high gears seem to kill the clutch better than I first though. But having your revs all down below 300 and getting away with it seems a bit odd for me. Maybe the next thing on the list should be engine damage.
Too long first gear and probably automatic clutch that leaves the clutch half open.
edit. Some clutch standing testing with automatic clutch, cbecause it can find the right point I can't. You can stand there quite a long time I think, had shorter gearing than the default setup and the red didn't feel that worn to be honest.
It's ridiculously hard to do that manually though, the revs just drop to zero like a rock some point. It might be because you can't feel the accelerations with your body of course.
Well I don't even know how fast that thing goes! I know I did 1:16.73 on Chicane route few minutes ago and to be honest I don't even care. Because I know I was near my limits, and looking the speed in those speeds (whatever they were) doesn't help your time at all.
I think that for starters, the gearbox should be semi-auto to have automatic blip, like Enzo or F1 car for example. Can't really tell how advanced is the ignition cut, and how common, but you will need to have sequential gearbox for that to work I think. If the car doesn't have that, it can't have the ignition cut either. And I really doubt some entry level racing class would allow such to keep the cost down.
Don't actually understand why the small GTR cars don't have sequentials but H-gate. I guess they are considered as lightly modified club racing cars. But FXR and XRR do have ignition cut, which works exactly like auto cut used to. FZR has H-gate, which wouldn't been that unrealistic in a racing Porsche few years ago. It's to balance things out a bit and make it a bit more interesting. And they are on the same level, roughly as GT2 cars, so they are not the most high tech and most advanced cars there are. And the single seaters, FBM aside, all have ignition cut.
Thought this would have been about the gear whine, and isn't that an old topic or has someone been sniffing old Volvo seats too much. :P
Yeah, But I can agree JTbo. On the other hand it's fun to watch people burn up their clutch and then just fly by them. Only if there was smoke or something to indicate that someone is in trouble. It shouldn't be added if it wasn't realistic of course.
What do you mean outside EU is financial suicide? Weak dollar should more than compensate the tax you might have to pay, if they don't post is as a gift or something. Of course, the stuff is always expensive as hell, so it will hurt your wallet anyway.
Not that much drivers, which was a shame like Dan said.
Racing wasn't that epic either, in the first race Mauni ran away since the first lap. Managed to fight for the second place for a lap and a half maybe, but was a bit soft in T1 and didn't have the pace to catch up again.
Second race, reversed grid, good start, faster guys behind me had problems and I managed to pull myself to the first place after few laps and stay there.
3rd and 1st for me isn't all that bad considering I had only 10-15 lap practice, well I know the track, but to refresh my mind.
Second gear and full throttle? Err...somehow I can't image any car would be that pleased of such treatment. Clutch heat might be a bit sensitive in the road cars at the moment though, but it's still a test patch.
I'm greatly enjoying blasting around in the FZ5 on SO Chicane route with manual H-gate. It's weird, because firstly, I hate that car and secondly I though I was rubbish with three pedals, but it's not that bad after all dancing around the whole set.
Could be much more challenging to bring your car home though. Can't wait some proper engine/gearbox damage!
Well, Kovalainen said during the season, when the speculations were on that he won't sign a contract where he is the second driver. He said that he doesn't want or need to be the only 1st driver in a team he is driving, but only given equal car, treatment and service. I would say that McLaren would be a good choice for him, really don't know why he should be scared of Hamilton. If you can't beat him with the same car, the chances are you can't beat him at all. Kovalainen is a good driver.
AI can't start their engine if they stall it. (dark green XRR in the replay)
Also in the replay, some serious cornering issues with the chicane. Or is that because they don't know the track and haven't learned it yet? Because first time I ran them trough that chicane, several UF1 AI drivers rolled over, was rather funny pile up of cars on their roof.