This book is unique, as the only book to cover race car design theory, practical applications of setups, and their effect on handling of RC Cars. The book focuses on 1:8th scale nitro buggies, but the information is relevant for all scales and classes, even full scale. The laws of physics are the same for all. Here is some of what the book covers:
- Why do we need setup?
- How is a car supposed to work?
- Tyres, Load Transfer, Pitch & Roll
- Roll Centres
- Tyre Choice
- Setups for different track conditions
"There was limited information available about car setup when I started, and it was mostly quite surface level, and to understand what was going on, the only resources available were written specifically for full scale cars. I decided to gather my thoughts and knowledge and put it into a book, because progress always occurs when people stand on the shoulders of those who came before them. I hope this book can serve as a great starting point for future race car engineers, and they can build on what I have presented here." - Joseph Quagraine