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Load transfer! 3)

Load transfer! 3)

Hello, are you able to transfer the load with the image of drawing a circle?

This time, it is an advanced version.
Let's try to draw a bigger circle outside of the basic smooth circular load transfer.

Well, it's the commonly called "drifting".
There are many ways to say "drifting".
It depends on the performance of the car, the setting, the way of making the triggers, the drive system, etc... but that aside, the normal load transfer is an image of drawing a circle, however the drifting is a load transfer that adds a parabola to the basic circular movement. 

The size of this parabola depends on how it drifts.

"side brake"
"engine power"
"inertia"and "feint"

There are various triggers for drifting, but if the load transfer is not smooth, the car will spin.

"Centripetal force" and "centrifugal force" generated by moving the steering wheel to "inertia" of the driving force of the car, and "center of gravity".

With these in mind, we have to control the grip of the "front wheels" and "rear wheels" to make a parabolic drifting.

I used to practice drawing clover ♣when I was young.
Nowadays we live in a world where it is difficult to find a place to practice, but if you have a place and an opportunity, please try your best.

That's all for today.
See you in next blog!

~AdPower engineer staff~

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Load transfer! 2)

Load transfer! 2)


Did you manage to smooth out the load transfer from front to back?
Are you holding the handlebar too tight?

handle grip

First of all, I would like to talk about moving the load to the left and right, and turning right or left by operating the steering wheel.

The load moves from side to side by operating the steering wheel, but the timing of this movement is important.
When the brakes are applied, the load is moving forward, but the load that is leaning forward in this way must not be moved backward.

When I release the brake (release the brake that I stepped on), I start turning the steering wheel, and it is very important to do this smoothly.

The center of gravity when the car is stopped is the center of the circle, and when the brakes are applied, the load (center of gravity) that has moved forward is the radius, and the load is moved to the "right" or "left" in a circular motion. Achieves smooth running.

When releasing (relaxing) the brakes, the center of gravity should not be as close to the center of gravity when the car is stopped.

If you can summarize this point well, you will get closer to comfortable driving.
This "front to right" and "front to left" load transfer is the story of the front half of the circle.

Next I will talk about the load transfer is "from right to back" and "from left to
In the previous part, "front to right" and "front to left" in a circular motion I
explained, but this is basically the same for curves, right and left turns.
I was talking about the harmony between"when to start turning the wheel and when to release the brake".

After releasing the brakes and shifting to the control of the steering wheel only, it is time to return the steering wheel, but when it is time to return this steering wheel, "start stepping on the accelerator and move the load backwards". 

Again, move it with the image of drawing a circle.
The movement of the load is an image of drawing a circle, "from the brake to the steering wheel" and " from the steering wheel to the accelerator" to operate.
"From the accelerator to the brake" "From the brake to the accelerator".
Moving linearly, but when performing these operations "Don't tighten your grip on the steering wheel".
If the load transfer when bending is smooth and in the same way as the image of drawing a circle, the ride quality will be significantly improved and the tire life will be extended.
If you can master and apply these load transfers, you will see a new way of

That's all for today.
See you in next blog!

~AdPower engineer staff~

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Load transfer! 1)

Load transfer! 1)

Hello everyone ♪

Are you doing your best  "not to grip too tight" or "not to pry" the handle?

This time, let's talk about "load transfer".

It is easy to understand if you have a G-sensor (accelerometer), but the direction of movement of the car is a combination of three directions: front-back, left-right, and up-down.

The load moves backwards when accelerating, forwards when braking, to the left when turning right, to the right when turning left, and up and down if there is a gap.
This vertical load transfer must also be controlled to some extent, but in this article I will talk about the forward and backward load transfer.

This is about acceleration and deceleration, but also about acceleration by accelerator work, engine braking and foot braking.

First of all, the role of the engine brake is only to be used for a "smoothly shifting the load transfer".

When full braking from full acceleration, if there is no engine brake, the center of gravity will move rapidly from the back to the front, and the stability of the car will be impaired, and passengers will also feel uncomfortable. 
With some exceptions, the engine brake is used only for postural changes.
Yes, basically I don't use the downshift engine braking.

The reason why the accelerator is pushed when downshifting in a race etc. is because of "Speed = Gear X number of revolutions".
And to sharpen up the next acceleration.
At full acceleration and full braking, try to apply force only in the direction of tire rotation.

Do not tighten your grip on the handle when moving the load back and forth.
And don't pry it.

next time,
Load transfer! 2)
In the next article, I would like to talk about "Left and Right" and "Left and Right + Front and Back".


~AdPower engineer staff~

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