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Hi all,

While testing the Scalextric Digital set over Christmas I was dissapointed about the option to use the button for braking. I was expecting that briefly hitting the brake button (e.g. at high speed just before a corner) would give a intense braking action that would return to immediate acceleration when the button is released again.
Instead I found a rather slow response to the button and acceleration did not pick up that fast after releasing the brake button.
Does anyone have similar experience when using the button for braking, or should I look for something I am doing wrong here?
 

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QUOTE (Freeway @ 11 Jan 2005, 18:58)Hi all,

While testing the Scalextric Digital set over Christmas I was dissapointed about the option to use the button for braking. I was expecting that briefly hitting the brake button (e.g. at high speed just before a corner) would give a intense braking action that would return to immediate acceleration when the button is released again.
Instead I found a rather slow response to the button and acceleration did not pick up that fast after releasing the brake button.
Does anyone have similar experience when using the button for braking, or should I look for something I am doing wrong here?
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All our cars are set to the "braking = both" option but in practice the button is rarely used - the cars stop pretty quickly just by lifting off. I find there's already plenty enough to think about worrying about getting past other cars, when do I need to press the LC button, etc.
You can use the button as a launch control system off the grid though, which might give you the odd inch advantage over your competitors...!
 

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QUOTE (Skeeter @ 12 Jan 2005, 00:26)launch control? how does that work? and how does the button work for that matter?
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Hold the button down at the start line, then pull the trigger full. when the race starts, just let go the button and whoosh! you're away.
Only useful if you don't use the power settings on the control box to kill power till the race starts.

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QUOTE (Iain @ 12 Jan 2005, 00:31)QUOTE (Skeeter @ 12 Jan 2005, 00:26)launch control? how does that work? and how does the button work for that matter?
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Hold the button down at the start line, then pull the trigger full. when the race starts, just let go the button and whoosh! you're away.
Only useful if you don't use the power settings on the control box to kill power till the race starts.

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Iain,

Thanks for your comment.

That's the same way I use the brake button. With that one even has to watch out not to de-slot at the first corner. Nevertheless a quick response on the brake button could be very nice when getting more experienced in lane changing. Looking at real world formula one racing, often overtaking is done by slamming on the brakes followed by immediate accelaration. At least I was not able to do that either with dynamic or button braking.
 
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