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DTM

Post by roon » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:14 am

Anyone know what the red paddle is in middle of this photo? To the right of the steering wheel. (Interior of the 2017 Audi RS5 DTM)

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Re: DTM

Post by rscsr » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:27 am

roon wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:14 am
Anyone know what the red paddle is in middle of this photo? To the right of the steering wheel. (Interior of the 2017 Audi RS5 DTM)

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/E0ExZ_UOW20/maxresdefault.jpg
Brake Balance

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Re: DTM

Post by m06w41 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:02 pm

Really enjoy the DTM...and thus, my first response ever.

Below is the citation in the 2016 regs which I understand carried over to this year as it relates to Brake Bias. While it is paddle shaped, it is made to spin both anti/clockwise quickly. I thought this was a common design across all 3 manufactures but not entirely sure. If it is, the design isn't regulated that I can find in the technical regulations but when watching the drivers use it it seems like a pretty quick and easy way to adjust brake bias.

From videos it seems like the spinning mechanism has detents to prevent it from freely spinning.

"The brake force distribution between the front and the rear axle must only be modified by use of the brake balance adjuster. The distribution of the brake force may be adjusted by the driver whilst the vehicle is in motion. Only a purely mechanical construction (see Z70) may however be used for this purpose. Components under current and pressure accumulators are explicitly prohibited for this construction. Beyond this system, there must be no other device inside the car which allows for the adjustment of the brake force distribution whilst the car is in motion."

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Re: DTM

Post by roon » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:47 pm




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Re: DTM

Post by Morteza » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:24 pm

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Re: DTM

Post by strad » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:42 am

As said it is for brake balance.
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