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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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20TH OCTOBER 2019

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01 Oct 2019 21:22 #214145 by Dorsetdumpling
Anyone tried the hill descent button in anger yet?
Only one I’ve ever used was on a Range Rover Evoque where you could control the speed from the dashboard display.

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02 Oct 2019 09:59 #214165 by Gadget
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I have and it's a fixed speed descent with no adjustment. Seemed to work fine, with lots of BRRRRRRRRBBBBBBB noises from the ABS :lol:

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02 Oct 2019 11:20 #214168 by Soeley
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I have used it, it is excellent once you get used to it. The speed does change 6mph in 4-wheel high and 3mph in 4-wheel low*. You only need a very light touch on the throttle for it to turn off though, so keep you foot away when going down hill.

* I think it is 6 and 3mph, might be 8 and 4?
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02 Oct 2019 12:29 #214170 by Gadget
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That's cool, didn't realise it was slower in 4 low, nor that it turned off with the throttle! Definitely useful to know :woohoo:

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02 Oct 2019 13:15 #214173 by CC Baxter
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Thanks Soeley, I'm learning too. I've had no reason to use it, but perhaps if it snows...
Chris

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02 Oct 2019 14:50 #214180 by DAGZOOK
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I had a chance to use it whilst in north wales, taking on a steep forestry track decent. I had it in 4L at the time and felt it was very good, at no point did I feel anxious or unstable. As gadget has stated, the noise emitted from the ABS module is comical! Sounds like the old cartoon spring noise ‘dddooooooiiiinnggggggg’

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02 Oct 2019 16:26 #214186 by stiffsteve204me
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Used it a couple of times, on grass, coming off the hill.

Worked fine.



Steve.

“He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast.” — Shakespeare, King Lear.

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02 Oct 2019 16:57 #214187 by Lambert
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While I'm sure it's nice to have a safety device on overwatch I would suggest that its more useful to gain some experience of how to regain control of the vehicle manually in the event of system not working for whatever reason. In this case that is by lifting the revs so that the wheels rpm again matches the ground speed of the vehicle and then gently slowing the vehicle without dipping the clutch. It requires practice but that is why training is never a waste of money.

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02 Oct 2019 19:19 #214209 by Soeley
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Lambert wrote: While I'm sure it's nice to have a safety device on overwatch I would suggest that its more useful to gain some experience of how to regain control of the vehicle manually in the event of system not working for whatever reason. In this case that is by lifting the revs so that the wheels rpm again matches the ground speed of the vehicle and then gently slowing the vehicle without dipping the clutch. It requires practice but that is why training is never a waste of money.


That is good point Lambert :)
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02 Oct 2019 19:35 #214213 by Lambert
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It's why I love my gen3, it's that basic that you as the driver have to apply thought and skill to what you are doing and that, I believe, makes for a more rounded driver. It's like the lane departure warning, why does anyone need to be warned they are not in their lane, its a distraction that leads to a false sense of security that in turn leads to a lack of concentration. I know that the argument ia that it is more about protecting other users of the roads but if someone is on their phone relying on the lane departure alert that is not going to end well. The above is an example and I'm not directing the comment at anyone reading this, I'm just trying to highlight my unease with many of the modern so called driver aides.

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