Does any else here drift besides me? I just started today since i have now school. Man it is great! You can find setups in an issue of RCCA, and on this website www.rcd.zip.to/
Just about any old car that is light and strong can drift! All you need to setup is :
*TORQUE!! you need a torqy motor to drift! (ex. P2k, P2k2)
*0 camber rear (perpendicular to ground), about -4 front (it works!!)
*any servo, even standard works
*60-80wt shock oil in front, "regular spring"
*80wt shock oil in rear, FIRM spring, rear neeeds to be stiffer than front
*The harder the tires the better! they dont have to be racing, preferably any hard or stiff tire
For noobie drifters such as I, using electrical tape on the tires is an effective way to drift, if your streets or parking lot isnt in top condition (bumps, cracks, etc.). I think it is MUCH easier to create a drift with tape on the
*right down the middle on the rear tires
*on the Inside (side of tire closest to the car) of each front tire, so you will leave some "tire" left on the outsides of it.
Some consider tape to be for the weak drifters, but i disagree. With tape you can hold a drift muuuuuuuch longer and have a lot more fun. But sometime the tape makes it too slippery and you spin out alot. Just experiment with it.
Drifting is very fun,and cheap compared to racing.
The hardest part is getting the hang of actually controlling your drift, or performing multiple drifts in a row.
To start drive in a straight line Slowly, and get a feel for your cars "grip points" or when the car loses grip in the rear tires. Remember this!
After increasing your speed and performing the drift again and again and again you will notice that once you start drifting you need to countersteer to hold the drift. This is exactly how you want to drift! Once this happens you need to hold the speed and keep the drift going.
Drifting through corner is even harder than keeping a drift going for a long time. Aim for a corner, then turn HARD to create a drift, hold the drift until you get past the corner, then regain control. Use the steering to keep the car in control and get the car through the corner.
I hope all you guys try this different approach to r/c, and i bet you'll have loads of fun! Hope this is interesting to you guys!
[EDIT]: When you complete one drift, and are transititing into another drift you need to keep in mind that the Rear end will come around TWICE as fast as when it first did, because of momentum. Actually physics dont apply to drifting as much as regular r/c, as you are going for less friction, and kind of "toying" with friction and sliding.