Giving drifting a try
If there is a drift specific page feel free to move this post.
I have a TA-04SS with some TRF hop ups (graphite lower chassis, cf top plate, TRF competition knuckles, ball front diff, f/r universals, spur holder, finned motor plate)
I have set up the basics for drifting but have yet to give the slide a try. Just wondering if there is anything else to look at. I live in the Boston area and haven't found anything about a drift club/track in my area, so I think it's just the parking lot for now.
I have a set of hard drift tires, just cheapies from eBay to try it out. The motor/power package is a D3.5/Duster 2 sport. The rear diff is a gear diff that I locked with hot glue. I can't remember the winds on the motor without pulling it to look. My radio is a 3PM FM so I have some tunability there. Battery packs are duratrax dtx 5000 flat packs so I have a descent run time to practice on. All my ni-cd batts sat for too long and are junk accept for a trinity rc-2000 that came back to life.
The car is set up from road courses with a little toe out on the front tires, and the camber is a degree or so of negative all around. I have the shocks set vertical to be a little stiffer and to give me parking lot ground clearance.
I also have a set of standard length TRF hard lower arms so I can make it into the standard length wheelbase with a new body if need be. I'm not sure if the short wheelbase is better or worse.
Does it sound like I'm on the right track to at least give it a try and feel out if it's something I like or not?
Vintage R/C'r living in a modern world