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Old 07-31-2016, 10:50 AM   #61
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Hi

update with HPI wheels and drift tires and side mirrors. Also stealth body posts complete, they work very nice.





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edit: not lagging version

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Old 08-03-2016, 08:20 PM   #62
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Car looks sick. Any links for how to setup those wipers?
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:30 PM   #63
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If was involved in a drift group, and was willing to spend the money, I'd go for one of the high end MST kits. Even then I'd have a hard time justifying spending near $1,000 on a drift car.
As for RWD. Well having a good surface is a big need. Tires can help, but I'm not sure enuff for some surfaces. So far, for me, RWD has been a letdown. I've given mine about a dozen runs. None have been close to good. Most have been terrible. And for combination of reasons. Wrong surface, wrong tires, wrong gyro or set wrong, or wrong servo for use with thst gyro.
Sorry to be a downer on it. But if I'd had really realized how tire/surface dependent it was, I never would have bought one.

Sorry for a bit of a rant
tires are the single most important part of a rwd drift car. surfaces can vary but a appropriate tire is key. That required tire can vary to suit the chassis layout. Front motor mount/centre mount/rear mount chassis all have different characteristics in handling. I drift on manacured ashphelt rc track and dirty dusty car parks mostly and occasionally get on carpet. The asphalt surfaces wear the tires down which changes the handling dramatically where as carpet,poly concrete and lino have minimal to no impact on tire wear so chassis set ups are more consistent. Your right in making sure servo/gyro relationship is good. In general Savox servos don't like gyros. Sanwa or futaba work well and power hd for those on a budget.
MST and Yokomo are good brands to look out for and Eagle Racing(Broadtech.hk) have a great selection of drift specific chassis covering all chassis layouts and at good prices.
I have been drifting for around 6 years now starting with 50/50. The rwd thing started just as i went to cs(which i found quite hard to really maximise the actual countering part of the idea)which i flagged and jumped in boots and all to RWD and never looked back. It is the most realistic scale form of rc out there(other than rc trucking perhaps).Sure it takes a bit of time to get used to it as its a lot more brain food than grip driving but once the brain is trained and find a group to drift with then the fun is limitless.

https://youtu.be/3WIJNYMJqdk. This very video sold me on rwd. outdoor,on ashpelt and mean driving.

just my 2 cents worth.............well maybe 1 cent but sorry i don't have any change. Keep it crossed and enjoy. Peace
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tires are the single most important part of a rwd drift car. surfaces can vary but a appropriate tire is key. That required tire can vary to suit the chassis layout. Front motor mount/centre mount/rear mount chassis all have different characteristics in handling. I drift on manacured ashphelt rc track and dirty dusty car parks mostly and occasionally get on carpet. The asphalt surfaces wear the tires down which changes the handling dramatically where as carpet,poly concrete and lino have minimal to no impact on tire wear so chassis set ups are more consistent. Your right in making sure servo/gyro relationship is good. In general Savox servos don't like gyros. Sanwa or futaba work well and power hd for those on a budget.
MST and Yokomo are good brands to look out for and Eagle Racing(Broadtech.hk) have a great selection of drift specific chassis covering all chassis layouts and at good prices.
I have been drifting for around 6 years now starting with 50/50. The rwd thing started just as i went to cs(which i found quite hard to really maximise the actual countering part of the idea)which i flagged and jumped in boots and all to RWD and never looked back. It is the most realistic scale form of rc out there(other than rc trucking perhaps).Sure it takes a bit of time to get used to it as its a lot more brain food than grip driving but once the brain is trained and find a group to drift with then the fun is limitless.

https://youtu.be/3WIJNYMJqdk. This very video sold me on rwd. outdoor,on ashpelt and mean driving.

just my 2 cents worth.............well maybe 1 cent but sorry i don't have any change. Keep it crossed and enjoy. Peace
I get what you are saying. For now RWD is on shelf for me. Maybe come fall I will mess with it. CS and 50/50 work fine for me as a solo drifter. The whole scale/realism thing doesn't mean much to me. Only looks close in video. As for the group. Not worth the time in traffic.
Might be just me but the scale obsession to drift is hurting it. It's heading toward model trains. Too much concern with the look. I read threads were owners spend more time getting body to look real then actually practice drifting.
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Thanks kneedeeppow for for your posting.

I was actually going ask about good drift chassis options and glad you gave 'em.
Gonna check the vid. edit: GREAT looking driving! Fantastic.

Here's a short vid about our other car that is goig to be used for video shooting Pls don't take it too seriously, it took only a couple of hours to complete this morning. Will be testing tonight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xvM_wkAfEg

Scale building is fun and I agree it is not necessarily needed in drifting really, they are two different things, maybe separate as such.

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What would be your choice on MST cars?
http://www.rcmart.com/car-kits-mst-c-420_1611.html

this one?
http://www.rcmart.com/532129-rmxd-dr...cPath=420_1611
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from the mst range i would go with the rmx.i have had some trigger time on a rwd version and it was very nice and stable to drive. Bare in mind tho that the basic mst chassis(the cheaper ones) are very basic and if you suffer from bling syndrome(i.e. a penchant for shine alloy and carbon etc) then the mst bling is quite expensive and the factory bling chassis(the vip range) is quite pricey. its good gear but at the price point there are far cheaper options.
Check this tube channel out(blueststar4u) for good rundowns on the eagle racing quiver of drift gear. one of the best price v performance brands on the market.
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Thanks kneedeeppow for for your posting.

I was actually going ask about good drift chassis options and glad you gave 'em.
Gonna check the vid. edit: GREAT looking driving! Fantastic.

Here's a short vid about our other car that is goig to be used for video shooting Pls don't take it too seriously, it took only a couple of hours to complete this morning. Will be testing tonight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xvM_wkAfEg

Scale building is fun and I agree it is not necessarily needed in drifting really, they are two different things, maybe separate as such.

Cheers
loving the old GC8 style wrx. looks awesome
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from the mst range i would go with the rmx.i have had some trigger time on a rwd version and it was very nice and stable to drive. Bare in mind tho that the basic mst chassis(the cheaper ones) are very basic and if you suffer from bling syndrome(i.e. a penchant for shine alloy and carbon etc) then the mst bling is quite expensive and the factory bling chassis(the vip range) is quite pricey. its good gear but at the price point there are far cheaper options.
Check this tube channel out(blueststar4u) for good rundowns on the eagle racing quiver of drift gear. one of the best price v performance brands on the market.
Thanks! Appreciated.
You mean the cars here: http://www.broadtech.hk/eagleshop/sh...s&subclass=805 ?

No I don't have the syndrome, our fazers are mostly plastic, only the center shaft is alum

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Thanks! Appreciated.
You mean the cars here: http://www.broadtech.hk/eagleshop/sh...s&subclass=805 ?

No I don't have the syndrome, our fazers are mostly plastic, only the center shaft is alum
yep thats them
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Thanks. Limited availability at the moment.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:37 PM   #72
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Scale is not necessary, thats true. But it makes the whole thing more ascetically appealing for some. I personally love it. Its like going to a car show. Give me something else to play around with. I have a stock body for actually drifting and one Im building for scale.
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Exact! Love it, too!
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:56 AM   #74
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Latest addition to the candy shop





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Old 08-15-2016, 01:08 PM   #75
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Car looks sick. Any links for how to setup those wipers?
Sorry had missed this post.
There's a link underneath between the two boxes, one box for each wiper and only the other has the motor in it, pretty easy to do.
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