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Old 09-10-2007, 10:41 PM
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Hi everyone,

I've tried to google rc drift instructions and search youtube videos. I've also searched several forums but I can't find anything straight to the point. Can someone please give me some tips and advise on how to practice the figure 8.

I dont know when to really let off the acceleration and vis versa.

I bought the Tamiya Supra a few weeks ago.
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first off make sure you got the right gear smoth level surface.

the figure of 8 is the hardest practice method.

if your so new to this start with straght line dirfts basicly nail the throttle and turn in alternate directions this will give you a feel for how the car reacts and more importantly teach you when to counter steer.

for the figure 8 start off with the throttle about 1/3 start your turn and go up till you start to slide hold this power and counter steer apropriatly for the turn to straighten out ease off the throttle slowly letting go will send you spinning.

the thing about drift is you need to have smoth changes and constant forward movement of the wheels.

im thinking of makeing a demo for my lhs i'll post on you tube as well
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thanks that was helpful. I used to full throttle as the car made a corner and tried to counter steer at the same time and then I would let off the throttle. But now I'll try to keep the throttle constant around the turn.

Any other advise would really help.

Thanks again
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if your car is still stock you want atleast a rear spool, if not 2 spools to learn how to drift.

or tight ball diffs.
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Can someone please give me some tips and advise on how to practice the figure 8.
Chris Tosolini should be able to help.

Contact Corally USA for further assistance.
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1- Smooth surface
2- Very hard tires
3- stock motor (19 t max)
4- normal differentials (better planetary)
5- PRACTICE

The 8 is OK, drop the throttle as you see you are loosing the tail of your car.

6- PRACTICE
7- tires.
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I just took my diff out and super glues em. Watch videos of real cars drifting and watch and listen to the throttle control and the counter steering and you will get a pretty good idea
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I find that drifitng with the throttle is much better, like controlling where the car goes. That way you practice how to be more precise, and like mentioned before, let off the throttle to gain traction and pull it to keep it loose.
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Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
Chris Tosolini should be able to help.

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HA! HA! THat would be great. Ask the World Champion hater of dirfters.!!!
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Oh my, not this again.
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