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Old 12-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Hey people.

I'm almost done converting my tt01 to be almost 100% drift.

What I need to know is.

I'm a noob, so these might be simple to you, but im clueless!

How much run time will I get out of a 3300mah battery drifting?

Also - I'm looking to play for 30 mins roughly a day, what sort of battery will last 20-25 mins?

Thanks guys

Also, I've got a huge charger that I use to charge my 1600mah 7.2v nicd battery, do most chargers, charge both nimh and nicd?

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A brushless motor and lipo battery with a high capacity will give you the best run time.

start with looking at that if you want run time and see if your wallet says your allowed.

newer chargers will charge both nicad and nimh. if its an older charger I't might not work for nimh and will fry your battery most chargers will have it writin on it if it can charge NIMH

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Old 12-22-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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Okay, so I need to get a brushless motor $100.

New esc - $???
Lipo over 4000mah???

Charger

That right?
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You dont "need" that stuff, thats just the setup that will give you the longest run times. I had a 19t in a tc4 with 4200 nimh when I was doing the drift thing and it would last around 25-30 on ABS tires. Do to the fact you use Less traction for drifting you get way more run time out of a battery.
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Awesome!

Well, ABS tires! What are they? haha. I've got drift tires, that are just plain back, no grooves or tread etc. Is that what you mean?

Also, 3300mah battery should give me about 15 mins? I'll get an extra 4000+mah battery then too!

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i know in mine with an 8.5 and a 3800 lipo i get about 20-30 mins if im hardcore on the throttle. now a friend with the same set up usin a maxamps lipo gets well over 45 mins
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Well, ABS tires! What are they? haha. I've got drift tires, that are just plain back, no grooves or tread etc.
ABS is a hard plastic reisin pipe found at hardwhare stores then cut down to fit the rims. cheap way to get a drifting tire
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If your just getting into it I would stay with brushed setup since they are cheap. A 19 turn motor is the ideal motor for speed and torque that you will need for drifting. Try to get a speed control with reverse as you will be spinning out alot when you first get start. As stated above ABS tires are just a plastic pipe kind of like PVC pipe found in some hardware stores (some states don't carry ABS pipe such as my state of TX) you can order them off eBay precut very cheap.ABS is a little softer than PVC pipe and gives a little more grip but PVC can be used to drift just a little harder to control.
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Rear Locked/Solid or Tight Diffs (Makes your rear come loose easier)

Front Reg Diffs or One way (Acts like e-Brake, i hate it some love it)

Depending on motor add camber (Less powerfull motor more negative camber)

Left to right weight even it out (Allows you to do even left and rigth drifts)

Try to keep the front heavy (Front control but not too much)

PVC is nice to start of with but depending on the road surface different drift tires will help with some more grip. And again your motor choice will have a factor.

Drifting on open parking lot is short fun. Drifting on a Tight Closed track is a whole lot different.
Drifting is almost the opposite world of grip racing. Some understand the different cultures, some dont.
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Some care drift better with weight some dont need much weight.
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Hey people.

Also, I've got a huge charger that I use to charge my 1600mah 7.2v nicd battery, do most chargers, charge both nimh and nicd?

~Tom
If it doesnt say Nimh on the charger, then doent use it for NiMh.Some of the older type chargers were Nicad only.

Tamiya SuperDrift Tech tyres are really good & reasonably cheap. (NOT Tamiya Type d). They last a very long time. Good if you find ABS a bit hard to find.
A cheap (but excellent) Brushless drift motor & esc is the EZRun/hobbywing 35A 9t combo. About 1/3 the cost of a LRP equivelent.

Definitely get some more batt packs.Perhaps some used EP4200/EP4600, they seem pretty reliable even when old. As more convert to lipo, cheap used batt packs will start turning up.

I would use 0 camber on all tyres.
I'm not sure about putting -ve camber with hard drift tyres, the tyres will just wear to whatever camber your have , effectivley making a zero camber
I dont think you can adjust camber on a TT01 ???
And of course you need the bearing kit & metal center driveshaft if you dont have them....
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