R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-19-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: california
Posts: 23
Default rc drifting circuit video

Watch it all, the end gets better! Someone please organize a drifting circuit based on the D1GP rules. For those of you unfamiliar with d1gp, it is a professional drift circuit (real cars) in Japan. This video involves the emulation of the D1GP rules and structure.
I hope the rc community can accept a new form and paradigm of racing to the point where it is an organized activity and as acceptable as sedan racing.

Link to the video:
http://rcdrift.proboards27.com/index...420775&start=0



example of REAL drifting


Visit our website: RC Drift page and forum
Here is some FAQ's about the D1GP circuit rules.

www.d1gp.com

About Drifting




What is drifting?

Quote:
Drifting is a high-skill level motorsport in which drivers control a car while it slides from side to side at high speed through a marked course. It is similar to rally racing, but is done on a closed, paved course and judged on execution and style rather than just who finishes the fastest. Drift cars are typically smaller, lightweight, and rear-wheel-drive. The goal is to apply enough power to the rear wheels to break the tires' traction and initiate a slide, or "drift." Once a drift is initiated, it must be maintained through the turn using a precise balance of power, braking and steering.

To the uninitiated it's a wild display of controlled chaos. But when professionally executed, a drifting vehicle is a thing of beauty and grace not unlike figure skating (albeit much faster and louder).

How is drifting judged?

Because professional drifting events are judged on execution and style, it is mandatory that the judges are intimately familiar with the capabilities of the cars and the advanced driving techniques employed by the competitors. D1 Grand Prix judges are usually former professional drifters.

These expert D1 judges evaluate speed, angle of attack and vehicle control. All drivers make solo runs before "Best 16" head-up eliminations start. The competitors who make it to the Best 16 run door handle-to-door handle, going against one other car on the circuit at the same time. As fun as the solo runs are, these drift showdowns really ignite the crowd and brings the crowds to their feet.

Factors like slowing to the point of hindering the other driver, running into another car or spinning out mean an automatic loss of the run. To advance to the next round, drivers use tactics such as putting pressure on an opponent through a more aggressive drift angle, carrying a higher speed through a corner, and showing good strategy. Judges are thoroughly familiar with the capabilities of each competitor's car and if the driver is not pushing the car to the limit, they will be eliminated from the round.

History of Drifting

The Japanese towns of Rokkosan, Hakone, Irohazaka, and various hill climbs in Nagano are all steeped in legends of the origins of drifting. No one can really pinpoint drifting's actual birthplace but the movement started in the mid 1960s. Like many forms of professional racing today, the modern interpretation of drifting evolved from a form of illegal street racing held on windy mountain roads called touge (pronounced toe-geh). Touge was practiced by extremely dedicated enthusiasts known as rolling zoku (pronounced zoe-koo) whose only goal was to trim precious milliseconds off their time between two points.

Eventually, some of these rolling zoku began to adopt driving techniques used by rally drivers, techniques to clear a corner quickly without sacrificing too much momentum. As touge drivers started to emulate the rally racers' techniques, they discovered that not only did their driving performance and times improve, the rush was much more intense. From touge, drifting was born.

The Drifting Movement Evolves

About the same time touge evolved into drifting, some of the rolling zoku came off the mountains to bring their new sport to the urban jungles of Japan. The urban drifters added their own flavor to the sport with their flamboyant driving style and outrageous vehicles. Eventually word of the spectacle spread and fans began showing up to witness drifting's amazing drivers and machines. But as popular as drifting had become, it was relegated to underground status by the risks and image associated with illegal street contests.

Eventually, the popularity of drifting propelled the sport into the mainstream and competitors started to organize and take their home-grown trials to the track. The gatherings were originally just for fun until the cars and driving skills became so refined that things started to get competitive. From the initial organized trials, regional drift competitions known as ikaten (pronounced ee-kah-ten) were spawned and began popping up all over Japan.

The most famous of the ikaten was the Drivers Search, which was essentially a touring drift contest open to the public and professionally judged. The Drivers Search events let local drivers of all backgrounds show off their skills and compete with each other. For awhile, Drivers Search events satisfied the thirst of drifting fans and drivers but as skills and techniques improved, and manufacturers started producing drifting-specific components, it was clearly time to raise the bar.

Last edited by liberalswine; 04-19-2004 at 11:19 PM.
liberalswine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: california
Posts: 23
Default

Damn, so no love for drifting in here I suppose.
liberalswine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2004, 08:53 PM   #3
Tech Adept
 
Brandon R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 146
Default

i love drifting!!! im gonna get me one of those cars one day!
Brandon R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2004, 02:32 AM   #4
Tech Adept
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 136
Send a message via AIM to Beeb
Default

I have 2 pairs of drifting rims coming in soon so I can make my pvc drift tires and try this stuff out.
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2004, 05:50 AM   #5
Tech Master
 
pheyhoe's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: England!
Posts: 1,332
Default

yeah that guy is write about what he wrote in that HUGE bit of text. it could not be done as a race because they style of driving is not fast. you would just get drivers "not drifting" therefore making the whole thing pointless. it would have to be done on style and flair marks.
__________________
[SIZE=1][COLOR=navy]Paul Heyhoe[/COLOR][/SIZE]
pheyhoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2004, 03:21 PM   #6
Tech Adept
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 136
Send a message via AIM to Beeb
Default

When you use those pvc tires there's actually no way NOT to drift. You certainly can't go in a straight line. Just watch the vid, when they're coming down the straight they have to flip the car the other direction just to make it down the straight.

I could easily see racing of this type.

Edit: Now that I think about it it'd be more enjoyable to watch/race if it was more style based. But maybe have some extra points for finishing first, second, third etc... Also, you'd only want 2-3 cars running at the same time so it'd be easier to watch the "pack" and see who's driving better.

Last edited by Beeb; 04-21-2004 at 03:28 PM.
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2004, 11:45 PM   #7
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: california
Posts: 23
Default

The way it works is that these events end by means of elimination. Usually 2 cars at a time. From there, "touge" rules are applied. There are usually 2 rounds two determine the winner of each match. One car leads in one round, then they alternate. It's all about trying to lose the car that is following, in addition, rules of style and so forth are also applied. Who ever hits the wall, or taps the opponent recieves a disqualification for one round and has the other to make it up. If each opponent recieves a winning for each round, then it goes into sudden death. The winner will then "battle' the other winner of the other bracket. It's pretty easy. Also, not more than 2 cars usually "race", what you were seeing in that video is simply show boating or what not.
liberalswine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 12:24 AM   #8
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 91
Default

If you did r/c drift racing, you'd have to regulate the tires. Cuz there's no way drift can keep up with grip with rubber tires.

So the rules would have to state that you have to have PVC pipes for tires. Then you can battle all you want.
kwong2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 07:37 AM   #9
Tech Master
 
pheyhoe's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: England!
Posts: 1,332
Default

yes you would be drifting to a certain extent but like in the video it show them using the handbrake to make the car slide going into corners. this is all showboating. if you were to have a drifting race then it would be like racing on polised wood but slightly less grip.

and what somebody said about going down the straight all over the place, it would be quite easy to get the car going straight, they were doing that to set the car up for corners.
__________________
[SIZE=1][COLOR=navy]Paul Heyhoe[/COLOR][/SIZE]
pheyhoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2004, 12:05 PM   #10
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: california
Posts: 23
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by pheyhoe
yes you would be drifting to a certain extent but like in the video it show them using the handbrake to make the car slide going into corners. this is all showboating. if you were to have a drifting race then it would be like racing on polised wood but slightly less grip.

and what somebody said about going down the straight all over the place, it would be quite easy to get the car going straight, they were doing that to set the car up for corners.
Exactly! It's very easy to go down straights with pvc. The guys in the video were performing "choku-dori's" which means "play drifting". They also use it to setup their drifts for upcoming turns.
liberalswine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OC CIRCUIT v.2 Intelligentsia California Racing 10451 06-15-2015 11:29 PM
Video - Kallang Drifting Competition 5 Jul 2008 jaegersing Singapore R/C Racers 7 07-15-2008 09:30 PM
RC Drifting video SeatownDrifters Electric On-Road 3 07-11-2008 02:40 PM
Sweet drifting video. beerbarron Electric On-Road 15 01-28-2006 08:49 AM
So Cal D1RC drifting video liberalswine Electric On-Road 24 04-03-2004 07:52 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:40 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net