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Old 05-22-2004, 07:04 PM
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So...anyone got any tips for R/C drifting? All i can imagine is just have a lot of power and peel out...but wouldn't one have to have amazing handling skills?

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Old 05-22-2004, 07:18 PM
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put in torquey mods, such as 17 singles, and 14 singles, and some crazy mods are cool too, but i like torquey ones because you can come out of your drift faster and throw your car easier
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Old 05-23-2004, 05:22 AM
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firstly u need a 4wd r/c car...
just practice...if your using pvc or abs then don't expect to drift well until its worn down abit...
and its just a matter of practising...drive straight and try to do 90 drifts...the car will go sideways easy when you turn so countersteer...you will spin out at first...you will get used to countersteering...and yeah...you use the throttle to hold, extend, shorten etc drifts...
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14 SINGLE NAH WHAT YOU WANT IS A 3 SINGLE HAND WOUND I USED ONE IN A TC3 AND IT WENT WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
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There are not many ESC that may be able to handl 3turn singles without a hickup...


It doesn't matter what mod you get as long as it's torque cruve is arced alot because you can always gear for torque. (You don't go fast when you run pvs/abs tires anywas)

You can either use high power source (BL systems) and use harder rubber tires (you can drift at higher speeds this way) Or any power lever source with low grip tires (ABS/PVC/Taped) (Greater slip angle and easier to initiate drifting. Easeir to spin out)
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Old 05-23-2004, 07:00 AM
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So go for torque...a single or a double? And in that case, what's wrong with say a 10-12 turn motor?

I still have the stock tires...I havent run my car all that much at all. They still have a little bit of tread, but not enough to barely keep on the road at all...so would i be able to use those?

And lastly, why's it need to be 4WD...why not RWD?

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Electric RWD cars only have RWD braking because our electric cars brake with motors not rotors or drums.

Low grip tires, and rear wheel breaking does not match...

You can't goose the throttle on RWD. You have to be real careful with it and it is really really hard and overall, dirfitng this way becomes less fun.

I am not sure what brand tires you are using, but most low grip tires will work well unless you live where it is super hot...

Some stock Tamiya tires are pretty hard...
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Ok, I was just curious bout the RWD thing...i have a 4-Tec. And the wheels are of it.

Any suggestions about the motor ordeal though?
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14 single or 17 single

the 14 will be more fun, but the 17 is better if you are just getting started
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The final word about drifting is

1) stock motors will do fine
2) just about any car with any settings (conventional settings)
3) PVC pipe tires
4) practice throttle control and knowing when the back of your car starts to slide

Drifting is the cheapest form of RC.

If you have any doubts, check out all the Singapore Drift Vids at:
http://www.frequency-rc.com

My friends and I have been doing the above.
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hmmm i use a tc3 and those new drift rings from yok.

going around bedworth with a 6x1 sure is fun and you actually see smoke coming out the arches.
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Got the car combo pretty much spot-on yesterday... ran a 17t, geared at about 8:1. Batteries last 15-20 mins!!

Set your camber all round to about 0 or -0.5deg. That'll let your wheels wear evenly flat.

Surface makes a difference too... polished concrete is best, smooth tarmac gives less grip.
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Wanna drift? Here you go! GET SIDEWAYS! from rcxotic.com
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Originally posted by tc3stocker
14 single or 17 single

the 14 will be more fun, but the 17 is better if you are just getting started
Dude, your avatar is distracting !!! I cant read your posts without putting my finger over her !!!! LOL
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Coolest RC drifting videos thus far!

http://www.rcpics.net/view_single.php?medid=24446

http://www.rcpics.net/view_single.php?medid=24734
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