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Old 12-10-2010, 01:42 PM   #16
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To start with, the first RC drift cars were regular race TC's. They had a chassis layout purely focused on laptimes, and people added drift tyres and went sideways. But as people got better and better, they found the chassis we use to race weren't good enough to drift with in terms of balance.

For example, compare the layout/balance of the Hot Bodies Cyclone:



to the Cyclone TCD:



So by that token, I don't think any current chassis can be used without huge mods. I'm thinking, make an RC chassis with the same Front motor, Rear Wheel Drive layout as a real car to try and get a real-ish balance, motor under the front shock tower. Use a saddle-pack Lipo somewhere towards the rear of the car, ESC and receiver either side of the main shaft, and servo in the front bumper? Then use a super slow motor to build up the skills of RWD drift before going quicker.

I've just knocked this up on Paint using a HPI Pro 4 but you get the idea:

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academygaz: Thanks for the info. I do see the differences between a TC and drift car now, but I am more interested in your prototype
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In the real world, 90+% of those drift cars are rear-wheel drive. So if anyone knows any car maker makes a "real" r/c drift car, please post a link here. Thanks.
Why does this matter so much in drifting? In full size, most grip racing cars are RWD yet all the R/C racing chassis available are 4WD. Is anyone complaining about the lack of realism? I haven't seen it so why do people complain about R/C drift not being real enough because it needs 4WD to work properly? [/rant]

Anyways, This is something I've thought about before and I think the only chassis that will ever come close to RWD R/C drift is the TA03F with the front dog bones taken out. It's a similar layout to a 1:1 car so my guess if RWD R/C drift could possibly work, it would be with a TA03F.
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Why does this matter so much in drifting? In full size, most grip racing cars are RWD yet all the R/C racing chassis available are 4WD. Is anyone complaining about the lack of realism? I haven't seen it so why do people complain about R/C drift not being real enough because it needs 4WD to work properly? [/rant]
I completely agree with you. I'd love to see the Vintage Trans-AM classes lose the 4wd and go strictly RWD posi just like the 1:1 VTA race cars. My TC3 was a blast to drive RWD on carpet and it handled extremely well. What made it so much more fun was when you got on the trigger exiting a corner you had to use throttle control just like the real deal!


Anyway, for drifting 4wd is much more predictable and easier to control over the RWD option. I don't think there is a possible way to make a RWD drifter unless you had a motor that was tuned way way down to simulate real world 1:1 HP to Weight. Then and only then you might start to bring control into it. Maybe a 100 turn brushed motor and adjust throttle power accordingly??

55 turn crawler BL motor and 50% throttle with a RWD TC is where I'd start at personally. Another thing I'd use are the cheap RTR rubber tires as they provide similar 1:1 traction on cement/concrete. (These are just my thoughts about RWD drifting as I've thought about it as well)

To anyone thinking 100 turn motor??? Yes I know, they don't exsist but if there was enough interest and it was a real solution they could eventually be sold on the market.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:31 PM   #20
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Why does this matter so much in drifting? In full size, most grip racing cars are RWD yet all the R/C racing chassis available are 4WD. Is anyone complaining about the lack of realism? I haven't seen it so why do people complain about R/C drift not being real enough because it needs 4WD to work properly?
Maybe it's my age and personal preferences? I didn't hear people complaining about 4wd drift cars either, but I do know some people are trying to drift a RWD car. It's all good.
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Use a World GT car. RWD chassis, the older Gen X-10's were perfect for 2s lipo, and F1 tires come in rubber compounds (same wheels as world GT cars as there both 2wd pan cars)

Thats the easy rwd option anyway.
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Time to bring this thread up to date, RWD drift is now possible, but as previously mentioned the weight distribution needs to drastically change from a grip layout to a drift layout.

The result is perfect drift control and better scale speeds without active steering controls like the d-box

This is going to catch on BIG time: FR-D RWD Drift
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