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Old 03-05-2010, 02:55 PM
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Hi guys. I've been watching some R/C drift competitions on YouTube and I don't quite understand how someone actually wins a race. I see two cars, I see a start and finish line, but they don't seem to be going particularly fast. Can someone please explain how it all works?

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Originally Posted by rmdhawaii View Post
Hi guys. I've been watching some R/C drift competitions on YouTube and I don't quite understand how someone actually wins a race. I see two cars, I see a start and finish line, but they don't seem to be going particularly fast. Can someone please explain how it all works?

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Read this: http://www.rcdriftnetwork.com/net/ru...attle-overview

It gives an explanation on how they judge the tandems and should give you an idea on how it works.
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Read this: http://www.rcdriftnetwork.com/net/ru...attle-overview

It gives an explanation on how they judge the tandems and should give you an idea on how it works.
Now it all makes sense. Thanks.
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Bring your drift car, bring some sunblock, and get ready for RC DriftClub's next competition - the End of Summer Drift:Battle! Brought to you by RC DriftClub and CalRaceway, we're taking the bracket to the city of Orange, CA and the site of the envent is CalRaceway's outdoor permanent facility!

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-any updates will be listed here

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Event
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Brought to you / sponsored by
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Date/Time
Saturday morning September 4th, 2010
Practice starts at 8:00am
Qualifying starts at 9:00am

Location
CalRaceway, 2190 North Canal Road, Orange, CA 92865
This is the location for the weekly "Drift Jam" sessions, for directions CLICK HERE

Rules/Info
1. There is a 40 ENTRY LIMIT so sign up ASAP and sign up for a friend if they can't get it done =)
2. There will be power and a pit area.
3. There are places to get food nearby for lunch, including at the mall across the street from the track
4. Open class only, electric-powered only, standard or countersteer accepted.
5. No body limit - except keep it real (no TC racing crap!)
6. No motor limit - whatever's in your car, that's what you run. Swap if necessary.
7. No tire limit, just the usual drift tires (HPI/Tamiya/Yokomo/ABS no rubber)
8. There is no hobby shop on-site, Ultimate Hobbies is in the area - if you really want to go there.
9. No Alcohol, no drugs, no bullsh*t. Respect your peers, no bitching, be cool.
10. We reserve the right to change any event specifics without prior notice.

Event Prizes
Open bracket - trophies for 1st-3rd
Bonus Challenge - trophy for 1st
Concourse competition - small prizes

We're working on getting some prizes from sponsors (everyone's scaling back) so we're not sure yet; if we can swing it ourselves then prizes may be provided by RC DriftClub.

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For any more info on the competition, and how to sign up, please refer to this thread. It covers just about any information you might need. Questions? Please post on that thread. Thank You
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Originally Posted by RC Guru View Post

Bring your drift car, bring some sunblock, and get ready for RC DriftClub's next competition - the End of Summer Drift:Battle! Brought to you by RC DriftClub and CalRaceway, we're taking the bracket to the city of Orange, CA and the site of the envent is CalRaceway's outdoor permanent facility!

UPDATES
-any updates will be listed here

[hr]

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End of Summer Drift:Battle

Brought to you / sponsored by
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CalRaceway
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Tamiya
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Date/Time
Saturday morning September 4th, 2010
Practice starts at 8:00am
Qualifying starts at 9:00am

Location
CalRaceway, 2190 North Canal Road, Orange, CA 92865
This is the location for the weekly "Drift Jam" sessions, for directions CLICK HERE

Rules/Info
1. There is a 40 ENTRY LIMIT so sign up ASAP and sign up for a friend if they can't get it done =)
2. There will be power and a pit area.
3. There are places to get food nearby for lunch, including at the mall across the street from the track
4. Open class only, electric-powered only, standard or countersteer accepted.
5. No body limit - except keep it real (no TC racing crap!)
6. No motor limit - whatever's in your car, that's what you run. Swap if necessary.
7. No tire limit, just the usual drift tires (HPI/Tamiya/Yokomo/ABS no rubber)
8. There is no hobby shop on-site, Ultimate Hobbies is in the area - if you really want to go there.
9. No Alcohol, no drugs, no bullsh*t. Respect your peers, no bitching, be cool.
10. We reserve the right to change any event specifics without prior notice.

Event Prizes
Open bracket - trophies for 1st-3rd
Bonus Challenge - trophy for 1st
Concourse competition - small prizes

We're working on getting some prizes from sponsors (everyone's scaling back) so we're not sure yet; if we can swing it ourselves then prizes may be provided by RC DriftClub.

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For any more info on the competition, and how to sign up, please refer to this thread. It covers just about any information you might need. Questions? Please post on that thread. Thank You


Sweet I wish I could attend, im in Texas though!
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Anyone in east central Illinois(Champaign area) into drifting and would like to form a club or have informal drift events???
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Any of you guys running the TA05 VDF? If so, how do like it and how do you have it set up. Motor, ESC, Servo, etc. Your feedback is appreciated.
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Already answered in your other thread, but for the sake of continuity i'll copy and paste my answer here.

Hi John,

Not too many drifters on here mate.

Just so happens i've been looking into new chassis's the last few weeks.
I'm really struggling to pick between the VDF and a HB TCX.

Seems like the VDF will drift better straight out the box, but it does look like it has a tendency to strip spur gears.

The TDX looks like it will be better in the long run, but will need more time and effort put into setting it up for drifting.


Another thing that's swaying me is.
If you look at old touring car chassis's like the Pro4 etc they're still fetching good money, will there be the same market for drift chassis's in say 3-5 years?
Personally i don't think so, especially if you look on the drift forums, they're no where near as active as they were a few years ago.

So the TCX is currently my first choice, i'm waiting for a few weeks though as there may be a Cyclone TC coming up locally and as i already have a Cyclone WCE and Pro4 it'll be good because all my spares will fit


Couple of decent VDF build threads here:
http://driftercentral.com/forums/ind...7532-ta05-vdf/
http://driftercentral.com/forums/ind...a-ta05-vdf-cs/
http://driftercentral.com/forums/ind...miya-ta05-vdf/

Let me know how you get on.




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The VDF is a great chassis. Here is mine with new shoes Enjoy.

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We been Using Type A here which we like.
But it seems like HPI has discontinued them.

Does any one know any similar compound tires ?

And no we dont like the T or D from HPI.
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The VDF is a great chassis. Here is mine with new shoes Enjoy.

hey, man ur car looks great and all but ur letting ur car down by not trimming the body mount pole thingys... they make u look amature. if your thinking "what if i want to fit a different shell?" then dont worry new body posts cost like 4 bux at your hobby shop!

other than that, nice work on that car then... tho i do kinda hate u for having the rims i want my hobby shop is always sold out of em
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Questions?? tcx?

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So the TCX is currently my first choice
hey gixer im shure u remember me, u accused me of spaming
so a tcx would be a good choice for a sick drifter afterall?
its just on the tcx thread everyone was soo negative towards my proposal to use a tcx...
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i know this will be a little off topic but this forum is pretty active so im gunna ask-

hey anyone know where i can find upgrades for my rs4 rally?
im mainly interested in the heat sinc motor mount and woven graphite chassis parts
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We been Using Type A here which we like.
But it seems like HPI has discontinued them.

Does any one know any similar compound tires ?

And no we dont like the T or D from HPI.
Check these out they are really good.
RaikouDriftTires.com
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just testing if you can copy/paste photos from flickr
... nup they auto copyright your photos... il try from my pictures library...
nup... ill try putting pic into microsoft word then highlight it,copy then drag here..
nup... how do you post pics???
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