R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-31-2004, 10:05 PM   #31
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 56
Default

Ride height: Not so important, but it 4mm.
Body: Not too important, but you should stay with an import to keep with the drifter theme.
Rear wing: Just for looks, it's not effective at such slow speeds.
Tires: ABS plastic pipe section over HPI wheels, no rubber.
Throtle management: Just practice and get the feel for how much throtle makes the car break loose. You don't need very much. The worst thing you could do is over-rev your motor.
Surface: Track is smooth asphalt. Rough road isn't good, it only snags on your tires and disrupts your drift. Concrete works well also.
Mister_Drifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 10:25 PM   #32
Tech Master
 
mop_iko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA but now working in SHANGHAI
Posts: 1,797
ABC pipe section

Quote:
Originally posted by Mister_Drifter
Ride height: Not so important, but it 4mm.
Body: Not too important, but you should stay with an import to keep with the drifter theme.
Rear wing: Just for looks, it's not effective at such slow speeds.
Tires: ABS plastic pipe section over HPI wheels, no rubber.
Throtle management: Just practice and get the feel for how much throtle makes the car break loose. You don't need very much. The worst thing you could do is over-rev your motor.
Surface: Track is smooth asphalt. Rough road isn't good, it only snags on your tires and disrupts your drift. Concrete works well also.
where can we get the ABC pipe section. and which HPI wheel is compatible with ABC pipe section?

mop
mop_iko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 09:16 AM   #33
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 56
Default

I get my ABS at Home Depot, and use the HPI 26mm wheels. I like the chrome ones.
Mister_Drifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 08:49 PM   #34
Tech Master
 
mop_iko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA but now working in SHANGHAI
Posts: 1,797
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Mister_Drifter
I get my ABS at Home Depot, and use the HPI 26mm wheels. I like the chrome ones.

i better order a few sets today....

thanks for the TIPS and VIDEO...

keep them coming will ya!




mop
mop_iko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 09:04 PM   #35
Tech Master
 
corvettecrazy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: north of philly, PA
Posts: 1,156
Send a message via AIM to corvettecrazy
Default

I find that when I drift(nitro also) that I can drift farther and longer when not blipping, but while I was getting the hang on it I blipped all the time.

My driveway is perfect for drifting (except for the garage wall and rail road ties) but the surface is the really smooth asphalt that looks glossy. When wet it is like driving on ice
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 10:40 PM   #36
Tech Master
 
mop_iko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA but now working in SHANGHAI
Posts: 1,797
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by corvettecrazy
I find that when I drift(nitro also) that I can drift farther and longer when not blipping, but while I was getting the hang on it I blipped all the time.

My driveway is perfect for drifting (except for the garage wall and rail road ties) but the surface is the really smooth asphalt that looks glossy. When wet it is like driving on ice
hope u too have video of your NITRO DRIFTERS dude....

mop
mop_iko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2004, 03:37 PM   #37
Tech Master
 
corvettecrazy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: north of philly, PA
Posts: 1,156
Send a message via AIM to corvettecrazy
Default

as soon as my friend becomes ungrounded (june 18th as of now) I will do my best to get a video up.

I wish I had a nitro touring car to drift with but until I win the lottery my NMT will do.

BTW, I dont use PVC, instead I taped my onroad tires with electrical tape. I find that I get good grip yet I can still slide across my driveway if you have a set of used tires from a race day, wrap them up and give drifiting a shot.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2004, 11:19 PM   #38
Tech Master
 
mop_iko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA but now working in SHANGHAI
Posts: 1,797
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by corvettecrazy
if you have a set of used tires from a race day, wrap them up and give drifiting a shot.
THANKS... for the cheaper solution dude!


this weekend surely a drifting weekend for me!

yeahoooo!!!!

got to go and but the ELECTRICAL TAPE.... lots of them... guess need to re-tape the tyre quite often is it?


mop
mop_iko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 01:53 PM   #39
Tech Master
 
corvettecrazy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: north of philly, PA
Posts: 1,156
Send a message via AIM to corvettecrazy
Default

if I race around on my street which is fairly rough I can tear up the tape in about 3/4 of a quart, but when i do stuff on the street I am normally TRYING to tear the tape off.

to give you a better idea of what the surface is that I drift on here's a picture. (origionally taken when I blew that rear shock for the millionth time) the shock is fixed and my truck looks a lot different now. BTW I dont drift with those tires, I got onroads that I have taped.

corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 07:24 PM   #40
Tech Master
 
mop_iko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA but now working in SHANGHAI
Posts: 1,797
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by corvettecrazy

to give you a better idea of what the surface is that I drift on here's a picture. (origionally taken when I blew that rear shock for the millionth time) the shock is fixed and my truck looks a lot different now. BTW I dont drift with those tires, I got onroads that I have taped.
that means u drift with your truck?

is it .21 engine? surely it is.

and i guess if ur r on .21 engine it is much much easier to drift compared when using .12 engine.

am i right?

and your road surface does really look like smooth... in fact that is the smoothest road surface i ever seen!


mop

Last edited by mop_iko; 06-03-2004 at 07:31 PM.
mop_iko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 08:47 PM   #41
Tech Master
 
corvettecrazy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: north of philly, PA
Posts: 1,156
Send a message via AIM to corvettecrazy
Default

yes, its a truck

its ok though, I stiffen up the shocks, lower the CG, add a little / \ (for the life of my I cant remember which is which, chamber or toe in) . . .

actually I have on of the worst .15 that you can buy (.15FE) I am saving up for a new engine since after the 4 gallons that the FE has takin the engine is worthless for anything more than a paper weight.

I was going to put a hyper .21 but I would rather not stip every gear on my truck. So i'm saving for a O.S. .15 Should have plenty of torque for the job at hand.

As for my driveway, well the only things that are "safe" when its wet is being in a car, walking, and biking. Forget rollerblades/skates its like being on ice with wheels. LOL.

I'll get more pictures up of my driveway, truck and other stuff soon.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 10:47 PM   #42
Tech Fanatic
 
Smoke21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Pacifica, California OR Clearlake Oaks, California
Posts: 784
Send a message via AIM to Smoke21
Default

Corvettecrazy: How is your clutch shoes and bell?

All you need to drift is get some 2in ID PVC pipe and cut it to length and modify the wheel to fit , instant drift
Smoke21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2004, 07:24 PM   #43
Tech Master
 
mop_iko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA but now working in SHANGHAI
Posts: 1,797
Default my first drift tyres!!!!

see my very first DRIFT TYREs.... here goes nothing...
happy weekend...

as u can see... i did use the electrical tape and tape it OVER the edge a bit... in estimation i need to make the edge smooth i dont want to edge of the tyre to give traction while doing the drift.... wish me luck dude!

mop
Attached Images
File Type: jpg my first drift tyres use electrical tape.jpg (93.6 KB, 524 views)
mop_iko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2004, 08:45 PM   #44
Tech Fanatic
 
Smoke21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Pacifica, California OR Clearlake Oaks, California
Posts: 784
Send a message via AIM to Smoke21
Default

do yourself a favor and get some 2in ID pvc pipe and glue em up if you want I have some pipe cut already (if you don't have the tools) for like $5.00 paypal
Smoke21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2004, 04:04 AM   #45
Tech Master
 
mop_iko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA but now working in SHANGHAI
Posts: 1,797
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Smoke21
do yourself a favor and get some 2in ID pvc pipe and glue em up if you want I have some pipe cut already (if you don't have the tools) for like $5.00 paypal
hehehehe.... let me try this tape thing first.

then i will buy the PVC pipe... dont worry smoke! i will!

trust me.



mop
mop_iko is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drifting pink panther Australian Racing 113 06-22-2009 11:18 PM
1/10 & 1/18 RC Drifting Speed Demon Malaysian R/C Racers 115 06-22-2009 11:16 PM
Drifting any one???? chinamonkey7 Florida Racing 1 08-13-2006 10:30 PM
Rc Drifting! RCD Electric On-Road 1 08-09-2004 06:51 AM
Anyone ever tried R/C drifting before? RS4_Hits_Wall Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 11 06-18-2002 11:27 AM



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 10:22 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