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i have only seen electric cars doing drifting

i presume the petrol cars if run with no load would burn out the engine

range varys in price from under a hundred to thousands

trick with rc drifting is the tyres ! not particulary the power

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i have only seen electric cars doing drifting

i presume the petrol cars if run with no load would burn out the engine

range varys in price from under a hundred to thousands

trick with rc drifting is the tyres ! not particulary the power

Not entirely true barry, nitro are better as they have more torque and you only really use full throttle on the straight anyway, then its only for a short time. The main problem is the cooling as you spend most of the time sideways. (Full throttle my little nitro car can get to a top speed of 45MPH, in about 1.5 secs. :D )

If you were to get an electric car then make sure you get a 19 single turn motor.

The trick is using the right amount of power and just enough steering.

Tyre wise, when using nitro I use either slick rubber, or sometimes foam.

For my lastest drift car I am using Yokomo Drift tyres.

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Check out the stand at Silverstone D1 champs on the Sunday.

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The main thing in a drift car is the ability to set it up. i.e camber etc.

Also you will need to gear it for acceleration rather than top speed as you need it to flick and change direction as and when you need to.

I am yet to use the Yoko drift tyres as i always use the trusty method of electrical tape over hard compund tyres.

Full coverage on the back and 3/4 coverage on the front leaving the inside edge free.

Also you need the car to be 4 wheel drive and not rear wheel drive.

i have a tamiya TA03r chassis that i have spend proably about £600 on so far adding bits here and there plus a set of billet alloy rims i had made.

I never use tamiya shells tho, as they are always very brittle and get badly damaged in crashes versus the HPI bodyshells that are also more easily availiable.

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