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JaySushi 09-01-2012 04:36 PM

New to the rc drift scene
 
Hey everyone, I'm a beginner in the rc drift scene. I have been looking at videos and looking at this forum and I really want to get into this hobby.
I'm in New Port Richey Florida and would like some advice to help me get started. I wanted to know what good brands to look for, and also I had a very important question
Do the Yokomo's come with just the chasis, or does it come with a remote controller too? Also any links to a combo package of an RC drift car + controller and all that. Since I'm new and all, I'm not entirely sure how to purchase my first rc car, and I don't want to screw up and it not come with a controller. Basically what I'm trying to say is a ready to drive rc drift car. But later on modify it down the road.

narwalrus 09-01-2012 05:34 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
Price range?

JaySushi 09-01-2012 05:45 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
I'm looking to probably spend anywhere from $200-$350, I'm only a beginner so a nice entry level car would be nice, especially a company with a variety of shells too. Not required but definitely a plus.

narwalrus 09-01-2012 06:23 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
Sprint 2 Sport Drift... I just picked up one in a trade and I'd recommend it. All 190mm 1/10th scale bodies will fit. It's the standard, so not lack of parts here. You can go brushless or CS it later, and it's right in your price range.

JaySushi 09-01-2012 06:29 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
Awesome, I'll look into those. I grealty appreciate the help!

JaySushi 09-01-2012 07:16 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
http://www.hobbysuperstore.com/brows...8/4,98886.html<div>
</div><div>I was wondering if this would be a good buy?</div>

7969 09-02-2012 04:36 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
Well my .02 is that as you have never had a Drifter you may or may not like it so why not get a cheap car like a Exceed Driftstar. A lot of people will knock them as junk but for just playing or finding out if you want to stick with it they are perfect and tough as nails!. I have bouncedoff and hit solid objects HARD with mine and never broken it yet.If you like it and want a more competition ready car later then have at it. Try Nitrorcx.com for a Exceed. Have fun and Good luck.

narwalrus 09-02-2012 06:34 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: JaySushi

http://www.hobbysuperstore.com/brows...8/4,98886.html<div></div><div>I was wondering if this would be a good buy?</div>
It's a good car, but you can save about $75 (Free shipping) if you look for a TT01ES XB on EBay.

If you read through the similar thread in this section I'm sure you'll be able to decide on a good vehicle for you.


JaySushi 09-02-2012 07:07 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
Thanks for all the advice guys, I just picked up a HPI Sprint 2 Drifter Camaro today.<div> I wanted a longer runtime than 15 mins on the stock battery, but so far I took it for a test run for a good 8 minutes and I'm in love with drifting and definitely know that this is something I want to get into.</div>

narwalrus 09-02-2012 08:26 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
Have fun :)

I get probably half an hour on mine running on a Duratrax Onyx 500MaH NiMh.<br type="_moz"/>

JaySushi 09-02-2012 08:27 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
Did you mean 5000MaH or 500? Lol wasn't sure.
And if you don't mind me asking, what's a good charger? Since my stock one supposedly says it takes 6 hours for a full charge. I wanted one with more amps but not sure where to look.

SIRCC 09-03-2012 05:33 AM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
B6 / venom charger @ your local hobby shop.

JaySushi 09-03-2012 07:06 AM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
Thanks SIRCC, do you know how much that'd roughly run me?

kstmRYD 09-10-2012 02:00 AM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
here's a nice setup for a good price...

http://www.raikoudrift.com/for-sale-electronics.html

JaySushi 09-12-2012 05:13 PM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
@kstm, the link didn't work, it went to a 404 not found page.

kstmRYD 09-13-2012 08:42 AM

RE: New to the rc drift scene
 
yeah it's bugging out....click on redirect to homepage and go to the for sale section / electronics


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