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Old 05-27-2004, 11:00 AM
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Default how do you drift

ow do you drift, what do you do with the controller. I have seen that people that use selotape say that smoke comes out of their car. It is a tamiya tt01 chassis.

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Old 05-27-2004, 02:39 PM
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I would imagine you do it the same way real cars would do it.
Old 05-27-2004, 02:57 PM
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im only 13 so I wouldnt know how to drift a real car, please tell me how!
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Old 05-27-2004, 07:40 PM
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Default RE: how do you drift

when u get close to the conner let off the throtle and then turn and hit the throtle and u will slide if u have the right tires. its hard u got to patice i used cones and did a big wide corner with the cones and praticed for like 4 days then i got it

so just pratice
Old 05-27-2004, 08:54 PM
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For me, this is my method...Say i wanted to kick the rear out to the left. I would flick the throttle to the left, and then punch it into full throttle while countersteering to the right to keep it sliding longer. It takes a lot of practice, and I can still only drift really well about 1 out of every 4 attempts. In RC it has to do a lot with feel imo.
Old 05-28-2004, 12:48 AM
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In RC it has to do a lot with feel imo.
yeah, trust me, it does with a 1:1 car too.

but thats about it for the r/c method, its all inertia drift. It sounds easy, but its not so easy to do it smoothly and consistantly through turns while still following a racing line. Basically, if you aren't countersteering, you aren't drifting.
Old 05-31-2004, 01:38 PM
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Default RE: how do you drift

in other words just spinning out isnt drifting........the entire car should slide sideways for a period of time wether u be in a turn or straight..........it all has to do with steering play and throttle control usually i pick up speed, approach a corner, let off the gas, then floor it......or finger it.....so that the rear tires break loose....then then just play with the steering and throttle........practice makes perfect
Old 05-31-2004, 03:01 PM
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When using PVC, i can drift fine. The problem is that after I fniihs drifting, the car is almost stopped, so it can come out of a drift at a fast speed. How do you guys get around this
Old 06-01-2004, 02:18 PM
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go into the corner faster viperspeed
Old 06-01-2004, 03:23 PM
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ok ill try that, thanks
Old 06-02-2004, 07:56 PM
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for a more indepth how too, tip and other great info check out the original r/c drifting web site and forum.

www.rcdrift.com
Old 06-02-2004, 08:27 PM
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i think the pvc is to lose i like low traction rubbers and right after a rain foams are awesome[sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 06-06-2004, 11:39 PM
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this is a bit of a stupid question but here it goes anyway... any way to drift something as big as a savage???
Old 06-07-2004, 12:02 AM
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Default RE: how do you drift

no monster truck can drift becouse they are so heavy and you need alot of power to move it
Old 06-08-2004, 07:36 PM
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pvc tires will work no problem. you may want to use larger wheels and "tires" because it'll be much easier to spin them. that's what is wrong with nirto, the pvc or abs tires spin a lot easier, so you need to be a lot more careful witht he throttle, if you whomp on the gass it'll probably blow the motor from over-revving.
Old 06-09-2004, 02:33 AM
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Default RE: how do you drift

this is a bit of a stupid question i am new to drifting and wut do PVC MEAN and where can we get them link please

thanks

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Old 06-11-2004, 01:07 PM
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I dont know what PVC stands for but it is the kind of pipe you use for sprinkler systems. you can buy it at any lawn and garden or pluming store. (I think)

The Doc.
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Default RE: how do you drift

u mean ABS, PVC is white, and ABS is is black. it is also softer and will also drift better imo
Old 06-11-2004, 07:41 PM
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So people say that ABS has a bit better traction so u can drift at higher speeds. Also the problem with PVC is that the edges of the tire usaully get chiped up.
Old 06-12-2004, 06:37 PM
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this is a bit of a stupid question but here it goes anyway... any way to drift something as big as a savage???
Drifting is 95% driver ability. You can drift any vehicle, you have to focus on what you're doing. Granted, you won't be drifting on pavement, you would need a loose surface, such as dirt or gas, plus the power to be able to break traction on rear tires at any speed. An easy way to get a decent slide going is to come into a turn real hot (meaning fast) and just crank the wheels. From that point it's all about throttle controol and brake control.

I can drift my 1:1 Blazer on wet pavement with no problems. It's all about driver ability, baby. Practice makes perfect.[>:]
Old 06-15-2004, 03:46 PM
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If you put PVC pipe on the car/buggy, you can Drift ANYTHING!!!

PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) - polypipe from a plumbers merchant or DIY - grey, white, black
ABS (Amyl Butyl Styrene) - similar to above but softer being a styrene - white
There's also compressed air pipe which is very similar to ABS - blue
Old 07-09-2004, 03:27 AM
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I don't know about you guys but I think drifting my real car is a lot easier than the small car. I can't feel what's going on in the RC car but in my real car, I can feel the car leaning, sliding, etc and have more time to compensate it seems.

Boy this drifting gig is fun with the RC cars though. I only do it in the rain with my real car and even at that I don't do it often because revving my motor is just asking for trouble. Plus, when you flip a real car you die.
Old 07-09-2004, 12:03 PM
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Default RE: how do you drift

no monster truck can drift becouse they are so heavy and you need alot of power to move it

there was a video i saw before with a savage drifting, i will try to find it
Old 07-10-2004, 07:17 AM
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whoa, u serious???? I hope u find that vid.... I'd love to see it =)
Old 07-13-2004, 03:20 PM
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drifting an RC car is nothing like a real car for whoever had that brains to say that. A real car is all brakes and gas controlling them and yes it is 95% skill and whoever said its easier to drift a car is full of crap. its a lot harder and why would u drift a blazer, i drive a mazda rx-7 and it has taken me over a year to be an "above average " drifter. sometimes i question if some people here know what a drift is.............

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