02-15-2017, 06:05 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-16-2017, 06:51 AM by Coloursofdan.)
Hey guys I'm looking to build my first RC drift car. Got decent knowledge of drift physics and setups but new to RC drift. Been doing heaps of research and think I've narrowed it down to a few options.
Currently I'm looking at getting a AWD CS setup (eventually 1.8 - 2.0+cs) but could go RWD if its just better. From what I've seen RWD is a lot harder to get setup and needs a fairly controlled surface. Ill be Driving on asphalt surface mostly, got a car park 1 min walk down the road and the local track is also asphalt but much smoother. There is a carpet track 1 hour away.
Chassis I'm looking at are the MST MS01D S kit or Sakura D4 Awd with upgrades.
MST MS01D S kit is $264au
Sakura D4 awd kit is $133 + upgrades = $294au
Here are the upgrades I'm looking at:
3Racing Sakura D4 AWD Aluminum Slide Steering System
3Racing Aluminum One Way Tube
3Racing Sakura D4 Belt Tensioner Bearing
3Racing Sakura D4 Belt Tensioner Post
Yeah Racing Aluminum Adjustable Front Lower Suspension Arm
Yeah Racing Aluminum Adjustable Rear Suspension Lower Arm
Yeah Racing Aluminum High KPI Adjustability Steering Suspension Knuckle (or 3Racing Aluminum Knuckle Version 2)
1: Is the MS01d S stock for that price as good as the D4 with upgrades? Seems hard to justify spending extra for the MST.
2: Are those upgrades the main ones i'll need?
3: Are any of them not worth getting at the start?
Or is another option worth looking at?
Thanks for your time and knowledge.
Hi . Cs is fun but I think if your going to the track to play see if they are using cs or rwd. It's more fun to play in a group rather then soloing.
Both cs and rwd and equally difficult to setup. I think rwd is more forgiving compared to cs.
In rwd, basically good electronics take you 70℅ there. After that is your style and car mods to suit it.
For d4 if you go down the rwd path. You will need to change the following. Knuckles. Lower front arm and rims.
Can't help with mst stuff.
I don't see any electronics in your list. I think that would be more important than hop ups.
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I would also go down to the track and see what everyone is driving I would lean more to the MST just because I know the D4 has some issues out of the box and is typically less reliable
02-15-2017, 08:21 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-15-2017, 08:23 PM by Coloursofdan.
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Thanks for the advice littlemonsta. The carpet place has a mix of CS and RWD. I'll head down to the asphalt track on sunday, That's the drift day. Hopefully a few guys will be there so I can see what they run and ask them about it.
Sounds like RWD might be an option.
Electronics I'm looking at:
TX/RX: RadioLink RC4G 2.4G 4CH Transmitter W/R4EH-G Rx
Motor/ESC: Hobbywing QUICRUN 3650SD 13.5T G2 Motor w/ Onisiki Hell Blaze 60A ESC Brushless Sensored Set #CB1035
Onisiki Hell Blaze Program Box #ONI4602
Servo: Power HD High Speed Digital lineary Servo 7KG / 0.06Sec / 48 g #DS-1206TG
TrackStar TS-915 Digital 1/10 Steering Servo 10.1kg / 0.08sec / 45g
Battery: Turnigy nano-tech 4200mAh 2S 25C Hardcase Lipo Pack
(If going rwd) Gyro: Onisiki Aluminum Case High Stability Gyro #ONI2801 or
Yeah Racing Hackslider Drift Tuned Gyro #YE-0021PK
All stock arms on d4. No need to upgrade. Change out front tires to hpi A types. So much fun to play with rwd.
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Using a hpi gyro 75%
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I had a look at some of the Sanwa and Futaba controllers but from what I've seen the RC4G should be fine while I'm learning. Good to know you didn't have any complaints with it. Better control on throttle and steering does sound nice though. Might look into getting a better one at some point if I feel I need it.
Whoops I forgot to mention I was also thinking of getting a Turnigy 5200mAh 2S 30C (60c burst).
Think I'll go RWD unless most of the locals run CS, after watching more vids and doing some reading I think I'll prefer that to AWD CS. I'll see what most of the locals run tomorrow at the local track though.
Thanks for the help.