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  Quick OMG ESC question
Posted by: CheddarCheesus - 01-20-2017, 11:57 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (1)

I received my esc and was looking around at some pictures and found the Drift Mission guys soldered battery leads directly to the esc. Is it necessary to wire it up this way in order for the capacitor to work?

Thanks for any insight you may have!

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Image New To DM - Getting back into RC in a bad (Good) way.
Posted by: gvngoheavy - 01-19-2017, 02:48 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

Howdy DriftMission. I grew up on Tamiya RC with TL01's and e-maxx. Took a break for quite a while. Then the bug bit and im back in deep. 
Current stable includes: 
- TRF801XT-e monster truggy 
- TRF801X-e SCT 
- TT02B MS that turned into a wierd 2.2 (HPI WR8 wheels) freak drifter thing. Its still in the works. and may still transform into something completely different
- Twin Hammers with Sand Scorcher body currently being built
- Second Twin Hammers on the way -Undecided on final direction for this build but a solid axle scale drifter may be on the table for this one.

I am also dreaming about building some whacky projects once the stable is reliable and set up, like:

-Weird buggy or 2.2 drifters based on fxx-d, fmx-d tt02, TB03, TB04, BD02, DF03, or TRF502X. Obviously this set of ideas is completely half baked, but the general gist is that I would use the gear case and suspension geo from whatever base model and then fabricate a custom chassis and body set.

- Scale Solid axle drifters based on either a Twin Hammers, MST CMX, or SCX-10. with a abs hard body. 

Excited to be part of the DM forums and look forward to diving down all the rabbit holes I can find! 
Concept sketches and the current state of the TT02B MS:

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  What's the best method to take paint off a shell?
Posted by: littlemonsta - 01-18-2017, 05:04 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (1)

Hi just wanted to ask, I have this body shell which I have and I don't really like the decals. It was a factory prepainted body.

I saw the review of the initial D 86 being repainted. So I was wondering how to do it ?

I've seen some solution where u use brake fluid. And another using nitro fuel.

So which is better ? Or there a newer method of taking off the paint ? The least messy method would be preferable.

Just to note that I have never painted before either.

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  Tommy R's RC Art Jager
Posted by: Tommy R - 01-17-2017, 05:19 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Hey folks,

Several months ago I was looking for another drifter.  No, not to replace my Yokomo DRB, but in addition to it.  The DRB was still performing amazingly well, but I was looking for a new challenge.  I wanted to build something with more of a rear motor setup this time.  Maybe build it as more of a competition style car for higher speed tracks?  I considered a new YD2+, of course.  That proven to be a great chassis!  But it's also really commonplace these days and I was hoping for something a bit different.  That's when a friend mentioned he had an RC Art Jager RX-12J project that's never been run.  He made me a deal that I definitely couldn't refuse and she was mine!

Here's how I received the chassis.  Note that this car is sold in a minimal configuration leaving you to select your own suspension, dampers, etc.  Mine came in silver and was equipped with Wrap Up Next rear suspension and upper arms.  The also included MST lower arms.  He had also purchased the aluminum battery mounts from RC Art.  All that would be needed to be a roller would be knuckles/axles and shocks/springs.
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First order of business was to pick up some silver WUN GX Version 3 knuckles/axles, as well as some Yokomo big bore dampers like those from the YD2+.  We have a roller!
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Tried playing around a ton with the stock steering setup.  It was proving difficult to get the throw and Ackerman that I wanted.
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I got things looking pretty good, but the steering didn't feel right.  Keep in mind I had not yet powered up the car.  I just mean that the steering linkage seemed to be binding up more than I'd like.  It was also pretty......"sticky".  You see, RC Art calls for the use of o-rings in the steering bellcranks.  If you tighten them up, they grab and cause bind.  Loosen them up and it introduces loads of play.
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I ended up getting some different front bellcrank arms for the steering which helped eliminate some bind.  I also replaced the o-rings with some carefully selected shims.  Much better, but there's still more slop than I'd prefer.  But in the meantime I also selected a Sanwa Type D Plus ESC with integrated receiver, KO Propo coreless servo, and an Acuvance 10.5 motor.  An Onisiki gyro eventually found it's way in there, as well.
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  Good Gyro - Share
Posted by: littlemonsta - 01-16-2017, 09:02 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (4)

Hi I just wanted to share that a good gyro makes loads of difference in RWD.

Finally I see the light. Solved my problems for :
Tire grip
Don't need weights anymore.

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Compared to my radiolink rc4g combo gyro. I feel this in on a whole new level. Even the crappiest car could drift with this gyro. It's almost like cheating.

If you ever think of a budget gyro. Don't waste your time and just get a good gyro.

I damn freaking satisfied

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  Tool set
Posted by: DvSiR911 - 01-16-2017, 12:05 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (4)

So I just ordered an FXX-D RTR and I'm wondering what do you guys suggest as far as a tool kit for getting started? I've seen quite a few sets for around $20-30 and they basically come with different size adapter shanks with different size bits. Is that all I need?

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  New Body
Posted by: Millsicorn - 01-15-2017, 07:49 PM - Forum: RC Drift Bodies - Replies (5)

Yeah What body should I make for my first body? I'm thinking d like s13 or maybe a 240sx. I'm open to suggestions. Thx

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  Sakura D4 Build Problem
Posted by: Millsicorn - 01-15-2017, 05:28 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (7)

Hi all, lately I have been building a 3 Racing Sakura D4 bone stock and have encountered a problem. I need to screw this screw onto the first hole on the top of the steering block but the screw just won't catch. Does anyone have any tips on getting it to work? Or, really any tips on getting screws into plastic. Thanks, Millsicorn

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  Paint examples
Posted by: DvSiR911 - 01-15-2017, 01:33 PM - Forum: Paint, Decals, and Techniques - No Replies

Are there any paint examples on this site of color combos? Wanted to see what base paints look like with metallic sprayed underneath.

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Posted by: Leeroy33 - 01-14-2017, 08:55 AM - Forum: Work-in-Progress - Replies (1)

            Hi guys, this is my first build. I picked it up half converted to rwd but not finished, so decided to change back to cs. It came with all the front diff, including the one way set up.

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Image I have no idea what I'm doing
Posted by: psyclobe - 01-14-2017, 01:45 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

Yo, just getting into RC's, trying my hand at RWD drifting, and I'm building an MST-FMXD, fun. 

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  Rs4 Sport 3
Posted by: WhisperThang - 01-13-2017, 05:24 PM - Forum: Countersteer - Replies (3)

Hi everyone

I'm new here and still pretty new to rc cars. Is it possible to counter steer the rs4 sport 3 by over driving the rear or under driving the front? I've been searching but can't find anywhere someone has done it to an hpi shaft driven car.

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  3 racing aluminim y shape front lower suspension arm
Posted by: Jday20 - 01-13-2017, 09:05 AM - Forum: 3 Racing - Replies (11)

So trying to achieve more steering lock without contacting the lower suspension arm. I came across these searching the interwebs. Anyone tried them do they offer any added clearance or just bling? Any advice would be helpful. I was thinking of adding these and the 3racing kpi knuckles for more lock. Thanks un advance for any help.

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Video Awesome drift demo at the UK Drone Show
Posted by: dominicm - 01-13-2017, 02:09 AM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - No Replies

Something I had never seen in person before. Been taking video at various RC events around the UK for a while. Was awesome to watch the skills of these guys from BRCA. Need to have a good myself sometime.

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  New guy from NC
Posted by: Jday20 - 01-12-2017, 01:27 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

My name is Josh and I am new to rc drifting and new to rcs in general. I just completed my d4 rwd build a couple of weeks ago and have been having a blast learning to drift. I made a little track in the garage and have been spending about an hour a day practicing. I have been reading about some mods to correct kpi and gain a little extra steering lock so i look forward to modding in the future. Is anyone around the charlotte nc area drifting? Would love to find some tracks and hangout with some like minded folks. Anyways i guess thats it for the intro but be prepared for tons of questions as i start to mod!!

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  Esc program card
Posted by: Lbj - 01-11-2017, 08:15 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Will any esc program card work with any esc..? I have a skyrc  program card and I would like to know if compatible with any other esc

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  What good esc out there
Posted by: Lbj - 01-09-2017, 04:13 PM - Forum: Electronics - No Replies

What esc is everyone using and why. Sensored or nonsensored and the best place to get one or what motor combo is out there please let all of us know and learn from you

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  Pandem Rocket Bunny 240z
Posted by: feint motion - 01-08-2017, 09:29 PM - Forum: RC Drift Bodies - Replies (1)


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  Hola from Ireland
Posted by: Nathan_StyleD - 01-08-2017, 06:15 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (3)

Whats going on! 

My names Nathan and I'm still a bit of a RC Drift noob

Me and my buddies have all got pretty addicted to the hobby but its still a small community in Ireland

Im on here to share some videos of our tracks, meet ups some builds that I'm working on and to try get some pointers on all the things Im doing so wrong lol 

Hopefully Ill be able to help others out with their cars at some point too :)

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  Hpi Sprint 2 battery not working
Posted by: methkilab - 01-08-2017, 04:25 PM - Forum: Electronics - Replies (3)

has anyone had any issues with their hpi sprint 2 batteries? I think im in need of a new battery ,any recommendations?  Hopefully one that fits in the tray and can gove me some added juice.

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  What if WD40 spill on belt?
Posted by: BambooSwordBa - 01-08-2017, 03:00 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (7)

I plan to rebuild my Sakura D3 soon but the problem is the previous owner has managed to mess up pretty much every nut and bolt especially on the front and the rear bulk heads where 2 belts are connected. They either stuck or screwed in incorrectly. Even worse, almost all of them have stripped head.

I plan to use WD40 to get the stuck screws out but I'm concern about what if some of it spill on the belt. 
Will WD40 cause any harm to the belt? How can I clean it off?

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  Sakura d3 a arm to y arm
Posted by: _drift_garage - 01-08-2017, 02:24 PM - Forum: Countersteer - No Replies

Hello guys I'm posting about my Sakura d3 a arm to y arm conversation because I'm sure people still use the d3. This conversation was a long process about $130 to do this conversation the right way first I started with yokomo type c lower y arms then proceeded to active hobbie yokomo type c upper a arms now I'm on the final step and that is to stop the car from 3 wheeling it's when a wheel in the rear picks up and it rides on three wheel I have found the solution and it's a kit from 3racing it's called a rear camber mixing linkage it's for the d4 but anyway you have to put that in the front shock tower and that stops it from three wheeling because it moves one shock up and one shock down which make it level I have a video of a custom made one you can check out my instagram and see the process @_drift_garage and there is a picture of the setup i am shooting for with the parts from the d4 camber mixing linkage I hope this helps people who are using the d3 or wanting to do the same thing.

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  Yokomo DP-DRG3???
Posted by: andreweggenbergeraaa - 01-07-2017, 08:17 PM - Forum: Yokomo - Replies (2)

So i am complelty new to the rc scene and was considering a yokomo dp-drg3 as a begining drift car. I was wondering once i got my basic skills down what chasis it is and is there available upgrades for it. i like the entry price of it and was wondering if any one else has it what there impresions were ?

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  Does anyone make an engine soundbox that doesn't sound like owls having sex?
Posted by: chris.lonergan - 01-03-2017, 05:10 PM - Forum: Help Section - No Replies

these sound boxes just don't cut it for me. a lot of people like them but I think they sound like crap and are highly annoying and I'm not the only one who feels this way. why does the rotary sound like a v8, and everything else sounds like someone over revving a lawn mower? even while driving it just portrays the sound of inconsistent, random revs. is that something you can fix in the settings or have they just not figured out how to make it better yet?

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Gear newb, love it, now i need a rwd...pls help
Posted by: geauxktm - 01-03-2017, 01:25 PM - Forum: Help Section - No Replies


Almost a year ago i bought my first rc and its a scale crawler. Mid summer i decided its not a phase and im really loving it so since then Ive gone absolutely

nuts spending thousands in the rc hobby.   I now have 5 scale crawlers and 2 of them have just about everything upgraded with the best available parts. I

tinker with and drive them daily and i never thought my phone would be full of pictures of my toy trucks.  About a month ago i watched my first rc drift video

and the next week i spontaneously bought an hpi sprint 2 flux and some drift tires while picking up some paint at the shop. Ive had a blast with it and the

whole drifting thing so i decided i want a rwd and almost ordered the new rtr MST but decided i should ask around first.  I should be wanting a kit but im

not completely there yet so the mst being the only rtr ive really come across is why its at the top of my list but the more i see it looks to be a great buy. I

swear i dont like spending hundreds on a rig and spending several more hundreds swapping parts.  That is just necessary with those dang crawlers but

would i be happy with how the $400 version 2 mst comes? Ill post some pics of what i have been playing with and some of the bodies ive tried on the

sprint 2. I guess my main question is should i go with the new mst??????? Thanks

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Posted by: Speed Chaser - 01-03-2017, 12:20 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Anyone using monoshock setup ? I keep seeing them more and more on rc drift car.

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  KE70 - Yokomo YD-4
Posted by: Shakotanvacation - 01-02-2017, 06:06 AM - Forum: Work-in-Progress - Replies (15)

Hello everyone, a happy new year to all of you!
Working on my first drift build, finally found some time during the holidays. Got my power plant soldered up and did some cutting and painting and whatnot.
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First ever thing I've soldered in my life. Need practice. It's a 9.5T sensored can, got it for cheap because apparently nobody buys anything besides 10.5 motors at my LHS.

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No photos from the chassis build, because I bought it used.. actually thought about asking the seller to dissemble it for me, but I figured that was maybe pushing it too far. I love building!
This Castle MMP was also bought used, many years ago - and has distributed power in a Traxxas Stampede 4x4, turned Slash 4x4. Raised it up on a block of a harder type of foam. Put the reciever on the servo, forgot to think about heat from the servo - hopefully it won't be an issue.
[Image: JV2Qpib.jpg]1.6 CS, ready to go (sans pinion.. i stuck an 18T on one since).. I think we'll be good friends

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Posted by: Danka098 - 01-02-2017, 03:32 AM - Forum: RC Drift Chassis Picture Gallery - No Replies

Hello from Latvia! Here is mine OTA-R31 with rear motor conversion + Tatsuken ashi suspension in front

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  Tamiya rx-7 with 2jz swap lol
Posted by: chris.lonergan - 01-01-2017, 06:46 PM - Forum: RC Drift Bodies - Replies (5)

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  All new to me
Posted by: Leeroy33 - 01-01-2017, 05:27 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

Hi people, I live in QLD, Australia.  Ive had a few off road rc cars before, but never a drift rc.  Just recently I picked up a old enRoute JXR, now Ive never been into drift but when this came up for $80 AU I couldn't resist? It is mostly complete apart from transmitter,receiver and belts. Problem is that the plastic front lower suspension arms have been cut and modified, it does seem to work alright but looks like it will fail fairly quick once me and my 6year old boy take it to the local car park for some fun.Can't seem to find any stock replacements, do any of the aluminium hop up parts fit universally. Any info in getting some better arms would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Lee

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