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Image Killerbody BRZ
Posted by: lifeofbrian - 08-29-2018, 06:27 PM - Forum: RC Drift Bodies - Replies (2)

Killerbody Subaru BRZ with Rocket Bunny Kit. 3 sets of LEDs, 2 home made, including knight rider style 10 LEDs(5 either side). Createx paints. I didn't use the canards that came with the kit as I thought they spoil the look. The only decals on the outside are the BRZ plates front and rear. Apart from that the body is clean.

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  Help figuring out how to get started in ATL
Posted by: dboeren - 08-24-2018, 10:43 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (1)

I've never done R/C drifting before but I'm interested in getting started.

Since I'm a total beginner and not sure yet whether I want to be "all in", my initial impression from what I've read is that I should start with an AWD car.

I'm looking at two setups on rcmart:

$250 MST MS-01D

$220 Sakura D4

Both of these come with most of what you need, but I want to be sure I'm not missing any minor pieces.

The MST kit I think is supposed to be complete other than batteries & charger.  It also appears to have a better radio than the Sakura kit, being 3 channel instead of 2 and higher priced.  It does not have the gyro that the Sakura kit comes with which would add $23 extra and the 3rd channel can be used to control gain on the gyro.

The Sakura kit doesn't include a body (but you do get to pick your own body this way), plus I'm unsure whether it's missing some other minor items such as servo horn, pinion gear, motor wires (someone mentioned this in a review), etc...  I'm hoping that someone here who has purchased this kit can clarify all the pieces I would need to finish off the build.  Also, if I do need some of these bits, which ones should I buy?  i.e. - how many tooth pinion, etc...  I may also need a reamer for the body?

Is there any significant benefit to choosing one car over the other?  As far as I can tell they're both supposed to be pretty good cars with roughly similar levels of parts support and I *think* either one can be converted to RWD by removing the belts and possibly some other small modifications.

I also had a question about batteries.  I'm assuming that 2s lips are the way to go, but I've seen some offhanded mentions about battery weight affecting the car too.  Is the weight related to the mah capacity or what?  Are there specific batteries that are recommended?  How long should I expect say a 3000mah 2s lipo to last in a drift car - I imagine they may have different power requirements than a typical 1/10 offroad car which is what I'm more familiar with at this point.

I expect I'll mostly be driving either in the street in front of our house or parking lots - there's a big church across from our subdivision with a huge open parking lot I can use.  I work from home so I expect I can head over there over lunch 1-2 times a week, have 40-45 minutes to drive, then come back to work.


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  first rwd rc but need help on chassis
Posted by: nightreaper96 - 08-23-2018, 11:25 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

currently have a Tamiya TT-01 E   but after trying my friends sakura d4 rwd ebay edition it feels a lot better so i have decided on a building a new car limit is 200 pounds uk money

can anyone recommend a decent chassis as i have seen so many and now i dont no what to look for or buy

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  awd to rwd?
Posted by: moyits - 08-19-2018, 12:53 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (1)

Hi guys, I have a question.

I have the Flying Gadgets Momentum awd drift car. Is it possible to convert it to a decent performing rwd drift car if I upgrade the front steering angle and install a gyro?

Thank you guys in advance

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  RC stickers
Posted by: FreedBridge - 08-07-2018, 02:43 PM - Forum: Paint, Decals, and Techniques - Replies (2)

Is there a website that sells rc sized branded stickers eg. illest ,or do you have to print them yourself?

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  RWD RC Drift Battles at Super-G!
Posted by: CAboy - 08-06-2018, 01:04 PM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - No Replies

Here's some of the drift action that I was able to get at one of Super-G's weekly Saturday Showdowns! Hope you guys enjoy the video!


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  NYC 1/10 DRIFT 08/01/2018
Posted by: OnelGorilla - 08-01-2018, 06:08 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (7)

Hello People of NYC

I was into RC 1/10 drifiting like 10years ago but i came back to the hobby
seem like the hobby died..... and no one seems to be doing this hobby..
Trying to find a club or group of people who still drift in NYC

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  Heat issues, some advice please?
Posted by: Shakotanvacation - 07-31-2018, 09:59 AM - Forum: Electronics - Replies (2)

GHey guys,

I’m having a blast tuning and learning to drift my YD-2. However, I have some issues with the ESC overheating. It hasn’t quit on my yet, but it’s definitely too hot even after some pretty kind hearted revving on hardwood for a few minutes. The motor gets pretty hot too, but the ESC is worse. I’m thinking my battery is the culprit, but wanted to ask here before I spend money anywhere.

Here’s my setup:
Gearing: been trying 18/84 (12.133 final) and 26/84 (8.4 final)
Motor: 9.5T (3900kv) This one
ESC Toro 160A
Battery: 5000 mAh 45C 7.4V LiPo

Could someone be so kind and explain to me what’s the cause of the scorching ESC? Thanks!!

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  Hey there from WA State
Posted by: Xayrone - 07-28-2018, 10:58 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

Hello there everyone!

I'm completely brand new to drift rc in general, but I have been racing and working on rc cars here and there. Drifting always seemed fun, but I haven't really bothered to get into it since I had no one to really do it with. I recently got my buddy into rc with a hopped up TT02S with some decent drifting tires to kinda just get him into it since he drifts with his real car since I was getting out of touring for F1 and 1/12 Pan Cars. He's enjoyed it a bunch, and he eventually wanted to save up for a solid drift chassis.

I came home from another day at work with a gently used MST XXX-D VIP roller for $200. I've been looking into it through reviews and some articles, and it seemed like a good place to start. I don't intend to get too serious into it just, but I may hop it up down the line. My main intent right now is to really just have fun with my friend, but I would love to fine tune and improve the chassis. I've been hearing a lot that RWD seems to be the way to go, and I bookmarked the process on how to do it in any case. It's not ideal, but I'll just pop on a brushed silver can on it for now with a 2s lipo as I slowly research about the electronics I should get into for it. But if anyone does have any suggestions or advice, I'd gladly appreciate it! I hope to learn a lot more about rc drifting in general. Thanks for listening to what I have to say and I hope you all have a good one.

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  My carpet living room drifting track !!
Posted by: grijoti - 07-24-2018, 08:43 AM - Forum: Drift Track Layouts - No Replies



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  Best front arm for most angle?
Posted by: Speed Chaser - 07-22-2018, 04:01 PM - Forum: Yokomo - Replies (1)

I own a yokomo type c that has a 1.5 cs setup and i finally decided to look for something that gives me more angle then the stock arms that come with it, not really looking for the bling factor so plastic ones are fine. I was going to just buy the yokomo high angle Type-C front conversion but just incase there is a better setup i figure i would ask

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Gear Sakura D4 chassis problems, front higher than rear
Posted by: The Knight - 07-18-2018, 01:12 PM - Forum: 3 Racing - Replies (3)

I have a new chassis build. But I get one problem, the front is higher than rear, but I can't find the reason. I checked the manual, all parts are set correctly. But why is this so?


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  Gyro/servo/handset compatibility issues
Posted by: Bensmev - 07-08-2018, 07:56 AM - Forum: Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) - Replies (1)

Hi all, new to the RWd drift thing, having issues with gyro and servo compatibility. The gyro constantly wants to reset itself. It’s smooth aslong as I steer slowly, but as soon as I give it full lock the gyro starts flashing and it stays locked until I completely stop and give it 10 seconds to reset. This also happens if I tap anything or get any bump mid drift. I’m having the issue with both oniski and slideology gyros . I’m using OMG Lp-cm07s servo, omg 120a esc, and a flysky gt3b handset. Have dialled the gyro in as much as I can without it trying to reset. Have also tried analogue servo which worked for about ten mins but caused over exaggerated wheel chatter rolling and static until the servo overheated and gave up , again with gyro dialled handset turned right down etc . I’ve heard the best option is too go and buy a sanwa mt4 or similar... is this actually gunna make it work though? 

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  New guy
Posted by: JAYchossDAboss - 07-05-2018, 11:56 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (2)

What's up ya'll. I'm new to RC drifting but not to drifting. The strategies are same but controls are different. I started of with an AWD rear motor set up. The AWD was not challenging enough and the rear motor did not give me that realistic feel so I modified it into a RWD front motor set up. It kicks butt. Originally I wanted to buy one but I have only found a few that are set up that way (Sukura D3, Bulldog, and one other) so I built my own. Now I'm slowly tuning my custom/modified chassis and am excited to share it with the RC drift community, especially at events. Pictures and videos coming soon.

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  California RC Drift 2018! feat. GGT and Super-G
Posted by: CAboy - 07-02-2018, 04:34 PM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - No Replies

After a bit of a hiatus on making videos due to school, I've finally made another video! Since we've passed the midpoint of the year, it's a throwback of all the events I've covered so far this year at GGT and Super-G, composed of mostly unseen drift action. Hope you guys enjoy! 


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  3D Printing an Entire RC Drift Car - Need Suggestions!
Posted by: Kolektiv - 07-02-2018, 02:09 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hello dear forum users,

          I am planning on making a 3D printed RC drift car. I own 2 cars 4 planes and a drone (so I am not new to RC but am new to RC Drifting) and have been using my 3D printer for about half a year now (I have decent experience with modeling in AutoCAD, Fusion360 and others).

          Since I have never owned a Drift car Any suggestions you have are welcome. Did anyone else here already make this, what material are the tires made out of, will a plastic chassis hold up to the force a drift car puts on it, how important are the suspensions (are they just for looks or do they actually provide some sort of improvement to preformance or something else, which parts do you reccomend I upgrade to metal etc.

BTW, I am building this with the scraps of my 1/12 buggy so i can pick up lots of spare non plastic parts if necessary.

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  badly damaged lexan body
Posted by: Ovah - 07-01-2018, 04:54 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (3)

    lexan car body crammed it my mailbox...anybody have any idea how to straighten it enough to at least be used...bent and creased pretty bad

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  Hi from Illinois
Posted by: Rh3su5 - 06-19-2018, 02:07 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (2)

            Hi from Chicago. Working on a TT02 (and hoping for that TT02 rwd conversion from Yeah Racing). Also eyeing a XXX-D...would this be decent to convert to RWD too? My shell is a Matrixline '12 Beetle.

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  Exceed RC drift star RWD setup
Posted by: Keylime Slides - 06-08-2018, 03:03 PM - Forum: Other Manufacturers - Replies (1)

Hello! I am a fairly new drifter and do not want to spend 200-400 on a D3 or MST, as I am saving for an Actual track car, but I already have an exceed RC drift star chassis, and I have tried running it RWD before but there was simply not enough steering angle to control the rear end in a drift, so my question to you is: Do you know of any angle kits or other hop ups that are compatible and increase steering angle? I already know about the aluminum hop ups, but none of them actually increase angle.

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Warning Which Battery to use
Posted by: allusernamestaken - 05-31-2018, 04:29 PM - Forum: Electronics - Replies (3)

So i want to get into the hobby and start off with a TT02 "ARR" kit comes assembled with gearing, shocks, wheels and motor maybe more all it says i need to buy is a charger and battery. On the site it says Exactly gonna do a rought translator from german languge ""Required accessories:7.2V NiMH battery pack, charger."" so my question is must it he a nimh i'd much rather see a Lipo in there, if i can use a Lipo what one can i use like company or size or idk how it goes by.  If more info is needed tell me

Thanks in advance.

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  First RC Drift Build Questions
Posted by: HerosMustRise - 05-22-2018, 01:56 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

I have a few questions about the Sakura D4, which I have read a lot about (most reliable for cheap). Just for a basis what are some pros and cons, I mainly ask because I don't know what to look for as I'm new to this.
Just some things that make it good in its price range and bad as well.

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  New to RC Drift
Posted by: HerosMustRise - 05-22-2018, 01:42 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (2)

I have recently discovered the vast community that surrounds the idea of drift RC. I am interested in this, since my life has always been about the idea of cars. I am definitely new to this scene as I have no clue what I am doing. Please bear with me, as I will be learning and experiencing a new hobby. Thanks for having me!

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  Friday Night Drift Action at GGT!
Posted by: CAboy - 05-21-2018, 03:00 PM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - No Replies

Here's this weeks video, this time coming from another track in the SoCal area known as GGT. Hope you guys enjoy the video! 


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Posted by: DIGITAL RC - 05-18-2018, 03:14 AM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - No Replies

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  Anyone familiar with Sanwa electronics ?
Posted by: tt01 project - 05-09-2018, 09:46 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (1)

Hello there 

I rushed and bought a couple of Sanwa electronics , I didn't read and research but thankfully everything I bought so far is compatible.
I currently have the.

Now I need a servo but it seems I'm limited to certain servos due to incompatibility with my other electronics.

Info on the MTS
●Please do not use Analog Servo for SHR mode or SSR mode.
If analog servo is used for SHR mode or SSR mode, the servo will be broken and will not work.
Digital servo (SRG series, Digital ERG series, SDX series) can be used both for NOR mode and SHR mode.
●SSR mode can be used only by SRG series servo.
●In SHR or SSR mode, BL-RACER, BL-FORCE, BL-SPORT, F2000, F2200, F3000, F3300, SBL-01, SBL-02 and SBL-03CR do not work.
Please use NOR mode for the above ESC.
●SV-08, HV-10, HV-12, F2500 can work by NOR/SHR MODE.

I really wanted to use this servo PGS-LH TYPE-D but it seems like its incompatible with their only drift gyro Wtf go figure 
Not Compatible with CODE 5 (M12, EXZES Z, MT-4S, MT-4, MT-S) What the hell is code 5 ?
In case of using with incompatible Gyro for SSL (SGS-01C/SGS-01D), the servo cannot be set by transmitter through SSL function.  Who's the genius in R&D ? 

I'm thinking my best bet is the SRG-BLS Ver.2 

I don't know though because it's my first attempt at something sophisticated like this.
Any thoughts ?

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  Super-G FD Long Beach Drift Session!
Posted by: CAboy - 05-07-2018, 03:08 PM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - No Replies

Drift action from Super-G's FD Long Beach session, hope you guys enjoy the video! 

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  Sakura D4 RWD vs MST RMX 2.0 vs MST RRX 2.0
Posted by: tt01 project - 05-07-2018, 02:31 AM - Forum: Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) - No Replies

Hello there

Green Horn here 

Which would you recommend and why?

Sakura D4 RWD vs MST RMX 2.0 vs MST RRX 2.0 Vs MST FXX-D

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Exit Newbie Questions :s
Posted by: SircaM - 05-05-2018, 05:41 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

Hi Guys, im new on RC DRIFT.
So, recent i bought Sakura D4 Black Edition RWD Chassi, but basically is my first project. before i had TT-01 E (i bought complete kit TT 01 XB).
So my questions is:

  1. Atm i have weak motor (Tamiya Super Torque) and weak esc, but next month i wanna buy another motor and esc (this month the money went away =L ), and i install that motor and esc on SAKURA D4 with gyro GC-301, and some weak SERVO. When i change motor/esc/servo, can i do drift correctly? i mean atm i can do only small drift, if i try big curves i lose control.
  2. I need some kit for stearing? or can use original kit at the beginning?
To consider: i run on asphalt.

Sorry for bad english, and thanks in advice.


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  1st 1/10 drift Project , Sakura D4.
Posted by: tt01 project - 05-01-2018, 11:46 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (9)

Hello there 

I have been updating this post , I received the majority of the stuff I ordered , waiting on a few , will update this when I start putting everything together by the end of June .

I wanted to build a  Tamiya 1/10 TT01E Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo.II and turn it into a drift car.
I haven't bought anything yet when I initially posted this , I was just developing a shopping list in hopes of getting feedback and advice on choices and alternatives.
Why the TT01E ?
Simply for the body. On discount but didn't buy it , might not buy it at all or I might still get it LOL conflicted between want and waste.
Whats the plan? I have been editing this post as I buy stuff or decide on parts and specs
- Chassis  
3Racing Sakura D4 RWD Pre-Assembled Chassis . Bought on discount
This has the mono shock mounted on the upper front arms , I don't know if they call this V2 or Advanced Chassis.
- Gyro 
Sanwa drift gyro Bought on discount
Can set up from your transmitter , using gain adjustment 
- ESC 
Sanwa/Airtronics Super Vortex Type-D Sensored Brushless Drifting ESC Bought on discount
●Back cancel function

●Boost Zero displaying function
●SSR/SHR/NOR automated recognition & displaying
●8 program mode equipped
 ・Throttle response (new function)
 ・Neutral Brake rate
 ・Drive feel
 ・Neutral Brake feel
 ・Brake feel
 ・Boost timing (Advanced timing)
 ・Turbo / Revolution limiter ( New function )
 ・Power mode / Active throttle ( New function )
●SSL function
- Motor  
Onisiki 8.5T Bought on discount  Omg  8.5T ? what were you thinking? Relax , I can lower the timing manually on this specific motor and automatically via the Sanwa remote hopefully.
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- Wheels & Tires 
MST offset changeable wheels and MST drift tires Maybe Next Month 
- Servo 
Bought on Discount ,Blue Bird BLS , Fastest + Cheapest + wide power range.
I really wanted the PGS-LH TYPE-D but unfortunately it isn't compatible with the transmitter nor the gyro.  ='( 
- Transceiver Set  
Sanwa MT-S 2.4GHz 4Ch with RX-482 Receiver Bought the cheapest price I found 
●When used with compatible RX-472, RX-482, Super Vortex Series, SV-Plus Series, the setting of ESC etc. by Transmitter is available through SSL functions while driving.

●Since the setting can be done without the stop of car, the detailed adjustment in accordance with Race conditions 
is available without interruption of Intervals and the change of machine conditions.

Bought a set of Hopups , discounted of course. I like discounts , we all do.  ^^

  • Yeah Racing 2.0mm Graphite Upper Deck For For 3Racing Sakura D4 AWD RWD #SKD4-013 This weighs 8grams the Original weighs 12 grams

  • Yeah Racing 2.5mm Carbon Graphite Chassis Plate For 3Racing Sakura D4 AWD RWD #SKD4-006 This weighs 66 grams the Original weighs 105
    Grand total of 71 grams yeah racing graphite chassis vs 118 grams Original Thats a 47 gram reduction.
  • Yeah Racing Aluminum D4 Steering & Suspension Upgrade Kit For 3Racing Sakura D4 AWD RWD Pink #SKD4-S01PK Have been installing these whenever I got a chance , SKD4-002 Adjustable upper arm will not fit with the mono shock wing upper arm . you need a 10x15x4mm ball bearing for the SKD4-001 High Kpi Steering knuckle. The SKD4-011 Spur Gear Adaptor does not align with the Spur Gear holes and will cause your spur gear to warp and wobble and ultimately break  , so you can skip that.

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  • 3Racing Multiple Drift Body Mount For Sakura D4 AWD RWD #SAK-D4832/BK

  • 3Racing Sakura D4 RWD Aluminum Curve Slide Track Steering Set Black #SAK-D4827/BK This is the last thing you want to install as the curve arm rests on 4 tiny steel balls that will drop out and disappear while fiddling about with your car so save this step for the end when you've got your servo and install together. Maybe put some grease in the holes to keep them stuck in there.
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  • 3Racing Sakura D4 15G Brass Weight Balancer 5 Pcs Gun Metal #SAK-D4802A

  • 3Racing Sakura D4 5G Brass Weight Balancer 5 pcs Gun Metal #SAK-D4801
After installing all the Upgrades the Original non modified Chassis weighs 639 Grams vs Fully Modified 625 Grams
Just the Chassis excluding ESC , Motor , Servo , recover , battery and weight balancers .

I dont know what I'm getting myself into.
I don't like fiddling about with 1/10 cars so the convenience the Sanwa system offers was a no brainer as you can modify the motors RPM , the gyro , the servo end points , the rate of acceleration , and god knows what through the remote.
Buying the Sanwa system will keep me up at night and I hope its worth it , but I won't know for sure until I have money to buy the Servo.

I still don't have a body but I've bought the important stuff ... discounted.  ;)
There isn't a lot of info on the Sanwas on the net so I really hope I don't live to regret my decision but I saw a good drifter on youtube (Afro's RC Club , guy from Canada) with a Sanwa esc on his D4 and his team at least own 2 D4s and that encouraged me to buy a D4 also.

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