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  Internal gear ratio
Posted by: littlemonsta - 03-27-2017, 09:29 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (10)

Hi need some help with understanding what internal ratio does and what it means.
Does this affect the handling of the car or how it responds ?

For example, I can achieve a FDR of 12. If internal ratio is 3 and external ratio 4. Would there be a difference in handling the car with an internal ratio of 2 and external ratio of 6 ?



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  Sakura rwd pinion opinion
Posted by: jwall046 - 03-27-2017, 02:12 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

What's a ballpark pinion and spur on Sakura rwd d4?
Ty

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  Sakura D4 RWD (First Build)
Posted by: Millsicorn - 03-26-2017, 08:46 AM - Forum: Work-in-Progress - No Replies

This is my first drift car. I got it for Christmas and it took me awhile to build it. Right now it's stock but I have parts coming but in a few days. I'll do an update then. 



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  Want to try RC drifting
Posted by: Chonker - 03-23-2017, 02:15 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

Hello,

I  used to race RC buggies when I was a kid, had a Schumacher Cougar 2000 that I broke god knows how many front wishbones on!  After a long while away from RC I'm thinking of getting myself a drift car to tool about with in the car park at work during my lunch break.

I'm looking for some advice, I think I have decided that the Sakura D4 AWD is the chassis I want, I'm looking forward to building a kit again.  I've got my eye on a Zakspeed capri bodyshell but it's 190mm wide and for a 251mm wheelbase where the D4 is listed as 180mm wide with a 255mm wheelbase.  Is that going to look awful?  Can you run wheel spacers to fix the width?

Cheers

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  NEW GUY HELP!!! Sakura D3 CS
Posted by: Viper Th Sniper - 03-23-2017, 08:29 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (8)

Hey all,

I am the ONLY guy in my area trying this drifting that I know of. I always want the most challenging stuff. I have flown planes, Helicopters, drones and raced cars. But this drifting is kicking my but.. 

The ONLY track I have available is an indoor "foam" track, It is made up of those soft floor tile puzzles most people use in their garage. It is slick as concrete though.. 

My issue is simply getting around the track. I have played with the car to the best of my knowledge and what I have found online. But the thing still oversteers like CRAZY. I have dialed down the throttle to about 40% and EASY it on to get going straight. as soon as I turn the wheel or tap the gass I do a 180..  I am using a 6500 mah battery moved as far back as I can get it. I tried softer rear shocks and stiffer preload, I it made VERY little difference. I recently put the rubber type slicks on it from my sons Ken Block car. It seamed to help the most. I am sure this is a balance / setup issue. But I just don't know where to start. 

If there is ANYONE in the Phoenix area at all, PLEASE contact me for help. 

I am open to ANY AND ALL help at this point. 

I do have the maxed out, all aluminum and carbon car with Brushless motor that can be found all over Ebay and Amazon. It looks pretty, But drives like.... Well, you get the idea..  I have read where the electronics are not the best. But I should be able to get this thing to drive and drift to some degree I would think. 

Also, Not sure how to get the car to go in reverse very fast. It simply wont back up hardly at all. 

I did install the one way hub in the front too. I read it is a MUST on this car. ???? 

Thanks in advance for everything.. 

Viper =L

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  New Guy in the state
Posted by: Viper Th Sniper - 03-23-2017, 08:17 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (3)

Hi all, 

I am the new guy in Arizona. To my knowledge, I am the ONLY guy trying drifting here.  I have been to MANY shops around my area and everyone races dirt cars. So I am going this allone trying to start a new trend. 

ANY help is GREATLY appreciated.. 

Thanks,
Mark

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  Bagi San drifts at 9drift
Posted by: littlemonsta - 03-21-2017, 10:19 AM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - No Replies

Enjoy this video during our competition in Malaysia.

https://youtu.be/LvOebHE-LTc

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  Rally suspension setup for drifter...
Posted by: Transient1 - 03-20-2017, 11:22 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

I'm not new to rc or drifting... I'm currently looking into buying another drifter. I already have all the gear from my old tamiya cc01 rwd solid axle drifter... I was wanting to weigh pros and cons of scrub factors and stuff like that...the shocks i have are trf cc01 65mm...but i have about 10 different spring weights to play with...the lowest being 1.1 and the stock crawler springs are softer so i will be working with a lot of droop... Any input?

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  Need help!
Posted by: Justincyyu - 03-20-2017, 06:51 PM - Forum: Yokomo - Replies (2)

Hello all,

I was wondering what parts are cross-fit with a MT4TC-SD?

Thank!

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  1/10 exceed drift star steering hack
Posted by: NeroTheHusky - 03-18-2017, 01:28 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

So ive had my drift star for a while, and i wanted to take the steering and increase it a bit more for more angle, so i planned out what to do and i cut. The angle is great but if it gose to the modded amount of steering it is very unstable and the steering rack gets loose. If anyone could help me out that would be amazing!

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  RWD THEORIES
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-17-2017, 10:59 AM - Forum: Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) - Replies (5)

Theoretically speaking , 

How would any of these two ( http://www.hpiracing.com/en/kit/112862 / Sprint 2 Flux BMW M3 GTS ) - ( http://www.hpiracing.com/en/kit/106168 Sprint 2 Flux BMW M3 GT2 ) HPI cars compare on an indoor track to the RWD Sakura or YOKOMO RWD class if the HPI cars ( STOCK ) , were converted to RWD with no other major modifications with an exception to drift tires ?

Alternatively , how would the HPI cars handle with only a drift tire conversion and with NO RWD conversion against the Sakura or Kokomo on a track ? 

This question is a theoretical one , i am new to the world of RC drifting and my knowledge on RC drifting cars , while expanding greatly daily , is still weak . Forgive me if my question seems stupid .

The reason for my question is to understand the basics of why HPI cars can't compete with products like RWD SAKURA and RWD YOKOMO , is it simply because of the RWD factor ? 

Why couldn't i simply slap on some drift tires and convert the mentioned cars to RWD and outshine the other rides ?

Does it not work this way , am i missing something ?

Hope someone can help in educating me on the subject , thank you .

All advice and comments are welcome , I'm here to learn .

Thank You .

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  BMW M3 GTS RTR HPI
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-17-2017, 10:29 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Can someone PLEASE explain to me why this car has 7 different prices , ranging from 269 Great British Pounds to 1800 Canadian Dollars which is CRAZY because 269 GBP does NOT = 1800 Canadian Dollars .

I also found the same car selling for 300 , 400 , 500 , 600 USD on Ebay for example !

What in the bloody HELL is going on , lol ?

Can someone please help out , this is confusing !!!

https://www.amazon.ca/HPI-Racing-112862-...B00N4KMQH8 

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/B...dition=all

http://www.ebay.com/p/hpi-112862-sprint-...1937130917

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/hpi/hpid2862.html

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Additionally , if anyone knows ANYTHING about HPI , can someone please explain to me why the HPI website here claims to show the fastest SPRINT 2 FLUX http://www.hpiracing.com/en/kit/106168 , which is MUCH cheaper than the more expensive BMW M3 GTS shown here http://www.hpiracing.com/en/kit/112862 ? 

How could the cheaper car be faster/better ? 

Which one is older ?

Why doesn't HPI date products so we know what came out first , which could possibly help explain how a cheaper car model is better/faster than a more expensive car model ?

Finally , can anyone PLEASE tell me how any of the two mentioned HPI BMWs would compare to say the Sakura D4 or equivalent from other brands ?


Thank You for your time ...

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  Yd2 abchobby custom body
Posted by: Hakosuka DRIFT - 03-15-2017, 05:55 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (3)

Hi 
I recently bought a rc body from abchobby and after cutting and assemble  the body with tape it does not fit on my yd2 from yokomo.
The problem is that the foam on the front of the chassis is in the way. If I take out the foam the part wich holds the foam and the body posts  is also in the way. The body only fits when I remove the whole part wich holds the body posts and foam. 
Please help!

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  Sprint Flux 2 BMW M3 GTS
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-15-2017, 12:09 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Anyone have any 2017 updates on the HPI Sprint Flux 2 BMW M3 GTS ?

http://www.hpiracing.com/en/kit/112862

Anyone know how this car is doing in terms of performance and durability as of 2017 ?

PLEASE DO SHARE , if anyone has an idea , thank you !

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  REDCAT Lightning-EPX-DRIFT Anyone ?
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-14-2017, 11:53 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

I was wondering if anyone has ever driven or owned the REDCAT LIGHTNING EPX DRIFT ?

http://www.redcatracing.com/Lightning-EPX-DRIFT

I have a few questions in regards to this make , hope someone knows a thing or two about it !

1) How does the REDCAT Lightning EPX DRIFT compare to say the HPI RS4 DRIFT SUBARU SPORT 3 4WD 
( http://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-Racing-1-10-...1259366085 )

2) Many claim this REDCAT to be the best RTR for its price in the market , which i believe , however i am very suspicious of its performance ability , and id like to know , how would one compare it to lets a Sakura D4 or D3 or MST drift models for example . If anyone has any idea , id extremely curious to find out !

3) If you've ever driven the LIGHTNING EPX DRIFT , how would you compare it to any other drifters you've also driven ?

Thank You .

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  COKE VS PEPSI
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-14-2017, 10:32 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (9)

Battle of the RC brands :

This question is directed at those with track experience , along with a well rounded general knowledge in drifting .

Between a Stock Sakura D4 RWD VS Stock Yokomo Y-D2 RWD , which one is better for drifting indoors and why ? 

Does the MST-FXX-D revised edition or REDCAT equivalent have anything on the YOKOMO Y-D2 or Sakura D4 in terms of stock out of the box conditions ?

If i handed you an envelope with 700 USD in it to purchase a drift car for a close friend of yours to get into the sport , what is the 1 drifting car you would purchase ?

If i handed you an envelope with 500 USD in it to purchase a drift car for a close friend of yours to get into the sport , what is the 1 drifting car you would purchase ?

If i handed you an envelope with 300 USD in it to purchase a drift car for a close friend of yours to get into the sport , what is the 1 drifting car you would purchase ?

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According to my observations and research of the RC drifting community I would describe the Sakura line of products as the hottest items out in the market , I've found extremely mixed reviews for the MST brand but i really like the RTR choices , REDCAT has some competitive prices , especially in the under 500 USD range . I'd like to hear from you the RC community in regards to my questions above , and any general opinions you have on the latest RC drifting models out in the market today .

I know there are some brands i missed , id love to hear about them too , so far my research has only included the brands mentioned above .

Thank You all for your time .

I Look forward to hearing anyones opinions , all opinions are welcome .   

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  Sakura D4 Drivers Update
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-14-2017, 09:59 PM - Forum: 3 Racing - Replies (2)

This question is directed at Sakura D4 drivers ,

We all know the ( D4 VS Y-D2 ) discussion has been had before , but overtime , experiences change and flaws begin to show , most reviews of this subject online are now outdated as its 2017 . How has your experience with the D4 been , was it worth it , have you been to the track and found something better you wish you purchased instead ?  

Would you purchase the D4 again if you could go back in time , or would you purchase something else ?

Would you recommend the D4 over the Y-D2 ?

Has anyone driven both the D4 and the Y-D2 , do you have any other observations ?

Have you been out on the track and noticed any other drifters that were outperforming you in stock mode ?

I would really appreciate any advice , thank you .

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  Top RWD RTR on the Market
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-14-2017, 09:32 PM - Forum: Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) - Replies (1)

I'm about to purchase my first (indoor) drift car , I'm going with a RWD , before i make my final choice I wanted to get some expert opinions .

If you had 1000 USD in your pocket right now to purchase your first drift RWD car , what would it be  ?

Please note :

It MUST be RTR from the box .

I prefer Yokomo and Sakura but unfortunately choices of RTR are limited and always missing something that must be purchased separately or there is always something to assemble .

Anyone with any suggestions , even its simply the name of product or link , no need for details , please leave a reply .

I thank you all for your time . 

P.S

I have researched the MST FXX-D RTR , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBSB9FzERE , it was a top contender until i found out that the Unrevised version , version 1 , had some issues and MST went cheap on some parts in the car itself .

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  Identify The Car
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-14-2017, 07:14 AM - Forum: Countersteer - Replies (2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njalLKnN2Dw

Can anyone please help me identify the chassis or the wheel adjustment or both ?

Do any RTRs come custom like this or close to it ?

This is what i want my next RC to do in action .

I love the way the front wheels turn and look on this ride , its artwork in motion !

Thank You for your help .

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  Embarrassing NOOB Questions
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-13-2017, 08:57 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (10)

Dearest driftmission forum users , 

Please bear with me as i ask this most embarrassing question on behalf of every NOOB who has ever wanted to ask this question but couldn't muster up the courage to do so !

We all know what 4WD and 2WD drive represents , but whats the deal with this CS ?

I understand that it represents a Countersteer , and i understand the concept of countersteering itself but how does that relate to the actual RC car in terms of purchase ?

How do you know if the RC car you want to purchase has the ability to counter steer ?

To accomplish Countersteering, is it something you setup or tune parts of the RC to accomplish or does your car either either have CS ability or doesn't ?

Do most drift cars have the ability to countersteer ?

What is the main detail to look for in order to factor if a drift car can Countersteer ?

Do 2wd such as the MST FXX-D REVISED EDITION countersteer ?

Do 4wd such as the REDCAT Lightning EPX PRO countersteer ?

Do all RC drift cars that are not 50/50 countersteer ?

How do you know if the car is a 50/50 , CS , 4WD , 2WD , If the details aren't available in SPEC sale items details ?

Can a drift car be 2wd and CS ?

Can a drift car be 4WD and CS ?


I am fully aware of the dozens of threads explaining this , however i remain confused due to the pointless youtube clips explaining the differences which only further confused me .

I hope someone can do the NOOBS of the world a favour and help in a definitive explanation of the subject in simple terms .

Hope someone can help out ! Thank You ! 

P.S :

I'm asking because i plan on purchasing one of the two models listed above in my post and I'm not sure if the EPX PRO or the MST FXX-D can Countersteer ; hence my question and the subsequent confusion . 

I Apologise for the question but for NOOBS who are overwhelmed with research and tons of new information sometimes even the simplest of concepts can become confusing .

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  NEW 2 RC DRIFTING
Posted by: madeinjapandad - 03-13-2017, 08:13 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (6)

Hi everyone , Im Phil , new here and hoping to get some advice on a few subjects . I'm impressed by the amount of information found on driftmission and the maturity of the thread users ; i I hope someone can help me out .

To begin let me get right into what I need help with :

I'm simply looking for an RTR Drifter with serious capabilities in terms of Drifting , low maintenance is a MUST , price is not an issue on this one , we only live once .  

I'm truly finding it very difficult to build a consensus on what the best RTR options are seeing as how most RC manufacturers have so many different products and we the consumers have so many different opinions . Ive been doing my own research for about a year now ( RC purchase delayed due to our new born and travel ) , and I'm ready to purchase my first RC Drifter ; I've got my mind set on 1 of 2 RTR models , here they are and I kindly request any advice from those of you have experience in helping out those who are new to RC drifting .

1) MST FXX-D RTR RWD NEW REVISION ( Nissan GTR Blue )

    PRICE : 400-500 USD

    POSITIVE : Its got everything i want , RTR , Great Specs in my NOOB opinion , Price seems great .

    NEGATIVE : Not sure if i'll be able to control this 2wd , control may be an issue and I've no clue how much maintenance is needed .

2)  REDCAT LIGHTNING EPX PRO - ( BRUSHLESS - LIPO3500 - 269 USD VERSION )

     PRICE : 269 USD

     POSITIVE : Where should i begin ? The price seems too good to be true for the reputation it has, let alone its specs . Brushless , RTR . Im simply not sold because the price seems a little low . Am i missing something ? Perhaps i just read a few biased reviews and the EPX PRO is truly NOT as hype as its hyped up to be ?

      NEGATIVE : Price seems too low , somethings up ? How could a drift car that costs 269 get higher ratings then rc touring and drift cars that cost twice as much ? Im perplexed by this , its disturbing , i must have missed something or the reviews I've read are simply biased and the EPX PRO is not as outstanding as some are making it out to be . 

CONCLUSION :

 I'm confused and I would like some advice , has anyone driven both these cars , which has less maintenance ? Are there any details that i should know about as to the two mentioned RC cars ? Anyone know which preforms better indoor ? Anyone know which one performs better outdoors ? Does anyone have any better recommendations for an RTR RC drift car for beginners ? Which is more durable ? Which one Drifts better ? If driving both indoors and outdoors which one would you purchase ?  

I thank you all for your time , please feel free to advise me on another RC car if you feel its a more suitable RTR and has very low maintenance . 

P.S 

Not sure if i will be using an indoor track ( 30 min drive away ) or flat concrete outdoors in the my neighbourhood .

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  HELP Sakura D3 CS Steering problem
Posted by: jrizzle707 - 03-10-2017, 10:49 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

Hi guys I have a sakura d3 countersteer Anyone have a clue to why every time I steer left or right my front wheels don't want to spin , and also a lot of times the front wheels don't want to spin at all , could it be a problem with my front diff , I notice that when I push down on the front diff belt it'll spin

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  Spur gear pin
Posted by: Millsicorn - 03-09-2017, 06:34 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (4)

I run a Sakura D4 and the little pin that holds the spur gear in place keeps shooting out when driving. Is their another way to hold the spur gear in or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,
Millsicorn

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  Removing t-drift tyres?
Posted by: BambooSwordBa - 03-09-2017, 04:17 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (8)

I'm having trouble removing t-drift tyres from r2 hobby. I tried dipping them in hot water, didn't work. Boiling the wheels, didn't work.
The problem seems to be coming from the tyres as they have a bit of edge and lock themselves in to the rim.

I don't have the tyre installing/removing tool either.
When I installed it I boiled each tyre and step on it. Now I can't get it out.

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  Sakura carbin and aluminum ebay chassis
Posted by: Nu2drift - 03-08-2017, 03:32 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

So i recently ordered the sakura D3 clone on ebay that im sure most of you have seen.. i ordered from ebay seller "flying-xys". I received the chassis with a damaged box, no oil in the shocks, screws that were halfway screwed in, and so much slop in the ball ends that it takes no effort to pop them off.... all of which ive heard horror stories about frim other purchasers of this chassis... but what really has me "upset" for lack of using profanity, is that the carbon fiber chassis is warped and twisted so badly that only 3 wheels touch the ground... ive contacted this seller, he has responded asking for pictures so i sent them, he responds back and tells me that it is the droop screws that are causing this!!! I explained to him thay it most certainly was NOT the droop screws because i can flip the chassis over and the damn shock towwrs dont even sit properly on the surface of my table, but this pwrson has yet to respond to me regarding any type of compensation or warranty if the chassis.... it is literally JUNK!!! Not good for anything but a paperweight... and this seller sewms to not want to do anything to try to make it right... so to all of you out there.. STAY AWAY from the carbon and aluminum sakura D3 clone on ebay, and even more so, STAY AWAY from seller "flying-xys" they will do NOTHING to take care of a problem. Even if it involves you not being able to enjoy what youve purchased from them!!

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  Opening of the FInnish drifting associations track
Posted by: RCProShopEuRC - 03-08-2017, 03:13 AM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - No Replies

https://www.facebook.com/rcpsdriftlounge...310768967/

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Warning Problem Making own track
Posted by: Giorgi - 03-08-2017, 02:54 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (3)

Hello guys, i am newbie in this sort of games. But i have a plan to make my own business of rc cars in my country, maybe you can help me? i have found several companies that can sell carpets but maybe you can advice me something or recomend ? my main problem is compliting track design and itself. i have free 50 square meters for track and please help me.
Also maybe you can tell me how rental business work and in which country. For example people rent car based on time or number of laps and whats the price of it. 
Thanks a lot, Giorgi ( Newbie )
 gramishvili110@gmail.com PM me please if you can help.

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  MOTOR HELP (Sakura d4)
Posted by: Millsicorn - 03-07-2017, 08:15 PM - Forum: Electronics - Replies (3)

I just finished assembling my Sakura D4 and put all the electronics in. With the battery charged, I turned on the car and binded to my transmitter. After reversing channel 1 so my steering worked, I tried the throttle. The motor started turning but never gave me much throttle at all. The car moved at very slow speeds and it was obvious that something was wrong. I am running the "Gool Rc" brushless combo from amazon.(which I plan to upgrade later if I feel the need).

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  Hello everyone!
Posted by: LibertyWalk - 03-05-2017, 04:27 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

I came here after I went to a RC drift track last night.

It sparked my interest, and really I'm looking for some help.  I want to buy a libertywalk body kit, or pay for someone to make me a body kit to put onto a 1:10 RC drift car.  Can someone help me out?

Thanks!

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  New comer
Posted by: Awjg92 - 03-05-2017, 11:44 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

Hi my name is andrew am from scotland and looking to get in to rc drifting i am a noob dont know much about rc drifting i am looking at getting a sakura d4 awd to start will only be drifting on a large pice of pavement to start 

Thanks andrew

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