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  Help on Carpet for drifting and links to buy them
Posted by: Dhulsedrift99 - 02-11-2017, 03:37 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (5)

I need some help on finding carpet to use for rc drifting. I looked at carpet online, but I don't know what kind of carpet to get, and when I find carpet that looks good for drifting, I don't know if they have fireproof stuff on it, fuzzes up, or if it is good for drifting. I've seen threads with people saying that certain kinds are good for drifting, but that doesn't really help with me. I would like links to sites on the carpet that rc drifters bought and use. I don't have a lot of money to spend on the racing carpet that costs $1,000 per roll right now. Like I would like good drifting carpet for a good and reasonable price, but still do good at drifting, whether it's roll or the tile kind. I'm asking for help from fellow RC Drifters about carpet to use, and links to buy it. Hope you guys can help me and send me links to places where to find carpet for drifting.

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  Need help with d4
Posted by: madmikehi967 - 02-11-2017, 02:42 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (13)

Built a sakura d4. Wondering what tires to use in front. Not getting traction in front stock tires.
Running without gyro. 13.5 sensored. Savox SH-1290MG. Is my throttle expo too high?

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  Tamiya TT02 - S build
Posted by: santafe17 - 02-09-2017, 07:45 PM - Forum: Work-in-Progress - Replies (29)

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Hey guys! New drifter here, I'm afraid I don't have the chassis YET, but I have started ordering other parts for it.

Until then, my little la trax sst with drift tires is quite fun :)

I received the rear diff locking block in the mail today, Radio tx/rx & hex screws should be showing up next week, and come next Friday I'll be ordering the actual chassis, as well as some extended body posts, magnetic stealth mouth, etc...

anyways, 

The Very first shiny blue part! I'm excited. 

This build may be a little slow, my budget is sort of low as it is split with my model train layout lol.
So, heres the SST:
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And the very first part of my tamiya!:

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As soon as more parts come in i'll be taking more pictures.
I may even take them step by step. We'll see.

Here's the body shell I'll be buying. this is just an example..
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  Lonely drifter : Phoenix
Posted by: K4rc - 02-09-2017, 07:10 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

Moved to Phoenix recently, hoping to find some drifters local to the area. Currently running a D4 rwd.

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  Hpi Sprint 2 Weight Distribution
Posted by: Gramps50 - 02-08-2017, 03:21 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (3)

What is the typical weight distribution is being run on the HPI Sprint 2 Flux? I bought some kitchen scales so I could put each wheel on the scale and get a weight on each conner. I was surprised when putting my chassis on the scales. I had the battery installed but no body. I got the following readings

RF 380g
LF 227g
RR 276g
LR 425g

The previous owner has moved the esc to the center of the chassis. This just doesn't look correct to me.

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Video Newbie Mini Z drifter
Posted by: NYCislander - 02-08-2017, 03:30 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (1)

Hi I am new to drifting and currently drifting a MiniZ MA020. I hope to add info. on MiniZ drifting as I learn. I know it is bigger in other countries. But I hope I can find more people that do it in the states. 

Thank you for your time and passion for R/c Drifting..!

Here is a video of my progress. (please like and sub) :D I am just starting so any tips and help is welcomed..!




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  First Drift Build - Would Like Your Opinion
Posted by: SCRPD - 02-07-2017, 05:43 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (5)

This is my first drift build, I'm on a budget & not looking to spend over $350.00 (Just want something I can build & learn on, nothing crazy).
If you have any suggestions or if I messed something up could you please inform me.
I'm in Central FL, if you know any shops have this stuff please let me know.

What I currently have:
Soldering supplies (Though I did add some more wire to my cart if needed later)
XT60 Connectors
B6 Lipo Charger
2S Batterys (From old SCT racing)

Purchase list:
3Racing Sakura D4 RWD 1/10 Drift Car Kit KIT-D4RWD w/ ABC Hobby 190mm Clear Body #CB0919
MST KPI Upright Set For MS-01D FXX #210060 (Read online to get this)
MST 2WD Axle 2 pcs Black For FXX-D S #310049 (Read online to get this)
Yeah Racing Aluminum High KPI Adjustability Steering Suspension Knuckle For 3Racing Sakura D4 Pink #SKD4-001PK
ATOMIC (#CR-003) CR-01 Turnbuckle Set (For the 30mm Ti Turnbuckles)
Yeah Racing High Precision Gyro GC301 For RC Drift F1 Car #GC301
Yeah Racing Hacktronic-D Street Drifting Sensored Brushless ESC 10.5T XTA Hackmoto Motor Combo #HTN-C04
Yeah Racing (#WPT-0030) 12AWG Silver Silicone Wire Set (BK/BU/RD)
Futaba Standard Servo for 1:8 / 1:10 RC Touring Car/Boat #S3003
FEETECH Low Profile Digital Metal Gear Servo for 1:8 / 1:10 RC Touring Car/Boat #FT5478M
FLYSKY Digital 3CH 2.4GHZ TX & RX LCD Transmitter & Receiver for RC Car Boat #FS-GT3B 2.4G


Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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  Hello From West Covina SoCa. The Eastern Valley Right out of LA
Posted by: 2leftthumbs/RC - 02-07-2017, 12:26 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

I got the name 2leftthumbs, because I started my hobby flying Helicopters.

So if you ever been into the real hobby grade helicopters, then you know

a person first hobby with absolutely no ideas of flight went through......

After going through 2 blade 450, and 1 align trex 450 the name was formed.

Afterwards a few months later down the line I discovered Flight simulator

2weeks later in air flight possible, 1 later full flight, 4 months Later

tearing them up again. 1 year later full out 3D. Not he best, but better then most.

Then I got into fixed wings, after wards RC scale Crawling. I Love it. I like the

concept of upgrades, and scale accessories. That's why I got into RC drifting. The

accessories is never ending. I Love RC Scale Trophies. ;)

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Gear Hello from Atlanta! New 1/24 scale drifter
Posted by: BoilingOil - 02-07-2017, 11:28 AM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

Brand new to RC, and then I found out these little things are heavily modable. Then I saw that they can drift. Take my money.

I got two of the 1/24 scale MicroX Racing cars [1x Rally from nitrorcx.com, 1x SCT from amazon] and started taking it apart after the first battery ran out.

What I've done so far:
- Lowered
- Upgraded to 7.4v 500mAh Lipo (Frankensteined from a drone, relocated to front above servo, lots of wasted space on the chassis due to lonely battery box.)
- Upgraded to oil filled shocks *
- Upgraded to Metal diff cups *

I'd love to transform this into a RWD drift car.
Next steps:
- C-Pillar deletion mod ** (frankenstein/cut up some custom pieces so I'll photo document my success/failure)
- Adjustable front upper mod **
- RWD Conversion ** (shorten the driveshaft, or run motor direct drive if possible)
- Crazy steering angle mod (picked up a 180deg servo, want to learn about them more, I want light enough/torquey enough/zippy enough)
- New Tx/Rx for brushless ESC/Motor.
- Custom chassis with more space and upgrade to 1/10 scale ESC/motor. 
- Heavy Duty all metal rear diff to get away with that.
- Custom parts redone in CF/Aluminum.

I plan on investing in a 3d printer very soon and making my parts available to swap between all three same chassis, maybe some interchangeability between the Losi and the WL-Toys 1/24 cars (adapters n whatnot).

I have photos of my car, I'll make a build thread if anybody is interested in following my work.

* What I've Noticed: 
Surprisingly, the one I ordered off amazon had upgraded metal diffs and oil filled shocks vs the one I ordered straight from nitrocrx.com being hella vanilla.

** Only If I Need To:
If somebody else has done it and has rolled a good mod/technique/partlist/cad/schematics for printing/modding, I'd like to adopt/adapt. If not this will be fun to me.

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  Hi Mini Z drifting
Posted by: NYCislander - 02-05-2017, 09:22 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (2)

Hi I am new to drifting 
I drift a MiniZ MA020ve 

My setup:

Soft shocks front and Firm shocks in the rear
Kyosho drift tires
Front one way
Rear diff lock
2.1 CS gear M'racing
EX-10 Tx

I hope to work my way up to 1:10 vans Drifting :D

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  Spring selection Sprint 2
Posted by: Gramps50 - 02-04-2017, 09:24 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (5)

I'm a little confused, I'm reading conflicting information as to how to select the proper spring selection. I have a Hpi Sprint 2, all agree that the stock springs are way to stiff for drifting. Some sources say that the front should be soft and others say the back should be soft. One of the sources said both depending on which youtube video you watched.

My Sprint 2 is 50/50 with the rear diff locked, front diff open but has Lucas Red & Tacky grease in it. Stock shocks no idea as to oil weight ( was bought used). Currently running T-Drifts #4406 tires.

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  Hex screws? Tamiya TT02 S
Posted by: santafe17 - 02-03-2017, 05:18 PM - Forum: Option Parts - Replies (2)

Im about to order a TT02 S.

I want a pack of HEX screws instead of the phillips it comes with.

The question is, what brand?

is "RCscrewz" okay ? or should i just get the Tamiya titanium set? They're roughly the same price.

Aslo: i THINK it comes with ball bearings, but i'm not sure. can anyone verify? the product descriptions are kind of vague here.

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  Sprint 2 update build
Posted by: gcarrell2 - 02-02-2017, 12:00 PM - Forum: Hot Bodies and HPI - Replies (1)

So update to the build. I scrapped the 2wd at this time. I will be attempting a 2wd with the current 4wd chassis in the future. But update on my 4wd progress. I decided i wanted to monoshock the front suspension and camber link the rear. I purchased both products from 3racing and were designed to fit the Sakura D4. With the front shock, I added a shaft from a 1/10 buggy to reach the monoshock towers. I could have added a long rod end, but I didn't have one at my disposal and was too lazy at the time to head to the hobby shop. In the future I will be replacing the shock with a 1/10 buggy/truck shock and spring for more adjustment options. For the rear camber link mixing kit, I replaced the turnbuckle that was supplied with the kit with a turnbuckle I had laying around from a 1/10 buggy. I feel the car is more stable in the corners and is easier to drift and change directions. So far I am happy with the outcome. I am thinking about ordering the exotek chassis and doing a c-hub modification and possible 2wd without getting the Yeah Racing conversion. Pictures to follow.
*I have to note that the 2wd I was setting up was not my kit, but a kit a friend let me borrow. I might give the Yeah Racing kit another shot on my ride.

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  Introducing
Posted by: Brayling - 02-01-2017, 05:13 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

Hello, sunny Somerset maybe out and about some time for a slide

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  Subaru silver Rocket Bunny
Posted by: aackjw - 01-31-2017, 04:14 PM - Forum: Work-in-Progress - No Replies

Hello.
I'd like to share my recent project. It's been pretty slow on the progress due to the lack of time & delivery delay on parts.
Also This is not exactly 'the progress'. It's rather 'where it is'. I'm open to any suggestion or advice. Also I'm willing to answer any question about what I'm doing or will be doing for anybody who is in the same route.
The chassis is Sakura D4 RWD. Everything at the moment is stock except Usukani KPI knuckle.
The build has been pretty straight forward. As a lot of post mentioned, there is huge slop on steering. So I ordered 3racing slide steering option kit. I will post the chassis later.
   
   
   
   

Also when I check the fitment on the body, the stock wheelbase setting seems longer with fender from the wide kit of the body.
I cut off the inside of the fenders that I red-circled in the picture & moved the spacers to the center F&R so I can make the wheelbase shorter.
   
Even after that, it seems still roughly 5mm longer than the body.
I ordered Usukani upper arm/lower arm V2(i got this instead of V1 since V2 is smaller so it might have more space to play)/bulkhead to see if I can adjusted accordingly. I'm kind of running out of option because I found this issue after I made a hole on the parts & the body for bolts already.
Anyway, my next move will be.....
1. install Usukani parts & see if I can make it fit without modifying the body parts already painted.
2. If that doesn't work, I'll try to move rear fender toward rear & cover the bolts hole as much as I can.

I will update the post with the postmortem once I'm done.
Thank you for watching.

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  Anybody here drift Mini-Z or 1/27, 1/28 scale?
Posted by: BambooSwordBa - 01-31-2017, 09:04 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Are there anybody here that drift micro car?
I'm looking for someone to talk too about car setup and such.
My car is WLtoys P929 1/28 drift mod and I'm doing CS at 1.875 ratio. I have tried 1.5 before and it didn't suite my taste.

After just one run I can feel the difference. This is fantastic.
[Image: wltoyscs14_zpsjwqpksp2.jpg]
[Image: wltoyscs15_zpsnxisjpux.jpg]

Got the video rolling.


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  spacer for 2.5 mm pin
Posted by: aackjw - 01-30-2017, 07:39 PM - Forum: Help Section - No Replies

Hello
I recently picked up usukani bulkhead for d4 RWD nad tried to find spacers for 2.5mm pin that came with the kit.
All I could find was 3mm washer/spacer. Almost impossible to find any washer/spacer with 2.5mm of innor hole diameter.
Would it be okay to use 3mm washer on that?
If anybody can direct me where i can locate spacers with 2.5mm hole, that would be super.
Thank you.

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  Chassis layouts
Posted by: StaszekD1 - 01-30-2017, 03:18 AM - Forum: Guides - Replies (1)

Hello,
I'm making thesis at mine University, about rc drift chassis. I'm collecting professional informations about them :D I can't find all chassis layouts, and these pros and cons. And many of sites got same names for different layouts. Can you help me :)?

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  Hello
Posted by: Sylermack - 01-30-2017, 12:56 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (3)

Hello all I'm and old school pro who left the hobby over 24 years ago who is now back to newbie status. Looking to jump right back in. Hope there is not to much that has changed. Lol thanks for having me.


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  What chassis set up is right for me?
Posted by: Sylermack - 01-30-2017, 12:53 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (6)

Hello all I'm an old school pro who has been away from the hobby for 24 years now. So I'm back to  newbie status. I started looking at drift cars because I am a huge fan of mustangs  And I was looking at the HPI Racing 2015 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 RS4 Sport 3. I have the full size and thought it would be cool to have the matching RC. But I get the feeling that this car maybe more of a toy then a serious enthusiasts car? In the past I have always build my own cars never had a prebuilt kit. Some very quick research tells me I should look at Yokomo or something else. But I can not find any local hobby stores that have any information my store told me to get that car or the Sprint 2. So basically my question is will I be happy with the RS4 sport 3. Should I just buy it to get my feet wet again I don't see much in customization for it. And if not can you please help me find the car I'm looking for.
I am looking to maybe race up and down the block and do quite a bit of drifting outdoors. There is no more indoor carpet tracks anywhere close. All closed down. Money is always a thought process but I'm not afraid to spend on what I'm looking for. I already got myself a Losi 5ive t and a Krackin. And will have a new x maxx soon. Thanks for any and all help. I'm extremely excited to be getting back into this hobby.



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  Servo arm help
Posted by: ELUNA89 - 01-29-2017, 08:30 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

Hey guys I need some help with my build I have an eagl racing ty02 get red chassis picked up a omg racing servo motor the servo is in and I have a gap from the arm to the servo horn

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  Yeah Racing x DarkDragonWing 1/10 RC Drift Steering Wheel
Posted by: wilkewhaq - 01-29-2017, 11:15 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

Check out this amazing servo actuated steering wheel made by Yeah Racing in collaboration with YouTuber DarkDragonWing! As you can see from the photos and video below this kit will enable you to get that full scale steering wheel action. The kit includes three different mounting options to fit a vast majority of bodies available on the market.
Yeah Racing has also included a cable intended for use with only two channel receivers, simply use the splitter cable included to get the same direction steering action to your servo. They have a MSRP of around $18 USD , and are available now from Yeah Racing retailers.






Yeah Racing (#YA-0539) DarkDragonWing RC Drift Steering Wheel


Source: Yeah Racing

Posted on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:11:19 +0000 at https://driftmission.com/yeah-racing-x-d...ing-wheel/
Comments: https://driftmission.com/yeah-racing-x-d...l/#respond

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  Newie from Spain
Posted by: Taper - 01-28-2017, 06:21 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

Hello,


I'm from Spain and I'm falling in love with this cars since I saw them at local track and later youtube vids.


Thanks guys!

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  Best motor option
Posted by: Eddiejmk - 01-27-2017, 11:45 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

So, I'm not sure what motor, esc to get for my MST XXX-D. I want to get a 8.5t brushless motor and esc, Any suggestions?

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  Broke a wheel...
Posted by: santafe17 - 01-27-2017, 02:45 PM - Forum: Option Parts - Replies (3)

I bought a cheap set of drift tires from my local hobby shop, and not 60 secconds into the first run, one of them breaks and falls off. Ugh.

So i'm looking to find a more durable wheel. These seem like the beefiest I have been able to find, but i'm not sure... What do you think? Know of anything better? Is a Solid wheel available?
I hate buying parts twice :(
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  Help, my MST isn't driving straight
Posted by: Eddiejmk - 01-27-2017, 01:34 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (4)

Hey, I've been RC-ing for 15 years, but pretty new to drifting. I got a MST XXX-D 4WD that I converted to a RWD. I have a gyro installed in it. But now, its not driving straight. I've checked the tires if they where to tight or not and checked the rear diff. But I can't figure out what's going on. Please, I need some help to trying to figure it out.

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  just another new guy.
Posted by: santafe17 - 01-26-2017, 04:13 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (2)

Hello!

I've been getting into RC like crazy lately, I bought a mini crawler, a slash 4x4, a 1/24 little trophy truck, and now I want a drift car! haha

I've got a tamiya tt02D with a nice Supra body in my shopping cart,  and i'm browsing available wheels for it. But i was wondering.

Plastic or Metal wheels? I was figuring, plastic for light weight, and fast wheels, but then.. maybe the heavier metal ones would provide helpful inertia? 
What do you think?

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  My New D4 Rwd
Posted by: littlemonsta - 01-26-2017, 02:16 AM - Forum: 3 Racing - Replies (26)

I just recently purchased a D4 rwd. Have built it up as to what I can without the electronics so far.

Compared to the team magic, the quality of parts seems rather poor.

Building the car was ok. However I made a few mistake putting the parts in the right way.    

Besides that, it was easy to assemble. However the recommended tension setting in the manual was a little to high. Loosened this setting 1 step down.
   

I replaced the original hex adapters with alum disc brakes. In the end I had to remove the disc brakes in the front. It wasn't spinning as freely as it should be. I retained the rear disc brakes.
   

Front lock seems rather small. Increased lower arm about 6 mm on both sides. Added 3mm spacers to original 5mm hex. Front wheels still don't spin as smoothly. Brought out the wd40 and kinda fixed the smoothness somewhat. Will alum knuckles actually improve the spin ? Will get that later I guess.

Next steps is to get basic electronics for the car.

Anyone tried skyrc motor combo ? Looking at the 10t combo. Or should I just get speed passion r 10.5t.

Thinking of a cheap Sanwa servo to go with the car. Srg-cs

Will get the same gyro as my other car.

For now will reuse some older radio.


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  Help!!!!!
Posted by: jhallford11 - 01-25-2017, 10:58 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

Hey new to the drifting rc world
been in nitro rc for a little while and ideas on where to get part and bodies for a tt01


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  What electrics to buy for a Sakura d4
Posted by: Jaydo - 01-25-2017, 01:14 AM - Forum: Electronics - No Replies

hey guys I'm new to all of this and was just wondering what's the best electrics I should buy for a Sakura d4

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