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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)


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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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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  Tires for asphalt
Posted by: Gramps50 - 01-24-2017, 06:03 PM - Forum: Option Parts - Replies (3)

I will mainly be drifting on asphalt, I Know that the HPI T-Drift #4406 are good but are getting hard to find everyone is out of them. What would another good tire be?

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  Ford Sport Hpi Sprint 2 Flux Project
Posted by: Gramps50 - 01-24-2017, 05:04 PM - Forum: Hot Bodies and HPI - Replies (1)

Bought a used HPI Sprint 2 Flux sporting a Ford Sport body. It was setup as follows:
Rear diff locked
Front diff one way
90+ grams of weight on the front bumper

Day one I drove (tried to drift it) the way it was setup. I am new to drifting so I really don't have a clue as to what I am doing other than what I have read on the different forums and watching Youtube videos. Seemed to drive alright but what do I know. So that night I decided to try it with out the one way diff so I put the stock open diff in the front.

Day two tried drifting with the new setup it was almost right starting over but after a few minutes I felt I was back to where I left off the afternoon before. After about 15 minutes I felt I had made a little progress and was able to make a few more complete circles. Starting I am just trying to drift around a cone. When I get this down I will progress to 2 cones and a figure 8. I practice the cone circle both clockwise and counterclockwise.

Wonder how it will handle without the +90g on the front bumper. Back to my driveway drift track. At the first pull of the throttle I could tell the difference. The truck was much more responsive and again it was like driving (drifting) a new truck. It was much more nimble and seemed easier to handle. Drifted about 10 minutes or so this way only stopping because of the weather it was getting windy and I was getting cold.

I liked the way the truck handled with the setup so I think now I will leave it alone for a while, practicing with it the way it is now.

There are a few things that need to be done to it.
Out drive are all worn so I will be replacing them
Some of the rod end seen loose and are causing slop in the steering so I will be replacing them with one from RPM

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  New Drifter
Posted by: Gramps50 - 01-24-2017, 02:20 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (5)

I got back into RC about a year ago after a 20+ year hiatus. Started out with a crawler, then added some Slashes for some backyard racing (bashing). During the summer and fall added some Rock Racers and desert buggies to the mix. Late fall I started collecting a 1/25 scale to run on an indoor track that hasn't happened yet as we decided to move. Youtube gets me into more trouble, now I have caught the drifting bug.

Yesterday I picked up a used Hpi Sprint 2 Flux that was more or less setup for drifting. Has a couple of sets of drift tires for different types of surfaces. Has a locked rear diff, the front diff was a one way. Also came with th original open diff. I have my throttle travel set to about 50%, don't think I need all the power of the brushless motor. Last night I put the open diff in the front to try drifting that way.

At this point I am not sure which way I like it. It does handle different with the 2 diffs. I was wondering which is the best way to learn, using the open diff or the one way?

The guy also has about 90g of weight on the front, mounted on the front bumper. Not sure if that is really needed.

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  Want to get into rc drifting. Need help
Posted by: Jaydo - 01-24-2017, 03:59 AM - Forum: Guides - Replies (2)

Hey guys I'm new around here and the whole rc hobby
I would appreciate it if you guys could help me out with buying my first drift chassis!
I've done a little bit of research and I was starting to lean towards the hpi sprint 2 flux but now I'm more leaning for the Sakura d4
Thanks guys  ^^

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  Help identifying this chassis.
Posted by: mgs10309 - 01-23-2017, 07:44 AM - Forum: Chassis Discussions - Replies (1)

I got this cheap. Any help on what chassis it is would be awesome thanks.

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  Battery for stock FXX-D
Posted by: DvSiR911 - 01-23-2017, 12:04 AM - Forum: Electronics - Replies (2)

Any general recommendations on battery size? I'm looking at a lot of different batteries.  I'm still trying to understand all the numbers. Looking at a 5000mah 7.4V 50/100C 2S.

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  lift oversteer tuning
Posted by: Dcapraro81 - 01-22-2017, 09:47 PM - Forum: Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) - Replies (3)


hey guys, im working on my first dedicated rc drift chassis. I know its not ideal but i have an hpi rs4 sport 3. Ive converted to rwd and achieved some impressive steering angle with the stock lcas. Im running mst soft tires front and rear with the stock weight bias which seems to be about 45f 55r. Ive been messing with spring rates and right now i have pretty stiff springs in front and soft 1.2 springs in the rear with no droop.

The issue im having is whenever im mid drift and trying to slow down, it will spin out uncontrollably. It will hold a nice drift if i maintain speed or speed up, but as soon as i start to let off the throttle it spins out. I dont know where to start. Im not sure if i need to try a different weight bias, change my droop settings, spring rates or what. Ive heard conflicting info on what is better as far as rear or front weight but im starting to think i need like 60f 40r to control this lift oversteer.

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  RC Drift Action at Super-G's Winterbash!
Posted by: CAboy - 01-22-2017, 05:16 PM - Forum: RC Drift Videos - Replies (2)

It's been a while since I've uploaded, but I hope you guys enjoy!  =)


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  Rear toe adjustment?
Posted by: DvSiR911 - 01-21-2017, 10:37 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (1)

How do I adjust the rear toe setting on my MST FXX-D?

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Image Yokomo S15 Top Secret Paint Color
Posted by: Phrozius - 01-21-2017, 11:34 AM - Forum: Paint, Decals, and Techniques - Replies (2)

Hi all, I have had a Yokomo S15 Top Secret body shell in the "rainy day" collection for some years, the new Yokomo YD2 has sparked enough interest in Drifting that its time to dust her off and paint her up!

Just wondering if any happens to know, or can suggest, a good color match for the original Yellow/gold finish of the real car?


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  Where to post items for sale?
Posted by: atlpete - 01-21-2017, 08:18 AM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

Hello all,

It's been a while.

Was normally on CSJunkies.  Looking to get out of the hobby for the moment.  Where would be a good place to sell my cars & parts?


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  How to adjust suspension on FXX – D?
Posted by: DvSiR911 - 01-20-2017, 04:42 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (4)

So I just bought my first RC drift car and I'm looking at the suspension and I don't see any way to adjust any of the settings because they all look like solid plastic pieces.  The manual says there's plenty of adjustment but I don't see any explanation on how to do it what am I missing?

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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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