Rc Drifting Cars
Drifting is a very popular type of car racing which was first created in Japan; RC Drifting Cars are making drifting possible for everyone. A normal drifting car might cost tens of thousands of dollars; however RC Drifting Cars are available at a fraction of the cost. Learn what you need to look out for when buying RC Drifting Cars to get the best deal possible.
Building your Own RC Drifting Cars
RC Drifting Cars are slightly different to a normal stock RC car and this means that it's often better to build your own. There are a number of things that you must consider when building your own drifting cars.
The tires are the only thing that you really need to change on a stock car to make it into a drifting car. RC Drifting Cars have slick tires which do not provide much traction. It is possible to purchase specialist drifting tires from some RC stockists.
These drifting tires are made out of rubber and have a replaceable plastic cage which fits around the tire. This cage can then be replaced when it wears out.
Normally though most people will choose to make their own RC Drifting tires. This is actually very easy to do and you don't really need anything special to complete the project.
Making Drifting Tires
Drifting tires can be made from 2" PVC pipe which can be cut into the right sizes to fit over your current tires. A 10 foot section of pipe should be enough to do all four tires. If the diameter of the pipe is slightly too big then electrical tape can be used on the tires as a form of adjustment. Check that the pipe you buy is perfectly round otherwise it will not make a good tire.
Another option would be using the top of a spray paint can as this will be an easy and perfectly round surface to make into a tire.
Best Type of RC Car
There are a few things which you should look for when choosing RC Drifting Cars. You will find it much easier to control and use an electric car rather than a nitro powered RC car. This will also be longer lasting because the components are much less likely to burn out or overheat.
A direct drive system will be preferred as although drive belts will work it's much easier and reliable to use a direct drive engine. A 4x4 RC car will also provide you with much more control which is beneficial when using RC Drifting Cars.
The type of motor that you use in your car should be capable of generating high amounts of torque. The car should also be tuned up for maximum acceleration rather than to achieve the highest speed since acceleration will be what helps you to win the race.
When running RC Drifting Cars you will quickly notice that they generate a lot of dust. This is because the smooth hard tires will scrape against the hard surface of the track. Ensuring that the transmission is sealed correctly can save you a lot of hassle in the future.
For the same reason some race tracks do not allow RC Drifting Cars to race. Check with your race track before starting to race to ensure that RC Drifting Cars are permitted.