So I've come to the conclusion that I want to get a drifting RC car sinse I
don't have the means to do it in real life (plus drifting a FWD car is
pretty tricky), So I was wondering...
Does anyone know where I could find a nice RC gas powered car that is built specifically for drifting??? Price range is $200-$400. I have googled it but I don't know that much about them. So, suggestions??
You've been a member of this forum long enough to realize that this is the wrong place to post this thread. What are you thinking?:ohcrap:
Dear oh dear....I'll move this. I figured the OT section is probably the best place. Yes it's tricky where to post a topic like this, but not THAT tricky lol
Well I wanted some feedback and suggestions. Didn't really think it was Off topic.
LOL.....the Feedback & Suggestion section is Forum related:thumbs:
Check out a nearby hobby shop...The one I go to (in the U.S. because
Windsor doesn't have one :ohcrap: ) they have a bunch of different things,
from cars to planes, to trains etc...
Go to google local, and find one near you, here's one in Chicago:
3111 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL, United States
While we are on the topic of rc cars and such, I was just browsing eBay and I came across this while reading this topic. That beast has a 4.66cc supercharged engine that is around 7.4hp and only weighs approx. 9.5 pounds. :laughing: By the way sorry if this is advertising, but who doens't know eBay?
How would one go about supercharging it? I'm wondering...is it connected to the flywheel?..I can't really see from the pictures.
You can't see the belt driven supercharger on the engine. It's time for
somebody to get his eyes checked.:doh:
I saw it, but just got confused...wouldn't it rob more than it gave?...Unless at top speeds, wouldn't it require too much power to compress the air to be worth it?
Who knows, he claims it increases power by almost 25% (forgot the exact
number). Superchargers work on full sized engines, why couldn't it work on
one of these?
EDIT: http://www.rbinnovations.com/catalog/superchargerfaq.php?osCsid=5df9f0c61e4 34fa770830c178a575d54
I see it as too small to be able to suck any air...although I'm pretty
interested...I'll do some research on them...
Alright, here's what I found:
And that would make the engine run lean too...
As for turbochargers...they seem to exist, but after half an hour of searching, can't find anything...
I came across that site too, but what I read was that the exhaust and intake ports are open at the same time, and while the supercharger is compressing the air into the cylinder, it is coming out of the exhaust port...also, I've heard that the engine stalls out at lower RPM...If I had the money, I'd get one to try it out...
I just found this site today, you could always check it out:
They have a 180SX Drifter but it's an electric car (I think it was $280).
Talk about hardcore: http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=164044
THanks everyone so far for trying to help. Still haven't foun anything. And Chris, I'll try a hooby shop tomorrow (why didn't I thnk of that?). (you forget I'm living 5.5 hours away from Chicago (College), and that hobby shop you posted is a good hour drive from my parents house.
My bad...I couldn't remember the area that you said it was, and Chicago is what came to mind lol.
Don't sweat it, thanx for your help n e ways!
Good luck, hopefully you will find what your looking for and for a good
Right now I'm in the middle of deciding to buy one I found on the site I mentioned above. Tryin to figure out if it's worth it, it's said to be complete (body, everything) for $140 US (about $175 CAD I think) and that includes shipping, tracking number and insurance.
Closer to $160...the dollars really up :smoke:
Haha ya he just told me it'd be $164 something lol.
if u guys wanna buy rc cars or anything to do with rc cars pm t to the max or whatever than username is... umm i go to school with him and he takes apart rc cars and puts em together... sells them on ebay so contact him.. He joined this forum like last week or somethin.
I myself just want something cheap to mess around with, and I think the one I posted above that I may get would be good for that. I don't have a lot of cash and I also need to save for Drivers Ed lol.
Purpose built drifters are usually electric. Such as the Yokohama ones. HPI makes a conversion kit for its nitro sedan though. Electric is better though, as it provides instant torque.
Hey guys, I am into rc, alot. A great site im on is trcz, there are some
great people there.
Register and post any rc questions you have!
What do you think about the one I posted for $140 (shipped/insured)? Good deal or no?
i happen to have a Thunder Tiger Off Road Buggy (yes i know, its not a car) but i have run the tires down compleatly so now they are slicks instead of the big ass knobby tires they once were. that little thing is a damn drifting feind. the farthest i have ran a drift with it was about 20 ft. :thumbs: i also have a custom Traxxas T- Maxx. I have made it so powerful it will littleraly drive up a set of stairs. just thought i would give some info on the Nitro R/C cars i have. and you dont need a car for drifting purposes :laughing:
Looks good, just get a few rc mags and read up on nitro engines
Heres a drift vid
That was pretty sweet.
pretty sure there's some good drift vids here.
I've givin up on this. The car I want is way more than what I'm willing to
spend. +500 for a nice Yokomo drifting rc car (kits start at $349 and
include just the chassis, no motor, or remote control for that matter). I
think I'm gonna save my money and get one of these Clicky
I'll make a thread to see if this is a worthy mod or a waste of my money.
good move. If you ask me RC is just a massive money pit.