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    Sakura d3



    Yokomo mr4tc rwd




    My shells are still clear atm

    Yet to cut them out and paint them atm

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    What do people do for 'tires' these days?

    Does that RWD thing drift? Has someone figured out how to make a RWD chassis drift?

    Also, who is Sakura? Are they new? I'm probably retarded and I can't see it but how does the drive get to the rear wheels? There's a battery in the way of a low running belt but I can't see it up high either? No wait, the rear drive belt's been removed, yeah?

    I thought about getting one of chassis going while riding to work. Set it back up in "RWD mode" and terrorise the driveway circuit.

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    3 racing do the sakura d3 and in that pic the centre belt was AWOL while I was waiting for a fresh one to come in the post haha

    And yeah the rwd yokomo does drift just has stuff all speed compared to the d3

    And tyres man there so much choice

    I'm using mst (max speed technology currently)

    Ds racing does a better tyre atm tho and $48 posted for 2 sets

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    Whats's the compound like? Is it still some ABS type stuff or have they made a compound with more grip. I was never happy with the grip of "drift" tyres brands were putting out. Although that was way back when RC drifting was becoming popular.



    That's the 'famous' HPI Pro 3 that you probably won't recognise. There's a bunch of vids of it on YouTube from 2002-2003(?).

    My old TA02 from when I was trying to get it drifting in RWD on rubber. Strapping the battery to the front to play with weight distribution.

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    Well that's one way to do it

    And ds racing's compounds work well for rwd and counter steer

    The mst tyres have a very short life and are awesome on carpet tracks

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    My latest purchase

    Speed power ota-r31

    Was $116 on Rc mart and included a speed passion dokyo 8.5t

    I bought a stability kit which gives you all your ball ends for adjustibility and 2 packets of turnbuckles (4in each)

    A front one way

    And I had a spool with a 32t pulley on it already here aswell as a 23t pully

    Spaced the rear lay shaft holder up (trick I learnt with the d3)

    I haven't touched the steering at all

    Has a cs ratio of 2.16 and I layed the rear shocks down a few holes and apart from that I haven't changed a thing

    Very happy with how this chassis performs compared to my d3 which has a very aggressive feel to it where this ones a lot more neutral in the way it changes direction

    I'm also using a very slow servo on this car and it's still very easy to catch compared to the d3 now I just need to bling it out
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    Trying to pick a chassis to buy. Looking at HPI/HB TC-FD. I don't really like the rear-across battery but I don't really have much choice in the way of chassis. I guess that OTA-R31 is pretty much what I want but seems too cheap? What's the quality like?

    There's a lot of belt drive stuff these days. Belt drive just about died off when TC3 won everything. I think the Losi JR-XS and a few tamiyas were about the only things to retain belt drive.

    What's a typical powertrain set up? Are batteries mostly still 2S or 6 cell?

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    Have a look on broadtech.hk

    The ota is great the r2 version the teh-r31 is cheaper and the plastic and other parts are brittle

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    Go for a sensored brushless set with atleast a 60amp esc

    And a 7.4v 2s lipo

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    Also the ota I went with probably has the best steering out of the box compared to most other kits about apart from the mst vip's

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