Drifting RC cars has an extraordinary craze among the RC enthusiasts mainly due to the fact that it is a magnificent site for the audience to see the cars sway on the track creating incredible loops.
Not only is the above but from the functionality point of view also the drifting at times saves cornering time and hence facilitates the RC driver an edge over others. The drifting of RC cars also involves the maintaining of consistent speed through the arc and coming out of the corner at a faster speed.
Basically, drifting RC cars is a bit complicated trick but once you master it, it’s really an added advantage. The drifting technique gives the car the ability to take sharp, experienced corners without losing the required speed.
Actually this effect is to make the whole car appear as if it is taking the corner completely sideways, since the wheels are turned horizontally and the body remains parallel to the straightaway. But to handle all this trick needs lot of practice and experience.
For this purpose you need a RC car which has 4 wheel drives. Secondly the electric RC cars are better than nitro for all those people who are beginners with less experience. In order to learn the drifting techniques it is necessary to have smooth tires and the track must be of low friction.
One of the simple ways to get your car to drift is to do what is known as a feint drift. The first step in the feint drift technique is to get your car up to a fast but comfortable speed as you approach the corner. Once you are about to reach where you need to begin turning, flick the car wheels out away from the turn.
After you have flicked one way, slam the wheels hard in towards the inside of the turn. The car should quickly flick sideways and soon after that you need to make small adjustments to the throttle and counter steering. By doing counter steering you can prolong the drift much further than it would be if you just steered into the turn. Basically this section of the RC drifting needs a lot of practice.
A Video on Feint Drift: