For all those who are new to the field of RC car drifting it is very essential to understand the ground rules before getting on to the techniques related to RC car drift.
Especially for the newcomers, in U-shaped or S-shaped curved tracks the RC cars are required to be cornered properly in order to stay in the race. The cornering of the RC cars involves various kinds of methods which are actually much trickier than driving on a straight road. The RC car drifting is one method of cornering. Here the rear tires slip on the track rather than rolling.
In general there are several techniques of controlling the drifting of cars. Some of the mostly commonly utilized techniques used by experts during RC drifting races are heel toe shifting, power over drift, e-brake drift, clutch kick drift, shift lock drift, dirt drop drift, feint drift, jump drift, braking drift, inertia drift, long side drift and swaying drift.
Among the all the above RC car drift techniques the “feint drifting” is one of the most widely used style. Majority of the professionals in this area use it to break traction and even you can try to imitate it by practicing it regularly. The below mentioned simple tips will help you in learning this popular technique:
First of all you need to get your car up to speed which is more comfortable with you for the corner.
Secondly, turn yourself towards the outside of the corner.
Thirdly, after a split second of turning, turn sharply to the inside of the corner
Fourthly, as soon as your rear begins to slide, steer towards your rear, but not too much causing it to come around again and hit a wall.
Final step, once you complete the corner, lessen the throttle, or add more counter steer to end the drift.
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