R/C DRIFTING Chassis
Drifting: There can’t be many people unfamiliar with the concept of drifting (for those recently arrived from Mars, Google “Pluspy”). In tech terms, it’s the process in which the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle in a vehicle. Simply pu
An all-wheel-drive car where the front wheels turn as fast as the rear wheels. This is the most basic entry-level car you’d be able to buy, and the cheapest.
Also four-wheel drive, but with the rear wheels spinning faster than the front, mimicking more of what full-scale drifters experience with a rearwheel-drive effect). This version is more customisable than the 50:50 chassis, where you can set the gearing, for example, to get the rear wheels spinning even faster.
RWD (rear-wheel drive)
The real makhoya. Uses a gyro to aid the practitioner. If you’ve ever kicked the tail out on a full-scale vehicle and caught it in a drift, then try to picture catching a 1:10 car in scale – you’d require superhuman reflexes because the gyro reacts within six-tenths of a second. Because there’s only one belt or shaft, it’s theoretically cheaper to maintain, but you need to be on expert level to even look like you know what you’re doing.