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Losing grip – getting up to speed

Anyone who has ever driven an RC car, is probably familiar with the most common question from casual observers: “How fast is it?” I suspect this is one of the main reasons why high speed runs have gotten so popular recently  – it must be pretty cool to be able to answer that “Well, today I’ve only hit 106 mph, [...]

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Losing grip – in the mortal realms

Last week this column had the pleasure of grazing the pastures of drift heaven, being amazed by the divine skills of Vivian Grobler as manifested in his beautiful BMW M3. This week, we are back in the realms of mortal men, with me standing as prime example of one of their kind. Not that you will see any pictures of [...]

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Loosing Grip – Pure Awesomeness!

Today I have a treat for you. A couple of weeks back, I wrote about what might be a good starting point to get into this niche of the hobby. Today I will take you to the other end of the spectrum. Today I will show you (drumroll…): the winner of Best Body at the D1-10 Drift World Championship 2019! This [...]

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Losing Grip – Drift Package

I currently have the privilege of a couple of days off from work – sadly a far too unusual occurence – and have taken the opportunity to go for a trip to the beach. Swimming, having coffee overlooking the ocean, and drifting in the basement carpark. Neither much sun nor any good views down there, but an excellent flat, smooth, [...]

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Losing grip – this is what you want

In his latest ramblings, Cubby wrote that I was hardcore about drifting, and he was right about that. I am however not the archetypical hardcore drifter, since that particular stereotype would require an indoor drift track and a fancy, transmitter with custom bling. Mind now that I certainly would love to step into that person’s shoes, but sadly the closest [...]

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Losing grip – it’s about the journey

Hopefully, a good number of you readers out there have now ordered yourself a drift car or are seriously considering getting one. If not, you should, and if you’re wondering which one to get, I hope get into that sometime within the next few weeks. So, say you have just gotten your first drift car, and are heading to the local [...]

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Losing Grip – No guts of steel

After recently having built an Axial Bomber, it was in many ways a liberating experience to build a drift kit. My bomber was heavily upgraded from the start, with lots of aluminum, stainless steel, M4 hardware, massive power – the works. I looked at every single piece of it and considered whether it was likely to endure the (ab)use I [...]

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Loosing Grip – Big Squid RC Goes Sideways

What happens when a crawler guy takes a wrong turn? He gets into rc drifting! I like to believe that the first time anyone sees a car drift a corner, one will ask oneself ”Why is the driver turning in the wrong direction?” For it is a weird thing, seeing a car moving sideways around a bend with the wheels turned [...]

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Review Teaser: APlastics and EXCLUSIVE R/C

APlastics and EXCLUSIVE R/C sent the H.C.W.B 5.0 rc body and a trick set of 3d printed accessories for review. Can you say window louvers? The detail is looking nice on these – even your choice of air freshener (dibs on vanilla-roma!) We’ll have a full review, and a few body building tips, coming later – we just need a [...]

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MST RMX2.0 S Released

The new MST RMX2.0 S has arrived stateside. This chassis takes some inspiration from the Yokomo yd-2 with a sealed gearbox and “backwards” mounted motor orientation (the spur is mounted on the left hand side of the chassis). Like MST’s FXX, the RMX2.0 S uses a ladder frame chassis for rigidity. Super-G in sunny California has already built and given [...]

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MST RMX S – new RWD Drift Chassis

It’s been a long time, by MST standards, since we’ve had a new drift chassis by the Taiwanese maker. The MST RMX S appears to be a highly tunable RWD RC drift chassis, with multiple settings for steering wiper, motor and servo placement. No hard release date yet, but rumors are pointing to a spring. Can a VIP hopped up [...]

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Firebrand RC SHOWOFF RC Body Display Stand Review

Ask a RC Drifter, any RC Drifter, it’s doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile if you don’t have style. So enter the Firebrand RC SHOWOFF rc body display stand, which allows you to display a static RC car body with a 260-255mm wheel base (though creative types can stretch or chop this a few more [...]

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FireBrand RC Showoff body display stand, MACHSPEED-GTR and…

FireBrand RC sent in a sweet collection of their RC Drift focused parts for review. Right off the bat one has to notice the thoughtful packaging and that ALL the parts are included with the 6mm wheel hex spacers. Too often shiny parts require additional parts to actually install onto the vehicle, so including the cross pin is a great [...]

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Continental Drift: steering geometry tech talk

Brian has been bugging me about writing more drift tech stuff, not just he product reviews. So after racking my brain for literally 3 minutes I came up with the first topic for Continental Drift. The name is meant to capture the topic and the huge following that drift is building globally. While many trends still start in Japan, I [...]

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Aplastics USA body competition and fox body 5.0 renders

Aplastics USA is running a body competition to showcase their lineup of scale RC car bodies. Check out the rules list below – it’s awesome to see the closing date so far out on November 30th. “Aplastics USA, and www.honocircuit.com is proud to announce our first body competition. 1. It must be a Aplastics body 2. It can be modified how ever [...]

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