Here at Super-G we have the unique opportunity to hear and see first-hand what questions and issues beginners have when they enter the world of RC Drift. So we have decided to put together some answers and shed some light on some of the mysteries that often times the seasoned professional might have forgotten. Please keep in mind, all of this is just our opinion. Things we have learned though our experience.
First and foremost, a huge majority of people who want to get into RC Drift want “The fastest car and the fastest motor.” RC Drift is NOT a race. It’s not about who can get around the track the fastest or do the most laps. If it were, we would all have the stickiest tires and the fastest motors, and we would call it touring car racing. What RC Drift is about is control, accuracy, setup, and style.
Some feel RC Drift is less serious than racing and since we run on plastic tires, many of the experienced “Racers” come in thinking the setup is not that critical. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since we are all dealing with a very limited amount of traction, we have found the setup to be very crucial to your success and enjoyment of this hobby. One huge difference is cost to participate. Since our tires are plastic, they last a really long time. Since the speeds are relatively low, the broken parts are kept to a minimum. You do not need the newest, latest motor, speed control, and batteries. Basically, you can be competitive on a minimal budget. At the same time, since you can do a lot with a little, a lot of people find they have extra money to drop into the hobby. This is why you will notice a lot of people with really decked out builds and highly detailed bodies.