Playing RC cars or radio controlled cars have become a popular pastime among many people in recent years. The thrill that comes with remotely controlling a car model draws many towards this form of sport. Indeed, more and more people are becoming endeared to RC car racing. The love for RC car gaming is growing by the day. The industry has become a huge business with millions of RC cars being made and sold each year. Each year, countless tournaments pitting RC cars of various types and sizes are held all over the world. Interestingly, RC cars remote control systems use the 2.4 GHz frequency band that was previously utilized in the masking of radio-guided torpedoes.
RC drift cars are a category of RC cars that are specialized for the purposes of drifting. There are some do-it-yourself essentials that every RC drift car enthusiast should know. For example, an RC drift car lover should be handy in fixing an rc drift car should it crash into something and suddenly stop functioning. RC drift cars experience a variety of problems including remote malfunctions that may cause the car to be non-responsive or over-responsive. For instance, on the slightest touch of the remote, the RC drift car may lurch forward.
However, there are many troubleshooting suggestions that have been put forward to fix these problems. Firstly, one can reprogram the ESC to fix any possible issues with the trigger. Secondly, the problem might be a faulty transmitter or receiver. An easy way to fix this is to simply replace the faulty part. This can be easy for those who keep solder wire and gun at hand. Another common problem is a faulty servo or a less than required voltage supply to the RX. A faulty servo can be remedied easily by replacing the servo with its spare part. A low voltage supply can be remedied by inspecting the wires supplying voltage to the RX, maybe one of them is severed and needs to be reconnected. Loose connection joints may also contribute to the issue of low voltage to the RX. This can be rectified by unplugging and replugging these joints.
Incidentally, the biggest mistake that new RC drift car racers make is tuning their cars for more speed rather than handling. A high speed for a new driver makes the vehicle unmanageable, especially on sharp bends. Instead of clamoring for speed, a new driver should focus on mastering how to handle the RC drift car first before attempting to increase its speed.
There are numerous good RC drift car products out there. Even an experienced RC drift car user would be spoilt for choice. Some popular products include the 1/10 RC Touring Drift Car and Levi Hobby 1:24 4X4 RC Drift Car. I own these two products and my experience with them has been great so far. The Levi Hobby has great handling for such a high speed. The touring drift car is classy and appealing to the eye and has a blistering speed. All in all, driving RC drift cars is an enjoyable pastime.