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Old May 24, 2015, 08:17 PM
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Wrong servo for drifting?

Hey everyone,

Picked up a Team Associated TC3 off Craigslist today. The guy said the servo was tame so I'm wondering if that's why I can't get it to drift? I'm new to cars so I'm not sure if it's underpowered or if it's a problem with something else? The servo is a GWS S03T STD. Other specs are:

Reedy brushless motor (doesn't specify the model)
LRP F1 ESC

I'll attach a pic too. Thanks for any help or advice!
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Old May 25, 2015, 01:13 AM
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Are you using drift tires? It looks like you got rubber "boots" on, and that means you can probably only drift on ice or wet surface.
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Old May 25, 2015, 04:59 AM
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a servo has nothing to do with a rc's ability to drift its the drive train. motor esc battery TIRES.. get a set pf drifting tires and get back to US.
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Old May 25, 2015, 09:51 AM
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a servo has nothing to do with a rc's ability to drift its the drive train. motor esc battery TIRES.. get a set pf drifting tires and get back to US.
Ok thanks, I'm thinking it might be an underpowered motor because it does drift a little in reverse. It's just not very fast or reactive. It doesn't go fast enough to even skid when entering a turn.
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Ok thanks, I'm thinking it might be an underpowered motor because it does drift a little in reverse. It's just not very fast or reactive. It doesn't go fast enough to even skid when entering a turn.
Lol...+1 on what was said!..Im not a drifter nor is none of my street rides.
An they dont have special tires or servo,but they will drift on demand,
an on their own.
So its like what was said,not enough torq,an not the right tires...
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Old May 25, 2015, 02:40 PM
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Try a set of these .. as for motor drifters dont wanta run at high speeds its a controlled wheels spin and steering control ..http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Degree-Drif...575?rmvSB=true
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Try a set of these .. as for motor drifters dont wanta run at high speeds its a controlled wheels spin and steering control ..http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Degree-Drif...575?rmvSB=true
Cool, will do. Thanks for the input!
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Old May 28, 2015, 03:45 PM
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drift tires! i have a touring car (sakura xi sport) all i did to make it drift was to use drift tires. there are a few different materials the manufacturers use, but if you are just trying to drift on concrete, most should work (some will wear faster than others).

If you plan on running lots of camber, id get the angle'd drift tires so you get a bit of decent/even wear out of them.

my first set were strait but after setting a bit of camber they wore through on the insides too fast.. i use angled now.

Also, you could probably gear your tc3 to drift in your rubber tires altho i would not recommend it because you will burn through them in 1 session more than likely.

all the rc drifting videos you see, they are using drift tires, not standard rubber tires. and id just start off with some cheap ones bc they wont last forever anyway.
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As it's been said, you'll need hard plastic drift tires.

Just a slight clarification, that's a brushed motor not brushless.
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I don't drift but. You want a servo that centers quickly if you want to transition drift (i.e tie them together). Also you want to go with a brushless system in time. The motor that most guys run is in the 10.5 range. Also they like to under drive the front to allow the car to slide the rear more. When you under drive you are turning the front wheels slower than the rear. Hope this helps.
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