How Do You Drift a RC RWD Car?

Drifting an RC car can be a great way to have fun on the track or at home, but it takes a lot of skill and practice. The key to successful drifting is to have a good understanding of the car’s handling and physics. RC cars with rear-wheel drive (RWD) are best suited for drifting due to their inherent characteristics.

When it comes to drifting with an RC car, you need to be aware that the weight distribution plays an important role. RWD cars tend to have more weight on the back wheels than FWD or AWD cars, allowing for better traction and control when cornering.

This means that when you enter a corner, the rear wheels will be able to grip the track better than other drivetrains.

To drift a RWD RC car, you need to enter a corner at an angle and use counter-steering and throttle adjustments. Counter-steering is when you turn your steering wheel in the opposite direction of where you want your car to go – this causes your car’s rear end to slide outwards as it turns. To keep this sliding motion going, you should use small throttle adjustments while counter-steering.

It is also important to remember that when drifting an RWD RC car, you should always stay in control of the vehicle. If you start losing control of your car, then it is best to let off the gas and try again another time. Drifting takes practice so don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it right away!


Drifting an RC RWD car can be a great way for drivers with any experience level to have fun on the track or at home. To successfully drift with an RWD RC car, one must understand how weight distribution affects its handling and practice counter-steering and throttle adjustments while staying in control of their vehicle at all times. With enough practice, anyone can learn how to drift an RWD RC car!

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Karen Watkins