How Do You Drift a Small RC Car?

Drifting with a small remote control (RC) car is an exciting and challenging activity that requires skill, timing, and precision. It is a popular way to have fun while learning the basics of RC car drifting.

Learning how to drift a small RC car properly will help you become a better RC car driver and master the art of drifting.

The first step to drifting your small RC car is to make sure it is properly set-up for drifting. This includes adjusting the vehicle’s suspension, tires, and power settings.

The suspension should be adjusted so that it has minimal grip when accelerating, allowing the car to slide easily when turning. Additionally, select tires with soft compounds to ensure they can grip and release quickly while cornering. Lastly, select the appropriate power settings so that the vehicle can drift smoothly without losing control.

Once your small RC car is properly set-up, you can begin practicing by driving on flat surfaces in open areas with plenty of space. Start by going straight and then gradually start turning while applying gentle acceleration.

This will help you get used to how your vehicle behaves in different situations. As you become more comfortable, you can experiment with different techniques such as counter-steering or handbraking for more advanced drifting maneuvers.

Drifting Tips

  • Don’t over accelerate: Applying too much throttle will cause your vehicle to lose control and spin out.
  • Keep your eyes up: Focus on where you want your vehicle to go instead of looking at its wheels.
  • Practice makes perfect: The more time you spend practicing, the better drifter you will become.

Drifting with a small RC car is a great way to have fun while honing your skills as an RC driver. With practice and determination, anyone can learn how to drift their small RC cars like a pro!


Drifting with a small RC car requires skill, patience, and practice but it’s worth it in the end! Adjusting your vehicle’s suspension, power settings and selecting tires with soft compounds are key steps in setting up your vehicle for drifting correctly. Once setup is complete begin practicing on flat surfaces in open areas using gentle acceleration until you get used to how your vehicle behaves in different situations before attempting more advanced maneuvers like counter-steering or handbraking.

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Susan Delgado