How Do You Make a Small RC Drift Car?

Making your own small RC drift car is a fun and rewarding project that can bring hours of enjoyment. Building a small RC drift car requires some basic knowledge about electronics, as well as a few specialized tools and parts. This article will provide an overview of how to build a small RC drift car from scratch.

Gather the Necessary Materials

The first step in making a small RC drift car is to gather all the necessary materials. You’ll need an electric motor, a battery, an electronic speed controller (ESC), four radio control (RC) servos, wheels, tires, suspension parts, body panels and screws/nuts/bolts. You may also want to purchase an RC transmitter and receiver if you don’t already own one.

Assemble the Chassis

The next step is to assemble the chassis. Begin by connecting the motor to the ESC using soldering iron.

If you’re using brushless motors, you may also need to solder on some additional wires for power and signal connections. Once this is done, attach the ESC and battery to the chassis using screws or bolts. Then attach the four RC servos in their appropriate locations on the chassis for steering and throttle control.

Attach Wheels and Tires

Once you’ve attached all the necessary components to your chassis it’s time to attach your wheels and tires. Start by mounting your wheels onto the axles with nuts or bolts, then attach your tires with glue or tape depending on what type of tire you are using. Be sure that your tires are securely attached before proceeding with any additional steps.

Install Suspension Parts

The next step is installing all of your suspension parts such as shocks, springs, camber links and toe links etc.. Depending on what type of suspension system you are using will determine how these parts will be installed onto your chassis so make sure that you read over any instructions that come with your suspension system carefully before attempting this step.

Attach Body Panels

Now it’s time to give your RC drift car its own unique look by attaching body panels such as wings, spoilers or other accessories onto its chassis with screws or nuts/bolts. Be sure to use appropriate glue or tape if necessary for more secure attachment of these components as well. After this step has been completed your small RC drift car should be ready for its first test drive!


Building a small RC drift car from scratch requires some basic knowledge about electronics along with specialized tools and parts suchas an electric motor, battery, ESCs and servos etc. Assembling the chassis is straight forward but attention must be paid when attaching wheels/tires/suspension parts and body panels so that everything fits together properly for maximum performance when out on track driving! With patience and determination anyone can build their very own mini RC drift car!

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Susan Delgado