What Do I Need to Build an RC Drift Car?

Building your own remote control drift car is a great way to experience the thrill of RC drifting without having to buy a ready-made kit. If you’re looking to get into the hobby, there are some essential things you need to build an RC drift car.

1. Chassis: The chassis is an important part of any RC car and it’s essential for a drift car.

You will need a chassis that can handle the high speeds and cornering forces associated with drifting. There are many types of chassis available, from the more basic ‘drift’ type chassis to more advanced ones that feature adjustable camber angles and other features.

2. Motor: The motor is another important component for drift cars and you will need one that can provide plenty of power. Brushless motors are ideal as they provide higher RPMs with less power consumption than brushed motors, allowing your car to drift for longer periods of time.

3. Electronic Speed Controller (ESC): The ESC controls how fast your motor runs and how much power it receives from the battery pack. It also helps keep track of how much power you are using so that you don’t overheat or damage your motor.

4. Battery Pack: RC Drift cars require a lot of power, so it is important to choose the right battery pack for your needs. LiPo (lithium polymer) batteries are often used in drift cars as they provide a lot of power while being lightweight.

5. Radio System: The radio system allows you to control your car from afar and is essential for any RC drift car build. You will need one that is compatible with your other components and has enough channels for all of the functions you want.

What Do I Need To Build An RC Drift Car?


In order to build an RC Drift Car, you need a good quality chassis, brushless motor, electronic speed controller (ESC), LiPo battery pack, and radio system that are all compatible with each other in order to get maximum performance out of your vehicle while avoiding damage or overheating caused by overuse or misuse.

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James Gardner