What Do You Need to Make a RC Drift Car?

Making a Remote Controlled (RC) Drift Car

Drifting has been a popular recreational activity for many years. RC drift cars are an exciting way to experience the thrill of drifting without leaving your own backyard. With the right parts and tools, you can build your own RC drift car and take it out for a spin.

The first step in creating your own RC drift car is to select the right chassis. Chassis come in several different sizes and shapes, so you need to make sure you pick one that fits your budget, as well as your skill level. The most common type of chassis used for drifting is the 4WD short course truck, which offers superior performance for drifting due to its low center of gravity and wide wheelbase.

Once you have chosen your chassis, it’s time to assemble the rest of your RC drift car. You will need a motor, steering servo, speed control system, battery pack, tires/wheels, body kit and paint job if desired.

Motors come in various sizes and can be either electric or nitro fueled depending on the type of racing you plan on doing. Steering servos provide precision control of the steering wheel while speed control systems regulate how fast the vehicle goes. Battery packs are important as they provide power to all of these components so make sure you choose one that is compatible with all of your other components.

Tires/wheels are essential for good traction when drifting so don’t skimp on these parts! There are many different types available from various manufacturers with different levels of grip and tread patterns suited for different levels of drifting performance.

It’s important to choose tires that match up with the terrain where you plan on driving since some surfaces require more grip than others. Finally, give your RC drift car its own unique look by customizing it with a body kit and paint job if desired!

Once all of these components have been assembled into a complete package, it’s time to hit the track! Make sure to read up on proper driving techniques so that you can maximize performance while still staying safe at all times when behind the wheel!

With some patience and practice you’ll soon be mastering those tight turns just like a pro!


To build an RC drift car from scratch requires several parts such as a chassis, motor, steering servo, speed control system, battery pack, tires/wheels , body kit and paint job if desired. With patience and practice anyone can become an expert at drifting with their very own custom-made RC drift car!

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James Gardner