In this episode of ‘Pro Tips with Jilles Groskamp’ he talks you through rebuilding and setting up a balldiff. Balldiffs are quite tricky to setup and maintain, and at the moment the geardiffs are getting very popular again, but most chassis still use balldiffs. You should definatly watch this video of you are (planning on) using a balldiff in your chassis!
Last week, I’ve posted some teasers of a project of mine on our Facebook page, as well as here on our blog. In the pictures you can see, amongst other things, sketches for a new chassisplate for an RC car. This is part one of my buildthread, which shows you all the steps that were taken to build this chassis.
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Every day this week I will be posting a part of the ‘Pro Tips with Jilles Groskamp’ series RedRC has done a couple of years ago. Groskamp is a Dutch RC touringcar driver for Tamiya. He has won many titles over the years and is seen as one of the best drivers in the world.
You might be thinking, these are tips for racing, what is it doing on a drift website? Well, most of the setup is the same on both racing and drifting cars. These video’s have some very usefull tips on maintenance and setup. I’ve watched them all multiple times and learned a lot from them, and I advise you to watch them too.
In part 1 Groskamp talks you through maintaining and setting up the shocks. The shocks are offcourse one of the most important components on any RC drift car, and its good to know what you’re doing next time you’re rebuilding your car.
For this weeks theme, Tech-week, I thought it was time to finally publish this build thread that has been sitting behind the scenes of the website as a draft for months.
This is the build of Edo’s Streetjam OTA-R3R kit, the pro version of the famous OTA-R31. He build the chassis in October last year to replace his Tamiya TBevo5 after 1.5 years of service. It was time for a new chassis, to start fresh and have more room to develop his skills. After lots of debate and research the OTA-R3R was the one.
You can find a full report of the build after the jump
As the 2012 RC drift season is almost here, all team members have been busy rebuilding their chassis’, fitting new parts and improving their setups lately. We had the idea to make a theme week on the website reviewing all the builds and rebuilds and turn the spotlight to the technical side of RC drifting.
So here it is, Tech-Week! This week will be filled with build threads, setup tips and tricks and whatever else we can come up with. Enjoy!
Picture by Jeroen Willemsen for Speedhunters.com