Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Aero R/C Drift Package Light

The Drift Package Light Aero R/C lineup produced by Takara Tomy was developed with Yokomo, an R/C drifting specialist company. It features a compact 1/26 scale, simple assemble type drift R/C model suited for beginners. This is the only model from the lineup i could get my hands on at the moment...
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Here's the R/C drifting demonstration by one of the pros; i was sold on to the idea of getting one after watching it. The chassis features drifting tires, chamber adjusted wheels (front only) and 2 motors (one for powering the 4 wheels, and the other for the front steering mechanism)for drifting... it's just simply amazing what the R/C car is capable of doing to realistically mimick the drifting actions of real D1 cars!

Here's another review about the Drift Package Light ~ one that looks into putting together this excellent piece of work.

Even the level of details on the body set is aesthetically splendid, almost on par with any die-cast model of the same scale; the only draw back being the doors & hood don't open... It also came with extra decals for the vented hood, the front grill, front mounted intercooler plus detachable spoiler & side windows add-on for a nice finishing touch. I reckon i could do a bit of panel lining on the body to bring up the level of details a little more... =p
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Putting it to its paces & getting it to drift properly do require quite some practice. I'm still on the perfect dougnut execution part, but unfortunately the batteries only lasted for probably an hour of R/c drifting fun... The drawback is it requires 5 pieces of AAA batteries to run; 2 for the R/C controller, 3 for the to power the car... & to get a reputable brand of AAA rechargeable batteries really don't come cheap. How does RM35 just for 2 piece sounds to you?
*now i got to go buy a battery charger... -_-

11 comments:

Louis said...

nice... now u can learn doughnuts before u actually sit behind a RWD and make a real doughnut! :)

cal81 said...

haha... in a different kind of way though... can't feel the g-force one... =p

Louis said...

then i must say bro, it's time to get a S15 or a 350Z and sign up for tougey king's drift class.

Valen said...

Oh yea...drift drift drift!!!=P...dunno when will start mine...lol..

vell said...

Try to find in shashinki, 4 pc rechargeable AAA battery only for RM39 and charger might cost RM119 for 4 pcs & 8 pc charger cost RM199.

cal81 said...

louis: ha, if getting the r/c scale model is what u mean, than no prob la.. hehe
valen: assembly is piece of cake nia,. just get the batteries, power them up & get started already!
vell: ya, total up the rechargeable batt + charger cost just as much as the r/c car kit!

Simon said...

waaaa! how much bro? i get one and we drift together. hahaha.

Simon said...

waaa! cool! how much for the package?

cal81 said...

simon: i got it thru valen only for rm145... here in miri, they're selling for rm200! get one la, we can go drift together! now, i've only got to look for a batt charger, coz my batts have been flat for almost a week now... =p

DonnyGan said...

we got the same car!

sharing my drift video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvrJ0xqwDDE

cal81 said...

thanks donny! that's a cool video of ur EVO IX doing donuts around ur tower fan... haha =p takes a some effort & time to get a feel of its maneuveribility...