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Drifting: Mini-Z AWD Style Guide

Posted 02-15-2009 at 07:41 PM by color0
Updated 03-08-2011 at 09:37 AM by color0
For those of you who've seen RC drifting, you know that good drivers and well-sorted drift cars equals a really beautiful show on the track, sometimes more exciting than races. I've done a good bit of work in the last 4 years to nail down the setup and driving technique, so this week I'll share what I know about drifting the Mini-Z MA010 and hopefully I can get some video for you guys during the week with my newest drift car.

So, onto the tutorial.

Minimum specs:...
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Picking Tires for Your Mini-Z Pt. 2

Posted 01-18-2009 at 06:29 AM by color0
Updated 03-08-2011 at 09:37 AM by color0
As promised, this week we'll be covering choosing the best front tires for your on-road Mini-Z.

Picking front tires, as I've learned in the last year, is not just about getting the stickiest rubber your car can stand and working the setup around it. Excessively grippy front tires 1) make your car prone to spinning out and 2) produce extra scrub, which slows down your car mid-corner even if you're not spinning out. Of course, not having enough front grip means you'll understeer,...
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My New Job: Picking Tires for Your Mini-Z Pt. 1

Posted 01-10-2009 at 03:19 AM by color0
Updated 03-08-2011 at 09:38 AM by color0
Ok, that title's only slightly misleading, but really only slightly. From now on I'll be a sort of "staff writer" here so I'll have a lot to write about. I plan to focus mainly on technical aspects of 1/28 cars, as that's what I play with.

Onto the main topic of this article, which is picking tires for your Mini-Z. Part 1, which is this article, will cover only the rear tires for on-road. I assume you are picking tires for going to the track. Yes, I'm only covering that...
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