RC Drifting Noob: Sakura D4 RWD Build

The RC drifting noob finished the the Sakura D4 RWD chassis rolling kit build last week. It probably took me about a total of 8 hours (accumulated) to get almost all of the parts assembled for the rolling kit. It probably is too slow for you guys out there, but hey, this is my first scale RC, ever! Cut me some slack.

Back to the build, there were 9 labeled bags, and another one for the tools inside the Sakura D4 RWD box. The bags are labeled clearly and corresponds with the each of the components or sections that will be built. For example, bag 1 is for building the main chassis frame, and the lower suspension arms.

Sakura D4 RWD Bags 1-4
Sakura D4 RWD Bags 1-4
Sakura D4 RWD Bags 5-9
Sakura D4 RWD Bags 5-9

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RC Drifting: A new adventure awaits

For several weeks now, I’ve been been very eager to try out RC Drifting. Though I’m not entirely new to drifting per se as I’ve had experience with drifting in simulation games like rFactor and Assetto Corsa, I’m totally new to the RC world.

I’ve heard and saw some videos years back on RC Drifting but wasn’t really excited or interested about it because for me, it didn’t seem quite like drifting that I was used to in rFactor or Assetto Corsa. The reason for this was that RC cars before were all AWDs or all-wheel-drive cars. But now, there are several dedicated RWD kits available on the market that, for me, is something that I can really appreciate.

Take the following video for example:

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This was the video where I said to myself, ‘I gotta get me one of these’. From then on, I think I’ve watched most youtube videos for the Sakura D4 RWD, which is the kit I’m interested in purchasing.

So after weeks of nights where I can only dream of RC Drifting, the time has come where I can finally try it out myself, and I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it. The Sakura D4 RWD kit that I purchased from rcMart finally arrived, along with the parts needed to run the 1/10 scale drift car.

Sakura D4 RWD kit and parts
Sakura D4 RWD kit and parts

I’m one happy kid (at heart) 🙂