RC Drift – September Question of The Month

Thank you all for answering our question of the month for August 2011, we were very happy to see such a large response. With 30 days of voting we had a total of 212 votes cast, with Countersteer 1.51-2.00% winning by a large margin with 52% of the vote. Our question of the month for September is what RC body do you prefer? HPI? Tamiya? Yokomo? Let us know below!

Check out the breakdown below of the results

September Question of The Month

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4 Comments on “RC Drift – September Question of The Month”

  1. I voted Tamiya. Tamiya is the overall winner. They are cheap, you get a lot of stuff (buckets, mirrors, spoilers) and the (attention to) detail is the best. Unfortunatly most of them are stock cars and the shells are quite narrow. Yokomo’s and HPI’s lack the detail and most of them are very out of proportion. Yokomo does have all the cool scale stuff and lots of decals, but then again they are very expensive and you don’t get buckets with the shell. The Yokomo material is quite brittle causing the shell to break quickly. HPI on the otherhand is super cheap (25$ shipped from LiquidRC) and very strong and flexible lexan but you get nothing like buckets or mirrors and the detailing of the shell is just crap. Speedwaypal has all the disadvantages of HPI, Tamiya and Yokomo combined and none of the advantages. Don’t forget ABC Hobby, they have very good detailing and a good price too. Pandora/Spice/TamTam is coming up nicely too, but they need some more time to get their shells right.
    Sorry for the large comment, but I wanted to give some motivation 😉
    Cheers,
    Tizer

  2. Thanks Tizer! Thats a great comment and I also share some of those sediments with you. Tamiya is definitely best value for cost; light buckets and accessories are a nice added bonus for their body packages. However I find that Yokomo bodies are more durable than Tamiya ones. I own almost body shell of every brand and personally prefer Yokomo best; the body has also held up to the most abuse and still in better condition than the tamiya.
    For those of you that voted for the Other category, could you please leave a comment here about which brand and why?
    Thanks,
    Drift Mission Staff

  3. Thanks Tizer! Thats a great comment and I also share some of those sediments with you. Tamiya is definitely best value for cost; light buckets and accessories are a nice added bonus for their body packages. However I find that Yokomo bodies are more durable than Tamiya ones. I own almost body shell of every brand and personally prefer Yokomo best; the body has also held up to the most abuse and still in better condition than the tamiya.
    For those of you that voted for the Other category, could you please leave a comment here about which brand and why?
    Thanks,
    Drift Mission Staff

  4. I voted Tamiya. Tamiya is the overall winner. They are cheap, you get a lot of stuff (buckets, mirrors, spoilers) and the (attention to) detail is the best. Unfortunatly most of them are stock cars and the shells are quite narrow. Yokomo’s and HPI’s lack the detail and most of them are very out of proportion. Yokomo does have all the cool scale stuff and lots of decals, but then again they are very expensive and you don’t get buckets with the shell. The Yokomo material is quite brittle causing the shell to break quickly. HPI on the otherhand is super cheap (25$ shipped from LiquidRC) and very strong and flexible lexan but you get nothing like buckets or mirrors and the detailing of the shell is just crap. Speedwaypal has all the disadvantages of HPI, Tamiya and Yokomo combined and none of the advantages. Don’t forget ABC Hobby, they have very good detailing and a good price too. Pandora/Spice/TamTam is coming up nicely too, but they need some more time to get their shells right.
    Sorry for the large comment, but I wanted to give some motivation 😉
    Cheers,
    Tizer

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