Today was a bit special for me. This is kind of the culmination of my RC enjoyment right here.
I made these two bodies almost identical for a reason. Twin drift.
I always enjoy battles with Iishida-san. He is kind of my mentor, I guess. He helped me understand RC drift and pointed me in the right direction.
I wish I could understand a lot more Japanese though because my struggle with technical understanding would really benefit a lot more.
I knew it would fit because we run exactly the same wheel / camber settings.
These two 86 bodies are small and nimble. You can really get much closer than I ever have before. We did 3 batteries worth of tandem and some MAX ONE hamburger S15 sandwich action with Yamada-san. We even started to tandem the highway line.Yamada-san commented how easy it was to follow the 86. It's the extra space it creates for transitions. but actually soon you find yourself closer than ever before.
The bodies looked great together, (maybe someone has pictures) but I was enjoying this a LOT!
We also created a double loop high speed course when only 2 of us were running. Very very cool!
I had to double check sometimes, cause I was so used to the red car. I would think I was driving it.
In any case. I totally recommend the 86 as THE must have RC body. it opens up the track a lot and the extra 20mm less on each corner can create a better driving experience.
I had never cooked the tachyon before today, but I was running sooo hard, I finally achieved heat cutout.
is that the same as RC nirvana? maybe.
Anyway... It was a special day for me.
I'm leaving Japan in about a month or so, so in these last few weeks, experiences like this are really cherished.
Sometimes, I'm even a bit speechless really.