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Mini-z chasis Drifter

6,845 Mixx  10 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Ownedpilot's Drift Sports Car with my Mini-z chasis

Totally rebuilt the bodywork, redid the entire suspension system and slapped on some new rims

VTOL to go ~ it's got power
Roll to turn ~ auto drift assist
Brake to brake ~ helps hold the drift

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Drift Sports Car with my Mini-z chasis
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 8.0ft (2.4m)
  • Length 16.8ft (5.1m)
  • Height 5.9ft (1.8m)
  • Empty Weight 7,116lbs (3,227kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,171lbs (3,253kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.94
  • Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 4227

Parts

  • Number of Parts 278
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 1,212
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    6,845 Mixx

    @LittleJerry yes....I'm still working on that....

    9 months ago
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    11.6k beenz

    i love how it gets confused when you go reverse

    9 months ago
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    6,845 Mixx

    @P7VDS ok well the most important part is the counter steering, it's what makes it handle so well. (AngleOfSlip/[steering angle]), with that, if you look at the input of of the steering you'll also see the min and max are ever so slightly different, this is so that when you drift the wheels make a slight arch which makes you turn while drifting instead of just going sideways, this helps keep you in the drift and prevents the car from flicking back and losing control and tho that might seem unrealistic, its actually not, because when a car drifts and you let go of the steering wheel, the wheels will flick into the turn. (it's just how cars work)
    Next you want a fixed throttle input like VTOL or Trim because you have better control over getting that perfect power level, with that you want to reduce the maxAngularVelocity of the back wheels to cap your top speed to a certain level (you'll have to play with this and find your desired speed)
    In conjunction with that you also want to reduce the brake torque of the back wheels to 0 and the front wheels to almost nothing, so that when you're drifting and you want just a little more swing, you just need to tap the brakes a little (a lot like reel drifting)
    Next you want your center of mass around the center of your vehicle to have an even spread of weight on your wheels, and as for grip, you'll see that the front wheels are set to 90 or below and the back are set to 50 for the side and about 120 forward, this is so that when you slap into a turn, your car doesn't just yank into it and spin out (you want a little slip when you turn)
    Lastly as for the engine, with the capped maxAngularVelocity you won't be able to use the full speed of the engine, but you will have all the power, but you don't want to set it too high because it makes taking off a little... squirrelly... (again you'll have to play with this)
    that's about everything I can think of now but once I do an actual post I'll put more detail into everything and I'll remember to tag you

    9 months ago
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    2,673 P7VDS

    @Mixx please do! I think I have an idea on the how, but never really got into it

    9 months ago
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    6,845 Mixx

    @P7VDS I could do a whole post on just drifters

    9 months ago
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    2,673 P7VDS

    Love it! Might try building a drifter myself. Got any tips?

    9 months ago