Badpanda checking in from Australia. This is my first post here so I thought I'd introduce myself as well.
Started rc drifing in 08' with my Tamiya TT-01D RX7. Love that bit of kit, and to date it's still my only drift specific chassis. Took a 'break' for a couple of years while I tinkered with rc helis, and now I'm back. Having recently I decided to get back in the scene, I was doing some research on the various chassis' available now. It's good to see there have been some major strides since 08, especially when it comes to CS.
Initially I'd narrowed it down to the newly released Yokomo DIB, but after having received some prices back from Japan (including the 2 upgrade packages), it's going to bump the overall cost to around $800AUD. From what I can tell this isn't too far off the price of a DRB, the flagship drift chassis from Yokomo.
So my question is, even though the DIB is newer, does it offer any major innovations over the DRB? I've read that the battery placement is better for drifitng in the DIB but that's about it. Price wise, my budget was only really around the upper $500 amount, but with the DIB upgrades it bumps it right up there.
Secondary question - what other chassis' should I be looking at for my price range? I'd want a belt driven, front motor mounted design with scope for future hop ups.
Also, just in case anyone is interested, I've purchased the following parts recently in my efforts to 'get up to date':
- FS-GT3B radio
- Savox 1258TG high speed servo
- Xerun 8.5T sensored brushless system
Tl;dr - Been out of the scene for a while, have reverted back to being a noob.