Dive into R/C Drifting with Redcat's RDS Rear-wheel Drive Competition Spec Drift Car

By: Tim Gluth

Two months into 2023, we've got two new releases from Redcat. Things are looking up! The Arizona-based R/C brand is turning its attention back to the pavement with the release of the RDS Competition Spec Drift Car.

The RDS is a rear-wheel-drive drift car with a brushless motor, a high-speed steering servo, and an onboard gyro for improved handling. The body is sleek and modern, using a design cooked up by the Redcat's engineers. Two body colors are available (gray and orange), each with its own decals for immediate, out-of-the-box customization.

Underneath the body, which is attached by magnets, the RDS chassis is set up for tuning. Camber, caster, Ackerman, toe, and roll center can all be dialed-in to suit your driving style.

The chassis blends carbon fiber elements with other plastic components to create a lightweight and agile platform. Whether you're new to R/C drifting or have been slinging it sideways for years, chances are good that you'll like this release.

Redcat RDS Competition Spec Drift Car Specs:

  • Length: 360mm
  • Width: 200mm
  • Height: 112mm
  • Wheelbase: 260mm
  • Ground Clearance: 4.5mm
  • Motor: 3300KV RC540 (Brushless)
  • Speed Control Type: 60a Brushed Waterproof ESC
  • Radio System: 2.4GHz Radio System

The RDS carries a price tag of $399.99 and will be available through Redcat and its dealers. Visit redcatracing.com to learn more about this 1/10-scale R/C drift car.

Image credit: Redcat

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