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Drifter Surface Vehicle

Drifter Surface Vehicle
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Price: $44.95
Select Motor:
Spin Max 2212-6 (2200 kv) $19.95
Spin Max 2212-10 (1400 kv) $19.95
Select ESC:
Spin Max 30 amp ESC $24.95
Spin Max 40 amp ESC $29.95
Select Servo:
Micro 9 gram servo $10.00
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View Drifter Build Guide

We are excited to bring you the Drifter RC Surface Vehicle. You’re probably thinking “it doesn’t fly so what is Model Aero thinking???” We have always liked RC vehicles of all types and have had a fondness for airboats for many years. After we built the prototype we realized it was just too much fun not to share!

The Drifter is at home on grass, water, or snow. We actually prefer to run it on grass or even pavement (with some bottom protection of course!). It’s also a blast to run on a smooth surface like a gym floor. We call it the Drifter for a reason; it “Drifts” through turns and that is what makes it fun. It takes a certain amount of skill and practice to get it just right, and that keeps it interesting unlike RC cars and trucks which can get boring pretty quickly (unless you’re racing).

The Drifter also makes a great teaching vehicle for those just getting their feet wet in RC. It's a simple and fun build and teaches the basics of RC control.

The kit includes laser cut 6 mm Depron foam, laser cut wood parts, pre bent aluminum roll bar, hardware pack, decal set, and complete instruction on CD.

We hope you’ll enjoy the Drifter as much as we have!

Power Options: The Drifter can use a variety of brushless motors and can swing up to a 7" prop. We have run it with the 2212-10 and 2212-6. Both of these motors have more than enough power and the 2212-6 is actually overpowered.


  • Length: 34”
  • Width: 11”
  • AUW: 16-18 oz.
  • Controls: Rudder (9 gram servo recommended) and throttle
  • Motor: 2212-10 (1400kv) APC 7-5E prop, 2212-6 (2200kv) APC 6-4E prop
  • ESC: 30 to 40 amp
  • Battery: 1300 3S to 2200 3S


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