December 18, 2019

RC Maker T4’20 CentraFlex top decks

RC Maker have introduced their new CentraFlex top deck for the Xray T4 2020 mid-motor touring car. Based off RC Maker’s Awesomatix MMCX top deck, it builds on the brand’s foundations of believing in centrally located flex on touring cars. Several of the latest mid motor cars have entirely split front top decks. The reason for this is so that they can wrap around the front belt and still be symmetrical. However testing has shown that this “split” design can cause an imbalance in flex characteristics which was never before been an issue on rear motor cars, however on today’s Mid Motor cars can cause the car to be inconsistent and nervous, whilst having reduced on power and high speed steering. The CentraFlex is joined in-front of the spur gear, providing a much more centralised flex point. RC Maker have proven the “single side” design over the spur gear to be a consistent, tweak free solution and in testing found both physically and handling wise, the car was very balanced on left and right corners. As well as handling benefits, the design brings several fitment benefits such as increased clearance between the front face of the motor and the top deck for when the car is under high flex load as well as increased clearance between the edge of the motor and the top deck to fit all brands of motors, and all classes and sizes of pinion/spur combinations without any grinding of top deck or motor. Also installation and removal is much easier while providing a more durable design around the motor. The CentraFlex top deck is available in 2mm and 1.6mm thicknesses.

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