RC Maker have introduced their new SlimFlex top deck set for the A800MMX and MMXA. The MMX/MMXA top deck features two separate short top decks, drastically reducing the leverage on the carbon. This means the top decks need to be narrower and thinner than normal to achieve similar flex. Also the flex of the top decks front and rear is entirely symmetrical, so in order to achieve the optimum flex point, the car needs different flex settings front and rear to achieve optimum balance, which is to shift the flex point forward of centre. RC Maker’s SlimFlex top deck has this built in. The designers have optimised the profile of the top deck such that with the same ST019 flex setting, the flex point is shifted forward to provide the forward bias flex point that was achieved in their MMCX top deck.
RC Maker have also reduced the width of the main struts of the top deck front and rear, to provide more flex overall throughout the whole length of the top deck, to provide more consistent flex than a very cut “tweezer” style top deck. The footprint of the front top deck is also smaller than the rear, to shift the flex point forward. The rear also features RC Maker’s signature flex brace, which allows a medium amount of flex across the rear bulkheads, and has proven to be very successful on a very large number of tracks and conditions. In addition the top decks provided a second hole for an additional ST019 screw, which allows the top deck to be stiffened if necessary, in high traction conditions. There are also small bridge braces front and rear, which can be cut to provide additional flex. The top deck set has been tested on asphalt, ETS carpet and CRC black carpet with great success on all surfaces and it is available in a 2.0mm and a 1.6mm variant.