FF, RR, FR, 4WD, and MR?

Do you really know the difference between FF, RR, FR, 4WD, and MR? Do you know the effect of these setting? To figure out the advantage and disadvantages of those setting, it may help you to find out what is your best car!

你知道 FF, RR, FR, 4WD及MR 五種馬達/驅動設定的分別嗎?你知道不同設定的好壞處嗎? 查看下文,這可能有助你了解更多馬達/驅動設定的概念?

FF – Front Motor/Engine Front Drive

FF RC is fairly easy to control, but do not generally handle high speed very well. With more weight distribution forward, which makes them prone to understeer.

FF – 前置馬達/前驅動
前置馬達/發動機前置的設定會令遙控車較容易控制,但會在高速引致時難以控制。但是,遙控車的重心移前會導致轉向不足。


FF RC: Tamiya 1/10 FF04 EVO ABC Hobby 1/10 Grande Gambado Honda Civic Type R EK9
FF cars: Honda – Civic Type R (EK9), Civic SiR2 (EG6), Integra Type R


RR – Rear Motor/Engine Rear Drive 


It increases the load on the rear driving wheels, giving them better grip of the road. The disadvantage to a rear weight bias is that the RC can become unstable and tend to oversteer when decelerating.

RR – 後置馬達/後驅動
後置馬達/發動機後置的好處是增加抓地力,在行車時後車身有效抓住地面。但因重心傾後的設定,遙控車會變得不穩定及在減速時有過度轉向的問題。



RR RC: Team Associated RC10 World’s Kit 1/10 Competition 2WD Buggy DSA DR201
RR cars: Porsche 911, Volkswagen Bug / Beetle (VW Type 1), De Lorean DMC-12


FR – Front Motor/Engine Rear-wheel drive

During heavy acceleration, the front end rises, and more weight is placed on the rear wheels. Heavier weight at the back making the rear tires better to take simultaneous acceleration as it will have a better grip. The downside is that it is more difficult to handle on low grip surfaces as the RC is pushed rather than pulled.

FR – 前置馬達/後驅動
好處是在高速時,遙控車的前車身會提起令大部分重量後傾。重心移到車尾會提高抓地力,同時後輪胎會更快加速。壞處是較少的接觸表面引致遙控車更難控制,因為遙控車的推動力遠大過拉動力。



FR RC: MST FXX-D S 2WD FR Drift Car MST FSX-D
FR Cars: Toyota – Trueno GT-Apex (AE86), Levin GT-Apex (AE86), Levin SR (AE85)
Nissan – Silvia K’s (S13), Silvia K’s Aero (S14), Silvia spec-R, (S15), 180SX Type-X


4WD – All four wheels are drive wheels 

Most 4WD layouts are front-motor/engine and are derivatives of earlier front-motor /engine, two-wheel-drive designs. Traction is nearly doubled compared to a two-wheel-drive layout. Given sufficient power, this results in unparalleled acceleration and drive ability on surfaces with less than ideal grip, and superior motor braking on loose surfaces. However, they normally cost more since 4WD require more machinery and complex transmission components.

四驅 -前置馬達/四輪驅動
大多數4WD佈局都是採用前置馬達(引擎),它結合前置馬達(引擎)和兩輪驅動的設計所衍生的。與兩輪驅動相比,牽引力會提升一倍。如果有足夠的推動力,即使在鬆散地面上及抓地力不足的情況下,也可以正常加速和駕駛。但四驅車需要更多的機械和複雜的零件,它的售價通常更高。



4WD RC: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS , MST CFX-W
4WD Cars: Mitsubishi – Lancer Evo 3 (CE9A), Lancer Evo 4 (CN9A), Lancer Evo 7 (CT9A) Nissan – Skyline GT-R (BNR32) Skyline GT-R (BNR34)


MR – Midship Motor/Engine Rear Drive

The motor is located between the axles, and the rear wheels are the drive wheels. They are the least common configuration out of all. This design allows the RC to achieve ideal weight distribution, center of gravity and traction. When the RC’s weight is centered, the wheels won’t be thrown off balance by having to cope with extra weight, and the RC can be steered with more precision.

MR – 中置馬達/後驅動
中置馬達的馬達會放置在兩軸之間及採用後輪驅動,是一個不見的配置。這設計會令遙控車有良好的重量分配佈,重心及抓地力。遙控車的重量集中,車輪不會因外來重力加施下失去平衡,可以更精確地轉向。


MR RC: 3Racing 1/10 2WD Cactus Buggy Team Associated RC10 B5M
MR Cars: Toyota – MR2 G-Limited (SW20), MR-S S Edition (ZZW30)