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

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

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

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

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

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