Published on February 2nd, 2012 | by Drift Mission0
Question of The Month – January 2012
January question of the month was: What is the best RC Drift chassis design of 2011? Thank you to everyone that voted. After a month of voting the results are in, the winner of last months question is…
The mid-ship chassis design was the big winner in January 2012 question of the month, with 33% of total votes. It is clear that the midship design is still the best platform for RC drifting. After all, the midship designed does offer the best features for drifting, it is what we consider the definition of “Drift Spec” to be. If we can consider the CER and R31 based chassis to be a midship motor design as well. It is clear that midship chassis will continue to dominate the RC Drift market.
The most surprising result came from the Front motor based chassis. Coming in 2nd place with 30% of total votes. The originator of this chassis design belongs to Tamiya with the TA-03F chassis. They were the first ones to introduce this design, but sadly it never gained enough momentum for evolution. Ever since the reintroduction in early 2011, this front motor design has been a hot topic of discussion. The realization of the scale FR cars are now closer than ever. This may be a very good design for a RWD drifter, especially with its weight distribution. This new design is the HOT item in RC Drift this year, so lets see where it goes.
Breakdown of last months poll results below
Manufacturers Votes %Total Votes
Midship based chassis 91 33%
Front Motor based chassis 85 30%
R31 based chassis 63 23%
CER based chassis 28 10%
Shaft based chassis 13 5%
Total Votes: 280
Do not forget to vote!