MST FF Front Motor Conversion Prototype

New developments on the MST FF Front Motor Conversion! It seems that MST has once again revealed another prototype of their new front motor project. The latest features the new front motor kit mounted on a new silver carbon graphite chassis plates. The front motor conversion is still a prototype and expected release is late December of 2011. MST is continually developing and producing new products so keep an eye on them, especially in the new year!

The newly designed chassis plates are now in a silver carbon graphite, similar to the SSG styling from Yokomo. Not much is known about this yet, we are still waiting for information from our MST representative. From the pictures it appears that the new chassis plates have been restyled and redesigned from the current black carbon fiber chassis. The motor mounts have been removed from this and replaced with a new longer silver carbon graphite plate, this will inevitably add more rigidity to the chassis and also flexibility, depending on the thickness of the new SSG style top chassis plate.

November 24, 2011

The new front motor conversion shifts the motor weight to the front of the chassis past the front differentials. This FF design is similar to the Tamiya FF-03, Serpent 411 or 3racing Sakura FF, where these chassis are front motor front wheel drive, the MST FF will still maintain its All-wheel-drive (AWD) capabilities. The front motor conversion is similar to a previous design featured on Drift Mission earlier this year made by Rajimani Shop in Japan. This new MST FF conversion is currently just a prototype for testing so it is still under development. Made specifically for fit on the MST MS-01D chassis, this conversion is sure to get some attention from current MST owners!

This conversion opens up new possibilities for RC Drifting as a whole. The weight shift could very well effect how the entire chassis behaves. This modification might be more interesting for those looking to experiment into RWD drifting. With the motor up front and the battery located in proximity of the rear wheels, the weight balance may be more ideal for an RWD chassis. This conversion would also be ideal for counter steer CS modified drifters, it opens up new possibilities for ratios and with the new weight balance, it may even be beneficial. We will be keeping a close eye on Max Speed Technology’s development of this new product.

Source: Max Speed Technology

12 Comments on “MST FF Front Motor Conversion Prototype”

  1. Great conversion, and it would be really silly to make it superlimited and “for Japanese market only” I hope they won’t.
     
    P.S. Is it really necessary to mention “we look forward to seing more…” or “stay tuned” or whatever else in EVERY PARAGRAPH? that really distracts from the subject.

    1. Thanks Anonymus we don’t think this will be a super limited release “for the Japanese market”.  MST is based in Taiwan and works with clients internationally.  The reason this post seemed so duplicated, is because we updated our previous article to include the new SSG kit.  I have updated the post accordingly.

  2. so want one of these… im in north carolina… and i have a project drift 240… it would be amazing to show up to drift day with one of these

  3. Great conversion, and it would be really silly to make it superlimited and “for Japanese market only” I hope they won’t.
     
    P.S. Is it really necessary to mention ”we look forward to seing more…” or “stay tuned” or whatever else in EVERY PARAGRAPH? that really distracts from the subject.

    1. Thanks Anonymus we don’t think this will be a super limited release “for the Japanese market”.  MST is based in Taiwan and works with clients internationally.  The reason this post seemed so duplicated, is because we updated our previous article to include the new SSG kit.  I have updated the post accordingly.

  4. so want one of these… im in north carolina… and i have a project drift 240… it would be amazing to show up to drift day with one of these

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