Wrap-Up Next FR-D Front Motor Conversion Kit

We now have the first pictures of the upcoming Wrap-Up Next FR-D front motor conversion for the Yokomo Drift Package. This will be the first conversion kit released by Wrap-Up Next and by the looks of it, we should have a winner on our hands! There are not a lot of details currently as the conversion kit is still in the prototyping stages, we will keep this post updated as things progress. We are expecting a September 2012 release. This new conversion provides an innovative approach to RC drifting as you would expect from Wrap-Up ^_^, the front motor layout and a new 4 pinion drive system. Wrap-Up is working on some more innovative ideas for this conversion, with front motors and rear wheel drive being the new hotness this conversion package is looking like a it’s going to be a winner. Wrap Up Next continues to work with this chassis design as they begin to drive the prototype chassis. We will keep this post up to date as things progress.



More details can be found in the July 2012 edition of RC Magazine on page. 111.
Source: Wrap-Up Next

12 Comments on “Wrap-Up Next FR-D Front Motor Conversion Kit”

  1. Looks like they stuck a whole bunch of pinion gears together.  I like the logic, but I see maintenance and torque steer being a problem with this setup.  None the less, great idea!  I’d like to see demos of this.  I’m a seeing to believe type guy.

    1. Torque steer will always be a problem in shaft driven chassis. Its not something you can remove without changing the design of how the motor works. We are with you there, would love to see this in action!

  2. yeah this looks promising i may end up ordering this kit when it comes avail.. im still waiting to see when the sakura will drop…Driftmisson ?

    1. Not sure when Sakura will drop, but we anticipate in the next month? Usually companies hold out to release in the summer. Since they have already debut this product at hobby shows, we imagine it will be soon.

  3. Looks like they stuck a whole bunch of pinion gears together.  I like the logic, but I see maintenance and torque steer being a problem with this setup.  None the less, great idea!  I’d like to see demos of this.  I’m a seeing to believe type guy.

    1. Torque steer will always be a problem in shaft driven chassis. Its not something you can remove without changing the design of how the motor works. We are with you there, would love to see this in action!

  4. yeah this looks promising i may end up ordering this kit when it comes avail.. im still waiting to see when the sakura will drop…Driftmisson ?

    1. Not sure when Sakura will drop, but we anticipate in the next month? Usually companies hold out to release in the summer. Since they have already debut this product at hobby shows, we imagine it will be soon.

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