Following the release of the MYD top deck for the ARC R11 MID comes a design to suit the Serpent X20. The MYD top deck has undergone extensive development since September 2019. Since that time, a number of designs and prototypes were evaluated over a range of conditions by the Smokem team.
In the end, Smokem settled on a design that features a narrow 9mm front section which we found to deliver balanced flex characteristics despite the asymmetric design. The result is improved traction, increased in-corner steering and corner speed. The unique design utilises a separately available 3x6x2.5mm bearing for fixing the top deck to the chassis post, to provide a "floating" tweak-free tuning option.
The MYD design ensures the top deck will never make contact with the motor as the chassis flexes, with clearance for large-pinioned spec class gearing. The MYD top deck can also be easily removed, making spur gear and belt changes a breeze.