Being having motor place on the front, the chassis have the weight distribution of 75 front and 25 rear. This led it to have better stability in the circuits with up-down paths. It has the wheelbase of 83 mm, longer than that of Type-2 Chassis.
It use the orange crown gears and the 2 mm width propeller shaft.
However, due to the front bumper design being based on Type-2 and Type-4, it is prone to breaks so the use of reinforced plate is requires. The battery teminal in the rear can easily bends due to the badly designed rotating-type battery switch, and as a result the car could turn itself off while running.
Compares to other chassis at the time, the peformance is similar to Zero Chassis, except one: it has the poor acceleration performance and is worse than the other long-wheelbase shaft-driven chassis.
The design of the FM Chassis would later re-used in Super-FM Chassis.
|Ground Clearance||7 mm (With large-diameter wheels)|
|Driveshaft Length||60 mm|
|Compatible Gear Set(s)||5:1|
|Roller Down Thrust Angle||0 (Earlier mold)|
5 (Current revision)
|Ease of Maintenance||3|
- Despite being the predecessor to the Super-FM Chassis, the bodyshells made exclusively for it are not compatible with the original FM Chassis.
|Original series||Origin · Comical · Wild · Cruiser · RV|
| Type series|
|Type-1 · Type-2 · Type-3 · Type-4 · Zero · FM · Truckin' · Type-5|
| Super series|
(Super/Mighty, Fully Cowled/Aero)
|Super-1 · Super-FM · Super TZ · Super X · VS · Super TZ-X · Super XX · Super-II|
|R/C Mini 4WD||TR-1|
|PRO/REV||MS · AR · MA · FM-A|