Tamiya Formula 1 F104 Version II Chassis Kit

May 13, 2012 No Comments by

We first told you about this new Tamiya kit back in April, and now it has been officially announced. Check out the press release below for all the details:

The new F104 version II chassis incorporates a Pivot Ball Link Rear Suspension (PBLR) like the one found on the RM-01 chassis. Compared to the previous 3-point T-bar rear suspension system, this new setup enables more precise adjustments of the chassis’ pitch and roll characteristics. Furthermore, the PBLR suspension system features a center pivot ball, an aluminum pitch damper to temper chassis pitch movement, and an aluminum roll damper and side links to control chassis roll.

The new layout also increases overall traction and provides greater high speed cornering ability. The proven F104 front suspension remains intact, which features king pin coil springs for the suspension set up.

Specifications:

Scale: 1/10 scale
Construction type: assembly kit
Terrain use: on-road
Drive-train: 2WD
Drive type: pinion to spur gear
Drive line: solid axle
Differential type: ball pressure plate
Suspension: PBLR (Pivot Ball Link Rear Suspension)
Steering mechanism: direct servo
Shock damper: oil-filled damper
Shock damper material: aluminum
Tire type: not inluded
Tire tread: n/a
Body material: ABS Plastic
ESC: not included
ESC: type N/A
LED Light buckets: no
LED lights: no
Motor type: not included
Bearings: shielded ball bearing
Chassis material: carbon fiber plate
Sticker material: N/A
Internal gear ratio:
Adjustable camber: front only
Adjustable toe angles: front only
Adjustable ride height: yes
Adjustable gear ratio: yes
Adjustable wheelbase: yes
Adjustable track width: fixed
Adjustable shock angle: yes
Anti-squat adjustment: n/a
Droop adjustment: n/a
Special features: 3.0 mm carbon chassis
Requires 7.2 battery, charger
Requires polycarbonate paint
Requires radio gear, servo, receiver
Requires wheels, tires, body set, motor, esc

Below is a list of Option Parts that will also be available for the chassis at the same time as the release of the car:

54160 RC F104 Titan Coated King Pin
54203 RC F104 Alum Servo Mount L/R
54351 RC Carbon Damper Mount Plate
54356 RC Aluminum Motor Mount
54359 RC RM01 Pitch Spring Set
54375 RC Carbon Rear Bulkhead Plate
54162 RC F104 Carbon Rear Shaft
54337 RC RM01 Alum Damper V Parts
54352 RC Roll Spring Set
54357 RC Adjustable Metal Upright
54360 RC RM01 5mm Short Ball Nut
54400 RC F104 Metal Plated Wheels
54411 RC 3mm Aluminum Nut

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