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Under the Hood: Marc Rheinard’s Yokomo YRX12

The front end sports an unusual sprung big bore dampening system that is unusual for pan cars. It features a double wishbone and pushrod design that claims to have better corner stability.

The 2016 IFMAR Worlds in Beijing, China are just around the corner and recently it was announced that current 1/12-scale Champion Marc Rheinard was making the switch from CRC to Yokomo for 1/12-scale racing. With such a big move, it is easy to understand the interest. Take a look at the photos he shot of his Yokomo YRX12 as he continues his testing leading up to the event.

The car Mar Rheinard is currently testing with as he prepares for the Worlds in China. The Yokomo YRX12 has a new chassis than its predecessor and includes the changing of carbon fiber material and shape designed to increase stiffness.

The car Mar Rheinard is currently testing with as he prepares for the Worlds in China. The Yokomo YRX12 has a new chassis than its predecessor and includes the changing of carbon fiber material and shape designed to increase stiffness.

The front end sports an unusual sprung big bore dampening system that is unusual for pan cars. It features a double wishbone and pushrod design that claims to have better corner stability.

The front end sports an unusual sprung big bore dampening system that is unusual for pan cars. It features a double wishbone and pushrod design that claims to have better corner stability. You can also see his inside only, tire sauce application.

The rear end of the Yokomo YRX12 Including its direct drive slid carbon fiber axle. It also uses a new rear pod design with lowered bulkheads and motor mount offset for improved lateral weight distribution. The open design also makes motor access quicker and easier.

The rear end of the Yokomo YRX12 Including its direct drive slid carbon fiber axle. It also uses a new rear pod design with lowered bulkheads and motor mount offset for improved lateral weight distribution. The open design also makes motor access quicker and easier.

That’s a lot of power and unheard of just a decade ago. A 3.5T combined with LiPo power for eight minutes, means some serious speed.

That’s a lot of power and unheard of just a decade ago. A 3.5T combined with LiPo power for eight minutes, means some serious speed.

One big feature is the car’s ability to place the servo in either the traditional spot up front, or on the side with a link running to the steering. Marc also places his personal transponder on the servo.

One big feature is the car’s ability to place the servo in either the traditional spot up front, or on the side with a link running to the steering. Marc also places his personal transponder on the servo.

Updated: July 11, 2016 — 4:47 PM
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