2018 All-new Features:
- All-new chassis with ultra-narrow design for improved steering characteristics, increased torsional stability, and new two-position option for pod link mounting for in-corner steering adjustment
- All-new redesigned & updated rear suspension
- All-new narrower pod plate
- All-new rear alu bulkheads feature a new clamp system for ultra-low CG and a new system for multiple motor mounting positions
- All-new ride height adjustment via shims and eccentric upper clamps
- All-new easier motor access
- All-new rear graphite rear brace significantly reduces tweak of the rear pod and lowers CG
- All-new narrower side tubes for improved handling and reduced weight
- All-new narrower rear link brace for shorter side tubes
- All-new lower pivot brace with nut groove for tweak-free movement
- All-new super lightweight and lowered pivot ball for lower, more stable roll center
- All-new harder front upper arms for easier handling & smoother steering
- All-new harder front upper arm mounts for easier handling
- All-new updated upper arm position adjustment shims
- All-new steering blocks with minimized play for improved steering response
- All-new updated upper ball joints with minimized play
- All-new center shock position adjustment allows for steering characteristic setting
- All-new extended shock absorber adaptor
- All-new graphite plate for antenna holder
- All-new longer servo mounts for mid-size servos
- All-new 1 hole shock pistons
The new chassis includes a new two-position option for pod link mounting. The first outer position is standard, while the new inner position allows for angled mounting of the pod links to improve in-corner steering.
The new, ultra-narrow chassis is designed for short battery packs, giving improved steering response and better overall traction on all track surfaces. Torsional stability has been increased resulting in increased grip while eliminating tire scrubbing in high-speed corners. The car handles bumps much better, as well.
The CNC-machined chassis is custom-manufactured from stiffer 2.5mm high-grade graphite material with a specially-designed compound for carpet racing.
Everything is new in the rear suspension, from the new rear pod plate, through the all-new alu bulkheads, and the new rear brace up to the rear link brace; everything was updated and redesigned for improved performance and durability.
The rear suspension features a conventional rear pod that is adjustable via pivot-ball links, providing extremely easy assembly and tuning while being very effective and giving the highest competitive performance.
The rear pod was redesigned to fit the new aluminum bulkheads and graphite brace.
The compact, ultra-lightweight rear pod is constructed from high-strength aluminum bulkheads, a rear graphite brace, and thin (but strong) high-grade graphite plates.
The smart pod design allows for super-easy motor access, accommodating all motors.
The all-new rear pod plate features a narrower design in rear, allowing the bulkheads to be moved closer together. The motor position has been offset more to the right for improved weight balance, especially when using heavier brushless motors.
The position of the rear left bulkhead was moved more than ~5mm to the right to improve weight balance, as well as to shorten the pod to make it lighter.
The rear suspension is mounted on a premium-quality graphite pod plate that works independently of the chassis. The updated design of the new pod plate works with the new aluminum rear bulkheads, as well as widening the rear pod links for more stability.
The open-top design of the rear pod left-side bulkhead provides super-easy motor access. The rear pod accommodates all motors.
Rear Ride Height
The all-new alu bulkheads allow for very quick & easy ride height adjustment. No more hassle to disassemble the car to change the rear ride height!
The included ride-height shims are inserted between the bulkhead and eccentric upper bulkhead clamp to alter the ride height. The eccentric clamps are designed to offer two different alternatives, thus extending the range of ride height adjustment. Smart & easy.
The new ride-height adjustment method allows ultra-fine adjustment by 0.25mm increments, compared to the previous 0.5mm increments using eccentric bushings.
The all-new rear graphite brace replaces the previous aluminum brace, significantly reducing tweak of the rear pod. To keep the lowest possible CG, the brace is positioned in the lowest possible position.
Machined from premium graphite, the brace is flexible yet rigid enough to withstand serious crashes.
Rear Link Brace
The all-new rear link brace features a narrower design to accommodate the new shorter side tubes. The new, lighter brace moves the weight more towards the chassis centerline.
The graphite rear link brace holds the side tubes as well as the side springs and body posts, and works as a backstop for the battery pack.
The all-new narrower side tubes give reduced weight and offer improved car handling.
Lateral damping side tubes provide ultra-smooth side damping, making the car easier to drive and easier to work on. The outer aluminum tube and inner Delrin® tube give ultra-smooth operation.
All-new tweak-free lower pivot brace was redesigned for easier mounting of the pod plate on the chassis. Thanks to the nut groove on the brace, nuts that connect chassis with the brace will find the position by themselves, removing the need to reset the position for free movement when mounting the pod plate.
The composite upper & lower pivot braces were redesigned to allow the pivot ball to be lowered by 0.5mm so as to lower the roll center of the car, resulting in more rear traction and improved rear stability.
The pivot ball is smaller and lighter, which is very important for a pan car. The pivot ball has an internal thread so a separate locking nut atop the pivot ball is not needed any more. This saves weight but also allows for greater side movement of the rear pod.
Strong & simple, yet refined front suspension made from strong, lightweight, self-developed composite material. Reactive caster settings available using 2.5°, 5.0° or 7.5° eccentric bushings. Tiny yet strong HUDY Spring Steel™ upper pivot balls ensure smooth, bind-free operation, while composite lower pivot balls allow the front suspension to operate smoothly.
Quick & easy adjustment of front caster, track-width, roll center, and ride height via included shims and clips.
Excess play in the steering block and front upper ball joints was removed to improve steering response.
New steering blocks are made from a harder material to make the car easier to drive and give smoother steering
Front Upper Arms
Both front upper arms and the front upper arm mounts are moulded from harder composite material to make the car easier to drive and give smoother steering.
The upper arm shims allow for moving the front upper arm mount together with the upper arm more out from the lower arm, thus generating less camber gain and making the car easier to drive. With more shims, less camber gain is generated, reducing initial steering and making the car less twitchy.
Unique & innovative center shock position adjustment allows use of various positions on the graphite antenna holder to adjust the shock position and length. By using a longer or shorter shock, the damping and steering characteristics can be changed.
Shock built WITH adaptor (extension)
Improved drivability over bumps, improved on-power traction
Shock built WITHOUT adaptor
Improved steering response, quicker direction changes
The fully-adjustable XRAY shock absorber features a hard-anodized aluminum shock body for superior durability. The fine-threaded shock body allows for quick & easy shock spring preload adjustment.
Tiny, thin shock membrane gives smooth dampening characteristics, and a super-soft silicone shock O-ring gives super-smooth operation while preventing oil leakage.
The ultra-finely finished shock shaft with precision-molded composite shock piston ensures optimum shock oil flow and smooth action.
A simple yet smart shock construction allows for quick & easy shock-length adjustment for rear pod downstop adjustment.
The number of holes in shock piston were changed from 2 to 1 for improved on-power steering.
New, longer servo mounts fit standard servos, the most frequently-used servo in this class. The mid-size servo mounts are available as an option.
Pre-drilled chassis holes for the servo mounts on both left & right sides allow the placement of the servo on either side to maintain proper balance. Aluminum servo stands allow flat mounting of the servo onto the chassis for the lowest possible CG.
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