Archive for June, 2009

Building the 416 for racing part 2


We have been searching for these type of turnbuckles for the upper suspension and steering arms for a long time. The Riemon Speed Works titanium turnbuckels are a lot easier to adjust because they have a hole in the middle instead of the hexagon part that is normally used on turnbuckles.  These have already been on the car for some time and I’m very happy with them.

RiemonRiemon 2


June 30, 2009 at 12:53 am

Building the TRF416 for racing part 1

The Tamiya TRF 416 WE out of the box is already a high level competition chassis but we try to improve it further. Lots of new parts in preparation for the upcoming races. Follow the building process as we prepare the 416 for competition.

new parts june 09

June 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm

New TRF 416 experimental chassis

CAD pictures of two new experimental upper chassis soon to be tested.

Chassis rear cut out



Option chassis

June 18, 2009 at 11:32 pm

LIPO tungsten battery weights

With the introduction of the 100 g lighter LIPO batteries for this season ballast needs to be added to the car. The best solution in our opinion was to use LIPO batteries that have a flat bottom and glue heavy tungsten plates to the bottom of the battery.

The tungsten alloy material used has 60% more density than lead and stonger than steel making it very suitable for gluing these plates to the battery. Formula 1, Le Mans prototypes etc. use this material as ballast because you get a lot of weight in a small space. 

Total weight for 6 plates is 85 g and the complete LIPO battery weight is 370 g with car center of gravity as low as possible.

Gluing lipo

Gluing the weights. Using a chassis plate as template for positioning of the weights.

Robitronic LIPO

Center of gravity as low as possible.

LIPO Weight

Same weight as a 5 cell NIMH battery.

June 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

STCC Gelleråsen 2009

June 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm

TRF 416 Testing may 2009

Outdoor testing started early this year with the first runs at the local track in Vasa already in April. Starting with the TRF team standard outdoor setup as a base together with lessons learned last year, the car has so far been handling a lot better than last year so I’m confident that I will have a really good car for the ETS race in Germany this summer.

early spring testing

Testing in may

Vasa 2 may

Clubrace 2nd may

June 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm


Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.