Archive for June, 2011

Building the Tamiya TRF 414 2011 experimental project

Currently building a 2011 version inspired by the Tamiya TRF 414 chassis from 2004.  I never manged to get my own 414 so now I’m building one myself.  This is the old school touring car layout from 10 years back but now built with all the latest components from the TRF 416 / 417 generation. And a split  motor mount / rear bulkheads. 

This chassis is built to take advantage of the 94 mm long  Losi Xcelorin 3800mAh 7.4V 60C LiPo battery to get the two heavy components, the battery and motor, tightly packaged near the center of gravity of the car. One disadvantage is the transmission losses with the extra pulleys needed for the front belt to clear the battery.

The chassis is scheduled to be assembled in the next 2 weeks followed by shakedown and first test.

Mock-up of the chassis

CAD picture of the carbon fibre chassis currently sent for machining.

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June 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm


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