Archive for July, 2011

TRF 414 2011 edition first test

The car was tested for the first time in the Prostock class at the ETS round 6 in Andernach Germany because of non avalibility of the local track. The car run without any problems. It had the same suspension set up as on the 416/417.

The handling is feeling diffrent compared to a TRF 416/417. It is very easy to drive and can be placed more precisley on the track.  The chassis is a bit too stiff and the front to rear weight ratio is a bit more on the rear than on the 417. From the first run it did the same laptimes as the 417. 

No additional transmission losses were noticed with the two extra belt pulleys. A softer chassis and diffrent upper decks will be tested to soften the chassis flex. If more grip can be generated and it still is easier to drive than the 417 it should be very good. It will be my race car from now on.

Picture. 414 2011 in the pits in Andernach ETS round 6.

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July 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

TRF 414 2011 experimental chassis

The  project

Mid June this project started with the car scheduled to be tested for the first time at the Euro touring series round 6 on the 7-10th of July in Andernach, Germany. 

Starting with measuring all the components then designing the carbon fibre chassisplates.  The main chassis and upper deck carbon plates machining were ordered from Fibre lyte in the UK on the 14th of June.

 Then were all belts and pulleys ordered from Japan. And last the Losi Xcelorin 94 mm LIPO battery.  

Within 3 weeks from start all parts arrived and the car assembly was finished one day before leaving to the race in Germany. To be able to get this car designed and built in just three weeks and then to run it without any technical problems stright out of the box was very rewarding. Finally, after many attempts during all these years, a sucessful RC project.

July 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

Electronics installed

July 12, 2011 at 10:55 pm

The TRF 414 experimental car getting ready for first test

July 7, 2011 at 2:38 am

Assembling the chassis

Everything fits together nicely 🙂

Pulleys for the belt to clear the battery.

July 5, 2011 at 12:35 am

Parts have arrived

All the parts needed to assemble the new chassis have arrived, 3 packages from Japan, 2 from the  UK and one from USA.

July 2, 2011 at 9:14 am


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