August 18, 2018

Chassis Focus – Jan Ratheisky

Chassis – Xray X1 2018
Motor – Hobbywing (handout)
ESC – Hobbywing (handout)
Batteries – EZ Power 4900
Tires – Hudy (handout)
Radio/Servo – KO Propo/Savox Signature edition
Bodyshell – Montech Prototype

Remarks – Jan is running what is officially being called an X1 2018 but the car is a test bed for a number of parts expected to feature in the 2019 kit.  The car which is running extremely well here at Welkom RC Arena, with Jan taking the opening three qualifiers in the Formula World Cup races that is running alongside the Touring Car Worlds, and has two key new features.  The first is a gear diff which Jan says gives better acceleration and more in corner steering under braking.  The other big improvement is the addition of a top deck with he said has had a beneficial effect on chassis flex.  Another thing being tried on the cars are different length front arms to test different geometries on the car.

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