Chassis: Associated B6 Motor: Reedy Sonic 6.0T ESC: Reedy Black Box 410R Batteries: Reedy 3900mAh Radio/Servo: Sanwa/Reedy Remarks – Promising 13-year-old Swedish driver Wilhelm Skjöldebrand is set to start the 2WD A-Main as best of the Team Associated cars here in Odense. His car features a JConcepts front wing, front and rear sway bars and an aluminium steering bellcrank. He is also using steel weight plates under the servo and the ESC, while the under LiPo weight is brass. They also decided to lift the gearbox by 2mm, this improving the forward traction on the car and giving a better feeling for the driver.
Chassis: Schumacher Cougar KF2 Motor: LRP X20 6.5T ESC: LRP Flow Batteries: LRP 2900mAh “LCG” Radio/Servo: Sanwa Remarks – Reigning DHI Champion Michal Orlowski is running a very interesting version of the Cougar KF2 which features a number of prototype parts conceived and realised by his engineer Tristram Neal. First and most important is a 3-gear transmission, that allows for an opposite motor spin direction for a better gyroscopic effect. The chassis flex is now adjusted by two carbon side stiffeners that work together with a new split top deck, so as to take stiffness away from the top of the car. The rear shock tower now features new holes towards the inside of the vehicle. Michal is also using a under-LiPo brass weight.
Chassis – Xray T4 ’17 Motor – ORCA RT 4.5T ESC – ORCA VX3 Batteries – ORCA 6300mAh Tires – LRP (handout) Radio/Servo – Sanwa Bodyshell – Protoform LTC-R Remarks – Xray factory driver Alexander Hagberg is running the ’17 version of the Slovakian made T4 here at the DHI Cup in Odense. His car features an aluminium chassis, an aluminium steering system and low friction belts. The Swede’s T4 is also equipped with Hiro Seiko titanium and aluminium screws and Avid bearings. The wing of choice on his LTC-R body is the hard version of the Protoform wing.
Chassis: Yokomo YZ-2 CA Motor: Muchmore Fleta ZX 6.5T ESC: Muchmore Fleta Pro V2 Batteries: Muchmore Impact 5000mAh Radio/Servo: Sanwa/Xpert Remarks – German Yokomo driver Marc Rheinard is running the CA version of the YZ-2 equipped with the new Yatabe springs, a Yokomo front wing and mount and is not using the front anti roll bar which is actually detached. He is also using titanium screws and a new, harder graphite compound for the rear wishbones.
Chassis – Awesomatix A800 X Motor – LRP X20 13.5 Stock Spec ESC – LRP Flow Batteries – LRP 7500mAh Stock Spec Tires – LRP (handout) Radio/Servo – Futaba Bodyshell – Protoform Mazda Speed6 Remarks – Awesomatix team manager Max Machler is testing here at the DHI Cup their latest version of the A800 called “X”. The new car features a longer chassis for an increased wheelbase, with the servo position also brought forward compared to the previous version. The sway bar mounts now feature ball bearings, and the top deck has been revised in shape and its centre mount is also new. The bulkheads and the spur mount have also been slightly updated in order to offer a better belt tension adjustment, while the shape of the wishbones has been changed to obtain more clearance to the rims at full steering lock. The linear steering system is now standard in the kit, and the hubs have been updated in the search for better handling in high bite conditions.
Chassis: Associated B6D Motor: Reedy Sonic 7.5T ESC: Reedy Blackbox 510R Batteries: Reedy Zappers 5400mAh Tires: JConcepts Octagon Radio/Servo: Sanwa/Reedy Body: JConcepts S2 Remarks – Reigning World Champion Spencer Rivkin is using the Associated B6D fitted with a ball diff and using his base indoor setup. Also running the all new Reedy Blackbox 510R speed control, he has been playing with the power delivery settings to give it a smoother power curve due to the track size. Working on tires and tire prep, he has switched between Spacebars and the all new Octagon from JConcepts and with no dust on the groove will continue to use the latter. Using a number of other JC options such as the 3d printed gear guard, turnbuckles as well as front and rear wings, Spencer has also switched out the lower shock screws and instead uses a 1/8th scale shock pin to make it easier to detach and reattach the shocks to the a-arm.