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Marc Rheinard's TRF417 Chassis Updates at Andernach

Looking at the excellent gallery at the RedRC ETS pages  here . There are some pictures of Marc's TRF417. You can see there are some upd...

Looking at the excellent gallery at the RedRC ETS pages here. There are some pictures of Marc's TRF417. You can see there are some updates to the original car. I have highlighted them here.


The chassis plate has been reshaped and even more has been cut of. This will give it more rotational flex and grip.
The front of the upper deck has been cut, again giving more flex.
To make the car even more soft, you can see the following changes

  • split suspension mounts
  • No carbon steering bridge.

Looking from the other side you can see the following change.
The motor screws are now mounted vertically like the TRF416.. No idea why this has been done, I assume it could be to change the height of the motor from the std 417 configuration.

There are no new versions of the car on the horizon (Other than the std car but with a gear diff not a ball diff) so its safe to assume these changes are still very much work in progress.

With all these changes to make the chassis flex, you wonder if carbon is the way forward.. maybe a different material would be better.. or at least a different weave of carbon. 

Personally I always prefer a stiffer car, its one of the reasons I usually buy the first of each TRF series as they seem to come out of Japan stiff, and then get softened as they are developed for Mod racing. I race on carpet with foams.. so too much flex makes a car feel sluggish.

What do you think? you going to make these mods? why not post in the forum.

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