Thursday, 27 September 2012

A700 'L' Narrow chassis & 'floating' servo holder

AWESOMATIX recently introduced two new upgraded kits, the A700EX and A700L. The EX edition allows for both longitudinal and trasverse motor position whereas the L allows only longitudinal motor position and has the narrowest chassis of the two. The new chassis in both editions have cutouts which increase flex. There is also the option to limi this flex by hoding together the edges of these cutouts with a special fastener. Pretty trick!

In addition to the new chassis there are a number of new parts all of which are designed to increase performance, durability and make adjustments and maintenance easier and faster.

Below is one of these new parts, the AM24 Central Servo Holder, or otherwise known as 'floating' servo mount. This type of servo mount I first saw on the new Yokomo BD7 and it has since been introduced by a number of companies. AWESOMATIX's edition works in the same way, where the servo is mounted onto the chassis by two centrally positioned screws and the remaining is not in contact with the chassis. The aim is not to affect the flex behavior of the car.
Needless to say the design, quality and finish of this part is excellent.


Notice the bottom of the servo which is floating, away from the chassis plate.

Since I changed chassis I decided to go with a different configuration in my electronics. I turned the speed control around so that the motor wires may align with the motor tabs. Only problem is that the switch on the speed control is hard to access but that's something I can live with.

A better view of the ultra-narrow 'L' edition new chassis

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