giovedì 18 dicembre 2008

No more lost wheels.....HB serrated nuts

If you are running 26mm foams on yokomo maybe could lost one rear wheel becouse some wheel type are different offset and yokomo shaft are designed for rubbed this can solve your problems:


team yokomo has released new type of alloy upper shock mounts.....with these no nut is required number:YS-8B-1

mercoledì 17 dicembre 2008

Yokomo SDW custom carpet chassis

Hi there, this project was made by me last year.
Yokomo SDW car is a special chassis made by yokomo in very limited quantity (only 555 kits was realesed worldwide) .
The car was designed for tarmac/asfalt or low grip surface racing with rubber tires.
I found this car very nice to drive but using foams it need some stiffness.
Thanks to my friend Alex ( apaint design artist) i have had a 4mm carbon sheet so i've made a CAD drawing of the new chassis.......the next step was to find someone with a milling CNC machine....after long research i found a nice guy (Pietro) that cutted my sheet in awesome way.....

Tech detail:
Yokomo SDW car 555 kits limited edition
Chassis made from 4mm hi grade carbon fiber milled on CNC machine
Steering modified with Xray cups for no slop and smooth action
some hop-up such as:
EXCEL delrin differential,ceramic balls, Titanium Nitride shock shaft, Ergal shaft cups,TIR front drivshaft, Suzuki alloy front knuckle.....ENJOY:


you can download for free the DXF drawing here

NOTE:it has the same holes of the LCG and SD touring car, but i've not tried to fit on these cars.

domenica 14 dicembre 2008

a look to my cars....YOKOMO MR4 BC SPECIAL

yokomo prototype mr4 BC SSG special :
this car is basically made from a mr4BC special buggy:
Chassis and top deck from yokomo mr4 TC SSG special; front shock tower and gear case from yokomo MX4 made by aest carbon uk;
the wheelbase was extended to 270mm
lipo retainer from jconcepts bj4
front fastrax millennium steering knuckle and C hubs (7 degree) ;
rear yokomo SD 0.5 hubs
Lunsford titanium turìnbuckle with losi ,RPM and kawada ball ends
the trasmission was hardly modified with the following components:
Center slipper from mr4bc special but swapped the internal one way with solid axle;
Front one way from mr4TC special 
Rear diff buildt with  abec 5 ceramic balls and diff sealing to prevent dust trouble
Mip alloy cvd's from MX4 all around 
Shell comes from academy sb buggy and the masami's replica one was signed by him (during touring world championship here in Italy) 

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Hi  all , welcome on my blog dedicated to yokomo's rc the next days i'll post all my know how on yokomo rc electric cars both touring and off roader.....stay tuned