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May 13, 2012

Formula 1 Rules! Tamiya drops a new chassis F104 V2

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Written by: Derek Buono

If you don’t watch F1 you’re an idiot. Simple really. It’s the most glorious form of motorsports on the planet and this year is simply amazing. Watching the GP today makes me want to race F1 and Tamiya has the cure for this open wheel itch. Their new F104 V2 improves on a fun, scale class and should make you wish you weighed 95lbs and fit into a tiny open wheel cockpit of a real F1 car.

Here’s what Tamiya America had to say about why you should start your RC F1 career today…

The new F104 version II chassis incorporates a Pivot Ball Link Rear Suspension (PBLR) like the one found on the RM-01 chassis. Compared to the previous 3-point T-bar rear suspension system, this new setup enables more precise adjustments of the chassis’ pitch and roll characteristics. Furthermore, the PBLR suspension system features a center pivot ball, an aluminum pitch damper to temper chassis pitch movement, and an aluminum roll damper and side links to control chassis roll.
The new layout also increases overall traction and provides greater high speed cornering ability. The proven F104 front suspension remains intact, which features king pin coil springs for the suspension set up.



About the Author

Derek Buono
Derek Buono– Started in the industry as an assistant editor at RC Car Action where he spent 2 years before being recruited by Xtreme RC Cars Magazine. For the past 10 years Derek lead Xtreme RC Cars and helped double the circulation, improved editorial quality and helped lead the market in design and creativity. Derek@vrcmag.com




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