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January 16, 2017

Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD buggy kit

Following last week’s introduction of the Cougar KD, UK company Schumacher now also released information on the Cougar KC, a purpose designed buggy for high-grip astroturf and carpet tracks. The buggy is designed primarily for modern carpet and astro surfaces, offering the driver four different motor layout positions with multiple battery types and fitting options. Available are two mid motor layouts with rear mounted battery and also two mid/rear motor designs with the battery mounted in front of the motor, allowing to adapt the buggy for all types of tracks, tight and twisty or open and flowing. All the parts required for all the layouts are included as standard in the kit and it incorporates prototype features, used recently by Michal Orlowski to convincingly win the EOS in Poland and the 2017 DHI Cup. The buggy makes use of the same versatile chassis as the KD, it comes with a 3-gear opposite motor rotation transmission, a low rotating mass gear differential, new suspension geometry and a sleek, shark fin bodyshell. The Cougar KC will hit stores in February.


Features:
– New 4 alternative motor positions for huge versatility on different track types and conditions
– New 3-gear transmission for opposite motor rotation, improves agility and steering on high traction surfaces.
– New multiple battery fitting options. Saddle, square and shorty
– New super sleek, ‘gull wing’ wishbones with new anti roll bar option
– New front outer hinge pin design, grub screw fixing for improved pin retention
– New adjustable rear shock location in front or behind the wishbones, in the kit
– New sleek, ‘shark fin’ bodyshell
– New lightweight ball mounted, two piece shock cap with bleed screw and vented option
– New lightweight, twin pad slipper clutch with new ultra fine adjustment spring
– New larger 5x11x5mm layshaft and pulley bearings, increases durability and precision
– New 2 sets of lightweight posts to suit standard and modern low profile batteries
– New easy to use battery thumb screws
– New alloy horizontally split transmission housings for easy diff access and maintenance
– New rear transmission mounted pivot strap. Increased chassis clearance
– New small, low rotating mass gear differential. With 3 position height adjustment, to adjust for driveshaft plunge and mixed track conditions. Optional ball diff available
– New 2.5mm aluminium chassis, with sensor lead wiring channels
– New carbon fibre side pods for advanced chassis stiffness tuning
– New versatile chassis allows conversion between the high grip Cougar KC to low grip Cougar KD spec. 5 cars in 1
– New front camber captive ball joints
– New class leading suspension geometry with durable components and a range of optional alloy parts, offering adjustments to set up your Cougar KC for all track conditions
– New front 5 deg yokes with adjustable roll centre heights

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]



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