Shepherd Micro Racing have announced that they have finally released the Velox, 1/8th scale nitro on road chassis. Packed with innovative and high performance features, the most noticeable of which is the all-new Velox ‘Direct-V-Brake System’ (DVB-System), a system that provides durable and powerful braking through the use of rear axle mounted brake disks and a cable activated braking system. Upon applying the brake on your transmitter, the cable pulls two rear levers that clamp the brake pads against the twin, long life, ventilated disks providing strong and consistent braking performance every time. At the front of the Velox is the car’s steering servo saver that sports a quick one-step easily adjustable Ackerman setting. Using one screw, the user can loosen, easily adjust the setting and re-tighten the front part of the servo saver, enabling quick Ackerman adjustments even while on the track.
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Helping to keep the car stable through the corners is the ‘Velox Revolutionary Shock System’ (VRS-System), newly designed hard coated aluminium shock absorbers that sport a spring loaded expansion chamber in place of a rubber diaphragm, a system that helps absorb small bumps while keeping the cars wheels on the track. Transferring power from the engine to the wheels, the car utilizes the newly developed Velox Competition Clutch (VCC), which provides plenty of punch while maintaining a consistent setting. The clutch powers the cars improved lightweight 2-speed gearbox, that is designed to not only perform well but aids to the cars ease of maintenance by removing the need for the re-alignment of the engine following spur gear changes.
The use of top quality materials throughout the Velox gives a hint to this cars racing pedigree, with carbon fibre used on the radio plate and shock towers as well as high quality plastics used for the wishbones, steering blocks and uprights. Its the use of aluminium in the Velox however that sets this car apart, from the beautifully CNC machined 5mm thick chassis plate to the blue anodised wishbone pivot blocks and bulkheads, providing strength without increasing the cars unsprung weight.
Adjustment comes in the form of easy to change front and rear roll centres, the ability to adjust the wheelbase of the car, adjustable belt tension on both the front and rear axles, as well as the usual range of settings that can be applied on today’s competition chassis’, such as camber, caster, down stops, track width and more.
Shepherd Velox features
– Innovative ‘Direct-V-Brake System’
– Newly designed adjustable servo saver for quick Ackerman adjustment
– Newly designed ‘Velox Revolutionary Shock System’
– New ‘Velox Competition Clutch’
– Improved lightweight 2-Speed gearbox
– Precision machined aluminium chassis plate
– Aluminium bulkheads and wishbone pivot blocks
– Newly designed, vibration free, top mounted fuel tank
– Easy to adjust front belt tension
– Quick roll-centre adjustment in the front and rear
– Changing gears without needing to re-adjust the engine block
– New wheel axles, mounted from the outside for easy maintenance and set-up