March 20, 2008

Schumacher Cat SX body off shots

Schumacher Cat SX

We brought you pictures of the new Schumacher Cat SX 4wd buggy last week and as promised the British company have released some pictures showing the car with the body shell off. The first thing you notice about the car is the 3 belt drive train that is mounted very high in the car, above the battery and radio gear. This allows the motor to be mounted along the centre line and it is said to have an adjustable internal transmission ratio to optimise the car for brushed or brushless motors. Also according to the features list the motor rotates the same direction as the wheels which is said to create a car with superb jumping responsiveness and no torque steer effect, as is common with shaft drive cars.

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Schumacher Cat SX

– 3 belt transmission with efficient low tension belts running on large size CNC machined pulleys.
– Adjustable internal transmission ratio (2.4, 2.6, or 2.8:1) to optimise ratio for brushed or brushless motors.
– Motor rotates the same direction as the wheels creating a car with superb jumping responsiveness and no torque steer effect as is common with shaft drive cars.
– Super free ball diffs with silicone nitride balls, pro spec thrust bearing, and lightened steel outputs.
– Strong steel universal joint driveshafts.
– Smooth twin pad slipper clutch with easy access adjustment.
– Unique clamp motor mount to fine tune weight distribution, and allow motor changes without affecting gear mesh.
– Industry standard wheel fittings.
– Eccentric bearing housings for adjustment of belt tension and diff height.
– Layshaft or front one way option. Overdrive front pulley option.
– Internal gear cover.

Schumacher Cat SX

– Optimum weight distribution with ‘4+2’ NiMh batteries or stick pack lipo layout.
– 2.5mm aerospace grade carbon fibre chassis and top deck.
– Horizontally split transmission housings for ease of maintenance and diff access.
– Ultra narrow chassis design to minimise grounding on roll.
– Rigid servo mount directly onto transmission housing for precise steering.
– Dirt protected with tight fitting body and undertray.
– O ring wing mount system to avoid crash damage.
– Purple titanium turnbuckles included.

Schumacher Cat SX

– Class leading suspension geometry with durable components and a huge range of adjustments to set up your CAT to any track conditions.
– Adjustable rear roll centres, inboard toe-in/toe-out, anti squat and track width.
– Adjustable front roll centres, inboard toe-in/toe-out, track width and rake angle.
– Pro spec shocks with titanium nitride shafts, CNC machined pistons with recessed ‘e’clips, threaded collars, twin O ring sealing and diaphragm volume compensation.
– Strong and rigid 4mm carbon fibre shock brackets.

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