August 28, 2017

Roche Rapide F1 Evo 1/10th formula car kit

Roche have released first images and information on their forthcoming Rapide F1 Evo 1/10th formula pan car kit. The car features a vast amount of new parts such as a redesigned carbon fibre main chassis, lower pod plate, rear pod plate, front upper arms, caster adjustment plate, centre top plate, chassis brace and upper pod plate. Also included are a new 7075 aluminium front bulkhead and steering mount, a new steering arm mount with adjustable Ackermann and also new alloy lower arms stand offs. The caster adjustment plate with red anodised aluminium inserts offers five different camber angle settings and the new rear power pod side plates feature Roche’s signature black and red colour scheme. Other new features include an updated battery mounting plate with O-ring battery mount and a centre top plate that utilises five different damper mounting positions. Last but not least are 4.3mm ballstuds for the side tube damper that make for increased chassis rotation angle, a dual screw wheel hub as well as a new thrust bearing and washer.

All-new features:
– New design graphite main chassis, lower pod plate, rear pod plate, front lower arm, caster adjust plate, centre top plate, chassis brace, upper pod plate
– New design narrow chassis to improve steering response
– New design 7075 aluminium front bulkhead / servo mount
– New design steering arm mount, Ackermann adjustable
– New aluminium standoff for front lower arm
– New design camber adjustment, five difference camber angle selectable
– New 7075 aluminium turnbuckles, black anodised
– New design motor mount and rear bulkhead. Red/Black two-tone anodised
– New design O-ring type battery mounting chassis brace.
– New design centre top plate. Five damper positions selectable
– New design graphite upper pod plate and chassis brace, difference angle and position for side tube adjustable
– New design aluminium 4.3mm ballstud for side tube. Improved chassis rotate angle
– New design dual screws clamp lock type wheel hub
– New thrust bearing and washer
– New long centre damper and aluminium shock ball

Source: Roche []


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