March 21, 2018

Schumacher CAT L1 1/10th 4WD buggy kit

Schumacher have introduced their latest contender for the competitive 1/10th 4WD buggy class in the form of the CAT L1. Developed in cooperation with Schumacher’s World Class drivers Michal Orlowski and Jörn Neumann, the L1 features a 3-gear centre transmission for opposite motor rotation, improving agility and steering on high traction surfaces as a lightweight layshaft and side gears make for reduced rotational masses. In addition, small, low rotating mass gear differentials with 3-position height adjustment allow to fine-tune driveshaft plunge for mixed track conditions. Another drivetrain gizmo is the FAB Front Adjustable Brake System with larger 22 tooth pulleys as a pinned and centre-mounted motor mount makes for a low overall centre of gravity. The buggy builds on a new 7075 aluminium chassis – with vertical top decks – to which the updated suspension is attached. New to the L1 are updated geometry wishbones, new rear hub carriers featuring new vari-length wishbone and hub geometry as well as revised front pivot strap inserts for front track width adjustment and nd new 8°, 10°, or 12° front rake adjustment. New big bore shock absorbers and an AEROX body and wing round out the all-new package. The car, that was used in prototype stages by Michal Orlowski to sweep the EOS rounds in Germany and Slovakia, is set for a release in April.

New features:
– 3 Gear transmission for opposite motor rotation, improves agility and steering on high traction surfaces
– Lightweight layshaft and side gears
– Small, low rotating mass gear differentials. With 3 position height adjustment, to adjust for driveshaft plunge and mixed track conditions
– Durable polyurethane drivebelts
– FAB (Front Adjustable Brake System) with larger 22 tooth pulleys included
– Low CofG pinned and centre mounted motor mount
– Alloy front transmission housings with steering mounting for increased rigidity
– Alloy upper front housings with lower CofG
– Alloy rear lower transmission housings with improved belt tensioner
– Lighter alloy rear upper housings for low CofG
– Lightweight, twin pad slipper clutch with Ultra Fine adjustment spring
– Strong steel universal driveshafts with 5mm axles
– Hard anodised 12mm wheel hex
– Larger 5x11x4 layshaft and pulley bearings increase durability and precision
– Optional ball diff available
– Includes 33 super precision ball bearings

– Hard anodised 2mm 7075-T6 alloy chassis with 4mm carbon stiffeners
– Vertical top decks for increased linear flex
– Alloy floating servo mount pinned into the chassis
– Adjustable shorty locating system. Enables ultra precise fitment
– Multiple Ackerman position alloy centre track rod
– Cable management system for neater wire installs
– Lightweight battery posts
– Lower, smaller front bumper – housing front roll bar and suspension
– Front wing mount
– AEROX Body and wing
– Battery thumb screws
– Shorty and saddle LiPo compatible

– Wishbones with new improved geometry
– New geometry steering yokes
– Rear hub carrier. Featuring new vari-length wishbone and hub geometry
– Hub Carriers
– Stronger 3.5mm diameter front inboard pins
– Front pivot strap inserts for front track width adjustment. And new 8°, 10°, 12° front rake adjustment
– Anti Roll bars included with centralising collar
– Strong, rigid 4mm carbon fibre shock brackets
– Lightweight front shock tower cover to protect your car and the track from damage
– Front wheelbase adjustment for improved tuning

– Big bore shocks with big bore CORE springs, titanium nitride shafts, twin o-ring sealing, optimised shock body
– Ball mounted two piece shock cap for easier building, maintenance, vented option and lighter weight
– Threaded spring collars for better location

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