June 19, 2019

Agama A319 1/8th nitro buggy kit – Coming soon

Agama Racing Australia have unveiled first images of Agama’s new A319 1/8th nitro off-road buggy kit. Pre-production kits have already been send to the team and were used over the weekend with good results. Official details and information will become available in time for the release which is scheduled for sometime this June from what is understood. Update: In the meantime UK Agama distributors Nemo Racing have released first information on the specification and features. The new buggy chassis plate features a new shape at the front and rear, the rear has more torsional flex whilst still remaining longitudinally stiff, the front of the chassis has also been more angled to offer better clearance from the tyre at full lock as well as more roll clearance in long sweeping turns. The chassis is also narrower to provide a lower overall weight whilst keeping the overall width and driving characteristics associated with that. The chassis also no longer has the holes in the bottom of it, because the gearboxes are now mounted higher.

An entirely new radio tray makes for better servo position, more room in the boxes for all of the electrical equipment as well as a quicker and easier removal of the radio tray and servos. Also a split centre diff mount is now used, the diff is now rotated with the spur to the back and a new brake linkage system is used for more consistent braking throughout a run. There is also a new drivetrain used throughout the new buggy, new 39T Crown gears mate up to new 12T pinion gears, this makes the buggy easier to drive with more corner speed, a smoother more efficient transmission and a class leading durability. A new 48T spur gear and 13T clutch bell are used to maintain the correct final drive ratio.

With the new front and rear geometry, new shock towers have been used that give the optimum shock length for all conditions and the new rear tower has the various wing mount height holes. Updated A/B/C/D blocks are used on the new buggy they offer updated roll centre and anti squat positions more optimised for the new geometry that is presented throughout the new buggy. A new 17.5 degree composite caster block is included in the box as are new steering plates are used to change the Ackerman of the buggy, making it easier to driver and more rotation on low speed and smoother at high speed.

New longer steel steering posts are used, this is for compatibility with the new raised front gearbox and steering assembly while a new composite steering top plate as been produced in line with the new steering post positions on the chassis plate as well as the new raised front gearbox.

New chassis braces are utilised with a single chassis mounting point on both the front and rear, a secondary rear brace is also included in the box for a further reduction in chassis flex and a new fuel tank has been made with a lower and wider shape for lowered centre of gravity and it also now has a higher capacity that is in line with the legal specification.

A new lightweight one piece wing mount has been utilised it offers more durability and a lower centre of gravity whilst also allowing for more tuning options with a range of height adjustment where it mounts to the rear shock tower. The kit is decked out with a new nitro body shell, for better durability, performance and to fit to the new chassis shape. The chassis side guards have a new shape and height for better protection from the ingress of damp and dust and they will now fit the new chassis shape. They also now use a wraparound design for even better protection in all racing conditions.

Source: Advanced RC [advancedrc.com.au] | Nemo Racing [nemoracing.com]


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