July 3, 2020

JConcepts Regulator Clod Buster chassis conversion kit

Coming from JConcepts is their new Regulator chassis conversion kit for the popular Tamiya Clod Buster rigid axle monster truck. A deep passion for monster truck racing and performance brought JConcepts full circle with the design of the Regulator Stage 2 chassis conversion kit. The design team had several design goals including weight balance, low centre of mass, the use of engineering materials and pinpoint adjustability to fully compliment one of the longest running vehicles in the RC industry. The Regulator focuses on allowing other existing RC components to work alongside of the design such as readily available body designs, shocks, wheels, tires and behind axle servo conversion kits. The key to the Regulator is the positioning of the battery and electronics in a top access layout and placed deep into the chassis for a low centre of gravity. The fibreglass chassis and bottom plates hold the retro straight rail frame physique and at the base of the chassis, the heavy-duty aluminium cradle supports the suspension and ladder bars. In addition, a brass weight is included for racing in a sanctioned competition where a weight limit is used to even the playing field even further. The brass weight is mounted at an incredibly low position and locks into the cradle which aligns perfectly with the low centre of gravity concept.

The lightweight aluminium shock and body post mounts are precision machined and mounted on each corner with 3mm hardware and setup to accept a variety of shocks on the market. Aluminium horizontal chassis members are positioned front and rear and have been lightened in a vintage fashion consistent with a Stage 2 monster truck. The chassis brace tubes have been tricked out to show a hexagonal shape and tubular shape to luster out the chassis assembly. Machined and adjustable Delrin body posts are included along with pin screws to attach to the aluminium shock and body mount part providing a height adjustment. The battery mounting system contains a fibreglass battery strap for a shorty style battery with bump stops on each end to hold the battery positioning on the radio tray. Finishing off the panels of the chassis, polycarbonate pieces are included and can be trimmed to slide into the pockets of the chassis to give scale looks. Trim and position the included decal sheet on the panel to detail out the sides of the Regulator to fit whichever theme suits the build. Along with the release come a dedicated B.A.S. Behind Axle Steering set as well as an 8-piece Derin pivot bushing kit.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


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