August 18, 2020

Team Associated B74.1 series Team kits

Team Associated have introduced their new B74.1 and B74.1D Team Kit 1/10th scale 4WD buggies. The off-road RC car racing scene has changed over the past few years, with turf and carpet racing becoming more popular and grip levels at an all-time high. The engineers inside Team Associated’s Area 51 were quick to answer the 4WD class with the RC10B74 Team Kit, a completely new chassis configuration equipped with a long list of features designed to give you the winning edge. The B74.1 platform introduces the use of two separate chassis configurations. The B74.1 is the buggy of choice for high-grip carpet or turf track surfaces with its next-generation Octalock 2-Pad high-load, high-capacity, centre slipper clutch and optimised carpet kit setup. The B74.1D includes a centre differential with 200,000 cSt silicone fluid and an optimised dirt kit setup.

Both kits utilise redesigned, low-profile shock towers with shorter shock shafts and bodies to lower the centre of gravity, providing more predictable handling. Also included in both kits are new low roll centre (LRC) C and D arm mounts, 66mm CVA bones and axles, and 2.0mm G10 fibreglass chassis brace supports, which all add up to making the B74.1 and B74.1D easier to drive, and easier to push hard on all track surfaces. Setups and tuning parts are interchangeable between the B74.1 and B74.1D.

New features:
– Next-generation 2-Pad high-load, high-capacity Octalock centre slipper clutch with LCF pad material (B74.1)
– Centre differential with 72T and 78T spur gears and 200,000 cSt silicone fluid (B74.1D)
– New Octalock design features keyed spur gear and LCF slipper pads with 8 locking tabs (B74.1)
– 2.0mm anti-roll bars included front and rear (B74.1)
– Includes 1.2mm and 1.3mm anti-roll bars front and rear for dirt (B74.1D)
– 6.0mm rear hex adapters (B74.1)
– 5.0mm rear hex adapters for wide stance with dirt tires (B74.1D)
– Updated kit setup includes V2 red front and V2 blue rear springs (B74.1)
– Includes updated kit setup with V2 spring package of Yellow front and Blue rear springs (B74.1D)
– Shorter 23mm front and 27.5mm rear 12mm threaded aluminium shocks with machined pistons and internal X-rings
– New 4mm carbon fibre front shock tower has been lowered by 2mm and features an additional row of camber link positions (B74.1)
– New 4mm graphite front shock tower lowered by 2mm with an additional row of tuning holes (B74.1D)
– New 4mm carbon fibre rear shock tower lowered by 5.5mm (B74.1)
– New 4mm graphite rear shock tower lowered by 5.5mm for maximum stability and predictability (B74.1D)
– +3mm aluminium steering rack
– 66mm rear CVA driveshafts and axles
– New moulded ESC tray
– New moulded 30mm fan mount (fan not included)

Updated features B74.1 & B74.1D:
– Updated aluminium LRC C and D suspension mounts for more rear traction and better cornering balance
– 2.0mm G10 chassis brace supports for more predictable rear traction and better bump handling
– Simplified 2.5mm carbon fibre battery strap with indexed battery locations, easy height setup, and battery removal for both standard and low-profile shorty batteries
– New low-profile moulded plastic battery posts included in addition to standard posts
– New 16mm differential outdrives with a more durable, lightweight design
– Updated rear wing with optional low trim line for reduced drag
– Updated symmetrical rear arms with new shock mounting position (farther inside)
– Updated plastic rear hubs for more durability on the upper link mount. RC10B74.1 hubs continue with the aluminium rear hub link mount and axle height adjustment in 1mm increments for fine tuning
– Updated 2.5mm carbon fibre steering arms
– Updated steering blocks with 5x12mm outer ball bearings with steel crush tubes for improved durability
– Updated V2 2mm hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminium chassis with spur gear clearance and updated mount holes for ESC tray

Source: Team Associated []


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