November 18, 2020

Infinity IF18-2 1/8th scale onroad chassis

Creation Model have introduced their new Infinity IF18-2, the next generation of their World Champion 1/8 platform. Developed and tested by their team drivers all around the World, it features an all new front-end design which offers drivers a huge range of roll centre and setting options. Already proven on track with Takaki Shimo’s prototype car taking 2nd place at last year’s World Championship in California, the big innovation of the IF18-2 is that by adjusting the front roll centre according to driving conditions, it is possible to fine tune your setup perfectly according to various circuits and driving styles. This allows for great steering in all corners without any excessive initial reactions that can make your car difficult to drive. The newly designed front upper arm, lower arm and front knuckle are made of new materials with high rigidity and excellent impact resistance. Attention has also been paid to the ease of assembly and the high precision of these parts can be felt when maintaining and setting up your car.

Newly designed front section
– By splitting the front knuckle into upper and lower parts, three types of settings are available, + 1mm, 0mm & -1mm. The position of the upper arm pivot has changed significantly from the previous model, offering more choice in steering characteristics. In addition, the section around the lower pivot has a split structure (by increasing or decreasing the lower spacer) that allows the roll centre to be adjusted. The structure that looks like an inverted front knuckle expands the adjustment range of the geometry. It has a structure that allows you to easily change the camber angle on the spot even just before the race.
– The upper and lower arms have a newly designed shape that is better resistant to crashes. In addition, the rigidity can be adjusted by attaching a carbon plate (optional setting part) to the lower arm. The turnbuckle rod used for the lower arm is also made of high-strength steel while the lower arm pivot 7.8mm ball is hard anodised for smooth movement while maintaining excellent surface condition for long periods of time.
– The upper and lower arm holders are also newly designed. Designed to be both lightweight in finish and still ensuring sufficient strength, 6 types of mounting positions can be selected for the upper arm holder by exchanging bushes (3 types). The lower arm holder also offers an IN and OUT pin position by replacing the bushing.
– Adopts a newly designed wide type front anti-roll bar. By lengthening the reach, the effect of the anti-roll bar is softened at the initial stage of suspension movement. While showing mild steering characteristics, the anti-roll bar becomes more effective later in the the corner. The 5.8mm anti-roll bar ball uses hard steel with a smaller boss. (Kit is front / 2.4mm, rear / 3.0mm. 2.7mm is also available as an option)

Source: Creation Model []


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