Edam have released details on their new 1/8th scale belt drive 4wd electric buggy called the Zoom. More known for their on road exploits, this is the company’s first attempt at the offroad market. Unique in the sense that it uses a fully covered 2-belt system instead of a shaft drive in a 1/8th scale, it looks more like a blown up 1/10th scale. The car can be configured to accept 4 different battery systems, single or double 7.4V packs or single or double 11.1V packs, has a 5mm thick aluminium motor mount and shock towers and 13mm diameter metal shock absorbers.
Edam have produced this new deck conversion set for their Spirit 1/10th 200mm chassis. The new conversion sets the main part for the radio plate, which supports the electronics and fuel tank, lower by 8mm for improved lower centre of gravity. This makes the car more stable and able to carry more speed in the corners.
Edam have released a complete range of 5mm 48 pitch pinion gears for their Espirit 1/10th electric chassis. Available from 24T to 33T, they are made from steel and give the user the possibility to gear their car to be able to use up to a 550 motor and 3-cell LiPo.
Edam have released a brushless version of their 1/8th scale on road chassis called the ERazor. Your standard conversion, it features an aluminium motor mount and single speed transmission, while the power is supplied by 2 side mounted LiPo packs. The ESC fits in place of the regular fuel tank while the rest of the car stays the same as the gas version.
Edam release a new optional part for the Spirit and Esprit 1/10 scale on-road cars in the form of this solid axle adapter. The insert turns the gear differential into a solid axle for those who prefer to use a front one way and a spool rear axle. Best suited for high-grip surfaces as the conversion provides stability, a more linear acceleration and also saves some weight over the stock gear differential.
Edam have released a new optional battery holder set for their Espirit touring car chassis. The new set includes an aluminium backboard, a battery strap, a battery frame, aluminium washers and the screws needed for the installation. This optional set helps to hold the battery tightly to prevent movement while racing and in the event of crashes.
Edam got in touch to show us a preview of their new 1/10 scale electric on-road chassis. The car features pivot ball suspension parts as seen on 200mm nitro chassis combined with a three belt drivetrain and a very narrow carbon fibre chassis as normally seen on 190mm touring cars. Depending on the setup and tyre used an overall width of 190 to 220mm is achievable with a wheelbase of 258mm and an overall weight of around 1600g. The car is developed for an “unlimited class” use with 3S 11.1V LiPo batteries and up to 3.5T motors and GTP as well as normal touring car body shells.
Edam release a 2 speed upgrade kit for the Spirit 1/10 scale on-road nitro chassis. Updated parts are the new steel rear layshaft with increased durability compared to the previously used titanium one and a new first gear one way sleeve to put away stress from the shaft and the one way bearing for a better efficiency of the drive system.