Excellence Laboratory is busy introducing more option parts for some of the most common electric touring car kits. Following first renderings of a floating steering and servo mount for the Xray T4 earlier this week EX Lab now also announce the trick part for Yokomo’s BD7. The floating steering assembly is designed to remove the steering bellcrank posts from the main chassis which leads to a softer flex setting and less influence of the chassis flex on the steering geometry during cornering. It is understood that the set will include new inner and outer servo mounts, a redesigned upper carbon fibre plate, alloy steering posts and an additional post to connect the steering plate with the top deck for additional chassis hardness settings.
EX Lab soon have special servo mount grommets available for the use with 1/10th and 1/8th scale servos. The washers are designed to interlock with the servo mounting lugs and they eliminate any possible movement of the servo’s case in the event of a crash or when running on very high bite surfaces. The grommets are expected to be available by the end of March.
EX Lab has released a first rendering of what appears to be a floating steering and servo holder for the Xray T4. Making use of a redesigned upper servo holder plate that takes the steering bellcrank posts the part removes the steering assembly from the lower chassis plate to minimise the influence of the twisting chassis on the steering angle during hard cornering. The chassis will also flex more with the steering posts removed from the lower plate which can be beneficial in certain conditions while an additional post allows to connect the servo holder plate with the top deck in case a stiffer front end is required. The set, that from what is understood is designed to work with the T4’s standard inner and out aluminium servo mounts, will become available in mid-March.
Excellence Laboratory or EX Lab in short is a new company specialised in designing and manufacturing premium option parts for competition touring cars. Available for pre-order now is EX Lab’s first product, a special aluminium main chassis for the Yokomo BD7 2015. Milled side sections lower the battery pack and electronics by 1mm for an overall lower centre of gravity which can reduce body roll on high-traction surfaces while making the car easier to drive at the same time. The amount of cutouts in the chassis also shifts the weight distribution towards the front for improved rear stability. Additionally the chassis helps with heat dissipation from the motor while being super rigid at the same time without sacrificing forward traction and corner speed. EX Lab will have more option parts available soon for touring cars such as Xray T4 2015 and the Awesomatix A700 Evo2. Currently EX Lab is working on their website which should be up soon.