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Old 08-21-2015, 06:47 AM   #16
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Not having owned a Yok in the past and smitten with my YZ-2 anybody want to speculate on why they're moving to a belt driven car for the YZ-4?
There can only be one reason: Because it works!
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Not having owned a Yok in the past and smitten with my YZ-2 anybody want to speculate on why they're moving to a belt driven car for the YZ-4?

I happened to pit across from Cavalieri last week and got a glimpse of the new B54. Looks like the shaft/belt break down is essentially:

Shaft
-AE
-Kyosho
-XRay XB5
-Hot Bodies D413
-Durango DEX410
-Yokomo BMax4
-SWorkz S104 EVO
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-TLR 22-4
-Schumacher K1 Aero
-Yokomo YZ-4
-Serpent Spyder SRX-4

Pretty crowded market given how few wheelers I see racing. I see a lot of beautiful pit ornaments at the moment.
Tell us more... What did you see on the new car?
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:47 AM   #18
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Tell us more... What did you see on the new car?
I bet four wheels, a body and at least one wing.
No offense, but please don't hijack the YZ-4 thread with questions regarding the upcoming AE car.
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Maybe in your part of the world there are not many 4wds racing but in other parts they are very popular. Where I race they are far more popular than 2wds.
In my part of the world I think everybody loves their 4WD for the punch and amazing handling but few have the skills to keep them in one piece with the large triples and quads like what you'd see at the Reedy Race around here. Maybe people just have more skills in W.A., maybe it's the Little Creatures, maybe it's the budgie smugglers. I don't know.

But you did focus on the only observational part of my post when I was really hoping to get a discussion going with the question part of my post. Somebody mentioned that if the YZ-4 had the BD7 belt drive with a slipper they'd be extremely pleased. No doubt they've developed cars with both and went with belts just as TLR did.

Looking forward to learning more about the YZ-4 and hoping for a few more spy shots in the build up to Worlds.

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I bet four wheels, a body and at least one wing.
No offense, but please don't hijack the YZ-4 thread with questions regarding the upcoming AE car.
Ok...how close does the B54 look in comparison to the upcoming YZ-4?
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What proof do we have that this car actually exists?
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What proof do we have that this car actually exists?
This is the only proof that I have seen but then again, I didn't search very hard.

http://www.neobuggy.net/2015/06/18/p...arm-up-yokomo/
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How about this:

http://www.rccarshop.co.uk/index.php...buggy-kit.html
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Did you pre-order it lol?
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No, not quite THAT anxious
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Seeing as it's all but confirmed this car will be belt drive it'll be very interesting what layout they will use? Two belt, three belt, motor position and rotation?
I guess Lee Martin will have a big influence on development, he always preferred the belt drive TRF 511 over the shaft drive cars.
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Belt drive... guess my newly bmax 4 will be loved for a long time then will have to change route to a shaft car when yokomo no longer makes spare parts.

Why change why change yokomo
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yokomo's traditionally have been belt drive. It was only the last few years where it was shaft driven.....
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Oh thanks for the info. I only got into yokomo recently, so didnt know about their history. Either xray or yokomo and yokomo was cheaper parts plus local track support. It was a big dream discovery for me.
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Looks like we're not far away with this kit then! Can't wait to see the layout inside, perhaps we will see some more at the EOS round this weekend.

http://www.oople.com/forums/showthre...893#post925893
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