Originally Posted by TryHard
Ok, so having been having a chin wag this evening with my HHUK teammates... here's the theory
New motormount bulkheads and side bulkheads, and just
a new rear belt... points to the motor going forward. Think about it, if the bigger pulleys are also included, then if the layshaft goes forward, the current front belt could be retained, and just a new (longer) rear required....
So, possibly aiming to make a bit of an improvement to balance for LiPo, especially now IFMAR has gone LiPo. Also potentially better spur access.
Not sure on the lower bulkheads, maybe a refinment more than a compelty new mounting (thinking curvey bulkheads on the 415MS from the 415)... than again, could be completely wrong!!!
Guess will find out in October
Hmm, Having been chatting to a load of people at the track today, including a number of guys who've checked out the TRF team cars... and here's the new theory
New car will have the diff further aft
, putting the drive shafts on the same angle as the wishbones, as since the first interation, the arms are being quite a bit further back. Should be around 2-3mm I understand, so that would account for the new rear belt, and lower rear bulkheads.
Now, I've been looking at this pic Viktor ETS 1
and if you compare the distance between the plastic bearing holder and the hole in the left rear bulkhead with that on a standard car (incidently which is in front of me), I'm sure theres more material there.... same looking at this one Viktor ETS 2
, hole in bulkhead to Diff outdrive... it's not much, but there is noticeably more material...
Centre bulkhead, I suspect (and only realised this after re-reading some notes from Kio we got at the begining of the year), it'll be a new mount to move the motor 1mm closer to the centreline. Again this has apparently been run on the team cars for a while, so wouldn't be suprised for that to be on the car. Not sure why the need for a seperate rhd centre bulkhead though...
Anyway, have some more theorys on the other bits... gonna be fun speculating until the end of October