09-08-2010, 02:22 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
About the Item
-The chassis design is focused on weight distribution and high-traction characteristics, with *the new
maximum chassis weight rule in mind. *The 2012 world championship regulations state that the Max.
chassis weight will be restricted to 1,350g. (1,450g in 2010).
-The TRF417 has an optimized chassis layout for high-power lithium batteries and brushless motors.
-One-piece aluminum motor mount offers extra strength and durability to handle high-power motors,
enabling transmission of the motor power to the drivetrain with minimal friction loss.
-Compared to the TRF416, the motor position has been moved about 2.0mm towards the center to keep high
traction during racing.
-By using a 19T pulley, the secondary gear reduction becomes 1.94, which is very close to the ideal rate
for brushless motors (2.0). With this, the car has less flexing resistance on drive belts and speed loss is
minimized when the throttle is off.
-Newly designed steering linkage is not connected to the upper deck, providing improved flexibility to hold
traction during cornering.
-Newly designed ball diff housing and plates provide extra durability.
-Identical front and rear bulkheads.
-Comes equipped with short reversible suspension arms and TRF416 uprights.
Newly Designed Parts
Front/Rear Carbon Damper Stays
Front/Rear Aluminum Bulkheads
Aluminum Motor Mount
Aluminum Center Shaft
Aluminum Diff Joint
Aluminum Steering Arms and Linkage
Carbon Lower & Upper Decks (thicknesses TBA)