I am leaving you with some first pics and a little report on the new chassis:
I tested the car yesterday on our local asphalt track. There were a couple of things of note:
-The car is more responsive, it switches directions much easier. It seems as the decreased chassis width drags much less, which allows to change directions quicker.
-The narrower chassis design allowed me to set the car up softer than the TC6.1 std chassis. This in turn, allowed me to set the car up with softer springs. The softer the springs, the better, has always been my motto. Softer springs allow the car to accelerate faster as the car becomes more bump compliant. The RSD6 accelerates much better than the TC6/TC6.1
-The Dual belcrank steering makes the car much easier to drive. MUCH EASIER. The car is more neutral when set-up for aggressive, tight corner steering. Gone is the "edginess" of running low ackerman settings to get around really tight hairpins. It is nice that I can adjust my ackerman in 0.5mm increments now. I LOVE playing with ackerman.
-The increased flex at the bulkheads made the car dialed with Solaris Hard tires. Typically we have an open tire rule at our club. While everyone was on open tires, I reverted back to a "spec" type tire. My car was the fastest by 2 tenths of a second on spec tires (while it typically is 2 tenths slower with spec tires). What I do need to mention is that the grip was "weird" at the track yesterday. My car was the only one to make consistent grip. Maybe the Solaris tires were simply better last night.
Keep in mind this is a prototype, so a few changes will be made before production. We are re-positioning the servo mount to fit a servo saver better. We are also making some additional cuts at the rear. Pre orders will go up soon, if you are interested, please go ahead and order one. We are not making a whole lot in the first production run.