In the meantime the sun shined for some days already here in Germany and I used them to drive the 4WS a lot. I really love how the car handles and how much steering it can provide if it is needed.
Unfortunately the 4000 mAh of the battery will not be enough to perform our 15 minute clubrace. This makes me really unhappy, because with the 4WS I constantly lapped around 1-2 tenth faster than with my "normal" TC6.1WC.
Another thing I found out is that the 4WS is really hard to drive on low grip and/or dusty tracks. This problem maybe is not just occuring with the 4WS but with other TCs also, but it feels worse with the 4WS than with a standard TC.
Nevertheless I sometimes wish to have a factory background like Hudy to keep constantly evolving my car(s) and try out my ideas. My first prototype was the KR1. It came with a one-belt-layout, laydown shocks, shorty lipo use, centered motor and a lot of prototype parts that cost a lot of money, for example the symmetrical ultra slim diffs.
Maybe some will remember it (I posted some pictures in the TC9-Thread one year ago).
Since I was unable to overcome my revolutional (or stupid
) drive train issues, I just drove the car three times. Which is a shame for the money I spent on it and the fun I had driving it. So I thought about reusing the parts and ideas and combine them with my 4WS-project. CAD should show if it is possible:
... and it is possible. "Unfortunately" I improved a lot of parts to optimize the areas which didn't work as hoped on the KR1. I now ended up with 19 new parts including chassis, topplate, bulkheads, shock mounts and a lot of small parts. The car has a new aura now and offers new adjustments as well as an option to convert it to a 2-wheel-steering TC with just a few tweaks.
Puuh, bringing this car into reality will be expensive even though it is just about some aluminium and cfk parts. Would be great to have sponsor
Somebody interested in a ultra low cog, centered weight, shorty lipo, lay down shock, four wheel steering TC with easy parts availability