Wow! This is amazing! I love innovation like this. My only question is durability up front. Here in the states, we have monster jumps where it's easy to lawn dart your car into the track. With the motor up front, which makes perfect sense from a traction standpoint, how will you protect gear mesh, motor reliability, etc?
In theory you can tune areal behavior with rear wing adjustments. The major difference in the air "should" be how the chassis pitches in response to throttle input. Instead of rotating about the rear, it will rotate about the front axle/motor. This will effect how you jump. Almost like bringing the rear wheels down rather than lifting the front wheels up. Oh.....and because the wing is now so far from the center of mass, it should make the car more sensitive to wing adjustments. Notice how far forward the wing is on the other FF's relative to the rear wheels?
Thanks guys The front upper link geometry is such (currently) that the camber is pretty neutral throughout the whole travel (though the camber links are shorter than the suspension arms). With the thought in mind that the car would need to be adjusted, I made the construction such that I can put the whole plate to which the camber links mount 2mm lower. I also have spacers with which I can adjust the geometry of the upper links. If that's not enough, I can also place the plate slightly higher and opt for mounting the ball joint below the plate instead of above it. And if the plate itself needs to be changed, it's only a small plate so it won't be expensive to experiment.
That's very neat. From what I've read about FWD setups, it's all about maximizing front traction. Then from there you reduce or increase rear traction to tune the balance/handling. To me that says Camber gain will be very important up front. Should be very interesting to see how this all pans out.
I don't think it would be my choice to hang the motor right out the front - not that I'm likely to take on a project like this - but nothing says "LOOk! LOOK! I'm a FRONT WHEEL DRIVE BUGGY!" like having the motor right out the front
For FF, having all the weight in front of the axle is usually considered to aid in front wheel traction.