TRF101W Chassis Kit
Model Number: 42279
Independent front/solid axle rear
Depends on tyres (see below)
The Tamiya Racing Factory has come up with a new variant of the TRF101.
The 'Wide-tread' Specification, designated as the TRF101W F1 chassis kit, is ideally suited high speed racing circuits.
The TRF101W benefits from the TRF team's wealth of racing experience and data.
It retains many of the original basic features of the TRF101 chassis while adding a number of upgrades to transform the front suspension into a wide-tread unit to make the chassis suitable for 'foam-tire' racing.
Other tweaks include a 2.5mm thickness main chassis to make the car more adaptable to low grip surfaces as well as a change to the damper position to make initial dampening more effective.
Revamped front suspension arms: The redesigned carbon fiber upper arm piece is married with carbon fiber lower arms to bring the chassis excellent durability and enhance the unit's controllability. Both the front suspension mount and aluminium servo stay have also been redesigned for the TRF101W chassis.
Greater Flexibility: The thickness of the carbon fiber lower deck has been reduced to 2.5mm to provide greater chassis flexibility, which will provide enhanced stability on low-grip surfaces.
Battery posts have been moved forward, transferring pitch loads closer to the front of the unit and boosting front traction.
Smoother, faster dampening: The newly-designed middle brace moves the pitch damper attachment position 2.5mm to the rear, leading to faster response and keeping the car close to the track surface. The roll damper employs a new piston with equal contraction and extension lengths for smoother performance.
Newly Designed parts include:
Carbon Lower Deck
Carbon Upper Deck
Carbon Front/Rear Damper Stays
Aluminium Motor Mount
Aluminium F/R Lower Bulkheads
Aluminium F/R Upper Bulkheads
Steel Center Pulley Shaft
Aluminium Servo Mount
Front/Rear Drive Belts
Gear Differential Unit Front Direct Coupling
Aluminium Suspension Mounts
Construction type: Assembly kit
Terrain use: On-Road
Drive type: Pinion to spur gear
Drive line: Solid axle
Differential type: Ball pressure plate
Suspension: Independent front/solid axle rear
Steering mechanism: Direct servo
Shock damper: Oil-filled damper
Shock damper material: Aluminium
Tire type: Not included
Tire tread: N/A
Body material: Not included
Chassis material: Carbon fiber plate
Electronic Speed Control (ESC) : Not included
LED Light buckets: No
LED lights: No
Bearings: Sealed ball bearing
Adjustable camber: Front only
Adjustable toe angles: Front only
Adjustable ground clearance: Yes
Adjustable gear ratio: Yes
Adjustable wheelbase: Fixed
Adjustable track width: Fixed
Adjustable shock angle: Yes
Newly-designed upper arm piece, front suspension mount, servo stay, middle brace and roll damper.
New: Lower arms are now made from carbon fiber material.
Compatible with square-shaped battery packs including shorty packs.
The pivot-ball link rear suspension has 3 different side link attachment positions for fine setting adjustments.
2.5mm thick Carbon Fiber Lower Deck
Aluminium Motor Mount
Integrated Diff Plate and Rear Shaft
Track width with F103 foam tires: F: 198mm R: 198mm
Track width with F104 rubber tires: F: 198mm R: 180mm
Requires: 2-channel radio gear, 7.2v battery & charger, wheels, tires, body set, motor, esc