Awesomatix A700-L2 1/10 Electric Touring Car
A700L2 - Updated, Carbon Chassis Version of the A700L
Parts list similar to Evo IIC, but without FFG
New Motor Mount - A700-MM2 - instead of AM03-1
Four new rebuildable dampers - A700-D2 - instead of DL6 and DR6
New Carbon Chassis - A700-C01L2 2.5mm carbon
Floating Servo Mount - A700-AM24 - now included instead of AM07L/R
Latest Diff - A700-GD2-S - included instead of GD1
Latest Spool - A700-AT03M-S - included instead of AT03
Short Steering Link - A700-ST21S - included instead of ST21
Standard height ball studs - A700-AT21 - included just for lower arm mounts
New C04M carbon arms (much stronger material)
New Ball Studs included for upper camber links and all steering linkages - A700-ST24 and A700-ST24L - instead of AT21
Open ended ball cups - A700-P13-4 - included instead of P13
The AWESOMATIX A700I had the opportunity through the kind gesture of the designer and overall creator of this car , Mr. Oleg Babich, to receive a kit and make a photo presentation.
Through the positive feedback of the current owners and some impressive results by privateer racers at big events such as the famous European Touring car Series, I was aware that Οleg was on to something good and the kit should be impressive.
Nothing had prepared me for what I experienced during the assembly of this kit.
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1. Front and rear wheel hubs
The housing is made of aluminum. The finish is great and the fit is spot on. I am very impressed by the choice of anodized color on all aluminum parts, and Oleg's attention to detail went as far as providing some beautiful high quality dark shiny black fasteners.
In front is a double joint axle and at the rear a more standard axle. By standard I am referring to the concept because the actual design is again unique, getting rid of any set screws which may come off during racing and also 'bind' the action of the axle. The design consists of some extremely small parts, all with the goal to minimize rotating mass. The risk when making such small parts is the dimensional tolerances. They have to be absolutely perfect and this is exactly how they are, perfect! Once assembled the front axles with the double joint have the smoothest action I've ever seen. The rear axles are a bit tight, but this will later disappear once installed on the aluminum wheel hubs and are tightened against the wheel.
These are made of carbon fiber sheet, they are thick and look quite robust, so they should survive most type of crashes. The wheel hubs with the axles fit on the arms with a smart way so as to be able for the user to adjust the pressure on the ball end, thus achieving the least possible friction with no slop.
4. Suspension Arms installed on the chassis
In the past I 've had some bad experience with cars that secured their suspension arms with ball joints and not shafts. The reason is that if the tolerances are not perfect then in most cases the suspension would bind and in order to fix that you'd need to enlarge the hole were the ball end nests, and this will require a lot of handwork and in the end some slop will be visible. The A700’s suspension arms manage to achieve perfectly free movement without any slop and that is possible because of the tight tolerances (how many times am I going to say this word in this report?) and because of the smart, two piece system where between the Pivot ball and the suspension arm there is low friction ball cup which eliminates any gaps between the arm and the pivot ball while providing frictionless movement.
5. Now a short demonstration of the quality, fit and finish of the aluminum parts.Gearbox, steering rack, diff, spool, damper, battery holder and a few more..
This is I believe the biggest innovation on the A700. It is hard to explain how they work so I made a short video showing the motion of the suspension arm when pressed under load. The result is very impressive with a nice smooth movement. Through this system you have the ability to adjust independently the ride height, the spring load, the damping effect or both of them combined. Adjustment is easy and quick, by moving inwards or outwards the damper or by adjusting the Spring Rating Screw that sits on the shock spring.
Not much to describe here. A steering rack that sits on three ball bearings the outer one being adjustable thus you can achieve better balance between minimal slop and friction. Also the whole steering assembly has adjustable position on the chassis for better allignment with the ackerman positon on the steering blocks and the servo.
The gearbox houses the gears and in the front the steering rack as well. The gear shafts are supported by double bearings in front and a single bearing at the rear. The rear will be further supported when the spur gear holder is installed. The fit is again incredibly precise with absolutely no movement at all of the bevel gear once installed.
The gear diff is a work of art. Aluminum art that is. The housing is paper thin, thus minimizing the weight and the outdrives are made of hard steel, the color of which resembles that of our familiar spring steel. The internals are made by Spec-R and as I had in my possession the optional carbon gears I installed these. What is impressive is that the small carbon gears that I used from the Spec-R optional kit require some resizing in order to fit in the tight space inside the gearbox and the standard gears that are included in the kit have already been resized to the required dimensions for a perfect fit.
10. Upper camber links and turnbuckles
A testament to the high quality of this kit is that such simple parts can look so nice. The turnbuckles are very lightweight aluminum and have a beautiful gun-metal color. The plastic ball ends are of high quality material that fits perfectly to the thread of the turnbuckle. They are not too tight nor too loose.
I initially installed the gearboxes without their covers in order to show how the drivetrain looks installed.
11. Middle shaft holder to eliminate any vibrations on the main centrla shaft that connects the front to the rear gearbox. Very smart!
12. Spur gear installation. Another very smart design which results in super quick spur gear changes. The spur gear holder has two small pins which feet snugly in the holes of the spur gear and then the whole assembly is secured by a very light nut. It takes no more than 2 minutes to make a spur gear change.
13. Front bumper, body posts, battery holder
The front end is similar to most current designs with a foam bumper that houses the body posts. The rear end on the other hand has some very unique body post holders which also have the option to hold horizontal body posts, a common feature in the cars of most top pro drivers who want to avoid the body being tucked in when hit from behind. Super nice finish again, with dark gun metal anodizing and a small M2.5 screw to secure the body post.
14. A series of photos from the assembled chassis.
This is by far the highest quality kit that I’ve ever assembled, and I have assembled quite a few ‘high end’ kits, from Xray to Tamiya, HB, Yokomo, CRC and a few more. The most impressive thing is of course the innovative design which would have been a complete failure if the quality did not match the demands of this design. Oleg and his team have succeeded perfectly in supplying a kit of the highest standards.
This kit is for the expert only and requires good knowledge of assembling technics. It does not require any hand fitting or corrective action, it is just that some parts are so tiny and require finesse to install that the inexperience hobbyist may find it very hard to succeed and may damage the kit before it is even used on the track.
|* 배송은 로젠 택배를 통해 이루어 집니다.|
* 주문하신 상품의 총 합계 금액이 6만원 이상일 경우에는 무료 배송해 드립니다.(제주도 등 도서지역 제외)
*구매금액에 따라 차등 택배비 부여 (공지사항참조)
* 제주도 등 도서지역의 경우에는 도선료(또는 항공임)가 별도로 추가됩니다.
* 부품 등 일부 품목은 품절로 인해 배송이 어려울 수 있으니 양해해 주시기 바랍니다.
* 주문하신 상품이 품절로 수급이 어려울 경우 바로 연락드리고 환불해 드립니다
|1. 고객님께서 취소하신 상품에 대한 환불은 현금의 경우 반품 확인 후 고객님이 요청하신 통장으로 입금하여 드립니다.|
2. 신용카드로 결제하신 경우 신용카드의 거래승인을 취소하여 드립니다.
3. 반품을 하시는 경우 구입하신 상품과 행사제품을 함께 보내시거나, 행사제품에 대해 해당되는 일정금액을 부담하셔야 합니다.
|* 상품수령 후 7일 이내에 반품및 A/S가능|
* 제품의 하자 및 주문내역과 다른 상품이 배송된 경우 반품 및 교환 배송요금은 판매자가 부담.
* 고객 변심으로 인한 반품 및 교환시에는 배송비를 부담하셔야 합니다
상품 성격상 사용 여부의 확인이 불가능한 제품(도료, 에어브러쉬, 컴프레셔, 서적류 등)은 교환 및 환불이 불가능합니다.
* 조립 제품으로 조립을 시작한 경우나 밀폐된 포장을 개봉한 경우,또는 상품 가치가 상실된 경우에는 상품불량 이라도 반품 및 교환이 불가하니 조립 또는 개봉전 반드시 확인 하시기 바랍니다.
|1. 상품의 불량에 의한 반품, 교환, A/S, 환불, 품질보증 및 피해보상 등에 관한 사항은 소비자분쟁해결기준(공정거래위원회 고시)에 따라 받으실 수 있습니다.|
2. 대금 환불 및 환불 지연에 따른 배상금 지급 조건, 절차 등은 전자상거래 등에서의 소비자 보호에 관한 법률에 따라 처리합니다.