Tamiya 58681 - 1/10 TC-01 Formula E GEN2 Car Championship Livery (TC01 Chassis)
Big attention to the body and chassis that tell a new era!
Formula E, also known as “F1 for electric vehicles”. It has been held since 2014, mainly in urban courses such as famous resort areas, not in general closed circuits. This is an electric radio control car assembly kit that reproduces the Formula E GEN2, a second-generation machine developed for this race and introduced in 2018. The low and unique form of the front and rear tires covered with a body cowl is realistically reproduced with polycarbonate. Separate parts are included for the cockpit protective device “Hello”, rearview mirror, and large rear diffuser that also acts as a bumper. Also, markings are divided into black and silver, and a set of stickers for the championship (official) color with a light blue line. For the chassis, we adopted TC-01, a shaft drive 4WD with in-board suspension specifications
Adopting shaft drive 4WD chassis with inboard suspension, TC-01
The chassis uses shaft drive 4WD TC-01 with inboard suspension in order to match the low vehicle height. A motor is mounted on the center of a monocoque frame with high rigidity and the propeller shaft transmits power back and forth. Equipped with an oil-filled gear diff. 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension with long arm specifications. An inboard type that operates a horizontal oil damper vertically with a push rod and rocker arm. By adjusting the amount of spacers, you can set the camber angle, caster angle, and toe angle. In addition, the suspension arms / uprights use common parts on the front, back, left, and right to provide high maintainability.
Tamiya 58681 Specifications:
Wheelbase 257mm (same with TT-01 / TT-02)
Tire width / diameter = front and rear 24 / 64mm
Frame = integrally molded monocoque
Drive system = vertical motor / shaft drive 4WD
Differential gear = oil-filled gear diff
Steering = 3-split tie rod type
Suspension = inboard type 4-wheel double wishbone
Damper = CVA oil damper both front and rear
Gear ratio = Kit standard 24T 6.56: 1