By Aaron Waldron
At Noon Central Time, Team Associated shared on social media a second teaser of its 3D-printed prototype of the upcoming 4WD buggy. This time, the full car was revealed from the bottom view - showing a narrow aluminum chassis with sideguards, like a 1/8-scale buggy.
The caption again included a famous quote, this time from Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, as the post read, "'Endurance is patience concentrated.' #SLAPrototype #TheWheeler
We push and dig, test and test some more; working countless hours to shave seconds on the track. Thanks for the patience. #WeAreAE"
As for the car itself, we see front and rear aluminum pivot blocks at both ends of the car, almost surely with interchangeable inserts. The rear shocks are mounted at the front of the rear arms, though there appears to be an area to allow the shocks to be mounted to the rear of the arm as well, and the front arms seem to sweep forward slightly. Through the slightly opaque side guards you can see what is likely a motor mount sticking out on the left side (which would indicate that it's shaft-driven), and then further down in the photo what is probably the servo mount protruding on the right. It also looks like the center differential/slipper assembly (whichever it may be) can be moved rearward from the position in which it's installed for this photo to change the car's weight distribution.
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