By Aaron Waldron
Press release from Team Yokomo (translated via Google):
RWD COMPETITION DRIFT CAR YD - 2 EX
#DP-YD2EX, ¥57,800 ($512 USD)
A more competitive high end machine "YD - 2 EX" is newly introduced in the YD - 2 series which brought numerous victories in drift competition! The slim main chassis is matte graphite specification, enhances the lacy impression even more, combined with the newly designed front bulkhead, draws out the traction without moderate. The setting width of the aluminum shock tower which modified the mounting position of the upper arm and shock also increased. It is the newest model leading the RWD drift scene to heat!
The high-end competitive drift chassis kit "YD-2 EX" has released as a part of YD-2 series which drove various glory on competitive scene! More narrowed main chassis is the mat graphite finish and raises it as racing appearance and will provide Aluminum shock tower has renewed with the increased hole for both shock and upper arm for providing more updated set up for leading competitive RWD drift scene.
- Matte Graphite Double Deck Chassis
- 4 Gear Transmission
- Aluminum Front Bulkhead
- Aluminum back and forth shock tower
- Aluminum back and forth suspension mount
- Newly designed sealed gear box
- Aluminum SLF oil damper
- Aluminum rear brace (cooling fan attachable)
- Aluminum motor mounting plate
- Four wheel independent independent wishbone suspension
- Dedicated High Angle Steering System
- 49mm Bone Rear Universal Shaft
- Newly Designed Narrow Scrub Knuckle
- Large Rear Diffuser
- Mat finish graphite double deck chassis
- Aluminum front bulkhead
- Aluminum Front / Rear shocktower
- Aluminum Front / Rear suspension mount
- Aluminum SLF oil damper
- Aluminum motor mount plate
Overall weight: 1500g
The front break angle and Ackerman ratio which is the essence of the RWD drift car. The high performance demonstrated with YD - 2 brings out "front running".
Well carried YD - 2 brings out "front driven well bar - new new drift style". High angle of Steering and Ackerman ratio is the vital of the RWD drift car.
Improvement in steering response and trace performance on the front part is dramatically improved by making the surroundings of the steering and the suspension mount aluminum. I will tell the driver the steering control to the road without spending it.
Improved steering response and front trace has achieved by new aluminum steering section and suspension mount
Bulk head of the front which became a new design. It becomes a specification that draws out the bending of the main chassis effectively, and it gains traction efficiently.
A new designed aluminum shock tower and narrow chassis delivers more effective traction for drifting
As a drift car, a 4 gear transmission of innovative design. By setting the motor horizontally, we prevent neutral steering characteristics by preventing the left-right balance from collapsing due to the counter torque of the motor. On the other hand, the rear traction increases with the throttle ON, so it is possible to derive a sense of stability and acceleration when escaping from the corner. The enclosed type gear box is also attractive for its high dust resistance.
Meanwhile, the rear traction will be increased on the the innovative design of 4-gear transmissions for drift car .. Prevents the left / right imbalance due to the torque of the motor, by installing the motor in horizontal position and lead the neutral steering characteristics. Throttle, so possible to escape when cornering stability and acceleration forces to withdraw. High dust-proof sealed gearbox is also attractive.
Super low friction shock which applied Kashima coating treatment on aluminum shock cylinder and reduced the frictional resistance with piston to the limit. For on-road use, we adopted a class maximum capacity 11.2 mm big bore cylinder. In the case of resin tires used in drift driving, minor vibration received from the road surface is a major factor of lowering tire grip, but it also absorbs even vibrations with a super low friction shock with increased shock capacity, maximizing grip I will earn. Since it is a height adjustment type, you can change the car height simply by rotating the spring tensioner, and it also supports springs of various lengths. Of course, by adjusting the damping force finely by changing shock oil and piston, optimum setting can be obtained according to various road surface and driving situation.
The largest capacity in on-road car category, 11.2 mm big bore cylinder has adopted and enable to absorb even small vibration due to run With A Resin Tire In A Drift Run From The Road Surface, Then Possible To Get A Maximum Grip.
Height Adjust System Possible To Change The Car Height By Rotate The Spring Tensioner And Suitable For Various Length
On Springs. Of Course The Setting That Is Most Suitable for various roads and running situations in the change of shock oil and the piston to get a damping force with finely adjusted.
The picture is an assembled reference example.
What you need for running: 2 channel propo set (transmitter / receiver / speed controller / servo), battery (Li-po 2 cell), charger, tire, wheel, motor, body, polycarbonate paint
The above mentioned picture is an assembled example.
The kit does not include body, wheels, tires, motor, batteries and other R / C electrics.