MRO Racing after three years of research and development has lunched their Kickstarter crowdfunding project to produce the INSPIRE4 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD Buggy. There are still 27 days to support the project if you are interested, below you will find more information and the links to the kickstarter page.
The chassis layout has been designed to have as much of the rotating mass as far forward and towards the centre of the buggy as possible, while maintaining an overall 50/50 front-to-back weight balance.
The buggy has been designed around current electronics – shorty LiPo in both standard and low-profile, standard sized speed controllers, 540 sized motor, low-profile servos.
The motor position and the centre driveshafts are offset from centre line to counter motor torque and chassis twisting that you normally get from a standard 4WD shaft drive set up.
Side pods of the INSPIRE4 are designed to control the chassis flex, and this flex can be tuned by simply removing or adding screws. The side pods are also integrated into the front and rear bulkheads, minimizing longitudinal flex but without affecting the transverse twist of the chassis. The side pods also have large angled outer edges to decrease the chances of the chassis grounding out in corners.
To access and change batteries, the centre slipper is removed with a quick-release system. This unique & innovating feature also makes it simple to change from a standard slipper design to a centre-diff set up giving easy access drivetrain tuning options. It is also a huge advantage in changing weather conditions when you might need last minute setup changes.
Support the project on Kickstarter