We are living really incredible times with continuous technology innovation also in our hobby. SuperScale 2020 has released an Active suspension kit For RC Cars based on the famous Arduino board. It’s designed to add incredible scale realism to your build by replicating real cars suspension behaviour.
Simulate weight and adjust the suspension to your liking on the fly. Brake led lights are activated when deceleration is sensed, there is also an exhaust backfire led control and a PWM trigger output for the horn (custom sound) of a sound module (like the ESS DUAL).
The SuperScale 2020 Active suspension kit For RC Cars only works if you commit your build to a scale performance.
To complete the setup you will need 4 servos, 10A BEC. 5A for micro servos and 4 turnbuckles, or use the shocks if your case allows it.
The Arduino board with an accelerometer controls 4 servos linked to the suspension arms of chassis, simulating realistic suspension behavior of a real scale car. The Arduino reads the acceleration data the vehicle is experiencing sideways and longitudinally and in realtime calculates the accurate ride height of each corner of the vehicle to simulate weight transfer and spring osculations. The result is a rc car that imitates its 1:1 counterpart, removing the toyish look and bringing the scale builds one step closer to perfection.
Acceleration, turning, grip and surface have also to be to scale. Bashing it won’t work. Yes you can run it at low multiplier to match the stronger forces of grippy tires and high speed, but when it’s zooming around you won’t be able to appreciate the micro movements. Low grip, smaller track situations is where this shines. If you are picking a chassis to put this on try to get one with good suspension travel so you don’t have to increase it later by DIYing.