Kyosho TF7

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Kyosho are making their debut with their new touring car platform, the as yet unnamed chassis (TF7?) sports a number of neat new features. Said to be 85% new the most notable feature is the floating battery mount which is mounted to the centre line by 2 screws which like the popular floating servo mount stops the battery from interfering with the chassis’ flex. A single piece motor mount and central axle mount ensures that there is equal flex left and right and offers mounting holes on the chassis plate to adjust the cars flex in this area. The motor has been mounted 8mm further forward and the belts have been changed to cater for the new larger diff and spool.

Other new updates include a one-piece anti-roll bar mount, a new carbon steering brace as well as lower shock towers and slightly larger bore shocks. Finally there are new shorter suspension arms to help the car turn better and the option to install their active rear suspension system. The car should be available at the beginning of next year.














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ben voila encore du tweak en moins lolllllllll j'aime bien la solution,mais la le CG est relativement remonté lollll

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Factory Kyosho driver Christopher Krapp


Chassis: Kyosho prototype

Motor: Team Orion 4.5-turn Lightweight

Battery: Team Orion Carbon Pro 7200mAh

ESC: Team Orion R10.1

Radio: Sanwa M12

Servo: Sanwa SRG-BLS

Body: PROTOform LTC-R

Notes: According to Christopher, the aluminum pieces on the car are pretty much ready for production. The plastic parts, however, are still rough prototypes and may not necessarily reflect what's going to be sold - especially the suspension arms.


Christopher said that one of the biggest differences are the new bulkheads, which are considerably more sturdy - and that helps to keep the car more stable and carry substantially more corner speed when accelerating with high-powered brushless systems.


Without a cross brace, the front end of the top braces flexes more for greater stability. The dual-bellcrank steering system with carbon fiber brace is new, and gives the car smoother steering response.


Shorter shock towers are bolted at both ends, and the shocks have been shortened as well.


A floating servo mount is used to isolate chassis flex.


Like a floating servo mount, the new floating battery mount on the Kyosho car removes the battery from the chassis so that it doesn't disrupt any flexing or twisting of the chassis. The mount can be detached from the car with the battery still taped in place.


The chassis design and its cutouts are new, altering its flex characteristics. A new one-piece motor mount (similar to the unit found on the Yokomo car) is used, and mounted further forward than the previous Kyosho car





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High-end electric touring car embodies the latest in design engineering with a focus on optimal roll balance and mechanical grip.

The new TF7 represents a full model change from the existing TF6 SP, with nearly every critical component redesigned to withstand the intensity of modern high-powered electric touring car competition. The redesign has given particular focus to optimizing roll balance and mechanical grip. Under the severe stress of cornering at full brake from a 100km/h straight run, the high-end electric touring cars of today that can manage this previously impossible situation better than others by working both sides of the machine in unison for optimal roll characteristics and improved control stability, produce the ultimate result: faster times. To realize this the TF7 has symmetrically arranged screws for each part fixed directly to the main chassis such as the bulkhead and motor mount. In addition, the battery and steering servo that were fixed directly onto the main chassis of the TF6 SP have been changed to floating mounts on the TF7 to minimize their effect on chassis roll. Mechanical grip is increased by changing the thickness and shape of the main chassis together with a one-piece upper plate. Under competitive race conditions with controlled tires and power, the TF7 delivers a dominant racing edge.


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