“Team Shepherd are happy to reveal some information concerning the upcoming Velox V8 “Eleven” –
“The latest upgrade will contain some nice features which will lift the Velox V8 on the next level. The most interesting part is the rear end. A complete new rear anti-roll bar mount will ensure the best performance possible. The anti-roll bar will be fixed directly at the rear bulkheads so no more tension can stress the ball bearings of the gear shaft. The position is much lower for an improved center of gravity. Ball-bearings eliminate possible play which results in a much director response characteristic. Combined with the three different wires available the new rear anti-roll bar is one of the highlights of the Velox V8 2011. A new one-piece upper wishbone bracket gives additional stability and easy access for maintenance.
Also the radio plate and mount are quite different. The new aluminium mount features a complete new flex system with a sliding bar fixed by ball bearings. The updated radio plate will be mounted on the sliding bar for optimized flex. To fix the radio plate and drive without flex only two screws are needed, so it’s not necessary anymore to have two different radio plates ready. The single piece electronic tray features a laid down gas servo as well as the possibility to use a receiver box. Fixed by only three screws, all the electronics can be removed easily for maintenance.
Pricing information will be released at the toy fair, shipping is expected for March. Please note that some parts are still prototype parts.”
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