Ever notice that most 4wd rc cars have too much front brake? Ever fly into a tight corner with your buggy and it pushes like a freight train because the front wheels lock up? Ever wish you could easily adjust the brakes more to the rear so that you could pivot around tight corners?
Schumacher has come up with a simple yet effective way of doing this on their Cat K1 buggy. The new Schumacher FAB (Front Adjustable Braking) System lets you dial in the exact amount of front brakes that you are looking for. Pressure pads are used to go from fully locked (full brake power) to fully backed off that performs like a one way layshaft. The FAB system should make it much easier to dial in the braking of the Cat K1 to any surface and comes with a normal vented slipper clutch on the opposite end.
The part number for the Schumacher FAB is #U4133 and HERE IS THE LINK to the official Schumacher website for more information.
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Schumacher has been teasing their new uber touring car since Nuremburg, but today they have released full information on the Mi5. One glance at the pictures tell much of the story, it’s radically new and trick from front to rear.
Perhaps the most startling new feature is its carbon fiber plate a-arms. Some of the other new stuff includes an ultra long top deck, pivot ball system for a-arm mounting, uber steering rack, and optional mid-motor mounting. The new Schumacher Mi5 comes as either a Pro Kit (part number #K137) or assembled (part number #K138). We have not received pricing information, but we are told the Mi5 is due out next month.
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Schumacher Mi5 Gallery
Another huge name in the European rc scene that had a booth at Nuremberg was Schumacher. The Schumacher crew was showing off all their latest and greatest including their new 4wd off-road racer, the Cat K1. Schumacher is also a distributor for Speed Passion, so all of Speed Passion’s goodies were also in their booth. Check out the gallery below to get a feel for what they had on display at the Toy Fair.
To get more information on Schumacher’s fine products click over to their Official Website, and HERE is the link to get more information on Speed Passion. Hit up THIS link to follow all of our BigSquidRC Toy Fair 2013 coverage.
Schumacher & Speed Passion Nuremberg Gallery
Schumacher teased us last week but now they’ve released full information on their all new uber 4wd race buggy, the Cat K1. If you are looking to go really, really fast off-road, the Cat K1 looks up to job. Some of the features and specs include-
* New Optimized 2 belt transmission with efficient low tension belts running on large CNC machined pulleys.
* New 2.0mm aluminium chassis with aerospace grade carbon fiber top deck.
* New Molded side pods for superb dirt protection.
* New Mid motor layout with adjustable motor position.
* New Chassis mounted, angled steering bell cranks for low C of G.
* New Steering rack design for improved dynamic ackerman throughout the steering range.
* New Long top deck for superior flex characteristics.
* New Black anodized components for the aggressive stealth look. (We call that “murdered out” here in America)
* New Medium flex suspension arms as standard.
* New Stronger pivot blocks and pivot block mounting system.
* New ‘High agility’ small bore shocks with big bore springs, titanium nitride shafts, threaded collars and twin o-ring sealing.
* New Machined tapered pistons with different colors for easy identification.
* New Optimum weight distribution with adjustable saddle pack layout.
* New Larger layshaft bearings.
* New Belt adjustment for consistent driveshaft geometry at all belt tensions.
* New Cab forward body shell for improved jump handling, bump stability and high speed cornering.
* New Large high down force rear wing enhances cab forward aero package.
* Super free, limited slip ball diffs with extreme high strength silicone nitride balls.
* Strong steel universal driveshafts.
* Rubber sealed, super precision ball bearings throughout.
* Smooth twin pad vented slipper with easy access adjustment.
* Unique motor clamp mount to fine tune weight distribution.
* Optional gear diff available.
* Rigid 4mm aero space carbon fiber shock towers.
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Schumacher Cat K1 Gallery
The guys across the pond at Schumacher put out a teaser today about their new CAT K1 4wd Buggy that is close to release. The new K1 is slated as new uber high end 10th scale racing rig, but we’ll have to wait a while longer to learn all the juicy details. Will it have shaft drive? Will it have an aluminum chassis? Time will tell. Till then, hit up the Official Schumacher Site to see what other fine products they have.
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The jolly chaps over at Schumacher announced today a brand new cab forward body for their Cougar SV2 2wd electric buggy. The cab forward design increases steering and the body comes pre-cut with over-spray protection, window masks, and a trick looking Schumacher sticker sheet. Expect a street price of around $25, and look for them through the regular Schumacher outlets here in the states. HERE is the link on their official website for more information.
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The guys over at Schumacher have announced a bunch of new tools from CORE RC. One of these tools are these 4″ plastic LCD calipers that sell for about £12. Many other different types of tools are available, hit up THIS link to view them all.
Schumacher also announced today they have opened up a new area on their website devoted strictly to overstocked and older items. Hit up this LINK for their new “Mega Clearance” section.
TGIF, HERE’s a video of BigSquid booth babe Mandi unboxing the Duratrax DXR8-E buggy.
Hot news out of the UK today is the announcement of Schumacher’s new Cougar SVR 2wd buggy. While Schumacher isn’t as big in the states as they used to be, they are still quite dominant in Europe, and they continue to put out high quality products.
The new Cougar SVR was specifically designed for low bite dirt surfaces. It includes an all new rear mounted transmission for optimal rear traction, new CVA driveshafts, as well as many more upgrades. For complete info take a look HERE.
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New Schumacher Cougar SVR 2wd Buggy Gallery
Pro-Line just announced two new bodies for Schumacher vehicles. The 2012 Bulldog for the Schumacher Cougar SV2 Pro, and the 2012 Bulldog for the Schumacher Cat SX3. The Bulldog bodies have been known for their aerodynamics as they guide the vehicles through the air and while on the ground. If your looking for a modern new body for your Schumacher, look no further.
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We just got word that Schumacher Racing will be the Thunder Power RC distributor for the UK, Spain and Portugal. This should help a lot of people get their hands on the Thunder Power line a little easier. It’s good to see both companies spreading out a little.
Head over to the Schumacher Racing or Thunder Power website for details and info.
Stopping by the Schumacher booth at the Nuremberg Toy Fair we were able to meet us with a good friend of Big Squid, Mr. Robin Schumacher. We have known Robin for a few years now, and it’s always good talking with him. He showed us the new Cougar SV2, check out that top deck! Also the new onroad Mi4 CXL. Also in their booth a few other items they distribute over there, like the new EDS tools (we loved the EDS stuff in a review we did years ago). They also had the Contact racing tires, and Speed Passion Reventon system.
Schumacher Booth Gallery
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Even more advanced that its predecessor, Schumacher’s Mi4CXL aims to be race winning and class leading. Durability has been improved over the Mi3 by using a tough Nickel-Teflon played shock bodies, an ultra lightweight front diff, and enlarged drive pins all around. A new sway-bar system keeps the “Soft Weave” carbon fibre chassis level, and many new 7075 aluminium parts keep overall weight incredibly low.
Schumacher Mi4CXL Gallery
We’re only scratching the surface here. Check out the full list of specs on the Schumacher website!
Schumacher gave word of two new Anderson High Voltage Brushless servos today. The AN530400HV – Metal gears, brushless, and a lightning fast speed of just 0.06 seconds @ 7.4v for 60 degrees of rotation and 194oz or torque means that this servo is ideal for 1/10 sized cars whereas the AN530400HV is more suited to larger applications. You get a massive 305oz of torque at a 0.08 sec speed for 60 degrees of rotation @ 7.4v. Both servos are priced very competitively, so expect good rivals for Hitec and Savox servos!
Schumacher also released an awesome looking 3ft x 2ft Pit Towel, printed with the Schumacher logo.
Check out the Schumacher website for details!