AGAMA A319は結構変わります


AGAMA A319のリリースがようやく6月末になりそうです。

で、A319結構変わります。

AGAMAのヨーロッパ&アメリカの代理店でも予約を開始しました。
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PRE-ORDER Expected end of June.  

The AGAMA  Nitro Buggy is the culmination of years of design, development and dedication with over 50 years of racing experience it is set to push the field of 1/8th nitro racing !  

 The new buggy platform takes all of the great attributes that is synonymous with the Agama brand, high quality materials and forward thinking designs. The SV buggy was a huge step forward from the A215 and the new buggy is a bigger step again for both club level drivers and world class racers ! 

When the new buggy was on the drawing table there were key changes to be achieved and this has all come together in a superb all new platform !  

 The ease of maintenance on the buggy has been hugely improved along with the ease of driving at a fast pace ! 

 The new buggy Features and Designs are listed below: 

– Chassis: 

The new buggy chassis plate features a new shape at the front and rear, the rear has more torsional flex whilst still remaining longitudinally stiff, the front of the chassis has also been more angled to offer better clearance from the tyre at full lock as well as more roll clearance in long sweeping turns. The chassis is also narrower to provide a lower overall weight whilst keeping the overall width and driving characteristics associated with that. The chassis also no longer has the holes in the bottom of it, because the gearboxes are now mounted higher.

– Radio Tray 

A entirely new radio tray makes for better servo position, more room in the boxes for all of the electrical equipment as well as a quicker and easier removal of the radio tray and servos. 

– Split centre diff mount 

A split centre diff mount is now used, the diff is now rotated with the spur to the back and a new brake linkage system is used for more consistent braking throughout a run. 

– Drivetrain 

There is a new drivetrain used throughout the new buggy, new 39T Crown gears mate up to new 12T pinion gears, this makes the buggy easier to drive with more corner speed, a smoother more efficient transmission and a class leading durability. A new 48T spur gear and 13T clutch bell are used to maintain the correct final drive ratio. 

– Lightweight one piece rear wing mount 

A new lightweight one piece wing mount has been utilised it offers more durability and a lower centre of gravity whilst also allowing for more tuning options with a range of height adjustment where it mounts to the rear shock tower. 

– Shock towers 

With the new front and rear geometry, new shock towers have been used that give the optimum shock length for all conditions and the new rear tower has the various wing mount height holes. 

– Wishbones hangers 

New A/B/C/D blocks are used on the new buggy they offer updated roll centre and anti squat positions more optimised for the new geometry that is presented throughout the new buggy.

 – Steering Posts 

New longer steel steering posts are used, this is for compatibility with the new raised front gearbox and steering assembly.

– Steering Top Plate 

A new composite steering top plate as been produced in line with the new steering post positions on the chassis plate as well as the new raised front gearbox. 

– Chassis Braces 

New chassis braces are used with a single chassis mounting point on both the front and rear, a secondary rear brace is also included in the box for a further reduction in chassis flex. 

-Fuel Tank 

A new fuel tank has been made with a lower and wider shape for lowered centre of gravity and it also now has a higher capacity that is in line with the legal specification. 

-Bodyshell 

New nitro body shell, for better durability, performance and to fit to the new chassis shape. 

-Chassis side Guards 

The chassis side guards have a new shape and height for better protection from the ingress of damp and dust and they will now fit the new chassis shape. They also now use a wraparound design for even better protection in all racing conditions. 

-Caster Block 

A new 17.5 degree composite caster block is included in the box

-Steering Plates 

New steering plates are used to change the Ackerman of the buggy, making it easier to driver and more rotation on low speed and smoother at high speed.

New Parts List A319:

57220 Front shock tower (Updated from Performance Pack)

57221 Rear shock tower (Updated from Performance Pack)

37001 Chassis 

497175 17.5 Degree composite caster block 

38225 Steering Posts Steel Material (Updated from Performance Pack)

2009 Front steering top plate  

39063S Steering Rack Plate Short

31011D Steering Hub Plate (double SV/DW01)

2009 Front/Rear Chassis Braces 

47201/2/3/4 – A/B/C/D blocks (Performance Pack)

8939/8839 Crown gears (optional gearing)

8912 Pinion gears (optional gearing)

8848 Spur (optional gearing)

8013 Clutch bell (optional gearing)

28219 Front Drive Cup (Back to 28219 F+R)

28243-L3 Dogbone Drive Cups

38317-78 Front Dogbone Driveshaft 

38317-109 Rear Dogbone Driveshaft 

2001 Fuel tank 

34908 Full radio tray 

2014/37207/38233 Centre diff mount/top plate and all respective items

30012 Body-shell 

31017 Side guards 

31006 Rear wing mount (Performance Pack)

Steering Links 

1004-SR/1004-SF Gearbox Spacers – Front and Rear (Performance Pack)

31019 Steering Plastics (Bellcrank)

SKD Droop Screws

Items that are carrying forward from A215SV 

Suspension Bushing Inserts (21116-B)

Diff Outdrives (now 28219 only) 

Diff Cups (28228)

Hinge Pins Inner/Outer (38227/8238)

Front hinge pin (32239F) 

Wishbones Front/Rear (21003/31002-S)

Camber Links 

Turnbuckles  

Gearboxes Front/Rear (1004/21005)

Driveshafts Front/Rear (34902/24902)

Rear hubs (21010)

Caster block will be compatible (39716)

Steering hub (31011)

Shocks (24911)

Engine mounting/clutch assembly 

Wing (1901)

Brake Disks (8009)

Internal Diff Gears (4118)

Roll Bars (28023/8325)

というわけで、結構変わりますよ。面白そうなポイントをまとめてみました!

A319の注目変更点はこちら!

シャーシ

シャーシはA215に比べてナロータイプに変更されています。目的はズバリ軽量化。軽さは実車でも武器になります。一方で走行特性はキープとのこと。どんな走りなのか、楽しみですね。

そしてもう一つ、ギアボックスの下に穴がない? との記述があります。ギアボックスの搭載位置が高くなっているためとのこと。きっと、メンテナンス性を向上させるためのアイデアかと思いますが、どんな感じになっているのかな?

ドライブトレイン

今回は、AGAMAから打診があり、ドライブトレインの仕様を変更する予定です。A215ではオプションであった、13Tコンバージョンとほぼ同じになります。

燃料タンク

低重心タイプに変更。効果はどうかはわかりませんが、面白い試みですね。

キャスターブロック

標準で17.5度を採用しています。これまでA215は16度が標準でオプションで19度と13度を用意していましたが、今回の選択がどんな影響を与えるのか注目です。

ボディ

ボディはニューデザインに!

ボディも低重心化されているような…

A215SVのパーツもまだまだ使えます

アーム類、ドライブシャフト関連、ギアボックス、ターンバックル関連、リアハブなどなど。またA215のキャスターブロックも流用できるようです。

Ryan Lutz選手の動画もアップされていますが、とても安定した走りのように見えます。

実車のレースでも、走りやすい車がレースでは好結果を生み出します。

往年の耐久レースのレジェンドとも言える、ポルシェ956&962は本当に走りやすかったと、実際にルマンなどでドライブしたプロドライバーから聞いたことがあります。

とはいえ、先日のレースではLutz選手がTQを獲得したように速さも持ったマシンになっているようです。

発売時期が大幅にずれ込んだのも、熟成を重ねた結果だと聞いています。

安定して速い。そんなマシンに仕上がっている! と期待しています。

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