In a surprise move away from a belt-drive transmission, Schumacher has announced details of their new competition 1:10 2WD off-road buggy, the Cougar Laydown.
Schumacher claims that the Cougar Laydown, “is lower, lighter, easier to maintain, and faster!” The new model is versatile and designed to work on a wide range of grip levels, carpet, Astro and dirt.
At the heart of the Laydown is a new three-gear, low centre of gravity sealed gearbox. The compact, low rotating mass transmission features a gear differential whose height can be located in one of three positions to adjust for driveshaft plunge and mixed track conditions.
The moulding allows for easy access to the transmission system, for quick diff access and maintenance, or for swapping the gear diff out to the optional ball version for example. The chassis, which is made from 2.5mm aluminium has sensor lead wiring channels for a clean look.
More features of the buggy are as follows:
New screw piston fixing with titanium nitride shafts, for easy build, precision and durability
Dual position radio equipment mounting plate
Front shock tower cover included to protect your car and the track
Lightweight steel CVD driveshafts
Low drop wing mount
New lightweight lower spring retaining cup
Revised rear wishbone geometry
Inboard Toe Inserts
Adjustable rear roll centre, inboard toe-in and anti-squat
Rear transmission mounted pivot strap for increased chassis clearance
Updated threaded spring collars, for better location and adjustment
Spur gear shield
Cable management system
Racer hopes to get their hands on a Cougar Laydown very soon for a insight…