FP-01 Chassis Introduction
After a long time in Autodesk Fusion 360, the time has come to introduce the chassis for FP-01. Now, when the chassis is designed, the next task is to design the entire aerodynamic package for this car. So if you like this project, please follow the FB @RCViperACR page for the latest information.
FP-01 features fully independent suspension systems. The rear end uses laydown oil filled coil spring dampeners similar to that found in today’s real F1 cars. The entire rear suspension system is fully adjustable, namely toe in/out, camber, caster, track width etc.
The front double-wishbone suspension has maintained the used of the simple kingpin and coil spring system. The 3D printed suspension arms will provide a strong and realistic front suspension system while still providing the adjustability of camber and caster by simply loosening a few screws.
FP-01 features a fully adjustable bell crank steering system which allows you to adjust ackermann angle in small increments through the use of collar spacers, the same way you’d find on most touring cars.
FP-01 features a mid-rear mounted motor virtually identical to its real life counterpart giving it the best weight distribution possible. Since a direct drive system would not be suitable for a rear independent suspension system, the FP-01 uses a similar 3 gear gearbox design found in the RC Viper ACR allowing it to position the motor in the very center of the chassis. This also provided the added ability for the FP-01 to be equipped with a full size gear diff or a traditional ball diff unit and the use rebuildable universal driveshafts with protective blades.
Longitudinally mounted battery for optimal weight distribution, battery compartment features easy access system, changing batteries only requires the loosening of one screw and can accept 165mm long LiPo packs.
So this is it - inspirated by the well-developed RC Viper ACR chassis, formula models, real Formula 1 chassis, combined with own R&D, that is chassis for FP-01. Next huge part is to develop an aerodynamic package and the whole body for this monopost, but I’m looking forward to it, and I can not wait until the parts for chassis arrives. And what about you, how do you like this project?