Yokomo has introduced a new Drift Package to their growing line-up of RC drift cars, called the Yokomo DIB. The primary difference from the DRB is the in-line battery positioning. Now the OTA-R31 chassis no longer has its in-line battery advantage.
The new DIB in-line battery position allows for greater chassis maneuverability and unparalleled weight balance. The combination of SSG chassis and new FRP bulkheads have been designed with performance in mind. The new chassis is now more slender than the traditional DRB. The main chassis design shares some features from the recently introduced High Traction design, which will give it better handling characteristics.
The new midship motor position has also been moved forward to accommodate the in-line battery positioning. The steering assembly has been optimized so that it will have allowable Ackerman adjustment, or parallel steering geometry. The new chassis is also compatible with the short-size lightweight LiPo battery that were recently introduced by Yokomo. New counter-steer FCD kits will also be available for this chassis. Everything about this chassis has been carefully designed with RC Drift performance in mind. Now to wait for the release for some feedback from RC drifters everywhere. This chassis is due for release in Mid to Late March of 2012, so keep an eye out.
In-line battery layout Chassis weight balance is down the centre line of the chassis High efficiency 2 belt drive Front midship motor layout Adjustable Ackerman geometry 45 degree steering angle SSG double deck chassis SSG front and rear damper stay Precision aluminium motor mount Low friction universal shafts (front and rear) Standard aluminium oil filled shocks Full ball bearings
MSRP at approximately ¥44940JPY
Source: Team Yokomo Japan