Up close with Ronald Völker ETS10 Round 2 winning car. Below are some of the great tuning options available for your BD8 that were used.
RTC (Rear Toe Control) System
Used on his BD8 to win the 2016 World's in Beijing, Ronald has continued to test the RTC system extensively over the winter, and found a solid setup for carpet as witnessed this past weekend. Set up correctly, you can expect increased corner speed and on-throttle steering. It is important to note that the RTC system is a more active rear suspension than the traditional fixed setup, and as with any suspension, it will require a different setup in order for it to work on different surface conditions, track layouts, and driving styles. Start with the base setup included with the RTC kit, but try different settings to fine tune it to your liking.
- RTC (Rear Toe Control) System (B8-RTC )
- RTC Graphite rear arm, 54mm-39.5mm (B8-RTC-01)
- RTC Aluminum universal bone (B8-RTC-07)
PCS (Pitch Control System)
Introduced at the recent TITC in Bangkok, the new PCS system includes a stiffer upper deck and a tie-rod that couples the new PCS motor mount to the existing BD8 servo mount. This system reduces fore/aft flex in the chassis, keeps front belt tension more consistent both on and off throttle, and provides a smoother drive feel especially in higher grip conditions.
- BD8 Pitch Control System (B8-PCS)
RP ULTRA Springs
Also used at the 2016 World's in Beijing, expected for release shortly are the all-new line of RP Ultra Springs. Available in both progressive and linear rates, these high quality springs are precision wound and ground for very good rate accuracy.
- RP Ultra Spring 2.8-30 (Part number TBA)
- RP Ultra Spring 2.8 (Part number TBA)
Chassis – Yokomo BD8
Motor – LRP X20 4.5T
ESC – LRP Flow X
Batteries – LRP LCG 5500mAh
Tires – Volante (handout)
Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Highest
Bodyshell – Protoform LTC-R
Remarks – Current World Champion Ronald Volker has found back his pace on carpet with a number of changes to his Yokomo BD8. Prepared by Yukijiro Umino, the German’s car sports a new one piece motor mount, which is connected to the servo mount by a tie rod. The other changes are a new spring which gives more mechanical grip and using the LCG battery from LRP, which all together make a big change in the car’s handling. On the rear of the car, Volker is using the RTC system but set in neutral which gives more grip in the rear thanks to different weight distribution.