Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Schumacher Cougar SV2 build . . . Part 2

Suitably sober I decided to delve back into the SV2 box to complete my mission.
I found more familiar parts in the diff bags, including the decent quality Schumacher thrust and diff bearings.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Schumacher Cougar SV2 build . . . Part 1

Right then.
Time to break out the wrenches and put together my new ride.
The latest, much anticipated, offering from Schumacher, a Cougar SV2. 

Regular UK racers will have seen alloy chassis prototypes at varoius events late in 2011 and early 2012 so the switch to an alloy chassis plate a la Losi 22 and Centro was not unexpected.
The thinking behind this, I am told, is that the alloy chassis offers more flex and feedback to the driver thereby delivering faster more consistent laptimes.

 Time to pour a glass of cheeky red and dive into the Schumacher box that hs been sitting on my bench for a few weeks now.

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Anyone who has built a Schuie in the past will be familiar with the sight that greeted me upon opening the box. A very well packed and organised selection of labeled bags, all of which correspond to a particular build stage in the functional, if unexciting, manual.
I can recommend a Schumacher to anyone considering building their first kit, it's difficult to go wrong so well organised are the various little packets.