The RhinoForce S2 is the RC Short Course Truck Self Righting System, I posted RhinoForce S2: Assembly Part 1 the other day. Today I will take you through the second step in the assembly process, which is taking the completed RhinoForce S2 and mounting it onto your vehicles roll cage. The instructions for this are very well laid out, easy to understand and follow. Make sure your roll cage is securely mounted to the vehicle. This part of the process took me about 20 minutes, with most of the time taken to cut out the roof with the template.
The RhinoForce S2 is the RC Short Course Truck Self Righting System, I posted my Initial Impressions the other day. Last night, I took some time to sit down and do the assembly of the RhinoForce S2. This will be a smooth process, If You Read the Directions Carefully and follow the diagrams. I will break down the steps in the assembly process based on the included instructions, which are also available to download from Torsional Concepts-Instructions. I will add my comments underneath each one in Italic.
The following tools will make full assembly easier:
Phillips Head Screwdriver(2), 1/4″, Nut Driver 7/16″ or Socket, Pliers, Flathead Screwdriver. Continue Reading
Back in February, we featured a post about an exciting new product that has the potential to change the way we use our RC Vehicles. When you put your Short Course Truck on its roof, the RhinoForce S2 eliminates the need to walk and flip it over. With the touch of a button on your transmitter, the RhinoForce S2 will flip it back on to its wheels. The RhinoForce S2, the RC SCT Self Righting system, is the first product to be released from Torsional Concepts and we were very fortunate to get our hands on an early release thanks to our friends at Torsional Concepts. I want to share my thoughts with you as I walk my way through this brand new and interesting product. At this point, I plan to write 3 posts over the next week about the RhinoForce S2, Initial Impressions, Assembly and a Product review. Continue Reading
Check out our friends from Torsional Concepts LLC getting some big time press from the Digital Journal.
“Vincent Dimino, Thomas Pischiera and Rico Pischiera have developed RhinoForce S2, a new RC add-on that will flip overturned model cars and trucks remotely. RhinoForce S2 is a lightweight, spring-loaded device that “self-rights” these cars with the flip of a switch.”
Read the rest of the article at RC Model Car Racers Can Now Avoid the ‘Walk of Shame’
To date, the RhinoForce S2 Kickstarter campaign is off to a slow start, but there is still time for them to reach their goal and this kind of media coverage will certainly help them. This is a neat idea and we really hope they reach their goal.
You can read our original post from Feb 1, 2014 to get up to speed. RC Vehicle Self-Right System: RhinoForce S2
Last month we got a quick look at the RhinoForce S2: the RC Vehicle Self-Righting System. Today we are happy to say that Torsional Concepts LLC have gotten their Kickstarter campaign for the RhinoForce S2 off the ground. This is an opportunity to for anybody get involved and support this project. They are hoping to raise at least $25,000 by Tue, Apr 8 2014. There are all kinds of pledge options available, you could pledge $1 and receive acknowledgement on their friend page as an early supporter. You can pledge $750 or more and this will allow you to become a beta tester and receive a final version of the completed RhinoForce S2, amongst other things. There are many other pledge options between$1 – $750, if you are interested in supporting this innovative product, check out the RhinoForce S2 Kickstarter Campaign to see how you may be able to help.
Torsional Concepts, the Creators of the RhinoForce S2, the RC vehicle self righting system are working hard behind the scenes as they prepare for the launch of their March 2014 Kickstarter campaign. But, they have taken some time out to released a new video of the RhinoForce S2. This video will give you a better understanding of how this impressive product works.
When using our RC’s, we have all suffered a Roll Over that has left our wheels off of the ground and then we need to take the “Walk of Shame” to put it back upright, so that we can get back to driving. Depending on how far you are away from your vehicle, the “Walk of Shame” can also be a bit of a pain and possibly risky. Well, those days can be a thing of the past, Torsional Concepts have come up with the RhinoForce S2, the “First Hobby RC Vehicle Self-Right System.”
The RhinoForce S2 is made from 5000 series sheet metal and steel springs. It weights 12 ounces and mounts directly to a roll cage (sold separately). To date, the RhinoForce S2 has been successfully tested on Traxxas Slash 4×4, Team Associated SC10 and Trinigy Trooper 4×4.
We love this idea. This sort of ingenuity can be a real game changer for the hobby. People with disabilities or limited mobility, could easily get behind an idea like this and when you factor in Bashers, Crawlers, New comers to the hobby, as well as the safety aspect, the RhinoForce S2 may not be for everybody, but it should be able to find its place within the RC community.
Check out the videos below to see the RhinoForce S2 in action.
We reached out to Torsional Concepts and asked them for some more details on themselves and the RhinoForce S2. Co -Owner and Engineer for Torsional Concepts Thomas Pischiera took some time from his day and answered some questions for us. Continue Reading