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Old 05-20-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default What is the cheapest way to balance my Electric RC8?

I'm in the process of building an electric RC8. I have my Monster Max ESC, will be buying a 4s lipo pack soon, and I'm waiting for CC to release it's new 550 motor. I will be getting a Monster RC conversion kit, and I'm wondering what is the best way to make sure my buggy is balanced when I mount the battery tray. Is the only way using 4 digital scales? Is there a cheaper way?

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Old 05-20-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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It's not a pan car so don't worry about being too perfect...
Tie a string down the middle of the wing mount and the middle of the front swaybar holder. Then just pick it up and see which way it leans. Should be good enough for offroad.
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The RC8 has a chassis layout that is similar to most 1/8th scales. To keep the chassis balanced, try to use a battery that is around 500 grams or less. If you go any heavier, the car becomes unbalanced and it does have a big affect on the handling. If you get the long battery tray, I'd get a 5000mah 25C pack.

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