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Old 08-27-2008, 09:44 AM   #1
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just getting back into elctric after nine years have a xxx4 g that i am trying to put a lipo in but it does not fit do to the battery strap having the molded desigh for regualr cells what are u alll doing to get lipos to fit in these? here is a pic
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On mine I just flipped the battery strap over and used the flat side. Took care of the problem. It looks like you might have some height issues if you do flip it. So you might have to add some height to the battery or cut down your posts some.
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I was having issues with my Orion Lipos when I would wreck bad, the battery would pop out and be hanging out the side of the car. I dremeled the 4notches on the chassis that sort of stick out where the battery lays. After making it flush with the rest of the chassis. The battery fits great and no more sliding around.
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One local racer found a good solution to a common problem with the XXX-4 and XXX-S style chassis...

The problem is that when you change to use the flat side of the battery bar (either for NiMh stick packs or for LiPo), the battery comes out the side in an wreck, etc...

So - he took an old buggy (or truck) chassis, and cut out the battery "channel" (the sides and bottom) -- then he super glued that to the flat side of the battery bar so that it formed an upside down channel or "cap" for the battery. This protects the LiPo and it also makes it secure so it won't pop out the side...
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Simplest way is to flip the battery brace over and tape the battery to the brace in a couple spots.
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