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Old 04-13-2014, 07:17 AM   #3481
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You pretty much just need to get the car close and drive accordingly. Mixed traction sucks and from my experience, even more so in MM.
That is what I did and finished 3rd. I just lost so much time trying to keep it going the right direction while the rear motor guys were just beating their cars like mules, lol So it seems I did all I can do. I did try saddle packs compared to my shorty and the car felt a little better. I'm thinking I may try Hartson's electrics layout first to see how the car reacts.
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Thanks. I see another few people have also now confirmed this is good to go. This is the one I had my eye set on, but just wanted confirmation before pursuing.
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That is what I did and finished 3rd. I just lost so much time trying to keep it going the right direction while the rear motor guys were just beating their cars like mules, lol So it seems I did all I can do. I did try saddle packs compared to my shorty and the car felt a little better. I'm thinking I may try Hartson's electrics layout first to see how the car reacts.
Don't be so hard on yourself...

That's 2WD buggy racing in general. Whenever traction is in question, they all get more sketchy to drive, that's just the way the class works. I think a person has to like that round by round challenge. Most every track changes from heat to heat. Here in the Midwest, it can change drastically. A tire that was stunningly good the previous round, can almost be unusable the next. rarely do you have a chance to test in between heats when the program continues through rotation.

I've started paying close attention to the color of the surface. I make a note of it when I do my first run. Usually darker is more moisture and lighter less - sometimes that's all you've got. The rest of the time? Throttle control and wheel it...
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:03 AM   #3484
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really diggen that modified battery tray as I plan to only run shorties and hate all the electronics jammed up front with wires everywhere. How is he doing battery hold down now?
3M or Scotch Outdoor Mounting Tape. It's a red & gray roll. Stuff is fantastic. Super strong, rolls off completely clean by finger. Only like $8 for a huge roll that'll last you years.

I'm going to be changing my electronics configuration today as well, but I need to do be able to swap out between 2 lipos while at the track. So I'll be doing the following like the attached pic.
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i like that version with the battery strap.
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3M or Scotch Outdoor Mounting Tape. It's a red & gray roll. Stuff is fantastic. Super strong, rolls off completely clean by finger. Only like $8 for a huge roll that'll last you years.

I'm going to be changing my electronics configuration today as well, but I need to do be able to swap out between 2 lipos while at the track. So I'll be doing the following like the attached pic.

That's how mine is, been working good for a month now.
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3M or Scotch Outdoor Mounting Tape. It's a red & gray roll. Stuff is fantastic. Super strong, rolls off completely clean by finger. Only like $8 for a huge roll that'll last you years.

I'm going to be changing my electronics configuration today as well, but I need to do be able to swap out between 2 lipos while at the track. So I'll be doing the following like the attached pic.
What is the gray "stuff" sitting in the chassis and where do you get it?
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3M or Scotch Outdoor Mounting Tape. It's a red & gray roll. Stuff is fantastic. Super strong, rolls off completely clean by finger. Only like $8 for a huge roll that'll last you years.

I'm going to be changing my electronics configuration today as well, but I need to do be able to swap out between 2 lipos while at the track. So I'll be doing the following like the attached pic.
This is exactly how our C4.2's electronics are set up and I think it works great. With 12 grams between the battery and motor goo'd to the chassis the cars are planted in most any indoor clay condition (wet, dry, blue groove, mixed traction) and turn hard with the right tires.
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What is the gray "stuff" sitting in the chassis and where do you get it?
The battery foam ? AE gives you 1 large and 2 thin pieces right in the B5m kit. You can also buy extra if you need to from a number of sources. It's just stiff foam
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3M or Scotch Outdoor Mounting Tape. It's a red & gray roll. Stuff is fantastic. Super strong, rolls off completely clean by finger. Only like $8 for a huge roll that'll last you years.

I'm going to be changing my electronics configuration today as well, but I need to do be able to swap out between 2 lipos while at the track. So I'll be doing the following like the attached pic.

When using this 3m tape make sure to clean both surfaces with motor spray. Then use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the tape and surface it will be going on. It will adhere WAY better if its warm. It will hold longer too.

Be careful not to damage anything with the heat gun. Run it on low and use common sense. Have not had any of my electronics fall out since I started taking the extra time and effort to do that.
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When using this 3m tape make sure to clean both surfaces with motor spray. Then use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the tape and surface it will be going on. It will adhere WAY better if its warm. It will hold longer too.

Be careful not to damage anything with the heat gun. Run it on low and use common sense. Have not had any of my electronics fall out since I started taking the extra time and effort to do that.
I've always cleaned the surfaces with rubbing alcohol or motor spray / brake cleaner... but never used a heat gun. I've never had anything even remotely come loose with that stuff. In fact, it's still quite difficult to get back out. I usually have to use an X-acto knife or real small flathead screwdriver (like for eye glasses size) and get under the mounted equipment to get it loosened up to be able to pry out by hand. I might have to try heating it up to see any difference. Tough stuff no matter what
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I have used the heat gun to warm the surfaces and tape. Helps for sure in the colder months
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Need to purchase a square battery. I know that Reedy and SMC makes them, any others?
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http://www.superiorhobbies.com/istar...RIREV2027-5!SH

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Need to purchase a square battery. I know that Reedy and SMC makes them, any others?
Just get the SMC. You're overpaying for anything else, IMO. Lipos have the biggest and craziest of markup pricing in RC. I just got 2 SMC shortys for like $80 shipped and they are great so far
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