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Old 11-09-2015, 11:09 AM   #16621
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just go up and over the chassis brace with the servo wire. use the "notch" and recess in the chassis to run your transponder wire under the servo and mount the transponder close to the steering rack.

look here and see where the white transponder is mounted: http://www.petitrc.com/setup/associa...ace2015012125/
In those pics the brace is cut out behind the servo, correct?

Does that change handling at all?
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I just built what I think will be a great car for Debs. Heavy chassis , flat arms , 4 gear , shorty with 60g behind it , and some alum bits. If the CE car was out when I bought my stuff I would own it . The TLR car is nice , but no deal compared to what AE offers in that one box IMO. Come check it out wed night ...
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For the record, I didn't watch the video. That said, he's a 16 year old kid racing R/C cars. He's not some NASCAR driver groomed to do interviews, cut him some slack sheesh. Cav has been racing a long time and doesn't exactly give NASCAR quality interviews either.

Slack was cut before he won the worlds.... Just saying, it looked like the video was put together in in a hurry and they didn't really give Spencer and Cav time to "prepare" for what they were going to say.

Im all about being quick and efficient, but there are places where taking your time benefits more... Just like on the track
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Just watched that video...... Holly Crap.
Glad those guys race for a living. Just as bad if not worse than listening to Ronefalk ( don't care if its spelled wrong) talk about VRC!

But... I got the answers that I needed, so well done on the information part. Hopefully, AE will splurge for speech coaches for their drivers!
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:05 PM   #16625
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In those pics the brace is cut out behind the servo, correct?

Does that change handling at all?
From the looks of Cav's car at the Horizon Race I don't think he ran a battery strap either. Looks like a lot of people are not.
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I was thinking the same thing.

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From the looks of Cav's car at the Horizon Race I don't think he ran a battery strap either. Looks like a lot of people are not.
I'm on my 3rd B5m, none have ever had a battery strap in them.

Gotta have a REALLY big lipo bag for those picky tracks....
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This maybe a total noob question. On the camber link inserts (plastic rear hubs) which is A and which is C? Would A be the one closest to the wheel and C closest to the transmission? The manual does not tell which way to look at it unless I missed it.
I'm fairly new to the b5m.
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This maybe a total noob question. On the camber link inserts (plastic rear hubs) which is A and which is C? Would A be the one closest to the wheel and C closest to the transmission? The manual does not tell which way to look at it unless I missed it.
I'm fairly new to the b5m.
Inside is A then go out from there...B, C being the outside
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Not enough space for the axle, spur, and motor, for the gear ratios required. Without an idler the spur can't be very big or it hits the axle-outdrive etc, and won't reach the needed motor pinion. At least not in any way I can figure out. Belt drive maybe, but I don't think they run as free.
If the top shaft gear was bigger, more teeth, then lift it up a little and bring the motor closer to the rear, maybe. Camber link will likely be in the way if it doesn't fit.
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It was never about response. It was always about handling and centering the motor.
Well if it is possible, then there'd be less weight too. From 4 gear to 3 gear depending on which way the motor is facing or gears turning, the car became more balanced during acceleration and breaking, more predictable/consistent, responsive too. Less gears=less play resulting to quicker response, and less weight.
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If the top shaft gear was bigger, more teeth, then lift it up a little and bring the motor closer to the rear, maybe. Camber link will likely be in the way if it doesn't fit.
Since the top shaft gear is small adding teeth changes the gear ratio a lot. More than the corresponding changes in the larger gears. At least that is what I ran into when I looked into it during a similar conversation a while back.
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Well if it is possible, then there'd be less weight too. From 4 gear to 3 gear depending on which way the motor is facing or gears turning, the car became more balanced during acceleration and breaking, more predictable/consistent, responsive too. Less gears=less play resulting to quicker response, and less weight.
A 2 gear would be similar to a 4 gear for handling-weight transfer. The key difference between 3 & 4 gear is the direction of motor rotation and thus torque reaction and inertia effects. 2 gear would be same as 4 gear.
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What advantage are you guys seeing from not running a battery strap? More flex? Better handling?
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when you dont hit anything.....no battery strap is a great plan....

ive seen some "amateur self proclaimed pro racers" try it and dnf or gain a poorly handling car after whacking the wall or corner pipe and dislodging the battery

just an opinion, battery strap is there for a reason..
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I run one of 5 B5Ms without a strap and don't see a big difference. I've literally tried almost every chassis combo possible between the stock chassis, Lite, SLRC, and Infinity. Cutting the cradle seems to be the way to go. I understand in theory why you'd want to not use a strap but if you cut the cradle into 2 pieces the strap won't make much of a difference. Just my observation. I have no empirical scientific data to support my hypothesis.
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