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Old 09-19-2008, 11:14 AM   #5446
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what's wrong with the current pod? You just need to remove the left side pod to get the motor in, but for a brushless you don't have to change the motor for what, 3 seasons..?
It's not a question of access. It's a question of balance. I'd rather know the pod is balanced and have to build the pod around the motor, than to have easy access to a motor I'm not removing anyway in an unbalanced pod.

Unless, that is, pod balance isn't really a significant factor. That's the question.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:17 PM   #5447
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Yes, i meant a weight balanced pod. not for motor access...
i am only using brushless so i hate to by a kit now if a brushless specific kit is around the corner

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Old 09-19-2008, 03:51 PM   #5448
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Many have said it doesn't matter if the motor isn't balanced in the pod due to the straight axle. I was thinking that way too until someone brought up the left side drive for oval racing from back in the day to bias the pod weight on the left deliberately. Now I'm not so sure.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:08 PM   #5449
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Hey Jason, how are things going? Did you get the pic's that I sent?
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I would like to make a centered pod for brushless to ease the minds of some. There is absolutely no benefit other than cosmetic and added space for motor installation. The offset is only 3mm bias to the left. In order to have any variance in the rotation from left to right, you would need to offset the pod mounting positions and also offset the motor more than 3mm. I will probably do a revamp on the car before the end of the year but it will not be anything that cannot be updated for a very reasonable price. I have never been keen on using the general public as lab rats with 4 or 5 different pods per year or constantly changing the car. We do alot of testing before releasing the products and they are no gimic products when we release them. Being that brushless has pretty much become the dominant choice of motor, i will center the motor for the purpose of easy brushless motor installation. The reason why we have left the pod to be ideal for brushed motor placement is for the gyro effect created by a brushed motor under acceleration. The large diameter,heavy armature can cause a car to torque steer under acceleration if the gyro effect of the arm is not centered. Brushless motors have a small,light rotor that produces minimal gyro effect. This is why it is not needed to center a brushless motor. I can do it and give you a big song and dance about how it is needed but then i would be blowing smoke to pump money out of you wallets. I dont work that way.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:49 PM   #5451
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Got it buddy,thanks
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I have never been keen on using the general public as lab rats with 4 or 5 different pods per year or constantly changing the car. We do alot of testing before releasing the products and they are no gimic products when we release them.
I'll volunteer to be a lab rat We've got a nice not so high bite track to test on...probably good testing for those people who don't get to run on nice purpose built asphault tracks or indoor carpet.
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We do send out product for testing but just not at the expense of the public.
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Jason

thanks for your thorough response! i guess this means i should go ahead and by the DB12R knowing i can add the upgraded pod later on to the existing kit.

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Arent you supposed to be working today? LOL

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hey guys the new orion vortex motors drop right in and are some of the fastest motors out there.
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hey jason, any word on the droop adjuster or is that on the back burner for now.
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hey jason, any word on the droop adjuster or is that on the back burner for now.
They did get put on the backburner. I will be back on it soon if all goes well.
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