Originally Posted by trailranger
Benidict, Great work!
The arrow looks to be a killer car. Reminds me of my Darkside MX2 but with GREAT improvements over the Inline Battery design: Larger area for ESC, Refined Upper Battery holddown, Lower Super Structure.
You mentioned the car had a push, is that because there is little weight transfer when slowing down for corners? I remember my MX2 was a killer car for sweepers and highspeed corners just I had to really slow down for infield.
Originally Posted by InspGadgt
The upper battery mount looks nicer then the Darkside but I prefer the posts in front of the battery like the Darkside. A fairly hard accident is going to eject the battery right through the servo.
Overall a nice looking car though. I really like the way you did the side spring mounts.
That was my point with the Arrow : improve battery holddown.
The push I was talking about, concerned the M12. The Arrow didn't hit the track yet, normally this WE. I focus on the M12, somebode else of my local race club (who saw the initial Arrow CAD drawing and wanted it
) on the Arrow.
Good point! Got same thoughts here ;-)
The idea of the Arrow came after seeing the Darkside and Hatzenbach pic
. A few months ago, I saw the Hatzenbach in action on the 12thscale Masters in Holland. Immediately I thought : not enough space for electronics and with a battery bar/tray ON the battery.... hmm, but what a great car (look at that rear suspension bar!).
That's why I tried to solve those two "issues" (..issues, imo!) by
* creating a battery tray that encloses
the 2 middle cells
* chassis cell cut-outs that exactly fits
* adding spaces in front/back to attach the battery with tape
=> the battery is locked down in the chassis! no play (side/side+front/back) whatsoever.
Before cutting down the (standard) long standoffs (holding the tray) with 2mm, we've attached the battery with tape and tray... no way, you could ever ! lose the battery during (crash)impact.
(lots of space to use wide enough tape)
(Have to admit, it was a guess -> the post in front or tape slot? + it's a bit more work -> tape and 2 screws
- but that's one solved issue for me
The ESC space is solved for brushed electronics but for BL, a big no no I'm afraid
(the guy who 'ordered' the Arrow will be using a LRP Sphere BL, so I'll try to post some pics after he run it).