synapse - that diff is tempting. how many runs did you say you put on it? i don't want the hubs though. i have a backup pair as it is.
all - what was the type t's creator thinking with the battery on one side...w/o offsetting the motor to account??? i see that's what happened on the si. hummm... wonder why? could it be that i have to mount my transponder outside the servo...AND add 35 grams of weight on the servo to balace the car? yup. i'm baffled. really this had concerned me from it's inception, but i just figured well, it'll work out... the battery is way in, and the servo is way out. fat chance!
i've even shimmed the motor out .250" (as far as i can with a normal pinion). i've got a pic for you fellas to see. i'm very disheartened about running this weekend. yeah, i'll get it to work and be close to balanced, but with everything hanging off left, it ruins the aesthetics, and the idea of a kxone style, mimimal inertial moment car. dam!
now i've got to cut a new chassis where the batteries overlap the centerline of the chassis. this requires putting a tensioner just in front of the batteries to lift the belt over the cells, drop the drag link, and reverse the servo to put the bellcrank tab on the outside like a schumacher. wonderfull planning team atlas!
i just hope i'm speaking in haste, and i've forgot something of significant weight. maybe i could use my high school shot put just behind the servo!
i think atlas actually released a chassis for that, complete with a 2" hole for it to sit in.
and if i remember correctly it was only $179.00. just $10.00 more than the delrin outdrives!
anyway guys, prove me wrong! i want to like this car. the suspension is so nice, with wheelbase adjustment, and long arms, beefy arms, alum hubs...you get the picture. now look at mine.
the car is balanced on two pinpoints with the bubble in the center on my level sitting on the upper deck. this isn't even with gp's either! note my .250 shims on the motor. each nickel weighs 5g and i approximated the cyclone with 40g and the xxl with 15 according to specs. wires, will be fairly symetrical (or even more on the battery side). i dunno. please comment.