So, baught a new to me, but still 2 year old video card a couple weeks ago. been training vrc, going to saturday indoor racers and getting addicted to guildwars 2 now that i have something that can play it.
came from a Geforce 7900GT which was madly overclocked and modified.. but was never really compatible with windows 7 ha. HD5850 i got for really cheap is much much better.
i really need a new pc, but rc kinda killed that this year; buying a WGT and NT1, and now replacing my radio and all rxs ha.
but.. getting back to my Lipo/brushless conversion of my E4, a little progress has been made.
I will include carbon fiber lipo blocks that mount under the center bulkhead, and under the front shaft carrier. the carrier still needs to be trimmed to allow room for the full size lipo, though if its simple enough to machine, i might make one of those too if there is enough interest in conversion kits.
the front lipo block can be optionally removed from the forward position and moved backward to allow shorty packs to fit in the rear ward position. an optional shim can take place of the rear lipo block, and will allow the rear lipo block to shift forward to allow the shorty pack to move for and aft.
I also want to work out how to allow shorty packs to work transverse. on racks with slow speed, sharp corners, more roll is beneficial. I would accomplish this by lenthening the body of the side belt pullys allowing the full 96mm of the chassis for the battery. this would require more lipo blocks to be made, so i think it would be optional.
here is where im at now. i can machine most of the parts now. the layshaft side bulkhead will give me some grief but working on it.
not bad for my first cad experience at all!