Originally Posted by corallyman
I was just thinking that with my 6 cell designed chassis and a Novak 21.5 motor with standard gearing, maybe even a gearing limit that this would have been a way that the class could have gone. With lipos being light I still think that the cars would have been lighter than before but obviously not as light as the 1 cell cars. Have you tried anything like what I posted?
Well I've tied several different combos, and I have two old 12L and a 12i car that used the old six cell configuration when we ran Sanyos
But as you can see in order to fit things we had to stand up the rec and sometimes the esc which would not fit under todays lower bodies. Its possible that with some creative wiring/placement you might be able to do it and still be able to balance; but even with a 21.5 it would be like driving a mod
. I personally love the small sub-c A123 cells, at 1100mah thay will make runtime in stock, will fit any style chassis, have the nimh punch with the lipo lite weight, and are safe(in my testing anyway). Plus with a low mah it would bring gearing back into the picture in the superstock and mod classes. Here is a pack in my S120.
I'm also doing some playing around with 380 motors, which could be very interesting but may be too lite for good handling. At my age I'm not a very competitive driver but I love to fuss with different things