Originally Posted by sosidge
You should look at the HPI Pro3. Central battery and motor, and long arms too (the arms are mounted inboard of the diff pulleys.
Unfortunately HPI got the materials badly wrong on that car, and even when they got the materials right it just wasn't as fast as the Pro4 they built to replace it (which was basically a refined TC3).
Although the Pro3 was one of the easiest cars to drive for club racers that I have seen.
Grizzbob - The TA05 hangs the motor way out and the cells are offset well towards the rear. With heavy NiMH, the car was very heavy on the RR corner. I've seen one with LiPo and the balance was much better, it seemed that with that layout the car really came alive. Is the V2 better balanced? If our aim is to get the centres of mass closer to the centreline of the car, TA05 is not really the solution.
Well, I can't speak on how it looks on a set of scales(I don't worry about that so much), but I can tell you it DRIVES great. I've run it with 31.5's, 17.5's & 13.5's, & it almost seems to feel better, the more power I bolt into it, & how it works on the track is FAR more important than what it looks like on a setup station, IMO....