12-30-2007, 08:50 AM
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Tampa, FL
Originally Posted by JayBee
Hey guys, do you fret over balancing your cars? I do
I use the four scale method and balancing the car yesterday, here's the numbers-
LF- 350g/ LR- 333g = 683grams
RF- 341g/ RR- 345g = 686grams
LF- 350g/ RR- 345g = 695grams
RF- 341g/ LR- 333g =674grams
Front to Rear %'s
LF (350g) + RF (341g) = 691grams - 50.5%
LR (333g) + RR (345g) = 678grams - 49.5%
Overall, I'm happy how it turned out but I'm not satisfied with the Cross weights. I got some more work to do.
The BL motor are lighter than BR motors. This is why your left rear is light. Add some weight right behind the motor.
You need to play with your electronics placement if you can and if you are under weight add weight to the rear. The Mi3 should have a .5% to .8% weight bias to the rear. This is the ideal F/R bias in a 4wd sedan.
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series