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Old 01-20-2008, 05:43 PM   #24721
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You tell em Randy (how about we push those that make me work in the pool at the hotel this weekend)

Skiddins - I think I remember 276 Grams, so yeah....right there somewhere

Patrick - Between the Core and TIR, I have no idea what the weight difference is.

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I seem to recall the Core 5000 weighs 277g (give or take).

Get some Nexus weights to go in the cell slots, then spread the rest around the Lipo pack, not all of it on the outside.

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Old 01-20-2008, 05:46 PM   #24722
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http://nexusracing.net/product_info....roducts_id=890

But get on it, cause they're usually sold out (they move FAST)


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What are the Nexus weights and can I get some by Friday? lol
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:49 PM   #24723
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My friend showed me a little trick for the core 5000 pack, he went to Ace Hardware and found a metal strip about a foot long that is the same width as the battery slots in the chassis , all you have to do is cut to the exact lenght, then glue them to the bottom of the pack and the fit very well. the bar is just under 2mm thick. The metal bar is gold color , im heading to Ace tomorow and see if i can find it Each strip weights almost 10grams each if i recall.
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Patrick - Between the Core and TIR, I have no idea what the weight difference is.
I was just busting balls... for real tho.. are the rw spurs you have the ones that have 6 holes in the middle?
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My friend showed me a little trick for the core 5000 pack, he went to Ace Hardware and found a metal strip about a foot long that is the same width as the battery slots in the chassis , all you have to do is cut to the exact lenght, then glue them to the bottom of the pack and the fit very well. the bar is just under 2mm thick. The metal bar is gold color , im heading to Ace tomorow and see if i can find it Each strip weights almost 10grams each if i recall.
here is what they look like
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That looks like brass. Thats a great idea Marco. It gets weight on the car and does it really low.
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FYI....

Schumacher Corner is ranked 2ns in Electric On Road for most replies. The 1/12th is first.

Schuamcher Corner is ranked 3rd in views with just over 750,000 views. The 415 thread is second and the 1/12th thread is first with 1.125 million views.

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My friend showed me a little trick for the core 5000 pack, he went to Ace Hardware and found a metal strip about a foot long that is the same width as the battery slots in the chassis , all you have to do is cut to the exact lenght, then glue them to the bottom of the pack and the fit very well. the bar is just under 2mm thick. The metal bar is gold color , im heading to Ace tomorow and see if i can find it Each strip weights almost 10grams each if i recall.
I like the idea, but unfortunatly that will not work for any ROAR sanctioned event. The weight must be secured to the chassis and not the battery in any way. I have been working overtime on this one and still have not figured out a nice way to make weight. Trying to keep the weight as low and as central to the battery position is difficult.

If I were to use Tungsten alloy I have calculated that the max sixe I can fit under the Orion 3200 LIPO is 181 grams (without using the battery slot openings)...I am still almost 50 grams lite. This sucks...looks like I will need to buy 4600's for the Nats!

Weight in LIPO has got to be a consideration at least for on-road touring cars. Off-road it is easy to make weight and keep car in balance.

Still pondering my options at this point!
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I like the idea, but unfortunatly that will not work for any ROAR sanctioned event. The weight must be secured to the chassis and not the battery in any way. I have been working overtime on this one and still have not figured out a nice way to make weight. Trying to keep the weight as low and as central to the battery position is difficult.

If I were to use Tungsten alloy I have calculated that the max sixe I can fit under the Orion 3200 LIPO is 181 grams (without using the battery slot openings)...I am still almost 50 grams lite. This sucks...looks like I will need to buy 4600's for the Nats!

Weight in LIPO has got to be a consideration at least for on-road touring cars. Off-road it is easy to make weight and keep car in balance.

Still pondering my options at this point!
Are there any pics of the car? How much room do you have around the 3200? Does an Orion 4800 fit the car?
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Thank you for the fast info on LW items,but can someone really tell me what difference this will make to my car

I am a club racer hoping to run a couple UK Nationals but I generally run 10.5 Brushless with 6 Cell indoor rubber on carpet currently my car is way off the weight limit according to BRCA rules

Weight differences;

LW Bulkheads 28 Grams
U3255

Droop screws 1.3 Grams
U3261

Ball Studs 6.6 Grams
CR021

Screw Kits 17.7 Grams (breakdown below)
CR010

M3 x 20 Button head Screws 5.6 Grams
M3 x 16 Button head Screws 4.3 Grams
M3 x 10 Button head Screws 2.0 Grams
M3 x 12 Countersunk Screws 2.5
M3 x 10 Countersunk Screws 1.7
M3 x 8 Countersunk Screws 1.6

Shock Posts 2.25 Grams
U3260

Lay shaft - 1.7 Grams
U3262

Ti Inner Pin 55mm x4 5.5 Grams
U3169

Ti Outer Frt Pin 18mm x2 1 Gram
U2719

Ti Outer Rear Pin 25mm x2 - 1.46
U1576

35mm Turnbuckle 3.6 Grams
U1905

39mm Turnbuckle 2.0 Grams
U1572

Once again thanks for everyones input
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I like the idea, but unfortunatly that will not work for any ROAR sanctioned event. The weight must be secured to the chassis and not the battery in any way. I have been working overtime on this one and still have not figured out a nice way to make weight. Trying to keep the weight as low and as central to the battery position is difficult.

If I were to use Tungsten alloy I have calculated that the max sixe I can fit under the Orion 3200 LIPO is 181 grams (without using the battery slot openings)...I am still almost 50 grams lite. This sucks...looks like I will need to buy 4600's for the Nats!

Weight in LIPO has got to be a consideration at least for on-road touring cars. Off-road it is easy to make weight and keep car in balance.

Still pondering my options at this point!

what i am about to say should be thought about before YOU attempt it,

if you camfer the battery slots pretty good, lay the chassis on a piece of glass, clean your lead strips really good, melt it, pour it into the battery slots, then it would be "in" the chassis and not attacted to the battery.

wearing the proper protective gear would be a must when doing this.
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How about I just send you mine

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what i am about to say should be thought about before YOU attempt it,

if you camfer the battery slots pretty good, lay the chassis on a piece of glass, clean your lead strips really good, melt it, pour it into the battery slots, then it would be "in" the chassis and not attacted to the battery.

wearing the proper protective gear would be a must when doing this.
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I like the idea, but unfortunatly that will not work for any ROAR sanctioned event. The weight must be secured to the chassis and not the battery in any way. I have been working overtime on this one and still have not figured out a nice way to make weight. Trying to keep the weight as low and as central to the battery position is difficult.

If I were to use Tungsten alloy I have calculated that the max sixe I can fit under the Orion 3200 LIPO is 181 grams (without using the battery slot openings)...I am still almost 50 grams lite. This sucks...looks like I will need to buy 4600's for the Nats!

Weight in LIPO has got to be a consideration at least for on-road touring cars. Off-road it is easy to make weight and keep car in balance.

Still pondering my options at this point!
well you could glue them to the chassis I think ROAR needs to refrace it , i think its going to be hard to find room in front and rear of the battery to add all that weight, Well here is a better idea for ROAR " LOWER THE MINIMUM WEIGHT"


I think what roar means is that it can be attach like with velcro, so is not easily taken off, i think shoegoo is almost as good as screwing the weight in.
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That looks like brass. Thats a great idea Marco. It gets weight on the car and does it really low.
it is but it was Mr.Meeks that told me about it
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what i am about to say should be thought about before YOU attempt it,

if you camfer the battery slots pretty good, lay the chassis on a piece of glass, clean your lead strips really good, melt it, pour it into the battery slots, then it would be "in" the chassis and not attacted to the battery.

wearing the proper protective gear would be a must when doing this.
What are you using to melt the lead?
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