Originally Posted by TrevCoult
Well done for the original thinking again Benedict
Beautifully designed carbon parts again.
I'm just not sure about the front to rear weight distribution with the LiPo so far forwards.
just ran my LMP12 today for the very first time...
got lot of reactions on the weight distribution (lipo right behind the servo & elecs in the rear), hmmm some doubt about handling, ...
The last race in our club champ' and nothing to win or lose anymore, I installed the lipo in my LMP12: (only 12th scale lipo driver, everybody else on
(and also last qualification... needed some time to install everything, so I had to skip the first heat
Front: black (new/ 15%); Rear: Grey 47,15mm (new/fully soaked!))
Front crc spring: .55
Novak GTB 4cell + no TQ booster + no receiver pack
Lipo: SMC 4900mAh (new)
Motor: Novak 10.5 BL
Tubes: crc medium
Shock: crc / spring: red
Own carbon t-bar: 1.6 mm (full)
Weight: 760 gr
Too slow in servo response (no surprise... I know), the rest: just great!
speed was allready good and was able to catch up with our (new) local champ':
My time (lipo) : 9,248 sec (no finish - servo loose at end of run) back of grid
Time polesitter: 9,180 sec (48 laps)
=> other runs = nothing changed (no tire change, no gearing change,...)
except = installed the TQ booster !
except = front tires: 50% soaked instead of 15%
: no finish - servo loose (again!) after leading in the race
= speed was good enough and servo response was as it should be!
... first win :-) lapping the new local champ'
My time (lipo): 9,009 sec (51 laps)
Time 2nd : 9,072 sec (50 laps)
Surprisingly enough the balance of my car was super!
no problem or doubt, in the contrary, the car with lipo in "front"? worked (as I hoped it would be
) even better than the 'normal' cars. Yep, no kidding.. this works!
ps: after 3 runs: rear grey tire : 46,85 mm