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Old 08-02-2004, 08:07 AM   #11731
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How many of you use the battery insulation tape on your xxx-s? In your opinion, is it very important? My LHS doesn't have any and I can't find it listed on Horizon or Losi's website. Stormer is out of it as well. I know I could just use electrical tape, but I'm wondering if it even matters enough to bother.
The tape is a must for the graphite chassis using side-by-side battery packs. Graphite conducts electricity. It is not necessary for the RTR plastic chassis or when using stick battery packs. The tape strip stays in place far better than electrical tape; but, heavy duty clear packing tape works too. Losi calls it Battery Insulation-Precut which is Part #A-9607.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:07 AM   #11732
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Hey XXX-S Bill,

I'll assume you did that battery brace mod with a dremel? Any specific bit you used? For that matter, what bits do people use for doing their chassis lightening?

Thanks

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:19 AM   #11733
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I used the #952 and 953 bits to do the work I posted yesterday. I also used a basic sanding disc to smooth out the flat surfaces.
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:33 PM   #11734
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Hey XXX-S Bill,

I'll assume you did that battery brace mod with a dremel? Any specific bit you used? For that matter, what bits do people use for doing their chassis lightening?

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I wasn't very high tech about the battery brace lightening:
1) dremeled off the tab that secures a stick pack;
2) clamped the battery brace at both ends (logo down) to a block of wood;
3) using a 3/16" bit, drilled about 40 side-by-side holes in the area I wanted to remove;
4) used plastic tree snips between the holes until I could remove most of the targeted material
5) dremeled remaining material away.
6) finished things off with a fine half round/flat file.

First one took maybe 45 minutes. Got it down to about 20 min each because I have done another six or so for locals.

Did one plastic brace; but, it seemed pretty weak in comparison to the graphite units. Therefore, I don't recommend doing a plastic one.

Graphite dust is somewhat of a health hazard. Will irritate eyes; so, be careful not to rub eyes until you are completely cleaned up.

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:07 PM   #11735
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Thanx Randy.. no problem about the box-o-parts.... j/w and i think i might get it then in time for some of the big races coming up in oct. when racing starts getting serious for indoors carpet. thanx for the info.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:14 PM   #11736
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Would anyone be interested in lightened chassis?
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:22 PM   #11737
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Would anyone be interested in lightened chassis?
Depends on how pretty it is

PM me with details.

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Depends on how pretty it is

PM me with details.

Thanks James.
I'm thinking of CNC'ing the insides.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:23 PM   #11739
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Would anyone be interested in lightened chassis?
Get your jig done already?

I'll take a few...
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Get your jig done already?

I'll take a few...
Almost done, a few more days.
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Almost done, a few more days.
James,

CNC on the inside. A sleeper mod. Count me in. Pleeeeeeeeze.
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Almost done, a few more days.
Thats really cool, glad he's able to do it for ya man.
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Old 08-03-2004, 01:18 AM   #11743
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Thats really cool, glad he's able to do it for ya man.
TECH LORD HELP

Randy, help me out dude- with my XXX-s I'm running a 90t spur with a 26t pinion on a medium technical/ high-bite track. The monster I have gets reeally hot so I'm thinking that the 6.33FDR is not optimal for this track. What's a good starting point? I have a EPIC BI-2 STOCK too that I want to try out, so what's a good starting point for that high-temp. motor?
6mths. just starting out in this hobby has a steep learning curve that's HELL to keep up on

THANKS

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James, count me in, just lmk how much!
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TECH LORD HELP

Randy, help me out dude- with my XXX-s I'm running a 90t spur with a 26t pinion on a medium technical/ high-bite track. The monster I have gets reeally hot so I'm thinking that the 6.33FDR is not optimal for this track. What's a good starting point? I have a EPIC BI-2 STOCK too that I want to try out, so what's a good starting point for that high-temp. motor?
6mths. just starting out in this hobby has a steep learning curve that's HELL to keep up on

THANKS

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I'm obviously not Randy, but I run a monster stock on a regular basis and a 26t pinion is definitely on the big side. I'd drop down to a 24t, possibly even a 23t depending on the track.
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