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Old 05-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #1426
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scales can be affected by droop and/or preload settings.
You're absolutely correct and that's why scales are the "Best Method"
Why would anyone go out on the track with different droop, shock lengths, and/or preloads on your car and expect it to handle or be balanced You also need to use setup wheels to ensure even positioning and weight.
Therefore, the only variance from the scales to the track are wheels, inserts & tires...
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:35 PM   #1427
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lipo = protek 5000 mah
speedo = Tekin RS pro
Rx = Spektrum SR3001 (good thing i'm not using the SR3500)
big fan on motor

With body + clips + tires... = 1350g.

Allowed weight = 1440g.

I need to find place for 90g worth of weight. Going to be messy
Oh, you need to add weight to reach the minimal weight ?
It's not 1350gr everywhere ?
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Oh, you need to add weight to reach the minimal weight ?
It's not 1350gr everywhere ?
1425 in aus as well shove weight down the center line, bumper infront of servo and other side infront of battery and behind motor these places shoul keep your car fairly balanced
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1425 in aus as well shove weight down the center line, bumper infront of servo and other side infront of battery and behind motor these places shoul keep your car fairly balanced
Which lead weights are recommended? Especially if one wants to put some down the center, if they are too high, they may interfere with the belt.

Recommendations are appreciated.

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Which lead weights are recommended? Especially if one wants to put some down the center, if they are too high, they may interfere with the belt.

Recommendations are appreciated.

Thx!
I have the 3racing ones which are covered with carbon fibre sticker, but any lead weight strips you find in rc stores will be fine. You could also buy a strip which xray or yokomo make which is 30grams and is sloped so that it avoids the belt.

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:11 AM   #1432
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Hi,

Don't know if this has been asked before but can you convert a 416 too a 417 ? and does alot of the parts from a 416 fit the 417 ? as I was thinking of getting a used 416 with spares and later on converting it to a 417 and/or using the 416 for spares etc.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:52 AM   #1433
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Nope, it would cost more tO buy the parts than it would to buy a new kit.

Some parts are the same (suspension blocks, arms, diffs would fit in the bulkheads) but all the rest of it is different.
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I have the 3racing ones which are covered with carbon fibre sticker, but any lead weight strips you find in rc stores will be fine. You could also buy a strip which xray or yokomo make which is 30grams and is sloped so that it avoids the belt.

Hope this helps.
Are the holes for the Xray 30g center weight distanced perfectly for the 417 chassis such that the screws can be used to bolt it down? or do we have to use double sided tape?

Thanks!!
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I raced my 417 tonight on a very tight indoor carpet circuit on foams.

I am amazed how fantastic the car handled! I didn't run additive (burns my skin) I made a few changes based on my old settings but the consistency, grip and rotation of the car just helped me steam straight up to the front of the field.

Sorry if it's a bit of a pointless post, just really pleased how well it drove!
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Are the holes for the Xray 30g center weight distanced perfectly for the 417 chassis such that the screws can be used to bolt it down? or do we have to use double sided tape?

Thanks!!
i am not sure what you could do is use one screw and double sided tape the.rest in
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I'm sure 1 screw would hold the weight down well enough without double sided tape. Use loctite if you want to be sure though.
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If I want to use the separate suspension mount of the TA05, I need to use the 1C-1XC for the front, and the 1A-1XA for the rear, right ?
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If I want to use the separate suspension mount of the TA05, I need to use the 1C-1XC for the front, and the 1A-1XA for the rear, right ?

yep
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just building my new 417 and have been told that cutting the motor mount is the way to go.

I see some say Yes and No to this, what are your thoughts???

running med grip asphalt track, 21.5 non-timed

thanks for nay feedback
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