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Old 01-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #1036
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I dont use all of the battery holders, as you can see by the pics i use - in this case - xray servo mounts with some ball studs to hold the battery out away from the belts.
I have cut the rear block so all that is left is the rear peice that screws to the chassis, and then I have made a bracket to hold the battery in place.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #1037
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I dont use all of the battery holders, as you can see by the pics i use - in this case - xray servo mounts with some ball studs to hold the battery out away from the belts.
I have cut the rear block so all that is left is the rear peice that screws to the chassis, and then I have made a bracket to hold the battery in place.
I like your idea of the servo mounts with ball studs. I am sure I have some Tamiya plastic servo mounts from my old M-03 that should work equally well.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #1038
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yes the m03 mounts work well. I am using them in my zero.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:06 PM   #1039
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yes the m03 mounts work well. I am using them in my zero.
I found that I only needed the one post mount up front. The belt comes close to the plastic so I used the Dremel to shave it down a bit and to also rounded off the edges a bit just to avoid any possibility that the belt may fray. My lipo packs use the bullet connectors and when I put these at the rear of the chassis the battery leads act as the rear spacer.
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I dont use all of the battery holders, as you can see by the pics i use - in this case - xray servo mounts with some ball studs to hold the battery out away from the belts.
I have cut the rear block so all that is left is the rear peice that screws to the chassis, and then I have made a bracket to hold the battery in place.
Hey Davenz,

Are you running the sakura XI steering on your Sakura Zero/S? Is it a direct fit?

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:27 PM   #1041
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Hey Jeff, yes I am running the x1 steering, and yes it is a direct fit. But I did find with my 13.5 I reverted back to the origional zero steering as I wasnt getting enough steering. I will need to do a bit more testing there.
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Has anyone used the kit supplied treaded tires and rims either on an indoor carpet track or outdoors on asphalt?
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Has anyone used the kit supplied treaded tires and rims either on an indoor carpet track or outdoors on asphalt?
I used the kit tyres on asphalt at my outdoor club meeting last week. It was -1 and track had ice in some places and I had no wets so I used the kit tyres. It ran really well and gripped reasonably well
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I used the kit tyres on asphalt at my outdoor club meeting last week. It was -1 and track had ice in some places and I had no wets so I used the kit tyres. It ran really well and gripped reasonably well
I might glue my set up and give them a try. Thanks.
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Anyone know of a stockist in Australia of bits for this, I am building up my car and need a SAK-14 and a SAK-34PK and the only Aus store I am aware of, feralbatteries has none until after Chinese new Yr, usually I'd do an order via EMS from Hong Kong but with Chinese new Yr it won't even process for over a week and I'm an impatient persoN!
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I'm going to order the Hotbodies TCX lipo mounting parts for my narrow chassis to help mount them in, seems like a better solution than tape! Anyone tried it?
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I just ordered the Exotek Lipo Strap, looks like a direct fit.
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i use topgunrchobbies.com.au have never had a problem with bits, just had a quick look and it looks like he has the sak-34 in stock, and he is in Aus :-)

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I'm going to order the Hotbodies TCX lipo mounting parts for my narrow chassis to help mount them in, seems like a better solution than tape! Anyone tried it?
Do you have the part no's for this, will have a look as well. Have been taping the narrow chassis, and where i am (Aus) we can charge lipo in car which does save some hassles.
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i use topgunrchobbies.com.au have never had a problem with bits, just had a quick look and it looks like he has the sak-34 in stock, and he is in Aus :-)

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No Sak 14 though.
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