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Old 01-25-2013, 04:51 AM   #3901
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I need to find space for 17x 7g lead bricks to get up to spec weight ... this is getting out of hand

Stick it to the underside of your shell...
Use electrical or duck tape to secure...

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:00 AM   #3902
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Sick it to the underside of your shell...
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I wouldn't suggest adding the weight to the body. You want to keep it as low as possible. I use the weights thst look like carbon squares. They are 10g each and fit nicely in places since they are pretty thin. If needed I just put a couple on top of each other. With the 10g weights you can reduce the amount you need by 5 pieces.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:09 AM   #3903
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Damned few places on my particular chassis to place additional weights =

But my car doesn't need additional weight to make spec

Just to balance front to rear and for bit more front traction

Ergo, weights taped to the under side of my body shell... in the front

I have even taped weights over the front fender wells on occasion -


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Old 01-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #3904
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:53 AM   #3905
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I wouldn't suggest adding the weight to the body. You want to keep it as low as possible. I use the weights thst look like carbon squares. They are 10g each and fit nicely in places since they are pretty thin. If needed I just put a couple on top of each other. With the 10g weights you can reduce the amount you need by 5 pieces.
Yep I want to keep the weight as low and center as possible, I would need less 10g weights but there bigger then the 7g so no real space saving, and im using the smallest 7g made from real lead ... I know there bad for health but there small. I upgraded my TC4 to some light weight drive parts and swapped the camaro for a J-71 so thats where all the extra weigt is needed, before I just had 5x 7g ... now I have 17





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Old 01-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #3906
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Use tungsten instead of lead.

It can be purchased in 15g plates, 1g, 2g, and 5g blocks, various size balls and even putty. Shoe-goo in place (you can put the cubes in shrink wrap, then shoe-goo in place).

Here are two shops that carry tungsten:

http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pine...t.htm#tungsten
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Use tungsten instead of lead.

It can be purchased in 15g plates, 1g, 2g, and 5g blocks, various size balls and even putty. Shoe-goo in place (you can put the cubes in shrink wrap, then shoe-goo in place).

Here are two shops that carry tungsten:

http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pine...t.htm#tungsten
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http://www.derbydominator.com/Weights.htm



That is awesome, going to check my LHS today, THANKS !!




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Great video of the VTA A Main at Indy RC last Friday night. Houston and Brian (RB Cuda + Green 69 Camaro) battled for the entire 7 minute race doing the old cat and mouse thing. I swear they were drafting towards the end! Good finish and applause from all the racers. We all went home smiling after that one!

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Great video of the VTA A Main at Indy RC last Friday night. Houston and Brian (RB Cuda + Green 69 Camaro) battled for the entire 7 minute race doing the old cat and mouse thing. I swear they were drafting towards the end! Good finish and applause from all the racers. We all went home smiling after that one!
Made me smile just watching the YouTube replay. Now just imagine having 6 more cars on that lead pace and you've got a preview of the Scale Nats A-main coming up in April.
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Great video of the VTA A Main at Indy RC last Friday night. Houston and Brian (RB Cuda + Green 69 Camaro) battled for the entire 7 minute race doing the old cat and mouse thing. I swear they were drafting towards the end! Good finish and applause from all the racers. We all went home smiling after that one!
Indy, I asked this before but never got an answer...... How come you guys don't run for 8 minutes in the main?
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If you asked about 8 minute mains before, and I didn't respond, I'm sorry about that. Must have missed it. I don't know the answer to why they ran a 7 minute main. Maybe it was just ignorance from the track Director. I don't mean that in a bad sense, i just mean they run lots of different classes at Indy RC including indoor off-road. He may just not be aware that he should be running an 8 minute main. I'll make sure and ask. When you pay to play, that 60 seconds more matters!
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Use tungsten instead of lead.

It can be purchased in 15g plates, 1g, 2g, and 5g blocks, various size balls and even putty. Shoe-goo in place (you can put the cubes in shrink wrap, then shoe-goo in place).

Here are two shops that carry tungsten:

http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pine...t.htm#tungsten
or
http://www.derbydominator.com/Weights.htm
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That is awesome, going to check my LHS today, THANKS !!

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Pure genius. One of the things I love about RC is how we can pull products from so many different other specialized sources to fit our needs!
There are also a lot of fishing weights made out of Tungsten. Check you local sporting goods store.
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What are the opinions and preferences between the following 3 ESCs? Any advantages of one over another for VTA?

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What are the opinions and preferences between the following 3 ESCs? Any advantages of one over another for VTA?

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