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Old 10-10-2012, 08:04 AM   #226
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You guys are trying too hard with high end equipment to achieve balance. I will take some pic's in the morning showing something really simple. You will absolutely drive yourself crazy with scales.
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can the team give some insight on balancing both xti and xi
Put it on balance buttons, move electronics around until you get it as close as you can.

Put it on a tweak board, and tweak it flat.

Run it.

Put the scales away. You will drive yourself crazy with those things.

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Old 10-10-2012, 08:12 AM   #228
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13.5 CRC XTI transverse
.55 front spring
.404 king pin length
5 degree caster
.5 degree camber
Crc red center spring
30wt oil in center shock
4mm pod.droop
3.5mm ride height. Front , center and rear.
Magenta front tire
Magenta rear tire
White side springs 1.5 turns down... Fairly compressed
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Crc xti inline .55 front spring
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Magenta front tire
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #229
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+1 on ditching the scales. I used scales for about 3 months, then pitched them so the temptation would never get me again.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:04 AM   #230
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i love scales but thats me i use them to set a car up for the first time and i move electronics out to find the best cross weight so tweaking the car will be a ton easier and the car will drive way smoother .

i can send you pictures of my car if you want but i did stick a 1/4 ounce of weight on battery as far back on right side as i could
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #231
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.... what Dumper says. Left to right balance should be the most important thing. Use front to aft balance for handling. I use a simple triangular ruler, line it up on the pin holes on the chassis, if the antenna is sticks straight up as you lightly hold the tire...you're good! It will be apparent if one side is heavy or not. Shift you electronics side to side to get it right. If you are curious about fore/aft weight bias, just mark the chassis where it balances, measure to the rear axle, divide by 204mm (wheel base of the car). You might come up with something like .45, that is 45% from the rear axle. That will be a 55/45 weight bias. Nobody uses this, so no point in referencing it. It's only handy when you build a new car and you simply want to know.

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #232
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i like Slapmaster6000 idea it is simple. now i have to go get a triangle ruler.i will ditch the scales.
was getting ready to ask my lhs to order the zeppen scales
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #233
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where do measure from, the placement of the ride height gages if someone can take pictures
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #234
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the rear pod should be level so for rear anywhere on the pod and for the front I do it just behind the front tires
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Ok so i goofed i ordered rear ride height spacers and this car doesnt use those .....its my first venture into 12 scale.....anyways if anybody needs these for an older model let me know.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:11 AM   #236
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Who here has dealt with the tq booster website and how long does it take to get your shipping quote after you make the purchase?,,,im coming up on 24 hours and still no email from the company?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:54 AM   #237
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Who here has dealt with the tq booster website and how long does it take to get your shipping quote after you make the purchase?,,,im coming up on 24 hours and still no email from the company?
I havent used them but heard they are a little slow. Here is the one Ive used in the past with great results. MUCH MUCH Cheaper too!

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7884

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:12 AM   #238
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I got the TQ booster last year and I will say of all 4 boosters I have tried I like it the best. Super small. Voltage stays stable throughout the entire pack.

I have done some load testing and with pulling 30A steady no drop in performance from the booster.

Very little wasted power.

I had the hobbyking one which worked great but the voltage ranged from 5.6V full charge of the pack to 4.7V at the end of a 8 min run using 3300mah from a 4600 Pack
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I had the hobbyking one which worked great but the voltage ranged from 5.6V full charge of the pack to 4.7V at the end of a 8 min run using 3300mah from a 4600 Pack
I had two of these. Their regulation was okay at a little over 5V, but neither had anywhere near the advertised 1A output current. The worst was good for about 600mA before falling out of regulation, when running from 4.2V. But they still worked fine with the servos and ESCs I was using.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:21 AM   #240
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I got tired of dealing with boosters and got a VTX1 ESC instead
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