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Old 04-29-2005, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default how light could it be?

I am just asking... don't have a rc yet
if I trim away most of the extra chassis and other parts, I know it will go faster since it's so light, and I also know it will be destroyed by a few hits, but I dunno if it will fly away or will it loss control often?
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Old 04-29-2005, 12:39 PM   #2
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Cars are designed the way they are for a very specific reason...the disign works and is proven. If you dink with the physical-ness of the car, you will affect the handeling aspects of the car. Only slight modificatoins if any should be done if any! If you're gonna make "adjustments" to the car, shave the parts rather than digging chunks out of them.

By shaving, i mean, take a dremmel with sanding drum and sand away making the parts thinner. But don't "cut" holes into the parts, that ruins them!

To be safe, I wouldn't mess with it!
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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i saved on my pro4 about 140 gram on different stuff - 2mm chassis, titanium screws, cvds, input shafts...
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Old 04-29-2005, 08:16 PM   #4
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If your going to do anything just sand down the edges, don't creat holes. it will just throw of your handling.
If your really bent on shaving weight off, look at this:
Your shaving weight off as well as making the chassis chip resistant.
Also, listen to "EXE", those are good ideas.
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:11 PM   #5
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A secret is using smaller 2/3 SubC batteries and you reduce the weight of your car 100 times more than any lighter chassis component, basically the batteries weigh 1/3 less, and batteries make up about half the weight of the car.

If you want to hide your secret, put them inside the shells of full length subc batteries, your competitors won't know... just you guys on rctech will.
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