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Old 10-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #1516
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Cool MI5 DIY Battery Brace And Balance Setup

Evening all

I have just recently started racing again after a 4 year break, so last week i built my new MI5, very impressed with the kit, until i came to securing the lipo. i never have liked tape so after a bit of thought i came up with the following brace.

ill let the pictures do the talking, all in all its cost me less than 5 to make, if it holds out im going to get a carbon fibre copy made.















and my custom pivot balance bitty bobs,








and all ready for my first race day

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:36 PM   #1517
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What size screws did you use?



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Evening all

I have just recently started racing again after a 4 year break, so last week i built my new MI5, very impressed with the kit, until i came to securing the lipo. i never have liked tape so after a bit of thought i came up with the following brace.

ill let the pictures do the talking, all in all its cost me less than 5 to make, if it holds out im going to get a carbon fibre copy made.















and my custom pivot balance bitty bobs,








and all ready for my first race day

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Old 10-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #1518
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that may effect flex of the chassis ,thats why very few people use that type of brace...
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #1519
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that may effect flex of the chassis ,thats why very few people use that type of brace...
+ 1, that's why most cars use tape, not the battery braces. The tape allows the car to flex.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:14 PM   #1520
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Just an FYI
The team Haus battery holder will need the Schuie carbon fiber battery holders (I believe part num U4340).

Looks like it will work pretty well but waiting on parts to come in.


Side note my carpet season has started right of the bat the car is awesome on med to high bite traction.
Ultra high traction is a scenario all brands will have problems dealing with....
A ton of different methods to deal with it.
Don't think there are a lot of people lucky enough to get to a track with Ultra traction.


I am trying to find some spare time to post up a setup sheet...17.5 stock, Subura type C (I just like it).

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Shocks
350 xray shock oil Front and rear (or 450 as traction comes up)
Green springs - shocks not vented and almost zero rebound --yes it can be done. Used motor shims under oring when building



The car setup is super agile but predictable...very easy to drive...for my driving style of course.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #1521
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would some of you guys posts some iuc setups for mid and rear motor please i would like to compare it to what I've been trying
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:21 PM   #1522
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that may effect flex of the chassis ,thats why very few people use that type of brace...
The car still flexs the same with brace being plastic. Not lost any flex. If i did a carbon fibre one then i might loose some flex

The screws are m4 40mm.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #1523
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i meant iic setups lol
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i meant iic setups lol
This is what I ran in the mains, was the softest of all the setups .. Hope it helps ..

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Old 10-16-2013, 06:07 AM   #1525
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Have my first touring event and only 3rd event at all in 7 years this weekend. Wish me luck. 13.5. Heading somewhere between Chris Gran inger's latest setup and Andrews 13.5 setup from the Schuey site
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Hi guys.

is it worth getting ?

I race here:-

http://aldershotmodelcarclub.net/track-parking-pitting/

and

http://www.newburyrcclub.co.uk/

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I got the V2 kingpins. Can they go into the older hubs?
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I got the V2 kingpins. Can they go into the older hubs?
Yes, they will fit perfectly; they're about 2mm longer is all ..

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Bit of a strange question for y'all.... Could someone accurately measure the thickness (height) of the hex on the inner arm mount pivot balls?

Even better would be overall pivot ball height and ball diameter in addition to the hex height!

It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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This is what I ran in the mains, was the softest of all the setups .. Hope it helps ..

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quick question.
why the cut arms?
I would think that would create too much grip on high traction.

did you notice an improvement with the arms cut?

was thinking of cutting the arms also...but have been holding back.

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