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Old 02-04-2004, 12:02 AM   #5476
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What would interest me, would be a chassis with a saddle pack battery arrangement - obviously I haven't understood something, but it amazes me that the EVO III goes so well, when a lot of the weight is on one side.
Surely it is more efficeint to have the battery weight split on both sides?
They do make weights you stick on so you can balance the chassis you know.
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:24 AM   #5477
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They do make weights you stick on so you can balance the chassis you know.
Also true and I tried this, but I had to put so much weight on that I decided it was probably a bad idea

Obviously tweaking the car corrects the weight balance at the wheels, but it was just a thought, i.e. would the EVO III have handled even better if the weight was evenly distributed.
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Old 02-04-2004, 02:34 AM   #5478
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Mark : Yes it would handle better.

Now with a shaft drive, you can't have a centered motor, so a saddle pack would have an even worse mass balance.

The car is very light (the surikarn edition at least), so balancing your car to put it a the legal weight is the best solution.

The square servo stay, with the transponder mount integrated is a real help in balancing the chassis aswell.
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Old 02-04-2004, 02:38 AM   #5479
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Mark : Yes it would handle better.

Now with a shaft drive, you can't have a centered motor, so a saddle pack would have an even worse mass balance.

The car is very light (the surikarn edition at least), so balancing your car to put it a the legal weight is the best solution.

The square servo stay, with the transponder mount integrated is a real help in balancing the chassis aswell.
AHA! Silly me, forgot about the shaft affecting the position of the motor

Thanks for the answer - I'll have a look at the square servo stay.

Cheers, Mark.
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:04 AM   #5480
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I don't know if you know the German forum for the Tamiya Euro Cup:

http://212.227.253.81/forum/ubbthreads.php?Cat=&C=6

Those guys will be able to tell you what is allowed - as they run it

Cheers, Mark.
Hi Mark, I know this German Forum, but sometimes it's very difficult getting a comprehensive answer there. This forum seems to be a better place and the general behaviour amongst the forum members seems to be better here...

Btw, can anybody give me the link of Square? I just find a bunch of shops, but would like to know the manufacturer's site.

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Old 02-04-2004, 03:25 AM   #5481
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Btw, can anybody give me the link of Square? I just find a bunch of shops, but would like to know the manufacturer's site.

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Here you go:

http://www.rc-square.com/
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:50 AM   #5482
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Yes, this is true - Xray is one of the few which has the choice, but I still don't understand why there aren't more cars with saddle pack arrangement - the suspension must, in theory, be better setup when there is an equal left-right weight distribution.

Mark,

In Japan the drivers must run stick packs for a lot of their races!
Saddles not allowed.
That's one reason for a lot manufacurers to go this way.
Alaso for every starter is is possible to use their sticks with a top-of-the-line racer.

For fanatic racers (as most of us here are, me included) saddles won't be a prob.

As for weight distribution, most cars nowadays are pretty well balanced with GP3300's and small electronics.

As for the tc3, that's been developed a while ago, thus having a balance problem now.
This could also happen to some of he cars released nowadays, in the future?

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Hi Mark, I know this German Forum, but sometimes it's very difficult getting a comprehensive answer there. This forum seems to be a better place and the general behaviour amongst the forum members seems to be better here...

Btw, can anybody give me the link of Square? I just find a bunch of shops, but would like to know the manufacturer's site.

Hemi
I find the German forum the same! Stay here, it's better!!
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:51 AM   #5484
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You mean that one ?
yup thats the 1, i guess the reason the cell location isnt lower is because you end up having to do that yourself. prices any location anyone?
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:15 AM   #5485
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hey guys

also i just got hold of the first edition Kai chassis for the Evo3. Does it actually add any performance enhancements or just a show thing... is it worth running?

cheers

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Just thought I'd post a quick pic of my Surikarn with the Alu one-way gear fitted. Next to the car is the Juergen One-Way :-)
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:27 AM   #5487
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Very nice!!
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As you have both which one do you like more?
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As you have both which one do you like more?
Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to test either But next week I hope to have the time

I'll let you know.
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what if you put the alum. gear on the jurgen one way? would that work better?
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