Originally Posted by rmdhawaii
I was going over your list of upgrades and was wondering what the aluminum servo mounts are doing for you. That might be another area that you could save some weight.
I think it would be really great if you could lose a total of 100g.
Yes, wouldn't it! I was originally aiming for around 40g. So I was pleasantly surprised at what was achieved.
Alu' servo mounts...................
I'll tell you what I was originally aiming for.
I was trying to achieve the stiffest car I could get, using whatever K Factory and TM had in their parts box. Primarily for a high traction track.
Then having got that, I wanted to get the car as light as possible without losing any stiffness.
I looked at the servo mounts as an aid to getting a stiffer car due to the aluminum connection between chassis and top deck.
I think your right though. I would save quite a good amount of weight though if I just used the stock mounts.
I do have some other idea's but they will only get me small amounts. All the big chunks of the cake have gone I think.
Would be really nice to get to the Roar legal weight of 1725g. But I think that's out of reach unless I did get rid of things like the alu' servo mounts like you suggested.
I'm still pleased with the outcome (1764g) as I've managed to keep all the stiffening hop-ups I added.
I was thinking, if I put a solid front spool in, that would shed another 35g (
.... I think?)
Then I would be very close.
Just goes to show though. If you do get all these "bling/ performance" parts, you don't have to make sacrifices in the weight dept'.....
and by the way. I did run the car in this trim at the race last weekend and yes, the car was notably stiffer.
(Shame the expected "HIGH" traction didn't materialize!!...
Ps. Thanks for your interest.