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Old 11-30-2007, 09:28 AM   #31
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Yeah, those are my Lipo plates. I am getting another run of them made up next week. They will be 1mm narrower and a few mm longer (to suit more cars). Weight should be the same (4.5oz). Here are pics of them again. I think they will be $15 shipped, but I gotta see how much they run me still.

Edit: It's O.C.D. Tuning not OCM....as in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder...which my wife says I have with this R/C stuff!
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:22 AM   #32
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I have an Orion 3600 on backorder and I'm going to use these tungsten weights with it:

http://www.maximum-velocity.com/tungstenplates.htm

I plan to stick 6 of them (4.5 oz) underneath the battery with servo tape. I'll let you all know how it works out.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:15 PM   #33
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I'm amazed at the weight added. I just started to do this last weekend at Washtenaw and the truck was improving. I will definatly be adding more when we go back outside to our loose slippery off road track.

here's the web site in case anyone is interested.

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Old 01-01-2008, 12:44 PM   #34
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How can I get a few of those plates?
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:04 PM   #35
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If anyone is looking for the OCD plates, I should have them any day now. The holidays really delayed things for me. Anyone interested shoot me a PM.

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I noticed that just adding the 5oz under the battery the buggy drove great (but the sprung weight still seemed alittle light, so adjusting ride height was needed)

I also noticed that adding the 5oz under the battery the truck drove ok, but had alittle extra push (after readjusting the ride height), believe dropping the front ride height down about 1mm below arms level would correct this.
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johnnyboy you have pm
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:15 AM   #38
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What are you guys using to add the extra weight due to lite Lipos?
It's a huge difference and a lot of weight to add?
Whatever it is, I know it's gonna be big!

I don't understand why so many people think they need to add weight for lipos,
{unless your still using brushed motors and older lighter 3300 Nimh or smaller battery's},
I don't think people realize how much weight we have gained in the last couple of years, with larger and heavier Nimh battery's and heavier Brushless speed controllers and motors.

Here is what I have discovered on the scale.

Roar min. weight for 2wh buggy is 1499 grams or 3lbs 5oz.
Two years ago my BK2 with a 19T brushed motor and a LRP Q2 ESC and 3300 Nimh battery weighed 3lbs 7oz.
It handled great, and it was still over Roar min. wt. by 2oz.

With a 10.5 BL/motor and a LRP Spr/Comp. ESC. and a 4300 Nimh battery, it weighed 3lbs 12.5 oz.
So as you can see my 2wh. with BL and a 4300 Nimh battery gained 5.5oz.
Now with the same BL motor and ESC and a 6000mah Lipo battery it weighs 3lbs 7.8oz.
Which is only .8oz heavier than it was 2 years ago, which would then be 2.8oz over Roar min. wt.

Here's what I found in Truck.

Roar Min. weight for 2wh Truck is 60oz or 3lbs 13.4oz.
Two years ago my MF2 with a 19T brushed motor and a LRP Q2 ESC and a 3300 Nimh battery weighed 4lbs .Ooz.
It handled great, and it was still over Roar min. wt. by 2.6oz.

With a 10.5 BL. motor and Novak GTB ESC and 4300 Nimh battery, it weighed 4lbs 6.5oz.
So as you can see in 2 years my Trk. with BL and a 4300 Nimh battery gained 6.5oz.
Now with the same BL motor and ESC and a 6000mah Lipo battery it weighs 4lbs 2oz.
Which is only 2oz heavier than it was 2 years ago, which would then be 4.6oz over Roar min. wt.

I realize that there are smaller lighter Lipos , so the difference wont be as great , but I'm pretty sure you will still be above Roar min. wt. and not any heaver than what you weighed a couple of years ago.

So to sum it all up , if you were racing two years ago, and were happy with how you Truck or Buggy handled, and have gone Brushless , I would not recommend trying to add weight to compensate for the difference between your new Lipo battery and your old large capacity (over 3800) Nimh battery's.

Like in all motor sports the heavy the vehicle weighs the harder it is to accelerate , change direction and to stop.

All you need to do is go back to the set up that you use to run , or find a new one that works with the current BL/ Lipo weight.

Well that's my opinion for what it's worth.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:05 AM   #39
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I have tried the cars without...and with lighter settings also and found it just doesn't lay the power down the same and feels very whippy out on the track (especially in a saddle pack 4wd car).
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I don't understand why so many people think they need to add weight for lipos,
When using a mod motor and/or on a loose track surface I have found cars to be un-drivable. While I agree reducing weight is the easiest way to go faster, there is a point of diminishing returns. Especially when using mod motors you will require a certain amount of weight in order to "put the power down".
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My cars felt like doody with no weight in them, i saw some low speed turning advantages but in my lazer it pushes in one direction and the rb5 just doesnt feel planted. I ordered 2 ocd plates, they look nice and clean which is what i am all about. I have rc ocd as well my cars need to be perfect to my liking.
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I have a B4, T4 and a academy sbv2 pro and never added weight to any of them. all over the minimum and handle great. I did add the 4 7 gram lead wieghts between the tower and rear bulk and two 7 gram lead weights to the rear triangles that is required on all associated B/T4's, but none with the lipo conversion
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:34 PM   #43
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I think it may be needed with a 3200/3600 just to make weight.... But personally, my truck weighs 62 ouces with a 4800 Platinum pack in it, I'm not going to add weight to it, I will just accomodate the setup for the change in weight...

I asked Ryan Maifield once what he did with a 5000mah Lipo, he said "I adjusted the ride height and punched it"

I like the weight savings.
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