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Old 07-10-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 07-10-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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in my 4wd it actually didnt hurt the car.in my 2wd buggy i am going to add the weight along the top of the cells and in tha back 2 corners of the chassis.rearward weight on the 2wd seems to work the best.more steering off power.
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i run the maxamps 5000 and i added two ounces to the battery strap. this feels good to me. some people where i race add a whole strip to the battery strap which i think is like 3 or 4 ounces. we are also running indoors on very high bite clay so you might need to add more if your running outdoors.
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my maxamps 5500 saddle pack was 5oz. lighter than my standard nickel metal pack.i dont like losing that kinda weight off the rear of the car.in this case,it was a saddle pack on my 501x and it added a little on power steering.i went with a slightly different setup to get my off power steering back and now i add no weight to the car.the B4 is going to be a different story.
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I use this:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCKT0&P=Z
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the 2 ounces i added to the battery strap was for my b4. forgot to mention that
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:34 PM   #7
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I added 100 grams to my XXX-T.
The Xray weights are awesome.
You can thread them or servo tape them or shoe goo.

4300 I could control it, but get into the 5.5's and faster I needed the weight.
Couldn't keep the front end on the ground.

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Old 07-10-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
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heres the Xray weights. Excellent.
Note the 5 gram ones behind the servo.
On the battery strap they are servo taped and tie wrapped.
The 5 gram ones are screwed threw the chassis.
Same on the nose.
100 grams total. Thats 20 on the nose,10 behind the servo and 60 on the battery strap.

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Peak GP3700

Peak 4800 LiPo

Max Amps 4400 LiPo



19T Peak Brushed

5.5 Peak Brushless

Reedy Neo 1* was 5.8oz
Novak 13.5 was 6.4oz (with sensor wire)
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which is more dense.. the lipo battery or the weights? high bite = put denser item lower. low bite = put denser item higher. polar moments/inertia can harm or help you depending on the situation.
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Default Ballast installation on Ae B-4

added ballast to equal a Gp3300 weight....


performance is awesome....
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Whats the weight difference between a 6000 and a IB 4200?
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added ballast to equal a Gp3300 weight....


performance is awesome....
what does a gp3300 pack weigh, with battery bars?

how much weight did you add to the orion3200??
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what does a gp3300 pack weigh, with battery bars?

how much weight did you add to the orion3200??
Can`t remember how much the 3300 Gp weighted...
I added a little more than 28 pieces at 5 gr each...

No weights added to the pack itself....

Have to tell you try this set-up ...

The car transfers weight smoother and has improved stability over jumps ....

Guarantee you after you try , you will never remove the ballast as I have it...
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