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Old 09-16-2010, 08:45 AM
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:00 AM
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SO DID I, JUST MASSAGED THEM TO MAKE THEM FIT
Sounds like the tactic I used at work last night...
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Originally Posted by ReV:-O View Post
I run the 2650kv motor on 6s with no problems, and have been doing so for a good few months.
Many people do but it was designed to be used with 4S, or to be more precise; 16.8 volts and that's according to castle (part number 2650CMS in the chart)

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Old 09-17-2010, 06:35 AM
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i got the elite rc mount, you were right it looks like a real quality piece! one question before i instal it: i switched gearing to 21 pinion and 44 spur, will i still need to shim the assembly up? or will the motor now mount far enough away from the spur to allow clearance without shimming?

just wanted to get your thoughts before i spend time machining/making some shims when i really dont need to. Really dont want to grind down the alum nubs on the motor.

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Originally Posted by bigben1165 View Post
hey guys

i got the elite rc mount, you were right it looks like a real quality piece! one question before i instal it: i switched gearing to 21 pinion and 44 spur, will i still need to shim the assembly up? or will the motor now mount far enough away from the spur to allow clearance without shimming?

just wanted to get your thoughts before i spend time machining/making some shims when i really dont need to. Really dont want to grind down the alum nubs on the motor.

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My advice would be to mount it up and see how much clearance, if any, you have. I imagine it's still going to be a tight squeeze, though.
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ok. so you have to raise the whole mount plus the other side of the center diff mount the same distance, correct?
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ok. so you have to raise the whole mount plus the other side of the center diff mount the same distance, correct?
Yep. I'm not sure how thick you'll have to make the risers. Do you have any machining equipment? I don't, so I've been trying to think of what I can use... any ideas?
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Yep. I'm not sure how thick you'll have to make the risers. Do you have any machining equipment? I don't, so I've been trying to think of what I can use... any ideas?
Get hold of a piece of carbon fibre sheet or aluminium offcut, very easy to get from ebay etc. 1.5mm to 2mm thick will be ok. Very easy to cut to shape & drill using very simple hand tools or a Dremel.

Thats what I did took around 10 mins to make, job done!!!!
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i just raised all four mounts using 3mm thick washers. used the original screws and is very tight fit. kept me from having to machine anything. may have to grind away a little of the servo mount i think the front center dogbone may rub now. rear center drive dog has plenty off clearance. the motor has at least 2mm of chassis clearance.
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eliterc motor mount is about 70 bills but totally worth it! i give it 10/10.
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Hi Chaps

First off thanks for all your input in this thread - been great reading !!!

Had a Vorza for a few weeks - and one thing i've noticed is that you must check the build on your car when you get it.
The front Inner Hinge brace (rear) was loose on mine - i only noticed it when the lower arms kept popping out.
By then it was too late the bolts had stripped the thread in the front diff with normal bashing.
So far i've tried to fit a longer bolt but that didn't last too long - next up is to araldite the bolt into the diff casing, but i don't expect that to last long either.
I may have to get a new diff casing .. Eeeek.

I have played with the idea of using some bolts and drilling some vertical holes through the rear brace and chassis to stop and rearward movement in a crash

Anyone else had a any issues with this - other than that the Vorza is a blast
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Originally Posted by Kodiak ak View Post
Quick battery question.

Normally I run 2x2S=4S or 2x3S=6S. Well 4S is not quite enough power and 6S is way to much power. I'm running a 19T pinion gear.

Can I run a 2S+3S=5S or will they discharge uneven/out of balance?
I would only do it a few times to see if it is worth it for me to invest $$$ in a 5S battery.

P.S. Both the 2S and 3S=5S test batteries are balanced and have the same mah and "C" rating and made by the same manufacture.

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with the same mah and C rating will be fine.. u can go 2s+3s no prob
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Default onboard battery moniter

anyone know of an onboard battery moniter (main pack) that will moniter up to a full 6s pack? ive looked and cant find one. i know the Spektrum radio wont go that high.

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anyone know of an onboard battery moniter (main pack) that will moniter up to a full 6s pack? ive looked and cant find one. i know the Spektrum radio wont go that high.

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RC-6s-Lipo-Bat...item19b4b1311a
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actually i think i am just going to use my Watts Up meter that i have. that should tell me everything i need to know, plus its free since i already own it! i think i will remove the plastic casing tho. i just need to put it somewhere that i can read it without removing the body.

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