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Opening a hardcase lipo ?

Old 06-20-2014, 11:48 AM
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My body doesn't fit on my team c buggy because of the hardcase around the 4 cell turnigy car lipo, is it possible to take off the hardcase ? I feel that loosing just a bit height will make it fit and i'm not planning on doing jumps and tumbles.
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I wouldn't suggest it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by spinzer View Post
i'm not planning on doing jumps and tumbles.
Best line evah!

Good luck with that.....
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Don't do it unless u are the fire guy in fantastic 4...
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:04 PM
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Haha.... I'm really desperate to shave off some height on the lipo, the thing is i bought the car used and the guy shipped it to me never telling me that the battery is a bit high for the body, and i already paid way too much for the car used because i had to take it apart completely.

Thoroughly, painstakingly clean every little part, diffs gears and all, and re-assemble it, the guy really drenched it in mud, where it was found in the tightest of corners.. but i painstakingly cleaned everything and now after all the hard work the only thing preventing my from pulling the trigger on this beast's controller my first taste of a high powered rc car is the body that is not fitting over the lipo, i would guess 5 - 10mm should do the trick, i'm probably going to do it anyway so will try and pry off the casing, hopefully it works and hope it'll shave off enough in height.
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Haha.... I'm really desperate to shave off some height on the lipo, the thing is i bought the car used and the guy shipped it to me never telling me that the battery is a bit high for the body, and i already paid so much for the car used because i had to take it apart completely and re-assemble it, the guy really drenched it in mud, but i painstakingly cleaned everything and now after all the hard work the only thing preventing my from finally getting a feel of my first high powered car is the body that is not fitting over the lipo, i would guess 5 - 10mm should do the trick, i'm probably going to do it anyway so will try and pry off the casing, hopefully it works and hope it'll shave off enough in height.
Well if your going to do it anywase just go slow, don't use a knife, plastic pry type tools only. Oh yeah, and go slow lol
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You might get 5mm, but never 10 from pulling the case. And it's in the case for a reason. Pulling the hard case off doesn't give you the same thing as a soft case lipo. Soft case lipos are taped and shrink wrapped for protection. The cells inside a hard case pack are not.

I would not do this.
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I hear you Racer sheez u sure only 5mm... ? man that's a downer i can't believe i'm being held back by a minor misfit and i wanted to drive the thing 2 weeks ago already.

Yes you right the normal rc plane packs are shrink wrapped, i have worked with those packs before, i guess i'll have to go re-measure and see if 5mm will do

I thought about cutting the body also, but that wouldn't look right.
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No ones asked but I will.....how is it a 4S hardcase lipo is preventing the body of a 1/8 buggy from going on? Is the lipo an 8000mah or sumthin?
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When I say "I would not do this". That would be my safe recommendation not knowing how much knowledge or experience you have. I myself could do it if I really needed to. If you know what plane packs look like you have an idea of what you need to replicate to be somewhat safe. I'll assume the pack you have is hard wired with a wires and a plug on it? If so it makes things easier.
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No ones asked but I will.....how is it a 4S hardcase lipo is preventing the body of a 1/8 buggy from going on? Is the lipo an 8000mah or sumthin?
Good question, but at the same time Turnigy hard cases are a bit "fat" from what I've seen. 2s anyway, I would GUESS 4s is the same..

If you've been waiting that long and really want to run it, I say just force the body on and giver' hell.
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Dude ... Put a few shims or washers or what ever under the front body post and raise the body post. Its ok if the body touches the pack , you know that right ? I cant fathom this being a issue that you cant fix with smarter alternatives than taking the dang lipo apart ....
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good points, i have had some buggys where the lipo didnt fit 100%, solution, flex the body a bit so you can get the body clips in and off i went.
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Can you turn the pack sideways to make it fit?

My 5200 mAh wouldn't fit into my RC8.2e upright, but it did if I laid it on its side.
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Keep a fire extinguisher close buy just in case of an accident. Always be safe. Most lipo cases are 2mm thick tops so 5mm is a possibility but 10mm is a strech. I say hack the body up first. They are cheaper to replace then a damaged lipo.
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