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Old 12-27-2008, 09:45 AM   #3901
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Here you go. If you want to use the Core 5000, you'll need to raise the top deck, and prob. need to take it back further. This (per pic) gets a 4000 and smaller pack in with no top deck mods.

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Old 12-27-2008, 10:20 AM   #3902
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Here you go. If you want to use the Core 5000, you'll need to raise the top deck, and prob. need to take it back further. This (per pic) gets a 4000 and smaller pack in with no top deck mods.
Thanks VernDog! Very stealth looking mod. Which 4K lipo you using?

If I were to purchase another top deck (and cut away the middle) to use as 2.5mm "graphite pads", is that 2.5mm enough to allow the use of my Core 5K lipos? I am trying to avoid purchasing a new lipo pack!
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:29 AM   #3903
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Check out this link about fitting LiPos in the '007

http://www.nexusracing.com/newsdesk_...newsdesk_id=60
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:33 AM   #3904
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Check out this link about fitting LiPos in the '007

http://www.nexusracing.com/newsdesk_...newsdesk_id=60
Yeah, I've bookmarked that from your previous posts. Thanks!

I am unsure if the Orion 4800 and Core 5000 are the same thickness. Looks like Nexus just raised the top deck 1.5mm on the US ed....so 2.5mm should work okay. I hope!
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:21 PM   #3905
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Thanks VernDog! Very stealth looking mod. Which 4K lipo you using?

If I were to purchase another top deck (and cut away the middle) to use as 2.5mm "graphite pads", is that 2.5mm enough to allow the use of my Core 5K lipos? I am trying to avoid purchasing a new lipo pack!
Last year in mod I ran the Orion 3600 then the Trinity 3800's and barely had enough mah to finish a 5 min run at Fantacy World. I had to remove the humps from bottom and put a set of my 1.2oz inserts to secure them.

Manutech makes a 2mm top deck shim kit now, I bought one but haven't installed yet...but looks like it will work fine. It will prob. be a snug fit to run with a base plate weight under battery. Also keep in mind, you are running the 3mm chassis that sits .5mm lower then the 2.5mm (as seen by the cuttouts in chassis for bulkheads).

With the 2.5 mm shim you are considering, you should be able to run the Core5000 with no baseplate, or a 4000 and under with baseplate.

I rate 4000's as follows...
1) SMC 4000
2) Trinity 3800
3) Orion 3800

Keep in mind, there are new gen LiPo's just now coming out at 40C...so I'd wait for the new SMC if wanting to run a baseplate LiPo combo.

Generally speaking a 5000 LiPo is 24mm thick and a 3600 is 21mm thick (with no humps or sanded off humps)

http://www.manutech.info/rcracinghom...gproducts.html
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:14 AM   #3906
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Thanks again for all the useful info Verndog!
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:20 PM   #3907
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If you all would rather not raise the upper deck or cut the bulkhead, another option would be

http://www.manutech.info/134101specs.html

this sets the rear of the battery out a little, this not only works without raising the upper deck, but also allows for "less" weight being needed, also gives good balance as the motor is sticking out opposite of where the plate sticks out. Plate was designed around the smc5000 and the 008 xray, but will work on the 007 (with a very small amount of grinding to the upper deck) and also the 009s.
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If you all would rather not raise the upper deck or cut the bulkhead, another option would be

http://www.manutech.info/134101specs.html

this sets the rear of the battery out a little, this not only works without raising the upper deck, but also allows for "less" weight being needed, also gives good balance as the motor is sticking out opposite of where the plate sticks out. Plate was designed around the smc5000 and the 008 xray, but will work on the 007 (with a very small amount of grinding to the upper deck) and also the 009s.
Can you say exactly where and how much mat'l must be removed from a 007 top deck for this to work?
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007 tech question for you guys...

What is the simplest/easiest way to swap lower chassis plates?

Going foam to rubber chassis...was hoping I could support it upside-down and swap that way.

Thanks for any hints...if any exist!
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Can you say exactly where and how much mat'l must be removed from a 007 top deck for this to work?
When you are looking down at the top of the chassis... the rear part of the upper deck, where it gets a little wider to attach to the bulkheads... If using one of the larger packs, you will need to flatten out this radius about a sixteenth of an inch.

If you look at the pictures of the smc5000 in the 008 frame you will see where the battery gets really close to this area, on the 007s, the upper deck is slightly wider here, and this is where the upper deck requires modification.

Hope this helps...
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Can you say exactly where and how much mat'l must be removed from a 007 top deck for this to work?
Here is what I did to mine. Remove the red lined area on the rear bulkhead, so that the top deck only uses the rear screw. Doesn't affect handling in any way, since there isn't that much load on the front screw anyway.

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Here is what I did to mine. Remove the red lined area on the rear bulkhead, so that the top deck only uses the rear screw. Doesn't affect handling in any way, since there isn't that much load on the front screw anyway.
Hey CJ...I think he was referring to shaving a smidge from the CF top deck. Take a look at the manutech link he provided...
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Hey CJ...I think he was referring to shaving a smidge from the CF top deck. Take a look at the manutech link he provided...
My bad... he meant for the top corner of the pack to clear the top deck, right?
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My bad... he meant for the top corner of the pack to clear the top deck, right?
Yeah, if I understand his post correctly.
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Sorry for the confusion... you could I suppose shave a little off of the battery pack, but in order to keep the battery case in tack, you would grind a little off the edge of the carbon fiber upper deck, right in the area were it widens out.
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