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Old 01-28-2007, 11:58 PM   #16
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LMAO!!! .. HAHAHAHah.... that's a cracker...

Forget Ti hingepins and alu hop-ups.. I'm going to lobby someone to make a "sticker delete" hopup kit...

1g saving!.

i know its funny, i was trying to show marcosj who said that not having heaps of decals will save weight ( i peeled off five fairly large to medium ones too)


1 gram , wow, lol
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:50 AM   #17
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i dont have a spare unpainted body to weigh, but i can tell you this , i weighed a standard can of non metalic tamiya paint full and weighed 1 that had only a little bit in it left and the difference was 40grams (thats huge)

my car is currently over weight by 100grams , my current body has all these designs on it which needed 1 and a half cans of paint (60 grams, (40 + 20 for half can) so my theroey is that if i get a new shell and only go plain black for example and try to get away with only using 1/2 a can, could i save 40 grams?

or is the weight in the can hevier because of thinners that will dry up once applied and dry / aerosol gas etc......

i am hanging out to find out the answer, but i cant right now as i have spent too much on other rc parts to afford a body shell for a couple of weeks.

any more help will be good

Most of the thinners evaporate from the paint and don't forget; a spray can that says 60gr does NOT have 60gr of paint in it! It's got other stuff! Go with a lightweight body while you're at it!

Shaving weight off a car is EXPENSIVE! Ti and AL hardware instead of stock steel. There are a zillion upgrades to make a car lighter. Older speedos might weight like 45grams while a brand new racing one might be 16grams. Lots of stuff you can do...
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:52 AM   #18
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i know its funny, i was trying to show marcosj who said that not having heaps of decals will save weight ( i peeled off five fairly large to medium ones too)


1 gram , wow, lol
hey 1 gram thats worth about .000324 sec per lap
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hey 1 gram thats worth about .000324 sec per lap
But 1 extra DECAL worth about .000325 sec per lap FASTER....
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But 1 extra DECAL worth about .000325 sec per lap FASTER....
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I weighed before and after. Various coats of painted added from 3 to 4 grams of wieght. A simple fog of paint added 1-2 grams. Stickers added from 1 to 2 grams of wieght. 2 grams of stickers is alot of stickers. Fresh out of package and uncut bodies weighed from 85 to 125 grams (depending on body manufacturer). I think from a lightly painted body adds 1 gram. A fully painted body with stickers adds 5 grams. The differance of 4 grams is not much when you club race. If you go to nationals or IIC then go light as possible. That is around four screws of weight. On my T2 adding stiffening post and the screws for carpet if far more wieght than the extra paint. Hope this helps.
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here is a link to find out, a real cars bhp per ton.it also gives speed times and shows how weight affects performance.i just thought it maybe of interest to some of you.if you own a car and you know the power out put and weight just type in the figures and it gives you 1/4 mile times and bhp per ton too.
my road car here in the uk weighs 790kg and has 188bhp.(front wheel drive)lets say its pretty quick and the lsd really helps to keep your toe in
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http://www.letstorquebhp.com/calculator.asp
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either u are really fast and those last couple of grams are going to make you legendary, or you are really slow and need every bit of help that you can get. Who cares.

Hey by the way, lose the antenna cap its probably slowing you down.
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