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Old 09-27-2007, 05:29 AM   #181
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Brano has just posted on the forum at www.teamxray.com that there will not be a conversion as there are too many new parts.

Brano also indicated that the spreadsheet with parts compatibility for the various models should be updated within the next few days.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:29 AM   #182
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Based on the part numbers in the flash presentation it looks like all the shock springs are the same length. I was worried the shorter shocks would mean a new shorter ultimate spring set.

By the way, this thread is kind of dead. Where is all the hype about a new Xray TC and the subsequent flaming of Xray for bringing out a new TC every 3 weeks?
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:43 AM   #183
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I'm watching out the window for the purolator man. Looks like a lot of sleepless nights ahead!
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:04 PM   #184
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This is a insane car it looks like they narrowed the belts for a more efficent drive train. I think they could have waited for at least a year tough
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:12 PM   #185
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Brano has just posted on the forum at www.teamxray.com that there will not be a conversion as there are too many new parts.

Brano also indicated that the spreadsheet with parts compatibility for the various models should be updated within the next few days.
Ok thankyou !
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:57 PM   #186
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I'm pretty bummed there is no 4800 LiPo for the US edition. Looks like shimming again to make it work or maybe using the EU edition with the US top deck.

It is pretty funny to see them adopt the LiPo movement after denying it for so long because it wasn't used in "racing".
i know it says 4800 LiPo but i just want to be extra sure they are referring to the Orion/Peak Platinum 4800s. And its one thing to have enough clearance to have the casing slip through the bulkeads/upper deck but will the battery terminals also be clear of any obstructions to ensure the bullet connectors will slide in without anything getting in the way? Just asking coz i got an mi3 which is "LiPo ready" and had no problems having the packs slide in .... BUT, the darn bulkheads cover up the battery temrinal so it useless to use Orion Platinums ... apparently they are really "Schumacher/Core LiPo" ready ...
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:59 AM   #187
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Here's a pic off of Xray's site with the Orion 4800 installed.

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...c18e7ddbcfb48#
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:42 AM   #188
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Here's a pic off of Xray's site with the Orion 4800 installed.

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...c18e7ddbcfb48#

yeah, but the problem is, its taped in....and trying to tape a square box onto a shiny surface with NO HELP from any type of supoort, bracket, strap, holder, is a royal PIA........esp between rounds when you want to mantain the car, charge the battery, and are time constrained....
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:07 AM   #189
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If anything the price should be cheaper than the 007 here is why:
- EU car has no alu multidiff but the delrin spool plus a rear plastic diff
- US has no alu diffs but two plastic ones with plastic outdrives
- they did not add the alu shocks they just announced so the same old plastic comes in the kit

Last time I checked plastic parts are cheaper than alu parts... I'm not questioning if those are better or not for the application but they are easier and cheaper to manufacture for sure.

I'm just guessing here but I think one reason why xray went with the plastic is the ridiculously low minimum weight EFRA came up with for the 5 cell (1350 grams). They are trying to shave off every gram they can...

The US version may not fit the 4800 Orion (23mm thick) but the 5000 maxamps (18mm thick) should not be a problem... . I think it is Kokam's turn to come up with a thinner LiPo cell design in the 4800 capacity range.
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I use tape alone on LiPo batteries in 2 cars and personally find it to work very well. The batteries have more surface area for the tape to adhere to.
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I use tape alone on LiPo batteries in 2 cars and personally find it to work very well. The batteries have more surface area for the tape to adhere to.

what 2 cars, and what batterys?
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what 2 cars, and what batterys?
An Orion 3200 in a T2 and an Orion 4800 in a T2007US. The batteries haven't come out yet.
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I use a 4800 with my T2 and I tried it with tape alone, fell out once. Put the stops on and no more problems. 3200 fits nicely - no spillage.
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yeah, but the problem is, its taped in....and trying to tape a square box onto a shiny surface with NO HELP from any type of supoort, bracket, strap, holder, is a royal PIA........esp between rounds when you want to mantain the car, charge the battery, and are time constrained....
on my 007 i glued some left over lexan to the sides of the battery holes; at the outer edge and near the belt. keeps the my 4800Lipo packs from shifting left and right during crashes. should help the same way with the 008
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:55 PM   #195
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what would a lipo batt good for? bashing? as I understand lipo,is not for racing.

I am very much interested in this car, however I do not know anything about electric tc. I have heard good things. Please advise....
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