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Old 09-14-2007, 08:10 AM   #1
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I need a picture of how you guys are mounting the orion 4800 in the tc5. I looked at it yeasterday, and it looked like the factory side rails won't fit with lipo pack. I could just see the pack sliding out if I only taped it in or only used the supplied bar. Any pictures would be great. If you can't post them here, email them to [email protected]

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I'll post pics of mine after Saturday. I did remove the side rails in order for the pack to fit and you have to shift the pack over to the center of the chassis some in order to fit the pos and neg plugs into the battery (the top deck is in the way)
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cut out two strips of lexan exact size as the battery slots and double side tape it to the bottom of the lipo pack and if you want strap it down or use the battery hold that came with the kit it works perfect no problems period.
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cut out two strips of lexan exact size as the battery slots and double side tape it to the bottom of the lipo pack and if you want strap it down or use the battery hold that came with the kit it works perfect no problems period.
I do the same thing, but I use carbon strips and glue. I use the battery strap and it works well. Just be prepared to add a bunch of weight to that side of the car.
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where do you guys add the weight. I am thinking about making a 4 scale tweak station. I need to read up on it first though, but I have seen the oval guys use them, so I have a pretty good idea of what I need to make. Anyways thanks for the help, the spacers to fit in the slot are an excellent idea. I appreciate it.
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Wrong thread, but I'm too lazy to look! lol

Can you guys post your charging recipe?

I'm using an Integy 16x8v6.

Thanks in advance!
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I used one of these:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LX2778

mount towards front of car and make two holes in chassis to secure.
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cut out two strips of lexan exact size as the battery slots and double side tape it to the bottom of the lipo pack and if you want strap it down or use the battery hold that came with the kit it works perfect no problems period.
I made these tonight, worked great. Very secure. Thanks a bunch.
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I made these tonight, worked great. Very secure. Thanks a bunch.
I use the 4800 lipo tray from the Losi Jrxstype R. cut off the two outside mounting tabs and bolt it thru the chassis under the belt (you gotta drill two holes). I soldered a short 90 degree adapter together and plug it into the inside battery connector so it can plug up out from under the top deck. Hold down with the stock Assoc. battery strap.

Tray is very cheap.
Holds battery securely. (No problems in 10-15 race days.)
Quick change (you can switch back to round packs between heats easily.)
Allows mounting far to the outside, requireing less weight. (I tape lead stick on weight to the outside edge of the battery.)

Try it you may like it!!

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I use the 4800 lipo tray from the Losi Jrxstype R. cut off the two outside mounting tabs and bolt it thru the chassis under the belt (you gotta drill two holes). I soldered a short 90 degree adapter together and plug it into the inside battery connector so it can plug up out from under the top deck. Hold down with the stock Assoc. battery strap.

Tray is very cheap.
Holds battery securely. (No problems in 10-15 race days.)
Quick change (you can switch back to round packs between heats easily.)
Allows mounting far to the outside, requireing less weight. (I tape lead stick on weight to the outside edge of the battery.)

Try it you may like it!!

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I'd like to see some pics if you have them...
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Wrong thread, but I'm too lazy to look! lol

Can you guys post your charging recipe?

I'm using an Integy 16x8v6.

Thanks in advance!
Correct, this is the wrong thread.
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Wrong thread, but I'm too lazy to look! lol

Can you guys post your charging recipe?

I'm using an Integy 16x8v6.

Thanks in advance!
as above wrong thread . but also this thread is talking Li-Po & tc5
hope your not using the 16x8.. for li-po charging

if not
thats okay

battery thread in company section will do

back on topic

so you guy's are cutting up your brand new car to fit 4800

does this the car manu do not see li-po being used in the near future ..

does the 3200 carbon fit with no prob's ??
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cut out two strips of lexan exact size as the battery slots and double side tape it to the bottom of the lipo pack and if you want strap it down or use the battery hold that came with the kit it works perfect no problems period.
I don't quite understand the wording of this. Can you please supply pics?

Cheers.
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I will try to post some pics tonight. Basically we cut pieces of lexan, the same size as the slot in the bottom of the cassis, and we use double sided tape to stick them to the bottom of the chassis. Then you tape in the battery. Nothing on the car gets modified. We are just adding the spacers to the bottom of the pack, so they fit down in the cassis and keep it from moving.l
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Any pics yet? I am also very interested, as I will be running BL and Lipo in my TC5.
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