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Old 11-06-2009, 08:37 AM   #1771
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hi guys, when using 1s lipo, do you place the lipo in the forward or backward position and how do you tape it to the chassis to prevent movement?
Any pics of yr car would be appreciated.
Envirobs, battery position is a tuning option. Since switching to 1S, I have seemed to prefer the forward position at most tracks for a more balanced feel, but I intend to test more. Just like with the NiMH cells, we use filament strapping tape and simply tape them in for each run. Use the supplied battery braces for the bulk of the support front-to-rear, and on the Reedy batteries, there are also little nubs that align with the slots in the chassis for added support. I have not taken any photos of the LiPo 12R5.1 yet.

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Old 11-06-2009, 10:08 AM   #1772
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What other shocks can be use for the side and center shocks? I stripped the shock rod eyelet while screwing onto shock body, kinda like the Serpent RCC shocks.
The HPI Cyclone 12 shock is nice and pricey. It does work well but you need to trim the shaft to get the right amount of droop.

The AE side shock is just fine the way it is.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:14 PM   #1773
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Hey all, just bought my first pan car,a 12R5.1 and would have finished building it except that it has some parts missing, has anyone had any experience with dealing with Associated about getting replacement parts, cheers.
Just call or e-mail AE customer support and they will help you no problem.
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Just call or e-mail AE customer support and they will help you no problem.
associated has one of the best customer service they always take care of my problem!!
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thanks xtreme and sean,I will e-mail AE today and ask them if I can e-mail there 'missing items' sheet and receipt to them,cheers.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:12 PM   #1776
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does anybody have a good setup for 1cell lipo,4turn b/l on a non additive large track??
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Had a ? I see the manual for the 12r5.1 tells you to file the edges of the chassis. Do you only have to file the edges that the batt. will set in? I think I remember hearing abouit sealing the edges of the carbon fiber parts with CA should this be done to all edges or only the outside ones? any help would be appreciated. Thanks new to this.
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Had a ? I see the manual for the 12r5.1 tells you to file the edges of the chassis. Do you only have to file the edges that the batt. will set in? I think I remember hearing abouit sealing the edges of the carbon fiber parts with CA should this be done to all edges or only the outside ones? any help would be appreciated. Thanks new to this.
File the battery slots so the sharp edge don't cut into the battery's shrink wrap shorting it out against the CF chassis.

CA ALL edges and even the countersink holes. That helps to prevent delamination.
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If you are using a LiPo file the edges so the pack can rest flat on the chassis with the locator bumps in the slots.

If using a 4 cell pack file the edges so the pack cells rest even with the bottom of the chassis.

I normally file at a 45 degree angle. Don't get carried away......check often. Don't want the cells to drag on the carpet/asphalt if using a 4 cell.

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If you are using a LiPo file the edges so the pack can rest flat on the chassis with the locator bumps in the slots.

If using a 4 cell pack file the edges so the pack cells rest even with the bottom of the chassis.

I normally file at a 45 degree angle. Don't get carried away......check often. Don't want the cells to drag on the carpet/asphalt if using a 4 cell.

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If your lipo has a flat bottom I recommend NOT filing the battery slots. Use lexan pieces keyed to the slots to secure the lipo. The square edge in the CF will prevent the lexan strips on the battery from popping/sliding out.
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Thanks for the heads up guys. Much appreciated.
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If your lipo has a flat bottom I recommend NOT filing the battery slots. Use lexan pieces keyed to the slots to secure the lipo. The square edge in the CF will prevent the lexan strips on the battery from popping/sliding out.
i know what you're talking about but do you have any pictures so we can see how you've done it. i've seen it done a couple different ways.
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Here are some pictures of these plastic strips on a battery. These will ensure that the battery does not move around and always goes in the same spot.
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Here are some pictures of these plastic strips on a battery. These will ensure that the battery does not move around and always goes in the same spot.
this may not pertain to the 12r5 but what are the guys doing to solve this problem with the new style chassis' with out battery slots?
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Here are some pictures of these plastic strips on a battery. These will ensure that the battery does not move around and always goes in the same spot.
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