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Old 03-20-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default Xray 007 and 008 High Quality EZ lipo mount--w Pics

I got the US 007 chassis in this evening, and made short work of mounting an Orion 3600 into the problematic low COG 007 chassis. First order of business, remove the useless humps from the pack. I've seen several pack chowed badly trying to use the humps in slots, too much slop and no weight where it's most effective...in chassis slots. A careful disk grinder removed them in less then 10 minutes.

Next right rear bulhead. It intrudes into pack area on all Lipo's I'm aware of. The first pic shows the relief cut on the bulhead...again disk grinder or dremel..another 5-10 minutes and pack now slides in, and screw still threads...lightly with blue locktight.

Next-- center up pack in chassis, keep pack as far to out side as possible to reduce amount of required weight to balance, put in chassis inserts on ends, bonding with good quality servo tape, or your favorite adheasive, make sure pack is centered and removes properly, then finish remaining inserts.

Last using the adjustable stainless weight, adjust to proper amount of weight needed (universal weight adjusts from 3.0oz to 4.75oz in concealed channel extra weights included), put on thin strips of servo tape at ends and center, press on and your done.

These base inserts put 1.2oz of weight where its most effective, totally lock the battery from movement with just enough to avoid tweak and removal. The Orion 3600 is a light pack at 7.7 oz, we quiclky got it to 14.0 oz. I will be mounting up the electronics and doing final balance this weekend, and expect a small amount of chassis weight will be required with this lighter pack. The new SMC and Reedy pack are same thickness and should mount the same way. They are 5000 mah so will be aound 2.0 oz more...less weight to add.

Enjoy the pics...and link at end where to get the weights. These are top quality stainless steel weights that will not corrode, dent, and polish to a brilliant shine. The quality look and performance your Xray deserves.

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What thickness are the insert weights? It seems like you/they could offer thicker ones for thick chassis, like the 3.5mm Xray 007 US and 008 US.

Also, I don't think the 5000 SMC can be made to fit in these cars.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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What thickness are the insert weights? It seems like you/they could offer thicker ones for thick chassis, like the 3.5mm Xray 007 US and 008 US.

Also, I don't think the 5000 SMC can be made to fit in these cars.
The inserts are just shy of 2mm to fit down to a 2mm chassis, Not worth another $600.00 for me to stock another thicknesses to gain a total of .3oz per chassis.

The SMC should fit since its 23mm thick...possibly its the 4000 that is 23mm...at any rate any 23mm pack would be the general rule.
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Wow, nice work once again.
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Wow That does look nice. The only thing that kinda bugs me is that with the X-Ray is having to add all that extra weight when you run lipo packs to balance the car out.

I know guys that run Losi's and run lipo and they dont add any extra weight which in my eyes gives them a clear advantage.
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Wow That does look nice. The only thing that kinda bugs me is that with the X-Ray is having to add all that extra weight when you run lipo packs to balance the car out.

I know guys that run Losi's and run lipo and they dont add any extra weight which in my eyes gives them a clear advantage.
but isn't the bottom line the same? Don't they have to meet the same weight requirements??
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but isn't the bottom line the same? Don't they have to meet the same weight requirements??
Not for club racing. I know most of us do ALOT more club racing than the big events.
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Nexus Racing has been doing the same thing with the 4800 Lipo.
Just trying to help out, cheers!

http://nexusracing.net/newsdesk_info...0dd049d6381612
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Nexus Racing has been doing the same thing with the 4800 Lipo.
Just trying to help out, cheers!

http://nexusracing.net/newsdesk_info...0dd049d6381612
Difference being, that this is done without top deck shims, using the 3600, and sheared lead weights and inserts vs cnc machined & polished stainless steel, also the channeled weight is adjustable.
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looks awesome.. Just bought my 007 so I will be buying Orion lipos and charger soon.. Then I will need these weights no doubt.
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I like the lookof these, but does the strip that sits on the side of the pack stop the case splitting open if one of the cells gets damaged and expands ?
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I like the lookof these, but does the strip that sits on the side of the pack stop the case splitting open if one of the cells gets damaged and expands ?
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The stainless weight will protect that side completely from impact only. If the pack fails, and expands, the added weight will not stop it. I recommend 3 thin strips of high quality servo tape at each end and center..anymore is overkill.
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Kevin is the side piece attached to the battery only? I'm looking for something so I don't have to add weight to the batteries.
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Default 007 with SMC 4000 and EZmount

Here is my 007 with SMC 4000 lipo installed in it with the ezmount
I found that the wieght was too much to balance the chassis side to side so I took a 1/2oz off it.The I added weight to the centre of the chassis to bring the car up to min wieght.{they will be checking at my track}
The SMC 4000 pack is 20.5mm thick and it fits in the car well just had to grind the bulkhead a littleand the battery strap had to be shimmed up.5mm.The ezmount worked very well, the inserts lock the battery in the chassis.
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Kevin is the side piece attached to the battery only? I'm looking for something so I don't have to add weight to the batteries.
Yes weight mounts to the battery. It's about the only option other then making some massive weight to bond / screw to chassis front and rear. Most people find that much weight unsightly and difficult to work around when working on the car.
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