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Old 10-12-2008, 10:59 AM   #106
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You didn't just ask that did you?
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:06 PM   #107
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....you mean sand them flat?????
Yes. There is very little clearance on the Xray chassis and interferance with the bulkhead to even fit a lipo. Its possible you can fit without removing humps (not sure), but they just get in the way and raise the battery when using a plate. Most people want to drop the battery as low as possible, and those humps have no real useful purpose (will not reliably hold the battery on impact).
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:26 PM   #108
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just wanted to let drop in a note to say that I got the tc5 plate and it works really good. Very nice piece of work and easy to use !


Thank you Kevin (ppd) for making such a nice product.
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Yes. There is very little clearance on the Xray chassis and interferance with the bulkhead to even fit a lipo. Its possible you can fit without removing humps (not sure), but they just get in the way and raise the battery when using a plate. Most people want to drop the battery as low as possible, and those humps have no real useful purpose (will not reliably hold the battery on impact).
Wouldnt the orion w/the humps be the same height as an smc 5000 or an orion 4800 anyway....Maybe some one could measure and post...
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orion 3800 is 23.25mm
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Wouldnt the orion w/the humps be the same height as an smc 5000 or an orion 4800 anyway....Maybe some one could measure and post...
A SMC 5000 will not fit an Xray chassis without raising the top deck or angling the battery to keep it outside of the top deck.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:01 PM   #112
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just wanted to let drop in a note to say that I got the tc5 plate and it works really good. Very nice piece of work and easy to use !


Thank you Kevin (ppd) for making such a nice product.
Excellent Keven! We are very glad to help. I finally got around to changing to the ITF chassis, and now have a nice weapon to keep it dialed correctly.

Just shipped another TC5 plate to Canada late last week...possibly someone that got a peek at yours??
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whats the thickness on the balance plate.?....I know the orion 4800 is 23mm and it fits still the 3800 is taller...Just a little worried about grindin on the pack you know?
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whats the thickness on the balance plate.?....I know the orion 4800 is 23mm and it fits still the 3800 is taller...Just a little worried about grindin on the pack you know?
Plate is 1mm thick. That is all that it raises the battery.
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Verndog- I got to use my plate for my own car this weekend and I'm very impressed. My usual routine was set ride height front to rear and try to have the left side of the chassis the same hetight as the rear. This was fine until I set it on a tweak station. My shock collars were always at different heights just to zero out the bubble.

After using the PPD plate I can set my ride height the same left to right and once the car is placed on the tweak station the bubble is already level and the shock collars are the same left to right as well. All this time the chassis had a slight tweak in it. Thanks for a great product.
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It didnt get you out of the b main stlintheb!
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hey kevin, just catching up on my reading of your thread, talk about a racer helping racers, awesome job buddy, from a simple idea to help out some local racers to world wide sales to another great product to again help out racers. great job, can't wait to see whats next on your list of products.
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hey kevin, just catching up on my reading of your thread, talk about a racer helping racers, awesome job buddy, from a simple idea to help out some local racers to world wide sales to another great product to again help out racers. great job, can't wait to see whats next on your list of products.

Thanks Ritchie, its cool to see others benifit and enjoy being able to use new products. I've been asked several times by others to build this and that, but if its an item that is available, I pretty much wont do it...just new useful products that you cant otherwise get.

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Has anyone removed the humps from an orion pack before? Is there a procedure to follow?
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