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Old 04-15-2009, 02:37 PM   #736
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aahh i see.. thanks for the tip. Another question, would you recommend using a tray like this, or wait for the new battery bumpers/weights to be released from Xray?
The Xray lipo weights are in route to RCAmerica now but may still be a few weeks from shipping to distributors.

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Old 04-15-2009, 02:41 PM   #737
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The Xray lipo weights are in route to RCAmerica now but may still be a few weeks from shipping to distributors.

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I have the time to wait... I was just curious to know which would be superior.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:35 PM   #738
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or you can try these. They are in stock now and come in 2 versions (with and without cutouts for flat bottom and bumps on lipos)

Lipo trays

or wait for the xray ones.....they do look awesome
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:37 PM   #739
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Those do look really really nice.. but MAN are they expensive! I couldn't afford more than 1!
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I use that tray on my SMC 4100. Its great because it gets rid of the little bit of wiggling room with the battery. The guys at nexus helped me set it up. I just servo tape (3M) the battery to the tray. I still dont have to put the lipo conversion kit in either. There great and i love them!!!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:25 PM   #741
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I use that tray on my SMC 4100. Its great because it gets rid of the little bit of wiggling room with the battery. The guys at nexus helped me set it up. I just servo tape (3M) the battery to the tray. I still dont have to put the lipo conversion kit in either. There great and i love them!!!!
So on race day, do you only run 1 lipo all day? or do you own multiple trays at $50 a pop? Also, it looks like it shifts the battery out to the side by a half inch or more...
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Hey Cpt America, check these pics out. This may work better for you, one tray, just change out the Lipo.

http://img12.imageshack.us/gal.php?g...erytray001.jpg
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So on race day, do you only run 1 lipo all day? or do you own multiple trays at $50 a pop? Also, it looks like it shifts the battery out to the side by a half inch or more...
I dont run the $50 one. i run the one you were looking at from nexus. You know, the $20 one. And yes, i only run one lipo. I just balance it once a day. After every run i just put it on charge.
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So on race day, do you only run 1 lipo all day? or do you own multiple trays at $50 a pop?
3M servo tape is reuseable. Some just put just a small amount of double-sided tape on the tray and then switch the battery and use the same tape.

Or, don't use servo tape at all and use a little extra battery tape to secure the battery (to be on the safe side).
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I dont run the $50 one. i run the one you were looking at from nexus. You know, the $20 one. And yes, i only run one lipo. I just balance it once a day. After every run i just put it on charge.
So the one for sale on nexus, weighs 87 grams. From what I have read, typically an out of balance car due to lipo is more like 120+ grams... I would LIKE to use a tray that gets me as close to balance as possible, without havint to add any extra weights... The manutech one from stormer weighs 120 grams... which would help balance the car more, all things added up? I think the wieghts coming from Xray in the next couple of weeks only weigh 60 or so grams.
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So the one for sale on nexus, weighs 87 grams. From what I have read, typically an out of balance car due to lipo is more like 120+ grams... I would LIKE to use a tray that gets me as close to balance as possible, without havint to add any extra weights... The manutech one from stormer weighs 120 grams... which would help balance the car more, all things added up? I think the wieghts coming from Xray in the next couple of weeks only weigh 60 or so grams.
yea. i also have weights on the side of my lipo to get it balanced
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:20 PM   #748
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I use one of these with 70g of lead on it to bring my 009 up to 1500g.
And yes, it has almost perfect balance left to right.
I put the lead underneath the plate and use a large tube of heatshrink to hold it in place. I also changed the pillars supplied for slightly shorter versions, this means the lead is only fractionally above the height of the top of the chassis as well as to the side.



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Only if something is seriously wrong
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I think that if you're going to try to keep your lipo fitting underneath your top deck you're going to have to compromise a little bit with how heavy the actual tray is.

Some of the tray's vary their weights by offering different thicknesses for different thickness chassis... but putting a "3.0 mm" tray on a 2.5 mm chassis will leave part of the tray hanging out the bottom of the chassis...

Other trays will build up weight by adding height on the top of the chassis... limiting the space between the tray itself and the upper deck of the car.

I use tungsten weight to help add ballast to my batteries in addition to the fitted lipo tray and the solution seems to work fairly well... it requires more preparation and cost beforehand to procure the weight and affix it to the battery...but it's WAY more convenient at the track than having to have one tray and one set of weights that you transfer from battery to battery.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:33 AM   #750
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im running vta which is 1450g i used the atomic battery strap and moved it out to use the batt as ballist instead of adding weight i did have to add weight thought (30g) and i use a 300g lipo.




also i made cf spacers and glued them to the bottom of the pack to keep the pack from shifting in

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