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Old 12-08-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default Cars with Batts offset to left?

Most cars seem to have batts offset to the right,anyone know of some that are offset to the left? If so prehaps post up some photos
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Shaft-driven cars have batteries offset to the left due to the nature of the motor position needed to be on the right side...
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
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yeah shaft ones are,but is there belt ones that are?
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tc3 and tc4 are the only ones i can think of.
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I doubt a belt car would have the motor on the other side because it would "reverse" the direction of the motor in relation to the car and you would need an extra gear between the pinion and spur for the car to travel forward.
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The later Xray T1 cars (like the T1FK) have 12 cell slots, so they can run all 6 cells on either the right or left side of the chassis.

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:33 PM   #7
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Thats the sort of thing i was looking for!
Now im guessing the servo will mount both left and right depending on which side you have the batts,and also can run saddles by the looks of that?
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The later Xray T1 cars (like the T1FK) have 12 cell slots, so they can run all 6 cells on either the right or left side of the chassis.

this car looks perfect, very good weight distribution which gives you balanced weight transfer, slightly back end heavier which gives you a little aggressive control(oversteer). I don't understand why no manufacturers design the car like that?????
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this car looks perfect, very good weight distribution which gives you balanced weight transfer, slightly back end heavier which gives you a little aggressive control(oversteer). I don't understand why no manufacturers design the car like that?????
The Losi is relatively balanced.
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I believe they all used to be like that but saddle pack only. I guess it's just progress...
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Most were saddle pack years ago but with some countries mandating stick pack batteries only it was easier for manufacturers to build the car with the battery on one side then to try and route a belt or shaft over or around the battery.
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Any chance of someone posting up some more info and pictures on this car? Going to be run as a oval car so wanting weight to the left
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Feel free to add to this post as it isn't meant to be all inclusive.

Shaft driven with batteries left & motor right:
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Associated TC3/TC4
HPI Pro 4
Tamiya TB-02
Tamiya EVO IV


Shaft driven with batteries right & motor left
Tamiya TT-01
HPI E10

If you are looking for addtional information on running a 4wd TC on oval, check out this thread on Hobbytalk - http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=128161

If you are looking for one of the arguably best belt drive LTO touring cars, check out this link for the Corally Assassin oval conversion kit - http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=199764

Personally I own the Xtreme Racing TC3 oval conversion kit and really like the way it handles - http://www.xtremercracing.com/TC3_OVAL.cfm
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Here is one. It is one AWESOME car!

There are also some conversions for the TC4 and Losi JRXS that are LTO chassis.
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