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Old 07-14-2009, 05:35 PM
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thanks for the pics and info dsyed.

now i more or less know how to approach this Lipo issue on my 104's upper deck...
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:42 PM
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How did you remove the portion that's obstructing the Trakpower pack from sliding smoothly into the slot?

Did you picture it before putting it on? Thanks in advance!
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also be sure to cover the dremeled area on the carbon fiber upper deck... i am using duct tape so in case the electric plugs ever touch the upper deck there is no short because they are pretty close right now but not touching..
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Alfie View Post
How did you remove the portion that's obstructing the Trakpower pack from sliding smoothly into the slot?

Did you picture it before putting it on? Thanks in advance!
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i'll try to post more pics tonight specially with the pack sliding in... i had to cut off the inside bottom area of those two things that hold the esc and rx... that gives enough room to slide the pack in...

once i start to slide the pack i have to plug the negative power plug in through the top deck and then the positive plug... once the negative is in i have to push a little sideways the downwards for the pack to be securely in...

i can then use the battery mount to close up... maybe i need to do a video would be easier to explain and show...


also for lipo users the car weighs about 850g and change... super light... i think i need to add at least another 100 - 150g but of course space is an issue but what are you guys using to add weight to the car?
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:32 PM
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Thanks in advance for posting the pictures.

I use lead weights from the tire shops that does real cars' tires and wheels. There's usually a piece of double-sided adhesive that's already applied on it, ready for us. It comes in a strip of 12 pieces, each piece weighing 5g. You can either get it for free or some a couple of bucks.

I'm also sure that there are companies making weights for RC applications. By far, the lead weights are good and cheap enough. I used them on my F103s.
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Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
i'll try to post more pics tonight specially with the pack sliding in... i had to cut off the inside bottom area of those two things that hold the esc and rx... that gives enough room to slide the pack in...

once i start to slide the pack i have to plug the negative power plug in through the top deck and then the positive plug... once the negative is in i have to push a little sideways the downwards for the pack to be securely in...

i can then use the battery mount to close up... maybe i need to do a video would be easier to explain and show...


also for lipo users the car weighs about 850g and change... super light... i think i need to add at least another 100 - 150g but of course space is an issue but what are you guys using to add weight to the car?
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:28 PM
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Question:

Anybody here uses Tire Warmers for their F1 rubbers/Foams?

If so what type of tire warmers?

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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
Question:

Anybody here uses Tire Warmers for their F1 rubbers/Foams?

If so what type of tire warmers?

Thanks
try to get the old type of warmers from trinity.

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try to get the old type of warmers from trinity.

I have been.. it seems that nobody is selling them anymore..
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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
I have been.. it seems that nobody is selling them anymore..

I have those... Those are cheap and good..
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I have those... Those are cheap and good..
you selling?
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Default trakpower 4900/5400 lipo

so finally got a chance to take some shots of the lipo packs and their fitting... something i forgot to mention... i am using a smaller nut on the rear right side of the lower deck to create more clearance...

the rest should hopefully be pretty clear through the photographs
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few more...
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Okay after reading this thread I want one now!

Only problem is I can't seem to find a shop that has them in stock at a decent price.

Anyone know where I can get one?

By the way I'm in Australia.

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Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
so finally got a chance to take some shots of the lipo packs and their fitting... something i forgot to mention... i am using a smaller nut on the rear right side of the lower deck to create more clearance...

the rest should hopefully be pretty clear through the photographs
based off from the pic, i see the pack doesn't sit squarely in the chassis... you're also not using the front battery stopper. this doesn't upset the chassis balance and handling?
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Hey dsyed1,

Thanks for taking the trouble to post those pictures! Does it mean that the pack is slanted a little when in the chassis?

Also, I noticed that you have not popped in those ball ends to your front arms. You may want to do so with a round handle.

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you selling?
I can't find anything more versatile than this....
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