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Old 10-02-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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I am wondering how I am giong to get my car ready to run 930g any suggestions?
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escpecially when the car already weighs 1.98lbs. or 898.11 g and the SMC weighs around 100g's itself???? IM stumped
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I am wondering how I am giong to get my car ready to run 930g any suggestions?
Actually at the IIC my car was underweight at 924 grams.

I was using SMC pack and was running my tires small...52mm rear and 51mm fronts. It also depends on the car you are running...there were other things I did. But with that said I had a lot of trouble with my car at the IIC. So my being light made no difference.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
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I am running 10r5 with a supra body, smc 4000, gtb 4cell, jr 3650 300mah servo pack with light light weight voltage regulator. My main issue is balance. I want to get close to weight as possible but I think balance is the most important aspect of these cars. I made a balancer out of a heli blad balance point and mounted it to some jaco greens(looks kinda cool) I have thought about putting my ESC in front of the shock in the center of the car, good or bad idea all I think is push push push when I think of that as an option.


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you're running a 4 cell battery?
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no sir the 4cell GTB with a smc 4000 single cell......
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and if someone could explain what the different profiles on the 4 cell gtb do that would help alot . I have never ever messed with any of my settings
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I also had to add lead to my 10r5 in vegas to make 930. No optional parts or al/ti screws. All steel. Sophia body, rs esc, 9650 servo, Spektrum micro, speedpassion 13.5, mrt PT. It only took about 14-21 grams to make balance, and another 14 grams to make weight. SMC 4900 with bullet connectors and 16g wire all around.
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balance and setup is far more important than shaving the extra couple ounces, though it would be nice..
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and if someone could explain what the different profiles on the 4 cell gtb do that would help alot . I have never ever messed with any of my settings
All the profiles do on the GTB is to control Punch by limiting how quickly it ramps up to 100% throttle. The GTB does not adjust the timing like other speedo's, so adjusting the GTB Profiles will not have much impact on the car.
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escpecially when the car already weighs 1.98lbs. or 898.11 g and the SMC weighs around 100g's itself???? IM stumped

How much paint is on the body? Also, how much wire for the speedo/motor and what gauge? The tires make a difference as well. I think you are running a GTB? The GTB is a fairly heavy speedo and it has that huge cap. I dropped quite a bit of weight when I went to lighter electronics. Having said that, with a 1 cell set-up you might be able to lose the fan and heat sink off the GTB.

as far as balance: I am far, far from one of the experts, but if you are going to be fast you have to be balanced and at the minimum weight.
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it also wouldnt hurt to ditch the receiver pack AND voltage regulator, and go with a voltage booster instead. They are tiny and weight almost nothing.
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Could someone advise me the best Gt body, i am running on an outdoor asphalt track...
Mulsane, Sophia, maybe an other??

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