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Old 03-18-2004, 09:29 AM   #1
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What exactly does moving the battery closer to the driveline on the tc3 do, handling wise, thanks.

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Old 03-18-2004, 10:14 AM   #2
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Moving weight closer to the centerline of the chassis increases the speed at which weight is transferred when entering or exiting a turn. Your car will settle into a turn more quickly and straighten out after an apex more easily. It's a fairly subtle difference, but noteable.
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It reduces the tendency to roll under cornering by shifting the weight toward the center of the chassis. A lot of suspension tuning has to do with weight transfer.
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yup! I can atest to this mod, car was faster in the chicanes.
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I just got a FT TC3 w/ 3300 batts, Tekin G10 esc, Axiom 19t, Chameleon 19t, Red Line 27t. Do I need to know anything? Like tips or something?
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What exactly does moving the battery closer to the driveline on the tc3 do, handling wise, thanks.
When the TC3 was first released 3000 batteries were the top of the line. These cells are lighter than the 3300 cells that are on top now. About a 35 gram difference. Moving the batteries inboard gives the chassis better balance left to right without adding as much weight to the left side of the chassis. As a plus to getting the better balance the weight is also more centered thus the center of gravity is more centered and gives the car more grip in the corners while rolling.
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I just got a FT TC3 w/ 3300 batts, Tekin G10 esc, Axiom 19t, Chameleon 19t, Red Line 27t. Do I need to know anything? Like tips or something?
yea...smooth is fast...practice is faster....Warpspeed chassis's are so sweet
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I just got a FT TC3 w/ 3300 batts, Tekin G10 esc, Axiom 19t, Chameleon 19t, Red Line 27t. Do I need to know anything? Like tips or something?

the first advice I can give you is free up the drivetrain (give you more speed) and its a free mod no money comin out from your pocket.

remove the protective coverings on the bearings and make sure to remove plastics burrs on the gears and the housings.
You can use an exacto knife to remove all of this
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As a plus to getting the better balance the weight is also more centered thus the center of gravity is more centered and gives the car more grip in the corners while rolling.
The fact that the weight is more cntered does not affects the position of the cente of gravity. If your L/R balance is equal, then your CCG is likely to be centered.

What it does affect is the matrix of inertia of the car, and that's why the car is more responsive on direction changes.
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HeY!!!

sand the arms down just a lil. so they're free, and no stick to them. this will allow your car to react better.
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When the TC3 was released, i think 2000's were it, maybe 2400's were out then.

Move the batteries in towards the center, and run a slightly larger spur and pinion to move the motor out. This way you will not have to add hardly any weight.
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yup its was 2000's...i remember getting those Fantom Killer Voltage 2000 cells at the time
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