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Old 09-26-2005, 07:54 AM   #3436
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Apex speed-on my RDX-the electronic side is heavier than the battery side. Heres my tips:


Run IB3800 as they are heavier than GP3300's.
Put more of the weight on the battery side. Usually near the back.
RUn a pack with the rest of the weight in the front then a pack with no other changes with the weight in the back.
Put more stickers on the body or run a custom painted body.
YOu cannot go wrong by putting the weight right down the middle.

The cars so sensitive to set-p changes-this would be a killer test.
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:59 AM   #3437
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More thoughts.

Use lead wheel weights. Right down the middle.
Put a bigger cap on the esc and run dbl schottky's.
Put a fan and ducted mount on.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:40 AM   #3438
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Great tips, Ray.

I will be running 3800s, so the 3300s in there are definitely light. Does anyone know off hand what the weight difference is from one cell to the other? I run a Tekin G10+Pro with Spektrum, so there is no need for diodes and caps at all. I took this opportunity to run a single color, bland body for the first time in my 23-years of racing RC. Good move, huh?

I'm going to go to the auto parts store to get a few packs of lead wheel weights for the center of the chassis. It will be interesting to see how the car balances out with all of that weight on it. I might figure out a mounting setup for a fan for the stock motor, too. That should get me close.


18 quarters... lol.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:58 AM   #3439
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Corally does have 8g weights available as well. My rubber tire car was 54g too light for roar rules with 3300s. Cant wait to see how light my carpet car is. I plan on ordering a pallet of weights soon. Corally thought well ahead on weight placement for the milling to be done on the chassis plates and the weights fit perfectly.
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That's 13 weights. LOL. Corally thought about it, for sure. They made the car super light, then made weights to sell for a buck a gram. Are there even 13 places for their weights on the chassis?
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Doug, the thick chassis and upperdeck help with the weight situation a little bit!

With the stock 3 mm pieces I remember having to add a full ounce to be at legal weight for foams

The battery weight helps quite a bit, so weigh it with your 3800's. Other than that, do what Ray said and put some behind the battery and the rest down the centerline of the chassis---there's room.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:11 AM   #3442
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ith the stock 3 mm pieces I remember having to add a full ounce to be at legal weight for foams

Yeah, I'm FOUR ounces underweight! LOL. The stack of quarters on my scale made me laugh. I'm going to see what I can do with the lead weights, and I had talked to EA about getting a thick chassis last week, so we'll see how much closer I can get with the 3800s when they come in.
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Yes the carpet car has the 4mill chassis and the thicker upper deck so it will help. I like the fact I can put the weight where I want it.
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Anyone know the weights of the stock top deck and 2.9 chassis, as well as the 3.9mm and thick top deck?

[edit] I thought the carpet car has the stock 2.9 lower chassis with the 3.4mm upper deck?
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I hope that Corally posts the setups used this past weekend on the site soon. I have been racing at a track in Oklahoma that has more grip than any carpet I have seen. There is absolutely NO slip. Your shoes stick to the track. LOL I have been using one of Simo's mod rubber tire setups for carpet and had great success with it. I would really like to see what the guys used this weekend for mod rubber let alone if anything new came out for stock/19t foam setups.
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I am in the market for a carpet spec Corally.....cannot seem to locate any....and guidence would be great.

Doug- Trying to join you on the Corally crew....lol
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Doug, Cuffs won stock with the same setup he and I had been running with only 2 small changes to suit the track! You're already good to roll for foam!
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:34 AM   #3448
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Looking at the pic of Toso's pits....who made his pitboard....it did not look like a Mc$....

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Doug, Cuffs won stock with the same setup he and I had been running with only 2 small changes to suit the track! You're already good to roll for foam!
Is Cuffs running a plain jane carpet spec?
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We're running the carpet spec with the carpet chassis and low roll blocks.
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