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Old 10-25-2004, 03:08 PM   #1021
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I meant the heaviest items on the car are centered from side to side not front to back....servo, motor, battery in the middle.
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The car is very fast! I am probably going to get one instead of the Tamiya.
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I like that rear end to!
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:48 PM   #1024
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dasupacat- i don't think the car has a 50/50 weight distribution front to back, but it doesn't matter i think. i think most R/C TC carry more weight to the back of the car. This will result in less nose heavy and more agile when changing directions. Just look at the current crop of supercars, MB SLR, Ferrari 612 all have more weight to the back of the car to give it a better handling.
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dasupacat- i don't think the car has a 50/50 weight distribution front to back, but it doesn't matter i think. i think most R/C TC carry more weight to the back of the car. This will result in less nose heavy and more agile when changing directions. Just look at the current crop of supercars, MB SLR, Ferrari 612 all have more weight to the back of the car to give it a better handling.
The car has definately a lot of weight on the rear, and I'm not sure I like it. You're right to think all actual RC cars have more weight on the rear, and that's why overheating only occurs to rear tyres. And I don't think it makes for a more responsive car either. By the cay, are you sure the supercars you are referring to have the same tyres F/R (I don't think so, rear are usually much wider hence the weight balance).
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Old 10-26-2004, 09:34 AM   #1026
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I actually don't think it will be as bad as you guys think.

On the KX-1 the electronics in that car are laid out closer to the Losi than anything else you might compare it to. Motor, battery and servo all down the middle. And while the batteries on the Kyosho are more forward, the motor is right at the back diff. I'm talking about an inch infront of the rear diff. Now I can assure you that the motor produces more weight at the back than the end of the battery pack does. I never experience any adverse tire wear at the rear of that car, no push from lack of frontal weight, and the car felt just as balance front to rear as every other sedan.

Trust me, this weight distribution thing isn't as bad as the pics would lead you to believe.

You guys are worrying over nothing. Just ask anyone who has owned a KX-1, it all seems to balance out.
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Old 10-26-2004, 02:13 PM   #1027
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The best engine layout in real cars is MR with the engine right in front of the rear wheels. This is seen in all open wheel cars and high end exotics. This is a better layout than traditional designs because the battery is heavier than the motor. This improves rear traction and makes the steering more reponsive.
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Nice...[URL=www.fseara.org/gallery/album42/CS_005]
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:43 PM   #1029
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dasupacat- i don't think the car has a 50/50 weight distribution front to back, but it doesn't matter i think. i think most R/C TC carry more weight to the back of the car. This will result in less nose heavy and more agile when changing directions. Just look at the current crop of supercars, MB SLR, Ferrari 612 all have more weight to the back of the car to give it a better handling.
I don't think any of those cars are 4wd though and I guarantee none of them race on carpet.
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:59 PM   #1030
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Looks like there'll be no blade type sway bars...they look nifty. Can somebody post this pic on here...I tried, but dunno how.
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I actually don't think it will be as bad as you guys think.

On the KX-1 the electronics in that car are laid out closer to the Losi than anything else you might compare it to. Motor, battery and servo all down the middle. And while the batteries on the Kyosho are more forward, the motor is right at the back diff. I'm talking about an inch infront of the rear diff. Now I can assure you that the motor produces more weight at the back than the end of the battery pack does. I never experience any adverse tire wear at the rear of that car, no push from lack of frontal weight, and the car felt just as balance front to rear as every other sedan.

Trust me, this weight distribution thing isn't as bad as the pics would lead you to believe.

You guys are worrying over nothing. Just ask anyone who has owned a KX-1, it all seems to balance out.

I'm not worried, I'm just saying it's not got a 50/50 weight distribution, more like 40/60 (maybe more). It is just my opinion, I own a car with a perfect 50/50 balance and one with 40/60, guess which one have overheating problems when it's hot ?
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Old 10-26-2004, 07:15 PM   #1033
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it has a 50/50 weight balance....giv or take 2%

give it a rest with your speculation

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Old 10-26-2004, 09:54 PM   #1034
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a car heating up more because of weight distribution. Side to side or front to back. Maybe someone can explain it to me.
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Nightbreed- what they mean by heating is the heating up of tires due to more weight load on the rear tyres.
I guess u guys r right that the real cars i refered to do have wider rear tyres and are rear tyres. However, i don't think the weight distribution would be a big problem, look at cars like xray for example, motor up the back, batteries about in the middle, so majority of the weight is up the back, yet i don't think there is any major handling flaws in a xray.
Now, i think the weight would actually be closer to 50/50 than what u guys think, i mean the motor is mounted fairly fwd and also the servo weighs a bit as well.
PLUS!, u have to also remember that the layout is the result of the car being 50/50 left to right, not which one is better, 50/50 left to right or front to back? i'd go for the left to right
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