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Old 02-14-2005, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I just finished building my New TC4 car. I went out and bought all the electrics for the car.
I went with a Cobalt 7t Motor, LRP A.I. Automatic Bullet Reverse, HiTec 645MG Servo, and HiTec Aggressor 2ch. AM.
Here is my problem, after installing the servo and the motor, I have no room for both the ESC and the receiver to lay flat on the chassis. So what are my options? I am guessing that the ESC need to be mounted to the chassis? Can I mount the receiver on its side or on top of the servo? Will this cause problems? I know I need the receiver to be at least 1 1/2" away from the power lines.

What should I do?

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I had the same issue and mounted my receiver vertically by taping it to the back of the steering servo....

you may try the TC4 thread for more traffic and more responses...
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at worst you can mount your reciever on top of the servo. only bad thing is that you're stacking weight.
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I ran my TC4 in the Brushless class @ the Novak race and also had to mount my receiver on top of my servo. Works nicely and only slightly raises CG.
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I ran my TC4 in the Brushless class @ the Novak race and also had to mount my receiver on top of my servo. Works nicely and only slightly raises CG.
Yup...mount your Rx on top of the Servo. It only weighs a little bit and won't hurt your handling one bit.

I seriously doubt even Masami Hirosaka himself could "feel" the difference between an Rx mounted on top of the servo and behind it.
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Are there any negatives about mounting the receiver vertically?
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Are there any negatives about mounting the receiver vertically?

u can barely tell the difference or none at all. some pro drivers mount their synthesized rc vertically.
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never had a problem mounting mine vertical. as it is now.
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My reciever is on top of my servo and I have no problems with it that way.
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Mounting it vertically is actually how many reciever companies recommend them to be mounted. Something about having the circuit board perpendicular with the chassis makes them a little less likely to glitch.
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:15 PM   #11
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This is what i was thinking of doing?




What do you guys think?

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sure why not.,
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oh but ditch the tamiya plugs.
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And solder the wires direct? And are you talking about the battery and motor plugs?

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since its that close if you dont switch your motor out too often id solder the motor and esc. for the battery-esc id use deans if you dont want the trouble of hardwiring. tamiya ones WILL melt on you.
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