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Old 07-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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so im thinking about corner balancing my 1/10 scale car, my question is how many grams roughly will i need on the scale? is 1000gram capacity enough for each corner? or will i need something with more capacity?
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That's a eight pound capacity you should be OK for everything but a truggy.
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I too have been thinking about building a set if scales. I believe 1000 gram scales would work These are scale I found on Ebay they were $7 shipped each and they won't combine on shipping, 1000g/28g per OZ=35.7 oz=2.23 lb per scale. I thought that is more then enough to balance a touring car front to back and side to side.

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That's a eight pound capacity you should be OK for everything but a truggy.
More like 2 pounds not 8 !!!
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More like 2 pounds not 8 !!!
Per scale, i I would assume he plans on using four scales so 2x4= ?
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Yes, 1000g (1kg) per corner will work very well. That's what kind of set I use. You could get away with 500 but you'll be limited in flexibility in use. If you get 1kg scales you can do curb weight using 2 front/rear under the chassis.
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awesome, thanks for the replies guys, seems like a 1000gram capacity per scale is perfect for a 1/10 on-road car.

and for those curious, yes i will be doing 4 scales, one on each corner.
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Typical corner weights will be in the region of 300g (Electric TC) so 500g scales would be enough.
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