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Old 12-03-2015, 11:35 PM
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Irvinew, how long is your shock, centre of hole to centre of ballcup? 67mm is pretty common going by the setup sheets on Petit Rd. Would be a good place to start.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:52 AM
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I have heard a few people talking about moving the side springs in towards the center of the chassis. Does anyone have a photo of this modification? Drilling a new hole isn't a big deal, but as it is the springs sit on top of the side links now, and if you move them in they aren't long enough to hit the chassis, even with the spring perch screwed all the way down.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:08 AM
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[QUOTE=EDWARD2003;14291550]
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Thank you for the kind words, however, there are experienced and highly knowledgeable guys on RCtech than I. That said, I'm just compiling these videos to help those who are just getting into or struggling with 1/12th scale racing. I too was just like you guys when I started racing 1/12th 2~3 years ago.

I personally leave the steering speed as is (*as long as it's not a super crazy high speed servo) I just tinker around with steering EPA and Exponential.
As a newbie to road racing, and 1/12 in particular, your vidoes have been very helpful! And for that, I thank you
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott_T View Post
Irvinew, how long is your shock, centre of hole to centre of ballcup? 67mm is pretty common going by the setup sheets on Petit Rd. Would be a good place to start.
Yeah as soon as I posted that; I figured shock length would be the issue;

I don't know what my length is but I put a 2mm shim on the end and now everything is good. Thanks for the help though
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:23 PM
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:35 AM
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Has anyone tried to mount the battery in a transverse location. Is it easy to convert? What where your results?
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Bubonic-X View Post
Has anyone tried to mount the battery in a transverse location. Is it easy to convert? What where your results?
Here is the link to a company that makes the conversion.
I have not tried it but some guys I run with love it.

http://www.reflexracing.net/RSD-AE-1...it_p_2367.html
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bubonic-X View Post
Has anyone tried to mount the battery in a transverse location. Is it easy to convert? What where your results?
I ran that conversion in my car. I liked it, but the conversion didn't work quite like I expected it to. The graphite pieces on the side are too tall to use the o-ring to hold the battery in. I ended up using a piece of TKO lipo anti-slip tape under the battery and then taping it in.

Other than that it worked well. I thought it made the car more consistent through the corner at our track which is lower traction.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:56 AM
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I'm planning a custom transverse conversion for my 12R5.2. Can someone tell me where the battery sits in the Reflex conversion (measured to a convenient part of the chassis)? It would be good to have a baseline.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:26 AM
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I sold the car this past weekend, but if you take the car as it is currently set up and look at where the back of the battery touches the piece that the side tubes are mounted on, that's where the edge of the battery sits in the transverse configuration.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:32 AM
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Here's a photo of the car with the conversion installed if that helps. Unfortunately I don't have a photo with the battery in it.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Cosmo View Post
I ran that conversion in my car. I liked it, but the conversion didn't work quite like I expected it to. The graphite pieces on the side are too tall to use the o-ring to hold the battery in. I ended up using a piece of TKO lipo anti-slip tape under the battery and then taping it in.

Other than that it worked well. I thought it made the car more consistent through the corner at our track which is lower traction.

Just wondering if you tried running the o-ring under the graphite as opposed to over it, might have been enough to close down the gap you encountered.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:06 AM
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AE does make a transverse conversion part:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBLJR&P=7

That piece, and a standard ballcup for the spring perch are all you need to convert the car.

The whole forward deck is removed. All that's left is the aluminum stand and the graphite shock mount.

The main downside is retaining the battery. Double sided tape works great, but it's obviously more difficult to remove the battery once it's fixed in there.

As with all transverse cars, the big upside is ease of charging (NOT an upside if you're conscientious about charging in a sack, but that's for another post); no removing the shock or fiddling with stuff.

Performance-wise, I didn't notice much between the two layouts.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by chris moore View Post
Just wondering if you tried running the o-ring under the graphite as opposed to over it, might have been enough to close down the gap you encountered.
No. I tried that too. It was better, but the battery would still slide around.
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Same here for me, I've tried it too but not a clean success...

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