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Old 11-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Older Chassis Modifications (battery slot flex)

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I'm currently running an older chassis with sub c battery slots, now I would like to to modify the chassis by narrowing its overall width. I'm not to sure what will happen once the battery side of the chassis is cut. This would in turn generate "finger like" protrusions where the battery will sit on. Will cutting the battery slots cause flexing issues?

Has anyone had such experiences with this kind of modification?
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Go for it, this is how new innovations begin.

Actually it would probably mess up your chassis flex a lot and the battery slots would stick out and look weird. But if you have multiple chassis plates then go for it.
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i take it you are using something like a 12L or simaliar you may need to make the cross brace into a T arrangment to help keep it from sagging in center but diagonal flex is a good thing
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http://www.miwahobby.co.jp/eindex.html

Click on YM-34
Clink on YM-34 SI 2
Click on 展開図(PDF)

Here is the chassis plate I'm talking about.

Later down the road I'll buy some cheap hobby-king carbon fibre plate and make up a new lower and upper deck prototype. Once, I'm happy with this design I'll buy some nice carbon fibre and build my main lipo chassis.

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:37 AM   #5
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Cutting the slots means you are effectively cutting off one side of the chassis, it will completely mess up the handling. To experiment, get some G10 fibreglass sheet and make a new chassis with that, it's cheap and easy to work with.
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