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How much weight in considered ''heavy'' for a 1:10 Touring RC car ?

Old 05-29-2015, 01:11 AM
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Mine weighs about 1.37kg with nimh battery and shell on. Is that heavy or normal ?
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Normal.

1380g is minimum race weight with IFMAR etc.

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Normal.

1350g is minimum race weight with IFMAR etc.
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NiMh? grab yourself a lipo!
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Zhangesh View Post
NiMh? grab yourself a lipo!
very soon lol . currently on low budget
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Any car heavier than 1080grams without the battery is a heavy car...
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87 View Post
Any car heavier than 1080grams without the battery is a heavy car...
I got no carbon fibre parts :/ .
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Levion, not trying to sound like a smarta$$, but if you're still on nimh, don't bother about any weight considerations. Just learn to drive your car the way it is, focus on proper maintenance. Weight and such will come after Enjoy RCing!
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Levion, not trying to sound like a smarta$$, but if you're still on nimh, don't bother about any weight considerations. Just learn to drive your car the way it is, focus on proper maintenance. Weight and such will come after Enjoy RCing!
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IF your going to compete, a lipo will be one of the first things you'll want to upgrade to ...it will reduce weight and give consistent energy.
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IF your going to compete, a lipo will be one of the first things you'll want to upgrade to ...it will reduce weight and give consistent energy.
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And if I may say so, if you're planning to compete, you don't need the biggest, baddest lipo either. I had a heavy car and was running a 6000mAh Lipo which was lighter than the NiMH, but then I switched to a 4200mAH and that lightened the car by 73 grams. A 3600mAH would probably still give you plenty of capacity for a 6 minute qualifier or race and (depending on manufacturer) would probably shave off yet another 8-10 grams.
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I'm at 1405, is that about right or kinda heavy?
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Originally Posted by V-point View Post
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And if I may say so, if you're planning to compete, you don't need the biggest, baddest lipo either. I had a heavy car and was running a 6000mAh Lipo which was lighter than the NiMH, but then I switched to a 4200mAH and that lightened the car by 73 grams. A 3600mAH would probably still give you plenty of capacity for a 6 minute qualifier or race and (depending on manufacturer) would probably shave off yet another 8-10 grams.
Just be sure to keep the L/R balance if you make that big of a change in battery weight.
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it depends on the class your trying to run in. for stock, people are running the biggest lipos they can get to keep the voltage higher for longer. for modified ive heard it doesnt really matter as much so you can build the car for weight/balance ect, but you have so much horsepower weight isnt such a big deal. in canada and a belive the us too, min weight is 1380 for tc classes. depends a lot on the equipment you want to run. my hobbywing stuff seems to be on the heavy side and i like bright white backed colors, so 1390-1420 grams is my norm.
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My detc410 is 1465g race ready with 90g of tungsten. Min weight is 1450g for the class I run (we call it sportsman, its 21.5 sedan with sportscar bodies) For the 17.5 class my car is just over min weight with no added weight.
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Hi guys thanks for the replies . I was just wondering what a heavy rc car would be like cause the model that I've bought is now more than 8 years old and has been discontinued. I thought my car will be an old heavy junk compared to the modern rcs.
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