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Old 12-19-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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hey guys im getting fed up with my saddle packs on my FK04, i have shorted out 2 batterys in the last month due to these. its the screws i put in the saddle pack holders they always come loose during races ( yes the are locktighted) and its really starting to cost me!. Is there anyway i can run just a normal battery? 6 cells all together? i see the T1 evo 2 can switch around, they are pretty much the same car. If anybody has changed or has any ways to help me out that would be great!. would a battery pack on the one side throw off the weight and cause it to pull to the left? thanx again!!
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maybe ask on the fk05 thread to see if all the parts from the 04 fit the 05 chassis, this could help solve the issue
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Can you use a battery strap??
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I ran that car for a long time (great car) file the slots on a 45 wide and long dremel slots for straping tape. There will be no more shorting.
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I ran that car for a long time (great car) file the slots on a 45 wide and long dremel slots for straping tape. There will be no more shorting.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:05 PM   #6
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drilling? you mean like the straps that hold the batterys or what? i dont quite understand what you mean. Im new in the electric on-road.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:09 PM   #7
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if you look at a FT tc4 chassis you will see slots at each end of where the battery fits...its for taping the cells in...thats what he meant i think......i have a fk04 and dont have this problem though.......
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I think he meant file the slots til you get 45 degree edges so that the batteries sit deeper in them.

Kind of turns those slots from looking like
|___| |___| |___|
to
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Dremel is an electric tool that grinds things, so he meant to grind a long slot for the strapping tape to go through and wrap it round the cells and the chassis. It's a bit of a hassle. Saddlepacks are great for keeping your car balanced but I hate them almost as much as I hate E-clips.

Oh ya, if you do decide to file or grind your graphite chassis, wear a mask because graphite dust is not a good thing to have in your lungs.
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