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Old 07-06-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default 1/8 Onroad car chassis balance

How you you get the car to be balanced correctly without the use of setup board or digital scales? With minimum equipment? With so many combinations of servos and receiver battery packs, plus all the wiring and engine used, how do you get the car to be balanced?

I'm trying to figure out ways to make sure there's equal load pressure on the tyres or at least equal weight bias from left to right and front and back, or is setup a compromise?
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I have a tweakbar with laser:



Works perfectly and easy to setup anti rollbars as well.

Without any tools is lifting up 1 frontwheel and look how the rear dampers are moving and remember the point when the other front wheel comes up. Then do it otherwise with the other frontwheel to see is all movement is mirrorred.
A 50/50 balance in weigt can only be done with scales....
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I have a tweakbar with laser:



Works perfectly and easy to setup anti rollbars as well.

Without any tools is lifting up 1 frontwheel and look how the rear dampers are moving and remember the point when the other front wheel comes up. Then do it otherwise with the other frontwheel to see is all movement is mirrorred.
A 50/50 balance in weigt can only be done with scales....
Laser sights for tweak?? Wow! that really blew my mind...
I've got balanced reactions from both sides of the car, just checking what other techniques are out there. When the car is balanced (all settings properly setup), the car should travel straight without wandering and shud help to brake (slow down) without spinning out right? All 4 corners should show equal wear right?
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Wait.... a 50/50 balance can be done.....

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...uts-tools.html

http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/products/p...397aff210e60c4

The wheel lifting trick will give enough balance to drive a car.
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Thank you Sir,

I think I'll place an order for the balancing pins. This was exactly the thing I was looking for.
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