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Old 04-15-2004, 11:07 AM   #2836
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Cain,
Wich battery strap are you using? IM using the BMI one with a foam strip under it. Maybe you need thicker or denser foam. The gap is for room for the foam. I have to hit something awful hard to get the batteries loose. It has happened to me but if that was the only thing I get from hitting too hard thats fine with me. I see it happen alot with plate cars. One thing I thought of is epoxying a small thin strip next to the edge of the slots I have some blue fiberglass that would look cool there.
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Old 04-15-2004, 02:32 PM   #2837
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I basically am using the stock TC3 battery strap, non-aluminum. I was only using the strap without a foam brace with the grooved side down facing the batteries.

I am thinking of going with the flat size down on the batteries and some foam.
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Old 04-15-2004, 02:42 PM   #2838
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Are you using the body pin machanism to hold the batter strap on? If so the BMI kit was designed so that you could just put a washer under a battery strap screws and just tighten the screws all the way down to the posts. That fixed my battery ejection problem (as long as I remember to tighten it down before I race ).

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Old 04-15-2004, 02:46 PM   #2839
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Are you using the body pin machanism to hold the batter strap on? If so the BMI kit was designed so that you could just put a washer under a battery strap screws and just tighten the screws all the way down to the posts. That fixed my battery ejection problem (as long as I remember to tighten it down before I race ).

Hope that helps.
That works but, That Can cause tweak problems. If you screw down your batteries The battery Bar Actually Acts like a 2nd Topdeck to the Left of the car... If you see your chassis *You might* see a little slope Type That its tweaking out your chassis.(correct me if im wrong)
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Old 04-15-2004, 03:39 PM   #2840
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true rc racing:that is true in most cases but in this case i did cut the standoffs to be the perfect height for clamping directly down with 2 screws.the strap just kisses the batteries when fully locked and it bottoms out on the standoffs,not the battery.it is however hard to figure being that this was based on a pack that was soldered dead level.therefore a foam strip would be the answer.



Cain,if you try all of this and it still doesnt work,i will cut a shorter set for you and send em out to you ASAP.keep me posted.
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Old 04-15-2004, 03:41 PM   #2841
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hey guys,i would also like to take the time to welcome
Matt Dienes to Team BMI.
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Old 04-15-2004, 03:43 PM   #2842
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ahh ok Jayson. Just trying help the guy out
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Old 04-15-2004, 03:54 PM   #2843
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im not dumpin on you buddy,im just tryin to help.thanks for your input dude.its much appreciated.
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Old 04-15-2004, 03:59 PM   #2844
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Nah, I didn't think so. Just saying If you thought im trying to say something bad about your chassis like it tweaks or something Just shooting Ideas Of my Past so wont happen to someone.

I really didn't know BMI didn't Do it, But then again I have never tryed it.
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:21 PM   #2845
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PROTC3-

I have sent a coupe emails to Jason at BMI. I have had no response. Are you guys just really swamped?
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:53 PM   #2846
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Right now I pretty much used the screw method.

It seemed to work better, but the pack did come out even then.

I bought some foam insulation weather strip and I am going to run that around the length of the battery strap and give that a shot to see if it holds better. I tried the foam used for bumpers but it was too hard.

Will keep you guys posted. Car great however!
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Old 04-15-2004, 05:40 PM   #2847
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get the aluminum battery strap.... it does not flex/.... i used the plastic one on my old irs kit and it fell out almost every run.. i went to the aluminum strap and it was solved....

personally now i tape my packs in.. i am an oval racer by trade so it is second nature to me... i have yet to lose a pack while taping it in... in oval ive broken chassis plates but not the tape ha ha ...
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thanks jason for the opportunity. hi to the bmi crew. hope to meet everyone at a race sometime soon good luck
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Old 04-15-2004, 09:26 PM   #2849
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thanks jason for the opportunity. hi to the bmi crew. hope to meet everyone at a race sometime soon good luck
Cool the BMI team is growing. Nice!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-15-2004, 10:00 PM   #2850
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PitCrew:


Hi,

Yes Jason is really That busy. please e mail me with your questions and I will try to help you. I try to call Jason most every day.

Jason will be out of the Shop on Friday, through the weekend.
Let's wish him god luck at the Losi race. ( he's gotta have some fun!!!!!)

Matt:

Welcome to the Team.
If you have any Questions either post them here and I will try to help. (if someone doesn't beat me to it )

Thanks
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