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marc
2007.01.11, 04:31 PM
Why no heat-sink battery clips for the AWD? We love your orange colored alloy, but we don't see a battery clip! Please make some!

marc
2007.01.11, 05:22 PM
Ok, just e-mailed Phillip and he replied. The reason they don't make battery clips is because they beleave in function over form. Plus, the cost for making the clips out-weighs the need for theme. So don't expect battery clips from theme anytime soon if at all.

mikez
2007.11.14, 10:32 PM
I was also told it would throw off the balence of the car :o

ruf
2007.11.14, 11:38 PM
They are the same size as the MR01 clips.

And the car is already heavy on the battery side.

arch2b
2007.11.15, 08:37 AM
i love the pn orange as much as the next person but an aluminum battery clip is a waste of money for several reasons; throws off the already weight imbalance, i've never had aaa get hot enough in a car to benifit from a heat sink clip. i would venture to say that if you did, you've got bigger problems to deal with.

mk2kompressor
2007.11.15, 10:28 AM
maybe they need to do a custom weight kit for the motor side,that would cure your hunger for more orange :D

arch2b
2007.11.15, 11:47 AM
i kid you not, i know many people that glue coins or weights to the side of the body opposite of the batteries. no reason why pn couldn't make aluminum counter weights for this purpose, all it has to be is a carefully measured block. i doubt it gets done though. they likely have thier eyes on more important things :)

mk2kompressor
2007.11.15, 12:21 PM
i have a few solutions,ill post them in the awd thread later ;)
5g stick on alloy wheel weights work good but there are other ways :)


if pn are whatching,an additional weight for the motor holder things would be good

pinoyboy
2007.11.15, 12:41 PM
i have a few solutions,ill post them in the awd thread later ;)
5g stick on alloy wheel weights work good but there are other ways :)


if pn are whatching,an additional weight for the motor holder things would be good


Is there a noticeable difference balancing the AWD? Me, personally, my car seems to handle the same with the right setup and turns the same in each direction. I feel that the AWD is already too heavy, so I would'nt want to balance out the weight. Instead, I would just tune my car to where I'm happy, which is what I did.

mk2kompressor
2007.11.15, 01:56 PM
going slowly the car will turn the same,its at speed i notice it most on left corners,something to do with inertia.
the only way to tune out a weight balance problem is to alter the suspension on one side,causing other issues such as pulling to one side :(

there is another way to balance it,you will see shortly ;)

ruf
2007.11.15, 05:34 PM
Alloy is too light to use as a balancing weight. Just use a lead tire weight so it's compact.

My AWD gets loose in high speed transitions from right to left when the car is not balanced. I only notice it in one spot on the track.

ruf
2007.11.15, 07:24 PM
Now you guys have got me thinking. Give me until January. ;)

mk2kompressor
2007.11.15, 07:48 PM
ruf,this is how i just about sorted it awd steering and weight thread (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=280994#post280994)

ruf
2007.11.15, 07:59 PM
Nice work. The 3Racing 98mm extension blocks are the best around in my opinion.

...but I'm cooking up something that will work for any wheelbase combo. :)

mk2kompressor
2007.11.15, 08:12 PM
cool,looking foward to it :)

Davey G
2007.11.16, 08:30 AM
Do your batteries really get that hot in a 6-10 minute run? Mine def do not, no hotter then they should be....

Curious to know why you want a heatsinked battery clip....

mk2kompressor
2007.11.16, 08:36 AM
it would be nice for "pimp" status even if it was.5 of a gram lighter,every little helps :D

arch2b
2007.11.16, 10:17 AM
Do your batteries really get that hot in a 6-10 minute run? Mine def do not, no hotter then they should be....

Curious to know why you want a heatsinked battery clip....
i brought this up as well. i've never had batteries get hot enough for heat sink battery clips to be useful and i further argue that if they do, you've got a bigger problem to worry about :(

andreophile
2007.12.12, 12:44 PM
5g stick on alloy wheel weights work good but there are other ways
Don't you think adding extra unsprung weight will screw over the rebound action of the suspension and thereby worsen the handling? Or does it become inconspicuous at this scale?

mk2kompressor
2007.12.12, 01:43 PM
unsprung weight would be wheelnuts and tyres etc,not the actual chassis,the 5g extra will balance the car better.
you can easily save 5g by upgrading/removing bits anyway(im sure just having ti screws will do) :)

andreophile
2007.12.12, 10:43 PM
Didn't you just mention 'alloy wheel weights'? As far I know, adding weights to the wheels qualifies as unsprung weight. Or did you mean to say alloy weights on the chassis?

mk2kompressor
2007.12.13, 12:27 AM
1/1 car stick on alloy wheel weights,they come in a strip of 5-20g over here

andreophile
2007.12.13, 02:49 AM
If it's on the chassis, it doesn't qualify as unsprung weight. I guess I read it wrong and confused the alloy part for the wheels.