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Old 2002.08.31, 06:33 PM   #1
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Weight... I need help packin on the pounds...

I need help deciding where, and how much weight to add to the car to make it handle more realistically.

Most cars in real life wouldn't start doing donuts if you accelerated too fast... they'd just burn out and squeel the tires.

I'm having trouble getting my Z to grip with the fronts. Weight seems like a fair solution, because if you take the scale weight as well as size of a mini-z... it should be like 100 pounds.. but it's only in the 100-150 range.
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Old 2002.08.31, 07:49 PM   #2
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Weight a minute... that's been discussed before

Scott,

Read this:

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showth...&threadid=1136
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Old 2002.08.31, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thanks mondo.

I've decided to start adding weight to my Z to help it perform.

I find the power to be overly sufficient with NiMH'es and a 9t pinion, and I can still easily spin out the wheels, and have massive understeer...
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Old 2002.08.31, 09:22 PM   #4
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Thanks mondo.
I've decided to start adding weight to my Z to help it perform.
I find the power to be overly sufficient with NiMH'es and a 9t pinion, and I can still easily spin out the wheels, and have massive understeer...
Just remember that if you do add weight, that adds to the car in everything... including crashes!!! So, a car's crash will be much worse with more weight on the car.
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Old 2002.08.31, 09:46 PM   #5
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Crashes? What are those? Doesn't sound like anything i've done before...

Yes, I know, but the un-realism of the massive acceleration donuts and loss of control into donuts, and everything into donuts is really getting on my nerves ;-)
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The Thunderer,

You got that rite. I taped a couple coins inside my car and the crashes were louder than b4....
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Old 2002.09.02, 11:24 AM   #7
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scottmcleod...

hi... check this thread out... it's kinda long... i put tamiya 4wd weights on my vitz... on the front bulkhead (4grams), and under the motor mount (4 grams) ...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showth...t=lead+weights
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Old 2002.09.02, 11:32 AM   #8
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just wondering... anybody else still keep weights on their cars???
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Old 2002.09.02, 11:51 AM   #9
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Re: Weight... I need help packin on the pounds...

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[B]Most cars in real life wouldn't start doing donuts if you accelerated too fast... they'd just burn out and squeel the tires./B]
Most cars in real life won't go over 500 scale miles per hour and have, who knows, like 5000 scale horsepower!!!

LOL Anyway, I get what you're saying I always say this but I'm not going to explain it again because noone seems to like my "tweak idea", but if your car starts doing donuts off the line when you gun it, you need to check your H plate tweak.
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Old 2002.09.02, 12:15 PM   #10
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I've heard of adjusting tweak (tweaking , I guess) on bigger scale cars, but your the first to mention it in relation to a Mini-Z!
It makes sense, I guess, but difficult to achieve. Not so much for the H-plate tweak, but trimming the front coils would be a pain in the a$$...

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I've explained this maybe 10 times or more on the forums, lemme see if I can find one of them
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Here's one:

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showth...&threadid=3307

and here is the latest one:

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showth...&threadid=4182
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Old 2002.09.02, 03:05 PM   #13
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Hrm... All very good information, thank you!

I'm thinking about the whole roll-shock setup. I like that very much, and it seems much more realistic than the dinky H-plate.

I'm going to add some weight in the front between the wheels, and in the back below the motor mount.
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