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Old 2010.04.06, 11:48 PM   #1
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MantisWorx F1 t plate system

here is my latest attempt but i need some feedback on the idea. im confident that this plate with the new kyosho DDS is going to be superior BUT as you can tell by the pic changing the batteries is a PITA, pesonally it doesnt bother me especially if it makes the car perform better. an idea i had was to make a stand that holds the car upside down. let me know what you think.

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Old 2010.04.07, 02:40 PM   #2
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thats a bit more than i'm willing to do for performance gains. that doesn't even look remotely practical regarding battery changes which will be every qualifier and main. i know it's only 4 screws but thats just my opinion.

others i'm sure will not mind at all.
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Old 2010.04.07, 02:51 PM   #3
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i definately understand but if it ends up making the car easier to drive and faster its worth it! but your right it is a pain!! i will do some preliminary testing within the next few days. im just taking a shot!!
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Old 2010.04.07, 02:52 PM   #4
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then again its no worse than having to tape and solder every battery pack on bigger cars!! food for thought!
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Old 2010.04.07, 03:35 PM   #5
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Marcus... try this... should work and it will be a hell of alot lighter and will give you options for soft med hard as well... and you will still be able to use stock battery tray cover...

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Old 2010.04.07, 03:42 PM   #6
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already did and it was entirely too flimsy! i havent given up on it yet just ned to try some stiffer material




there is not as much room as you would think!!
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Old 2010.04.07, 03:44 PM   #7
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my design should give you a stronger longer arm to act more like a 2wd tplate.. and shouldnt be flimsy as you can make it whatever width you want... i guess the wider you were to go the softer the carbonfiber could be...
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Old 2010.04.07, 04:02 PM   #8
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your design wont work, look at the distance between the battery holder and the motor on the pic. i used all of the available space unless you see something that i dont! the motor is at the saem level as the carbon so it cannot go back that far.
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Old 2010.04.07, 04:09 PM   #9
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then again its no worse than having to tape and solder every battery pack on bigger cars!! food for thought!
understood, and i'm sure plenty of people are willing to do that, ie many already remove the on/off switch requiring you to take out a battery just to turn the car off. many don't mind hacking their body to bits to get it to run perfectly either.

as for me, it's a bit too much. i don't do battery packs or larger scales but i'm familiar with the routine. i voided battery packs with my mrcg as well just so i wouldn't have to deal with all that. i don't think the average mini-z owner is willing to do that, just as they are not willing to move to lipo/life as aaa is just too convenient.
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Old 2010.04.10, 09:35 PM   #10
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WOW!! this setup is the way to go, the rear is sooooo planted now. the combo of the new front and "T" rear makes the car so much smoother and transitions are incredible. this is definately going to be the setup even though battery changes are more difficult.next week im going to play with different levels af stiff and they will go on sale in about a week. CT drove the car today and maybe he can chime in on how it felt to him.
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Old 2010.05.11, 12:19 PM   #11
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Hi!

any progress on the rear end ?

I am interested to find out as the PNWC is in September and a good solution for the rear is needed should one even consider driving the F1.
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Old 2010.05.31, 09:58 AM   #12
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The T plate system is finalized and will be ready to ship in a few days! A couple of notes about it: It will only work with the PN mount as you have to grind off the two webs on the bottom to make it flat and will come with two carbon spacers. Pricing will be 22.00. there will be pix and pre-order on the website later this evening.
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Old 2010.06.02, 02:22 PM   #13
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Final version!

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Old 2010.06.30, 10:23 PM   #14
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just wanted to give everyone some info. i installed mine on an atomic mount with no problems. installs just like it would on a pn mount. just in case anyone was not looking at getting one for that reason
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pix please! i didnt think it would work
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