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MHeadling
08-03-2013, 11:54 AM
Post up your pics of you saddle mods.

Are you guys butting the saddles up to the rear mount as per pic?

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy114/headling/A50D9C20-7CF9-4568-859A-527776CDAA2C-2057-0000035387360F18.jpg

Or shall I get the saddle back a bit further by cutting down the rear batt brace mount?

jasonrcb
08-03-2013, 12:13 PM
Thats how i have done ours mark,then the back section is ideal for weights,i will post pics in a while to show mine and how i have also cut the top plate

jasonrcb
08-03-2013, 12:36 PM
How i did mine,i also cut the top plate just to make life easier:thumbsup:

MHeadling
08-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Thanks for the pics Jason:thumbsup:

ben
08-03-2013, 03:46 PM
What advantages have you guys found from running the car in saddle pack formation? I've only run mine with a full size stick pack down the middle so far.

Ben

jasonrcb
08-03-2013, 04:43 PM
Generally the car just feels better with the saddle formation,better over bumps and certainly jumps alot better,you can distribute weight better also,the most noticable thing i found straight off was the extra grip the car generated,that stood out from the first lap

All of us that race together are all running the saddle formation and im pretty sure they would all say the same,you can also run a stubby lipo across that chassis which we tried at the last meeting and again that was also an improvement over length ways

MHeadling
09-03-2013, 01:21 PM
Here is my effort on the saddle mod, strips of heat shrink covered lead weight, total in a T shape of 70g

Bit of dremel action, not too hard to do really:

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy114/headling/7D99875D-1DB2-413F-8602-74214ABCCC8F-3155-0000049E27CB968D.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy114/headling/540274D7-8E94-472C-8651-16955019B39C-3155-0000049E32BA058B.jpg

Pics of the batt plate raised up using 2.5 mm shims

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy114/headling/7825F546-0588-4869-8ECF-5997C986F0C1-3155-0000049E3A5B19CA.jpg

Finished, will neaten up the wiring a bit once tested:

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy114/headling/0731BA72-DBD6-4B69-AF06-0FC203A27B2B-3155-0000049E40B9B681.jpg

tdi250
09-03-2013, 04:56 PM
Looking good!

I was considering the same after I'd Dremeled my side pods.

I'll defo be putting some spacers in to raise the battery strap up.

I'm also gunna try a brass plate under the lipos for weight and to help them sit flat.

Will post some pics when done.

jasonrcb
09-03-2013, 05:05 PM
I run a 50g brass plate under the lipo's,works perfect for having them sit flat and gives a little extra weight down the middle of car.

MHeadling
09-03-2013, 07:30 PM
Thanks guys :thumbsup:

I know Krob is running this layout in his H2 and seems to be pretty rapid with it (B final Off road wars)

If you put a strip of sticky lead down the middle as per my pics the lipos sit nice and flat

Chris56
09-03-2013, 08:21 PM
And i've just traded in my saddles for newer sticks!

Would you get a similar effect by running stick but adding weights into the side pods? if so, how much weight?

MHeadling
09-03-2013, 09:34 PM
It may not be good with the saddles!

We shall see next week when I give it a test.

Ben is running his with a stick pack and been going good from what iv heard.

Yes some nice triangle shaped brass weights to go in the side pods would be cool!

KRob
11-03-2013, 04:19 PM
Thanks guys :thumbsup:

I know Krob is running this layout in his H2 and seems to be pretty rapid with it (B final Off road wars)

If you put a strip of sticky lead down the middle as per my pics the lipos sit nice and flat

No I'm not :p

I did try saddle's but couldn't notice any difference.
Gone back to sticks and will use normal or shorty packs to adjust the balance.

MHeadling
11-03-2013, 05:47 PM
Sorry Mr Krob sir, my info is out of date! Lol :p

I'll give it a try and see how we get on!

mixer
04-05-2013, 08:04 PM
heres mine