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richardj
13-12-2013, 08:11 PM
Hi all. These may be of interest to S-Works drivers.

rcpower
13-12-2013, 09:40 PM
That's a nice mode you have done!
It really brings a lot more place into the car.

From a first view it is being achieved by drilling one extra hole in order to flip the motor mount and secure it, right?

What does the mod do to the car handling? What about the weight distribution? It will shift more weight to the rear of the car probably.

It might be also interesting to go 2WD with that configuration...

rcpower
14-12-2013, 09:06 AM
If you do weigh and calculate your electrical components, your left/right weight bias may be a little off. If you would mount the servo on the other side it would be bang on I think... I think the car looks even more sexy now:wub

richardj
14-12-2013, 10:13 AM
Hi.

The conversion was done so the user doesn't have to drill any extra holes. Hence servo in normal place. The motor mount holds fine without the extra screw.

The diffs need to be reversed otherwise it goes backwards.

Weight balance is moved rearward hence better traction. Reduces dive to front when braking. More level flight over jumps. Moving weight out at rear gives more feel / weight transfer in corners.

Only parts for conversion needed are. 2x lexan side gaurds. 2x battery posts. Battery strap.

More to follow.

DaveG28
30-12-2013, 09:24 PM
Had chance to drive the car between runs yesterday (I was running my own for racing and had a go with this one) and have to say I was very impressed! Balance felt good and it was possible to push the car hard as well!

richardj
12-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Hi all.

Done another mod to the Sworkz. Moved the servo to the servo achieved better balance.

rcpower
17-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Mine is done too.
I wanted to reuse the existing sidepods as much as possible, so after a bit of dremeling and drilling some new servo holes this is the result:
Her left to right weight balance is 50%

Another advantage is that there is much more space in the car now, easier to access motor/pinion/servo/rx

Can't wait to try her out with the new front/rear weigt distribution, should be great!

s22jgs
28-03-2014, 11:32 AM
how you guys getting on with your converted cars?

Moving the servo over made a world of difference. Went from being better, to awesome.

With the layout and setup I've managed to gain about 20 seconds per run.

Only reason I did it was to get a headstart on setup for the new chassis. Pretty much there now.