View Full Version : lipo saddles

23-12-2008, 02:16 PM
has anyone done the work to make the lipo saddles fit the pred and if so does it intail much moving things around.

23-12-2008, 02:22 PM
You need to move the servo and battery posts, back approx 5mm and make a spacer to sit down the middle so theey can't catch the centre shaft.


23-12-2008, 09:53 PM
has anyone done the work to make the lipo saddles fit the pred and if so does it intail much moving things around.

we have discussed this like 156 billion times...

24-12-2008, 09:07 AM

24-12-2008, 12:47 PM
hi cooper.

i have a job application giong in my mother's pub, it says "wanted" comedian. :lol::D:lol:

24-12-2008, 12:53 PM
i'm not far off the finished thing, what material would be advisable to use to stop the lipos hitting the centre shaft?

24-12-2008, 01:27 PM
Very stiff foam would be good.

24-12-2008, 01:35 PM
I have used the old battery straps/bars on my stick lipo car.

24-12-2008, 02:08 PM
I have used 5g weights stuck to either side of the central spine

24-12-2008, 03:12 PM
I have used 5g weights stuck to either side of the central spine
me too... :thumbsup:

24-12-2008, 09:32 PM
lipo saddles are fitted and weights used.

cheers for the advice lads.:)

jeff jenkins
25-12-2008, 06:45 AM
hey migsy,

now that it is all done show some pics.:thumbsup:

25-12-2008, 01:21 PM
pics added NOW, located in my profile pics with the lipo-stick conversion i done on my xrs a while ago.. :D

27-12-2008, 01:09 PM
here pics of the lipo saddle conversion.

jeff jenkins
27-12-2008, 06:27 PM
looks great migsy.. i will be doing mods to my x11 to fit both the 3200 trackpower and the 4800 checkpoint trackpower.. by the way i did get your pm.. i did want to respond earlier but i was busy ..:woot: looks great let us all know how it handles with less wieght.:thumbsup:

28-12-2008, 05:13 AM
nice work Migsy.

28-12-2008, 10:28 AM
and the 4800 checkpoint trackpower..

they don't fit under the shell...

jeff jenkins
28-12-2008, 03:32 PM
hey cooper actually they do fit under the shell as i gt it finished yesterday and looks great. i will try to post pics later. but my car doesnt have any drivetrin parts in it lol.. im just getting it ready for when i start running it again.

28-12-2008, 05:15 PM
Pics please!! Lol
I was under the impression that the bigger trakpower (4800) & their derivatives (checkpoint) don't fit under the body shell.

jeff jenkins
29-12-2008, 07:33 AM
hey i will get some pics up soon i promise.. i would have tonight but i have been here at work for going on 15hrs right now and still got a few more hours left of work. :woot: but im sure tomorrow night i will have some posted after tomorrows workday.:thumbsup:

29-12-2008, 04:16 PM
sounds like you're burning the midnight oil over there.
I don't envy you.

29-12-2008, 05:32 PM
now for my thoughts on this lipo conversion.
i took my pred to the local track in cardiff today and was suprised by it.
even thore i ran a brushed trinity 8x2, getting on the power down the sraight was mentally fast. landing it off the jump gave the impresion that landing it on all "4"s was easier.
the down fall for me was that I came across alot of understeer, i think this was due to the battery weight. I decided to use a pair of lighter springs on the front and left the rears as standard. I did notice less understeer after this but then increased the toe-in to 2dgs. thats as far i went with that as i really need a good meeting to advance the set-up i have started.
any of you lot done this yet? :thumbsup:

29-12-2008, 06:21 PM
This is almost the same setup as mine,


Bear in mind I've got 70g of weight under each lipo, to get it to the minimum weight.

Only difference I have to that is 5.5 (blue springs) on the front and I haven't changed my rockers as a certain person still has my solid posts.

Only changes I now make are to the ride height.


jeff jenkins
30-12-2008, 05:54 AM
im sorry for the crap pictures but my gf has the good camera and aparently i cant use it because it has her wedding dress in the pics on the camera. i will try to get better ones

jeff jenkins
30-12-2008, 05:59 AM
some pics with the body on to show they still fit under the body.

jeff jenkins
30-12-2008, 06:05 AM
what i did was make my own battery post that are made of delrin and are drilled and tapped on each side. they are 1.2" long and .200" in diameter. there the perfect hieght and thickness.. then i use m3 button head screws through the stock battery straps .. but you have to have the battery straps close to the centerline of the chassis so they do clear the body. you can see by the pics that the straps are almost parrallel with the center line of the chassis instead of at an angle like the kit setting. plus i moved the posts back 5mm from stock.

jeff jenkins
30-12-2008, 06:06 AM
also dont laugh but i have no drivetrain parts in my car..lol

30-12-2008, 11:37 AM
hi jeff.

your lipo conversion looks great. when you run your pred, could you let me know if your front end has become light and is giving you the impression that it is always understeering.

jeff jenkins
30-12-2008, 03:49 PM
hey migsy i am going to be adding wieght to it before i run it. i am going to have wieghts on the center spline to space the batteries away from the prop shaft. and i was going to add wieghts under the front shocks behind the gearbox in that open space. the great thing about lipo is you can add wieght where you want it. :thumbsup: