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tonymong
02-08-2011, 02:17 PM
hi all,

ive got myself a s10 bx and as in my previous thread i was wondering what upgrades people have found useful...

my main area of interest is carbo chassis upgrades, ive been in touch wi the guys at fibre-lyte and they assure me that peeps are using flat carbon chassis parts. so before i spend and go in blindly..

is there anyone here using said parts???

made any difference???

any tips for me ??

please

many thanx

tony:thumbsup:

steve-thebabystore
01-09-2011, 03:28 PM
I use carbon chassis, battery brace, top plates and front and rear shock towers from Germany. I also use a brass chassis weight under the cells at 80g with a small servo to help balance out the weight.

steveuk
07-09-2011, 11:40 AM
Hi Steve

Can I ask what carbon fibre chasis you are using? I would like to replace the chasis on my Blast with something.

Are there any other chasis that fit? I have found a 3racing one for ZX5, but not sure if this would fit?

Steve

steve-thebabystore
07-09-2011, 03:49 PM
Hi Steve

The chassis and battery retainer are from Fibre Lite in the top post, other parts from Germany as no one seems to have them in the UK when you go through their website, the distributor seems to not have the parts. Had the chassis made without the cell slots as I use lipos - cost about 55 with express courier. Takes about 1 week from start to finish, will get some photos uploaded asap.
Chassis is definitely more rigid with all the carbon bits.

Steve

colmo
07-09-2011, 05:11 PM
I know the FTX Vantage, distributed by CML, sells a number or carbon and alloy hop-ups. I believe the two chassis, Vantage and Blast, are largely identical?

steve-thebabystore
07-09-2011, 09:08 PM
The only issue I've had with the chassis is cell retention as the flat chassis has no ridges to hold the cells sideways along the propshaft. A little non slip mat under the cell and velcro under battery bar has worked fine so far.

colmo
07-09-2011, 09:50 PM
The only issue I've had with the chassis is cell retention as the flat chassis has no ridges to hold the cells sideways along the propshaft. A little non slip mat under the cell and velcro under battery bar has worked fine so far.

I had the same problem with my original BJ4 - same cell layout. taping the lipo to the battery strap did the trick.

Candyman
09-09-2011, 06:13 PM
I had a carbon chassis made for my blast and then I machined a shallow tray out of delrin for my 3s pack

http://www.ukmonsters.co.uk/lrpblast/blast11.JPG

http://www.ukmonsters.co.uk/lrpblast/blast12.JPG

http://www.ukmonsters.co.uk/lrpblast/blast13.JPG

steve-thebabystore
09-09-2011, 08:45 PM
Very nice example