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Old 06-07-2013, 01:14 PM
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Team Associated Factory Team Centered ESC Mount



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The Factory Team Centered ESC mount allows racers to mount their ESC in the center of the car against the rear bulkhead. In addition, the Centered ESC Mount makes room underneath for the receiver when using shorter packs. These changes move more of the weight to the center, allowing the vehicle to change directions faster. This advantage is even more pronounced on high-grip surfaces.

Its unique, flexible design flexes up to make it easier to install full-length stick packs. The supplied #4 washers are used to make sure your batteries fit underneath.

Designed for the B4 and T4 series vehicles. Visit the detail page for tips on how to fit: http://www.teamassociated.com/parts/details/7498/

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I wonder why the battery strap is that long if it's not attached to anything on the aft end...

Also, I wonder if it's better to have the ESC low or close to centerline... Hmmmm....

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i wonder if this set up will fit under a cockpit forward body (im hoping no)

i also wonder if running a short battery strap like that is going to have an effect on chassis stiffness. (or do the current battery straps not fit into a notch on the back of the battery tray) i do remember playing with this idea back in the day, my RC10T3 and my losi XXXT do handle differently with no battery strap.
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The battery strap fits underneath a shelf but doesn't have really any kind of side-to-side stiffness.

I wonder if that causes any inconsistency since it's somewhat like a friction damper at that point... Could be interesting to try a shortened strap with a long battery.

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:44 PM
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you're talking about torsional stiffness. that i doubt the original battery strap ever had much if any effect on. but parallel stiffness front to rear, from my testing anyway, it did seem to have an effect on chassis stiffness.
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I'm wondering when they are finally gonna bring out the B5?
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Hooligan:

Wow torsional. That's a big word I'll try to remember it.

Torsional stiffness about the X-Axis is indeed what I was referring to. On the T4/B4/SC10, the battery mount is held in place firmly up front (with tapered thumbscrews that keep it very much positioned properly. So it is possible for the battery strap to affect torsional stiffness about the X-axis on the Associated. The Losi though... Not so much since they just have the single body clip mount up front. It does press firmly against the rear on the Associated also, so it may have a bit of an effect. I could feel when my rear bulkhead was cracked, and that part doesn't exactly provide 100% of the car's stiffness near the back end.

If you're talking about torsional stiffness about the y-axis, that's a whole 'nuther ballgame I didn't really even think about. It freely floats back there so I'll claim the same as earlier on this one too. It's probably making a tiny difference since it's kinda like a friction damper for the chassis flex, but that's about it.

Can either be felt on-course? Maybe... Worth a test anyway methinks.

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FastHarry: We've about gotta be getting close...

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Thats what I think..when they start making parts like this that are actually changing the chassis...you know they are thinking about it.....Hopefull before next winter racing...I am really resisting the Durango and 22...
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Well, I should probably clarify...

For Associated, "getting close" I'm betting means that they're thinking about starting to talk about a new chassis. Maybe a couple more winters... The B4.1 is still the "car to have" at our local track aside from a guy with a 22 who cleans up, but would honestly be winning with a XXX or B3. And there's another with a Durango who can throw down a lap every heat that's the fastest by a whole second but for some reason can't string more than one or two together back to back without a big wreck somewhere in between. lol

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