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ESC placement

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building a car on the graphite chassis. The new ESC I have is wider than the chassis space left and I'm not sure on where to mount it, I'm considering up front next to the servo. I'm thinking it might better the balance of the car too with less weight towards the rear. no matter where its mounted, the bottom will not be fully supported.

Im trying to put a driver figure in this car so prefer to keep it low in the car.

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Re: ESC placement

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With a driver it's a little harder. We always ran the shock tower or used a battery cup to make a shelf above the battery
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Re: ESC placement

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For my runner graphite i put esc on the side an used an undertray to give some extra side impact protection...

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Re: ESC placement

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MOUNT IT ON ITS SIDE,takes up less room. :lol: don

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THUNDERSTRIKE1 wrote:MOUNT IT ON ITS SIDE,takes up less room. :lol: don
You know, that might actually be doable. I'll have to look into it.

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Re: ESC placement

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But not if body sits really low.Ive seen some mount them so heat sinks stick out the body for that racer look.don

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Re: ESC placement

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I thought you mean mount the heatsink on its side. :lol:

I dont see any idea why I shouldnt try at least.

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Re: ESC placement

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Well, looks like nothing works. even with the esc sitting on the chassis, the wiires are in the way of the body sitting flat.

looks like I wont be able to use the driver either way now. I butchered the hell out of it too trying to make it sit better with the body :/

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Re: ESC placement

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HOW ABOUT THE SMALLER hard plastic tamiya driver figures.Bet theyd work,don

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Re: ESC placement

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The new shorty pack set up with the esc behind is a pretty slick way to go...

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