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Old 02-11-2019, 07:52 AM   #41
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So does anyone remember that time way back last week where I shared the broken battery stop I printed?



Yeah, me either. If it wasn't in this thread, I would have no idea.

There was probably something said about redesigning it to prevent breakage. Those events did actually come to pass but in my time honored tradition of complex solutions to simple problems.

Introducing battery stop 2.0.



That isn't even close to the first part, what is wrong with me?

Redcat gives you 2 options: the stock position of low as possible or this optional 3D printed mount that gets the battery forward but raises it way up.



Well, I was thinking (problem #1) that the original battery tray is pretty good but let's see how far forward we can shove it without raising it.

Redcat's optional battery tray is raised because they want to clear the radio box and ESC. Well, the ESC can be easily moved and the receiver box doesn't actually do all that much so disregarding those parts frees me up.

The bare minimum of clearance is over the intermediate shaft between the transmission and transfer case which was exactly the goal.



This is the result of my completely uncertified, untrained, amateur engineering.



My Gen 8's ambition to be a TRX-4 comes ever closer to reality.

Oh yeah, I also included this spiffy hinged strap for 1 pin battery changes.



Bonus feature:



There is now unrestricted access and clearance for adjusting the position of the transfer case. Most helpful for future use.

All for now.

Thank you for reading and may your day be jubilant and filled with good fortune.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:13 AM   #42
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Nice. I actually prefer velcro for the battery straps, because I use varying sizes of batteries. If you only stick with a specific battery size, I guess it wouldn't matter.

My HoBao DC1 actually has something similar to yours, but it uses a rubber strap that gets stretched over the battery.

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:41 AM   #43
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Nice. I actually prefer velcro for the battery straps, because I use varying sizes of batteries. If you only stick with a specific battery size, I guess it wouldn't matter.
The hinged strap setup was mostly an experiment but it came out pretty good. I had another design where the strap pivot and catch could be adjusted for different height packs but never followed through on it. There is a version that uses velcro straps which needs to be tested out. The velcro version should print cleaner and much faster so I may change over.
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