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Jul 11, 2012, 10:38 PM
mini e revo basher/racer
Help!

how do mount a wing on the front if my merv?


I have the merv and i have an extra rear wing sitting around. How can i mount it on the front of the revo. If possible can i get pics to see the way it gets mounted also. Thanks.
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Jul 12, 2012, 08:25 AM
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You'll need to fabricate a custom mount for it, there isn't one available to buy that I'm aware of.
Jul 12, 2012, 10:03 AM
mini e revo basher/racer
Could i use my rear wing mount? And just do some customizing.
Jul 12, 2012, 05:42 PM
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There's nothing on the front to bolt the wing mount to, and you'll need to reverse it as well unless you want your wing facing backwards.
Jul 12, 2012, 05:55 PM
mini e revo basher/racer
I mean like could i fabricate the wing mount to be ready to do. I am also prepared to use super glue
Jul 12, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Super glue probably won't hold up to crashes very well. A metal or plastic L bracket attached to the front bumper mount would probably be the best way. Do you have a goal in mind, or is this a "because I can" project(I have lots of those ) ?
Jul 12, 2012, 10:43 PM
mini e revo basher/racer
I am hoping it will make downforce on the front and helo me steer better. I put in lipos and it just does wheelies so hopefully it will push down.
Jul 13, 2012, 09:55 AM
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The wing won't help at all, it's too small to be that effective. You have two options to keep the front down. Put weight up front or run a center diff. A caution about the center diff, if you floor it you'll just see the front tires spin up like crazy and it won't go anywhere in a hurry.

The cheapest option is to just not floor it until it's moving faster.
Jul 14, 2012, 12:28 PM
mini e revo basher/racer
Even at full speed it lifts the front end up and i have a 1/10 scale wing also
Jul 15, 2012, 05:52 PM
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You can try a center diff, it'll be the most effective solution. Like I said though, if you floor it you'll just see the front tires balloon huge and not get the same acceleration as before. It's better than ending up on your roof, but you still need throttle management to accelerate nicely.
Jul 15, 2012, 11:49 PM
mini e revo basher/racer
i have to do hard take offs as i drag race rcs down my road and i cant get a good speed up by the end and they barely beat me
Jul 16, 2012, 09:40 AM
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If you want to drag with a MERV, you're going to need to add weight up front and lower it way down so the CG is lower. There are much better vehicles for drag racing, but if you want to work with what you have a single wing up front isn't going to do anything much unfortunately.
Jul 25, 2012, 08:21 PM
mini e revo basher/racer
my local track is going to a dirt drags. so i am wanting to drag it. i have wheelie bar going on and i lowered it.
Jul 25, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Lower the front, raise the rear. You'll get better weight transfer and might be a bit quicker. Works with real cars anyway...


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