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Old Jul 11, 2012, 10:38 PM
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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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Old 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.
Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Could i use my rear wing mount? And just do some customizing.
Old 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.
Old Jul 12, 2012, 05:55 PM
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I mean like could i fabricate the wing mount to be ready to do. I am also prepared to use super glue
Old 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 ) ?
Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:43 PM
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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.
Old 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.
Old Jul 14, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Even at full speed it lifts the front end up and i have a 1/10 scale wing also
Old 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.
Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:49 PM
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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
Old 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.
Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:21 PM
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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.
Old 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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