So this from uh dsm off road is their low pro servo mount and battery tray for the lmn rcs. So you know, i installed a bauhaus rc low center of gravity battery tray on my element, recently it’s a good product. Eu gosto disso. I have had some issues with batteries falling out, but i think that’s more to do with i’m using one battery strap versus two. This just came out from dsm just like a week ago. I saw it i like it, it does two things: it moves the battery forward in the on the vehicle more over the axle, and it lays down, allows you to lay your servo down. Então, instead of the servo standing up this way and going through the bottom you’re laying it down sort of like an axle uh servo on axle, but not it’s, still chassis mounted laying it forward to bring servo weight down a little bit. So i picked it up. It’S really cheap about 16 Dólares, roughly we’re going to install it and we’re going to see you know how it performs on that to go along with that. I picked up another zeus: k 35 kg servo. If you’ve been following my channel, you know i’ve run these just about every rig. I have has one of these they’ve been great servos i’m very pleased with it comes with a metal, servo horn. So we’re going to put this on put this new servo on. I have a new small pack of 1500 3s pacote, we’re gon na put it in there.
Take it out back see if we notice any differences. I hope you stick around alright guys. So here we go here’s the new battery tray by dsm offroad. You see there, and this is the zeus – k, 35 kg servo digital 270 degree, so it’s going to be going here, as you see the stock servo up and down this way. You have this mount, and even nice thing i like about this, is you have another mount for a second servo for like a winch whatever, Aqui, you can see the battery tray from bauhaus that’s a nice piece, nothing wrong with it. It is a nice piece. It weighs less than the stock piece. It does lower the center of gravity of the battery this way, but this is going to sit like this. Basicamente, uh and we’ll see we’ll see how how she fits so i’m gon na start, taking this all out and see what we got all right guys so to get this all apart, i remove the your screw that goes into the servo horn, which actually has a Nut on the back side of it and then the the mount for factory. You have two bolts going into your side: um upper shock mount through the rail into it on each side, so two bolts on each side, four total and she should now come out. Probably with some persuasion, be my assumption actually i’m thinking. I may actually need to loosen up the front bumper a little bit to allow it to flex.
So let me try that here we go. I’Ve got it basically out with the sat like that, you can see the sides there sort of wedged in there. So i had to loosen the bumper up a little bit and even loosen this part of the mount here to allow the frame to flex out a little bit and still took some ledging. So i still got to disconnect it from the receiver, which we’ll do when we get ready to connect the new one, so i’m gon na get the packaging opened on this new uh battery tray and see how she sits in there. Bem. So we have the tray mounted, você pode ver. So what it does is it has one hole for what would be part of the upper stock battery tray mount right there, and then you have one two for your your shock mounts here. So three three total going into it on each side, so six and the servo of course, is going to mount right here, and this is the actual battery tray. So the battery i currently have that i’m trying out is this one, which fits pretty much perfectly in there. You can see there’s some slots for a strap that i’ll use uh. If you had a super small enough battery, you could go this way, but obviously i don’t have that looking at it from the side, if you compare to stock battery mount, this definitely is lowering the the center of gravity of the battery down compared to where the Bauhaus mount that i was using had it i think, a little bit.
It does and maybe shifts a little bit of battery weight. This way over the axle which isn’t a bad thing, you’re definitely putting the servo down lower so i’m gon na get the servo mounted next i got ta get that servo mounted and i got ta re hook up my dsm integrated thing, um integrated recovery system. I need to find a different place for the screw for that so i’m gon na get all that done and come back and show you okay. So here we go batteries in strapped down. Servo’S mounted put the dsm right. There servo horn’s on lock, tighted she’s, ready to go out for a test drive, so let’s see how she does all right. First drive with the new battery tray, oh Música. I think we will have to use the dsm all right, Dsm, connected connect, Dsm, see if we can get it out of this little tricky spot that we’re in so we’ve connected over here let’s see what we can do. Look at that so so so hey! Once again, we got dsm hooked up let’s, see if we can do anything: Música, Música, Música, hey Music, então a música, huh, Música, OKEY, i’m gon na do dsm again. Bsm is connected. I love that auto retracting where we go. First drive with a new battery tray from dsm offroad. I got it so there you have it. What do you think i like the battery tray? Sim, it will only hold a small battery, but i really got that rig mostly for competition.
That will be perfect. I feel like it does have a little better balance on the front so i’m liking, where it’s at hope.