Since the GiroZ units transmit infrared
light, they need to be mounted where
the signal can shine upward through
the windshield. Mount them on top of
the chassis plate using servo tape, with
the emitter (it looks like a clear LED)
oriented so it points directly through the middle if the
windshield, ;ere’s a bit more flexibility mounting a
MyLaps transponder, since it isn’t light-based, but on
the upper chassis plate is usually the best place. But if
you are limited on space, like on some LeMans bodies,
you can mount it on the body, tucked into the tail,
as long as the leads don’t interfere with the rear pod
If space is limited on the upper chassis, you can also mount a MyLaps unit ucked into the tail of a LeMans body.
;e upper chassis plate is the best overall location to mount either type of transponder.
Adding a transponder to a Mini-Z isn’t all that di;cult, and Mini-Z racing, especially
in the spec classes where everyone runs the same motor, can be some of the tightest
and most competitive racing around. Many 1/10 sedan drivers I know also race Mini-Zs to keep their skills up between club races on their larger cars. So, if you have a
Mini-Z laying around, you might consider getting in on some of the action racing with
these small, but incredibly detailed performance rides.
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