HPI Savage TCS Flux 5T (Skid Plate)

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Here is the original skid plate that I made back in February. I thought I wanted to keep the bottom of the chassis sealed so debris will not get inside of the car. But instead everything is getting trapped. Now I opened up some hole on the bottom of the skid plate so debris will fall through.
HPI Savage 5T Flux - Skid Plate Update
I am curious to see how much weight I will take off by opening up some holes in the skid plate. Here I placed the skid plate on a scale, and it weighs 9.9 oz. I also drew some guide lines to show where I will cut. HPI Savage 5T Flux - Skid Plate Update

First I drilled some holes on each of the 4 corners where I plan to cut. HPI Savage 5T Flux - Skid Plate Update

 
Then I used a jig saw and cut out any excess aluminum to reduce down the milling time. HPI Savage 5T Flux - Skid Plate Update
This is how the skid plate looks like once i clean up the edges.HPI Savage 5T Flux - Skid Plate Update

 
Here is the weigh in…. I took off 3.8 oz off the skid plate.HPI Savage 5T Flux - Skid Plate Update

 
Here is the skid plate mounted on the 5T flux. HPI Savage 5T Flux - Skid Plate Update

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