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Old 12-28-2011, 04:26 PM   #2311
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I currently own a TC6.1 and decided to try a S411 after I found a like new used one for sale here on RCTech. Anyone else in the PNW running this car? I'm looking forward to running this car and comparing it to the 6.1.

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I answered your PM, I'll be happy to help anyway I can.

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izzy...thanks for the help and i will try that tommorrow. I did pick up a speed six body already although i will have to swtich wings. I will report back the changes. Does the gear diff really cause that much difference because in the two I have tried the gear diff it was wicked loose until I went back to a ball diff in my previous car?
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Been "Forum Stalking" for a while, bought the LE kit number 147 and figured it was time to post.

Coming from a T3 2011, race indoor medium sized track here in Florida (17.5 boosted).

Built the car, out of the box the fit and finish is superb (my expectations are pretty high) The shocks are like butter, easy to build with consistent rebound.

Ran the car for the first time tonight with complete stock setup and it was dialed. (removed two rear top deck screws)'

Car is very smooth, predictable and most important- easy to drive consistent.

The 411 has been out for a while and I think commonly had been commonly overlooked. including myself...
Serpent timed the LE kit perfect -before the release of the T3 2012 expecting to pickup some impatient Xray owners such as myself. (glad they did)

Both cars are great, but the 411 box -stock setup as good as it drives from day 1 is very commendable and appears so far to be very durable.

I ran a RS with a Thunder Power 17.5 and a Savox Low profile servo on Sweep 32's. (which btw are a awesome tire)

Serpent -Now all we need is more Florida racers, improved parts support to dealers in Central Florida and possibly a win at the Snowbirds for 2012.

Thanks for designing a great car and more importantly commit to improving the car through a process of running revsions..
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:45 PM   #2315
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ME, ME, me

I answered your PM, I'll be happy to help anyway I can.

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Thanks for the PM. I just ordered a S411LE. Stormer had 5 in stock.

Looking forward to running this car.

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #2316
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Been "Forum Stalking" for a while, bought the LE kit number 147 and figured it was time to post.

Coming from a T3 2011, race indoor medium sized track here in Florida (17.5 boosted).

Built the car, out of the box the fit and finish is superb (my expectations are pretty high) The shocks are like butter, easy to build with consistent rebound.

Ran the car for the first time tonight with complete stock setup and it was dialed. (removed two rear top deck screws)'

Car is very smooth, predictable and most important- easy to drive consistent.

The 411 has been out for a while and I think commonly had been commonly overlooked. including myself...
Serpent timed the LE kit perfect -before the release of the T3 2012 expecting to pickup some impatient Xray owners such as myself. (glad they did)

Both cars are great, but the 411 box -stock setup as good as it drives from day 1 is very commendable and appears so far to be very durable.

I ran a RS with a Thunder Power 17.5 and a Savox Low profile servo on Sweep 32's. (which btw are a awesome tire)

Serpent -Now all we need is more Florida racers, improved parts support to dealers in Central Florida and possibly a win at the Snowbirds for 2012.

Thanks for designing a great car and more importantly commit to improving the car through a process of running revsions..
It's good to hear the stock setup works great out-of-the-box. I just ordered the LE tonight and will run it in 17.5 as well.

STORMER has the LE in stock just in case someone else is looking for one.

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #2317
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Thanks for the PM. I just ordered a S411LE. Stormer had 5 in stock.

Looking forward to running this car.

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Awesome Jim, let me know if I can help.

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:43 PM   #2318
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Bill, there are a growing number of Florida guys running the car. I am still working on my base setup , but so far the car is excellent.



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Been "Forum Stalking" for a while, bought the LE kit number 147 and figured it was time to post.

Coming from a T3 2011, race indoor medium sized track here in Florida (17.5 boosted).

Built the car, out of the box the fit and finish is superb (my expectations are pretty high) The shocks are like butter, easy to build with consistent rebound.

Ran the car for the first time tonight with complete stock setup and it was dialed. (removed two rear top deck screws)'

Car is very smooth, predictable and most important- easy to drive consistent.

The 411 has been out for a while and I think commonly had been commonly overlooked. including myself...
Serpent timed the LE kit perfect -before the release of the T3 2012 expecting to pickup some impatient Xray owners such as myself. (glad they did)

Both cars are great, but the 411 box -stock setup as good as it drives from day 1 is very commendable and appears so far to be very durable.

I ran a RS with a Thunder Power 17.5 and a Savox Low profile servo on Sweep 32's. (which btw are a awesome tire)

Serpent -Now all we need is more Florida racers, improved parts support to dealers in Central Florida and possibly a win at the Snowbirds for 2012.

Thanks for designing a great car and more importantly commit to improving the car through a process of running revsions..
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:00 AM   #2319
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hello all i just purchased a 411 and now I'm looking for a good set up for a track about 65 ft straight, carpet track with low traction, i'll be running 17.5 lrp, boosted with a tekin rs. i have the 2.5mm chassis. Can any one point to a setup that should meet my needs?

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Old 12-29-2011, 04:09 AM   #2320
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try the kit setup first. its actually pretty good on most tracks.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:46 AM   #2321
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hello all i just purchased a 411 and now I'm looking for a good set up for a track about 65 ft straight, carpet track with low traction, i'll be running 17.5 lrp, boosted with a tekin rs. i have the 2.5mm chassis. Can any one point to a setup that should meet my needs?

thank you Brian
Kit setup except rear sus mount spacer. 0.5mm should better.
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What are you all doing to prevent the factory installed steering rack bearings from moving? I went over my 411's last night after practice and found that the steering rack plate had slid 1/2 way up the bearings.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:33 AM   #2323
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What are you all doing to prevent the factory installed steering rack bearings from moving? I went over my 411's last night after practice and found that the steering rack plate had slid 1/2 way up the bearings.
Great buid tips by Chris, the assembly of the servo mounts helped remove the tweak and steering free play.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/serp...swell_Tips.pdf
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Awesome Jim, let me know if I can help.

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Will do, thanks!

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What are you all doing to prevent the factory installed steering rack bearings from moving? I went over my 411's last night after practice and found that the steering rack plate had slid 1/2 way up the bearings.
Jim I thought I had this issue fixed a couple times now but the rack still seems to move every once in a while. Even after locktite the bearings they seem to work their way loose. I think Serpent should re-do the rack with a shoulder in the lower pocket for the bearing to rest on and then use a flanged bearing on the top, but since that isn't happening, here is what I did.

The spare washers that come with the Xray car for the shock build, the real thin ones that are big diameter, just slightly bigger than the bearing diameter of the steering rack bearing, I use those with a brushed motor shim washer. So its the screw, the big washer, the shim washer, and then thru the bearing. Use some blue locktite on the screw, this will prevent the rack from moving up and the lower arms should keep it from falling down. Its not perfect but it works.

Oh and I did some back to back testing of the 2.25 versus the 2.50 chassis and "Numb" is the perfect description and also the 2.50 seems to plant the car a little better, no appreciable time differences between the two. If anything the 2.5 felt a little more predictable on turn in on high speed corner.

I also took a straight edge to the 2 chassis I have, and although the 2.50 is flat, much to my dismay my 2.25 chassis seems to be wavy making it very difficult to set consistent ride height. Its about 0.04mm out in places.
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