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Old 03-27-2014, 01:30 AM   #6406
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Does someone is using hudy servo horn on the Eryx?
I am running serpent s747 servo horn, it is a bit longer and makes the steering feel better #804154 you will need to add one more 1 mm shim. Also it is cheapper
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:44 PM   #6407
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Durango has a nice 4 spring servo saver with a longer horn that would work very well with the car, looks almost like a Xray, but in a one hole version.

Had a very good weekend racing the final WCIC race of the season. Cars where working great and if your on carpet try Paul Cicarellos setup from the last Rug Burn race, well worth it.

Also Serpents, Steve Soon won both the Stock and Mod races as well as the Championships running ERYX cars.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:09 AM   #6408
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Anyone notice this?

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:38 AM   #6409
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I heard just yesterday that the 3.0 is coming soon. Basically it's the same car, but with misc hop-ups included. When I get more info, I will try to share.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:18 AM   #6410
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All the option parts with a aluminum chassis.

Wish I knew who makes the setup sheet, really would like to change a couple things to make it easier and more informative.
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Aluminum chassis huh? I remember somebody posted Fisher ' car w that. Is that some sort of trend that the other brands might follow? Just thinking of the possible advantage, I can't think many. Wouldn't it bend and cause tweak a lot more?
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Yes I thought that was why we went to carbon fiber years ago to get away from aluminum chassis, but perhaps they have better materials now.

Lower mass weight, not sure about flex capabilities though.
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Yes I thought that was why we went to carbon fiber years ago to get away from aluminum chassis, but perhaps they have better materials now.

Lower mass weight, not sure about flex capabilities though.
Yeah whatever the case is, I'm pretty sure they have found it better in some ways than current CF. Can't wait to see some feedback. Any guess on release date?
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Yeah whatever the case is, I'm pretty sure they have found it better in some ways than current CF. Can't wait to see some feedback. Any guess on release date?
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I heard just yesterday that the 3.0 is coming soon. Basically it's the same car, but with misc hop-ups included. When I get more info, I will try to share.


Top plate towards the rear seems different thus a different motor mount on the horizion
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I'm still confused as to why aluminum chassis are the "in" thing right now. At the top level they might be fine, but at the club level where you're more likely to have some big crashes, I could see the chassis developing some irreversible tweak pretty quickly.

I could be completely wrong though lol.
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As Gary mentioned, we wrapped up the 2013/14 WCICS season last weekend. Serpent took 1st in TC Stock & Mod at the race, and also in the overall championship

Here is my TC Mod setup for the Calgary leg.
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Hey, new Serpent owner here. (I blame Steve) I picked up a pair of used S411 v1 and I've got questions about how things go together. Be gentle, it's my first grown up TC.

I'm using an Arc 64p 96t spur gear, with a 47t pinion, to start out with an FDR of about 4.1. The first problem i ran into was mounting the motor. With the spur in place, I couldn't get the rear motor screw into place. I ended up removing the motor mount, attaching the motor to it and reinstalling the assembly.

The second issue occurred when installing the pinion. In order to fit the pinion in place, I had to loosen the rearward section of the top plate to gain clearance to slide the pinion onto the motor shaft.

Thirdly (and finally) was setting the mesh and tightening the motor down. The forward motor screw was easy enough to reach, but getting to the rear screw proved difficult, as the spur gear was again in the way.

I guess I'm wondering if I missed something or did something wrong. Should I have invested in larger spur gears? (I call it invested, as these things were $10 each!)
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Hey, new Serpent owner here. (I blame Steve) I picked up a pair of used S411 v1 and I've got questions about how things go together. Be gentle, it's my first grown up TC.

I'm using an Arc 64p 96t spur gear, with a 47t pinion, to start out with an FDR of about 4.1. The first problem i ran into was mounting the motor. With the spur in place, I couldn't get the rear motor screw into place. I ended up removing the motor mount, attaching the motor to it and reinstalling the assembly.

The second issue occurred when installing the pinion. In order to fit the pinion in place, I had to loosen the rearward section of the top plate to gain clearance to slide the pinion onto the motor shaft.

Thirdly (and finally) was setting the mesh and tightening the motor down. The forward motor screw was easy enough to reach, but getting to the rear screw proved difficult, as the spur gear was again in the way.

I guess I'm wondering if I missed something or did something wrong. Should I have invested in larger spur gears? (I call it invested, as these things were $10 each!)
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Hey, new Serpent owner here. (I blame Steve) I picked up a pair of used S411 v1 and I've got questions about how things go together. Be gentle, it's my first grown up TC.

I'm using an Arc 64p 96t spur gear, with a 47t pinion, to start out with an FDR of about 4.1. The first problem i ran into was mounting the motor. With the spur in place, I couldn't get the rear motor screw into place. I ended up removing the motor mount, attaching the motor to it and reinstalling the assembly.

The second issue occurred when installing the pinion. In order to fit the pinion in place, I had to loosen the rearward section of the top plate to gain clearance to slide the pinion onto the motor shaft.

Thirdly (and finally) was setting the mesh and tightening the motor down. The forward motor screw was easy enough to reach, but getting to the rear screw proved difficult, as the spur gear was again in the way.

I guess I'm wondering if I missed something or did something wrong. Should I have invested in larger spur gears? (I call it invested, as these things were $10 each!)
Best thing is to upgrade to the V3 motor mount as it was redesigned to make lower FDR's easier and adds a lower screw hole to make access easier. You won't need to remove the mount to remove/install the motor anymore. The mount isn't really needed in modified as you run a much higher FDR.

The pinion is a bit tricky to get on and off but I found if you approach the Allen screw from an angle forward of the car it's ok.

The serpent spurs have holes in them and you can get to the rear motor screw easily. Again best thing to do is upgrade to the V3 motor mount as you get a lower mounting hole which is easier to get at when you are using other manufacturers spur gears.

Hope that helps?? Enjoy your 411 it is a brilliant car.
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