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Old 08-10-2011, 03:09 PM   #826
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i am really considering buying the s411. at amainhobbies it is about $20 less than the hotbodies tcx and the parts are roughly in the same price range. the only thing i am concerned about is if a year from now serpent decides to discontinue the car and parts will no longer be available. like what happened with the s400.
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i am really considering buying the s411. at amainhobbies it is about $20 less than the hotbodies tcx and the parts are roughly in the same price range. the only thing i am concerned about is if a year from now serpent decides to discontinue the car and parts will no longer be available. like what happened with the s400.
did you read this entire thread? most of us were also concerned, but were reassured that wont happen. your money, your choice. s411 is a great car
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:30 AM   #828
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changed my mind. keeping 411

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Old 08-11-2011, 04:54 AM   #829
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i happy they made the hooks i have been trying other stuff but dosnt sit as neat
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i am really considering buying the s411. at amainhobbies it is about $20 less than the hotbodies tcx and the parts are roughly in the same price range. the only thing i am concerned about is if a year from now serpent decides to discontinue the car and parts will no longer be available. like what happened with the s400.
I still run my s400 in the vintage class, and haven't had to change a part in a long time just the belts and you can still get them on ebay, and as for the s411 I am really counting on serpent to proceed in the push for this car because I am having a good time runnuing electric.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:01 PM   #831
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on a sad note, here is my 411 for sale. I just had surgery and bills are piling up.

Serpent S411 w/ lots of spares

when I return it will be with a s411
Hope you have a speedy recovery.
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I still run my s400 in the vintage class, and haven't had to change a part in a long time just the belts and you can still get them on ebay, and as for the s411 I am really counting on serpent to proceed in the push for this car because I am having a good time runnuing electric.
They haven't discontinued their 12th scale or their other electric models (keeping my fingers crossed). Serpent makes good quality products at decent prices. I am counting on them too...
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #833
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They haven't discontinued their 12th scale or their other electric models (keeping my fingers crossed). Serpent makes good quality products at decent prices. I am counting on them too...
Why do you choose to use the words discontinued like Serpent is the only one who stops making parts for an older car. Everyone does it when the time is right to release a new car. A few companies continue making small batches of parts for older cars but eventually they stop as well.

As for the S400 situation, that was explained many times in the other thread. The Situation that caused that should never happen again. The S411 has only be released for maybe 1 month but Serpent has 2 optional chassis for it and an optional topdeck. They also have released harder parts for those who want less "flexy" parts. They have an optional motor mount part for a different feel. I say climb aboard the Serpent train, its plenty good and moving fast

It's a very good car.

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Old 08-11-2011, 05:45 PM   #834
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i actually really like the 2mm chassi , i am thinking of tetsing the top deck aswell. the car is very well bablnced i feel even when i put it the balance posts, has anyone else done this to see where whether or not they need the weights ?
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:14 PM   #835
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has antone been testing different diff oils?
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has antone been testing different diff oils?
Tried 3K rear before, as you can imagine push like crazy. 2K a little better. Now with the kit's 1.2K and seems to work very well. Front 500K with 6 gears inside diff seems to work well for me. 300K a little too much steering for me. BTW: This is on very high grip asphalt.
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Oh, can anyone help with a good setup for carpet? We are having our annual carpet race on a small track next month. As it is a temp track we do not have much time to try different setup.....
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did you read this entire thread? most of us were also concerned, but were reassured that wont happen. your money, your choice. s411 is a great car
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I haven't had any issues for parts yet...
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Has anyone tried the new light weight / hard parts yet?
I just ordered myself a 411 and I'm looking at what spares to get.
Should I stick with the standard arms, hubs, blocks etc, or are the optional LW/ hard parts the go?
I've been told the stardard serpent plastic gets sloppy real quick!
I'd assume the hard parts would be a carbon mix & break easier on the other hand..

Any thoughts??
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Oh, can anyone help with a good setup for carpet? We are having our annual carpet race on a small track next month. As it is a temp track we do not have much time to try different setup.....
I'll have mine on the track this weekend, I will post something next week. The first run in kit form, arms where to soft, this weekend I will be using the hard arms.
I will let everyone know next week.
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