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Old 05-29-2014, 08:56 AM   #91
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How is at track?? Low or high traction track...
I'll be putting a ton of laps in on a very high bite carpet track this weekend
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Most of my 3.0 is built, just shocks left to build or borrow from my 2.0. I have to say my favorite part of this car is they fixed the steering slop. Once these parts are more readily available they will go on my other car.

Cody stated his car is "DIALED!". The track he is racing on this weekend has insane grip and he is close to kit set up with a few changes. I am sure he will post tonight or tomorrow.
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My fastest setup combination from the weekend.....

KIT SETUP, except Grey front springs, front gear diff, long rear wheelbase

This was on VERY high bite carpet....

Adjust camber and uptravel as needed. LTCR was really easy to drive but a bit stuck when the tires got worn out. Mazdaspeed6 was faster on newer tires. Ended up with shocks at 2-hole front/3-hole rear on the towers..... The aluminum chassis is really responsive to setup change, and sensitive to the tires. The car definitely told me when the tires were either worn past their prime or overheating.

For low bite the kit setup with an LTCR and proper tires is a good place to start.
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do you think maybe the chassis has to much flex?

http://www.redrc.net/2014/06/serpent...sis-stiffener/
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do you think maybe the chassis has to much flex?

http://www.redrc.net/2014/06/serpent...sis-stiffener/
The chassis doesn't flex at all when all it does is sit on a shelf, regardless of material.
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The chassis doesn't flex at all when all it does is sit on a shelf, regardless of material.
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Can anybody tell me what the weight of the aluminum chassis is?

Is the new car 20-30-40 grams heavier?
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Can anybody tell me what the weight of the aluminum chassis is?

Is the new car 20-30-40 grams heavier?
I didn't get to weigh the chassis by itself, but the car is heavier according to my scale, by 30-40g I'd guess. I had aluminum/titanium screws on the other car so I can't tell you exactly.
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Serpent just released the Aluminum chassis stiffner for Eryx 3.0 (#401617).


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Most of my 3.0 is built, just shocks left to build or borrow from my 2.0. I have to say my favorite part of this car is they fixed the steering slop. Once these parts are more readily available they will go on my other car.

Cody stated his car is "DIALED!". The track he is racing on this weekend has insane grip and he is close to kit set up with a few changes. I am sure he will post tonight or tomorrow.
Did they change anything on the bearings on the steering system as well? The bearings on 2.0 would come out from time to time.
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Did they change anything on the bearings on the steering system as well? The bearings on 2.0 would come out from time to time.
Come out from time to time? You mean your steering assembly would physically fall apart?.....

They are pressed into the arms now, and have a lot less slop than before.
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Did they change anything on the bearings on the steering system as well? The bearings on 2.0 would come out from time to time.
The 3.0 steering rack has pressed in bearings in the arms and the rack itself now uses a pressed in flanged bearing, very slop free with no mods required.

The lower bulkhead bearing holders are machined out quite a bit compared to the 2.0 and lower versions.

The ball links are considerably better as far as too tight or too loose, these ones are just right.

There is very little trimming of plastic required off of trees. Very small amounts of flashing cleaned up easily with a file.

The shock pistons are now all already separated and looks like there is no prep work required to clean flashing up as when they where on a tree.

The diff gears look like they are a harder material than the previous ones.

The kits are really cleaned up compared to the previous kits which where not that bad.

The misses

As expected, the kit only comes with the 4* c-hubs, no real surprise here, but wish they would fix that up in the description of the car.

There is no 3rd body post provision on the shock tower as stated.

The rest of the car assembly is very good.
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I didn't get to weigh the chassis by itself, but the car is heavier according to my scale, by 30-40g I'd guess. I had aluminum/titanium screws on the other car so I can't tell you exactly.
Thanks Cody.

That's about what I thought it would be.
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Thanks Cody.

That's about what I thought it would be.
I'll be tearing it down soon anyway so I'll post the exact weight against all the CF plates.

For what it's worth, the weight of the aluminum chassis helps a TON with stability, specifically when clipping corner dots or other "obstacles". Monti uses a lot of small corner dots (Euro style haha) and I noticed I was confident with tighter lines, as hitting a dot only seemed to slow the car a tad as opposed to the tendency to bicycle with the previous car.
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