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Old 07-02-2010, 05:08 AM   #1111
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Hi Serpent drivers,

It seems that the pros are using the link system and getting the results.I just got my set and interested to know how to like really assemble it.Yes,the instructions are given but I believe theres some top deck screws arent needed anymore.So need help!!with pics please?

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Old 07-02-2010, 06:22 AM   #1112
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Hi Serpent drivers,

It seems that the pros are using the link system and getting the results.I just got my set and interested to know how to like really assemble it.Yes,the instructions are given but I believe theres some top deck screws arent needed anymore.So need help!!with pics please?

Thanks!!
Tq - you are correct, for the link system you do not use the two M4 flatheads that formerly held the radio tray to the center bulkhead. With everything assembled if you hold the ends of the chassis and twist you'll be able to detect a little movement between the holes where the flatheads used to install. This is not something used on all tracks just another tuning tool in the arsenal to allow us to find the best setup for a track.
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hope someone can help me out

My clutch started slipping during my last outing. The only change i made was to tighten the clutch spring slightly as I wanted a higher bite point.

Upon examination... with the whole assembly intact... i notice that the clutch bell (with the 2 pinions) has a slight wobble. The large and small bearings are still good... the cause of the wobble seems to be coming from the top of the housing, where the screw inserts thru the thrust bearing pieces.

I dont remember the whole assembly to have such a 'wobble'.

Can anyone comment whether this is normal?
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hope someone can help me out

My clutch started slipping during my last outing. The only change i made was to tighten the clutch spring slightly as I wanted a higher bite point.

Upon examination... with the whole assembly intact... i notice that the clutch bell (with the 2 pinions) has a slight wobble. The large and small bearings are still good... the cause of the wobble seems to be coming from the top of the housing, where the screw inserts thru the thrust bearing pieces.

I dont remember the whole assembly to have such a 'wobble'.

Can anyone comment whether this is normal?
Did u check the thrust bearing, and was the screw loose that hold the bell housing on
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:12 PM   #1115
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I have a new 35+21 that I brought 3 months ago. I can not finish a race with it, the clutch is gone, turns to dust. I put new fly wheel, new clutch bell, new fly weights. before this motor I have had no problem with the clutch please help anyone anywhere.
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Did u check the thrust bearing, and was the screw loose that hold the bell housing on
thrust bearin is ok... screw was not loose...

I assume the slight play/wobble is not normal?
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I have a new 35+21 that I brought 3 months ago. I can not finish a race with it, the clutch is gone, turns to dust. I put new fly wheel, new clutch bell, new fly weights. before this motor I have had no problem with the clutch please help anyone anywhere.
try a little more total gap in the clutch
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try a little more total gap in the clutch
I have had no problem before I put this motor in and also I run 7 on the gap, I will try 8 and let u know.
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I have had no problem before I put this motor in and also I run 7 on the gap, I will try 8 and let u know.
go to .9 also make sure you are not shifting to soon
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:42 AM   #1120
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thrust bearin is ok... screw was not loose...

I assume the slight play/wobble is not normal?
Slight play/wobble is normal, it should be there.

Do you use Yellow clutch shoe?
some where known to turn to dust...
Get the Red one.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:52 PM   #1121
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This question came up in the 733 thread, so I'm gone post some pictures about a LiFe battery pack I use in my 966, compared to a standard NiMh pack.
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Serpent 966-life-pack.jpg   Serpent 966-life-966.jpg   Serpent 966-life-size.jpg   Serpent 966-nimh-size.jpg  
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Default reply to stefan's life battery in 966 issue

replying to stefan's 966 battery issue in 733 thread:

same issue here but i managed to fit it in. you'll need to mount the LiFe battery as far forward as possible, as the tank sits slightly lower towards the rear. didn't need to raise the tank this way and linkage would clear.

another thing: dont use too much tape on the battery at the rear part.
but if i'm using nimh, the battery will fit nicely with no issues.
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what servos do you recommend for 966?

steering & throttle

torque and speed (@ 6.0V)

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:39 PM   #1124
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what servos do you recommend for 966?

steering & throttle

torque and speed (@ 6.0V)

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Old 07-14-2010, 12:20 AM   #1125
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Once again greetings guys,

Alright,i have already fitted my link system onto my 966.so just wanna make sure,after assembly,is the top deck suppose to move side to side freely or does it need a considerable amount of force to do so?i tried meddling with my top deck and it did need some force to move it.so is it suppose to be like that or shud it move more freely?

Please advise!
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