Originally posted by sn4il
I just bought Serpent 710 last friday and i already assembled it. This is my first RC car (used to fly planes before) and i have couple questions before i take it to the track.
You're going to have some fun with the 710!!!
I have Novarossi TSR12S5S Turbo which I want to brake-in. I read a lot about this proces however i found couple different opinions. Should i use WOT method or just idle for first couple tanks?
Modern thinking into the process of brake-in is that the WOT is a better method. It is basically a process of heat-cycling. With the idle method, the engine never get properly up to temperature and puts more strain and creates more wear on the components. Check out the method in the FAQ in my signature.
Basically set the high end needle very rich, start the engine and start driving on full throttle - keep an eye on the engine temp, that it is within the range recommended in the FAQ.
I was told in the LHS that those tires included in the kit are not for driving. Could You recomend some tires for beginer?
HUH!!! What did he say they were for? Ok, depending upon where you live (i.e. how hot/cold it is), the tyres may not be the best choice. There are lots of different brands out there, but the Serpent tyres are very good - especially the new style rims which I have just tested....they are excellent.
If the weather is pretty warm where you are go for a set of 40 shore and 42 shore tyres - try them both out and see which ones work best with the standard setup.
There is a section in the FAQ which describes a tyre selection process - have a read, as it may give you some useful pointers. But when in doubt, just post a Question here - InitialD will give you a lot of info and he'll be online within the next 5 or 6 hours
What is the best way to make holes in the car body to align it straight on a frame? I already wasted 1 body due to bad measuments
www.eskadra.com/nad/ - first paint jobs
Very nice paint jobs!!!
Crashed_1 will certainly be able to help you with body mounting questions.
I always make the holes in my bodyshells before I paint them - then it is pretty easy to align everything quite well.
For an unpainted shell, I start off at the front of the car - I place the shell over the car in the position which I want the shell to be and then mark where the body posts touch the inside of the shell (the bonnet area) - it is quite important that the body post are short, otherwise you won't get the alignment quite right. If you haven't yet mounted a shell and therefore don't know how short to cut the body posts, don't worry - simply remove the body posts altogether and make marks on the body shell by looking though it to the locations where the body posts will be fastened.
Once you done this and cut the holes for the front body posts, you can mount the shell at the front and then repeat a similar process for the rear.
Hope this helps, Mark.