Originally posted by B4
I'm going to become a proud Serpent 710 owner in a couple of days. I've pushed the Kyosho V-One-RR Evo as far as it will go and got sick of having to get hop up's that the manufacturer should have thought of.
Hey hey hey! Welcome to the "club"! Glad that someone finally saw the "light".
I am also beginning to consider getting rid of my MTX3. After hopping it up like mad to get it real competitive, I thought I was overdoing it until I realized that even Mugen had to admit that its MTX3 needed these hop-ups!
Is there anything I should pay special attention to during the building of the Serpent.
You know, this was one reason I decided to start 3Hobby.Com
because I found that when someone asks a question like you did, the temptation is for us to ask you to look back on all the pages gone by in this forum.
There's SOOOO much info here that answers your question but it is NOT easy to find them all. I wished that people would take time to go to 3Hobby.Com and post articles on their hints and tips, its easily done.
In the meantime, I advice that you follow the manual, but before building at least go to myTSN.Com and search articles on the 710. Glenn Cauley has written some excellent short articles on setting up the clucth etc.
You'll need to find out which servo you're going to use for steering and then MasterD has some advice on that and from me, I'd advice just one simple thing ... place some glue or shoe goo around your steering post holders before pushing them into the chassis/upper deck. This prevents them from being sloppy later on.
I have ordered the locking pins for the front diff and also the ball diff. I have adapted my driving style to suit a oneway. Any thoughts on what is the best drive configuration for the front. By the way we have a reasonably open track with fast entry and exit to the straight.
If the track is as per your description then leave the one-way on but go ahead and install the barrel from the pins kit (but leave the pins out). If you need to lock the one-way later on when you race on another track all you need to do is release the o-ring, slide the barrel, insert the pins and you're ready to kick butt.