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Old 06-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #166
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There are a couple of areas that require these set screws, the reaason being to keep the pins and bearings in place. Be careful with the ones for the bearings. If you tighten them too much they put pressure on the bearing and that in turn puts pressure on the wheel shaft which will not allow the car to roll freely.

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the screw i am talking about plugs the hole at the end of the green arrow . and it doesn't retain anything.
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its really not important, i just would be a happier person if i knew what it is there for........... maybe it's my ocd lol
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:30 AM   #167
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For those of you that are building your Serpents or trying to figure out a good set-up, you are going to have a big smile on your face once you do. I ran my Serpent for the first time this past weekend in Chicago. I was real excited when I first saw it at the RC Pro race in Houston two months ago. I was even more excited when I built it. But driving it was just the icing on the cake. The car was just awesome! Ofna and Kyosho better step up their game otherwise it's going to be a field of Serpents!!!
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #168
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thanks for taking the time to reply guys

the screw i am talking about plugs the hole at the end of the green arrow . and it doesn't retain anything.
no beers yet !
its really not important, i just would be a happier person if i knew what it is there for........... maybe it's my ocd lol
That is the setscrew that keeps the bearing from moving. Don't tighten it to far or it will put too much pressure on the bearing and not allow the car to roll freely. I tighten them until I feel resistance while trying to turn the axle/shaft and then back off about a quarter turn.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #169
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thanks for taking the time to reply guys

the screw i am talking about plugs the hole at the end of the green arrow . and it doesn't retain anything.
no beers yet !
its really not important, i just would be a happier person if i knew what it is there for........... maybe it's my ocd lol
A lot of people take out the engine and radio and clean their car with a hose and water. When they are finished they will take out the setscrew and insert the little red straw from a can of WD-40 and flush the bearings out to clean and prevent rust. Not required but a nice touch so you do not have to disassemble the axle assemblies.

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A lot of people take out the engine and radio and clean their car with a hose and water. When they are finished they will take out the setscrew and insert the little red straw from a can of WD-40 and flush the bearings out to clean and prevent rust. Not required but a nice touch so you do not have to disassemble the axle assemblies.
Hmmmm? I guess you do learn something new everyday. I stand corrected. Thanks Doug.

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I ran the cobra Gr for the first time at the Byron's race with work and all I just had enough time to finish it before race day car handles good out of the box I cannot wait to get it all dialed in. My engine choice for the race was a Picco P7 Evo 3 off road engine with a dynamite high torque pipe. I was using 16%, after ten mins quali I still had fuel in the tank I'm estimating 11mins per tank maybe more...

I'm going to soften the rear suspension and stiffen the front. Hopefully the spring set becomes available before next race. I had a few bugs nothing major just add locktie here and there and that was it. I was very impressed with the clutch after more than 2 hrs shoes still look like new very nice.

Paolo's car looked amazing he lapped everybody in the main. I wonder what engine he was running it was super fast.
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Hows the xceed gt tire compare to other brand?
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We have our first Serpent GT on the track today and looks pretty cool. I have already have two guys ready to come out and start racing with other brands of cars. I am hoping this brings more attention to nitro. Sometimes nitro scares new racers into nitro racing, but I think with the slower speeds, cost of engine, size and easy to drive it will attract more new racers and old into the hobby of Nitro. Serpent did a great thing by designing the GT car for this class. The funny thing while breaking the engine in it kept dying which is part of breaking a engine but the funny thing is the Serpent GT drive train is so free it rolls all the way back to the pits, and I am talking a good 150 foot plus after engine shut down at a slow speed. Rolls forever, nice.....


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I've had the weirdest thing happening to my Cobra, on three different occasions I have gotten back to the pit and found that my left rear drive shaft has a big bend in it. No big crashes, no slides into the barriers, no broken carriers or a-arms or wheels, nothing, just a bent shaft. It bends fairly easily back into a relatively straight shape but seems weird that it is so pliable.

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For those of you that are building your Serpents or trying to figure out a good set-up, you are going to have a big smile on your face once you do. I ran my Serpent for the first time this past weekend in Chicago. I was real excited when I first saw it at the RC Pro race in Houston two months ago. I was even more excited when I built it. But driving it was just the icing on the cake. The car was just awesome! Ofna and Kyosho better step up their game otherwise it's going to be a field of Serpents!!!
Ya think I should go and get one?
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Ya think I should go and get one?
Hey pit, those GT8s sure look good on the shelf but they look even better on the track
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Hey pit, those GT8s sure look good on the shelf but they look even better on the track
Easy ... easy there. I was just giving u sum more track time.
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Can somebody post weight of car, wheels on, no body, no fuel; ie ready to roll but fuel and shell.

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Can somebody post weight of car, wheels on, no body, no fuel; ie ready to roll but fuel and shell.

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A good friend in Brazil is testing his Cobra GT, and told me full ready to race but without fuel, his car came to 3.400grs ... thats very light considering our southamerican international races rules call for 3.500grs ...

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