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Old 05-13-2013, 08:48 PM   #286
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:08 AM   #288
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The stand pipe is too short. I have made ​​one a little longer so that the pipe stays in correct position? You think so?
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #289
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I just received the new Pit-Caddy #190500
I'm impressed. Good construction, side-pockets and slots for the tools.
Really nice job.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #290
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Cut off 2mm on the three stock screws and check it. It might need a little more than 2mm.
I think 2mm should work. Gonna play it safe and cut more if need be. What servos are you running Paulie? I just picked up a couple of Savox. Excited to see how they perform.
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I think 2mm should work. Gonna play it safe and cut more if need be. What servos are you running Paulie? I just picked up a couple of Savox. Excited to see how they perform.
I've been happily running all KO Propo radio and servos now for many years.

Savox should be fine.
You will need to place the small rectangular servo-spacers (kit) behind the servo "ears". I believe there are 3-4 different width spacers. For steering for example, try and see which spacer for savox will line the servo horn perfectly so that the horn is about 1mm-1.5mm away from the tank when in the back position. Same for the throttle, the horn with the ball on it should line-up and allow the linkage to snap-on perfectly at 90 degrees. Just play with the different spacers and you'll get it.

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Old 05-16-2013, 06:24 AM   #292
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Paulie, one last question.....at least for this week...

Did you first build your car to the default setup? I dont need any of your secret tweaks, but were there any settings you recommend I use that may differ from default setting. Better yet, what feel does the default setup give the car. I like alot of steering, and I characterize FBF as technical/tight with medium traction. Therefore, I usually pull setup sheets off serpent site that are for tracks with similar qualities. Just trying to catch up as quick as possible. Getting a late start to this season. New girlfriend, daughter graduating HS, shucks, its a wonder I am even able to think about racing...

Thanks again for all you help!!!!

Matter of fact: Anyone that can shed some light I definitely welcome all advice, drove Mugen for the last 7 years, and the last snake I raced was the 950, so I havent had a reptile as a pet in a good while...
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My settings are as per original factory instructions, except I went back to a narrower front end (following the assembly addendum of widening the front axle) for more steering. My measurement from the chassis to the outer edge of the steering pivot is 90mm instead of 91mm.

I found the centre 38g weight ballast extremely useful in changing the handling chracteristics of the car. If I want more steering, pushing the weight all the way back made all the difference. Depending on where you mount it, the added weight also made the car more balanced. Highly recommended tuning option.
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1 other very nice tuning option, are the inserts in the front steering blocks.
Setting the blocks "trailing", so with the inserts pointing to the rear, will even give you more on-power steering out of a corner.
If you drive a low grip track, and you are suffering with on-power oversteer out of a corner, setting the steering blocks "leading" will help a lot to settle the car down.
(check my set-up on serpent.com from the race in Genk, Belgium)
With my Viper, I even moved the body (PF P909 Pro light) more to the rear, so instead of 20mm in front of the middle of the bumper, I'm having it at 16mm....
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I have a little question, if I want the car has more steering so I just push the 38g brass to the back? In my 747, I push the 25g brass to front If I want more steering,so did I make a mistake?
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I have a little question, if I want the car has more steering so I just push the 38g brass to the back? In my 747, I push the 25g brass to front If I want more steering,so did I make a mistake?
The 747 and 977 follow the same theory. Move the weight to the rear adds more steering.

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What body shell do most Viper 977 owners have?
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Thks!!! Thats exactly what I was looking for. Hope to finish it today. Everyone seems to be happy with 909 body, so I may go and grab a couple of those. I picked up 128 body already.
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Thks!!! Thats exactly what I was looking for. Hope to finish it today. Everyone seems to be happy with 909 body, so I may go and grab a couple of those. I picked up 128 body already.
most here in LA are using 909, but I'm using an R15; haven't tried the 909 yet
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i picked up a couple 128's for mine.
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