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Old 01-23-2013, 01:22 PM   #76
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Nice features. Like the simple rear uprights and now has a decent rear body mount. Does it still use the short front upper arms (difficult to see from photos) or has it gone back to longer type?

Serpent have to do well in worlds and euros now as everyone will be watching the new car, especially the euros as Serpent is popular in UK.

Do us all a favour and put the decent bits in the kit. I don't wanna be seeing a f**k load of option parts.

Nice work Serpent.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #77
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what do the 2 buttom head screws on the front hubs adjust??
I suspect it allows the upright to be rotated independent of the upper ball to change spindle lead/trail. I have always wanted to play with that but most cars have no such adjustment.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #78
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I want one!!!
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Looks like one of the options is going to be the carbon fiber disk for the wheels, theres screw holes on the front and rear knuckles. They have also simplified the mounting of the body mount, the pins are held by a setscrew, thank GOD, I hated those E-clips! I also like the battery plug bracket, thats the way its been on my car for years, just glued to the outside of the radion box, I hate switches!
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Paolo is the receiver mounted behind the throttle servo?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:03 AM   #81
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How close is the rear swaybar turnbuckle to the rear dogbones? The picture may be deceptive but it looks like they may be touching? Is there enough room for adjustments? The Car looks great.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:22 AM   #82
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Paolo is the receiver mounted behind the throttle servo?
It fits in that box.
Unless you still have a 10+ years old AM/FM receiver, then you have to find a different solution.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:36 AM   #83
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How close is the rear swaybar turnbuckle to the rear dogbones? The picture may be deceptive but it looks like they may be touching? Is there enough room for adjustments? The Car looks great.
Do you really think they woud desing it so it would touch?

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It fits in that box.
Unless you still have a 10+ years old AM/FM receiver, then you have to find a different solution.
Not my Futaba receiver, it wont fit. Time to get a new KO radio
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Paolo is the receiver mounted behind the throttle servo?
Yes it's behind. I did 40+ hours of testing and no problems at all. Also the other test divers in Japan and Europe, with different radio brands, report no problems. The system is really neat. You remove 3 screws and the whole radio box comes out!


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How close is the rear swaybar turnbuckle to the rear dogbones? The picture may be deceptive but it looks like they may be touching? Is there enough room for adjustments? The Car looks great.
The swaybar doesn't touch and i use this tool to adjust the links:


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Do you really think they woud desing it so it would touch?



Not my Futaba receiver, it wont fit. Time to get a new KO radio
Yep, time to upgrade!!
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its so awesome
http://www.redrc.net/2013/01/serpent...viper-details/
CHECK IT OUT!
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The swaybar doesn't touch and i use this tool to adjust the links:




Thanks for your response. Good luck with the new car at the WinterNats.
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Yes it's behind. I did 40+ hours of testing and no problems at all. Also the other test divers in Japan and Europe, with different radio brands, report no problems. The system is really neat. You remove 3 screws and the whole radio box comes out!



The swaybar doesn't touch and i use this tool to adjust the links:




Yep, time to upgrade!!
Thanks Paolo. Can't wait for mine!
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Simple and functional. It has all the latest mechanical advantages incorperated into the chassis. Should be a good drive. I'll buy it !
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it seems to be very well though
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Simple and functional. It has all the latest mechanical advantages incorperated into the chassis. Should be a good drive. I'll buy it !
And still some nice points can't be seen on the smart taken pictures...

I love the way the throttle/brake linkages are built up, and then... well, wait until the next pictures will pop-up, next Wednesday, the Nurnberg toyfair starts....


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Not my Futaba receiver, it wont fit. Time to get a new KO radio
Personally, I would look at Sanwa/Airtronics.....
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