Originally Posted by bescacho
Thank you all for the information! I think I will look for something newer. I was originally interested because of the chassis' competitiveness at the club level... but lack of parts is a real issue.
Is the 747 a huge improvement over the 733?
dude dont "buy" into the "newest is the best", unless your going to be driving agains Michael Salven , Josh Cryll, Art Cambell, or the other top drivers in the world right now. The 710 is a rocket ship and if your good enough to drive it you can beat anyone with a new car.
dont worry about "parts avalibility" but if your a HACK by all mean's buy somthing you can get parts for..
Serpent "no matter what year they are" are built using the finest material's avalible on the market, there tolerance's is second to NONE..
you may not be able to get part's for the older one's at your hobby shop there are part's out there. and with the price being so low on the market right now, you can pick up complete car's for next to nothing.
It isnt all about the "car" 90% of racing RC anything is how good of a mechanic you have building the car, and the level of driver driving it.
been a while since i have "raced" but i have older car's that i would have no problem racing against anything "current" out there.
I have had litterly ever car serpent has produced, the newer stuff is lighter/faster but will not survive a meeting with the board's "no hacking allowed"
The older stuff, "6000's,Excells" kiss the board's a few time's "tanks" and your still running.
400.00 might seem "alot" to some guy's for older gear, but if it hasnt been used much, and is not a raced out POS on its last leg it could be worth every dime of the 400.00 asking price.
What im saying is NO MATTER WHAT SERPENT YOU DESIDE TO BUY YOUR GOING TO GET THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY >>. Im off my soapbox now... Jesse