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Old 04-08-2008, 10:28 PM   #1576
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Wow Randy, you really have become quite the answer-man. I have only one question for you; exactly how long have you been an FD?
Half as long as you have been.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:46 PM   #1577
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I'm glad Randy is the answer man...now I can take a thread vacation!!..LOL!!!
You go "Answer man"
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:05 AM   #1578
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I'm glad Randy is the answer man...now I can take a thread vacation!!..LOL!!!
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R.C. = Randy Caster or Roll Center

Even his last name "Caster" is rc car related.

He better have the answers with a name like that
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:08 AM   #1579
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I guess it was fate!
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:09 AM   #1580
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And I think you forgot... R.C. Radio Control lol
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:22 AM   #1581
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I know you can get a foam chassis but is there or any plans to release a complete foam kit. I don't want to buy a kit and a foam chassisThanks in advance...

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Old 04-09-2008, 10:49 AM   #1582
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I like the Serpent car. But I hate that you cant fit lipos in there. Only like Orion 3200 or 3600 can fit, or the new SMC4000 packs. Is not fair. I want to use my 5000 packs and have to cutt the car up to get the m in. Is not fair. Will serpent fix this problem? What are they doing to fix this and when they come out with new parts or kit to allow at least 25mm clearnance to fit most 5000mah lipos in the market today?
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I like the Serpent car. But I hate that you cant fit lipos in there. Only like Orion 3200 or 3600 can fit, or the new SMC4000 packs. Is not fair. I want to use my 5000 packs and have to cutt the car up to get the m in. Is not fair. Will serpent fix this problem? What are they doing to fix this and when they come out with new parts or kit to allow at least 25mm clearnance to fit most 5000mah lipos in the market today?
I think Butter and Randy have posted somthing about a new Lipo optimized kit being released soon, or at least some upgrade parts to solve this issue. Maybe they can repost on this....Randy? Butter?
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I don't get what you mean by FAIR ? .... the packs will fit in, they just hang over the side, or you have to stand them on thier side... Most low top deck, low CG chassis were not designed for Lipos, so why SHOULD they fit with no modifications. We are just at the beginning of using Lipo in competetion, so give it a little time for designers to come up with solutions for the issues at hand.

Personally, I am running the packs you have mentioned and am very happy with the fitment and performance.

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I like the Serpent car. But I hate that you cant fit lipos in there. Only like Orion 3200 or 3600 can fit, or the new SMC4000 packs. Is not fair. I want to use my 5000 packs and have to cutt the car up to get the m in. Is not fair. Will serpent fix this problem? What are they doing to fix this and when they come out with new parts or kit to allow at least 25mm clearnance to fit most 5000mah lipos in the market today?
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:08 PM   #1585
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Ive been doing pretty good with my S400 parking lot racing around here in san diego. The only thing ive been changing are the shock positions on the rear and the droop...mostly the rear droop. On the front im running 4mm droop (9mm ride height if you hold the tires down and lift the chassis up) and rear drop it varies. During practice i take my wrench out with me and run laps and if i want more turn in, i pull the car over...only take off the rear body clips to lift the body to add/subtract rear droop 1/4 turns at a time until it feels best for me for that particular track lay out that day.

Yo Randy...is there saturday night racing this weekend at BCR? Some of the san diego racers were thinking of heading up to either saturday racing at BCR onroad, or Pegasus offroad.

Might be racing tonight at Wednesday Night Worlds at FHR...should be fun!

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Old 04-09-2008, 01:10 PM   #1586
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R.C. = Randy Caster or Roll Center

Even his last name "Caster" is rc car related.

He better have the answers with a name like that
Randy Camber
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and probably the best one Randy Droop.


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Old 04-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #1587
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Ive been doing pretty good with my S400 parking lot racing around here in san diego. The only thing ive been changing are the shock positions on the rear and the droop...mostly the rear droop. On the front im running 4mm droop (9mm ride height if you hold the tires down and lift the chassis up) and rear drop it varies. During practice i take my wrench out with me and run laps and if i want more turn in, i pull the car over...only take off the rear body clips to lift the body to add/subtract rear droop 1/4 turns at a time until it feels best for me for that particular track lay out that day.

Yo Randy...is there saturday night racing this weekend at BCR? Some of the san diego racers were thinking of heading up to either saturday racing at BCR onroad, or Pegasus offroad.

Might be racing tonight at Wednesday Night Worlds at FHR...should be fun!

BCR will be having a night race on the 19'th (RCX weekend) I'm going to be down in San Diego this weekend.. is DHW racing on Sunday?
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Serpent is working on a variety of projects at this time. There are no immediate plans for a "carpet version" at this time,however Billy Easton is running his Serpent on carpet and has 2 top 10 finishes to show for it at two of the largest and most competitive foam carpet races in the world. (Snowbirds, U.S Carpet Nationals)
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hi guys, wat is d highest ratio s400 can reach ??? normally 3.5r motor should use wat ratio ?
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