R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-27-2008, 07:24 PM   #2491
Moderator
 
pc9840's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Lakeside, CA (San Diego)
Posts: 370
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to pc9840 Send a message via AIM to pc9840 Send a message via Yahoo to pc9840
Default

I ordered a couple sets of part # 1315 which states on Serpents website that this is a 5X10X3mm bearing however when I get them in the package on the bearing states 5X10X4 and still retains the 1315 part #. The invoice even states that they are 5X10X3 however they are infact 5X10X4. Anyone know why this is? Also has anyone ordered the #401131 bearings? Are they the correct size.

Serpent -- Please use a normal size bearing in the wheel hub!!!
__________________
[email protected] <><
"The minimum wouldn't be the minimum if the minimum wasn't good enough"
pc9840 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2008, 09:46 PM   #2492
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 573
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

where is a good place to get an S400 and a gear diff at, ive been having trouble finding any place that has them in stock?
SPC Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2008, 12:42 PM   #2493
Tech Addict
 
Phoenix82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 576
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default s400 for sale

Hey guys, i need to sell my s400, no more onroad carpet, or onorad here till next spring. will supply pics. asking 350.00 obo. shipping included

Nick
Phoenix82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2008, 09:30 AM   #2494
Tech Rookie
 
ravenwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 9
Default Finally!!

Just got my S400. Any tips on building it? also is the stock setup ok for any track conditions? any list of spareparts to have around,,just incase...thank you all
__________________
What Ever you do whether good or bad,,,it'll come back to you. Might aswell do good.
ravenwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 04:51 AM   #2495
Tech Regular
 
scoyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 465
Default

The car setup out of the box is pretty good - go with it as a starting point and come back here and ask questions as to what changes to make if it is not behaving the way you would like it. Everybody drives differently so setup changes that suit some may not suit others. Make sure you read back through this forum as there is some really good info from the likes of Randy Caster and co.

As for spares - the car is pretty strong. Get the usual of a set of front/rear arms. I have managed to break a rear belt using a geared diff so one of those would be good. Some people have had problems with driveshafts and have used Tamiya's 46mm ones as replacements (see a few posts up). Personally I have never had any problems but I only race 10.5

Good luck and let us know how you get on...
scoyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 05:38 AM   #2496
Tech Rookie
 
ravenwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 9
Default thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by scoyle View Post
The car setup out of the box is pretty good - go with it as a starting point and come back here and ask questions as to what changes to make if it is not behaving the way you would like it. Everybody drives differently so setup changes that suit some may not suit others. Make sure you read back through this forum as there is some really good info from the likes of Randy Caster and co.

As for spares - the car is pretty strong. Get the usual of a set of front/rear arms. I have managed to break a rear belt using a geared diff so one of those would be good. Some people have had problems with driveshafts and have used Tamiya's 46mm ones as replacements (see a few posts up). Personally I have never had any problems but I only race 10.5

Good luck and let us know how you get on...
thanks for the reply! anyway,, started building it today and i'm at the center assembly section. But FYI, I have the ball diff version......my LHS already did a back order for the gear diff. I'll surely get the gear diff!!..,I already got these spares.. Front arms,rear aramide belt,front belt,steering knuckles,tamiya 46mm shafts,,,pit towel, orange stand,,heheh!!

My questions are does Serpent make a spare diff pulleys, whats the part#?.as well as for spool?
If not what's the best option for spare?, coz I would like to use a 36T pulley but ive tried tamiya's and sadly it aint gonna fit. Pls help ,,,thanks!
__________________
What Ever you do whether good or bad,,,it'll come back to you. Might aswell do good.
ravenwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 08:59 AM   #2497
Tech Elite
 
yyhayyim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Weston, FL
Posts: 3,424
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ravenwolf View Post
thanks for the reply! anyway,, started building it today and i'm at the center assembly section. But FYI, I have the ball diff version......my LHS already did a back order for the gear diff. I'll surely get the gear diff!!..,I already got these spares.. Front arms,rear aramide belt,front belt,steering knuckles,tamiya 46mm shafts,,,pit towel, orange stand,,heheh!!

My questions are does Serpent make a spare diff pulleys, whats the part#?.as well as for spool?
If not what's the best option for spare?, coz I would like to use a 36T pulley but ive tried tamiya's and sadly it aint gonna fit. Pls help ,,,thanks!

You should visit the Serpent website and search for the S400. Once there go to the spares section and they have all their spares with nice pics and part numbers:

http://www.serpent.com/product/400001/spares/

Also, Serpent has released new lightweight bones...so dont need to use Tamiya:

http://www.serpent.com/product/401127/
yyhayyim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 11:11 AM   #2498
Tech Elite
 
yyhayyim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Weston, FL
Posts: 3,424
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ravenwolf View Post
If not what's the best option for spare?, coz I would like to use a 36T pulley but ive tried tamiya's and sadly it aint gonna fit. Pls help ,,,thanks!
You dont need 36T pulleys. the 35T pulleys work fine. If you change to 36T pulleys you will make the internal ratio 2.25 and you will have to change to bigger belt most probably. Maybe you meant 34T pulleys?
yyhayyim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 08:27 PM   #2499
Tech Rookie
 
ravenwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 9
Default hi

Quote:
Originally Posted by yyhayyim View Post
You dont need 36T pulleys. the 35T pulleys work fine. If you change to 36T pulleys you will make the internal ratio 2.25 and you will have to change to bigger belt most probably. Maybe you meant 34T pulleys?

hi pm replied... thanks
__________________
What Ever you do whether good or bad,,,it'll come back to you. Might aswell do good.
ravenwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 01:33 PM   #2500
Tech Fanatic
 
Tommy Bergfeldt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 979
Send a message via ICQ to Tommy Bergfeldt
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamD View Post
Serpent wheel nuts are some of the best out there. You just have to make sure they are really tight to begin with. They are designed so they grab against the wheel so they don't back off. Hope this helps
I never thought it could be possible, but i found the same flanged M4 nuts in IKEA's fastener section
__________________
JMI Motorsport / Red Bull Racing
HB Cyclone TC - Schumacher CAT SX & Cougar SV
Advanced Electronics - Autopartner.se - Savx - NorthTQ
Tommy Bergfeldt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 07:01 PM   #2501
Tech Master
 
CanyonCarverR1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,340
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

I just recieved my gear diff. When settning it up, do I need to apply a little grease to the seals of the outdrives?
CanyonCarverR1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 02:34 PM   #2502
Tech Regular
 
XACDesigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 312
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to XACDesigns
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pc9840 View Post
Serpent -- Please use a normal size bearing in the wheel hub!!!
I'm with you 100% on this one! I can't find bearings anywhere!!!
XACDesigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 09:28 PM   #2503
Tech Master
 
fly_wheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: sabah lor
Posts: 1,039
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

do anyone have access to CNC machine that can make alloy front n rear knuckles (hubs) that uses normal bearings??? would really like to buy 1 if ther's any...
fly_wheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2008, 05:32 AM   #2504
Tech Addict
 
tim fry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kent UK
Posts: 526
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XACDesigns View Post
I'm with you 100% on this one! I can't find bearings anywhere!!!
Check out uk ebay there is a chap on there selss them as kits.
tim fry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2008, 02:02 AM   #2505
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 115
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

anybody know where we can get these top decks? are they just specifically prototypes or available?
Attached Thumbnails
Serpent to 1/10th EP Touring Kit S400-dsc_2441.jpg  
commander is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Second Touring Car? Mi3 or Serpent S400 SocialRC12 Electric On-Road 16 08-11-2009 12:04 PM
Serpent S400 Electric Touring Car yyhayyim R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 13 11-07-2007 06:08 PM
Serpent S400 EP Touring Car CheeYong Malaysian R/C Racers 54 11-05-2007 05:57 AM
SERPENT S400 TOURING ELECTRIC CAR Team Kamikaze Electric On-Road 4 08-30-2007 06:38 PM
New Serpent S400 EP 1/10 Touring Car!!!!! Roniel_R Electric On-Road 3 05-26-2007 06:58 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:51 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net