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Old 10-17-2007, 01:02 PM   #661
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Thanks for the repsonses on the Xray springs guys. 2 questions

As a T2 racer why should I go for the S400 against the T2'008 (that's a positive question!)

Spares. Having only run Xray,there are several UK sites where Xray spares are abundant. What is the Serpent position -peraps it is too ealry to say? I have not found much so far, although I guess I have not tried too hard.

Do Serpent make all their parts or do they use other manufacutrers too, that are easy to source?
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:17 PM   #662
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All of the Xray springs fit, but most of them you cannot get your ride height down below 5.5 to 6mm. .

just use tamyia spring collars... the ones off the tfr shocks..
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Heres a pic of my car with the lipo. The car ran very well and I added weight to in inside of the battery to fix the balance.

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Add the weight to the outside of the battery, and you will only need to add half as much to achieve the balance.
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Add the weight to the outside of the battery, and you will only need to add half as much to achieve the balance.
But I also need to make 3 pound 5oz
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B, im sure theres other ways you can get that pack in there and make weight without having it hang halfway off the chassi lol.
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Its not hanging off much. Only 7mm. The pack it 45mm wide it hangs off 7mm that means the battery hangs off 15% of the total width. The lipo weighs 267 grams, 15% of that hangs off the chassis that mean 41 grams hangs off the chassis that sounds like a lot but considering the car weighs 1502.5247255 grams (3 pound 5oz) that means only 2.7% hangs off the side not much at all. Also on the other side of the chassis the brushless motor hangs off 16mm and the servo hangs off 5mm....

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Someone did thier homework, lol.
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Its not hanging off much. Only 7mm. The pack it 45mm wide it hangs off 7mm that means the battery hangs off 15% of the total width. The lipo weighs 267 grams, 15% of that hangs off the chassis that mean 41 grams hangs off the chassis that sounds like a lot but considering the car weighs 1502.5247255 grams (3 pound 5oz) that means only 2.7% hangs off the side not much at all. Also on the other side of the chassis the brushless motor hangs off 16mm and the servo hangs off 5mm....

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I think LIPO batteries will make people stress with weight balance, fortunately my town it's still forbidden.
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I think LIPO batteries will make people stress with weight balance, fortunately my town it's still forbidden.
Not really...it depends on what car you have and the size of Lipo you use. The extremely low bulkheads and top deck of the Serpent is the issue, as well as the size of the lipo pack. But you can fit Orion 4800 or Max Amps 6000 lipo pack on an Xray '007 or Cyclone w/ no pblms. Just add the weight where needed. The other issue is that TC weight in the US is still at 1525g minimum, which can be dropped to 5 cell EFRA weight and then most of these "issues" would dissapear, where as 5 cell drivers would be going crazy trying to shed off weight + balance the car

My S400 ready to go w/ body and Max Amps 6000 Lipo weighs in at 1300g...it fits better than my Orion 4800 pack, and it doesnt hang off the chassis(But it its not hard cased, so it cant be run at FSEARA events, yet). If weight were only 1350g instaed of 1525g!!!
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Its not hanging off much. Only 7mm. The pack it 45mm wide it hangs off 7mm that means the battery hangs off 15% of the total width. The lipo weighs 267 grams, 15% of that hangs off the chassis that mean 41 grams hangs off the chassis that sounds like a lot but considering the car weighs 1502.5247255 grams (3 pound 5oz) that means only 2.7% hangs off the side not much at all. Also on the other side of the chassis the brushless motor hangs off 16mm and the servo hangs off 5mm....

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wow lilb!!! school must be finally paying off j/k see yah sunday
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My S400 ready to go w/ body and Max Amps 6000 Lipo weighs in at 1300g...it fits better than my Orion 4800 pack, and it doesnt hang off the chassis(But it its not hard cased, so it cant be run at FSEARA events, yet). If weight were only 1350g instaed of 1525g!!!
i wasnt aware that you ran any FSEARA events
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i wasnt aware that you ran any FSEARA events
I'm planing to run one of these days...possibly at the '08 FSEARA MDI race...
I'll just run on Sunday and hopefully do good job on the qual and see what happens...
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wow lilb!!! school must be finally paying off j/k see yah sunday
Yoooooo...MJ's go his sights on the Coral Springs track this Sunday w/ LilB!?!?
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Its not hanging off much. Only 7mm. The pack it 45mm wide it hangs off 7mm that means the battery hangs off 15% of the total width. The lipo weighs 267 grams, 15% of that hangs off the chassis that mean 41 grams hangs off the chassis that sounds like a lot but considering the car weighs 1502.5247255 grams (3 pound 5oz) that means only 2.7% hangs off the side not much at all. Also on the other side of the chassis the brushless motor hangs off 16mm and the servo hangs off 5mm....

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You wouldn't have things hanging like that if you'd borrow Marcos Jennings Type R- yep...the fast one...down the back straight
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Yoooooo...MJ's go his sights on the Coral Springs track this Sunday w/ LilB!?!?
no actually racing at the state race at Kraceway (nitro) lil b will be my pit guy on sunday( if he shows up)
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