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Old 08-12-2014, 09:31 PM   #106
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Just ordered, researching, and came across these pics on the FB page. Just wondering what the front Bulkhead X brace is for? Looks to be cushioned with o-rings?
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Serpent front cross brace. It takes some of the flex between the caster blocks out. You customize how stiff it is by how many O-rings you use, and how firm the O-rings are. I have one on my OP car. I've found that more flex increases steering while less flex (more rigidity) increases consistency at the expense of some steering. I have 2 soft orange O-rings in mine. Hope this helps.
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Hehe these are my Pic's and the last one is my car

Like Darnold says you can adjust the amount of flex. Associated has a carbon bar which makes it realy stiff, no brace makes it realy flexy. My self and Peter's car (1st pic) have Associates braces, but these are rare. The middle pic has an Serpent brace

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Old 08-13-2014, 04:39 PM   #109
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Serpent front cross brace. It takes some of the flex between the caster blocks out. You customize how stiff it is by how many O-rings you use, and how firm the O-rings are. I have one on my OP car. I've found that more flex increases steering while less flex (more rigidity) increases consistency at the expense of some steering. I have 2 soft orange O-rings in mine. Hope this helps.
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Hehe these are my Pic's and the last one is my car

Like Darnold says you can adjust the amount of flex. Associated has a carbon bar which makes it realy stiff, no brace makes it realy flexy. My self and Peter's car (1st pic) have Associates braces, but these are rare. The middle pic has an Serpent brace

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thanks, guys! will have to look into this when the kit arrives. the AE version appears to be the tweakplate standoffs from a 12R5.2 which is what I'm running already.
Would I use a longer 3mm set screw that holds them together?
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thanks, guys! will have to look into this when the kit arrives. the AE version appears to be the tweakplate standoffs from a 12R5.2 which is what I'm running already.
Would I use a longer 3mm set screw that holds them together?
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there is usually a pin end which slips into the other female. the O-rings stiffen the connection. see below:
[IMG]http://www.serpent.com/files/img/1234571872m.jpg[/IMG]
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there is usually a pin end which slips into the other female. the O-rings stiffen the connection. see below:
[IMG]http://www.serpent.com/files/img/1234571872m.jpg[/IMG]
Yeah, that makes more sense.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:23 PM   #112
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Well, got the kit built.... looks good. A few disappointments, the kit was short some screws, the front pivot balls for the suspension (no aluminium ones that are mentioned in the manual) Barry was helpful in sending some plastic AE ones.
Front springs supplied are way to short, unless there are spring buckets ( mentioned in the manual) that are supposed to be supplied. And the Silva Shock shaft e-clip grooves are too shallow, ended up using an AE shock. Oh, and the front AE foam bumper suppled will not work, the hole centres are to narrow.

Quality looks good, kit contents and manual I would give an 8 out of ten.

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Just wonder, is on point still in business? What I'd the latest model? Where can I order please.
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Hyperdrive/Mudslide Racing, always the materials supplier for the On-Point car from its inception, has now taken over its distribution. A complete kit is now available, and continued development is on the wings. Both USA and European team members are still actively campaigning the car with Mike Pulfer now the acting team manager. There will be at least 3 On-Point cars in attendance at the World's next month.

Cars and Parts are available in the USA from Hyperdrive/Mudslide Racing at this link:
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Does anybody know where I can find some setup sheets for the On-Point OP12C.1 in 17.5 stock blinky???
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