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Old 07-19-2019, 09:56 PM
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Anyone here in the forum happen to be at HRCR for the World’s GT warmup race this weekend? I’mhoping to Stop by the track maybe tomorrow for a bit, anddefinitely on Sunday if I can. I’m looking forward to seeing these cars first-hand.
The USA Serpent team are there as well as Mr De Soto and so I'm sure the guys would be glad to see a fellow Serpent visitor!
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The USA Serpent team are there as well as Mr De Soto and so I'm sure the guys would be glad to see a fellow Serpent visitor!
Well, I stopped by the track today - didn't really want to bother anyone, as everyone was "heads down" as I would expect on any Mains day (not to mention the fact that I was like, the ONLY spectator there)... Anyway, I was only able to stay long enough to catch the last QF and the first Semi, which Joaquin Jr. cruised to victory in. Man, how I missed the sweet smell of Nitro, lol. Anyway, the cars look fun - seeing the cars run, they definitely have a "spec class" feel to them. Those rubber tires will keep you on your toes, especially as hot as it was out there today - anyway, I can't wait to both build my 4x Pro and get my hands on a 750. I managed to sell off my old Impulse today, so I'm one step closer to coming back. If I step up to 8th scale, this looks like a good entry level class before diving head first into a full bore 8th scale chassis.
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Originally Posted by TurnNBurn View Post
Well, I stopped by the track today - didn't really want to bother anyone, as everyone was "heads down" as I would expect on any Mains day (not to mention the fact that I was like, the ONLY spectator there)... Anyway, I was only able to stay long enough to catch the last QF and the first Semi, which Joaquin Jr. cruised to victory in. Man, how I missed the sweet smell of Nitro, lol. Anyway, the cars look fun - seeing the cars run, they definitely have a "spec class" feel to them. Those rubber tires will keep you on your toes, especially as hot as it was out there today - anyway, I can't wait to both build my 4x Pro and get my hands on a 750. I managed to sell off my old Impulse today, so I'm one step closer to coming back. If I step up to 8th scale, this looks like a good entry level class before diving head first into a full bore 8th scale chassis.
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Rctech on an iPad makes me want to pull my hair out.....

anyway, I participated in the pre worlds. 3 out of only 5 serpents present made it to the finale! I won every qualifier that I finished. Got second behind Desoto in the semi finale with a blown tire in the last 2 minutes and even with that run still managed to qualify 6th overall! Finished 9th in the finale but nothing went right for me in the main... had the pace I wanted but not the luck! Desoto didn’t have his car built til Friday. Bobby had never run GT before in his life and his car was also brand new. And me I had my car only 3 weeks before the race. So Desoto and I spent Thursday and Friday bouncing setups and trying everything we could think of! Ultimately I got my car dialed in perfect for me and was only a couple of tenths off of Joaquin’s fastlap s I was content! We have some nice “worlds” parts coming soon to prepare for the upcoming worlds in January!
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MantisWorx View Post
Rctech on an iPad makes me want to pull my hair out.....

anyway, I participated in the pre worlds. 3 out of only 5 serpents present made it to the finale! I won every qualifier that I finished. Got second behind Desoto in the semi finale with a blown tire in the last 2 minutes and even with that run still managed to qualify 6th overall! Finished 9th in the finale but nothing went right for me in the main... had the pace I wanted but not the luck! Desoto didn’t have his car built til Friday. Bobby had never run GT before in his life and his car was also brand new. And me I had my car only 3 weeks before the race. So Desoto and I spent Thursday and Friday bouncing setups and trying everything we could think of! Ultimately I got my car dialed in perfect for me and was only a couple of tenths off of Joaquin’s fastlap s I was content! We have some nice “worlds” parts coming soon to prepare for the upcoming worlds in January!
Considering how few Serpents were out there, not to mention the fact that the car is only a few months old, that was a pretty good showing in what seemed like an ocean of IGT8's. Wish I could've stayed for the mains, but I only had about 2 hours to hang out. Anyway, I enjoyed the little bit of time I was out there, and I've definitely got the itch! Just packed up my old Serpent Impulse to ship it out to the buyer, so I've made the room for a 750 to start out with. As I mentioned above, the SRX8 GT looks like a good entry point back into 8th, and I'll be happy to represent.
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Question for long time Serpent GT drivers- are the two speeds interchangeable between the Cobras 1.0-3.1 and the SRX8? I know there have been changes in the design, module of the teeth and the older ones had flanged 8x16x5 bearings while the SRX8 seems to have the normal ones but other than that, are the dimensions the same? If you would account for those changes, would you be able to use a Cobra 2-speed on the SRX8?
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Originally Posted by UrabusDenis View Post
Question for long time Serpent GT drivers- are the two speeds interchangeable between the Cobras 1.0-3.1 and the SRX8? I know there have been changes in the design, module of the teeth and the older ones had flanged 8x16x5 bearings while the SRX8 seems to have the normal ones but other than that, are the dimensions the same? If you would account for those changes, would you be able to use a Cobra 2-speed on the SRX8?
Beside the 2 bearings, the 2-Speed shaft is different. SRXGT use a new one #601002 and the GT3.1 use the older one #600707. It is a cheap update, about $15.
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And what is the difference? Does it make the 2-speed longer?
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What servos you guys fitting to the srx8gt
making a list to compare so can pick the best ones.

Anyone use hitec? I use the hitec lynx handset so seeing if they do a decent servo or what other brands are good.
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And what is the difference? Does it make the 2-speed longer?
I think the 2-speed gear box bulkhead on SRX-GT is different then the Cobra GT, so that shaft is different.
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Anyone happen to know what the approval status of GT8 bodies in general is at the moment? When I went to watch the World’s warmup race, it seemed like everyone was basically running that Blitz McLaren body, because it was like, the only IFMAR approved body when they held the event?
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Anyone happen to know what the approval status of GT8 bodies in general is at the moment? When I went to watch the World’s warmup race, it seemed like everyone was basically running that Blitz McLaren body, because it was like, the only IFMAR approved body when they held the event?
No, they ran it because it's an awesome body. The Sweep P1L will not be IFMAR approved for 2020, but they are releasing a new body (pics already available online) that will be fully legal.
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The USA Serpent team are there as well as Mr De Soto and so I'm sure the guys would be glad to see a fellow Serpent visitor!
Serpent has introduce Upright riser HT set SRX8 GT (SER601085). How is this beneficial?
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Just started building the car yesterday. What is the trick to get the rear diff spacers aligned? The only way I could get them in place was to take the diff case apart, insert the spacers, they the diff. I could not get them in, following the manual. Great idea, because diffs are accessible without taking the whole car apart. just couldn't get the spacers to seat properly, when on diff.
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