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Old 12-10-2006, 02:09 AM   #1696
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Thank you... I have been looking at Mushy and their prices. I bought a S710 when they first came out, i had issues with the clutch and blowing thrust bearings and also broke a front dogbone in half, buggered if i know what i hit to cause that. That was sorta the last straw and i could see it wasn't going to withstand my bashing.

I am now having similar quality issues with the G4S... or it could be just my bad driving

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Clutch configuration / maintainence is very important. I grease my thrust bearing before every meet and have very little free play. Believe me the 720 is better also dogbones are a good idea just take out the small grub screw that holds the dogbone to the axle as it's not required(the bearing will stop the shaft coming out when it's all together).

Always happy to answer your questions as others have done for me.
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:29 PM   #1697
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Serpent 720 WINS State Race #4 at Homestead r/c Raceway in Florida.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:15 PM   #1698
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Serpent 720 WINS State Race #4 at Homestead r/c Raceway in Florida.
o quit showing off. awsome driving DJ. your car was dialed.just remember who put fuel in the fuel gun for ya.hahaha
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:53 AM   #1699
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You drove a great race DJ, not letting the turm marshal blunder getting you down. Your 720 looked so good, especially when it was gliding through the esses with ease leaving the others in your dust. You gave yourself a very good birthday present!!!! Congratulations!!!! Will you be at Homestead RC Raceway for the benefit race this Sunday?
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:25 AM   #1700
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You drove a great race DJ, not letting the turm marshal blunder getting you down. Your 720 looked so good, especially when it was gliding through the esses with ease leaving the others in your dust. You gave yourself a very good birthday present!!!! Congratulations!!!! Will you be at Homestead RC Raceway for the benefit race this Sunday?
Yes I will be there to support Gianni. My wife and I feel so bad for the young kid and his family.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:53 AM   #1701
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Yes I will be there to support Gianni. My wife and I feel so bad for the young kid and his family.
i wish i could go but were racing at petes. my thoughts will be with you guyz. go get em DJ. ill call you sometime this week
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:47 AM   #1702
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12 GAS SEDAN - A Main Results
Pos Name Engine & Fuel Car
1 D.J. Apolaro - Maxy's Engine Mod & Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
2 Danny Horta - Maxy's Engine Mod & Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
3 Andrew Duperrouzel - Maxy's Engine Mod & Maxy's Fuel - Mugen MTX-4
4 Art Carbonell - Maxy's Fuel - Mugen MTX-4
5 Rafael Angulo - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
6 Luke Whitaker - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
7 Ryan Rhodes - Mugen MTX-3
8 Robert Maestrey - Kyosho RRR
9 Eduardo Cabal -Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
10 Daniel Onorato - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
11 Roniel Regalado - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
12 Gianni Giorgo - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720


Congrats Guys God Job
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:01 PM   #1703
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Has anyone used extra weight on their 720 to try and balance their car? Or used a digital weight distribution system?

If you have, did you purchase a system or is there another way of doing this?

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Old 12-22-2006, 02:38 AM   #1704
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Hi Guys

I am about to install 2 x Futaba 9550 servos into my new S720 and i am not sure if i should use those thin plastic spacers supplied with the kit. The instructions do not show them being used:S

Also, when i rotate the 2 speed shaft there is abit of a clicking noise... I am guessing it is from the brake disc as when i put my finger on the disc it goes away...

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Old 12-22-2006, 07:35 AM   #1705
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You dont need to use them but make sure you use the rubber groument that come with the servo,about the clicking sound it also could be your belt that its not centered....
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YES! Well done DJ and the others too ...


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12 GAS SEDAN - A Main Results
Pos Name Engine & Fuel Car
1 D.J. Apolaro - Maxy's Engine Mod & Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
2 Danny Horta - Maxy's Engine Mod & Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
3 Andrew Duperrouzel - Maxy's Engine Mod & Maxy's Fuel - Mugen MTX-4
4 Art Carbonell - Maxy's Fuel - Mugen MTX-4
5 Rafael Angulo - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
6 Luke Whitaker - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
7 Ryan Rhodes - Mugen MTX-3
8 Robert Maestrey - Kyosho RRR
9 Eduardo Cabal -Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
10 Daniel Onorato - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
11 Roniel Regalado - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720
12 Gianni Giorgo - Maxy's Fuel - Serpent 720


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YES! Well done DJ and the others too ...
Thanks.

The clicking could also be if you have the brake pully pushed in too far.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:45 PM   #1708
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You dont need to use them but make sure you use the rubber groument that come with the servo,about the clicking sound it also could be your belt that its not centered....
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Thank you

I have ditched those rubber grommets off the servo along time ago... any tips for installation without them for the Futaba 9550?

Also with the belt, could it be the shield on the brake pulley being around the wrong way? I know it caused the belt to click on my G4 when it was incorrect?
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I have ditched those rubber grommets off the servo along time ago... any tips for installation without them for the Futaba 9550?
i will recommend using them because of the vibration of the car ....
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i will recommend using them because of the vibration of the car ....
Ronny! thanks for eveything man. i cant wait till the state race so i can unleash all that power! ha
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