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Old 02-24-2007, 08:38 PM   #1936
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paolo you got pm
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:29 PM   #1937
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Hi Paolo, nice victory at winters, 6 laps!!!

I have to think you were not using the overdrive pulley? only 1 mm bigger rear?
Were you using the new 3rd one way?
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:38 AM   #1938
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I built my 720 at the end of the season. I had the parts, and was going to install the blade swaybar. I was having a good time with the larger one on my 960, but I read many aritcles and looked at many pictures.. Nobody was using it on 1/10th scale. So right now, my blade swaybar stays in the bags. It just appears to be very stiff, especially for parking lot tracks.
Dude, I agree that it seems stiff, but trust me, it works VERY well. Fast and easy adjustment with immediate results that are very noticable. You should really give it a try since you already have it.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:54 AM   #1939
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Paolo was using a 2602 pipe on his setup sheet.
Iam familiar with the 2601 and the 2630.
But not sure which pipe the 2602 is. Anybody?
Always looking for another pipe to try.
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:03 AM   #1940
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Paolo was using a 2602 pipe on his setup sheet.
Iam familiar with the 2601 and the 2630.
But not sure which pipe the 2602 is. Anybody?
Always looking for another pipe to try.
It is the Mega version of the Fantini pipe....check here

http://www.serpent.com/product/223015/

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Old 02-25-2007, 07:37 AM   #1941
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here's a question that has intrigued me..when reading the 07 description,when it comes to the rear braces,it says they keep the 720 super rigid......to allow the supension to work..


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Rigidity is important in a modern day chassis, and this car is no exception. Sporting graphite side plates, a technology that Serpent pioneered, this car is ultra stiff and allows the shock absorbers and suspension components to work more effectively by reducing unwanted chassis flex.

the new chassis plate is 4 mm, again designed to keep the car rigid...

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To ensure rigidity throughout the car we have supplied the 720 with a 4mm chassis plate as standard. Made from high-grade aluminum, this chassis plate features countersunk screw holes along the bottom to ensure that no screws come in contact with the ground. The chassis also features chamfered edges to give greater clearance when going over curbs or when running low to the ground and just for looks we have anodised the chassis black.

and in all honesty,this is what I've always been taught....allow the suspension to do its work.....

so when xray went to a flex system on the car,I thought that was another diffrent train of thought.....( I remember HARA took out the braces on the r40 to get it to flex)

except serpents new optional chassis,is designed to flexx more....
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Newly available for the Serpent 720 is this SPP chassis plate with carbon plate insert. This great looking chassis plate is machined from 4mm high-grade aluminium and, due to its design, flexes more than the original version that comes with the 720 kits. A softer chassis improves grip in the corners and it can be made even softer by removing the 4 screws in the carbon plate in the front. Simple, effective and stylish.

so here's my question.....doesn't all the upper brace stiffness defeat the purpose of the optional chassis?....and why try to make the new standard chassis stiffer?.....leave the old chassis on,since it was obiviosly softer...

anyway,my thoughts.......yours?...
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:46 AM   #1942
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here's a question that has intrigued me..when reading the 07 description,when it comes to the rear braces,it says they keep the 720 super rigid......to allow the supension to work..





the new chassis plate is 4 mm, again designed to keep the car rigid...




and in all honesty,this is what I've always been taught....allow the suspension to do its work.....

so when xray went to a flex system on the car,I thought that was another diffrent train of thought.....( I remember HARA took out the braces on the r40 to get it to flex)

except serpents new optional chassis,is designed to flexx more....


so here's my question.....doesn't all the upper brace stiffness defeat the purpose of the optional chassis?....and why try to make the new standard chassis stiffer?.....leave the old chassis on,since it was obiviosly softer...

anyway,my thoughts.......yours?...
I think Serpent is tring to give its consumers an option. The stiffer one may work better on some tracks and the softer one may work better on others. Also different people have different driving styles and this just gives everyone the option.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:31 AM   #1943
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I have a 4mm optional chassis for my r40 and it didn't care for parking lot style tracks. So I put the standard chassis back on. Worked fine. Experiment 2 was that I ran the stiff chassis on 301's track after they raced and the stiff worked better. I'm gonna run my 720 on the same style track as I run the 960. It's just my observation that the smoother and faster the surface, the stiffer the chassis should be. It just feels like it to me.. (somebody correct me if I'm wrong)

P.S. I will install my blade swaybar.
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:31 PM   #1944
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So will the new flex chassis come with the bottom milled out too?
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So will the new flex chassis come with the bottom milled out too?
Do not quote me, but I think not from serpent direct. I think Serpent-USA is working to have it available from them, as a Hop up.

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Do not quote me, but I think not from serpent direct. I think Serpent-USA is working to have it available from them, as a Hop up.

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Thanks DJ

Are there any pics of Paolo's 720 without the body available?
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:56 PM   #1947
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Nigel here from the west coast! Walter Diaz and i tested out the new chassis today at the infamous Revelation Raceway. For all those who don't know Revelation has a thing for being sticky, and i mean HIGH traction! (1/8th Traction Rolling in the sweepers)

Anywhoo, the chassis on the car was excellent, it did not traction roll on us, but actually took it away. This chassis was awesome! Walter had a 2nd place finish today in the club race, and i finished further down in the A-main due to a couple of problems with wheelnuts!

but the chassis is dialed!
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Nigel here from the west coast! Walter Diaz and i tested out the new chassis today at the infamous Revelation Raceway. For all those who don't know Revelation has a thing for being sticky, and i mean HIGH traction! (1/8th Traction Rolling in the sweepers)

Anywhoo, the chassis on the car was excellent, it did not traction roll on us, but actually took it away. This chassis was awesome! Walter had a 2nd place finish today in the club race, and i finished further down in the A-main due to a couple of problems with wheelnuts!

but the chassis is dialed!
Hi, did you take the carbon plate off?

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He does not even install it. If you want more flex you leave it out...
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Congratulations to Austin for being TQ and for winning the race with his 720 powered by a JL Red Dot motor at todays race in Tampa Florida, Good job my man
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