Serpent 720


Old 05-25-2007, 01:41 PM
  #2476  
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 87
Default Picco Power

I have the JL Red Dot what pipe will give me the best performance?
The Rookie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 01:47 PM
  #2477  
Moderator
iTrader: (17)
 
Artificial-I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Rurouni Kenshin
Posts: 3,459
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Check the JLR Red dot thread in the exclusive nitro engine zone.

http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=135707
Artificial-I is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 04:03 AM
  #2478  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Africa
Posts: 160
Default Adjustable Ackerman

Hi Guys

Has anyone got more info on the adjustable ackerman for the 720 (803192)?

How do you know which inserts gives you more ackerman and which one gives you less?

Thanks

Acid
Acid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 11:33 AM
  #2479  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (43)
 
kaotickc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 954
Trader Rating: 43 (100%+)
Default

Hey, what RX pack are you guys using ?
kaotickc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 03:19 AM
  #2480  
Tech Elite
 
Sow&Steady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Va Va Voom!
Posts: 4,104
Default

Unofficially, it appears that the 720 in Teddy Syach's hands has won the 2007 FEMCA Championships!
Top 10 finishers unofficial listing now at 3hobby.net.
Sow&Steady is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 03:35 AM
  #2481  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (7)
 
Dreddlox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: L.I., NY
Posts: 655
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by kaotickc
Hey, what RX pack are you guys using ?
I'm using Pro-Match Rx packs.
Dreddlox is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 12:31 PM
  #2482  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
DS Motorsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,446
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Acid
Hi Guys

Has anyone got more info on the adjustable ackerman for the 720 (803192)?

How do you know which inserts gives you more ackerman and which one gives you less?

Thanks

Acid
The insert which brings the tracking rods more to the front of the car gives more ackerman.
DS Motorsport is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 12:38 AM
  #2483  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Africa
Posts: 160
Default

Originally Posted by DS Motorsport
The insert which brings the tracking rods more to the front of the car gives more ackerman.
Thanks DS Motorsport.

So, more front = more ackerman.

What about closer to the center of the car vs towards the wheels?

Thanks

Acid
Acid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 11:40 AM
  #2484  
Tech Regular
 
wizby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: indiana
Posts: 487
Default Rear arm question

Does anyone know if there is a visable difference between the newer stronger arms and the older original rear arms. I just brushed up against the barrier and pushed in the pivot ball. Twice this happened, I had read the early kits had problem arms but the new one I put on doesnt seem any tougher and they are idenical looking. I do know I have an early production kit. So I was expecting the new arm I bought last week from molzer to be tougher.
wizby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 01:03 PM
  #2485  
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SoCal
Posts: 874
Default

Originally Posted by wizby
Does anyone know if there is a visable difference between the newer stronger arms and the older original rear arms. I just brushed up against the barrier and pushed in the pivot ball. Twice this happened, I had read the early kits had problem arms but the new one I put on doesnt seem any tougher and they are idenical looking. I do know I have an early production kit. So I was expecting the new arm I bought last week from molzer to be tougher.
I had the same problem yesterday at Crystal Park... I was tapped in the rear and when I brought my car in, the pivit ball was pushed all the way in. I had changed that same lower arm last week and was told it was the updated one... It looked the same and had the same part number. I was told the new lower arm would have the same part number on it and that it was the new updated one. After inspection, I couldn't tell the difference between the new updated one and the 2 damaged/destroyed ones that I had kept in my parts box... So I don't know... I did see a package of lower arms with the letter N on them... but I was told they were all the same... I'm sure if there was a difference and a mistake was made, that the hobby shop where I purchased it from will make it alright... In the mean time, I didn't have a spare, so I used some CA glue on the threads and made a track side repair... Didn't have a problem for the rest of the day... but now I'm stuck with that rear toe-in setting...

RC_Alan
rc_alan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 01:32 PM
  #2486  
Tech Elite
 
Sow&Steady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Va Va Voom!
Posts: 4,104
Default

As far as I know there is no visible difference between the two.
Sow&Steady is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 02:26 PM
  #2487  
Tech Elite
 
dj apolaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miami, Fl.
Posts: 2,405
Default

The new arms are made of a different material, but look the same. If you continue to have this problem try using a pivot ball where the thread section is thicker. Maybe the 1/8 scale ones or an other brand.
dj apolaro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 02:32 PM
  #2488  
Tech Elite
 
GHETTOTEACHER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,162
Default

I have a question...
I have been running my 720 and absolutely love the thing. There is a weakness. The damn front bumper support. That thing broke when I was in a race this weekend. The body was misaligned and made a mess of the front end of the car. This is the third one that has snapped since I have own the car. The funny thing is that my car was not harmed or damaged anywhere else. Besides the 710 bumper conversion, does Serpent or any other manufacturer make a more sturdy front bumper??
GHETTOTEACHER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 02:41 PM
  #2489  
Tech Elite
 
dj apolaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miami, Fl.
Posts: 2,405
Default

I do not use the 720 front bumper that comes in the kit. I use the optional one that is like the the one for the 710. Never had any problems!!
dj apolaro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 05:13 PM
  #2490  
Tech Elite
 
GHETTOTEACHER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,162
Default

I have the optional bumper. I didn't install earlier because I saw one of my friends crack his optional bumper on a slight wall bump at high speed. I will install on my 720. My 710 has never had such a problem. Did they change the material since then?
GHETTOTEACHER is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service