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Old 02-08-2008, 12:11 PM   #3331
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I set the clutch gap to the recommended 0.8 for the novarossi engines. However when i run on my track. I notice it takes a while for the car to pickup. I drove another top drivers car a NT1 and its super sensitive. As i hit gas it moves through the turns with low power just right. Also when im taking off from a standstill. I have to atleast pull throttle twice for it starts to move. I have been running car like that ever since.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:36 PM   #3332
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Hi, I understand the Winternats C-A mains will take place on Saturday. Anyone have an idea of what time the races will end or venture to take an educated guess. I want to drop by and spectate, but have a small window of opportunity.
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try to tighten the clutch spring a little, remember a little does alot so go in a little at a time, hope this helps.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:48 PM   #3334
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Spurgear:

I kind of dificult to answer your question, becuase there are some other factors to consider, like servo speed and linkage. Also spring setting and engine tunning.

You should first verify the servo neutral position and its speed.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:02 PM   #3335
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also which shoe are you using yellow or black.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:08 PM   #3336
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try to tighten the clutch spring a little, remember a little does alot so go in a little at a time, hope this helps.
How much is a "little"?
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #3337
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less than half a turn then if no noticeable difference turn it a little more, so that you can easily go back if needed and you didn't lose your original starting point,hope this helps.
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It sounds like your clutch is too tight. I would loosen it a little bit until it grabs a little quicker. The recommended 0.8 for Novarossi is a good starting point, however, in my case I usually end up with 0.6 to 0.7. A quarter turn on the clutch nut is about a 0.1 difference.
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:18 PM   #3339
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I set the clutch gap to the recommended 0.8 for the novarossi engines. However when i run on my track. I notice it takes a while for the car to pickup. I drove another top drivers car a NT1 and its super sensitive. As i hit gas it moves through the turns with low power just right. Also when im taking off from a standstill. I have to atleast pull throttle twice for it starts to move. I have been running car like that ever since.
Look at the set up booklet that came with the car check pg. 31
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:04 AM   #3340
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:04 PM   #3341
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Got me a 720-08 today, to replace my aging 720 :P . Nah... wanted a lot of spares and things to experiment with and found out a new car was cheaper than buying all parts separately.

Anyway... Serpent's QA doesn't seem to be that great again, with my kit missing the set screws for the rear downstops and the screws for the brass chassis plate insert. For the rest the car looks nice and I look forward to driving it...
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Use Gap at .7
tighten nut to 1.5 to start
use serpent 1.8 spring from 1/8 scale

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get to work DJ you ready...
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:14 PM   #3345
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does your receiver packs hit the fuel tank? are you doing anything special to mount it or make clearance. i have a nimh receiver pack for a 720 but the packs heat shrink hits the tank, i can get everything together but wasn't sure if it's normal.

do you guys use an external fuel filter?

and for those using a radio with a failsafe built in, are you using a regular failsafe in conjunction with the radio's?

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