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Old 06-09-2006, 08:43 PM   #346
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I would like it if one of the serpent representives could answer this for me. If I am a middle of the pack racer (Top 20 out of forty or 6th or 7th when there is 10 racers) Would it benefit me to wait to get the 720 or would be just as good for a racer like me to not have to wait and get a 710 now????

Also how realistice is the first of July for the car being shipped to LHS? Can my LHS back-order it now? You always here release dates than it is 2 0r 3 months later.. The reason I ask is that living in Nebraska the out door racing season is not as long as you in the south and in california. So if the car does realisticly get out to the hobbyshops say August or later I might as well get the 710.

Thanks for any info you can give me.
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just can't wait mine to arrive..
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Old 06-10-2006, 11:01 AM   #348
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I would like it if one of the serpent representives could answer this for me. If I am a middle of the pack racer (Top 20 out of forty or 6th or 7th when there is 10 racers) Would it benefit me to wait to get the 720 or would be just as good for a racer like me to not have to wait and get a 710 now????

Also how realistice is the first of July for the car being shipped to LHS? Can my LHS back-order it now? You always here release dates than it is 2 0r 3 months later.. The reason I ask is that living in Nebraska the out door racing season is not as long as you in the south and in california. So if the car does realisticly get out to the hobbyshops say August or later I might as well get the 710.

Thanks for any info you can give me.
Very good question. I also depend on this info to decide if I buy a new 710 TE or wait for the new chassis. I count on serpent that the kit will be available on the beginning of july here in USA, otherwise it will compromisse my racing season.
I don't understand why serpent did this preview thing. They should just launch the car for their customers.
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Old 06-10-2006, 11:46 AM   #349
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Eduardo and Husker:

One of the main improvements on the 720, is the hardness of the suspension arms. They are stronger, that will give you more confidence in your car to hold up little bumps or landings against the walls. Right now locally I am a regular A and B main racer. Sometimes when I have to hurry a little a tried to be on the center line of the track, afraid of any break with a little rub on the wall. I also have a MTX4 for the Outlaw class, with it I know if i touch the wall will have less chance to break. But remember you can't make the car to rigid or heavy.

About arrival date, as far I know is very realistic, the cars are in production right now, and working with packaging and isntructions process.

I hope this help you a little.
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:32 PM   #350
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Thanks Edgar;

Please let us know when you receive the kits.... You will receive tons of orders....

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Old 06-10-2006, 10:57 PM   #351
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I stopped by Crystal Park earlier this afternnoon and saw some of the Team Serpent drivers with the 720, all I can say is I WANT IT NOW and thanks to Paolo and Scooty for answering my questions about the 720
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:10 AM   #352
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Weel Guys.....


This morning I received the first update about the car on the track. The call was from one of the members of team serpent. He told me that the cars are as strong as they think it will be. The 720 hold setup great after a few bumps from others racers, bumps that normally could break or harm a 710 or any other car. They are starting to search for the perfect setup. but up to now the basic setup works great. They are using front diff with 30K oil.

As soon I have more news I will post them.
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:18 AM   #353
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You can find here some new fotos about 720:

http://www.rcteamgo.com/modules.php?...up&cat=0&pos=0
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You can find here some new fotos about 720:

http://www.rcteamgo.com/modules.php?...up&cat=0&pos=0
Those are pictures of Scotty Gray's 720 at Crystal Park where he has been testing for the upcoming ROAR Nat's. I saw this car being built less than 2 weeks ago in the Serpent USA workshop.

Some of the features that are easily seen in these great pictures show the redesigned front bumper and very strong stop screws support. You can also see all the suspension arms can be used as left or right and are very strong. The rear camber links are big and beefy as well. The rear sway bar is really sick with it being supported in ball bearings and the sway bar links can be moved in and out for harder and softer settings. RCC Shocks are included as standard equipment. The tried and proven Centax III clucth is used in conjunction with the light-weight and reliable LCG 2 speed.

The drivers that have had the oppurtunity to test the 720 are raving abot the great performance of this car. They all are saying, "This is a great race car!!!" Congratulations to the designer Rene Cornella.
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Interesting the way he shaves the inside of his front tires.
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what's the reason for that??
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what's the reason for that??
I believe they do that when the traction is very high and traction roll is a potential problem.
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I believe they do that when the traction is very high and traction roll is a potential problem.
good point
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I believe they do that when the traction is very high and traction roll is a potential problem.

good to know. Thanks!
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I believe they do that when the traction is very high and traction roll is a potential problem.
that's correct jag. when the car has too much steering for thr track, the inside of the tires is cut to make the steering more controlable.
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