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Old 05-17-2008, 01:03 AM   #3616
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hi guys,

I need you advice on drag braking. What are the advantages and disadvantages of drag braking? when do you know when you have enough drag brakes? what part of the track is most important to have it( sweeper)?where do you adjust it? Is it better to manipulate on your controller ( throttle and brake trim) or mix of both controller and manually on your car( silicone, springs, and collar)? I have a 3pk and it doesnt have the feature of drag braking, so i just use the abs feature, but I heard some pros and a main guys usually use drag brakes. I just want your input guys, ty ty
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:18 PM   #3617
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Serpent TQ's both Sedan and 1/8 scale at the 2008 Region 4 Championships this past weekend at the Homestead RC Raceway in Miami Fl. Serpent also takes the Sedan A main win and 2nd place and records the fastest laps in 1/8 scale.

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Serpent TQ's both Sedan and 1/8 scale at the 2008 Region 4 Championships this past weekend at the Homestead RC Raceway in Miami Fl. Serpent also takes the Sedan A main win and 2nd place and records the fastest laps in 1/8 scale.

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Old 05-19-2008, 06:32 AM   #3619
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congrat's to Team Serpent USA .............great job!
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I run a serpent 720 out @ homestead, and was wounding if you would post the setup that you used this weekend?
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:25 PM   #3621
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Serpent TQ's both Sedan and 1/8 scale at the 2008 Region 4 Championships this past weekend at the Homestead RC Raceway in Miami Fl. Serpent also takes the Sedan A main win and 2nd place and records the fastest laps in 1/8 scale.

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glad to hear that, keep up the good work team serpent!
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:01 PM   #3622
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I run a serpent 720 out @ homestead, and was wounding if you would post the setup that you used this weekend?
Give me a couple of days and I will post it here for you.

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Old 05-19-2008, 04:38 PM   #3623
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Congrats DJ, Gianni, Luke and Pete for the outstanding performance this past weekend at the Regionals.

Way to go guys!!
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:40 PM   #3624
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Just got my Xceed 7.4 LiPo battery and Regulator. Does anyone have any pics of where they mounted their regulator and wires?
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Just got my Xceed 7.4 LiPo battery and Regulator. Does anyone have any pics of where they mounted their regulator and wires?
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I run a gear diff on the rear and a ball diff on the front. The serpent manual says to use 30,000 diff oil. When I first put it together all I could find was 5,000 oil and I think its causing me handling problems
Q: I run on a smaller, tight track, should i go lighter or heavier with the diff oil?
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I run a gear diff on the rear and a ball diff on the front. The serpent manual says to use 30,000 diff oil. When I first put it together all I could find was 5,000 oil and I think its causing me handling problems
Q: I run on a smaller, tight track, should i go lighter or heavier with the diff oil?
if u r runing rear diff with diff oil that's too light will cause u to have a lot of tail out spin (sudden over steer), i've tried running 20,000 diff oil on very low grip track but that's the lowest i'll go, 30,000 diff oil can fit into most of the track conditions, if u get high grip track (sugar treatment), u can even try 40,000...
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:49 PM   #3628
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Here is my Regional set-up for the Homestead track.

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if u r runing rear diff with diff oil that's too light will cause u to have a lot of tail out spin (sudden over steer), i've tried running 20,000 diff oil on very low grip track but that's the lowest i'll go, 30,000 diff oil can fit into most of the track conditions, if u get high grip track (sugar treatment), u can even try 40,000...
Thanks,
I do run on sugar treated asphalt, I didnt realize that would be considered high traction.
I havent had the chance to run anywhere else, I dont know any different.
I have 20, 30 and 40 thou serpent diff oils. I guess I will try the 30 thousand.
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DJ WHAT GEARING SHOULD I USE ON MY 720 FOR THE PORT CHARLLETTE TRACK IM RUNNIN THE NEW J L RED DOT IN MY 720 ? AND WHAT SHORE TIRES ARE GOOD FOR OUT THERE ? THXZ
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