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Old 08-31-2008, 05:04 AM   #4006
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i crashed a lot but hardly breaks any arm... i broke mostly the serpent exhaust spring (hanger)... beltings for stocks, the new cvd is much much stronger as well... nah that's all...
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:54 AM   #4007
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The weakest link I have seen on the 720 so far is that arm links... I'd probably after tomorrow's race, will switch em for some Kyosho's or Mugen's... Much much stronger... Other than that, car is pretty strong as the competition...
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things break when you crash,,,but i'll go w/arm's for stock up to replace..
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i crashed a lot but hardly breaks any arm... i broke mostly the serpent exhaust spring (hanger)... beltings for stocks, the new cvd is much much stronger as well... nah that's all...
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i crashed a lot but hardly breaks any arm... i broke mostly the serpent exhaust spring (hanger)... beltings for stocks, the new cvd is much much stronger as well... nah that's all...
Broke one of those springs today... Car is much stronger than what it used to be a few years ago... Just gotta be careful with the knuckles, they come off pretty easily. CVDs are really really much stronger... Front knuckles came off like 3 times in the main and didnt even bent the CVD (was driving wreckless ).
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #4009
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well finally i broke my chassis, my graphite radio plate also broke a little behind the throtle servo,i was thinking about bonding that part with ca and baking soda, or epoxic and maybe just maybe some graphite from a pencil mixed within the epoxic just to make the bond even harder wich way u think it's best?
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:22 AM   #4010
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well finally i broke my chassis, my graphite radio plate also broke a little behind the throtle servo,i was thinking about bonding that part with ca and baking soda, or epoxic and maybe just maybe some graphite from a pencil mixed within the epoxic just to make the bond even harder wich way u think it's best?
Epoxy will be stronger, you can reinforce it with another piece of carbon plate.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:29 AM   #4011
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For me belts, spur gears and a couple of cvd's.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:59 AM   #4012
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Broke one of those springs today... Car is much stronger than what it used to be a few years ago... Just gotta be careful with the knuckles, they come off pretty easily. CVDs are really really much stronger... Front knuckles came off like 3 times in the main and didnt even bent the CVD (was driving wreckless ).
front knuckles came off??? wow... u must have hit them very hard... or maybe u have to change ur front arms, u might have worn the screw thread for the pivot balls or misalign the pivot when u first screw them in... i've done that before...

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well finally i broke my chassis, my graphite radio plate also broke a little behind the throtle servo,i was thinking about bonding that part with ca and baking soda, or epoxic and maybe just maybe some graphite from a pencil mixed within the epoxic just to make the bond even harder wich way u think it's best?
i didn't bother my upper deck crack (not split bur hair line crack) right behind the trottle servo for more than 6 months n it still work flawlessly, but i changed it after i found some cheap used unit in ebay..!
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front knuckles came off??? wow... u must have hit them very hard... or maybe u have to change ur front arms, u might have worn the screw thread for the pivot balls or misalign the pivot when u first screw them in... i've done that before...
That was the first time I ran the car... And it was coming into the pit, so I was at a relatively slow speed. They came off from the pivot balls. My pitman was able to get it back in in record time and continued racing since the CVDs didnt break.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:46 PM   #4014
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That was the first time I ran the car... And it was coming into the pit, so I was at a relatively slow speed. They came off from the pivot balls. My pitman was able to get it back in in record time and continued racing since the CVDs didnt break.
hehehe... lend me ur pit man next time...
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hehehe... lend me ur pit man next time...
Didnt even lose more than 20 seconds between, getting the knuckles back in and starting it again...
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:43 PM   #4016
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does any of you have any rule for proper setting the centx besides the one from the manual, me and all my friends we are having problems to proper set up the centax. we wave it the end gap .7, we messure it with the centax tool from hudy, but no matter what we do, the yellow centax show blows like dust.
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i run mine at .5 and almost no! end play....i measure the clutch nut at 1.25 to 1.50 depending on track conditions..stock spring and yellow shoe...i have a OS TZ Speed Tuned..
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can u tell me how much at end play? .5, .4? or less? my problems begun when i changed my engine i think that might be my probme, longer stroke, i think i have to use less endplay
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does any of you have any rule for proper setting the centx besides the one from the manual, me and all my friends we are having problems to proper set up the centax. we wave it the end gap .7, we messure it with the centax tool from hudy, but no matter what we do, the yellow centax show blows like dust.
Check out this article by Glenn Cauley, Canada. It is working for me.
I know that Serpent USA have a file with endplay and so on depend of the engine manufactor. Can't find that file.
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i would try it, thanks
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