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Old 03-18-2009, 09:44 AM   #4606
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Through alot of testing, i've experienced that the best setting possible for the new WC clutch, requires less spring compression than we usually would need. Running alot of clutch causes high temperatures to form on the clutch bell, which would transfer over to the pinions. As temperature escalates, more wear does occur.

I've been keeping an eye out on my spurs, and backed off my clutch ever so slightly, about 1/8th to a 1/4 turn at a time, and noticed a higher longevity in my spurs.

Don't forget that sedan's are much lighter than 1/8th cars and with the powerhouses installed in your car these days, not alot of clutch is necessary and also isnt as crucial in 1/0th 200mm.

Give it a try!
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:29 PM   #4607
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I use a futuba 9351 for st and a very good priced fut 3050 for thr.
Can the futuba 9351 be used with lipo batteries?
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #4608
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Yes it can.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:00 AM   #4609
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what do you think of this servo for throttle
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:30 AM   #4610
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Even though I have heard good reputation with Hitech's warranty, I'd suggest you go with Futaba Brushless, or their Low-Profile. You can get 2 of them for a good price at Towerhobbies.
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I think low profile servos are cool for nitro applications. Try KO Propo's low profile servos, never have any problems at all with them! KO Propo PDS-2511 is the servo to try!
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or the PDS-2413 for a little more speed!
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:55 AM   #4613
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Even though I have heard good reputation with Hitech's warranty, I'd suggest you go with Futaba Brushless, or their Low-Profile. You can get 2 of them for a good price at Towerhobbies.
What model do you recommend?
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What model do you recommend?
I'd recommend the BLS451, or the S9551. Right now, to get the best price, I'd wait for towerhobbies to give the $20 discount after $200 order (or after $175 like they sometimes do), this way, you can get a quantity discount on the servos plus this $20 dollar discount. You can get three S9551 for the price of $75 which means you have two for your car and one spare. Or the BLS451 for about $96 dollar each with somewhat the same procedure. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:34 PM   #4615
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Hey guys

Can someone explain the differences between the Brass insert and the graphite insert please? Which should be used for what type of tracks and so on.

Advantages and disadvantages as well


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The Front Brass plate provides more weight to the front of the car, helping to remove snap oversteer and allowing the car to corner faster and smoother. In addition to the improved cornering speeds the added weight mounted in the chassis helps prevent grip roll on high traction surfaces.

The Carbon fiber fill plate is for stiffening the front of the car, just like Brass plate, but without the weight.
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Thanks very much for the info Team Kamikaze!
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Default front bumper plate lower can't find it anywhere

guys im really frustrated with this 720, if i only knew serpent have parts issues i shouldn't buy this kit, i committed with a point series here at local track, i broke this lower bumper plate last weekend and nobody carry the part, i bought this kit last Nov, and work with the car over the winter, i just ran this car for two weekend, is there anybody here looking to buy a 720 with out the bumper plate send me a email coz' im not racing this car anymore, i have some new parts still in the package worth over $200.00, just send me a decent offer this car is yours im done with serpent,
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Here is some pics, send me a offer i will not keep this car'
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