R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-02-2009, 11:16 PM   #4981
Tech Fanatic
 
redsand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Chicane.
Posts: 855
Send a message via Yahoo to redsand
Default

Spurgear: have you checked the rear left pivot balls and damper ? Just in case they're binding.
redsand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 09:19 AM   #4982
Tech Elite
 
Serpent-Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,847
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Spur what shore are your rear tires?
__________________
Inf1nity CM Beat1 Racing
Serpent-Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 12:35 PM   #4983
Tech Regular
 
spurgear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to spurgear
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riketsu View Post
After looking at the track, you have twice more turns to the right than to the left. Thus, the left side of the car's tires will be worn out more. The reason why such a radical difference is because of your loose setting. When you have fixed your loose setting you'll notice that the difference left-right should be minimum.

By the looks of the video, it looks like its a parking lot, therefore the traction would be somewhat medium. I'd suggest going 500cst weight on the shocks, (Stock Serpent is about 620ish), using blue upfront and yellow rear (old spring code). And 10k in the rear diff and 100k in the front diff.

Also, be sure your whole suspension is not binding, you can have Morganti's setup in your car, but if you have a mechanical failure, such as binding, or an unscrewed pulley, you arent getting anywhere.

Also, another thing to look at is the track width, I 99% of the time ran 199mm front and 200mm rear. Going to 199mm up front, I had to shave the half moon on the arms to be free of binding. Going anything narrower than 199, you'll have to probably shave something off the CVD/dog bone.

I have also found that tire split plays a huge component in setting. From 2mm split to 1mm split, the difference in "feel" of the car is huge.

I think it'd be easier if you just took a setup sheet filled it out and post it here. Then we might tell you where you can get the grip your looking for.
Setup sheet will be upped this evening
__________________
Serpent 733 trinirc.com
Novarossi Plus 12-3CT Murnan Modified Full Ceramic Edition
Novarossi EFRA 2630 exhaust with medium header
Futaba 3PK HRS with Digital Servos/ JLR Starter Box
East Civic 200mm
spurgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #4984
Tech Regular
 
spurgear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to spurgear
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redsand View Post
Spurgear: have you checked the rear left pivot balls and damper ? Just in case they're binding.
Dampers checked now and all shocks were refilled again with correct oil and 3 hole pistons. All pivot balls are good and free. Already checked two times. I may upgrade the luts to plastic ones just in case.
__________________
Serpent 733 trinirc.com
Novarossi Plus 12-3CT Murnan Modified Full Ceramic Edition
Novarossi EFRA 2630 exhaust with medium header
Futaba 3PK HRS with Digital Servos/ JLR Starter Box
East Civic 200mm
spurgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 12:52 PM   #4985
Tech Regular
 
spurgear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to spurgear
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Serpent-Dan View Post
Spur what shore are your rear tires?
40 shore in the back
__________________
Serpent 733 trinirc.com
Novarossi Plus 12-3CT Murnan Modified Full Ceramic Edition
Novarossi EFRA 2630 exhaust with medium header
Futaba 3PK HRS with Digital Servos/ JLR Starter Box
East Civic 200mm
spurgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #4986
Tech Regular
 
spurgear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to spurgear
Default

updated the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geS5ykvm2qY
__________________
Serpent 733 trinirc.com
Novarossi Plus 12-3CT Murnan Modified Full Ceramic Edition
Novarossi EFRA 2630 exhaust with medium header
Futaba 3PK HRS with Digital Servos/ JLR Starter Box
East Civic 200mm
spurgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 01:03 PM   #4987
Tech Master
 
GREGORY!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,075
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

there is any chance to have put different gear in the side belt[maybe from other car] with result a very rear drive car?
does your rear diff acts freely?have you check his gears?
i have see worn inside gears with result a diff that acts sometimes like spool.
your car seems that is all time in ice.
GREGORY! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 06:03 PM   #4988
Tech Elite
 
quietstorm76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,265
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

I still say the chassis is bent or is bowing when you put on the top deck and or side braces. I had the same problem and tried everything to stick the rear and it was still loose and ate tires because of it. One side of the chassis was hitting the ground in the turns. Not front or rear, but right under the receiver.

My opinion, a wrong side pulley will make the car do the same thing in both directions so both rear tires should wear the same.
__________________
Team Shepherd USA:Nugget's Ranch Raceway
Primary Weapon: ?
Secondary Weapon: ?
Tires>>> I don't know yet
quietstorm76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 09:51 PM   #4989
Tech Regular
 
spurgear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 291
Send a message via MSN to spurgear
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GREGORY! View Post
there is any chance to have put different gear in the side belt[maybe from other car] with result a very rear drive car?
does your rear diff acts freely?have you check his gears?
i have see worn inside gears with result a diff that acts sometimes like spool.
your car seems that is all time in ice.
I have double checked all the gears. I counted all the teeth and swapped them from another car to be sure. As far as the worn gears i have put in my diff and another spare diff that i will be testing tommorow with the 20,000 oil. So i dont think its the diff
__________________
Serpent 733 trinirc.com
Novarossi Plus 12-3CT Murnan Modified Full Ceramic Edition
Novarossi EFRA 2630 exhaust with medium header
Futaba 3PK HRS with Digital Servos/ JLR Starter Box
East Civic 200mm
spurgear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 03:23 PM   #4990
Tech Master
 
beta bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,101
Trader Rating: 2 (75%+)
Default

Hey guys i my 720 is awesome and seems to be on rails but every once in awhile when i clip a pipe i break a cvd and its really getting frustrating is there a way to fix this????
__________________
Team Terribles---------2009 post of the year
"Cant you read Mopar???He said that he drives a T-max 2.5!!!!"
Spec classes are for communist
beta bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 03:58 PM   #4991
Tech Master
 
Winner's Circle's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Posts: 1,155
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beta bob View Post
Hey guys i my 720 is awesome and seems to be on rails but every once in awhile when i clip a pipe i break a cvd and its really getting frustrating is there a way to fix this????
Make sure that you are using part # 803240 not 802350. The 803240 is much stronger than the earlier part.

We have them in stock.

Lee
__________________
Lee Muse
[email protected]
Kyosho ST-RR, Kyosho MP9, Murnan Modified Engines
Winner's Circle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 05:41 PM   #4992
Tech Elite
 
quietstorm76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,265
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Winner's Circle View Post
Make sure that you are using part # 803240 not 802350. The 803240 is much stronger than the earlier part.

We have them in stock.

Lee
I'm using the new pro CVD's and they have taken a beating and have not broken yet. You may be using the original.
__________________
Team Shepherd USA:Nugget's Ranch Raceway
Primary Weapon: ?
Secondary Weapon: ?
Tires>>> I don't know yet
quietstorm76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 11:11 AM   #4993
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

Hey guys, Im selling parts for the Serpent 720 on eBay. You can search for my name as riketsukirai. Or just search for Serpent 720.
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 09:33 AM   #4994
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

Hey guys, I have posted a few tire lots and bodies... Both bodies are custom painted and have only one race meet.
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2009, 08:37 AM   #4995
Tech Master
 
beta bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,101
Trader Rating: 2 (75%+)
Default

Hey guys i have one more big race left for this car until my 733 comes in and of course i went to the track and i have a major problem. My one piece engine mount won't stay still and i stripped my 2nd gear and then i put a new one on and then stripped first and this is really dissapointing becaus i can't figure out why it won't stop moving i tried thread lock on the screws and took the motor out and cleaned the chassis where the engine mount sits and the bottom of the mount with rubbing alcohol to get off any oil or fuel that might have been making it slip but it didn't work.
__________________
Team Terribles---------2009 post of the year
"Cant you read Mopar???He said that he drives a T-max 2.5!!!!"
Spec classes are for communist
beta bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpent 705 J_Longbrake Nitro On-Road 4252 02-23-2015 12:34 AM
Serpent 710 Ron C. Nitro On-Road 23347 03-16-2010 02:47 PM
WTB: NIB Serpent 710 aN4rK1 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 06-16-2006 09:23 PM
Trade in Your Old Serpent 710 Parts for New Serpent 710 Parts fast_it710 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 09-17-2004 12:27 AM
Serpent Impulse w/MT-12 and Serpent Starter box - cheap Solara R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 03-07-2003 03:01 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:42 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net