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Old 07-30-2006, 11:58 PM   #841
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this serpent shock design is close to the losi shocks (i.e., bottom loaded). It's the most easiest shock to build/rebuild, however, there's that tendency of stripping the threads
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:13 AM   #842
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Is the front bumper (lower section - lower plastic part that mounts onto the chassis) the same as the 710?

Also, ran the 720 for the first time this weekend and well... think there is allot for me to still learn with this new car.

The backend is very loose - but I did not run the spec setup Think that was the problem... Will be making the necessary changes and hopefully run again this weekend. The car is allot easier to drive than the 710 and allot easier to work on. The track has allot of slow corners - just need to get the back pinned to the ground

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Old 07-31-2006, 02:16 AM   #843
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Does anyone have a list of all the parts that are the same between the 710 and 720? Parts that can be interchanged?

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Is the front bumper (lower section - lower plastic part that mounts onto the chassis) the same as the 710?
It is almost the same. The mounting oints are the same, but the new part is made more durable.
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It is almost the same. The mounting oints are the same, but the new part is made more durable.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:51 AM   #846
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Does anyone have a list of all the parts that are the same between the 710 and 720? Parts that can be interchanged?

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All Centax 3 parts
All 2speed parts (except the alxle, as the flat spot for the side pulley is different)
Front diff (both gear and ball)
Rear diff steel parts (only the pulley is changed, so for the gear diff you'll only need a new case, and the ball diff a new pulley)
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Battery holder and attachment points.
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Front upper wishbone
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Servo saver parts EXCEPT THE lower plastic part which now has a countersunk screw!
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:31 AM   #847
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At first sight, it seems the front lower wishbones would also fit.
The 720 versions look just the same, except they are made symmetrical, where the 710 ones only have attachment points at one side, making them usable only for L or R.
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:54 AM   #848
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One of the shock definitely has a problem, it just wont tighten. I don't think it's the problem with the foam insert. I will stop by the store next week when I have time or I will see u at Rev. next Saturday for sure.
I had the same problem with one of the shocks, I was looky I had a Spare with me because in panama no way I coul get spare.

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Old 07-31-2006, 06:41 AM   #849
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My 720 ran its first race this weekend at the track of MBC 'de Sluis' in Gouda, the Netherlands. The track is fairly tight and techical and traction is a bit below average and it has a few unpleasant bumps. I didn't know what to expect from the car there; the car is fairly new to me and hadn't been quite set up for the track and I spent the training saturday to finish running my new STS D3R engine... Sunday (the race day) I made a last minute decision to leave the setup standard, just add a bit more camber on the front wheels and put on yellow springs in the rear. The car performed quite well and was very easy to drive. There was still a bit of understeer that I have yet to solve, though more drivers (with other cars) suffered from this problem.

I ended up qualifying third, second and second. The first final I got hit at the start and when my car was on the track again everybody was at least half a lap ahead of me. Also, due to (per accident) breaking a track rule I had to do a stop & go, costing me another half lap. When I finally got back into the driving I easily passed the last 7 cars and ended up finishing third. The second final I did not run due to radio problems. One of the other driver's radios turned out to be not quite up to spec and caused some interference for me.

The STS engine was a bit of an experiment for me. I'm used to driving the italian engines, but they are expensive and I decided to try something different for a change.

So far, the engine's performance seems OK. It does not rev very fast, but it has a fair amount power over its entire RPM range. The carb is easy to tune, except during the break-in period. The sound of the engine (I'm using it with an old Mega exhaust) is OK too and it doesn't sound raw or weird in any other way. The speed should still go up a bit when the engine has about 2 litres through it; it has been better every tank so far. I tuned it for good performance yesterday and the running temperature was about 110 degrees celcius.

One thing I'm less satisfied with though, is the internal finish of the engine parts. It all looks cheap, and it's clearly a class less well produced than both my Mega ZX12 and my old NovaMega SX12RT. The engine runs well now, but I'm not entirely sure about its longevity. Only time will tell though...

On the outside, the engine looks great. The cooling head on it is enormous. The feeling of things is right and when turning the engine by hand everything feels smooth with plenty of compression and after running in, just a little pinch near TDC.



If people are interested, I can post some comparison shots of the insides of the three engines I have...
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:44 AM   #850
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Hi guys

Another question... I am making a habit of this... sorry

Can anyone reccomend a good setup system for the Serpent? I have the PMB system and for a lack of a better word, the system is crap

Terrible workmanship, plastic parts that are not accurate - I mean, the attachments that show camber on the front has movement... imagine that... you push the attachment to left and you have less camber and the to the right and you have more camber... quite a waste of money

I am not looking to break my wallet but is there a system that you guys can recommend - good workmanship and accurate? Something that will last?

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Hi guys

Another question... I am making a habit of this... sorry

Can anyone reccomend a good setup system for the Serpent? I have the PMB system and for a lack of a better word, the system is crap

Terrible workmanship, plastic parts that are not accurate - I mean, the attachments that show camber on the front has movement... imagine that... you push the attachment to left and you have less camber and the to the right and you have more camber... quite a waste of money

I am not looking to break my wallet but is there a system that you guys can recommend - good workmanship and accurate? Something that will last?

Thanks

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Get a Hudy All-in-one set up system. I love mine, I've had it for about a year and no problems at all. But...It costs about $280.
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Hi guys

Another question... I am making a habit of this... sorry

Can anyone reccomend a good setup system for the Serpent? I have the PMB system and for a lack of a better word, the system is crap

Terrible workmanship, plastic parts that are not accurate - I mean, the attachments that show camber on the front has movement... imagine that... you push the attachment to left and you have less camber and the to the right and you have more camber... quite a waste of money

I am not looking to break my wallet but is there a system that you guys can recommend - good workmanship and accurate? Something that will last?

Thanks

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I have a camber gauge and a ruler. Has been faultless for 10 years!
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:53 AM   #853
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I am selling my V-one RRR WC's and buying a couple of 720's are the wheel off sets for the 720 0 degrees can I still use the tires I bought for the V-one RRR? (Anyone want to buy a couple of Kyoshos) LOL

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Old 07-31-2006, 01:09 PM   #854
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Hi, these sounds like a dump question, but can some one explain or have a picture were is the gurney strip in the win of the body?

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Old 07-31-2006, 02:46 PM   #855
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Hi, these sounds like a dump question, but can some one explain or have a picture were is the gurney strip in the win of the body?

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are you talking about the lola body?
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