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Old 12-28-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
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I have been getting alot of Private Messages .On some of the custom work that I have done on some older serpent cars. I have been working with the 960 for some time now. just trying to make it more user friendly when it comes to the radio gear . & other things as well . The top-plate can be removed with the fuel cell... The rest of the gear that is mounted on the top-plate such as servos & receiver plus the transponder are mounted on the chassis .this set-up is much lighter PLUS the weight is lower on the chassis . I will poast some photos just to give everyone that mite be interested a look.

I will poast more photos of how I mounted. That trick little spektrum micro receiver box I made in a day or two.
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Very nice. Keep up the good work!
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Old 12-29-2006, 05:09 AM   #7
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thou i dont have this type of kit, but hell man this is awsome work of craftmanship...... nothing beats your own modz!

Keep it up, plus show us the final results Please....
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I dont run the serpent, i was just admiring your work, however, i noticed that the transponder is mounted sideways.
will it pick up a signal like that???
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Well, now we know what the MRX-5 will look like.
Keep up the great work and If you have any cad or cnc files you would like to share send a PM.
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Very nice work, just love carbon... However, as a 960 owner I have a challenge for you.. I've got my 960 basically stock in the electronics department, but with a lipo in the stock location... And my throttle servo is a stand-up not in the lay down configuration..

My challenge is once a motor and pipe is on the car, the balance of the chassis from left to right is "heavy" on the pipe side (more weight farther from the centerline of the chassis in the form of a pipe on the left). So, I have to add weight to the right side of the car to "balance" the car from left to right (primaily noticed "tweak", or shock collars not equal)

In your pictures, it looks like it's possibly this set-up has added to this challenge of less weight on the right, and more weight on the left? Could it be possible to go the other way? Create a carbon top deck with mounts the heavy servo's farther away from the centerline of the car? Reducing the amount of "pipe" counterweight needed to balance the car with just the electronics?
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Very nice work, just love carbon... However, as a 960 owner I have a challenge for you.. I've got my 960 basically stock in the electronics department, but with a lipo in the stock location... And my throttle servo is a stand-up not in the lay down configuration..

My challenge is once a motor and pipe is on the car, the balance of the chassis from left to right is "heavy" on the pipe side (more weight farther from the centerline of the chassis in the form of a pipe on the left). So, I have to add weight to the right side of the car to "balance" the car from left to right (primaily noticed "tweak", or shock collars not equal)

In your pictures, it looks like it's possibly this set-up has added to this challenge of less weight on the right, and more weight on the left? Could it be possible to go the other way? Create a carbon top deck with mounts the heavy servo's farther away from the centerline of the car? Reducing the amount of "pipe" counterweight needed to balance the car with just the electronics?
I have done some work with the balance of this car . & I will weigh both sides. Left side.. pipe-header- receiver box & middle bearing block & then the other side Both servos & transponder & mountig hardware. I will poast photos & results both sides will weight about the same. The engines on all of the 1/8-scale Onroad chassis mount more to the left of the chassis .this is where your weight un-balance is at .
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Great, I've never weighed the individual pieces.. I've just pinned the car front and back at it's centerline and then let the car "fall " to the heavyside.
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Good work....and you should consider creating a online photo album listing this 960 and your previous Impact/835 with laydown servos conversion...
You should work on the 720 as well.........then you have the whole Serpent cars covered.
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