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Old 05-16-2007, 08:07 AM   #76
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Hey Guys!

I just finished building one for the shop. I must say I am a little upset considering this is a $1000 car!!

Issues:
- Missing front sway bar bearings
- Linkage measurements for the front end were wrong
- Page 2 says fill pre-assembled diff........ It should have said please assemble diff!!
- Rear tail assembly is kind of cheasy, I see that giving problems
- No proper indication of when to use flanged bearings

If you have previous knowledge on building kits this is not too much of a problem. Never the less, considering the price of this car, I think this is unacceptable for a car of this caliber.

On a positive note, I must say the CNC parts are extremely well made!!!
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:16 AM   #77
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That diff thing was kinda funny I thought also. Installed the rear wing on my this morning and had to either cut off the special made little plastic insert to fit between uprights or remove both uprights to install it. No biggie but should have been noted in directions about 10 pages earlier! Still a spectacular car though with the same kind of issue's with any new build but your right for that much money you think it would not be.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:31 AM   #78
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but the question is how does it run and handle?
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:44 AM   #79
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any one got a vid of it in action
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:58 AM   #80
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I am kinda concerned about the motor I believe it is going to run kind of hot, the pictures I have seen of this car make me wonder how it is going to get enough air to remain cool. If I had one I would have 2 bodies the one I used for racing would have the area right in front of the motor cut out.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:54 AM   #81
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Default Getting close! along with comparison pics

Group pic is the Serpent to the right, Kyosho 2004 middle, Kyosho Ferrari custom 1/8th scale R/C, front Tamiya F201 10th scale and a Kyosho mini z 1/24th scale.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:49 AM   #82
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any one got a vid of it in action

Yes! Yes! Anyone has a video of it? I've been told the engine sounds awesome, almost scale F1 like.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:50 AM   #83
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Group pic is the Serpent to the right, Kyosho 2004 middle, Kyosho Ferrari custom 1/8th scale R/C, front Tamiya F201 10th scale and a Kyosho mini z 1/24th scale.
Oh mee gosh!

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Old 05-16-2007, 11:58 AM   #84
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Google video for serpent f 180 and there is a couple from across the pond. One of them has foams already!
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:28 PM   #85
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Group pic is the Serpent to the right, Kyosho 2004 middle, Kyosho Ferrari custom 1/8th scale R/C, front Tamiya F201 10th scale and a Kyosho mini z 1/24th scale.
Nice!! Love those shots!!
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:39 PM   #86
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Page 20, bottom of page: why the spring in the inside of the brake lever? Appears to not do anything except make it hard to install.

I installed it behind the lever parts and it appears to provide a little outward push on the lever arm.
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I missed that and yes it does look difficult. I'll have to ck on that myself.
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #88
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Ck the manual correction page seperate from manual. Spring first then adaptor hub then arm.
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