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Old 01-10-2008, 05:24 PM   #46
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I would say if the deal is still there take it (be sure that its really a serpent driver) but the best thing is to buy everything new and build and learn the car as your building it. Kamikaze deal is a good one everything you need to get you going except a starterbox Sam you forgot to add a box
You are correct! Allright, it also comes with a brand new starter box and an "Igniter" for $1500.00
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It is indeed a huge list of stuff but I am going to pass as I want the pleasure of building the model. I was a lot better builder than flyer. Thanks for the continuing advice, I appreciate it.
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You don't need to buy the Novarossi engines at this time but I think after you are into the hobby they last longer then anyones engine except OS but they have knowhere near the same power.
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OK, what spare and tuning parts am I going to need to purchase with the 960? I would assume (I know it's a bad thing) an assortment of gears and springs. What else? Are there any of the option parts that really should be considered mandatory items on the 960-08?
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OK, what spare and tuning parts am I going to need to purchase with the 960? I would assume (I know it's a bad thing) an assortment of gears and springs. What else? Are there any of the option parts that really should be considered mandatory items on the 960-08?
..........steering blocks, rear uprights, upeer and lower wishbones front and rear, bumper, pillow balls............you can buy "crash kits" front and rearfrom Serpent that would give you a good start as far as spares........wouldn't really worry about option parts till you can keep it between the boards for a whole tank....................gears and spring/oil options would also be a good start...........i have some aluminum parts but didn't want to put them on last year until i quit wadding the car up....
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:57 PM   #51
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Upper,lower A arms,steering blocks,universal cups & shims,dog bones,Mugen Super grease for the thrust bearing(this is a must),front shock shafts,glow plugs I use #7 turbo on my Rossi motor.You might want to replace the Aluminum screw with steel allen head screws.
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I have spent a lot of time since starting this thread studying the Serpent, Kyosho and Mugen's websites, downloading the manuals and reading every post in various threads on this website. With all that I have come to a conclusion, helicopters are simple in comparision. To think all this started by buying my 2 great step sons a Traxxus Jato.

I still need to talk to Taylor but am probably going to hold off on buying something till the series starts up in Toledo. Knowing how whole hog I get into something I want to make sure I am really going to like this before buying 2 cars and motors and all the spare parts.

Thank you very much to all those that took the time to respond and for sharing your experience with me.
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UPSguy, don't mean to change the subject on you but you said you've been into helis for the last 20 years. I'm interested in getting into a heli never flown one. Whats a good heli to start out with? Now keep in mind that I'm an old guy too, older than you are as a matter of fact. I've been told Esky is the way to go but not sure which model to go with. Don't want something I'll outgrow in a month or so and have to buy another one. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks! Been looking at the Honeybee 2 King and the Belt CP by the way.
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UPSguy, don't mean to change the subject on you but you said you've been into helis for the last 20 years. I'm interested in getting into a heli never flown one. Whats a good heli to start out with? Now keep in mind that I'm an old guy too, older than you are as a matter of fact. I've been told Esky is the way to go but not sure which model to go with. Don't want something I'll outgrow in a month or so and have to buy another one. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks! Been looking at the Honeybee 2 King and the Belt CP by the way.
....t4...check out www.runryder.com ..........lots of knowledge here on helis.......i'm sure these guys could answer any questions you may have............
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Thanks much Taylorm!
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taylorM's link is very good advice but can be overwhelming (sort of like here) when you are a newbie. My advice would be to stay away from the small electrics, the bigger birds are much more stable. Also, the advice given here to me applies. If there is a group in your area flying, get what they have as you will have a immediate source of spare parts and knowledge. As a rule, Raptors seem to be the most popular in many areas.
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I finally got my MRX4R now I need a starter box. What do you guys recommend getting? Thanks.
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I finally got my MRX4R now I need a starter box. What do you guys recommend getting? Thanks.
Get the Mugen on-road starter box, it's nice, light and compact, or OFNA also makes one that is light and compact, can't go wrong on either one, both needs 2 x 7.2 volts nimh or nicad stick packs to operate.
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Got to the Toledo track to day to watch the action. I got to meet TaylorM who has graciously volunteered to help mentor me if I get involved in this. Pleasure to meet you finally Matt. There was some old suspender guy who was just flying he was fun to watch.
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