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Old 06-28-2003, 02:11 PM   #16
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u cant do wrong with either car!

the serpent's parts are undoubtedly expensive, and the quality is, in my opinion, not up to par with mugen or kyosho.

mugen has better quality than Serpent, so if ur looking for quality, then mugen is the one to get

withrespect to running the car, both cars are great and u can do VERY well with both if u can drive very well!

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Old 06-28-2003, 06:20 PM   #17
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Hi Johnny King!,

Still trying to make your mind up!!

I had a chance to see Modellor at the National round (or was it!!) in St. Anns. He was very fast & steady the car was extremly stable & he was putting in extremly good times, all with a 705.

I think you should go with the support side of things, the MTX-3 & the 705 are equally good cars, in the right hands, it really comes down to price & support.

I'm not sure what engines the 705's in Ireland are running but they are VERY quick.

Good luck with the decision, you can't make a wrong one!!

All the best
Thanks for the kind words. Most of the guys are running RS 12 3-ports or the Novamega 12 but I was running my trusty 2yr old RB X12 last Sunday. I cant wait to get back down on the 20th July. If anybody is thinking of taking a holiday in Ireland you really got to visit the track at St Anns. Theres not a track like it in the whole of the UK and Ireland. Really tests your nerves when you hold the power through the sweeper and then through the single line chicane (mess this up and your car will end up chatting with the spectators safety fence )
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Old 06-28-2003, 06:26 PM   #18
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one more thing to add..
mtx-3 arms are like sgd$6.90 for both arms.. cheapo stuffs!!
serpent's arms for one side is sgd$13.90... great stuff coz its more expensive.!!!

so get the snake you get quality parts!!!
You are forgetting one thing. Serpent parts here are not as expensive as they are elsewhere in the world. We dont have to pay import fees or high shipping costs to get the parts. The Mugen might still be cheaper here but the difference is not as bad as it is in America or other areas of the world.
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Old 06-28-2003, 09:05 PM   #19
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so get the snake you get quality parts!!!
Quality parts? It's "made in China" nowadays.
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Old 06-28-2003, 10:59 PM   #20
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Serpent parts here are not as expensive as they are elsewhere in the world. We dont have to pay import fees or high shipping costs to get the parts. The Mugen might still be cheaper here but the difference is not as bad as it is in America or other areas of the world.
so how much is one Serpant arm cost in Ireland ?
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Hey! I have a 705, I can let you know when I get a mtx-3! Just give me a couple of week.
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Old 06-29-2003, 10:53 AM   #22
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Hey ! i have MTX3, and I am not going to get 705, cuz it is snake. poison. but I am going to tell you. dont get MTX3, it is much more poison then snake !
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I have owned 3 Mugens, already sold 2. This car is so boring. It is race-ready out of the box. Its initial setup sheet was pretty good on any tracks.

This car wouldn't allow me to play with anything. So, what I ended up doing is to look for hopup parts and decorated them all. Then all I have left to do is just driving and driving. I hate that!

Because of its toughness, I have not visited my lhs for months. Owners of lhs thought I quit r/c, and did not appreciate that I wouldn't buy many parts like before.

I once also owned an Impulse and I loved it. The car gave me opportunity to search on Internet for the cheapest parts available. Moreover, it also guided me to visit www.mytsn.com to be able to post questions asking for help. This is what I called fun. Unfortunately, I have retired the car and decided to pass along the fun to others.

In brief, do not get MTX-3 as you would do nothing else but driving the car all day long. Get yourself a 705, and you'll appreciate more of what r/c means to your wallet.

all best,
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Hey jonhy king,

Look at the pic of my good old car.
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I have owned 3 Mugens, already sold 2. This car is so boring. It is race-ready out of the box. Its initial setup sheet was pretty good on any tracks.

This car wouldn't allow me to play with anything. So, what I ended up doing is to look for hopup parts and decorated them all. Then all I have left to do is just driving and driving. I hate that!

Because of its toughness, I have not visited my lhs for months. Owners of lhs thought I quit r/c, and did not appreciate that I wouldn't buy many parts like before.

I once also owned an Impulse and I loved it. The car gave me opportunity to search on Internet for the cheapest parts available. Moreover, it also guided me to visit www.mytsn.com to be able to post questions asking for help. This is what I called fun. Unfortunately, I have retired the car and decided to pass along the fun to others.

In brief, do not get MTX-3 as you would do nothing else but driving the car all day long. Get yourself a 705, and you'll appreciate more of what r/c means to your wallet.

all best,
well, get the snake !! at least you know what is a 3mm matrix screw !
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Hey jonhy king,

Look at the pic of my good old car.
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And, here's the only one I have right now:
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And, here is what in my office:
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so, you still prefer snake?
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so, you still prefer snake?
At least I can grill and eat it. Too bad, I just can't eat the Mugen.
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