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Old 07-05-2003, 03:13 AM   #16
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I found the Serpent built up rather easy. I have not built a Serpent in over 14yrs but I must admit it slightly more work than my GT4 or other cars I built. If you study the instructions properly you cant go wrong.
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Old 07-05-2003, 02:46 PM   #17
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whats the differnce between the 705 and 835? i can get a 705 for $340. and an 835 for $359 so whats the differences?

and im still undecided on an engine its between the Mugen MT 12 and the Rossi Team Trinity R12 Pixy Black, not sure which to get.

i got a good deal on a JR Racing XR3i NIB for $102

so i just need to decide on some servos and engine and pipe... and i need to get some tools.

looks like i'll get the 705 for 340, unless you guys think the 835 is a better deal?
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Old 07-05-2003, 07:56 PM   #18
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whats the differnce between the 705 and 835? i can get a 705 for $340. and an 835 for $359 so whats the differences?

and im still undecided on an engine its between the Mugen MT 12 and the Rossi Team Trinity R12 Pixy Black, not sure which to get.

i got a good deal on a JR Racing XR3i NIB for $102

so i just need to decide on some servos and engine and pipe... and i need to get some tools.

looks like i'll get the 705 for 340, unless you guys think the 835 is a better deal?
The main different between the 705 and 835 are 705 in the 200mm class, while the 835 in the 235mm class. The width of the car is different, being the 835 is wider. 235mm class are becoming less popular nowadays compare to 200mm class. If you going to get the MT12 or the Pixy, you should go with the 705, since it except .12 size engine. 235mm Engine required .15 size engine.

Both engine are equally good if you know how to control it and know how to play with gearing. Own one of the Pixy, the engine have good top end, while the MT12 have good torque. But then again, you can always play with the gearing according to track and the characteristic of your motor. Be prepare of some frustration on the Pixy if u get it.
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Old 07-05-2003, 09:32 PM   #19
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when you say "be prepared for frustration if you get the pixy" does that mean its just hard to tune? because ive found a good deal ( i think) on a used pixy heres what the seller says about it.

"The motor was broken in properly with Trinity 20% Monster Horsepower temps never rose above 210, used heatgun to preheat piston/sleeve before starts while
break-in (it was impossible for my starterbox to crank it over w/o preheating!) Also engine has been completely sealed with rtv.. engine has seen a little over 1 quart including the 8 tanks of rich break-in, compression is tight and the motor idles forever..

I sold all my onroad gear, and this motor was going to be used in a gas truck, but later found out the pilot shaft crank setup will not work w/o modifications in the gas truck, so its sittin' idle.. I'm looking to sell it or trade for something I can use, feel free to shoot me offers.."

hes asking $140 for it... im thinking thats a damn good deal right?

and thanks Nizze for clearing up what the 835 was, and i am getting the 705.

any opnions on that used pixy? why is he selling it so cheap....

EDIT: ive been looking at servos and it seems everyone loves the KO Propo 2143. wheres the cheapest i can get it? also whats a good throttle/brake servo?

and what tools for assembly and adjusting the car will i need (not nescarily need but make the job a lot easier)

thanks for your guys help.

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Old 07-05-2003, 09:39 PM   #20
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$140 for a used Pixi isnt that cheap!

I seen them for $189 for a new one......
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Old 07-05-2003, 10:26 PM   #21
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o wow, punisher i must have been looking at canidan or AUS sites, they where selling the pixy for 289! where can i find a new one for 189 i would love that
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o wow, punisher i must have been looking at canidan or AUS sites, they where selling the pixy for 289! where can i find a new one for 189 i would love that
Now sure where u located, but here in the US u can get it for about 189 or so. Try ebay or flextrc.com

The pixy can be hard to tune or to get the sweet spot. But once you there, it can really sing well...

Go to the 705 Forum if you have any question building the 705. Most of the pro's there will be glad to help u out or what is needed to build the kit. If you have time, read the whole 705 post there, maybe somewhere in the middle, there u'll find some post listed all the tools u need to build the perfect kit.
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Old 07-05-2003, 11:36 PM   #23
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i am in the US, FL to be exact and i did find the pixi for that price, much happier.

ive been reading the 705 thread on page 30 something out of 80 lol....

do you know a good place to get the KO Propo 2143? i looked on ebay nothing there...

and are all starter boxes the same? or if i get a cheaper one will it go crap on me?
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i am in the US, FL to be exact and i did find the pixi for that price, much happier.

ive been reading the 705 thread on page 30 something out of 80 lol....

do you know a good place to get the KO Propo 2143? i looked on ebay nothing there...

and are all starter boxes the same? or if i get a cheaper one will it go crap on me?
Once you got the pixy, PM me and i'll let you know something that you should do.

For the cheapest KO2143 i saw is at www.microrcshop.com

Basically all starter box are the same and it function is to start the engine on a car.
I'm using the Serpent Starter box, it so much easier and my 705 fit perfectly on the starter box. Try ebay, they may have some cheap there or i know of a friend wanted to get rid of the Serpent Starter Box.
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But then again, you can always play with the gearing according to track and the characteristic of your motor.
That is so true
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I seen them for $189 for a new one......
Over here, a brand new one is USD 145 after conversion
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If you study the instructions properly you cant go wrong.
The problem is if you study and follow the manual too much, you'll get into trouble too You need more than just studying the manual... You need common sense
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Old 07-06-2003, 07:25 PM   #28
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well bad news i won't be joining the snake family at this time. ive been to about 5 LHS around here and asked where a track is, and there are no on road nitro tracks.... just indoor and outdoor buggy/truck tracks...

so now i need to come up with a plan either i can go the way of the most popular in this area which would be off road which seems like alot of fun. i just like the tuning aspect of on road (is it like that on off road?) or i can go the route of the outlaw parking lot runners which the majority run NTC3's and HPI RS4's...

decsions decsions...
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Oh this smell...*cough*cough*
You know what?I did not bump this thread but it's my alias up here so I got a flame proof suit.
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Oh this smell...*cough*cough*
30tooth, what server do you use for your internet. I think this reply had taken a little longer than normal for this measage to get to rc tech, lol.
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