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Old 10-09-2004, 08:00 AM   #17251
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I just just been ordering some goodies and I noticed there is a servo spring black for the 950, perhaps this is a similar spring put in the wrong kit?
Could be ! Thanks for the heads up. I guess it could be packaged wrongly.

But looking through the website says that the black spring option for the 950 servo saver is 1.7 mm thick. The one I measured is 1.3 mm thick.
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4. Rubber tires? You've got to be kidding me.
I know this question is lame but i have to ask.
Whats the purpose of rubber tires? I've seen a lot of people using them. Telling the truth I wanna get one set just for static display. Could any1 tell me where i can get nice set of chrome rims and rubber tires for Serpent 710?

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Old 10-09-2004, 08:26 AM   #17254
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Could any1 tell me where i can get nice set of chrome rims and rubber tires for Serpent 710?
I know Hardcore Racing has some nice alloy wheels.



They also come in purple, green and blue. Well too bad no orange.

For racing, you want foams. Better grip and easier to hunt for the right tire ! With rubber tires, you have tire shore as well as insert to look into and try out. With foams, it's just the shores.

Rubber tires when new provide good grip but once they overheat, then bye bye traction. When they cool down, they will never perform the same like they were new. With foams, you get consistant traction all throughout the life of the foam. But note that foams are more susceptible to chunking than rubber tires.

Rubber tires are not recommended if you use high powered engines.
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Rubber tires are not recommended if you use high powered engines.
High powered like a OS CV12?
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:45 AM   #17256
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Hey Mark, it looks like there are some bugs with that photoshop filter !

1. No fuel tubing? How does one expect to start the engine?

2. Pipe looks like it did not get the full effect from the filter.

3. Shock tower ! It's not broken !

4. Rubber tires? You've got to be kidding me.
Hmmm, good point, D! I have found a bug in the spectrum analyser part of the photoshop dirt filter, in which it has incorrectly filtered oil based items In stead of completely removing any oil deposits, the analyser homed in on the rubber fuel piping (this rubber being based on an oil product) and removed them from the picture!! Secondly went on to badly identify the real oil products left on the exhaust - somehow these being almost pure oil overloaded the filter causing it to fail to remove said deposits!!!
The tyres too seem to have had an oil product in them - here I suspect Sow and his Mugen Super Grease once more Seems he sneakily soaked my foams with said grease and the dirt filtre saw this and tried to smooth out the texture of the foams, making them look like rubber tyres
I have yet to identify the root cause of the problem, but thanks for reporting the bug, which will be fixed in the next release!

Oh, and as for the shock tower my letter of complaint regarding the un-breakable shock tower is already on its way to Serpent - at least the filter wasn't at fault this time
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Hey Mark, it looks like there are some bugs with that photoshop filter !

1. No fuel tubing? How does one expect to start the engine?

2. Pipe looks like it did not get the full effect from the filter.

3. Shock tower ! It's not broken !

4. Rubber tires? You've got to be kidding me.
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Old 10-09-2004, 01:16 PM   #17258
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I know this question is lame but i have to ask.
Whats the purpose of rubber tires? I've seen a lot of people using them. Telling the truth I wanna get one set just for static display. Could any1 tell me where i can get nice set of chrome rims and rubber tires for Serpent 710?

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I have to be careful answering this question ... I've been accused of being anti-rubber but sn4ail, you've got it right ... use them for static display!
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Hmmm, good point, D! I have found a bug in the spectrum analyser part of the photoshop dirt filter, in which it has incorrectly filtered oil based items In stead of completely removing any oil deposits, the analyser homed in on the rubber fuel piping (this rubber being based on an oil product) and removed them from the picture!! Secondly went on to badly identify the real oil products left on the exhaust - somehow these being almost pure oil overloaded the filter causing it to fail to remove said deposits!!!
The tyres too seem to have had an oil product in them - here I suspect Sow and his Mugen Super Grease once more Seems he sneakily soaked my foams with said grease and the dirt filtre saw this and tried to smooth out the texture of the foams, making them look like rubber tyres
I have yet to identify the root cause of the problem, but thanks for reporting the bug, which will be fixed in the next release!

Oh, and as for the shock tower my letter of complaint regarding the un-breakable shock tower is already on its way to Serpent - at least the filter wasn't at fault this time
I feel a disturbance in the FORCE ... you sure its not the doppler effect that is messing around with the spectrum analyser's result re: the grease deposits?

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I feel a disturbance in the FORCE ... you sure its not the doppler effect that is messing around with the spectrum analyser's result re: the grease deposits?

Hmmm, good point, Sow! Maybe I moved too quickly with my filter probe during the scan, thus enducing a shift in the electro-magnetic spectrum I shall move slower in future.........like yourself!
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I was talking to a friend today who spied on MS's mechanic during the national championship here in Germany.
He told me that everytime MS came into the pits, his mechanic would take the engine temp and each time it read 95C!!!!!!! even during the 40min final!!!! The best part was that MS wasn't even running a hole in the front windscreen!!!!!!!!! You can see this in the following pic MS PIC He has a hole in the roof for refuling, but the windscreen remains intact.
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Hmmm, good point, Sow! Maybe I moved too quickly with my filter probe during the scan, thus enducing a shift in the electro-magnetic spectrum I shall move slower in future.........like yourself!
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You would have a point there, if you weren't called Sow
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I was talking to a friend today who spied on MS's mechanic during the national championship here in Germany.
He told me that everytime MS came into the pits, his mechanic would take the engine temp and each time it read 95C!!!!!!! even during the 40min final!!!! The best part was that MS wasn't even running a hole in the front windscreen!!!!!!!!! You can see this in the following pic MS PIC He has a hole in the roof for refuling, but the windscreen remains intact.
here is Salvens car in Brazil!
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here is Salvens car in Brazil!
Thanks Marcos - it was posted a couple of pages back, too.

Something else which is interesting is the position of the forward most body clips - they aren't even touching the body!! Only the third body post is actually holding the body down. Any reason for this?
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