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Old 12-19-2003, 04:11 PM   #1891
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You should start building and use it for the upcoming race it's a whole new world... yet, still many to discover
You are right!.. start to hit the road as soon as you can.
Its totally different car...
It is quite dissapointing in my 1st track test coz the track quite dusty.
My track is considering very technical and the"out of box" setup with 40F/40R uncut tire was not satisfy me, too much roll and very slow in chicanes. But I do notes that the car handling does not change so much as the tires wear down or making a small droop change.
After couple of tanks, I made this change:
- change the piston to have 2 hole FR+RR, better !!
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- raising the lower arm position
- compensate the upper link to make more neg. camber in the rear (around 4 deg)
... now we in bussines!!! the rear is holds very well in fast chicane.
And tomorrow we going to add more traction in front.

For those who wants to max out the car in your 1st test, pls read carefully page 16,17 and 24,25 in small setup book. This will saves your time alot. The most stupid thing you can do is forget this book in your 1st test, like I do
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:15 PM   #1892
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:33 PM   #1893
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Atomic is out of Miami and they do, or at least they did yesterday, have them in stock.
they ran out just now!
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:57 PM   #1894
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Is anybody using Futaba servo's:
I can't get the steering servo right; i have more travel steering left than right and also the link from the servo to the servo saver almost touches the front belt! Is this because Serpent only drives Sanwa?

Stil its the only problem i found! Nice CAR
(ok 1 more little problem: hole of the front shockmounting are to small)
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Old 12-19-2003, 06:25 PM   #1895
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cost

guys, how much does the kit cost? tnx........
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Old 12-19-2003, 07:42 PM   #1896
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Buboy, kamusta na dyan pre ?

The lowest I've seen so far here in the US is $360.
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Old 12-19-2003, 08:06 PM   #1897
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Buboy, kamusta na dyan pre ?

The lowest I've seen so far here in the US is $360.
ok thanks pare, i'm comparing the cost coz they are retailing it here for around $460(25.5T pesos). ok naman d2 and i think 3 new racetracks are opening so buhay na buhay na naman ang rc d2 sa pinas..........
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Old 12-19-2003, 08:08 PM   #1898
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Is anybody using Futaba servo's:
I can't get the steering servo right; i have more travel steering left than right and also the link from the servo to the servo saver almost touches the front belt! Is this because Serpent only drives Sanwa?

Stil its the only problem i found! Nice CAR
(ok 1 more little problem: hole of the front shockmounting are to small)
With the S710 servo layout, the best is to use Futaba S9550. Most likely not balance left/right is due to servo horn and the plastic ballcup touching each other (turns right if not mistaken). Just use 2mm spacer in between that connection.
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Old 12-19-2003, 08:17 PM   #1899
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I got mine for about 380 USD but it came with a free protoform dodge 2.1 (i know i know .. *YAWN*) and a box of christmas cookies from the LHS...

The frnt tower holes: Ya i had to thread my way through them... didn't seem to fray the graphite though.

Hmm.. speaking of fraying... Does serpent graphite require superglue or epoxy arnd the edges to make it long lasting??? (.. InitialD : sURely you're prepared to do this as well!! )

And oh yah, just thought i'd say this as well: I can finally put my favorite rims - Speedmind foamies - on a Serpent car!! Hah hah!! (okok.. i could do this with the LC conversion previously.. but that was just insanely expensive! )
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Old 12-19-2003, 09:24 PM   #1900
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Default front diff gear missing

Just got my kit today and the front one way units drive gear in wrong.It is suppose to be a 35 tooth gear with hexagonal cut out in center to slide over one way.What I got has a round hole that wont go over one way plus it has 3 pins sticking out of it that look like what is used for the rear diff.I have gone thru complete kit and it is not there.Waiting for access to my tsn web site forums so I figured I would post here and see what kind of advice I might get
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With the S710 servo layout, the best is to use Futaba S9550. Most likely not balance left/right is due to servo horn and the plastic ballcup touching each other (turns right if not mistaken). Just use 2mm spacer in between that connection.
I think i am right in saying the S9550 is a low profile digital servo? Spec wise how does it compare too the S9451? I think they also have metal reinforcing on the case?

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The frnt tower holes: Ya i had to thread my way through them... didn't seem to fray the graphite though.
It's done on purpose. It's to keep the screws in place when you take off the front shocks.

No need for superglue round the edges of the graphite.
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Just got my kit today and the front one way units drive gear in wrong.It is suppose to be a 35 tooth gear with hexagonal cut out in center to slide over one way.What I got has a round hole that wont go over one way plus it has 3 pins sticking out of it that look like what is used for the rear diff.I have gone thru complete kit and it is not there.Waiting for access to my tsn web site forums so I figured I would post here and see what kind of advice I might get
Sounds like a diff gear instead of a one way gear. Are you sure the pulley with the pins is 35t? If so is there a 45 tooth pulley that looks similar in the kit?
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Old 12-20-2003, 03:52 AM   #1904
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With the S710 servo layout, the best is to use Futaba S9550. Most likely not balance left/right is due to servo horn and the plastic ballcup touching each other (turns right if not mistaken). Just use 2mm spacer in between that connection.
A'm afraid that if i use a 2mm spacer the ballcup will touch the belt, maybe if i position the servo on the outside (rightside) of the servo holder it will work, but i have the 9450 servo's and they are the normal profiel and not the low profiel.
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Old 12-20-2003, 07:45 AM   #1905
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Default Should you grease the ball diff

The instruction doesn't say but should you grease the diff rings?

The 705 instructions are the same in regards to building the diff and they don't show putting grease on the diff rings.

All it shows is greasing the thrust bearings only?

Can anyone elaborate about setting up the diff. I'm not sure about the part where you tighten the screw. I tighten the screw and while holding both outdrives I try to turn the pulley. I set mine to where you can turn it with some force. After that I use the grub screw to hold it in place.
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