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Old 07-29-2005, 07:43 AM   #21916
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How are you guys mounting your receivers and do you use an on/off switch? I am redoing my electronics and I don't really like the way I have it. My receiver faces in with a switch mounted next to the pipe. The receiver is hard to access and I have to replace the switch on a regular basis.

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Old 07-29-2005, 10:15 AM   #21917
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Default 710 Rear solid axle

In the 710 set-up booklet @ page 31 are a picture of a optional solid rear axle.

Anyone know the part # for that unit?

Exist at all?

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Old 07-29-2005, 04:41 PM   #21918
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How are you guys mounting your receivers and do you use an on/off switch?
Reciever is mounted as per the manual and pointed inward. If you run the Spektrum you could have it encased in a ballon all the time as you don't need access to the xtal.
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I am redoing my electronics and I don't really like the way I have it. My receiver faces in with a switch mounted next to the pipe. The receiver is hard to access and I have to replace the switch on a regular basis.

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I was using the KO Propo on/off switch for a while, but didn't like the fact it draws power even when in the off position. I have now gone to using no switch and just plug the connectors together when required. The connectors I use are Deans mini plugs (made for 1/18) these are perfect as they are quite small and much better than Futaba connectors.
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:55 PM   #21919
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In the 710 set-up booklet @ page 31 are a picture of a optional solid rear axle.

Anyone know the part # for that unit?

Exist at all?

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Hi !!, Im Patricio Concha !!! ... how are you Claus !? ...

Why you are interested on a rear solid axle ?, are you running with front solid or front one way ? ... i used to use front and rear solid but that setup eats belts and kills transmission as hell !! ...

If you just want to "try" it, start putting Ofna's Difflock 120.000 silicone fluid to your diffs (unless they are ball diffs) ...

Try to look at : Parts List on MyTSN


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Old 07-29-2005, 08:25 PM   #21920
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Hi !!, Im Patricio Concha !!! ... how are you Claus !? ...

Why you are interested on a rear solid axle ?, are you running with front solid or front one way ? ... i used to use front and rear solid but that setup eats belts and kills transmission as hell !! ...

If you just want to "try" it, start putting Ofna's Difflock 120.000 silicone fluid to your diffs (unless they are ball diffs) ...

Try to look at : Parts List on MyTSN


Cya !!!
Hi Pato,

I'm fine. I want to run Lola body with solid rear and front one-way as 1/8 scale. I have check all the Serpent pages up and down, but it look likes 710 solid rear unit does'nt exist.

Any comment from Julius or MarkP?

Pato, how it is going with the new track project in Santiago?

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Old 08-01-2005, 12:36 AM   #21921
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If you just want to "try" it, start putting Ofna's Difflock 120.000 silicone fluid to your diffs (unless they are ball diffs) ...
The diff on the 710 are ball diffs...

But why would you want to mess with silicone fluids when you can just tighten the clap down and mimic the 120000 silicone fluid? I believe this is what most of us do with the front ball diff anyways.
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I'm fine. I want to run Lola body with solid rear and front one-way as 1/8 scale. I have check all the Serpent pages up and down, but it look likes 710 solid rear unit does'nt exist.
Yup. I think not yet. If it comes out, it should be 802390.

But if you really want to try one, try locking the inner screws as well as the clamp down. Be careful not to overdo it on the clamp.

Or else, take out the inner balls and plates and drill dimples (3 or 4 would suffice) using dremel on the plates in equal and opposite directions so that you could put the balls in and they would lock and sit in the dimples on the plates. Of course, do that on those plates and balls that you already want to throw away...
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My old CD3 ran gear diffs, never again, ball diffs are so easy to maintain and adjust.
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Hi All,

i was cleaning my car and i noticed my dogbones being 2.5mm thick (the pins) in stead of 3mm
Now i also noticed that they damaged the parts they fit into... i know i can remove the pins and change them for new ones but the hudy tool to do that isn't available anymore... are any other toolmakers selling such a tool?
I also know that Julius posted a discription on how to build the tool youself, but i don't want to damage the dogbones... so how is this done correctly?
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:02 AM   #21925
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The "tool" I use is an old engine mount. Basicly what you need to achieve is a good base for the ball to rest on. Any alu block that is thick enough so the pin can come out fully without hitting the surface your support rests on is ok.

I use the m4 hole of an old alu motor mount and place the mount on a large vice. Then using a heavy hammer hit the pin till it's flush with the ball. Then take a driver (the things to embed nails in wood with) and tap it out.

Be carefull when replacing the pins in the new cvd's. They're a smaller dia and need to be replaced with pins designed for the cvd's I saw them today in the Serpent warehouse (the number is one higher than the m3X3 screws)
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Thanks julius.. i still have an old motor mount, that will work fine..

I also tought about getting a alu block and drilling a 4mm hole through the block, and then drill a 6 (or 7)mm hole on that 4mm hole (about 3mm deep).. That would secure dogbone then....



btw, julius, now that you are stopping your R/C racing, are you going to do some red-bull air racing?
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Probably more like red-bull and vodka racing
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hmm, i wonder how that new A380 will perform with those great vodka skills
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You mean like this?



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Old 08-02-2005, 06:45 AM   #21930
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I accidentally mounted my body about 1/8" - 3/16" too far forward compared to the wheel openings in the body. How bad did I screw this up?

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