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Old 01-23-2004, 02:31 AM
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Originally posted by border r/c
But 15 grams heaver then a G4
Stock/out of the box G4? maybe becuase the standard G4 lacks of plastic (teflon if you talking about Kfactory parts) pivot ball inserts as well as 69cc fuel tanks (surely the 75cc is heavier). Not to mention if you were using Kfactory AFL like fuel tank lid (heavier) and changing the original plastic wheel hex to aluminum one (heavier) to meet S710 specs.

I too agree G4 is a good performance car and have no problem competing with S710 in any area. On the other hand, as a matter of selling more G4s (happened to us to) is simply because the car is very cheap which reqires less marketing efforts. At least in our side with the G4s selling at USD260 (of course already with profit) while our COST is already around USD350 for the S710.. In my opinion is not the car, rather on the price/high side as you put it..yes
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Old 01-23-2004, 03:46 AM
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Originally posted by Schrijver99
My 710 with aluminum shocks and transponder
Now without the body 1608 gram.
On the car:
- the tires are 64,2 mm
- fuelfilter
- Normale weight digital servo's
Wow! I should weigh mine too.

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Let him ... its almost a compliment to be bashed!
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Old 01-23-2004, 03:53 AM
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Originally posted by border r/c
you will feel and see
actuallly we did sell more G4 then 710's
were a world wide online shop so we have some sight on this
but the time will prove on this one too, see the past what happend (mtx-3-mrx3)
What a pity ... I was just "warming" to buying something from you but now that I know your slightly "higher than normal" attitude you've lost me as a potential customer. I suppose that doesn't matter to you ... I'm only ONE customer.


its G4 time Now dont't look only to the local track of-course there will be there more 710 but for how long.....
G4 rules this year
its not only a-point of a car but also you need a good driver for it...
so we will be at the the Winternats and see what is right again last year it was the NTC3 first second mtx3 third mtx3 and no ..
but i put my money this year again on the ntc3 Barry Baker
I don't quite get you. Are you saying it is irrelevant what car wins because it all depends on the driver?


Serpent is ok but the attitude is a little on the high side
I take it that you have a less than good relationship with Serpent NL?
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Old 01-23-2004, 03:55 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Pyramid
... On the other hand, as a matter of selling more G4s (happened to us to) is simply because the car is very cheap which reqires less marketing efforts. At least in our side with the G4s selling at USD260 (of course already with profit) while our COST is already around USD350 for the S710.. In my opinion is not the car, rather on the price/high side as you put it..yes [/QUOTE

Agree with you Pyramid ... which was why I bought one just to test it.
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Old 01-23-2004, 03:57 AM
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Originally posted by Schrijver99
It's friday; my car after 1 day of running-in my car and engine
Looks almost new to me!

Anyway, love the way you mounted the personal transponder but isn't that risky?

Have you had an accidental "bash" head-on?
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Old 01-23-2004, 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by Sow&Steady
Looks almost new to me!

Anyway, love the way you mounted the personal transponder but isn't that risky?

Have you had an accidental "bash" head-on?
It's better protected than on the rightside of the car, mine is in the bumper under the bumperplate, so it's better protected that way. Didn't you see the 2 holes in the bumperplate, they are there to mount the transponder.
I only need to place the wire under the frontdiff. just to hide the wire and make it easier to work on the front of the car
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Old 01-23-2004, 04:46 AM
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Originally posted by Sow&Steady
I take it that you have a less than good relationship with Serpent NL?
I think he has a good relationship with Serpent but a better one with Team Magic. There are alot of shops who sell serpent but none that sell TM (only the Border of course) over here
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:13 AM
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Originally posted by Schrijver99
I think he has a good relationship with Serpent but a better one with Team Magic. There are alot of shops who sell serpent but none that sell TM (only the Border of course) over here
Ahaa ... I gathered that.
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by fastharry
Complete with aluminum shocks....








OOOOPPPS..wrong thread..Sorry..
thats nice , but dont you have to add weight anyway to race at a ROAR event ? When i raced my r12 it weight 1635 and i got disqualified until i added enough weight. By the way nice scale
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:47 AM
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Originally posted by Sow&Steady
Anyway, love the way you mounted the personal transponder but isn't that risky?
That is actually the way to mount the personal transponder on the 710. On Michael's car, you cannot even see the personal transponder. I think he personally hides it in the bumper itself.
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:50 AM
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Originally posted by Schrijver99
I think he has a good relationship with Serpent but a better one with Team Magic. There are alot of shops who sell serpent but none that sell TM (only the Border of course) over here
I think Pyramid kinda put it to us already. Unfortunately, you get better profit margin with the G4 than what you can get with the 710. That's a fact.
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:53 AM
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Originally posted by Sow&Steady
.... that's my problem with it.
Well, you probably could not feel the power to weight ratio difference with the Murnan anyways...

Well, for our outlaw races , the lighter the better !
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:55 AM
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Originally posted by clmbia45
I used this switch on my mtx3. It does add weight, and it does drain power in the "off" mode. After about a week or so, the battery was discharged. Also, my computerized battery charger would not charge through the switch, and I had to by-pass the switch in order to charge the battery.
Anyone want to buy it?
Thanks for the confirmation and information Jack. On a side note, I always take out my receiver pack to charge. I put a charged one in as I have more than a pack for spare.

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Old 01-23-2004, 05:57 AM
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Originally posted by redsand
Come on D, it ain't no 12th scale !
Oh, really? I swear by the way the car handles, I can actually be fooled by it being a 12th scale !
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Old 01-23-2004, 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by NitroHead
Harry your too funny! Cool that you posted that here, Im sure no one has any objections to it.
Well, I think we're too nice and kind here ! We should be like the other forumers on the other thread.

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BTW; What kind of scale is that and where did you get it?
Can we say the 1/12th "scale"?
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