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Old 02-11-2004, 02:08 AM   #4231
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Picard, I posted this previously.

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Ummm, I think I've repeated this many times already. What servos are you using?

I cut the metal (the stock rod linkage) down to 17 mm. Stock lenght of the rod linkage is 23 mm from tip to tip.

As for the plastic, I trimmed the length of the ball cups. The picture attached shows the top one being the original (and uncut) and the bottom one is the one that was trimmed.



This combo gives the total length of the ball cups and rod linkage assembly as 39.5 mm instead of 44.5 mm.

Also, I made the servo horn on the steering servo at 90 degrees to the servo linkage instead of 90 degrees to the servo casing at neutral.
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Ahhhh, Thanks ID, thought I had done something wrong.
Will make the mods now
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Apparently coming out soon. If I'm not mistaken, it's be somewhere in March or May.
ok thanks for the info InitialD
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Picard, I posted this previously.
D, I'll PM you ...
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Old 02-11-2004, 02:57 AM   #4235
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Ummm, look like a very long PM ! Still have not received it. Hope my Inbox is not full ! (j/k)
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:03 AM   #4236
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I installed 3mm spacers in the bottom, and they are now aligned.
Yah, like pyramid said..dont do this!
With stock (shock) configuration, even .7mm spacer will rub your wheel when you were using a full throw of your steering.
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At what voltage amp do you use when charging your tx batteries? Is 1.2v too much? I have the Tekin BC112 charger.
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:30 AM   #4238
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Serpent F 180 3.5cc F1 car as released at the Nuremburg Toy Fair.

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Old 02-11-2004, 12:14 PM   #4239
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At what voltage amp do you use when charging your tx batteries? Is 1.2v too much? I have the Tekin BC112 charger.
If you have the original Serpent batteries, i charge them with 1,5 Amps, so i only takes me 1/2 hour to charge them

Charge tip:
More amps is a shorter runtime, less amps is longer ruintime
More amps is faster discharge of the cell, less amps is slower discharge of the cell


Also check this, (i don't know if you have it, but it's pdf manual of your charger)

http://www.balakracing.com/images/pd...000_Manual.pdf
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Old 02-11-2004, 03:09 PM   #4240
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I've been gone for 30 or so pages...anyone want to kindly tell me if I missed anything important . hehe...that's a lot of reading!
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Old 02-11-2004, 03:09 PM   #4241
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...and the wheel do not rub??

It`s true about the advantace of spacing... more play (which is the CURE).. and your statement is also correct, they break (less change of pop out) because of no movement. But you also forget, by spacing the front tower, it is now not sitted where it meant to be... in the bulkhead with more area to hold the tower Cutting the front one way holder (that hold the tower) is more logical to me in order to get them more align. Drawback would have been the same, if you cut too much, the front one way holder have less strenght. So how to get more play and still sit on the original place? In my point of view, I already explained 3 times in this forum

PS: Straight looking shock is nice... but does it necessary?
You are right; it rubs when the full steering throw is used. 1 mm can be safely used, 2 mm is already in the limit. Your solution of putting the tower backwards looks like a good option. Maybe combining both methods is Ok. I mean, 1.5mm backwards on top, and 1.5mm forward on bottom.
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I've been gone for 30 or so pages...anyone want to kindly tell me if I missed anything important . hehe...that's a lot of reading!
Hey Arun, I heard you did pretty good at the Snowbirds. Congrats.

Don't worry, if uncertain, ask and you'll get up to speed with things !
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Yah, like pyramid said..dont do this!
With stock (shock) configuration, even .7mm spacer will rub your wheel when you were using a full throw of your steering.
I went back home and used a 3x16 mm grub screw to replace the stock 3x10 mm grub screw on the bottom of the front lower arm shock mounting.

As spacers, I used the conical DRS aluminum spacers that I had extra which was about 3 mm. Mounted the shocks and it looked straight.

The problem like what Goldfinger / Pyramid mentioned is it rubs the inner part of the rim very slightly at full steering lock. I use Speedmind dish rims. Perhaps it would not rub with other types of rims or only rub when you use a higher shock mounting than the stock one like what Julius mentioned on mytsn. I would guess after running it for about a tank or so, it would not rub anymore.

Still, this is something to consider. I think I would go back to longer mounting screws (3x16 mm countersunk instead of stock 3x10) and mount the shock tower forward instead.
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At what voltage amp do you use when charging your tx batteries? Is 1.2v too much? I have the Tekin BC112 charger.
I charge my Rx at 0.5 to 0.8 Amps because they are commercial type AAA batteries. For the Tx AA batteries, I go for no more than 1 Amp.
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If you have the original Serpent batteries, i charge them with 1,5 Amps, so i only takes me 1/2 hour to charge them

Charge tip:
More amps is a shorter runtime, less amps is longer ruintime
More amps is faster discharge of the cell, less amps is slower discharge of the cell


Also check this, (i don't know if you have it, but it's pdf manual of your charger)

http://www.balakracing.com/images/pd...000_Manual.pdf
For your transmitter batteries you charge at 1.5 volts? I thought Serpent batteries are only for your receiver?
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