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Old 04-09-2004, 10:21 AM
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I don't know if I'm wrong but the Serpent ones are like 2.9 mm on the head. So using the 3 mm head ones would not make them countersunk into the chassis fully. Besides, I think there are some that need 3.5 mm.



I don't think Speedmind has self tapping titanium screws.

Do I need titanium screws? No... It's my addiction that tells me to get them! Anyone else here have that problem? Maybe we can start a support group.

Crashed_1 can join you too !
I too gave in to the addication and bought Ti screws. I weighed the car before hand and afterwards - I saved a massive 15g Only the tapping screws are now non-Ti.

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Old 04-09-2004, 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by InitialD
He's alive on Friday? Back in ye old England?
I'm busy trying to learn english again Failed a few times (actually a lot) - people are looking at me really strange and I'm wondering what I've just said
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by InitialD
He's alive on Friday? Back in ye old England?
I was sitting in Duesseldorf airport for 3 hours, waiting for my connection flight wishing that RCTECH worked on a WAP phone Next time I'm going to get a full internet enabled phone, so I can surf & post whilst waiting in the airport - or even from the track that'd be pretty cooooool!!!
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:29 AM
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I too gave in to the addication and bought Ti screws. I weighed the car before hand and afterwards - I saved a massive 15g Only the tapping screws are now non-Ti.
I'll give you a tip Mark. There are a lot more titanium screws that you can replace. Any screw that is M3, countersunk or button head, you can replace with titanium ones. That includes some on the bottom of the chassis !

You also need to look at the front of the bumper / body post, especially the steering linkages and the servo mountings, screws mounting the tank and the upper deck, screws mounting the side braces, the rear shock tower etc.

My apologies, the 2.9 mm head self tapping screws can be replaced with M3 titanium ones. I know they fit because I'm using them.
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by markp27
I'm busy trying to learn english again Failed a few times (actually a lot) - people are looking at me really strange and I'm wondering what I've just said
Which aspect of England / english did you fail?
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Originally posted by markp27
Next time I'm going to get a full internet enabled phone, so I can surf & post whilst waiting in the airport - or even from the track that'd be pretty cooooool!!!
A P900 please ! A camera / video streaming phone would be good at the track !
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Originally posted by InitialD
Which aspect of England / english did you fail?
Speaking and not being German
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Originally posted by InitialD
A P900 please ! A camera / video streaming phone would be good at the track !
Yep, we'd see more of your DARK moves on the track
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by InitialD
Another grapevine?

I may be wrong nut what I know is Ralph does not work for Serpent USA anymore but it has been common knowledge for like a year already. But he still drives for Serpent. The Evolva thingy is however new to me.
ive known that burch stopped working for serpent for sometime
now. Him driving a different car is something i heard last
night. put it this way he was using a fantini motor.
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I'll give you a tip Mark. There are a lot more titanium screws that you can replace. Any screw that is M3, countersunk or button head, you can replace with titanium ones. That includes some on the bottom of the chassis !
Oh, man, see I failed to explain in English what I meant

I actually have replaced all the screws on the car apart from the self tapping ones Which self tapping M3s are you using?
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Originally posted by InitialD
A P900 please ! A camera / video streaming phone would be good at the track !
Oh yes!!! Those clever Sony-Ericsson people are intellegent to make it work with the operating system of choice
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Originally posted by InitialD
A P900 please ! A camera / video streaming phone would be good at the track !
You need something more powerful like the XDA II
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Originally posted by markp27
Oh yes!!! Those clever Sony-Ericsson people are intellegent to make it work with the operating system of choice


Damn. I have yet to cut the decals out on the Mazda 6 shell crashed_1 painted for me ! And this weekend, I'll be out of action...
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D you have to provide some pictures quick! I'm going nuts here without RC
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Which self tapping M3s are you using?
Are you sure you replaced all M3 screws and saved only 15 grams? I thought it was more.

Anyway, for the chassis, I used normal M3 countersunk screws. Not self tapping ones. Not many though. I used on the mid bearing block and the battery mount tabs.
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