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Old 11-24-2003, 10:41 PM   #1246
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As someone said in earlier page, that he was a undercovered serpent teamdriver so he do not need to touch his car just telling this and that and his mechanic will do...
Right... In case all of you are wondering, I DHL my car back to Stanley Bauer in Holland to let him fix, update and clean my car. The best part is I get Michael, Julius or Rene to set my car up and replace any parts that develop play... All in all the turn around time is pretty good. I get my car back in 1 week.

p/s: Ok, this is for Mark. That's my secret to a clean brand spanking new car. The real thing. No Photoshop filter tricks !
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:43 PM   #1247
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I never knew I was teaming up with a forums racing legend. I will have to ask him to sign my trophy when I beat him next time.
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:45 PM   #1248
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Fmolzer: No sir, acctually it is an old engine with no value whatsoever. I got for free, see, it says NovaMax, they stopped making these years ago. Can I go now?
Oh, so you also used the old part / engine trick?
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:48 PM   #1249
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Interesting! So in principle although more droop makes breaking more stable, on a small track you have to use less to ensure that there is enough weight transfer to allow for better turn-in.
Yes. But everything needs to be balanced. Not too much, not too little. Everythings got to be just right.
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:49 PM   #1250
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Don't know who you could be refering to, there!
Ya, don't know myself...

But since I cannot possibly have enough time to work on my cars, I send them to Stanley. He takes care of my car. Rene, Julius or even Michael will set my car up for me when he's not racing or when he's having a lunch or coffee break ! That's my secret.
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:50 PM   #1251
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No there is only one ackerman position. We tried different positions and felt the difference was too small to make different options. On the 950 for example the team drivers hardly ever change the ackerman.
Julius, I always wanted to ask this... I believe some of us were told that the team drivers (Art Carbonnel / Ralph Burch) used the servo saver from the 1/8th scale on the 705 / Impulse that would give better Ackerman. Do you change this on your 705?
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:51 PM   #1252
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They're probably already working on the 777 Model, so perhaps you should wait for it.
Oh no... That would be Top Gun's engine model or even Boeing's plane... You wouldn't want to infringe on their patented products do you?
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:52 PM   #1253
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Wheel bearings 10*15*4 mm
Diff bearings 12*18*4 mm
2-speed and middle axle 6*13*4
Ummm, with the aluminum pivot balls, I would assume the unsprung weight and polar moment on the 710 to be very little with the 10 x 15 x 4 bearings.

Cool, I believe only the 10 x 19 x 5 bearings are different when compared to the 705.
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:53 PM   #1254
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LOL (I am sure they can build the 705 from scratch with their eye closed and use only 1 hand while chatting on the internet.........)
Oh yes. That we can do perfectly fine !

But seriously, we are lucky Serpent's online support is top notch. If you were unclear of anything, you could always go to mytsn 705 forums and ask. Imagine what would have happen if the manual suck and there was no online support...
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Old Chinese proverb (I think) Better to be the master of one, rather than a jack of all trades.
Chinese proverb? Wouldn't that be english proverb?
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:55 PM   #1256
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It is very interesting to know that serpent acctually considered shaft drive.
Oh Arun the wise one, can you share where did you get this info from?
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:56 PM   #1257
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I still love being able to show up with an old impulse SS and show everyone that it is still down to the driver who wins races...
Really? Hey Fred, don't be lazy like me. Better get to the tracks then trying to prove a point not worth proving since it is more important to be champ on the track then on the forums !
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I think I would not get parts for my Impulse Pro in next year.
Why not? Most Impulse / 705 parts are from the Impact / 835. That is why I'm not too worried running the 705.
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I'll go to the track tomorrow with my 705 and even though it'll be just above freezing and th track will be covered in leaves, twigs and acorns, I will enjoy driving my 705!
Hey, don't forget to send the car to Rene, Julius or Michael for some cleaning and servicing. Right now with all the postings you make here, you wouldn't have the time to do it yourself. Besides, they will surely do a better job. I'm already thinking of sending your one way front to them for some cleaning...
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Yea I really wanted to feel the power of the brake at full speed, but the track was so small that when I got the car to full speed, it was already the end of the straight...
If you wanted full brakes, get the front solid axle or a front gear diff instead of using the front one way. It will make driving more forgiving.

What gearing are you using? Stock from the box? The stock gearing is too tall for small tracks. It is only ideal if you run like those long flowing European tracks.

Change the internal pulleys to a higher internal ratio one. 23T brake pulley to 22T. 46T rear diff pulley to 47T. 18T rear side pulley to 17T. Also use 50T 1st gear spur (stock is 49T) and 15T 1st gear pinion (stock is 16T). For second gear, use 46T spur (stock is 45T) and 18T 2nd gear pinion (stock is 19T). That would give you about the same 1nd gear final drive ratio as the stock 2nd gear MTX-3 / V1RR EVO gearing.
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