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Old 01-27-2012, 12:05 PM   #4021
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #4022
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No one knows We all have to wait until the Toy fair to see what Serpent unvails. Unless you are Michael Salven this is all speculation.

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its not speculation, there IS a prototype Touring car . how different it is to the 733, we will have to wait.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #4023
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I trust you are correct. But to be a forward minded company. You always have a prototype in your closet. The question is... When will it become a concept for production. I'm just as anxious as the next guy to see what and when Serpent will unveil a new 1/10 scale sedan. Only time will tell


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Old 01-27-2012, 08:49 PM   #4024
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Isn't all speculation and hype another level in this hobby? At the hint of anything new it gets the dialogue going as we start contemplating shelf space for the possibility of new toys. It's always worked for me
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #4025
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Isn't all speculation and hype another level in this hobby? At the hint of anything new it gets the dialogue going as we start contemplating shelf space for the possibility of new toys. It's always worked for me

ShhhhhhSh... Don't let the secret out


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Old 01-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #4026
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Just ran at the Victorian Onroad Champs over the weekend with the TE
Car was handling great but a couple of trans probs reared their head

Problem 1: Has anyone else had trouble with the SL6 2speed bouncing between gears under hard acceleration after it's shifted when there's a lot of load on the trans?
Problem 2: Stripped 1st gear spur about 15mins into my Semi but have never stripped an SL6 spur ever before then? It was about 40 degrees C and I'm wondering if the heat and the longer race caused the spur to overheat. The teeth look kinda melted. Not your normal sheer marks
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #4027
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Hi Mate,

I have had the sl6 trans issue and i have finnaly resolved it you need to look at how the gears are wearing.
After looking at mine the gears were wearing on the non drive side so put it simple it was stripping when 2nd gear kicked in and slapped 1st.

Problem was the one way heats up and starts to grab so when 2nd gear kicked it is was stressing the plastic on first gear.

Resolve new one way and new lay shaft ( or just clean the layshaft with the wire brush on the bench grinder i did this worked )

i now don't oil the one way but i do clean the one way after every run i mean every 5min qual i clean the one way just with a clean rag and a tool to run on the one way internals.

Every 30min final new gears and new pinions every 2 or 3 race meetings to make sure i finish.

This has resolved my problems completely on the stripping gears.

The other problem you are saying with the gearbox jumping between the gears-
The 2 speed clutch material is not the best if you go for a run even 5min qual and then pull apart the gearbox grab the metal centre that the shoes sit on and turn the shoes there is alot of play there.

OH i hear you say tighten the grub screws and yes the play is gone no prob you are correct go for a run first 5-10 laps gear box is fantastic then back to jumping gears again.

Check the slop in the gearbox clutch shoes again the play is back the grub screws come loose because of the material is so soft.

Resolve super glue the grub screws and find a slightly bigger grub screw but you will need to clean up the top of the clutch shoe after you insert the bigger grub screw ( just with a hobby knife works fine)

I hope this helps any thing else just ask ill help the best i can these 2 issues i have been through already so i feel im very intimate with my 733 SL6 gearbox now lol
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:35 PM   #4028
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Also one to look out for because of my massive horsepower IDM
I was testing yesterday and stripped a gear bang like that no extra noise or any sign it was about to happen hmmmmmm!!!

Ok found problem the mono engine mount actually stripped the 1x engine screw out if it and i said oh well its only one screw ha

Don't go driving with 3x engine screws in 1 and a half laps striped 1st again

My fault replaced the engine mount no problem.

Just thought id share that with you.
Other than that the 733 is a weapon for 2012 i just need to save weight somewhere thinking thinking.

Any sugestions

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #4029
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Thanks for the tips with the SL6 Aza!!!!
I'll give it all a try at the next clubby. Hopefully I can upset some of these Capricorn guys at MRCCR
The chassis was AWESOME though

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Other than that the 733 is a weapon for 2012 i just need to save weight somewhere thinking thinking.
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Without ballast my TE weighs in at 1690 with an OS Speed 12XZ, Savox 1251MG servos, Xceed Ti screws except chassis screws, 3racing Ti turnbuckle links, Capricorn 1650mah LiFe, Futaba FASST reciever
1690g and that's with the alloy servo saver and alloy front arm carriers.
I had 50g ballast on the car for the Vics
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Other than that the 733 is a weapon for 2012 i just need to save weight somewhere thinking thinking.

Any sugestions

Already running LIFE bat , titanium screws ,
What did help with my NT1 was plastic diffgears and alu pins. But i use only the small plastic gears. The 2 big one`s on the axle i use the metal ones.
Used it without wear for 6 weekends racing and still good for more. I use a 700mah life wich is only 40grams
Lightweight axle on the tranny and front will help too. Look at the alu parts wich are new om the serpent site, they are already working on it.
And remember, lighter cars don`t always win though.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:44 AM   #4031
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733 2012:

http://www.rcalert.com/news/?p=11
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #4032
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top photo is not a 733 keep an eye on the toy fair starting today in Germany.

Who can guess what it is call looks so nice though
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:46 PM   #4033
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top photo is not a 733 keep an eye on the toy fair starting today in Germany.

Who can guess what it is call looks so nice though
Looks like they took a lot of designs the 966te. My guess the name will be 733 LE (light edition) or like everyone else says the Serpent 740. Can't wait to see it Floating upper deck, Upper arm mounts like the 966TE. Rear shock tower has less material. They really trim alot fat off of this platform


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Old 01-31-2012, 09:09 PM   #4034
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top photo is not a 733 keep an eye on the toy fair starting today in Germany.

Who can guess what it is call looks so nice though
no its not a 733. what its called ? makes me laugh pretty hard considreing its shedding weight, but it may fly still...........
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #4035
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No its not 740 or 733 anything just keep checking redrc for updates lol

Yes patto it will still fly wink wink
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