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mxs 06-03-2005 08:36 AM

Building Serpent 835 tips and questions...
 
Hi guys,

I will hopefully build soon my Serpent 835 and I am wondering if there's any known issues, rough spots which would need more work than the manual will say etc.

Also what bodies work the best with this chassis and where to get them?

Thanks to all of you

davidl 06-03-2005 08:59 AM

Bodies for 1/10 4WD Open
 
I use the Parma Lola, P/N 10154. It runs great

Solara 06-03-2005 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by davidl
I use the Parma Lola, P/N 10154. It runs great

Same here, you don't have much choice since not too many mfr still do 235mm bodies.......you can always try www.ashfordhobby.com and look for the 235mm body........

About the 835......I don't have any issue with the car, build it, and run it...

trashcar 06-03-2005 11:19 AM

serpent
 
Completely clean and re oil the one way especially on the new style two speed as the have a tendency to lock up.Mount your reciever very carefully
watching for belt clearance.If you don't use the kit tie rods be careful of belt clearance.Do not try to substitute a stiffer clutch spring.Shorten the rear aluminum quick release levers on the outer end.Stock kit setup is a good starting point.

mxs 06-03-2005 03:13 PM

Thanks for the input guys.

Not that I have anything against Lola style bodies but somewhat I like the Proton body the best (although the serpent body looks amazing). Anybody has an experience with this one. For my "dirty" rather medium traction tracks, I can find the high downforce handy.

Oh, these are the bodies listed on http://www.ashfordhobby.com/prod520.htm


Thanks

chookgb 06-03-2005 03:24 PM

go with the group c body it has great down force and looks great too you wont be disappointed :nod:

mxs 06-03-2005 03:33 PM

Oh, you mean this one?

1/10th Porsche 962 MS Group C body

Yeah, I wouldn't mind running that after all.

All the 235 stuff is new to me, so I guess I will have to find out by testing it first and see what I will like the most.

rccobra705 06-04-2005 01:43 PM

235 bodies
 
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you could also use sedan bodies like these

Regards

rccobra705

mxs 06-04-2005 08:49 PM

Very nice bodies rccobra705. Where can I get one of those?

Thanks

rccobra705 06-06-2005 04:51 AM

235 mm bodies
 

Originally Posted by mxs
Very nice bodies rccobra705. Where can I get one of those?

Thanks

In the US I would believe you can get at
Serpent US
Winner's Circle (www.gasrccar.com)
PK Model Racing (wwwpkracing.nl)
The Border (www.shop.the-border.nl)

rccobra705

mxs 06-06-2005 08:10 PM

One more question. What is your favorite steering servo?

I've always used very average servos, mainly because I sort of didn't want to drop a big dollar for the high quality fast ones. These times are over since I invested the money into a top of the line kit, so I don't want to go cheap on a steering servo. I here a lot of people like Futaba 9450, 9451. I've never run a digital servo so I general question. Does it matter what transmitter I have (JR XR2) or it pretty much doesn't matter?

Thanks

davidl 06-07-2005 06:49 AM


Originally Posted by mxs
One more question. What is your favorite steering servo?

I've always used very average servos, mainly because I sort of didn't want to drop a big dollar for the high quality fast ones. These times are over since I invested the money into a top of the line kit, so I don't want to go cheap on a steering servo. I here a lot of people like Futaba 9450, 9451. I've never run a digital servo so I general question. Does it matter what transmitter I have (JR XR2) or it pretty much doesn't matter?

Thanks

I use the Airtronics 94357. Very consistent. Very reliable. Plenty fast. Plenty strong. :cool:

sedanaddict 06-08-2005 06:41 AM

835
 
If you are going to race this car, I would strongly recomend getting rid of the am radio and getting fm or even better pcm. Big fast cars out of control will ruin your day fast.

mxs 06-08-2005 06:51 AM

I agree with you 100%, but good radio is not cheap so it never made sense to me to invest into top of the line radio, but not having top of the line car. Well these times are over with the Serepent kit, so I will be looking into one very soon.

Thanks for the suggestion.

sedanaddict 06-08-2005 07:40 AM

835
 
you can save some money by going with mid level radios like the jr xs3i and airtronics, hytec, futaba all have mid level fm radios that have features to do the job.


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