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Old 08-02-2006, 01:40 PM   #1486
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Orfeous:

A brand new 960 car is only about 50 to 70 grams over weight wich is not bad,just by adding allum. screws and a lipo pack you will be fine,or just with the lipo,because with the allum. screws and lipo pack you might have to play around the car with allum. screws....
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Ok, but those grams is much for some people :P not for me but :P

low weight is almost always good
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:37 AM   #1488
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You can use the same chart as the 950R. Below is the link for downloads.

http://www.mytsn.com/products/downlds.asp?prid=3277
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:21 PM   #1489
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how many things is possible to do on the 960 to reduce the heavy weighted 960?

Try to find a Titanium screw set, if not buy the Serpent Aluminum screws. They work well on the radio tray and other places that use the 10mm M4 screws. The Li-Po battery pack saves a lot of weight.

Serpent also makes a steel hollow middle shaft. JP Racing makes a Titanium 2 speed shaft, Shooters makes a hollow 2 speed shaft but this one is made out of steel. Serpent makes Aluminum coated pivot balls, but be sure you never crash at all, they will bend. If not those, 3Racing makes Titanium pivot balls for the 710 and these work on the 960. The last thing I would do is not paint so many colors on your body, a one color body will be lighter than one with 5 or 6 colors. Serpent also makes a lightened clutch bell housing. With all of these things your will surely be underweight (2525 grams).
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Ok, that seems to be a lot of things.. but i am crashing some times
the car i am going to buy is allready lightened i think it have alu screws...

But getting a Li-Po battery is something i must think of.. i dont have any experience of that.. i have read some of it and it seems to be a very good battery type. Many times better than NiCd or NiMh. its seems to last longer too.. and does not loose power if not beeing used for a long time..blabla..

But those LiPo batteries have some strange voltages.. not 6V that i am used too
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:30 PM   #1491
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Roniel,

Nice TQ in Puerto Rico with your 960 and DSII. Does Serpent offer a Lipo pack? Also do you use the current limiter? The season is coming. I will see you soon. Cornbread
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Where in Canada or US can I get a titanium screw set for the 960?
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Whats up cornbread,dude i have not from you in a while.how are you and Crystina i hope good....

Yeah dude Puerto Rico was cool,my car was awsome and the new DSII ZX21 are incredible ,but too bad i could not finish due to a kamakazie that took me out,but the car engine was great...

Sorry serpent is not making lipo packs (NOT YET ) Scotty and me have been running the lipo 1320MAH for over nine months without a regulator and have not had a problem,call me and ill tell you where to get it,they are cheap $35.00,but you will need a charger..

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Old 08-03-2006, 08:50 PM   #1494
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[QUOTE=Roniel_R]Whats up cornbread,dude i have not from you in a while.how are you and Crystina i hope good....

Yeah dude Puerto Rico was cool,my car was awsome and the new DSII ZX21 are incredible ,but too bad i could not finish due to a kamakazie that took me out,but the car engine was great...


Hi Roniel,

I just picked me up a DSII and but I have not broken it in yet. Did you break it in on the Serpent Break In bench or on the track? Also, did you add shims or leave it stock? I'll be running 30% nitro. Thanks.
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Where in Canada or US can I get a titanium screw set for the 960?
Here is a link for the Titanium Pivot balls...

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=7827

My friend got me the titanium screw set from:

http://www.the-border.nl/home.php

I'm not sure if they still carry this set

For the Aluminum Screws check with your local Serpent dealer:
#901185 Serpent Screw set alu M4X10 (25)

and for the lightened clutch housing:
#909513 Centax Clutch Housing Light
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Kendall:

you will be pleased with the DSII ZX21,i dont use the breakin bench,what i do is mount it on the car and run two to three tanks (rich)and then i finish the process on the track with atleast three to four more tank while i start to tune in this process,i found that its the best and most consistent way for the life of the engine,hope this helps and dont hesitate if you have any doubts..

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Kendall:

you will be pleased with the DSII ZX21,i dont use the breakin bench,what i do is mount it on the car and run two to three tanks (rich)and then i finish the process on the track with atleast three to four more tank while i start to tune in this process,i found that its the best and most consistent way for the life of the engine,hope this helps and dont hesitate if you have any doubts..

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Roniel,

Bryon just got a DSII. Could you tell me how thick the stack of shims he should be using.

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Tell Bryon to check what it has first,he should be around 0.60 to 0.65,the last one i ran came with the correct clearence 0.60,you can run them under that but you are on the edge of blowing plugs or damaging the piston/sleeve,let me know?

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Tell Bryon to check what it has first,he should be around 0.60 to 0.65,the last one i ran came with the correct clearence 0.60,you can run them under that but you are on the edge of blowing plugs or damaging the piston/sleeve,let me know?

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Thanks Roniel..

I'll check it out for him at the track tomorrow.
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Not a good idea to run liPo without a reg. Many receivers will handle the higher voltage, but it is hit or miss with servos. Voltage level from a 2 cell LiPo is over 8 volts when fully charged.
I run a 1500 mah Kokam LiPo with the Novak reg. I also added 1 once of lead to the front of the tray. Helped a lot with lack of steering issues.
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