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Old 09-30-2005, 08:44 AM   #241
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I use a standard 1400mah 5 cell flat pack in mine.
Is 1400mAh the biggest capacity You can get in that size??
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Old 09-30-2005, 09:09 AM   #242
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I just picked up two SMC 1200 mah packs and an additional battery tray. The method I used to install the batteries on the tray was to... 1.) Cut the manufactures shrink wrap off (as Aaron pointed out ealier).. 2.) Then I actually sanded the battery trays just slightly on the left and right side. 3.) I then took the two pieces of about 1/2 inch shink wrap and "banded" the front and back of the battery on to the battery holder or you can use tape. 4.) After this "normal" step, I went ahead and shrink wrapped the whole tray and battery.

The "light" sanding on each side of the battery tray allowed the additional shrink wrap to still fit into the chassis and create the naturally snug fit, but in this way, I can ensure two points I was aiming for.. I keep fuel and dirt away from the battery and it's connections, and the second point is to reinforce the battery so during hard hits or flips the two bands alone at each end aren't the only holding force on the battery potentially putting a strain on the connection joints (solder tabs or spot weld connections).

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Is 1400mAh the biggest capacity You can get in that size??
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I think that is the largest capacity.
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Old 09-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #244
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The lower front a-arms are the same, the upper front a-arms are a bit longer due to the deeper offset of the pillow ball in the steering block, but you can still use your old ones up, there just not as strong as the new ones.
Aaron....I heard you are heading to Hamilton this weekend, if that is the case, please let me (us) know about their new track surface, I heard they reseal their track and previous setup might not work....
Does 35s still good with red springs or need to step up (hard) to 37s and blue like you mentioned on mytsn...thanks (Howard)
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:16 AM   #245
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The size of the rx packs you guys are referring to is 2/3 A. 2/3 C would not fit in any 1/8 car. Just trying to reduce any possible confusion.

I have 1200 mah LiPos that fit in the 950R, XR8 & 960 in stock. Will bring some with to Cinci.
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:30 AM   #246
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does anyone sell this pack already made?so i can fit it right in?my boyfriend is almost done with the 960...
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:41 AM   #247
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The size of the rx packs you guys are referring to is 2/3 A. 2/3 C would not fit in any 1/8 car. Just trying to reduce any possible confusion.

I have 1200 mah LiPos that fit in the 950R, XR8 & 960 in stock. Will bring some with to Cinci.
Ron....I would like to see those, I have the 950R, 835 and some 705....those AAA just drive me nuts...
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:26 AM   #248
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Is it just me, but why does the front belt "just" bearly touches the servo saver????? (is it enough to bother???) I tried various positions for the inside pulley, but you can only go so far (left or right) without hitting the mid bearing block either way????

other than that, my front end is done, and I forgot how nice "Serpent's" in general go together.....(Nice Hudy Spring Steel)


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Old 10-01-2005, 06:46 PM   #249
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even 950-R had that problem. just make sure the bearing on the mid block is pushed all the way in. and you should be able to slide 16t pulley over a bit more. when it's done correctly you should see a gap of about a 1mm between the belt and the servo saver.
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Is it just me, but why does the front belt "just" bearly touches the servo saver?????
Yes, grind the ssaver a little to make more room for belt's play.
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I'm trying to use Hudy All-in-one aligment tools with 960. I cant figure out how to setup track width without tires to get proper measurments.
Is anyone using this Hudy setup and can give me an idea?
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I tried the 1320 mah li-poly pack out this Weekend and everything went great. No problems at all. The batteries are in a Serpent 960 and they fit beautifully. They weigh about what the 700 mah Serpent pack does but have 2x the capacity. Hopefully this marks the end of the batteries dying while on the track racing.
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I tried the 1320 mah li-poly pack out this Weekend and everything went great. No problems at all. The batteries are in a Serpent 960 and they fit beautifully. They weigh about what the 700 mah Serpent pack does but have 2x the capacity. Hopefully this marks the end of the batteries dying while on the track racing.
where can i get this batt pack for the 960?
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I tried the 1320 mah li-poly pack out this Weekend and everything went great. No problems at all. The batteries are in a Serpent 960 and they fit beautifully. They weigh about what the 700 mah Serpent pack does but have 2x the capacity. Hopefully this marks the end of the batteries dying while on the track racing.
Question: Why don't you guys just use the 5 cell (2/3 size) 1400 mAH receiver packs Ni-Mh that are available???? They fit right in there perfectly?????? is there that much of a weight difference????

Also, have you weighed your cars yet??? (race trim???)
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Ghoppa. I agree I have them in my car and they work great and the car handles great.
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