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Old 11-23-2007, 06:50 AM   #2566
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i never notice there are two differrent lcg chassis , i gotta get my eyes check lol so you are saying that the black 960 07 chassis is not the same as the stock 960. how come serpent never said anything about the black chassis being lcg, all they said was "the Serpent 960 '07 chassis plate has been anodised black for that slick look"
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:32 PM   #2567
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i never notice there are two differrent lcg chassis , i gotta get my eyes check lol so you are saying that the black 960 07 chassis is not the same as the stock 960. how come serpent never said anything about the black chassis being lcg, all they said was "the Serpent 960 '07 chassis plate has been anodised black for that slick look"
The black chassis is . . . black and has an extra hole for the new parts. It is most likely part number 903101. The option chassis is part #903192. In the list of spares for the 960 '07 Serpent should have updated their web site to show the black version of 903101 but did not. There are a few other parts Serpent also forgot to add on in the 960 '07 edition of the car (e.g. battery plate). This is annoying and Serpent should fix it.

Serpent, the 960 '07 spares list is about 95~98 percent correct. Please fix the rest. That's why you have a web site. To make sure whatever someone says is either supported, or contradicted by what is put on your web site. The site shouldn't be a source of confusion over the company's products.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:07 AM   #2568
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. . . the alu radioplate 902156 that is a must have option. it makes the car much stiffer and handles better.
When you say 'handles better' what do you mean? Less roll? My Mugen MRX4 used plastic. I believe the Kyosho Evolva also uses plastic. I've seen some 960 owners using the plastic. I wonder how aluminum would help one driver but not be ideal for another.
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When you say 'handles better' what do you mean? Less roll? My Mugen MRX4 used plastic. I believe the Kyosho Evolva also uses plastic. I've seen some 960 owners using the plastic. I wonder how aluminum would help one driver but not be ideal for another.
By stiffening up the chassis you are able to better feel adjustments made to your suspension, thus making the car more responsive.
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[QUOTE=going4#1;3898530]When you say 'handles better' what do you mean? Less roll? My Mugen MRX4 used plastic. I believe the Kyosho Evolva also uses plastic. I've seen some 960 owners using the plastic. I wonder how aluminum would help one driver but not be ideal for another.[/QUOT

a friend and i did a lil messing around with it and it came down to this. when we used the alu radio tray the car was able the take the sweeper full throttle with no problem, now with the plastic we had to come off throttle or we had a broken car. the plastic one felt less stable at high speeds.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:05 PM   #2571
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Plus, any comments on laydown vs. upright for the throttle servo. Looking at photos of the top Serpent drivers at the Worlds, laydown seems to be the way to go. The Kyosho M3 (i.e. Evolva 2008) is also going laydown as well. I here it helps with centre of gravity. True? Comments welcome!!

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.........if you sideswipe boards often, run it upright...........guys at the worlds don't hit boards...............seems like a good idea to lower center of gravity and all..but what is the heaviest part of the servo?.........the motor which is already mounted in the "bottom" of the servo case.....so laying down servo lowers your cg by?.....probably not much....then you have more pivot points to maintain..........the way i drive, i can barely keep up with regular maintenance.......
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:04 AM   #2572
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:06 AM   #2573
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Default Using a tap

I'm thinking of using a tap this time to tap out all the plastics when I'm building the kit. Anyone use one? Is there a downside to it? What size tap do I need for shock ball ends?

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Old 11-29-2007, 09:00 PM   #2574
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Default Serpent 960 '08

Any news on the 960 '08 edition? How about a rumour or two? Two weeks to release?! must . . . . buy . . . . now . . . .

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Old 11-30-2007, 01:06 AM   #2575
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but what is the heaviest part of the servo?.........the motor which is already mounted in the "bottom" of the servo case.....so laying down servo lowers your cg by?.....probably not much....
But you will bring the most heavy part of the servo to the middle of the car.....
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If you run the servo upright, you not only reduce the number of hinge points, you are able to mount the receiver, switch, regulator... on the same side. If your track runs clockwise, you have less chance of spilled fuel on your electronics by not having to fuel above them.

I also ran the Alum. radio crossbrace and liked it a lot. I did go back to the plastic one because of the large weight difference. It did allow the car to flex a little more but, I did not have any trouble with the car's handling after that.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:29 PM   #2578
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Default Servo Saver Spring 2.1 vs. 2.2

Anyone try the 2.2 servo saver spring? Serpent says it's for high-grip tracks but how exactly does it change handling? Does it increase or decrease steering sensitivity? Does it offer more protection or less to the steering servo?

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Anyone try the 2.2 servo saver spring? Serpent says it's for high-grip tracks but how exactly does it change handling? Does it increase or decrease steering sensitivity? Does it offer more protection or less to the steering servo?

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i would recomemded for really really good drivers, increase steering sensitivity but will strip servo horn if you hit the front tires with something. i feel it offer less sevo protection that spring is hard to press even with your hands
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Default 960 '08 Options

Anyone see the new 720 '08? I noticed Serpent has included the aluminum X-bracket, one-piece engine mount, and carbon front plate for the front of the chassis. I wonder if the 960 '08 will include additional options over the 07 version. Be nice if it does.
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