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Old 06-05-2008, 02:08 PM   #2971
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There was one mean little board on that track! I seemed to find the corner by timing and scoring going onto the back stretch very easily... Ahhhh to easily!!
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:14 PM   #2972
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I'm sure you all just can't wait to hear what was causing my loose rear belt problem. If you all remember, I said earlier that I recently replaced the rear pulley (have not even driven the car yet with it on there)... well, that was the problem.

My replacement rear pulley is a 50-tooth, not 51 like the one I took out. I guess that one tooth difference is enough. I put a 51-tooth rear pulley back in and the belt does not skip any more.

Solara actually was on to this in a PM he sent me.

So, new question: if you were to want to run the 50-tooth rear pulley (for some reason), do you have to put in a 23-tooth pulley on the 2-speed shaft to keep the tension right? Seems like you do, and it looks like Serpent makes one (#9616), probably for that very reason.

Oh, and Darint, how did I know it was skipping? Well, I noticed when turning the rear wheels slowly while applying some resistance through the front wheels that every revolution or so there would be a loud click and the wheels would suddenly jump ahead a little. It didn't take long to see that as I turned the rear wheels slowly with the brakes applied I could see the rear belt walking up onto the smaller rear pulley and then eventually snap back down into place as the one-tooth skip was completed.

It's really obvious when you see it.

Now I just have to go back to hoping for good racing weather on Sunday so I can drive the thing.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:22 PM   #2973
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There was one mean little board on that track! I seemed to find the corner by timing and scoring going onto the back stretch very easily... Ahhhh to easily!!
I decided last year when I broke my drivetrain for the 3rd time (and this time blew my engine too) that I would not subject my 1/8th car to the Chicago MWS track ever again. Maybe I just don't know how to set up a car for a bumpy parking lot track, but I just break too much stuff there.

I was going to just sit that track out this year completely, but then they added the 'GT' class. I was pretty confident that a converted 1/8th buggy could handle the bumps on the track, so I decided to just enter that. It turned out to be pretty fun.

And I did nail that board entering the back straight too... I think everyone did. It was nearly impossible to see from the short driver's stand way the heck out there.

Just make sure you come to the Leisure Hours leg of the MWS... they have a beautiful track.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:32 AM   #2974
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I look forward to the Leisure Hours race. Something new!
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:43 AM   #2975
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So, new question: if you were to want to run the 50-tooth rear pulley (for some reason), do you have to put in a 23-tooth pulley on the 2-speed shaft to keep the tension right? Seems like you do, and it looks like Serpent makes one (#9616), probably for that very reason.
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i have seen kyosho evolva parts used to get the mugen/kyosho internal gearing on the 960. i think you end up using the evolva rear belt and both pulleys?
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:48 AM   #2976
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I like the little 'jumps' on the Chicago track!
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I like the little 'jumps' on the Chicago track!
............will the little "jumps" make you do this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2M3CWIQrwc ......
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............will the little "jumps" make you do this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2M3CWIQrwc ......
My 1/8th scale used to do that all the time at the old "AJ's" track in DeKalb, Illinois (later called Intense Raceway Park).

Funny thing is, when my car is sliding and spinning on it's lid, I can't help but to continue to try to steer...
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:25 PM   #2979
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............will the little "jumps" make you do this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2M3CWIQrwc ......
Mine did that at Racine last year. Back flip and STUCK the landing!
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:07 PM   #2980
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Mine did that at Racine last year. Back flip and STUCK the landing!
Thats why we need to install 1 of this @ some specific track.... Happened to me on last year Chicago MWS. Flipped and landed at the short wall...

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what do you guys think of this?

http://www.redrc.net/2008/06/speed-p...es/#more-10201
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:10 AM   #2982
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Looks like fun, but ive seen another guy here on RCTech, make his 1/8th brushless with a functional 2 speed tranny.
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I was just going to post a link to that also. A couple of questions though. Is a 2 speed even necessary on an electric? Secondly, what kind of run time do you get on these as I'd imagine battery changes will take much longer than refueling?
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Hello everyone, getting out of selling 1/8 scale 960 Serpent parts in the shop. 70% off retail. Great prices, sold a lot parts last month a still have tons of parts left.

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There were some responses last month on the parts and sorry for not keeping in contact with you or keep sending you emails. If you email or pm me and I reply, I will not keep on contacting you more than once or twice max, I just to not want to be like a sales person or be bothering you. Please call or pm me and keep in contact if really interested.
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Hello everyone, getting out of selling 1/8 scale 960 Serpent parts in the shop. 70% off retail. Great prices, sold a lot parts last month a still have tons of parts left.

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There were some responses last month on the parts and sorry for not keeping in contact with you or keep sending you emails. If you email or pm me and I reply, I will not keep on contacting you more than once or twice max, I just to not want to be like a sales person or be bothering you. Please call or pm me and keep in contact if really interested.
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Are we supposed to e-mail you with a list of parts we might be interested in purchasing and wait for a response regarding price and availability, or is there somewhere we can see a list of the inventory you have at this time?
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