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Old 02-08-2006, 08:13 AM   #631
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is this part essantial?

on the mrx2,3,4 there is not reinforcement

if we cut the side plate L carbon,is there a problem if i only preserve the tensionner
loke the drawing

You mean something like this?
http://www.mytsn.com/products/desc.asp?prid=2911
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:46 AM   #632
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ok i drilled 2 holes for the C5's screw,but i think i will use a dremel to take away a little bit material,because the engine touch a little bit

i finished to build my 960 yesterday evening

it's harder to build a serpent than a mugen,with mugen all is ok nothing to touch,to drill or to take away

I always heard that it is annoying to build a serpent,i confirm that sound

but i'm happy to have this car,i think she'll give me a lot of pleasure on the track

thank you with all those which helped me
thats good to hear that it went well . yes there is some thing with all cars thats why you want to be a hobbyist and fine tune the car for you thats what set us all apart . so doing a little work make roll or fit better is what its about.i had to gothrow the same thing ,but when the car ran on the track it was worth the time
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:09 AM   #633
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ok but there's a lot of material to take away,I fear to weaken it

alternate solution, http://www.daltonshop.com/images/ser...emountmods.jpg
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Very nice work.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:18 AM   #635
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about my idea to cut the side plate L carbon??
will that weaken the chassis ?
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:33 PM   #636
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about my idea to cut the side plate L carbon??
will that weaken the chassis ?
Sure it will weaken the chassis. The braces are to make the chassis stiffer, so removing them....

But then again there are many drivers that like the feel of the car better when running without the stiffners. It will be more forgiving.

So there is no danger for your car if that is what you mean.
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ok thanks

because with mugen,there's not stiffeners

i will ask to RB it's the serpent's distributor in France about removing stiffeners
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Doug M / Paolo...

In the excitement of Florida I guess I was asleep at the stick on the new chassis, stiffener, and lowCG engine mount. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can purchase one in florida....

You guys just amaze me at how hard and fast the development work keeps coming... How could anyone even consider any other company???

See you all Sunday...
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But then again there are many drivers that like the feel of the car better when running without the stiffners. It will be more forgiving.
I find this true of the MRX-4. It does not use the side stiffeners and the car is indeed a bit more forgiving. On the other hand, while sometimes you need forgiveness for an unintended steering input you also need to turn your car pretty fast when it's travelling toward a barrier at a 120 kph. That's when you want less forgiveness and more response.
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:22 AM   #641
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I always heard that it is annoying to build a serpent,i confirm that sound
I've heard it from a few others as well but for me the 960 was one of the best cars I had ever built. I added options but really didn't need to do any mod work. I polished all the metal parts but I do that for all my RC models now. Got that tip from Glen Cauley and it does make a difference I found.
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Doug M / Paolo...

In the excitement of Florida I guess I was asleep at the stick on the new chassis, stiffener, and lowCG engine mount. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can purchase one in florida....

You guys just amaze me at how hard and fast the development work keeps coming... How could anyone even consider any other company???

See you all Sunday...
Doug, see Pete at PNP Hobbies. He is the authorized trackside dealer for the W'Nats. We will make sure he has a chassis set put aside for you with your name on it.

Wow! just about 72 hours until the track is open for practice. This going to be one of the most competitive races in the USA in a long long time. Good luck to everyone attending.
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I've heard it from a few others as well but for me the 960 was one of the best cars I had ever built. I added options but really didn't need to do any mod work. I polished all the metal parts but I do that for all my RC models now. Got that tip from Glen Cauley and it does make a difference I found.
I agree with on you on the build. I didn't run into any trouble. Building the 960 for me went pretty smooth.
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Wow! just about 72 hours until the track is open for practice. This going to be one of the most competitive races in the USA in a long long time. Good luck to everyone attending.
Good luck to all the Sepent drivers at the Winternats.
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Finally, weather started to warm up today and if it holds I'll be able to take my 960 out to the track next week for a little practice. Not sure when it's first offical race will be but could be end of the month on a small track or wait till mid-March for a race on a big one. I'd prefer big though. You get a lot car-nage on the small tracks.

Anyway, I've been working on an idea for a new brake for the 960. You've got the in-kit standard brake which has great surface area but gets too hot, and you've got the option brake, a lot less surface area but stays cooler.

With a brake disc you want both.

So I'm trying a combo. One side option, one side standard. I get more surface area than the optional disc and I get more cooling than the standard disc. I'll report back once I give it try. I'm not really expecting amazing results since two-wheel braking is always crappy no matter what you use but I was bored so I just threw this together. Hey, got to do something with those extra parts, right?
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