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Old 06-08-2006, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by nefastseven
ok thanks.....your answer is very fast
No problem, happy to help.
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:51 PM
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here's my problem

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Old 06-09-2006, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by nefastseven
hello
i don't if i can ask you my problem...
i'm trying and if you can't answer tell me who can do it ?

i'm a french customer,but i bought my 960 in USA(it's less expensive) and this week end i broke my shaft 2-speed...a lot of people know it's a serpent problem,many guys have this problem....
my problem is :
i didn't buy this car in France and i think RB(distributor serpent for France) will not do any guarantee ...
i buy it in USA but i don't know if serpent USA can do something for me....

can you help me,and tell me if some one can refund me for this axle ?

thank you
Serpent USA is not going to send a 2 speed shaft to France. Because you live in France you will need to contact the French distributor and diplomatically ask them if they can contact the Serpent factory and have them send you a replacement shaft.
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:06 AM
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i bought a new shaft because i had a race last week end and the old broke on saturday,and the race was sunday...
i can contact RB(french distributor for serpent) but i think they won't do any garantee.....

thanks...it was the game and i lost
i had 2 choices
>1 i bought in another country to pay a little price but the garantee are 0
>2 i bought in France with a big price but with a little garantee....
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by nefastseven
i bought a new shaft because i had a race last week end and the old broke on saturday,and the race was sunday...
i can contact RB(french distributor for serpent) but i think they won't do any garantee.....

thanks...it was the game and i lost
i had 2 choices
>1 i bought in another country to pay a little price but the garantee are 0
>2 i bought in France with a big price but with a little garantee....

You have to purschase the new back-bearingblocks, they come with 3 shaft bearings to reduce flex.
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:57 AM
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ok i'll see that later

i ordered for 360$ with parts for my 960....
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by PMSorber
You have to purschase the new back-bearingblocks, they come with 3 shaft bearings to reduce flex.
I also read somewhere, that leaving out the stiffeners might help also.......
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:44 AM
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i run without stiffeners since 2 races but i broke my 2 speed shaft
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:53 AM
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Ok, then it is not a solution.......
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob The Builder
It is classed as a damped sway bar and is generally used when the track is bumpy. The extra shock adds stiffness to the vertical suspension so the standard spring rate needs to be reduced ( yellow springs used ). The main effect is to keep the car stable when it finds a bump mid corner ( a standard anti roll bar just transmits the bump across the car and makes it unstable )
where did you read that? :P

I also notice that the body mount is fixed rather than floating ( reduced unsprung mass ) - another trick to get handling on a bumpy track.
Ahhh finaly some1 has studied my car for a long time!
you are the first one who's noticed that.
congrats
And finally - nice MUGEN single piece brake disc in there - looks factory
My brakedisc is a ordinary serpent brake disc.... the 'ultra cool'
there is not one part off a mugen/kyosho on my car :P
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:56 AM
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where did you read that? :P
It is something that we tried when I studdied full size vehcle dynamics.
An anti roll bar is great but when you need stability on a bumpy track the bar is like an undamped spring and passes resonant load acreoss the car.
Yours is one of the neatest solutions on a model car that I have seen.

How do you find it ?
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Originally Posted by Bob The Builder
It is something that we tried when I studdied full size vehcle dynamics.
An anti roll bar is great but when you need stability on a bumpy track the bar is like an undamped spring and passes resonant load acreoss the car.
Yours is one of the neatest solutions on a model car that I have seen.

How do you find it ?
youve got a PM
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Originally Posted by Bob The Builder
It is something that we tried when I studdied full size vehcle dynamics.
An anti roll bar is great but when you need stability on a bumpy track the bar is like an undamped spring and passes resonant load acreoss the car.
Yours is one of the neatest solutions on a model car that I have seen.

How do you find it ?
It looks neat but don't forget, It does not work on a non bumpy read!
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:47 AM
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I'm almoust finish with the Built of My 960!!
I have a question for you guy's
Which way you guy's prefer the throttle servo, in the Laydown position or
up and why.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by sneezer714
I'm almoust finish with the Built of My 960!!
I have a question for you guy's
Which way you guy's prefer the throttle servo, in the Laydown position or
up and why.
I prefer the laydown position, but I have it in the up position, with just alittle fuel spil on the receiver the car will run away. I spilled on my friends car at a big race sorry Chris.
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