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Old 07-03-2003, 09:44 AM   #2326
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Yeah, both should work. But I bet there is difference between both of them. Ralph Burch was the first to use it at the 2002 Texax Biggie and also later on in the 2002 Nats and World meet. There must be something special. If not why did they choose to change and use the Veteq springs?
They are just longer.
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Old 07-03-2003, 10:13 AM   #2327
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if i buy the serpent 705 kit alone is it built already just needing e to install enigne pipe radio exc..?
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Old 07-03-2003, 10:15 AM   #2328
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Ahh...ic....u mean the RTR for beginner?...
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LOL...nizee!

It still needs to be assemble out of the box to be a true RTR kit.

Good luck on the MTX3 Bxclip.
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Old 07-03-2003, 10:21 AM   #2329
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if i buy the serpent 705 kit alone is it built already just needing e to install enigne pipe radio exc..?
I beleive the MTX3 kit with motor and pipe is not prebuilt.

Both the MTX3 and 705 needs to be assemble.
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Old 07-03-2003, 11:20 AM   #2330
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I have noticed that a lot of people are running shims under the bearing blocks, some on the front, and some on the front and rear. What effect does this have? How thick are the shims typically?
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LOL...nizee!

It still needs to be assemble out of the box to be a true RTR kit.

Good luck on the MTX3 Bxclip.
how long do u think it takes to build it? isit hard?
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Old 07-03-2003, 12:46 PM   #2332
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Time shouldn’t be an issue when building these kits. You should take your time to make sure everything goes together smoothly. The 705 kit assembly isn’t for a beginner or someone that never put any RC kit together. IMHO The 705 manual can be vague in the assembly of parts in the kit and this can be a real problem for a person that has never put a Serpent together.

If you decide to get the 705 kit you can go to www.mytsn.com for help and tips on assembly.


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Old 07-03-2003, 04:12 PM   #2333
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Looking at getting a new car, the list is as follows:

1: NTC3
2: MTX-3
3: Reflex NT Team Only
4: G4

and of course the 705.

But i keep hearing things about the 705 that are making me stear away from it. Does this car have any problems? Does this car have a durability issue? Does this car have a problem running a sedan body on a fairly tight track(180x80)medium to high grip.

Thanks for any and all input,

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Tight track.............Where I come from, that would be HUGE!
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Old 07-03-2003, 04:26 PM   #2334
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ok... i finally got the radio plate on but i have another question...lol... i noticed that the wires from the servos are REALLY low... should i rap them in electrical tape so that if they scrape the ground they wont fray and stuff??
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ok... i finally got the radio plate on but i have another question...lol... i noticed that the wires from the servos are REALLY low... should i rap them in electrical tape so that if they scrape the ground they wont fray and stuff??
Make sure that the wires do not scrape on the track. Use cable ties to bundle them up. You can then tuck the wires neatly in the space in between the tank and the throttle servo.
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Old 07-03-2003, 08:19 PM   #2336
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Hi guys what the use of pretension spring?Can i use it to compensate the compress rate of spring i.e that so i can fully utilise my tire yet won't scratch the chasis.thanks
Hey xax, still have not found the solution? Can you check if the rear springs you are using are indeed the rear ones which is suppose to be longer than the front springs? Perhaps if you can take a photo of the problem you're having, we may be able to help you point out what is wrong with the shocks.

To answer your question, yes. You can use the pre tension spring to make the suspension "longer". In fact they are very good for bumpy tracks as it absorbs the small bumps without working through the entire shock suspension. This is good because the car will remain flat and stable while still able to absorb all the small bumps.
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They are just longer.
Not forgetting slightly softer and more progressive too That is why this makes the pre-tension spring a little bit redundant.

If you're using the older set of springs, then probably the pre-tension spring would help in the rear suspension. Else, the Veteq springs alone would be enough to achieve the progressive suspension needed.

I have my Impulse with the black pre-tension spring + red rear spring (27 mm) while the 705 has the red rear Veteq springs (30 mm) only. Both mounted on the rear bearing blocks and they both perform similar.
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how long do u think it takes to build it? isit hard?
Any kit would be difficult to assemble for a beginner, especially if you do not have the correct tools.

Punisher is correct. The Serpent 705 is the most difficult to build and therefore not so recommended for beginners. I would think that assembling NTC3, MTX-3, Relflex NT and G4 you would also encounter difficulties, but I think it will not be as much as you would encounter when assembling the 705.

Among the other kits, I would rate the NTC3 and the MTX-3 as being the easiest to assemble. I would favour more towards the NTC3 because the manual is very clear and more illustrative unlike the MTX-3.
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LOL...nizee!

It still needs to be assemble out of the box to be a true RTR kit.

Good luck on the MTX3 Bxclip.
Nizee / Punisher, play nice will ya... Don't want other people to think that we're hostile bunch of people As it is, we're getting bad rep because of the car we drive
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can the ntc3 adn mtx3 compete with the 705?
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