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Old 07-11-2003, 12:58 AM   #2596
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Don't worry my friend , some of us are good for some things, and other , for other things, but we have to be proud that we have here all,, You are the Guru of Serpent, Punisher the master painter, Mark with his D1 and Modellor with his 16 year old cells ,, hehehhehe ,, we have everything here man!!
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:02 AM   #2597
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Paul, I think anybody can be good in anything... You just need to put your mind and heart to it and it can be done

So I'll now get myself an air brush kit and concentrate on painting So Punisher, watch out... I'll give you a run for your money
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Paul, I think anybody can be good in anything... You just need to put your mind and heart to it and it can be done

So I'll now get myself an air brush kit and concentrate on painting So Punisher, watch out... I'll give you a run for your money
That's the Attitude Man!! Good Luck!!
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:11 AM   #2599
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Thanks Hey, get a Nikon D1 Perhaps Mark would want to sell his one for cheap and get himself a 950


Oooooo The D1 stays But if anyone can come up with the $6500, you can have my Nikon F5+400mm f2.8D AFS!! That's get me a couple of 950s
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:24 AM   #2600
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That's get me a couple of 950s
Sorry my bad. A couple of 950s
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:27 AM   #2601
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Oooooo The D1 stays But if anyone can come up with the $6500, you can have my Nikon F5+400mm f2.8D AFS!! That's get me a couple of 950s
what?? $6500? oh man.. does it take photos for you? heh...
since we are talking about digicam what do you think about coolpix3100? my fuji 2700is getting too old.
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:32 AM   #2602
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what?? $6500? oh man.. does it take photos for you? heh...
since we are talking about digicam what do you think about coolpix3100? my fuji 2700is getting too old.
The Fuji is not that bad. I think it still can take decent pics. I still have my Coolpix 800 And yes, those pictures you see are from that camera No, I can't afford to hide a D1 under my pillow

If you want to read about digicams, go to www.dpreview.com.
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The Fuji is not that bad. I think it still can take decent pics. I still have my Coolpix 800 And yes, those pictures you see are from that camera No, I can't afford to hide a D1 under my pillow

If you want to read about digicams, go to www.dpreview.com.
An 800 huh! Exactly the camera I recommened for my brother in-law! Great little camera - really super pics!!!!

As for the F5+Big lens - unfortunately they don't take the pics for you In fact in my work on the racing circuits, I never used any of the auto features - no auto focus, no auto exposure. You got to have a feeling for it to get the best results. Exposure is, however, done with an external light meter.
But the F5+Big lens do produce fantastic results when used on fully auto.......if anyone is interested
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An 800 huh! Exactly the camera I recommened for my brother in-law! Great little camera - really super pics!!!!
Heheh, that's my first digicam and it has stayed faithfully to me. Yes, super pics. I have a monocular zoom lens which will give the camera about 600 mm equivalent zoom. The Coolpix 950 (incidently also named 950) was out of the budget for me at that time. So I settled for the 800. Then again, the problem is they do not make the 800 anymore

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As for the F5+Big lens - unfortunately they don't take the pics for you In fact in my work on the racing circuits, I never used any of the auto features - no auto focus, no auto exposure. You got to have a feeling for it to get the best results. Exposure is, however, done with an external light meter.
Yup, I know that the guys taking pictures on the circuit or elsewhere professionally do not rely on the auto features of the camera. Well, if that's the case, a high end automatic camera can do the job too

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But the F5+Big lens do produce fantastic results when used on fully auto.......if anyone is interested
Yeah right... Sales pitch
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Yup, that is correct. Thanks for the tip What people do here is to pre drill a notch on the axle. Same idea, just different way of execution

Then again, after some time, the problem will come back again. I thought there was a tip at one of the mytsn forums which is they insert a steel rod through the solid spool.

Then again, you can always cook up something in the workshop with a stronger material and a CAD station right?
Already got it drew up. I went with a steel axle the same dimensions as the Yokomo one. A lot smaller and weighs the same weight roughly as the Serpent alloy one. A lot stronger too.
Been busy and havent got talking to Steve this past week. Must find out how my chassis is coming on and get these CAD files sent off.
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Hey Paul, it's been some time you've been around... Yeah, that's a good article

The one I was referring to was in one of the forums at mytsn;

JAMES KELLY (UK) 02−04−03 at 00:47
Myself and most of the guys I know who have used the solid front axle have broken them or at least the end lugs holding the drive cups have chewed up. The alloy used is very very soft and just not up to the job.

I cured it early last year by boring a hole (with lathe) right through the centre of the axle and fitting a steel bar right through. The bar is fastened by a grubscrew in the alloy below the plastic pulley. I never had any trouble after that. I eventually replaced the steel bar with a titanium one for less weight.
James races at my club. Sadly he has now departed Serpent in favour of the MTX3 . But he has made some nice parts for the Serpent over the last couple of years (Alloy one piece side pulleys, he is cutting Carbon Radio Plates with new hole locations to stop chassis tweak and the solid axle fix). He also provides on of the best RC Pit Tool programs available on the net. www.rcracing.co.uk is his website.

Paul - That is an interesting article but it doesnt beat what I designed over the last couple of weeks. I have just finished the design of a completely sold axle with built in cups. A lot thinner than the Serpent axle also for better rotational speed.
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Old 07-11-2003, 09:56 AM   #2607
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is there like a really really cheap wall charger that i can get?? cuz i also gotta get some bike armour..lol... plus ... when i start racing in augest... ill get a good one
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Old 07-11-2003, 12:27 PM   #2608
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wall chargers are only $15 or so. but you might want something better since it can only charge reciever pack. get something that can charger from.5 amps to 5amps. that way you can charge your glow igniter,tx,rx,starter box etc. superbrain isn't so bad for it's price. also check out mid range chargers. such as indi 16x3.

if you are going to be in this hobby for long, don't waste your money one shitty stuff. i've learned my lesson the hard way.
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Old 07-11-2003, 02:15 PM   #2609
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ya i know ... im looking at the integy charger for later... but for now... until im up and ready to race... all i need is a wall charger... so thanks!
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Old 07-11-2003, 09:10 PM   #2610
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can someone give me a link to a wall charger on tower cuz i found ones by futaba, hitec, and airtronics but i dont know if they will work wit the serpent battery pack
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