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Old 07-14-2003, 08:37 PM   #2656
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WT, why not give up the Veteq? Are Serpent parts generally hard to come by where you're at? On line order? I'm definitely sure you'll get some money for the Veteq and get yourself a nice 1/10 tourer. 705? Perhaps whatever you end up with, get something which has parts support from the LHS.
No, I don't think anybody would want that anymore or if I could sell it for a good price. Besides, I kind of like the design of the rear suspension on the Veteq, even when it is a lot harder to maintain than the Vector. Too bad it didn't get propular. 705 ? Maybe, but I read somewhere on the tread Serpent will be releasing a new version of the 705 at the end of the year, did you hear anything regarding this ? If that is true, I might want to wait a little longer.

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No, I don't think anybody would want that anymore or if I could sell it for a good price. Besides, I kind of like the design of the rear suspension on the Veteq, even when it is a lot harder to maintain than the Vector. Too bad it didn't get propular. 705 ? Maybe, but I read somewhere on the tread Serpent will be releasing a new version of the 705 at the end of the year, did you hear anything regarding this ? If that is true, I might want to wait a little longer.

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My source says the new revision of 705 may come with the 0.8 gear system, as standard feature.
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Old 07-15-2003, 06:08 AM   #2658
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You need to modify the front bulkhead by cutting the plastic piece that holds the exhaust hanger. This is done so that there is a space flat enough for an aluminum exhaust holder piece to be mounted below the radio tray.

I have attached a picture here but it only shows barely from the top the aluminum exhaust holder that can be found on Kyosho cars. I think the one I got is made by 5 stars if I'm not mistaken. I'll take better pics when I get back. This is what I have at the current moment. But anyway, I believe there are some other brands out there that makes the same kind of aluminum piece to hold the exhaust hanger.

Use a M3 cap scew or a button head and mount the aluminum exhaust holder piece by using the same hole for the grub scew on the bulkhead. That's all.
Thanks! I appreaciate your quick reply. I'll try and find that aluminum exhaust holder. So you're saying that the M3 screw attaches the alum holder to the bulkhead and does a seperate set screw attach the wire from the pipe to the holder or does the M3 screw take care of that too? Also do you know what size M3 screw to use?

I have found this front bulkhead to be much of a problem when it comes from serpent. My first one wasn't drilled at all, and the replacement after examining yesterday wasn't drilled all the way through and not clamping down. Last night I finished drilling and can actually clamp down on it now! This is bad manufacturing.
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Old 07-15-2003, 12:21 PM   #2659
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I have no idea..what those problem was?? no trouble here so far.

Any how..took the car out last Sunday..and I found out what the problem was on my car. My rear shock is not smooth at all... that cost my car to swing left and right like driving on the ice!! so..I switch it..and now WOW! hook up just right!! BUt now..Motor Problem!! My conn rod on my RB decided to let go on me!! so..there goes $33 for the rod and the race!! better luck next week!! WORLD PLRC in TORONTO... hope to get up to the B if I can... many fast driver there! This time gonna brng me extra car just incase!! Wish me luck!

Oh..and what's up with the new 705?? Come on!! I jus spend $$$ bought 2 of them 705s and now there is going to be a new one??? Telling ya!! if there is a new 705 comming out with in one year I'll deffinetely switch the car!! just can't keep up with this problem and fix and new cars and the fix... just too much $$ and headache for me. Don't get me wrong..I love the car!! but...if there is a new version of the car keep comming out with in a year...I think that's not fair for the consumer who spend lots of $$ for new car.
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Old 07-15-2003, 01:08 PM   #2660
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HI SuperK.

There is a completely new car coming out in December (around the same time the 705 was launched last year. But what people dont realise is that new cars every year was the normal thing when 1/8th scale was the biggest class many years ago. Only recently with the rule restrictions are cars lasting more than 2 yrs without being made obsolete.

Another thing is that at no time did Serpent say the 705 was a new car. It was simply an upgrade for the Impulse to bring the names more in line with other Serpent products so people could differentiate between the different scales. I think you will find that all the other manufacturers (Mugen, Yokomo, HPI, Associated, etc) have all did the same over the past few years with upgraded cars being brought out as stop gaps until a completely new car is ready.

Serpent have done no different. They offered the 705 as an upgrade on the Impulse to keep it competitive against the newer cars while they completed the design and testing of this completely new car due at the end of the year (which is 3yrs after the first release of the Impulse. This is the same length of time Yokomo has had the GT4 and Mugen has had the MTX-2 for 2.5yrs before releasing the MTX-3).

Info and rumours of the new car have been commonly known for about 3 or 4 months now.
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Certainly it is nice to have the latest-and-greatest, but I think we have to accept that these cars are racing cars and the manufacturers are there trying to be the best, which means that developments must be made and new cars will appear on a regular basis.

It can be dissapointing after spending a lot of money only to find out the car will be replaced in a couple of months. Then you wish you had waited for the next great thing - but as can also happen, the car which is being developed may have bugs and may end up not being so good, so even waiting for the new car may not be so good.

I bought my car with the thought in mind that it would certainly last me a couple of years, then I'd probably upgrade. I think most people will also be doing something similar.
I prefer to have the situation of Serpent putting a lot of development into their cars (i.e. regular new cars appearing) than for them to stagnate.

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Old 07-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #2662
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Well spoken Mark. I definately agree with your statement.

To answer your last post. The chassis should be ready for sale now. Due to technical problems on Steve's computer I have not been able to talk to him this past week. But hopefully, this will be sorted this week and I will let you know then.
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Well spoken Mark. I definately agree with your statement.

To answer your last post. The chassis should be ready for sale now. Due to technical problems on Steve's computer I have not been able to talk to him this past week. But hopefully, this will be sorted this week and I will let you know then.
Keep me posted of when it's ready. I may give them a try on some of my Serpents. Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:20 PM   #2664
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So you're saying that the M3 screw attaches the alum holder to the bulkhead and does a seperate set screw attach the wire from the pipe to the holder or does the M3 screw take care of that too? Also do you know what size M3 screw to use?
The M3 cap screw I use must be long enough to go from the top of the bulkhead to the bottom mid way so that the exhaust aluminum holder can be held in place. The location of the aluminum exhaust holder is exactly where the original place where the exhaust wire is held. M3 cap screw uses 2.5 allen. A M3 button head uses 2 mm allen. I prefer the cap screw as the head is bigger and the tendency to strip the screw is less.

A separate set screw will hold the the exhaust wire on the aluminum exhaust holder. On my Impulse PRO, the set screw that holds the exhaust wire on the aluminum exhaust holder is a M2 that uses a 1.5 allen. On my 705, the separate set screw needs a 2 mm allen. This is because the one on the Impulse is a Team Magic one while the 705 is having the larger 5 star one. I prefer the 5 star one because the set screw is larger hence less tendency to strip.

Well, sorry for not being able to post pictures of it. Not allowed by the guys here as they say it's not Friday yet (j/k). Well, I actually forgot to do that. Too tired.

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My first one wasn't drilled at all, and the replacement after examining yesterday wasn't drilled all the way through and not clamping down.
Yup, I noticed that on a friend's car. His was new. The rear bulkhead where the brake pins is suppose to go into the rear right bulkhead has no holes in it
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Yes, serpent is failing for their packaging and manufacturing. Part 801172 the battery connector is suppost to come with the front and rear mounting hardware. I order it and guess what, it only comes with the front....it's missing the rear which I need! Robert from Ashford is luckily sorting that out with serpent and I expect a replacement soon. I hope this is not in haste of rushing to meet demands...there are starting to be many carless errors!

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Keep me posted of when it's ready. I may give them a try on some of my Serpents. Thanks!
Eddie, the chassis is meant only for 705. Impulse chassis has different mounting holes for the engine and receiver pack mounts.
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Yes, serpent is failing for their packaging and manufacturing. Part 801172 the battery connector is suppost to come with the front and rear mounting hardware. I order it and guess what, it only comes with the front....it's missing the rear which I need! Robert from Ashford is luckily sorting that out with serpent and I expect a replacement soon. I hope this is not in haste of rushing to meet demands...there are starting to be many carless errors!
Well, nobody is perfect. I think these packaging mistakes do happen from time to time...

Then again, I remembered I ordered the 801171 Battery case + connector and I thought it came complete with the battery case plus the front and rear mounting hardware. I just checked on the mytsn website and it seems they only include the battery case and the front mounting hardware. Perhaps there was some kind of mistake at Serpent and that the 801172 includes the whole set while the 801172 only comes with the front mounting hardware... Just a hunch. I'll check and confirm this when I get back.
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Iknow this might have been covered before but any good tips on setting up the clutch to make it really snappy would be appreciated.
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Well spoken Mark. I definately agree with your statement.

To answer your last post. The chassis should be ready for sale now. Due to technical problems on Steve's computer I have not been able to talk to him this past week. But hopefully, this will be sorted this week and I will let you know then.

The new 4mm chassis for 705? We've been using them couple of weeks already, they should be available by now, at least in most Asian Countries.

New car is good, keep you in the hobby and makes hobbyshops able to survive and continues giving local racers supports for parts.
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Eddie, the chassis is meant only for 705. Impulse chassis has different mounting holes for the engine and receiver pack mounts.
Thanks, InitialD. I've just wanted to replace this on one of my cars.
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