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Old 09-12-2003, 02:09 AM   #3526
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Wat about limiting the front droop?
Does it help in on power steering?
I believe even I am guilty of this in the beginning but somebody corrected me... Limiting droop in the front will NOT give on power steering. On the contrary, if you have more front droop, your car will have better on power steering.

Taken from XXXS website;

"Droop is the amount of down travel that your shocks have. With adjusting droop you can greatly affect the way your car handles. As you increase your front droop (making the shock longer) you will smooth the car out going into the turn and gain steering on the exit of the turn. As you decrease your front droop (make the front shock shorter) your car will initiate the turn quicker but will have less steering coming out of the turn. The car will also have a more responsive feel."
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Old 09-12-2003, 02:14 AM   #3527
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Ooophs, was so busy that I forgot today is Friday...
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Old 09-12-2003, 06:31 AM   #3528
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Cant someone bring some news from Serpent booth in Chicago? All i read is about micros and some crapy trucks... I might as well pick up a flight and go to Chicago to take a look for myself







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Old 09-12-2003, 06:59 AM   #3529
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What i read was that Serpent released an improved version of their 950 car in Chicago : the 950R
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Thanks guys for the suggestions. I'll play around with things. I tried to locate some heavier dif oil, but the local hobby shops didn't have any.
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Old 09-12-2003, 07:50 AM   #3531
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What i read was that Serpent released an improved version of their 950 car in Chicago : the 950R
Where have I have heard that before in this thread? IF that is indeed true will we have to wait for the Nuremberg show or something else (a mytsn announcment) to get a glimpse of the next Serpent tourer?
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Old 09-12-2003, 08:03 AM   #3532
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This stinks... I was recently considering replacing my Streetspec Impulse with a 705, then came all the rumors about a new car... At this point, I'd hate to buy a car that will be "old news" as soon as I get it on the track.

At least if I knew whether or not it was a new car, or if the 705 could be updated to the new car, I could make a decision... oh well .
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Old 09-12-2003, 08:38 AM   #3533
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Modellor, who knows more than us mere mortals, seemed to suggest earlier in this thread that it a completly revised new car. (think mtx2,mtx2-prospec -> mtx3 (mtx3-works 2004?)).

I would wait and get the "s706" which probaly is new platform. Disclaimer: Im a clueless n00b
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Old 09-12-2003, 08:44 AM   #3534
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I believe even I am guilty of this in the beginning but somebody corrected me... Limiting droop in the front will NOT give on power steering. On the contrary, if you have more front droop, your car will have better on power steering.

Taken from XXXS website;

"Droop is the amount of down travel that your shocks have. With adjusting droop you can greatly affect the way your car handles. As you increase your front droop (making the shock longer) you will smooth the car out going into the turn and gain steering on the exit of the turn. As you decrease your front droop (make the front shock shorter) your car will initiate the turn quicker but will have less steering coming out of the turn. The car will also have a more responsive feel."
The problem here is it seems the Electric guys measure their droop from the chassis upwards.

http://www.teamlosi.com/xxxs_page/xxxs_droop.htm

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...638102d6b04f54

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/c2/index.htm
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Old 09-12-2003, 08:47 AM   #3535
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If you ask me, all I can imagine them wanting to change is:

a) A chassis mounted steering servo (ala the MTX-3) for lower CG,

b) The rear upper suspension revisions for adjustable track width, as discussed earlier in this thread,

c) Another revision for the front FC blocks (which people still seem to be having a problem with).

d) revise the battery tray mounting issue, which some people also have had problems with.
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Old 09-12-2003, 09:22 AM   #3536
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e) more purple alloy


Speaking of shining alloy... InitialD, where is your friday pics?
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Old 09-12-2003, 10:09 AM   #3537
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Where have I have heard that before in this thread? IF that is indeed true will we have to wait for the Nuremberg show or something else (a mytsn announcment) to get a glimpse of the next Serpent tourer?
Wouldn't be too bad for us - we have a spy in Nuremberg......ME!!! And I know someone from whom I can get tickets!

Anyway - looks gloomy for the 705 replacement, but here is the 950R!!!

http://www.mytsn.com/news/publ.asp?pid=8910

Cheers, Mark.
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This is not fact in any way but I was told from a source that the new 705/6???? will be mimicing the 950R with the new steering and throttle servos mounting a la the Team Magic G4. All I can say is my source has never been too far wrong yet
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Old 09-12-2003, 12:33 PM   #3539
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That doesnt sound farfetched Modellor... Does your source have any information then Serpent will announce it to the public?
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As you can see the outlet to the gas tank is a little of the top.
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