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Old 12-16-2003, 02:22 PM   #4051
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I think that radio tray is not design to be laydown. You can tell that the front of the radio tray have a opening for the steering servo. Also from the parts of the two pictures, it probably going to need more part then that to convert the 705 to a 710.
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Old 12-26-2003, 05:43 AM   #4052
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Having just received my Hudy Tyre Truer for Christmas, I'm now making the switch to running foams instead of my usual rubber tyres on the Impulse Pro. I fancied giving the Jaco Nitro Shoes a try but beleive these may not fit is that correct? Also looking for a decent baseline setting such as tyre sizes, ride height etc.

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Old 12-26-2003, 06:30 AM   #4053
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Also looking for a decent baseline setting such as tyre sizes, ride height etc.
Mark, are you using one way front? You can try and look at Julius Kolff's setup ay mytsn.
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:26 AM   #4054
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Mark, are you using one way front? You can try and look at Julius Kolff's setup ay mytsn.
No, at the moment D I don't have the front oneway that will have to be the first purchase, so I know for now I'll have to keep front and rear diameters the same.
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:13 PM   #4055
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I am letting my 705 go, built second night at winternats last year, ran perfect, took the point series this year, never missed a lick, would of one the big race( local race) took a glow plug while pulling on the field ( second lap) came back 7 laps down finished 2nd 1/3 lap back..

car was very very good to me.. got 4 710's prepped for winternats 2004, tires are in, motors are prepped and bench broken in, sad day , put my 705 on ebay... it was harder to put my pro on ebay, I had progressed that car from a streetspec to a pro over three years, it went through two national events a worlds, and countless local racing shows... but all that pain for a little progress.. all i know is my pro to 705 made no difference on the track and I would expect the same out of the 710.. just a few more adjustments to get wrong..
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Old 01-11-2004, 03:25 AM   #4057
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I have just started doing a little club racing with a 705 and was wanting to get a list of spare parts to keep with me. From peoples experience what spares should i cary for this car?
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I have just started doing a little club racing with a 705 and was wanting to get a list of spare parts to keep with me. From peoples experience what spares should i cary for this car?
Oh yea, this post is right up my alley! I am new to RC and got myself a 705 5 months ago.. let me tell you, I've broken tons of parts!!
YOu are gonna neeed shock shaft, top shock cover, ands that little composite thing that connects to the bottom of the shock shaft.
Then you need arms, front lower and upper arms, then rear lower arms...
And then you need bumper holder, both the top and bottom. Oh and get a pair of front doggie bones... Last but not least, get a few FC steering blocks!
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:24 AM   #4059
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This is a post about the 705 shocks. When they are assembled they had resistance but didnt spring out like other shocks i have built in the past. Is this normal with serpent shocks? When i fitted the top diaphram i found using ca to hold it was useless so i just fitted it and put the cap over it ensuring a seal. none have leaked as of yet. Anyone else do it this way?
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This is a post about the 705 shocks. When they are assembled they had resistance but didnt spring out like other shocks i have built in the past. Is this normal with serpent shocks? When i fitted the top diaphram i found using ca to hold it was useless so i just fitted it and put the cap over it ensuring a seal. none have leaked as of yet. Anyone else do it this way?
Bleach, this has always been one of the issues for the 705. The best is to use the new translucent o-rings which Serpent has released. I don't have the part number handy but I bought a set, replace the old ones and presto!
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Bleach, this has always been one of the issues for the 705. The best is to use the new translucent o-rings which Serpent has released. I don't have the part number handy but I bought a set, replace the old ones and presto!
Which translucent O ring is this? Do you mean the new purple O rings? I think the newer batches of the 705 already included this as a standard. That was what I noticed. Part number is 909407.

bleach1, I think your problem lies in the piston having small plastic flashes. You need to smoothen them out. Look here for the shock building tip. Ignore the alloy shock seal part as this is not required anymore with the new type bladders.
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Which translucent O ring is this? Do you mean the new purple O rings? I think the newer batches of the 705 already included this as a standard. That was what I noticed. Part number is 909407.

bleach1, I think your problem lies in the piston having small plastic flashes. You need to smoothen them out. Look here for the shock building tip. Ignore the alloy shock seal part as this is not required anymore with the new type bladders.
Yes, the pruple o-rings.

I assume the flashes were taken care of by bleach1, else nothing will help!
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Im having problems under braking. The back end of the car is stepping out just as i come to a tight corner at the tracks, so the grip is ussually high. Would using the transmitter ABS have a helpful effect without losing to much braking distance?

Also does serpent make aluminium shock bodies?
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Problem could be a number of things but most likely related to the shocks not being equal on both side (right and left). Are you running the front one-way? This will really magnify any problems in the set up.

Another problem could be the anti-roll bars or the chassis are tweaked.

If you have access to the set up stations follow the set up section in the rear of the manual and get the car set up mm perfect. It really has to be totally perfect to the mm or the 705 just doesnt drive right.
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Im having problems under braking. The back end of the car is stepping out just as i come to a tight corner at the tracks, so the grip is ussually high. Would using the transmitter ABS have a helpful effect without losing to much braking distance?
Using ABS would help. But then the throttle servo will suffer. It wears faster.

What modellor mentioned is correct. You need to get everything perfect and tweak free in order that the car brakes hard and straight. Of course not as hard as you can brake with front diffs / solids but you will still be able to brake reasonably well.

Driving needs to be more disciplined. Especially on a tighter track as you need to be precise on the driving lines and the braking points.

The trick for the rear to not swap ends is NOT to make the rear wheels lock up when you brake. This means that you need to set the braking end point on the Tx a lot lesser. Also, what you can do to not make the rear lock up upon braking is to tap your brakes 2 or even 3 times. The car should be slow enough at the right speed to take corners.

With a front one way, you need to reduce rear droop to lessen the weight transfer to the front. A lot of weight transfer to the front (as a result of a lot of rear droop) will make the rear of the car step out upon the slightest of braking.

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Also does serpent make aluminium shock bodies?
Yes they do. 909410 for the front. 909411 for the rear.

The aluminum ones will work better when ambient temperatures are high at 30 degree Celsius and above. That's what Serpent says.

On a side note, I put all 4 aluminum shock bodies on my 710 and they felt way "heavy" ! I never knew it made such a difference to the plastic ones.
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