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Old 02-23-2003, 01:44 AM   #406
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Hi Modellor,

Thanks, that could be it! Need to check, but I think my kit only came with two spacers :-(

I'll check once more.

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I only have the servo-saver spacers which are specified in the manual at step 5.4:

http://www.mytsn.com/publ/publ.asp?sn=7&pid=6964

You can see the fit problem here:

www.geocities.com/mps_photo/705pr/

saver2.jpg

Could someone possibly tell me what I've done wrong with the exhaust fitting? I've got a photo of that, too:

www.geocities.com/mps_photo/705pr/

exfit.jpg

As you can see, the exhaust manifold doesn't sit true on the engines's exhaust port. If I get it trued-up, then the exhaust is too long to fit on the clip near the front wheel. The manifold and exhaust are touching within the pink seal at the end of the manifold section, so it's not lile I can push them any further together :-(

Appreciate your help in advance.

Cheers,

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Old 02-23-2003, 08:45 AM   #408
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Setting up my 705, I noticed that there are no front droop screws. If there is, somebody please let me know. If there isn't, how do you adjust droop in the front? Spacers in the shocks maybe?
I don't have a 705 yet, but since the 705 is mostly Impulse parts, above or to the rear of the two screws that mount the front upper bumper brace to the front bearing blocks there should be two holes. This is where two set screws screws in all the way into the bearing blocks till it touches the lower front arms. The set screws should be likes the ones used for the rear up travel adjustments. Hope this helps
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ortate teh exaust so it fits, it should work...... otherwise you can cut some of your header off to make it shorter, wish i could remember the ideal length, but i have been using the one piece for so long....
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Thanks, ammdrew - that's sorted it out :-)

I'm really eager to start the engine now, in order to run it in, but I think I'd better wait until I get all the radio gear connected up before I do that - I hate waiting :-( ;-)

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I don't have a 705 yet, but since the 705 is mostly Impulse parts, above or to the rear of the two screws that mount the front upper bumper brace to the front bearing blocks there should be two holes. This is where two set screws screws in all the way into the bearing blocks till it touches the lower front arms. The set screws should be likes the ones used for the rear up travel adjustments. Hope this helps
Thanks Roy, I'll check it out.

I've noticed while breaking in my engine (NovaMega SX-12RMS) that with the stock needle settings, the engine runs extremely hot! I temped it and it keeps going up. At 270 deg F, I shut it down. I richened the main needle out three turns from stock settings, and it cuts out at 250. Is there something that I am doing wrong?
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Talking about servo saver inserts, does anyone know any other servo saver insert brands that would be compatible with the Serpent 1/10 servo saver?

I do know that if you screw up one servo saver insert for your servo saver, you need to get the whole 1/10 servo saver set as they do not have separate part numbers for it...
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Talking about servo saver inserts, does anyone know any other servo saver insert brands that would be compatible with the Serpent 1/10 servo saver?

I do know that if you screw up one servo saver insert for your servo saver, you need to get the whole 1/10 servo saver set as they do not have separate part numbers for it...
You can try Ofna or GS servo saver (the whole set), and they are cheap too incase it doesn't fit.
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Thanks Roy, I'll check it out.

I've noticed while breaking in my engine (NovaMega SX-12RMS) that with the stock needle settings, the engine runs extremely hot! I temped it and it keeps going up. At 270 deg F, I shut it down. I richened the main needle out three turns from stock settings, and it cuts out at 250. Is there something that I am doing wrong?
RCInfinity, it seems that you missed section 2.5 on the downstop screws for the front.

The stock needle setting on the NovaMega are NOT the break in needle settings. Those needle settings are meant that you are able to start the car easily. I believe RB mentions this specifically. Can't remember if NovaMega engine instructions has this part mentioned.

Anyway, just richen BOTH low end and high speed needles by one full turn and you should be OK.
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You can try Ofna or GS servo saver (the whole set), and they are cheap too incase it doesn't fit.
Nizee, thanks for the info. You are right. I'll check it out.
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PUNISHER & Ducati998, you're spot on on the MTX-3 and 705 comparisons. The reasons were obvious.

Mark, try using the other type of body post for the rear. I believe the carbon rear body post support comes with the thicker post. Space the two post furthermost apart. You get most support and stability that way.

As for the screws for the servos, you can try getting 2.5 mm allen cap screws. That is what I use. I think it's better. FYI, the newer S9451 Futaba servos uses 3 mm screws.

modellor, agreed on the direct steering mounting. I think you'll get less reliability issues when the steering servo is mounted directly.

Thomas, the MTX-3 is much lighter... I believe it is even lighter than the NTC3. However, the 705 is right there and lighter than the previous PRO.

I believe the Rear Adj. Anti Roll Bar comes from the 1/8th scale and can be modified to be included on the 705. Search mytsn columns by Glen Cauley and it will show the steps on how and what parts numbers to get to be able to use the Rear Adj. Anti Roll Bar. Note that the 705 has most of these parts already as the instruction were for the Impulse.

Also, the softest setting on the Rear Adj. Anti Roll Bar blades is harder than the stock 1.5mm fixed anti roll bar that comes with the 705. Somebody mentioned that in order to get softer blades for the Rear Adj. Anti Roll Bar, you need to get 2 of the male blades used on the front anti roll bar (909216).

The tanks should not be held tightly onto the radio tray. Just enough to dampen out the vibrations. I agree with Andrew that the optional carbon graphite V holder is a waste of good money.

And yes, the diff pulley on the ball diff wobbles a little. To the question on the rear diff alignment with the brake pulley, you can solve it by using the optional 6361 6 mm rear belt. It covers the rear pulley completely.

Good luck on your purchase
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ortate teh exaust so it fits, it should work...... otherwise you can cut some of your header off to make it shorter, wish i could remember the ideal length, but i have been using the one piece for so long....
For the optimum pipe length, vary the length between 96 to 100 mm. To know how to measure this length, go to the RB site in the pipes section.

Yes, I have also resorted to inline / one piece pipe. Better reliability especially during racing as there is a tendency of the pipe to pop off from the manifold and that'll end your run.
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Another option will be to get a J-coupler for 1/8th gas car. I zip tied my X12 turbo pipe with this coupler and have never experienced any problem even under massive impact...but do make sure you use the 4mm type zip tie.

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InitialD, you said you had to use a longer screw for your servo. I've taken this approach, too, but now I find that the steering arm on the right-hand side of the car is almost touching the transmission belt (even closer than it looks in the following photo:

http://www.geocities.com/mps_photo/705pr/steer.jpg

And when I turn the wheels fully right, this plastic part is fouling the belt completely!!

My LHS suggested to put the ball joints ontop of the part which fixes onto the servo head, but when I try this the plastic ends won't fit onto the ball joints, as they foul on the disc protrusion of the item which fits onto the servo head.

Any suggestions from any Futaba servo users would be most welcome.

Best regards, Mark.
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Lightbulb opt. on servo horn

Try useing a diffrent servo horn instead of the one the kit came with.
GS Silcone, Kimbro or the older Serpent streering servo should be able to mount the plastic ball-ends togather on top.


Or get smaller plastic ball-ends.......
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