Serpent Model: SER903011
Serpent 1/8 scale 4wd gaspowered racing car chassis in the Team edition v2. Main news for the 966 - TE Team Edition V2 - Centax True Motion clutch system - RCM shocks The Serpent 966-TE already included: - SL8 gearbox included, for lower inertia - front aero bumper - split-type carbon radioplate with flex-control, and front stiffner/support - new front upper geometry with inner pivots more out and shorter upper arms, for more corner entry grip and more corner speed - new rear upper geometry wth new camber-bracket, and upper camber-rods instead wishbone - rear lower shockmounts/extenders in carbon, for new shock-angle.
These Wide offset (WOS) steering blocks can be used in 2 different configurations by swapping the side of the car they are mounted on. These changes, depending on the side the steering blocks are used on, will either give you more turn in on corner entry, or more on power steering at corner exit.
The included eccenters ensure that the axle is raised higher than centre line, which enhances the effect caused by this new configuration and due to the use of eccenters the bearings are now also smaller and lighter, reducing un sprung weight.
Front Bumper and Body Mount
The front body mount of the Serpent 966 is screwed down along with the bumper, which allows for some flex in the body post mounts whilst maintaining the stiffness of the overall assembly. The body mount is held further through two screws mounted from the side.
As with the rear roll centre, the front roll centre can also be easily adjusted. The adjustment is done by removing the front upper suspension brackets and inserting spacers below the brackets and then re-attaching them to the car.
The 966 comes with anodised aluminium front upper suspension brackets that are machined from a single piece of aluminium. These attractive pieces are extremely strong and offer great protection in the event of a heavy impact. The other great advantage of this part is that due to the use of inserts, with an offset hole, you can now adjust the pivot position of the upper front wishbones.
The backbone of the car is the chassis plate, which has been CNC-machined from extremely stiff american 7075 T6 - 5mm aerospace-quality aluminium and sports a wide front opening to adjust the front anti-roll bar. A cooling slot under the engine helps aid temperature control while chamfered edges prevent the chassis from catching on kerbs giving it better overall ground clearance on the track. It houses the battery pack, which is mounted into the newly-designed carbon fibre battery mounting plate and is held in place by four screws, screwed directly into the chassis plate itself. This 966-TE plate has also been machined to accept the optional front stiffener plate.
The brake system ensures strong and efficient stopping power. The brake pads consist of two steel plates with the friction material pre-baked to the plates, and the brake disk is made from twin ventilated discs with an air-cooling alu centre.
The new braking system sits lower in the car to help LCG. The system is easily accessable for maintenance, due to its very open design.
The spring-loaded bar-pads slide on polished steel pins and are activated through the ball-raced brake cam, a large pin moves horizontally to activate the brakes. Due to the horizontal action of the pin, and not the twisting of the brake cam, all distortion in this area is removed and the brake pads are evenly pressed together. The brake cam is supported by ball-bearings for smooth, precise action.
This further adds to the precision and exceptional stopping power of the braking system.
Lower mounted brake-assembly for lower LCG. Spring-loaded brake-plates slides on polished steel shafts. Ready-to-run brake plate/pads assembly with new friction brake material. The ball-raced hard anodized brake-cam push the 2 larger pins which are seated in the aluminium bracket, against the brakeplat, to create very smooth and even pressure to the plate.
RCM Shock Absorbers
The RCM shock absorbers are super-smooth and very easy to build.
Coated aluminium threaded shock-bodies, perfect pistons, smooth o-ring-bushing package, effective silicone membranes, durable hardened shock-rods, the works !
Main rear brackets
Anodized, cnc machined, aluminum main rear axle supports with coated alu eccenters; more rigid, better rear axle support for a very true running rear shaft, easy belt-tensioning, easy access for maintenance. With the eccenters you can choose 3 positions for rear- belt tensioning. By removing the eccenter on one side the rear shaft with pulley and belt can be accessed very easily. Main rear supports are machined maximum to reduced weight, but retain rigidness at the same time. Pins are pre-pressed into the bottom of the brackets which then seat into the positioning holes in the chassis. Precise and secure.
The front anti-roll bar levers, that are combined with the down stops allowing for easier tweak. They placed inwards, inside the bearing-blocks, which makes them more effective due to less flex. The front lower arms accommodate the front anti-roll bar position.
Battery Mounting Plate
The carbon fibre battery mounting plate has been designed to be able to accommodate many different battery pack configurations, including the traditional 5 cell pack. The battery mounting plate is made of a 2mm black carbon fibre and is mounted to the chassis plate by four countersunk screws.
Radio Plate Support Bracket
The radio plate support bracket, placed directly in front of the engine, also acts as the mounting point for the roll over bar.
The 966-TE included the latest developed Serpent gearbox with 8mm shaft and new flange, bell and gears. A perfectly balanced gearbox with very low inertia, and a perfect bearing seating.
Durable and ultra quick shifting.
The brake-disk and pulley-adaptor with 3 pins has been modified, and a new alu hardcoated side pully in included to fit the 8mm shaft.
The 966-TE features a split type radioplate. The larger central parts connects with a rod to the front stiffner. The central part front screws which connect to the bulkheads can be loosened to create more flex; the rod will control the flex.
testing showed that flex in the front has more effect than in the rear or central part of the chassis.
Adjustable Front Belt Tension
A great feature is the ability to adjust the tension of the front belt. The simple-to-use bearing eccentric holders allow for quick and easy setting.
Front Shock Tower
The front shock tower of the Serpent 966 is made from 3mm carbon fibre, which makes this part ultra crash resistant. The front shock tower also features two shock mounting positions to enable you to fine tune your car for any track conditions.
Driveshafts / wheelaxles
Serpent use only the highest-quality drive train in their cars. The 966 car comes supplied with the finest Spring Steel drive shafts capable of withstanding constant punishment; these shafts are ultra durable and very stiff allowing you to put all your power to the tarmac.
Front CVD and rear regular dogbones.
Made from Spring Steel, the front and rear wheel axles are very durable and ultra strong. They are a precision fit for the main bearings when mounted with the supplied shims to ensure a tight precise wheel fit. The front axle also makes up part of the CVD shafts that are included in this kit and can therefore be used with both the supplied quick release system or the optional wheel nuts.
Made from Spring Steel, these polished 8.5mm pivot balls are virtually unbreakable and ensure the smoothest suspension movement possible.
Adjusting nut for pivot balls
These adjusting nuts are made from Nylon and replace the previous aluminium nut with plastic insert which will not only makes assembly easier, it also reduces un-sprung weight. Reducing the parts used at this point also reduces side play so it makes for a more precise handling car and because the material used is self-lubricating the movement of the pivot ball will remain smooth throughout use.
Aluminium middle bracket
The Serpent 966 comes supplied with an aluminium middle bracket as standard. Replacing the standard composite version, the new part is much stiffer and so reduces flex in this axle which prolongs the life of the belts and pulleys.
The front axle is made from high-grade aluminium and contains the best quality one-way bearings lubricated with one-way lube. This ensures a consistent drive to the front Spring Steel drive cups.
Front Anti-roll Bar
The Serpent 966-TE comes standard with an adjustable front anti-roll bar. By rotating the 2 blades, you can easily adjust the stiffness. Centering with an improved adjuster eccentric.
Another feature is the two carbon-fibre side mounted chassis stiffeners. These plates form a strong bridge between the front and rear section of the 960, and are mounted directly to the radio plate bracket and to the rear bulkheads. They increase the chassis stiffness, an essential condition to make effective use of the sophisticated suspension adjustment options.
The left chassis stiffener doubles as a belt-tensioner holder to with a longer slot to enable changes.
Serpent have supplied the 125cc fuel tank with a silicone rubber seal for the fuel tank lid that prevents leakage and thus provides more consistent engine performance. Made from silicone rubber, the new seal has been shaped to create a perfect seal around the opening of the tank and allowing the tank lid to close fully.
The tank is made from a newer stronger material. The tanks have more resistance to shattering in the event of a heavy impact and changes to the lid pivot pin position further ensure a perfectly sealed tank. The new material is also less heat sensitive and will keeps it shape better also when hot.
The tank offers the option to mount small spacers inside to fine-tune the volume.
The receiver on the Serpent 966 can be mounted in two different positions, depending on whether you choose the laydown throttle servo mounting or the traditional upright throttle servo mounting.
If you mount the throttle servo using the laydown configuration, the receiver is mounted on the left side of the radio plate, between the fuel tank and the exhaust system.
If you mount the throttle servo using the traditional upright configuration, the receiver (and protective cover) can be mounted next to the throttle servo.
The benefit of these alternative mounting positions is that it offers choices for electronics placement, as well as options for eliminating any recurring interference issues that may occur.
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