Designed by Billy Easton and first released as a Pro kit, Serpent has now released a sport kit version to meet your race budget. Check out the press release below for more info:
The Sport version of the successful high end Serpent 1/8 Cobra 811 E-Buggy. 4-wheel-drive, 3 gear diffs, 16mm big bore shocks, aluminum shock towers and chassis, easy radio box, side guards, battery boxes, rear wing. Fully upgradable with parts and options from the high end race-version. This super durable Buggy chassis allows a great entry in the racing scene, at a lower cost, and will make you finish your races!
Chassis plate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminum, with machined pockets to create flex and or make lighter. Kick-up angle on front for easier landings. Countersunk holes. Slots to locate the front and rear suspension mounts precisely. Angled sides to increase stiffness. Laser engraved Cobra logo.
Large rounded nylon bumper that withstands impact after large jumps, and makes landing more suttle. Protects also the front sway bar assembly and front suspension brackets.
Composite stiffener front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed.
Servo arms and linkages
The servo arms have a splined insert to have the right fit per brand. The linkages runs very clean and tight and are easy to access to modify settings.
Durable nylon suspension brackets. Precision fit for the nylon roll center inserts and pivot balls / pins.
Steering blocks assembly
Composite steering blocks combined with 10 degree C-hubs for precise steering. Steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs. Flanged and serrated wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not lose a wheel nut in a race.
Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower sidle downstops setscrews are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grub screw from the bottom.
Front anti-roll bar
The balanced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and run in balanced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivot ball, for very precise and low friction operation.
Shock tower and body mounts front
4.0mm thick anodized aluminum shock tower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 5 holes for roll-center positions. 1 centrally located adjustable body mount, and 2 forward mounted adjustable body mounts, all with flip-tops.
Angled steering system / servo saver
The bell cranks are angled to reduce the angle of difference between the total caster and steering plane. Therefore you will have less bump steer and a truer steering Ackerman through the entire range of suspension
With the design of the steering bell cranks when changing the Ackerman you will not need to adjust your steering tie rods. You simply will only need to adjust your end points on your radio.
Rear suspension arms
Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the downstops set-screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grub screw from the bottom.
Rear uprights assembly
Composite uprights with 3 upper roll-center positions. Strong steel track-rods with L/R threading and strong ball joints to pre-set camber. Steel wheel-axles with large size bearings 8X16X5 (2) and 15x21x4 (2) with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs .Flanged and serrated wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not lose a wheel nut in a race.
Rear anti-roll bar
The balanced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in balanced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivot ball, for very precise and low friction operation.
Shock tower rear
4.0mm thick anodized aluminum shock tower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 5 holes for roll-center positions.
Wingmount and body mounts rear
Composite low rear wing, with strong nylon adjustable rear body mounts on wide body-support bridge located far enough to the rear, to support the bodies in best way.
Captured pivot pins and balls and bolted hinge pins
All steel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place. This insures your chances to finish an hour long main event, while battling for the lead. This relieves stress on the hinge pin when adjusting the kick up, or anti squat. Your pin is free to rotate to any angle without binding.
Shock absorbers big-bore 16mm
Coated aluminum shock bodies with 4mm shock-rods. Black anodized aluminum screw on shock-tops. Pre-load adjusters with nylon spacers. Shocks use large diameter membranes and large diameter o-rings and bushings to create a super smooth and leak-proof package. Large diameter pistons are held in place by a nut on the polished shock-rods tops. Open type spring retainer to let dirt out easy.
RCM shock springs
Short type color coded shock springs are supplied for the 1st standard set-up Springs are grinded flat top and bottom, and checked individually for tension and length.
Compact gear differentials
Very compact gear differentials with very smooth metal sintered gears, and steel shaft. Perfect sealing case with special gasket and o-rings. Very durable outdrive cups in steel. Hardened spring-steel diff-coupler 13T with connector running in 2 oversized bearings 8x19x6 and 13x19x4
Front cvd-set, rear dogbone style
Both front steel drive shafts are being used with CVD system. Durable steel drive shafts with hard steel pins. In the rear a dogbone type system is applied.
Strong steel transmission parts
The front and rear steel cardan shafts connect the differentials with the gearbox section.
Servo / speedo mount
This section is positioned in the front for optimal weight distribution. The servo is in standing position with a very short and effective steering arm. The space for the speedo is large enough to suit most commonly used. The receiver-box is on top for easy access and low weight.
The motor is placed in the most optimal position in the car, keeping motor-forces and transmission parts / alignment in mind. Only one-screw is needed to secure the BL motor, in the nicely designed durable machined aluminum motor mount. Space for additional motor-cooling available as needed.
The space for the motor allows a maximum motor-length of 68mm, which covers most widely used motors.
Battery-cases / side-guards
The main eye catchers are the extremely low laydown longitudinal placed battery-packs at each side of the car, being part of the side-guards, securely fastened with a flip-lid, for easy and fast battery changes. The weight low in the car and in the right position, well balanced. The Lipo holders comply with ROAR legal packs / dimensions.
Lightweight Differentials and center spur.
Very compact and light gear-diffs. By reducing the rotating mass, you can further increase the amount of out of the corner acceleration.
Sleek, low style polycarbonate buggy body, with lines provided and masking sheet too.
Large low rear wing in durable nylon with good down force and special shaped for best airflow over and through the wing.
Oils and grease
The shock-oil, diff oil and some grease is supplied to meet the standard set-up.
Manual and set-up
Full color manual with easy to follow assembly steps, exploded views for easy spares ordering, a blank and standard set-up sheet for a good start set-up.
Black and white promo body-decals; Serpent generic and Cobra ones.
Parts are packed according to the steps explained in the manual.
Service and Support
The Serpent distributor, dealer or agent is your source for more info, but also the Serpent website and the member section and the YouTube channel provides lots of information.
Needed to complete the car
- radio and receiver
- speedo, BL motor, battery
- wheels and tires
Upgrading the Serpent Cobra Sport buggy
All the regular parts and the option parts of the race version of the buggy also fit this Sports-buggy. This Sport buggy can also handle higher level racing for sure, but to be even more constant and faster some optional will help. So you can select the sections which you like to upgrade step by step. Start with shock springs and anti-roll bars, which together with other diff-oils and shock-oils and tires, will already offer a good tuning range.
weight: 3.300 grams ( race ready, depends on radio-gear and engine)
clutch: 3-shoe centrifugal, carbon shoes
differential: lightweight, small gear diffs , front, central and rear
brake: piston type with glass fiber disks
shocks: 16mm big bore
fuel tank: 125ccm, with integrated bronze filter
included: Kit, body, wing, silicone oil, full color manual, decal sheet.
not included: Radio-gear, tires-wheels, motor, esc, batteries.