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Serpent F110 SF2 Formula 1 Car

Serpent F110 SF2 Formula 1 Car

The F110 from Serpent is the latest on-road car for the long time on-road racing company and this one is designed to run in the very scale and popular Formula 1 class. It has a long list of features included a carbon fiber chassis, adjustable rear wing, aluminum rear axle and more. Scroll down to find out more about this trick F1 racer.

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From Serpent:

Serpent introduces the Serpent F110 – SF2 Formula 1 car in a wider foam tire version.

The highly successful Serpent SF2 F110 car now in a version specific for foam tire use.  The main differences are the wider lower front carbon plate and upper front track rods and steering rods. The kit comes complete with the Protoform F1-15 body  and the molded rear diffusor.

Diffusor

The kit include a molded black diffusor for ground effect / aerodynamic effects.  This is mounted  to a new back plate which also allows to change the rear wing height.

Protoform F1 – 15 body

The clear version F1 body is made by Protoform. It’s the F1 – 15 type body, which fits the car nicely and has very good performance, combined with the Serpent wings front and rear and as needed the diffusor too.

Durable and light ball-differential, and light alu hex wheel-hubs

The ball-raced ball differential is super smooth and easy to assemble, with light hardened steel plates. The hexagon diff and wheel adaptor are also lightweight and spin super true.  One spur-gear  is included.

Large 2 level adjustable rear wing

The realistic looking high downforce rear wing with 2 layers connects to the carbon rear plate.  The top-wing can be adjusted in 3 positions for less or more downforce / drag.

Captured pivot ball connection

The captured pivot ball links the rear pod with the chassis.   This innovative rear-central pivot system which connect the rear pod in new way with the chassis, and thus prevents any binding, creating more effective side link action, at any angle.  With this set-up changing roll-center is also very easy.

Pan car style rear end

Strong carbon fiber lower pod and rear plate  and  aluminum power pod sides. The right alu motor holder fits most commonly used motors . The light alu rear axle seats in bearings in nylon ride height inserts.  All 5 types ride heights inserts are included in the kit.

Strong and light aluminum rear axle

The light aluminum rear axle is more durable and comes close to the weight of a carbon fiber one ( which sells as optional)

Spring-loaded Link-type rear suspension with single tube

The spring-loaded pivot ball mounted side-links interact with the single silicone oil filled tube and the central upper shock absorber to create maximum grip with the rear tires.

Carbon fiber body mount and top deck

The body mount doubles as side spring holder and tube holder.  Strong nylon body mounts with fine tuning nuts for body-height.

Strong servo holder and  servo saver

The aluminum servo mounts  allow the servo to be mounted flat on its side, in either a front or more backwards position. The new center pivot type steering system is very smooth and precise, as well as durable and offers 2  inner ackermann positions.   The car can be used with the included small servo-saver ( includes splines in 23/24/25T)  or solid with a lever ( also 3 included).

New, lightweight central shock absorber RCC type with threaded housing for fine-tuning. A pivot ball mounted  hydraulic central shock absorber connects to upper front and rear assembly. The small shock tower offers 3 holes for set-up changes. The foam insert type shock absorber feature a hardened shock rod, smooth o-ring/shim package and  a threaded housing to enable spring preload changes with very small increments. The unique design enables also easy adjustment of the rear pod droop. The shock spring is selected and grinded flat for equal action.  More springs types and silicone oils available to play with set-up.

Durable spring-loaded steering blocks with pivot balls

The steering blocks are spring loaded on the kingpin, and create super smooth suspension travel  . Various springs available. The kingpin inclination can be easily changed with inserts. From zero to four degrees, with 2 being default. All inserts are included. The steering blocks offer 2 ackermann positions.

Adjustable ride height to suit both rubber and foam tires

The chassis offers the possibility to easily change the ride height with spacers.

Superb looking high downforce front composite wing

The new realistic looking composite front F1 wing  creates lot of downforce. On both sides of the wing the main flaps are adjustable, 3 position to choose.  The nylon front bumper sits flush with the chassis and mounts rigidly with 2 large screws to the chassis.  The bumper will absorb hard frontal crashes.

Front suspension with lower carbon wishbones

The fully adjustable front suspension allows for camber and caster changes, as well as toe and roll center adjustment. The manual shows a good  starting point as base set-up. The lower wishbone-plate is made in durable 2.5mm carbon fiber, and allow for enough flex.  The plate is machined thinner in the middle to allow the extra flex, especially when the full suspension pivot balls are used. The upper wishbones are adjustable to set camber.  Shims above or below the balls of the suspension can be used for roll-center adjustments. Caster is set with  the nylon inserts in the front carbon top plate. Toe-in is set with the steering rods.

Main specs of the F110 SF2 Wide car.

Carbon fiber chassis plate in 2.5mm

Narrow chassis in high quality woven carbon fiber, stiff type, but enough flex to create more grip as needed.  Countersunk holes in the bottom for  an even surface.  The chassis layout offers various ways  to mount the battery central or backwards, and the servo can be mounted in 2 ways too more front or more to the rear.   This allows the driver to play with weight distribution which has a big effect in F1. The battery and servo, together with the motor are among the heaviest parts in the car.

Chassis and holders fit Shorty packs

The kit includes the 2 carbon side-plates, so the speedo and receiver can be mounted on the side of the chassis, still centrally to retain a perfect balance.  Composite holders keep the Shorty packs well positioned. The Shorty packs nowadays have so much power, that a regular 2S packs in no longer needed to fit.

Main specs of the car.

  • Carbon fiber parts in theF110 SF2:  chassis plate in 2.5mm,  rear lower suspension plate, rear top-deck, front top-deck,  shock centerplate, side plates, body mount  and rear plate
  • Strong adjustable high downforce front nylon wing
  • Front suspension with strong 2.5mm lower carbon wishbones and aero type composite upper suspension arms;  fully adjustable
  • Durable steering blocks with upper pivot ball and kingpin spring system
  • Adjustable kingpin inclination with inserts
  • Adjustable ride height to suit both rubber and foam tires
  • Caster adjustment with easy access inserts in the top carbon bracket
  • Aluminum servo holder and  new type steering saver system with adjustable ackermann
  • new, lightweight central shock absorber RCC type with threaded housing for fine-tuning
  • Spring-loaded Link-type rear suspension with single tube
  • New style bind-free central pivot ball system
  • Pan car style rear end with low CG aluminum/carbon power pod
  • Strong and light aluminum rear axle
  • Durable and light ball-differential, and light alu hex wheel-hubs with steel insert
  • Large durable adjustable 2 level composite white rear wing
  • High quality ball-bearings and fasteners
  • Body mounts with fine tuning nuts
  • Independent front suspension set as an optional set-up included in the kit.
  • Optional wide front end available for use with foam tires

Not included

tires/wheels/ electronics, motor pinions.

Design by Michael Salven and David Ehrbar.

The Serpent F110 SF2 comes as assembly-kit  in a compact box with Serpent graphics. The box includes all the parts packed in bags following the steps of the online pdf-style full color manual and 2 decal sheets.  The kit does  not include wheels-tires or electronics.

The Serpent F110 SF2 is developed by Michael Salven in close cooperation with (race)engineer and ETS front runner David Ehrbar.  The F110 SF2 is the next step in the evolution of the F110 platform that already won the ETS Championship title in its first season.

The F1 class is growing fast in popularity and the development of class and technology goes hand in hand. With the completely new front end, the innovative rear-center pivot system , the adjustable steering blocks, the realistic and performing new front and rear wing and the many other improvements , the Serpent F110 SF2 can put you in the winner’s circle !

Design by Michael Salven and David Ehrbar.
Team Serpent

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Updated: January 12, 2016 — 4:33 PM
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