Serpent Spyder SRX2 Mid Hybrid 1/10 2wd Buggy

Serpent Spyder SRX2 Mid Hybrid 1/10 2wd Buggy

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From Serpent:

Serpent introduces the Spyder SRX2 1/0 buggy in MH version . Serpent designer Billy Easton, former 1/10 scale 2wd World Champion, and the designer of the successful Cobra 1/8 series and Spyder 1/10 series of cars, has created this next masterpiece.

Battery space mount and weight balance

The battery is mounted perfectly in the center line of the car. In case of using a Shorty-pack, it  can be moved to front or back to play with weight balance. Pieces of hard foam are supplied to do so and secure the battery in position. The carbon fiber battery-top-brace has a secure quick release system with handy twist nuts and acts as a chassis stiffener too.  The flex can be influences by using 2 small grub screws when using the upright.


The limited slip ball differential is a super compact, effective and durable unit. Utilizing 1.8th inch diff balls for ultimate durability. The structure and assembly is common type in this class, but the high quality parts and well-functioning will make it stand out.

Slipper clutch

The durable slipper clutch uses a 3-pad system with long lasting pads, hard anodized aluminum parts and spring steel shaft.   The pre-load nut can be easily reached and set.

Motor plate and motor guard

The motor plate is a machined aluminum; it is then anodized and machined for weight reduction.

Anti-roll bars

Anti-roll bars can be fitted on the front and rear of the car, are optional. They can be used on high grip surfaces to further adjust the cars performance

Rear Transmission case

The composite rear transmission case is light and durable.  It  securely holds the motor plate, differential as well as supports the rear wing mount and rear shock tower.

Rear driveshaft system, wheel-axles

The spring steel drive shafts are thin and light, yet durable.  The spring steel wheel-axles are 5mm, light and durable, guided by the 2 different size of bearings, inner 10x14x4 mm and outer 5x13x4 mm. The driveshaft pin is fully captured to prevent any failure. These bearings are for sure to stand up the rigors of any track condition.

Rear suspension brackets and toe in

The 3mm spring steel pivot pins are held in place by the suspension bracket made from aluminum.  Inside the bracket you use inserts to set toe-in and roll center. You can adjust the toe-in from 2 to 4 degrees and adjust the anti-squat from 0 to 4 degrees.

Rear suspension arms

The long and durable rear suspension arms are very tough units to withstand the rigors of the track and the hard landings.  The rear arm offers 2 options for shock position and two mounting locations for the rear anti-roll bar if needed.

Body shell and rear wing

The light and low cab-forward style body, made in top quality clear polycarbonate,  has a nice flowing line, steep front windscreen  for down force with indents in the section in front of the windscreen. The shark fin on the roof of the cabin offers not only style but stability.  The smooth body lines enhance the cars appearance and do so in style
The polycarbonate rear wing utilizes raised cutes in the sides to improve wheel clearance.

Rear wing holder

The composite rear wing holder is connected to the rear bulkhead and shock tower. It is fully adjustable from 0,2,4,6 and 8 degrees. Its fixed into place by a washers and screws.

Ball bearings

High speed sealed stainless steel ball bearings with grease.


Hard steel, mostly allen screws, roundhead and countersunk.


Durable white nylon flat faced wheels, specifically designed to utilize the advancements in the front and rear suspension geometry.

The kit comes complete with body and wheels, full color manual and exploded views, a blank and standard set-up sheet and Serpent decals.

Set-up possibilities:

  • Wheelbase
  • Caster
  • Ackermann
  • Axle height Front
  • Front and rear camber
  • Front Toe-in and toe-out
  • Rear Inboard toe-in angle
  • Rear Outboard toe-in angle
  • Anti-squat
  • Roll-centers
  • Ride height
  • Weight balance
  • Shocks for dampening and springs, shock angle
  • Gear ratios
  • Anti-roll bar thickness (option)
  • Electronics placement

Steering system and Ackermann

The steering system has a reverse swinging pivot system that optimizes the efficiency through all different types of corners. You have 3 Ackermann choices.

Wheel-axles and wheel hex.

The spring steel wheel-axles utilized 12mm hex adapter to follow current market standards. The front springs steel axle is fixed, while the rear wheel-hex is a clamping aluminum version.

Steering Block and Rear Upright

The steering blocks fit 5x10x4 mm bearings. The rear hub uprights use a larger 5x14x4 outer bearing and 10x15x4 mm inner for ultimate lasting performance. The steering blocks and rear uprights utilize some of the best high strength materials on the market today.

Upright Settings

The rear uprights allow you to adjust, the toe in from -2 to + 2 degrees by use of various inserts also included in the kit.

The SRX2 MH kit is basically a 2 in 1 car, as Serpent offers 2 type of transmission in the kit to choose from:

  • 1 x 3-gear upright transmission for low to medium traction = LMT
  • 1 x 3-gear laydown transmission for medium to high traction = MHT

The Spyder SRX2 LMT (low –medium traction) will perform best at low grip and medium traction tracks like grass, sand and clay. (For super low traction Serpent offers the Spyder SRX2 Rear Motor kit).

The Spyder SRX2 MHT (medium –high-traction)  will perform best at medium to high traction tracks like carpet, astro and high grip clay.

Key features of the SPYDER 2wd buggy MH:

  • High performance race geometry
  • Narrow anodized aluminum 7075 T6 chassis design with composite sideguards / stiffeners and separate aluminum kick-up plate
  • Upright  transmission / motor design with light 3 gear transmission
  • Laydown  transmission / motor design with light 3 gear transmission
  • Highly efficient steering Ackermann
  • Big bore 12mm shocks with dual system
  • Composite shock tower design for extra grip and durability
  • Smooth ball-differential  ( gear-diff optional)
  • 3 pad slipper clutch
  • Composite battery holder
  • Low, cab forward body
  • Durable and efficient  suspension front and rear

As optional Serpent also offers the 4-gear upright and 4-gear laydown transmissions, which are easy to assemble on the same alu chassis.

Spyder SRx2-MH Features:


Coated  and laser engraved 7075 T6 aluminum chassis plate with a layout allowing for a perfect weight balance, and optimal space for the electronics, battery and servo.  The aluminum front kick-up plate is separate and angled for more clearance for racing and allow for better nose landings. ( the separate kick-up plate allows you to also mount the optional carbon chassis plate).


Serpent offers some upgrade sets to fit a 4 gear upright transmission system, or a 4 gear laydown transmission as well.

Shock towers

Composite front and rear shock towers. The shock towers have multiple shock angle positions allowing drivers to fine-tune for varying track conditions. The optional carbon versions allow for some extra stiffness  to help with overall grip.

Shock absorbers

Dual system 12mm big bore shocks with coated threaded bodies, a unique cap design, a superbly sealing o-ring and spacer package. The shocks can be used in bladder or emulsion setups. The shock-set comes with a set of molded pistons to choose from.  A selection of 5 springs-sets is available to fine-tune the suspension settings.  Shock collars with inner o-rings are used on the threaded bodies to set-ride height.

Front upper bulkhead

The front upper bulkhead is strong and supports the upper links and shock tower in the best possible way. The front section offers the option to mount a front wing and sway bar unit

Front wishbones

The  wishbones are made from a super strong composite material. The gullwing arms  to optimize the CG and pivot on 3mm captured pins on the inside and out. The arms have 2 mounting positions for shock angle and are prepared to use an optional anti-roll bar if needed.

Front and Rear Track Rods

Spring steel front and rear track rods are mounted to durable composite captured ball joints.  The track rods have L/R threading for easy adjustments.

Castor blocks and settings

Caster block inserts come as 0, 2.5 and 5 degree version all of which are included.  The caster blocks are very compact and strong units made from a special composite material.

Kit includes:

  • Racing chassis
  • Clear body  and rear wing
  • Front and rear wheels with 12mm hex
  • Full color manual as PDF on USB stick and decals

Not included: tires/inserts/electronics


Length: 385mm
Width: varies with set-up
Wheelbase: 281mm


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Updated: November 10, 2016 — 10:16 AM
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