Serpent now offers the SRX8 1/8 scale Buggy also in a Ready To Race version, to make this superb car even more attractive to a broader customer base, so also Hobby racers can now join in for the action. This cool SRX8 RTR version includes it all. To top off an already awesome package, to include the powerful .21 Serpent 3-port pull start engine inside the SRX8! Top-quality components packed in a Ready-to-race package, the best start a Hobby-driver can make. High end racing chassis with top quality parts, impressive DragonRC 2.4 GHZ pistol grip transmitter.
Main features :
- Race ready high performance gas-powered 1/8 scale buggy
- 4wd with cardan shafts, 3 compact and durable gear diffs, 3-shoe racing clutch, machined aluminum engine mount, central low double brake system, unique angled steering system, 16mm big bore shocks, anti-roll bars FR and RR, 6065 T6 alu shock tower FR and RR, 3mm heavy duty chassis plate with kick-up, durable suspension and transmission parts, captured suspension pins, the works !!
- Expert pre-assembled and pre-set
- Includes powerful .21 Serpent pull start engine
- Dragon-RC pistol type transmitter 2.4 GHz
- Dragon-RC 14kg strong servo’s with metal gears
- Serpent high grip pre-mounted race tires and wheels
- Serpent polished inline tuned pipe system
- Pre-painted and pre-cut SRX8 body shell and large nylon rear aero-wing
- Full color user manual and decal set included
- Fully upgradable to full race spec, as all parts of the SRX8 race buggy fit.
Chassis plate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminum. Kick-up angle on front for stabile landings. Countersunk holes. Slots to locate the front and rear suspension mounts precisely. Angled sides to increase stiffness.
Strong composite sideguards keep most of the dirt out and offer good protection for the valuable gear inside. The sideguards also double act as side stiffeners and influence the flex of the chassis overall.
Aligned with chassis kick-up for precise landings and to protect front suspension holder and anti-roll bar.
Composite stiffener front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed for extra traction.
Central radio / servo mount
Composite compact composite radio box which offers good space for the steering and throttle,-brake servo, the receiver and the receiver battery. The whole assembly including linkages can be taken off easily and fast in one go, when cleaning the car or doing maintenance.
Central low dual brake system
The SRX8 features a low positioned dual brake system with lightweight glass-fiber disks with spring loaded race-brake pads. Very effective stopping power.
The Serpent .21 pull start engine is perfect for the SRX8 buggy. The outstanding quality level, high performance, combined with easy starting and long lasting runtime, makes this engine the ideal partner to start racing. The engine is mounted securely on machined aluminum engine mounts.
The foam dual action air filter sits very low in the car, and snug fits tight next to the fuel tank. The large opening in the body for refueling will also allow enough air getting to the filter
Polished tuned pipe system
The Serpent polished inline tuned pipe system works really well with the engine and produces a sharp and powerful tune, fire it up!
The famous Serpent off-road clutch in 3 shoe version has the right setting for smooth performance, but when you hit the throttle hard it will accelerate the SRX8 like crazy.
Steering blocks assembly
Composite steering blocks combined with 10 degrees C-hubs for precise steering. Black hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings , precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset and aluminum wheel nuts.
Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special shaped downstops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom, so they won’t drop out.
Front and rear anti-roll bar
The front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in 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 and easy tuning.
Shock tower and body mounts front
4.0mm thick aluminum anodized shock tower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 4 holes for roll-center positions. 1 centrally located adjustable body mount.
Rear suspension arms
Durable longer oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the downstops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom.
Rear uprights assembly
Composite uprights with 3 upper roll-center positions. Strong steel track-rods with L/R threading and strong balljoints to pre-set camber. Hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner ones with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset, and alu wheel nuts.
Shock tower rear
4.0mm thick Shock tower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 4 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 4 holes for roll-center positions.
Wing mount and bodymounts rear
Composite rear straight MD wing, with a strong nylon mount, with angle adjustment. Central rear body mount.
Shock absorbers RCM big-bore 16mm
Anodized threaded aluminum shock bodies with durable 4mm shock-rods. Pre-load adjusters with O-rings inside for ride height setting. 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. Color coded shock springs are supplied for the 1st standard set-up and all springs are grinded flat top and bottom, and checked individually for tension and length and matched.
Compact gear differentials
Large Volume Differentials and oversized gears.
One of those must haves are high volume large internal gear diffs. We manned up here, and went back to the drawing board and completely re-tooled our differential approach. The internal gears are a staggering Mod 1.25 which puts them at the largest in the market place. Hardened spring-steel diff-coupler 13T with connector running in 2 oversized bearings The Cobra-E uses a 13T / 44T combo Gearing and a 46T central spur gear with a 13T clutch bell. This drive ratio will provide amazing acceleration combined with the low vehicle weight.
Front and rear drive
The front has captured driveshafts using a CVD system. The rear has durable black steel driveshafts with hard steel pins. Brown S2 steel transmission parts, front and rear strong hard brown steel cardan shafts connect the differentials .
Serpent super low SRX8 buggy body, fully pre-painted in a very attractive design and pre-cut too. The very low body has excellent handling, also supreme in jumps.
Rear wing, the straight MD rear wing is included for great down-force and straight line stability.
Tires / wheels
The SRX8 is fitted with pre-mounted DragonRC buggy racing tires. The tires are glued on durable but flexible DragonRC race-wheels with molded cell-foam inserts. A super-package for excellent grip on the most common surfaces.
Transmitter and receiver
The DragonRC DTS-3 2.4GHZ pistol type transmitter
The small and light receiver is fitted inside the radiobox of the car.
Oils and grease
Top-quality silicone shock-oil, silicone diff oil and some grease is used to meet the standard set-up.
Manual and set-up
Full color user manual with easy to follow steps, exploded views for easy spares ordering. A separate manual for the transmitter and the speed controller is included.
Black and white promo body-decals ; Serpent generic and Cobra ones.
The RTR kit is packed in a large strong packing box with protection for car and transmitter.
Service and Support
The Serpent distributor, dealer or agent is your source for more info, but also the Serpent website and the YouTube channel provides lots of information.
Needed to complete the car:
- 4 x AA batteries for the transmitter
- Receiver battery NIMH / LIFE / LIPO
- fuel with 16 or 25% nitro and fuel bottle
- glow plug starter