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Old 06-07-2013, 01:02 PM
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Serpent RTR Cobra 1/8 Nitro Buggy



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Serpent combines the best of two worlds:

The Serpent ⅛ Cobra Buggy as Ready-to-race machine, with the worlds most famous engine Novarossi.

This outstanding Ready-To-Race package is the most exclusive one in the market today, but still very affordable.

Serpent is proud to have this unique cooperation with such high profile company as Novarossi, to create a truly fantastic package for the ⅛ off-road racer.

Serpent and Novarossi belong to the oldest and most established rc equipment manufacturers in the world, both share over 30 years of race history and successes. This experience is used to meet the high requirements of todays serious rc racing customers.

Serpent selected the very reliable, easy to start and high performance Novarossi 3-port XS pull start engine for the Cobra Ready-to-race project. The tall cooling head is engraved with both Serpent and Novarossi logo, to show the unique cooperation.

The Serpent Cobra Buggy RTR, designed by rc car race legend and world champion Billy Easton, is aimed at the customer who has plans to start a racing career and knows he needs top-quality equipment, which can be upgraded to full race spec, as all parts and options from the Race-spec Cobra also fit the RTR Cobra.








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I see that there are several companies now coming out with new Buggy RTR's like Serpent has. Will these companies more than likely follow with RTR Truggy's also? This question is for anyone out there. Thanks.
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Maybe. Depends on if they feel the market exists.

So far, I'd say not really. But you never know... I'm not a marketing expert.

On-topic: It is a little strange seeing Serpent with an RTR. Maybe they decided they can actually make some money by hitting the middle range of the r/c car market now instead of just the super high-end. Should be interesting to see how it all works out of the box!

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Update

More info has been released on this buggy now:



Serpent now offers the Cobra 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 Cobra RTR version includes it all. To top of an already awesome package, Serpent joined forces with Novarossi from Italy, to include the powerfull Novarossi 3-port offroad pullstart engine inside the Cobra !. Topquality 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 transmitter with nice LCD screen and easy menu, NovaRossi top quality engine with lots of torque and topspeed and still easy to start.

Features:
  • Race ready high performance gaspowered 1/8 scale buggy.
  • Expert pre-assembled and pre-set.
  • Includes powerfull Novarossi pullstart engine (made in Italy).
  • 4wd with cardanshafts, 3 compact and durable geardiffs, 3-shoe racing clutch,
  • machined aluminium enginemount, central low double brake system, unique angled
  • steering system, 16mm bigbore shocks, ballraced anti-roll bars FR and RR, 7075 T6
  • alu shocktower FR and RR, 3mm heavy duty chassisplate with kick-up, durable
  • suspension and transmission parts, captured supension pins, the works !!
  • Dragon-RC pistol type transmitter 2.4 GHz with large LCD screen.
  • Dragon-RC 10.5kg strong servo’s with metal gears.
  • Dragon-RC high grip premounted racetyres and wheels.
  • DragonRC polished inline tuned pipe system.
  • Prepainted and precut Avenger Cobra bodyshell and large nylon rear aero-wing.
  • Full color user manual and decalset included.
  • Fully upgradable to full racespec, as all parts of the Cobra racebuggy fit.


ENGINE:

Serpent selected the Italian made Novarossi pullstart engine for the Cobra buggy. The outstanding quality level, high performance, combined with easy starting and long lasting runtime, makes this engine the ideal partner to start racing. Novarossi also offers a special backplate in case you change to a bumpstart system later, so you can continue with the same engine even longer ! The engine is mounted securely on machined aluminium engine mounts.

POLISHED TUNED PIPE SYSTEM:

The DragonRC polished inline tuned pipe system works really well with the Novarossi engine and produces a sharp and powerful tune.

Fire it up !

TRANSMITTER:

The Dragon-RC 2.4 GHz transmitter is included with large LCD screen and an easy menu and many setting possibilities. The transmitter is combined with a small and light Dragon-RC receiver

SERVOS:

The Dragon-RC servo’s are included, which are made by Savox for Dragon RC. The strong 10.5 kg units are durable with metal gears.

SERPENT HERITAGE:

Serpent is one of the leading rc cars brand in the racing world, and now brings the quality and excitement of racing into the hobby and ready to race market. Serpent started back in 1980 and brings all its experience and knowledge together in its wide selection of over 20 different rc cars.
Serpent multiple Asian, European and World Champions.

The Serpent Cobra RTR is based on the WorldChampionship finalist racing chassis. Its designed by WorldChampion Billy Easton from the USA who brings all his knowledge and experience together in this durable, fast and exciting RTR buggy.

CHASSISPLATE:

Chassisplate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminium , with machined pockets to create flex make lighter. 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.

SIDEGUARDS:

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 stiffners and influence the flex of the chassis overall.

BUMPER:

Aligned with chassis kick-up for precise landings and to protect front suspension holder and anti-roll bar.

Chassis Stiffners:

Composite stiffner front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed for extra traction.

CENTRAL RADIO / SERVO MOUNT:

Composite compact composite radiobox 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 BRAKE SYSTEM:

The Cobra features a low positioned dual brake system with lightweight glass-fibre disks with springloaded race-brake pads. Very effective stopping power.

CLUTCH:

The famous Serpent offroad clutch in 3 shoe version has the right setting for smooth performance, but when you hit the throttle hard it will accelerate the Cobra like crazy.

AIRFILTER:

The foam dual action airfilter sits very low in the car, and snugfits tight next to the fueltank. The large opening in the body for refueling will also allow enough air getting to the filter.

STEERINGBLOCKS ASSEMBLY:

Composite steeringblocks combined with 10 dgr C-hubs for precise steering. Black hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings , precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset and aluminium wheel nuts.

FRONT SUSPENSION:

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 wont drop out.

FRONT ANTI-ROLL BAR:

The ballraced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in ballraced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivotball, for very precise and low friction operation and easy tuning.

FRONT SHOCKTOWER AND BODYMOUNTS:

4.0mm thick aluminium anodised shocktower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and and 3 holes for roll-center positions. 1 centrally located adjustable bodymount , and 2 forward mounted adjustable bodymounts.

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

ACKERMAN PLATE ALUMINIUM:

With the design of the steering bell cranks when changing the Ackermann 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 longer oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special 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.

REAR ANTI-ROLL BAR:

The ballraced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the rear wingmount and runs in ballraced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivotball, for very precise and low friction operation.

SHOCKTOWER REAR:

4.0mm thick carbon shocktower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 3 holes for roll-center positions.

REAR WINGMOUNT AND BODYMOUNTS:

Composite rear wing, with strong nylon adjustable rear bodymounts on wide body-support bridge located far enough to the rear, to support the bodies in best way.

SHOCKABSORBERS RCM BIG-BORE 16MM:

Anodised threaded aluminium shockbodies with durable 4mm shock-rods. Pre-load adjusters with o-rings inside for ride height setting. Shocks use large diameter membrames and large diameter o-rings and bushings to create a supersmooth 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:

Colorcoded progressive 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.

CAPTURED PIVOT PINS AND BALLS AND BOLTED HINGE PINS:

All hardsteel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place. 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.
[Captured Pins and Balls]

REAR WING:

Low version strong rear white aero rear wing is included for great downforce and straight line stability.
[Rear Wing]

COMPACT DIFFERENTIALS:

Very compact gear differentials with very smooth metal sintered gears, and steel shaft. Perfect sealing case with special gasket and o-rings. Very light and durable outdrive cups in spring-steel. Hardened spring-steel diff-coupler 13T with connector running in 2 oversized bearings The Cobra uses a 13T / 44T combo gearing. 48T central diff gear, combined with 13T clutchbell. This drive ratio will provide amazing acceleration combined with the low vehicle weight.

HARD BLACK TRANSMISSION PARTS:

The front and rear strong hard black steel cardan shafts connect the differentials .

FRONT AND REAR DRIVE:

The front has captured driveshafts using a CVD system.
The rear has durable black steel driveshafts with hard steel pins.

AVENGER BODY:

Serpent cab forward Avenger Cobra buggy body, fully pre-painted in a very attractive design and pre-cut too. The very sleek body has excellent handling, also super in jumps.

REAR WING:

Low version strong rear white aero rear wing is included for great downforce and straight line stability.

TYRES / WHEELS:

The Cobra is fitted with premounted DragonRC buggy racing tyres. The tyres are glued on durable but flexible DragonRC race-wheels with moulded cell-foam inserts. A super-package for excellent grip on the most common surfaces.

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 seperate manual for the transmitter and the speed controller is included.

PACKING:

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 member section 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 fuelbottle
  • glowplugstarter

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