Interview Michael Salven on the new NATRIX 748 1/10 gascar onroad
Below a number of questions to the designer of the NATRIX
Q: What were the key area’s you wanted to develop the 1/10 platform ?
A: I had quite some ideas where we should improve:
1 lowering the overall weight
2 better weight distribution
3 lighter transmission
4 wider set-up window
5 improved handling
6 easier maintenance
To celebrate the 2013-2014 TQ and World Championship win in Japan, by Serpent driver Tadahiko Sahashi from Japan, Serpent introduces the Serpent Viper 977 Wc Limited Edition
The Serpent Viper 977 WC Limited Edition features a number of optional parts which World Champion Tadahiko used in his car. The Viper 977 set/up that Tadahiko used to TQ and win the World Championship is also included in the 977-WC Limited Edition.
On top of that the chassis is engraved with the Viper 977 WC Limited Edition logo.
The below items are included in the 977 WC Limited Edition
Wheelaxle front OS2 alu (2)
For the Serpent 977 Viper, Serpent release the suspension arms and uprights in a newly developed harder composite material. Our material engineers found a new mix of materials which have great characteristics in terms of hardness, durability and reaction to temperature. The moulded part show a H as indication of the material used.
Depending on track conditions and set-up, it will allow for more grip, more steering and an even more responsive car.
The H type parts have been tested before the Worlds in few races, and all Serpent 977 drivers at the Worlds received a free set to try. The new...
1/8 GP Racing World Championship 2013
Race report by Sahashi bros(Tadahiko and Yuya)
Date: 4th - 12th October 2013
Venue: Keitune circuit, Chiba, Japan
Free practice day(2 days)
Started with the same setup from Pre Worlds and the car was already competitive level to win and we are also satisfied a lot.
In addition with the new hard suspension parts H type , we could further test to improve the setups even better. With hard suspension parts make the car very stable and smooth.
Serpent ace driver Tadahiko Sahashi wins the 2013 IFMAR world championship, driving a Serpent Viper 977, powered by Picco.
Tq-ing the event after taking 3 of the 6 qualifiers, then moving on to win the semi final and taking pole position for the final race, and then winning the Worlds with a one lap lead, a superb result for this young talent !
In 1985 it was Dutch driver Rody Roem who won the WC title also in Japan.
2013, The year of the Snake !!
1/8 WC 2013 TQ and win, Tadahiko Sahashi
1/10 EC 2013 win , Mazzeo
Japan Worlds 1/8 onroad
Serpent is leading the Wc in Japan wiht the superb driver car combo of Tadahiko Sahashi and the Serpent Viper 977.
TQ-ing 3 our of 5 heats so far, and taking overall TQ !!
Race report 747 in Power of Gp Touring Car Series Rd 3.
"PGTC, the Power of Gp Touring Car Series" is held by some RC related companies in west Japan. This event was originaly planed to just compete and decide the fastest GP touring drivers. Anyway, this event produced one of fastest Serpent driver, such as Takumi Matsuda.
Race report, by Yuya,
Our 966TE performed very well from day of free practice. We felt much advantage than other drivers. Even young Takumi's 966TE wasn't so bad though he didn't have enough exprience for 1/8 racing yet.
Day 1 qualifing,
I kept top time holder from 1st round to 5 round.
Tadahiko made 2nd time in the end, but his 966 came in to pit for refueling. So he was very fast!
Takumi had problem of fuel consumption, and couldn't manage it.
Day 2 final qualifing,
My 966 stopped due to less fuel, and couldn't improve. Tadahiko improved my time, and got TQ.
Takumi still had fuel...
Serpent driver Masao Tanaka was the faster driver in qualifying, as he tq-ed most rounds.
In the end Masao was the driver doing a super 20 lap run, and taking TQ with 966.
Also Serpents Yuya Sahashi with Serpent 966 was in strong contention all week, but fuel consumption and engine set-up prevented a higher ranking.
Tadahiko Sahashi was very fast too, and took 11th time in the end. Matsuda, Serpent 733 revelation at the 2011 WC in USA, is racing 1.8 scale too and managed a 17th spot. Engine issues played a key role, as fuel consumption was key.
Matsuda, the revelation of the 2010 WC in USA, once again showed his great pace with his Mega powered Serpent 733, by taking TQ at the high level Japan Nats.
Team mates Yuya Sahashi with Serpent in 2nd, and Tadahiko in 7th after qualifying.
In the 40 minute final Fukuda was able to take the win, less then 10 sec. ahead of Serpents Takumi Matsuda and in 3rd Yuya Sahashi.
Also Tadahiko made he main final and finished in 9th, making it 3 Serpent 733 in the main, with 2 on the podium, well done !!.
Team Serpent Japan
More info: http://www.jmrca.jp/championship/2010/gpt/top.htm