Serpent enters the competitive electric touring car market with the S400, which like all our previous cars, has been designed to win straight out of the box. Featuring an ultra low centre of gravity, optimized weight distribution, high performance geometry and top quality materials throughout, the S400 should see you in the winner’s circle in no time. In fact everything associated with this car is of the highest quality, from the packaging and supplied manuals, right through to the product and race support.
The rear end of the Serpent S400 has been designed for high performance and ease of maintenance. The rear bearing blocks have been designed in 2 pieces which allows the topside to be simply removed with 4 screws, giving you easy access to the differential for maintenance or adjustment. All the parts have been machined from aluminium and have anodized in gun metal grey.
The rear end of the S400 features strong 1-piece lower wishbones and aluminium uprights. As with all the wishbones on the car, the lower wishbones can be used on both the left and right sides, minimizing the number of spare parts needed to bring to the track. The rear upright features a pivot pin mounting point on the bottom and three upper camber link mounting holes for fine-tuning camber rise.
The kit version of the S400 comes supplied with a lightweight and smooth rear ball differential. The diff halves are made from hard anodised aluminium which is lightweight yet extremely strong, while the use of high quality balls and steel plates ensure a long lasting and smooth diff action.
The S400 drive train utilizes a 2-belt system with rear ball differential and front spool, while 4 CVD (constant velocity drives) transfer the power to the wheels. The motor, which is mounted to an aluminium plate, powers the main spur gear and hard anodised aluminium pulleys.
Similar to the rear suspension in configuration, the front suspension sports a lower composite wishbone while the upper camber adjustment is handled using a track rod which is solid, lightweight and can easily handle impacts.
A standard system on all high-end touring cars, the S400 features a front C-hub system, which is a lighter alternative to a pivot ball steering system. The car comes standard with a 4-degree caster block but is also supplied with a pair of 2 and 6-degree blocks.
The servo saver on the S400 features 4 steering rod mounting points to allow the user to easily adjust the cars Ackerman. The servo saver system itself features a nut for adjusting the spring tension of the saver.
The chassis plate has been machined from a plate of 2.5mm thick carbon fibre, which creates a perfect platform for the cars electronics as well as stiff structure, especially when combined with the equally rigid 2.5mm thick carbon fibre top deck. All holes in the base of the chassis have been countersunk while on the top of the plate, the area around the motor has been milled down to allow it to sit as low as possible. The plate features cooling holes below the motor and speed controller.
The S400 is supplied with colour coded anti-roll bars front and rear that are held in place using a 2 piece anti-roll bar mount. The anti-roll bars are available in a number of thicknesses and are connected to the wishbones using short adjustable track rods. Stiffness is quickly and easily adjustable by changing the linkage mounting points on the lower wishbones or alternatively by changing the position of the ball joint pivot point on the roll bar itself.
The RCC shock absorbers are the smoothest and easiest to build shocks ever designed. Machined from aluminium and unique in that the shock bodies only open on the bottom half, they are really simple to assemble. The result is an ultra-smooth and air-free shock absorber thanks to the self-bleeding system incorporated into the design. The shocks are supplied with 4 different shock pistons.
Another great benefit is that these shock absorbers come pre-assembled in the kit, so you need only add shock oil.
The car comes supplied with a front spool which has been made from hard anodised aluminium while its shape has been optimised to ensure that the part is as light as possible without compromising strength. The drive is provided through the attached pulley into the lightened steel drive cups, which are held in place using steel pins.
The Serpent S400 features 2.5mm thick carbon fibre shock towers on the front and rear of the car. Each tower sports numerous holes for adjustment of the shock absorber angle while the rear tower also acts as the mount for the rear body posts and the front tower accommodates a 3rd front body post.
This car is supplied with a complete set of 4 high quality hard coated steel CVD shafts, which are a highly consistent, efficient and durable way to transfer all the power the ground.
For adjusting the cars toe-in and track-width, the S400 is equipped with separately mounted suspension brackets on both the front and rear of the car. Each bracket features an easily recognisable number that corresponds to the setting being used and due to the way they are mounted allows the user to easily and accurately adjust their cars settings.
The Serpent S400 utilises a centrally mounted steering assembly that contains the servo saver and Ackermann adjustments. Controlled by a side-mounted laydown servo, the steering assembly is ball raced precision and due to its central position it is much lighter than more complex off set steering systems. The tension of the servo saver spring can be adjusted using the supplied adjustment nut.
The front bumper has been made from a high impact absorbing foam material and is shaped to protect the entire front end of the car in the event of a crash. The bumper is held in place with a large stylish carbon plate that features the S400 logo cut out of it.
Secured to the cars top plate, this machined aluminium piece acts as the mount for the aerial as well as the cars ball raced belt tensioner.
The S400 is supplied with high-quality lightweight bearings throughout, making the drive train very efficient and allowing it to run very smoothly.
The S400 features a 2-belt configuration with a long front and a short rear Kevlar reinforced belt that makes for a super smooth and free drive train.
To allow you to build your car with the greatest of ease, Serpent supplies a full colour instruction manual and integrated reference guide section that contains all the exploded views and latest options. The S400 also comes supplied with a small setup book explaining how to adjust your car and a pair of decal sheets in colour and in chrome finish.
All Manuals are available to download as a PDF in the \'[url=/product/401001/downloads/]Downloads[/url]\' section of this product page.
Product Type:Electric Cars > 1/10 190mm:
Class:1/10th scale 190mm Electric
Purpose:190mm Competition touring car
Chassis:2.5mm carbon fibre, 6-cell, CNC machined
Suspension:Front C-Hub suspension system, rear independent wishbone suspension.
Rear axle:Rear ball differential
Front axle:Front spool
Drive system:4wd through 2 kevlar reinforced timing belts
Shock absorbers:Pre-assembled RCC shock absorbers
Wheel base:254mm +/- 4mm
Track-width front:190mm /- 6mm
Track-width rear:190mm /- 6mm
Adjustability:Camber, Caster, Down-stops, Up-stops, Toe-in, Track width & Roll centres
Weight:1.500kg - 6 Cells incl. BL system (varies depending on equipment used)
Instructions:Full colour instruction manual, reference guide and set-up book
Not included:Motor, Batteries, Speed Controller, tires, body, radio equipment.
|06-03-08||Serpent S400 - Den Haag track, NL - Rene Cornella||463 KB||Download|
|03-13-08||Serpent S400 - Swedish Cup Rd7 Bofors - Niclas Nilsson||502 KB||Download|
|01-29-08||Serpent S400 - Joni Hiltunen - Kuusankoski||555 KB||Download|
|01-29-08||Serpent S400 - Tom Kalves - Kuusankoski||517 KB||Download|
|01-25-08||Serpent S400 - Tommy Bergfeldt - Eskilstuna||515 KB||Download|
|12-17-07||Serpent S400 - ROAR Region 1 Speedzone hobby - Jari Taskila||607 KB||Download|
|11-27-07||Serpent S400 - Setup from Xceed Challenge Cup - Daniel Tomaschko||561 KB||Download|
|10-30-07||Serpent S400 - Blank EDITABLE setup||1 MB||Download|
|09-25-07||Serpent S400 - Blank setup||498 KB||Download|
Romenia: Faur takes win with S400 (04/20/2010)
Last weekend was the first of 3 races for the Romanian Nationals in 1/10 touring modified, 1/10 touring stock 13.5T, 1/18 touring. Very good results for Serpent S400.
03/17/2010 Germany-West Champion: Patrick Pash (S4xx)
03/02/2010 Nielsen wins DK superstock with S400
02/09/2010 Germany: Pasch TQ-s and wins Dortmund (S4XX)
02/02/2010 Toni Gruber reports race in Berlin
01/28/2010 Germany: new Team drivers for Serpent EP10
01/27/2010 aka Cristake takes win with S400 in Ruse
01/25/2010 Mark Green / S120 win 4th carpet Wars, UK
01/25/2010 Gruber wins with Serpent S400
12/02/2009 Nielsen fast with S400 in Danish Cup
11/29/2009 Christian Faur 5th in ETS ProStock with S400
11/25/2009 Bulgaria Racing Electric Indoor
10/06/2009 ETS season Nicolai Nielsen reports S400
11/28/2008 Henriet wins with S400 in Belgium
11/03/2008 Nielsen take spodium in Danemark with S400
10/25/2008 UK: Rug-racers EP10
10/08/2008 Manuel Stratter wins TirolCup with S400
10/01/2008 Finch & S400 win 2008 SLCC Championship
09/17/2008 S400 is Parana’s 2008 EP Stock Champion
09/09/2008 Jakbu Franek is Polish Junior 540 Champion
06/26/2008 Another win for Wubben in Dutch Nationals
06/26/2008 1-2 for S400 in German Region West
06/09/2008 Nielsen in control in Danish Nationals
06/09/2008 S400 dominates German Summer Championships
05/28/2008 Randy Caster reports on the \'08 Reedy Race
05/22/2008 S400 dominates German National qualifiers
05/22/2008 Another podium for Henriet & 720 in Belgium
05/11/2008 Double victory for S400 at Italian Nationals
05/07/2008 Billy Easton Column - Worlds Warm Up
05/07/2008 Finch wins BTCC encounter with S400
04/28/2008 S400 takes 1-2-3 in BRCA Opener
04/23/2008 MMR Electric Challenge \'08
04/22/2008 Klöckner is German Junior EP Champion
04/21/2008 S400 wins Romanian National Championship
04/15/2008 S400 shines in France
04/14/2008 S400 flies at Dutch ETS encounter
03/30/2008 Lawlor wins Irish Interclub Championship
03/30/2008 Prümper stars with stars at LRP Masters
03/27/2008 Gergely claims second Mod title with S400
03/25/2008 Serpent S400 - Updated belts
03/17/2008 Nilsson takes S400 to SSIC title
03/15/2008 Nielsen wins ETS in Denmark
03/11/2008 Nilsson wins R7 of Middel Swedish Cup
03/11/2008 Billy Easton Column - TITC
03/06/2008 Another podium for Nielsen & S400 in Denmark
02/26/2008 S400 rules at Florida State Series
02/25/2008 Colon takes S400 to foam victory
02/25/2008 S400 1-2 in Finland
02/18/2008 S400 continues winning ways in Hungary
02/17/2008 First podium for the S-400 in Denmark
02/14/2008 Billy Easton Column - The Snowbirds
01/30/2008 S400 wins opening round of World Model Cup
01/28/2008 Kalves and S400 win in Finland
01/28/2008 Perfect S400 debut for Wood
12/19/2007 Swedish Lucia Race 2007 Boras
12/11/2007 Unico dominate with S400
11/29/2007 S400 wins first ever Xceed Challenge
11/25/2007 Lawlor takes S400 to Munster GP victory
10/29/2007 Geissendorf makes strong EP debut
10/14/2007 S400 wins on Hungarian debut
10/02/2007 Billy Easton - 2007 IIC Report
09/30/2007 IIC in Las Vegas - Finals Day
09/27/2007 S400 TQ\'s Down Under
09/27/2007 IIC in Las Vegas - Second Practice Day
09/26/2007 IIC in Las Vegas - First Practice Day
09/06/2007 Serpent adds Billy Easton to its team
09/04/2007 Jeff Cuffs joins Team Serpent
09/04/2007 S400 wins on Austrian debut
08/29/2007 Austrian hosts second Nitro Tour