Serpent Cobra Buggy – E Sport 1/8 4wd
Chassisplate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminium , with machined pockets to create flex and or make lighter. Kick-up angle on front for easier landings. Countersunk holes. Slots to locate the front and rear suspension mounts precisely. Angled sides to increase stiffness. Laser engraved Cobra logo.
Large rounded nylon bumper that withstands impact after large jumps, and makes landing more suttle. Protects also the front swaybar assembly and front suspension brackets.
Composite stiffner front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed.
Servo arms and linkages
The servo arms have a splined insert to have the right fit per brand. The linkages runs very clean and tight and are easy to access to modify settings.
Durable nylon suspension brackets. Precision fit for the nylon roll center inserts and pivot balls / pins.
Composite steeringblocks combined with 10 dgr C-hubs for precise steering. Steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs . Flanged and serrated wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not loose a wheel nut in a race.
Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower sidel downstops setscrews are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom.
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 run 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 and bodymounts front
4.0mm thick anodized aluminum shocktower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and and 5 holes for roll-center positions. 1 centrally located adjustable bodymount , and 2 forward mounted adjustable bodymounts, all with flip-tops.
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
With the design of the steering bell cranks when changing the Ackerman 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 oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the downstops set-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. Steel wheel-axles with large size bearings 8X16X5 (2) and 15x21x4 (2) with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs .Flanged and serrated wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not loose a wheel nut in a race.
Rear 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.
4.0mm thick anodized aluminum shocktower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 5 holes for roll-center positions.
Wingmount and bodymounts rear
Composite low 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.
Captured pivot pins and balls and bolted hinge pins
All steel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place. This insures your chances to finish an hour long main event, while battling for the lead. 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.
Shockabsorbers big-bore 16mm
Ccoated aluminum shockbodies with 4mm shock-rods. Black anodized aluminium screw on shock-tops . Pre-load adjusters with nylon spacers. 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
Short type colorcoded shock springs are supplied for the 1st standard set-up Springs are grinded flat top and bottom, and checked individually for tension and length.
Very compact gear differentials with very smooth metal sintered gears, and steel shaft. Perfect sealing case with special gasket and o-rings. Very durable outdrive cups in steel. Hardened spring-steel diff-coupler 13T with connector running in 2 oversized bearings 8x19x6 and 13x19x4
Front cvd-set, rear dogbone style
Both front steel riveshafts are being used with CVD system. Durable steel driveshafts with hard steel pins. In the rear a dogbone type system is applied.
Strong steel transmission parts
The front and rear steel cardan shafts connect the differentials with the gearbox section.
Servo / speedo mount
This section is positioned in the front for optimal weight distribution. The servo is in standing position with a very short and effective steeering arm. The space for the speedo is large enough to suit most commonly used . The receiver-box is on top for easy access and low weight.
The motor is placed in the most optimal position in the car, keeping motor-forces and transmission parts / alignment in mind. Only one-screw is needed to secure the BL motor, in the nicely designed durable machined aluminium motormount. Space for additional motor-cooling available as needed.
The space for the motor allows a maximum motor-length of 68mm, which covers most widely used motors.
Battery-cases / side-guards
The main eyecatchers are the extremely low laydown longtudinal placed battery-packs at each side of the car, being part of the side-guards, securely fastened with a flip-lid, for easy and fast battery changes. The weight low in the car and in the right position, well balanced. The Lipo holders comply with ROAR legal packs / dimensions.
Lightweight Differentials and center spur.
Very compact and light gear-diffs. By reducing the rotating mass, you can further increase the amount of out of the corner acceleration.
The Cobra-E uses a 13T / 44T combo gearing.
46T central diff gear.
Sleek, low style polycarbonate buggy body, with lines provided and masking sheet too.
Large low rear wing in durable nylon with good downforce and speial shaped for best airflow over and through the wing.
Oils and grease
The shock-oil, diff oil and some grease is supplied to meet the standard set-up.
Manual and set-up
Full color manual with easy to follow assembly steps, exploded views for easy spares ordering, a blank and standard set-up sheet for a good start set-up.
Black and white promo body-decals ; Serpent generic and Cobra ones.
Parts are packed according to the steps explained in the manual.
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
- radio and receiver
- speedo, BL motor, battery
- wheels and tyres
Upgrading the Serpent Cobra Sport buggy
All the regular parts and the option parts of the race version of the buggy also fit this Sports-buggy. This Sport buggy can also handle higher level racing for sure, but to be even more constant and faster some optionals will help. So you can select the sections which you like to upgrade step by step. Start with shock springs and anti-roll bars, which together with other diff-oils and shock-oils and tyres, will already offer a good tuning range.
Enjoy racing !
Product Type:Gas Cars > 1/8 offroad:
name:Serpent 811 Cobra Buggy-e Sport
class:1/8 scale 4wd buggy, electric powered
weight:3.300 grams ( race ready, depends on radio-gear and motor)
differential:lightweight, small geardiffs , front, central and rear
shocks:16mm big bore
included:Kit, body, wing, silicone oil, full color manual, decalsheet.
not included:Radio-gear, tyres-wheels, motor, esc, batteries.
Serpent Sport versions (07/30/2012)
Serpent is expanding the line of "Sport" version cars.
The Sport versions of the Cobra Buggy, the Cobra E-Buggy and the Serpent 411 offer great value for money. The Sport version are based on the full race-spec cars, just with use of less expensive materials in places where influence on performance will be kept to a minimum.
The big advantage is that all parts and optionals of the Race versions, all fit also to the Sport version cars.
The Sport versions offer a great and more economical way to get started with a brandnew Serpent, right from the start !
07/30/2012 1/8 Cobra Buggy electric Sport now shipping