The S120 Link chassis consists of 2 main elements, the 2.0mm thick carbon fibre chassis plate and the rear aluminium motor pod. The chassis uses a Link-system , and is damped using a conventional centrally mounted shock absorber together with an anodised tube system.
The front end of the car is completely adjustable and utilises the now standard fixed lower suspension arms combined with active top wishbones, which together with kingpin mounted springs ensure that the car is able to corner at high speeds and soak up any small bumps found on the racing surface.
The strong basis is formed by the 2.0mm thick carbon fibre chassis plate designed such way that the Lipo is mounted in lateral directiom, and can be mounted either left or right side, and enough space for all the valuable electronics.
The alu / carbon motorpod is a beautifull combination of high quality machined alu brackets and top quality carbon fibre parts, bolted together to create an ultra stiff rear pod. The new motor-bracket allows the brushless motor to be mounted in the optimal position for car balance and offers good heat dissipation as well .
To aid rear traction under acceleration and to absorb bumps, the S120 LTX sports a centrally mounted shock absorber. Supplied with a soft spring, the pre load of which can be adjusted, the front mount of this shock absorber is used for adjusting the rear down stop and range of movement between the chassis and motor pod.
The central shock is mounted on a shock-tower with a number of positions to choose from.
The S120 LTX comes supplied with a durable and high performance ball differential. Easily adjusted by a plastic nut, accessible through the right rear wheel, the diff uses high quality steel balls and plates and is supplied with both suitable silicone and graphite grease for use during assembly and maintenance.
The rear diff features hardened D-plates and light alu shaft assembly for super smooth diff action.
The lightweight graphite rear axle is mounted on bearings that sit within eccentric composite inserts that allows the user to ability to quickly and easily change the rear ride height of the car simply by changing between inserts.
The kit comes supplied with all 9 inserts which range between 0 and 4mm, each differing by 0.5mm and all are reversible for an even wider range of adjustment.
The S120 Link comes supplied with a high quality miniature servo saver, which through the use of orange anodised shims, has adjustable Ackerman.
The kit includes 2 alu servo posts, which enable a perfectly centered mounting of any popular brand servo.
The small foam bumper is also included.
For securely mounting the body shell to your S120 LTX, the car has strong plastic body posts front and rear. All 4 posts are supplied with orange anodised adjustable collars to precisely adjust the body's height and the posts are supplied extra long to allow the user to cut them to their own preferred length. The front body posts have also been designed to help protect the front of the carbon chassis from splitting in the event of a heavy front impact.
The springloaded side-bars, the links, are made of composite nylon and control the roll of the chassis, together with the tubes and the main central shock.
Precision made springs and pivot balls.
The central section is a combination of elements to control the movements of the rear end perfectly
- a central main shock, based on the famous Serpent RCCX technology; the shocktower enables various angles.
- the anodised alu tubes on both sides
- 2 spring loaded shaped side bars
These elements interact to create the best possible handling (roll, bump and alignment) under all grip-conditions.
The S120-LTX uses tubes to controll the roll of the car.
This system plays a big part in how the car turns into a corner which can be adjusted through the use of different oils, 15.000 for normal grip and 20.000 for high grip tracks.
The front end of the car features 11 different adjustments to help you get the most from your car, all of which are easy to adjust and measure. Fixed lower suspension arms are themselves damped by the central strut which uses rubber o-rings to take up the flex in this area, while the grey anodised aluminium front upper wishbone mounts are available in different caster angles, the car being supplied with 6 degree versions as standard. Ride height spacers are available too in 0.5mm and 1mm. With the steering block king pins spring loaded, the cornering forces are channelled through the upper wishbone, which enable the car to corner at high speeds.
Serpent pan-cars are developed by Michael Salven in close cooperation with Serpent key team-drivers.
The 1/12 team is expanded with Marc Fischer from Germany, who will also assist to test and developed the S120 platform even further, and same with top-driver Chris Kerswell from the UK.
The S120 LTX kit is sold in a very compact matt black box and which can fit the built S120 (minus wheels). 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 S120-LTX also comes supplied with a pair of decal sheets in black, white, orange.
The manual is available to download as a PDF in the 'Downloads' section of this product page.
Product Type:Electric Cars > 1/12 pan:
Purpose::Competition pan car
Chassis::2.0mm carbon fibre, Lipo
Rear axle::Alu shaft with ball differential
Drive system::2wd direct drive to rear axle
Shock absorbers::Central oil filled shock absorber and tubes
Wheel base::195.5mm +/- 0.5mm
Track-width front::163mm +/- 3mm
Serpent S120-LTX and S100-LT updated (06/03/2013)
411279 Motor pod backplate carbon S120LTX V2
411280 Motor pod left alu S120LTX V2
411281 Motor pod right alu S120LTX V2
For Serpent S100 and S120 pancars, Serpent release these new alu rear bearingblocks and new rear x-brace.
This configuration ads stability to the rear of the car. The alu parts are 7075 T6 and nicely anodised and engraved. The x-brace in the rear is stiff carbon fibre.
07/19/2012 2012 IFMAR WC, Heemstede
01/23/2012 UK: Mark Stiles Tq and win at 1/12 BRCA -4
11/24/2011 Serpent S120-LT review by RC Man
10/24/2011 EPS 2011-2012 starts in the Netherlands
10/05/2011 S120-LT: the set-up sheets are online
09/25/2011 Scoop: new Serpent S120 Link-Tube version
02/14/2011 USA: Mobers reports on Snowbirds 2011
01/10/2011 Netherlands: Dutch EPS race in Heemstede
09/26/2010 Team: Chris Kerswell joins Team Serpent S120
06/30/2010 WC 1/12: Mobers reports
06/24/2010 WC 1/12: Germany: interview with Mobers
06/17/2010 WC 1/12 and 1/10 electric , Germany
04/18/2010 Germany: Dortmund show races pan-cars
03/28/2010 USA Roar Nats 1/12, finals
03/25/2010 UK: Hicklin / S120 wins UK Nats stock Rd. 6
03/15/2010 EC Report Mobers: vice champion 1/12 2010
03/08/2010 Serpent S120L, vice champion in Belgium
03/07/2010 EC 1/12: Mobers vice-champion prostock S120L
03/06/2010 EC 1/12 Saturday, Q results
03/03/2010 EFRA 1/12 EC, UK
03/03/2010 S120 Link good showing in the UK
02/09/2010 Makus Mobers report Snowbirds 2010
02/09/2010 Paul Ciccarello report Snowbirds 2010
11/13/2009 Scoop: Serpent 1/12 scale pancar S120 Link