The Serpent Cobra Buggy 2.2 is a result of continuous development and intensive cooperation with the key team-drivers.
The changes for the 2.2 version are not very big, but very important to make you go around the track easier and faster.
- Upright buggy 1/8 V2 (2)
- Wheelaxle buggy v2 (2)
- Driveshaft buggy 98mm (2)
- Wheel-axle boot rubber (2)
- Antiroll bar front 2.3mm
and below developments are continued also in the 2.2 version.
- plus 4 chassis: the hard anodised chassis is 4mm longer in the rear, creating a more stable rear end, especially better on tracks with short bumps and rough surface. The great handling on smooth, flat surfaces remains !
- longer alu rear brace: the longer alu brace also helps to make the rear end more stable. The shorter nylon or alu version can also still be fitted.
- longer rear central shaft: to suit the longer chassis a longer rear central shaft is needed (which is actually the same as the one used in Cobra buggy 1.0 )
- hard coated shockcaps: the hardcoated aluminium shockcaps can withstand the rigors of crashes better
- aluminium 14 dgr casterblocks The Cobra buggy has a lot of steering already which makes it turn very fast. The 14 degree caster blocks help to smoothen steering out a bit, still lot of steering , but easier, less direct, creating a more stable front end.
4mm longer hard anodised 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. Laser engraved Cobra logo.
Aligned with chassis kick-up for precise landings and to protect front suspension holder and anti-roll bar.
Aluminium longer rear stiffner, and composite front stiffner, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed.
Central radio / servo mount
Composite radiobox which offers good space for the steering and throttle -servo, the receiver and rx battery. The whole assembly including linkages can be taken off easily and fast in one go, when cleaning the car, or doing maintenance. One extra post is added close to the servo for stability.
Servo arms and linkages
The servo arms have a splined insert to have the right fit per brand. The linkages run very clean and tight and are easy to access to modify settings.
Beautifully machined 7075 T6 suspension brackets in anodized, laser angraved. Precision fit for the nylon roll center inserts and pivot balls / pins.
Composite steeringblocks combined with 14 dgr black anodised aluminium C-hubs for precise steering. Composite 10 and 12 dgr c-hubs are also included. Spring steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset. Flanged and serrated wheel nuts.
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.
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.
Shocktower and bodymounts front
4.5mm thick carbon shocktower with 5 upper positioning holes for the shocks and and 6 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 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.
Superlight polycarbonate mud guards mount to the new lower suspension arms, and will keep dirt away from your anti-roll bars transmission and wheels.
Rear uprights v2 assembly
Composite uprights with 3 upper roll-center positions. Strong steel track-rods with L/R threading and strong balljoints to pre-set camber. Spring steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner ones with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset . Rubber dustcovers in the rear to protect the cvd system and keep the lubrication inside. 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.
4.5mm thick carbon shocktower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 5 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 6 holes for roll-center positions.
Wingmount and bodymounts rear
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.
Captured pivot pins and balls and bolted hinge pins. All spring-steel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place and made in spring-steel quality. 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
Hard Teflon coated threaded shockbodies with 4mm shock-rods. Hard anodized aluminium screw on hard anodised shock-tops with Serpent laser engraving. Pre-load adjusters with o-rings inside. 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. The shock-shafts are protected by rubber boots.
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 light and durable outdrive cups in spring-steel. Hardened spring-steel diff-coupler 13T with connector running in 2 oversized bearings . Drive ratio 4.3:1. This drive ratio will provide amazing acceleration combined with the low vehicle weight. It is a sure win, to help improve fuel mileage
Front and rear cvd-sets
Both front and rear captured driveshafts are being used with CVD system. Durable yet light spring steel engraved driveshafts with hard steel pins.
Spring steel transmission parts
The front and rear thin but strong spring steel cardan shafts connect the differentials .
Throttle and brake lever ball cups
Helps provide consistent pulling on the brake lever or carburetor if you do not have the linkage perfectly aligned.
Piston Braking system
Provides more stopping power than you could have ever imagined before with a whole lot less servo power. Also is fully adjustable with 3 types of pistons, solid, O ring type, spring type. In turn you can adjust your bias or braking feel to your liking in more ways than ever before.
Fiber Glass disc brakes
Fiber Glass brake disks with oversized front disk.
Brake plate springs
Will keep the plates spread open to insure un-wanted dragging of the brake discs.
Racing clutch 4 - shoe
Allows you to mix and match shoe materials evenly in pairs. Also provides more surface area contact to insure the engagement. 4 carbon shaped shoes are standard ( alu ones optional).
Coil exhaust wire and alu mount
Helps aid in the front to back movement of the pipe when chassis flex occurs. Helps prevent damage to your exhaust gaskets.
Machined 7075 T6 aluminium engine mount, with side cooling-fins.
Splash basin on tank top, self centering Fuel tank seal, The fuel tank seal is angled to self guide its way into the bore of the tank. At the same time will provide a seal on the chamfered and flat edges of the seal, providing consistent engine performance from one pit stop to the next. Built in tank splash guard which helps prevent fuel from splashing onto your air filter in the event of an overly excited pit man.
Fueline and stoppers
Kit included topqualiity soft silicone fuelline to connect to tank, car and pipe, and also includes small composite stoppers to close yr fuelline when taking out tank, engine and or pipe.
Tank with swiveling nipple and floating clunk.
With the swiveling nipple you are able to adjust the angle at which you want you fuel line to travel. At the same time the floating clunk helps when you go upside down. The clunk by gravity will fall back into the fuel, utilizing the flexibility of the silicone fuel tubing.
Low profile air filter
Centralized air filter design to minimize cab width and height. Flexible rubber boot combined with strong nylon case to support the foam elements. Excellent dense foam airfilter elements to keep your engines clean inside.
Serpent cab forward Avenger body, with film and masking tape is included in the kit.
Low version strong rear white aero rear wing is included for great downforce and straight line stability.
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.
Product Type:Gas Cars > 1/8 offroad:
name:Serpent 811 Cobra Buggy 2.2
class:1/8 scale 4wd buggy
type:kit-version, high end competition
weight:3.300 grams ( race ready, depends on radio-gear and engine)
clutch:4-shoe centrifugal, carbon shoes
differential:lightweight, small geardiffs , front, central and rear
brake:piston type with glassfibre disks
shocks:16mm big bore
fueltank:125ccm, with integrated bronze filter
included:Kit, body, wing, silicone oil, full color manual, decalsheet.
not included:Radio-gear, tyres-wheels, engine, pipe.
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Team: Shin Adachi joins Team Serpent 1/8 buggy (12/27/2015)
Serpent and Shin Adachi join into an agreement in which Shin will run the soon to be released brandnew 1/8 GP buggy as test and team-driver.
Shin brings along a tremendous amount of experience in racing and development, and will coop with main designer Billy Easton and the factory to develop the Serpent 1/8 buggy cars to even higher levels, and support Serpent drivers !
Below an interview with Shin Adachi.
04/08/2015 NEW; Serpent 1/8 4wd Cobra buggy GP 2.2
05/26/2014 Team: Oscar Navarro
04/28/2014 Team: Victor Wilck joins Serpent
04/02/2014 Scoop: 1/8 Cobra Buggy kit 2.1 coming soon
01/08/2014 Team: Mike Truhe joins Serpent
03/05/2013 Serpent Cobra 1/8 Offroad line
11/26/2012 Argentina World Championships 2012 Buggy 1/8
10/02/2012 Cobra Buggy 2.0 set-ups
09/24/2012 Easton interview on Cobra Buggy 2.0
06/27/2012 USA; Easton reports from ROAR Nats
06/11/2012 Argentina: Buggy Worlds 2012
05/31/2012 Easton reports on the Big One
05/15/2012 Cobra Buggy alternative set-up / parts
04/18/2012 Neo 2012: Easton reports
04/05/2012 Neo 2012: Team Serpent attending
01/11/2012 Italy: Rick Acciari joins Team Serpent Cobra
11/21/2011 USA: Easton wins 2011 FORCE Series Florida,
11/08/2011 Rc Pro National Finals Race
11/07/2011 South Island Championship
10/26/2011 Chile: Billy Easton wins Truggy 2011 FAMAR
09/11/2011 Spain: Serpent Cobra takes 1st and 3rd place
07/09/2011 FEMCA 2011, Easton racing started
05/12/2011 Spain: Garcia flying with Serpent Cobra
04/18/2011 Neo 2011: Serpent Cobra in action
01/22/2011 USA CRCR race: saturday qualifying
01/20/2011 USA CRCRC-race: thursday: Billy reports
01/16/2011 Malaysia: Victory for Serpent Cobra - Lee
12/27/2010 Malaysia: again success for Serpent Cobra
12/21/2010 Spain: Adrian Perez joins Team Cobra
12/16/2010 WC offroad: Eastons report on Thailand
12/14/2010 USA: Easton reports: J-Concepts Clash
11/22/2010 Serpent Cobra radiobox V2 is shipping
11/21/2010 Team: Vanrell joins Team Serpent Cobra
11/17/2010 WC offroad: Serpent Cobra Final report
11/10/2010 WC offroad: Serpent Cobra drivers
11/09/2010 WC offroad: Easton in top 20 after 2 heats
11/09/2010 Brasil; Serpent Cobra win in Nitrocross
11/07/2010 WC Buggy: Thailand a go go
11/03/2010 WC buggy: Easton/ Cobra ready to rock
11/01/2010 Team Cobra France: Nicolas Rodriguez
10/18/2010 Serpent Cobra: shocks in action
08/19/2010 USA: development of Serpent Cobra GT 1/8
08/19/2010 Derek McCloskey joins Serpent Off Road team
08/04/2010 3rd Round Brazilian Nitrocross Cup
07/16/2010 Tech-tip: servo's in 1/8 offroad
07/16/2010 France: Vincent Chezville runs Serpent Cobra
07/08/2010 EC 1/8 buggy: Easton supports Cobra racers
07/08/2010 Serpent Cobra, tech-tip
07/06/2010 EC 1/8 offroad, Portugal; its a go !
06/30/2010 Oliver Simon joins Team Serpent
06/30/2010 USA: offroad Nats: Easton reports
06/29/2010 Spain: Porcar takes podium with Cobra
06/27/2010 Spain: Serpent Cobra show
06/23/2010 USA: Time schedule Nats offroad
06/23/2010 USA: offroad Nats Arizona; practise
06/05/2010 USA: AMS buggy race: 2 Cobra in Amain
05/26/2010 Serpent S811 Cobra: now shipping
04/12/2010 USA: Easton wins FSS round 6 with Cobra
04/12/2010 Neo-2010: Easton reports
04/05/2010 Neo 2010: Easton in A-Main final with Cobra
04/04/2010 Neo 2010; qualifying
04/03/2010 Neo 2010: Easton in 22nd after 3 rounds
04/02/2010 Neo 2010: practise
03/18/2010 Serpent Cobra S811: wall-papers
02/18/2010 Easton with Cobra at Dirt Nitro Challenge
01/21/2010 Serpent S811 Cobra, 1/8 buggy, intro part 4
01/07/2010 Serpent S811 Cobra, 1/8 buggy, intro part 3
12/28/2009 Serpent, 1/8 buggy intro, part 2