The Serpent Cobra Buggy 2.2 is a result of continuous development and intensive cooperation with the key team-drivers.
New Serpent teamdriver ran the Cobra 2.2 version at the recent Neo 2015 race in the UK, qualified 6th overall and finished 11th in the A-main . Great results after only so few practice laps with the Cobra, in such worldclass field..
The changes for the 2.2 version are not 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.
The RTR version of the Serpent Spyder SCT has launched and it is loaded with features including spring steel transmission components, 12mm big bore shocks, hard composite shock towers, wide side guards long throw suspension arms, a narrow chassis and a gear diff.
In the electronics package it packs a Dragon-RC sensorless 9T motor coupled with a 45A esc, Dragon-RC 2.4GHz radio with 10 model memory and it comes topped off with a sharp looking prepainted body.
It’s been a while since we have seen a wing on both ends of a buggy, but Serpent have released a front wing for their Spyder Buggies. According to Serpent it is for tracks where even more front grip is needed, so Serpent decided to offer the front wing for the Spyder 1/10 buggies.
Jeffrey Mackie TQ’S and Wins Stock in the 2014 AARCMCC State Titles at the SMA EP On Road-NSW State Title. Winning 4 out of 6 heats as well as a TQ run in the 4thheat Jeffrey was able to take a comfortable win in the first two rounds of the finals.
Choosing to lead was a major decision but going in and leading from the start to finish over the final rounds his Serpent 411 ERXY 2 performed faultlessly over the whole weekend.
After 6 minutes the top 5 cars were Less than 3 seconds so its all about not loosing your cool
Many thanks to our fellow Serpent drivers who cheered us along both at the track and those who were watching via the Results on the Internet
Special thanks to Walter Hobbies the Australian Serpent distributor who has never let us down.
Serpent for a quality Product and Orca motors and batteries what power our drive too win
Quote from another driver
He is not that good but he doesn’t make any mistakes
One mistake we didn’t make was sticking with Serpent
Penrith District Nitro Racing member and Team Serpent driver Chris Stanley competed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) State Titles (Canberra Australia) over the 6-8 June 2014.
In the cold conditions Chris managed to TQ his Novarossi ISON powered Serpent Cobra GT, a whole lap ahead of his nearest competitor.
During the 30 minute final Chris had a comfortable lead up until his final fuel stop, where his normally reliable Novarossi flamed out. After some anxious moments his trusty pit men Brayden Stanley (Chris’ 8 year old son) Shaun Kaltenbacher fired the Novarossi back up and he cruised to a 3 lap win.
Other Serpent Cobras also finished 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th. Fifth spot was taken by Greg Temme, another Penrith driver who was running the new RTR version of the GT.
Special thanks goes to Walter RC Hobby City, the Australian Distributor of Serpent products, for the great support and combination of the Cobra GT and the Novarossi.
The Serpent Cobra Buggy 2.1 is a result of continuous development and intensive cooperation with the key team-drivers. The changes needed for the 2.1 version are not very big, but very important to make you go around the track easier and faster. The longer chassis combined with the 14 degree castor blocks offer a really a big difference in overall handling.
Cobra Buggy 2.1 New Features:
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 Aluminum 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 Degree 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.
After making an appearance at the recent Nuremburg International Toy Fair, The Spyder SCT-2 has finally made it’s official appearance. Based on the Spyder SRX-2 buggy, the truck features a longer chassis, redesigned shock towers, long stroke and big bore shocks, and a rear mounted motor configuration.
One interesting feature is the chassis side bumpers, common on most short course trucks. However Serpent have provided lexan inserts for them to stop the ingress of dirt, and to try and counter the parachute effect most SCT’s suffer from. An interesting solution that will be interesting to see in practice and if it has any effect.
I know, it feels like I am constantly posting about new products the last couple of days, but there are so many new and exciting cars that have been released!
Area52.cc has posted some great information about the Serpent offerings at the Toy Fair. Check it all out here http://www.area52.cc/news/4597-toyfair-2014–serpent.html .
As well as the recently released, and very nice, Spyder SRX2 RM and SRX2 MM there was a RTR version of the Rear Mount car, which is an exciting prospect for those racing on a budget.
One of the most interesting offerings is the Spyder SRX2 RM 2WD Short Course Truck. Based on the Spyder 2WD buggy the truck features a moulded composite chassis with very large side guards that take lexan shields in order to improve the jumping characteristics by reducing the parachute effect created by the large SC bodies. The shields reduce the amount of air that finds its way into the body during jumping making for a more stable flight. Other features include all-alloy big bore shock absorbers, a high torque ball differential, carbon fibre shock towers and a newly designed SC body. Beside the full-blown competition truck there will also be a club level variant under the newly formed Serpent Sport label. The truck comes with slightly simplified shocks, composite shock towers and battery mount as well as some other “cost efficient” solutions in order to target the budget racer. The Sport truck will at least come as RTR, maybe also as roller without electronics. The competition version is set for a May release, the RTR variant may hit the stores a month later.
There are also some interesting 1:8 scale on road and off road offerings, but rather than repost it all, head over to the source 😉