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Old 06-07-2011, 07:19 AM   #31
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Does anyone actually know anything about the Serpent 1:10 F1
I've got an F104 Pro, but race a Serpent 733
The F104 is great fun to drive, but a little bit disappointing in performance by design (the front end is just too stiff) and the suspension design primitive
We all want fast cars
Can't wait to see what Serpent's effort will look like, as it's a given it'll be fast!!!
If it's as cool as their 1/8 nitro f1, then i'm trading in the F104
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:16 PM   #32
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just what the RC F1 community needs...........a $350 rolling chassis for F1
Where do you even get off to saying that?

The 1/12 S120 is about $250

The 1/10 S100 is less than $300

Why would the F1 be more?

Chances are it will be a narrowed S100 sharing many of the S100 components. It shouldn't take them long to come out with it. Just like it didn't take them long to come out with a truggy after the buggy.
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Any news on this car?

Hope it's still going to be released.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:30 PM   #34
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Add me to the list of those seeking more up-to-date news on the Serpent 1/10 F1 car!! There must be a prototype floating around somewhere, probably in Europe, that someone has a picture of!
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:27 PM   #35
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I'm all for a new 1/10 F1. Pancar or Tamiya style. Both are good. I wish we had some kind of structure in F1. It seems every group that races them has a different way of motor or tire choice. Maybe a body of F1 fans on each coast getting together might be in order.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:59 PM   #36
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Your going to say when they first came out in the 1990's the Tamiya with 1/12th tires vs the HPI with 1/10th wheels and tires were equal. Everyone went to 1/10th tires. Just like the Corally. They used the same bodies as the Tamiya's. I'd be willing to bet the new Serpent will have there front end and will be a pan car with 1/10th tires.
The fact that some companies went with 1/10th pan car tires for performance and ease of manufacturing instead of what was the more standard F1 wheel/tire is one of the main reason F1 never made it to a stable main stream class and it is one of the reasons why now it still will remain a niche class. Until everyone starts adhering to the same set of standards then the class has a better chance to grow.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:12 AM   #37
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I don't see anything wrong with two classes. If all the Tamiya style cars (F103/4 and clones like F109, Duratrax,Cross and others) stay with one motor such as silvercan for cost reasons. Then let the new and old Corally's Alpha's Old HPI's, CRC's and converted 10L's and such have a class of their own with the pancar tires and faster motors for the speed freaks out there. What could be a standard for them? 17.5 maybe? the cars could handle those easy. It could be done. It would take races in different regions to get together and follow some guidelines for any multi-state event. As long as eveyone was on the same page a national would not be far behind. We need coverage in the magazines.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:18 PM   #39
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The only difference betwwen the hybrid F1 car - like Cross is the front end. Serpent will use there front arms and Corally uses the Associated. Oh and the uses of FOAM tires. When you start adding differnet and better T bars and links suppension with modern( front) suppension it will work better. And the finding foam 1/10th tires are 100% easier than the rubber tires.
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Id really like to see the serpent f1 1/8 scale come back in a brushless version, thats true F1, or even Tamiya F201 4wd, I wish they would remake this as a 2wd version and offer parts. The Tamiya F104 and HPI are not just cheap pan cars with no adjustments that actually do any effect to roll, traction and cornering. Why not just buy a 1/10 pan car from Associated, Serpent and cut the chassis center to make an open wheel.
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Pan cars have quite a few adjustments that affect roll, traction, and cornering. Not as many as a TC but not as few as you think.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #42
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Here it is:
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"Don't think so, because then RedRC already have told the world about it."

these were your words the other day. as i told someone just wait a little longer and im sure the release will come. either way, looks like the F180 will release first, then the F110 maybe August release.
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"Don't think so, because then RedRC already have told the world about it."

these were your words the other day. as i told someone just wait a little longer and im sure the release will come. either way, looks like the F180 will release first, then the F110 maybe August release.
Yeah that was my words the other day. I was surprise that RedRC not announced the 1/10 F1 the first day. Look like that F1 was the only new car from Serpent they not announced.
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Well, at least the got the front end right, that's no pan setup. Well, it is, but longer links, not just standard pan parts bolted onto a wide chassis like the Corally ... next Q is with tyres, hex fit/single nut, or Pan-style?

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