R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Like Tree2Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-02-2017, 06:07 PM   #256
Tech Elite
 
Taffyjnr5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: QLD
Posts: 2,030
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Hi,
I noticed a new ERYX 4.1 on the Serpent website.....
TJames987 likes this.
__________________
Sworkz EVO II/O.S/Futaba
Sworkz BE1 EVO II/Hobbywing/Protek
Sworkz S350T US edition/O.S/Futaba

Last edited by Taffyjnr5; 04-06-2017 at 05:31 PM.
Taffyjnr5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2017, 05:30 PM   #257
Tech Elite
 
Taffyjnr5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: QLD
Posts: 2,030
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Hi,
New evolution of the ERYX platform released by Serpent.....the Serpent S411 ERYX 4.1

Serpent Model Racing Cars - Product - Eryx 411 4.1 touringcar 1/10 EP
__________________
Sworkz EVO II/O.S/Futaba
Sworkz BE1 EVO II/Hobbywing/Protek
Sworkz S350T US edition/O.S/Futaba
Taffyjnr5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2017, 09:58 AM   #258
Tech Regular
 
CamLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 273
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Those pictures are all of the 4.0, unless nothing has actually changed from the 4.0 to the 4.1?

I'm sure they are just the wrong pics, so I'd like to see what the 4.1 has to offer.
__________________
Serpent S411 Eryx 2.0
Serpent S411 Eryx 4.0
VBC D08 Dynamics Edition
CamLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2017, 05:46 PM   #259
Tech Elite
 
Taffyjnr5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: QLD
Posts: 2,030
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CamLS View Post
Those pictures are all of the 4.0, unless nothing has actually changed from the 4.0 to the 4.1?

I'm sure they are just the wrong pics, so I'd like to see what the 4.1 has to offer.
I thought that was the case but it has the 3.0 motor mount.
__________________
Sworkz EVO II/O.S/Futaba
Sworkz BE1 EVO II/Hobbywing/Protek
Sworkz S350T US edition/O.S/Futaba
Taffyjnr5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2017, 04:22 AM   #260
Les
Tech Addict
 
Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 629
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CamLS View Post
Those pictures are all of the 4.0, unless nothing has actually changed from the 4.0 to the 4.1?

I'm sure they are just the wrong pics, so I'd like to see what the 4.1 has to offer.
There are some upgrades, ball raced anti-roll bars is one 👍
__________________
Serpent S411 4.0 13.5T D4
Kyosho V-ONE S3, RB Rota-Start
Sanwa MT4S
Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2017, 09:45 AM   #261
Tech Elite
 
Johnny Wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,415
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

The motor mount is different, going from 4 screws in the back to 2 screws, so yes its the 3.0 mount, and its two piece. None of the pics show the ball raced roll bars though, unless its a misinformation in translation. There is still the part about the option of the 2 and 6 degree c-hubs, which show up no where in the option parts unless you get the aluminum ones, which I'm sure don't come with the kit, and they don't make plastic ones of that option.
__________________
Gary Lanzer
Team VBC HK
Team R1WURKS
EMR Factory LLC
AWESOME Graphics
Johnny Wishbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2017, 03:20 PM   #262
Tech Elite
 
dan_vector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3,907
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

I also noticed a carbon 2.0mm chassis in the 4.1 kit. Not the 2.25. I don't think it is the hard 2.0mm either.
__________________
Serpent Viper 977e EVO2, Serpent Viper 988 GP, Serpent Project 4x, Serpent 811T-TE Truggy, Serpent 811e 2.1, Serpent SRX2-MH, Serpent SRX-2 RM, Serpent SRX-4, Serpent F110-SF2, Serpent F180, Serpent 748 Natrix WC, Serpent Cobra GT 3.1, Serpent SRX8, Serpent S811 2.2, Baja 5B Flux, Atomic AMZ 1/27th, Schumacher GT12 SS.
Sanwa, Ielasi Tuned Novarossi Racing Engines, Tekin, Hobbywing, Muchmore.
dan_vector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2017, 09:20 AM   #263
Tech Regular
 
CamLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 273
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

All I hope for is that they ditch using plastic drive blades in the front. I go through them like crazy when using a spool. Once you crack or lose a blade during a race, that outdrive gets beat to a pulp.

I'd also like to see larger replaceable drive pins like what VBC has. Much more surface area to contact the outdrive and can be replaced for pennies.
__________________
Serpent S411 Eryx 2.0
Serpent S411 Eryx 4.0
VBC D08 Dynamics Edition
CamLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 04:28 AM   #264
Tech Elite
 
dan_vector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3,907
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CamLS View Post
All I hope for is that they ditch using plastic drive blades in the front. I go through them like crazy when using a spool. Once you crack or lose a blade during a race, that outdrive gets beat to a pulp.

I'd also like to see larger replaceable drive pins like what VBC has. Much more surface area to contact the outdrive and can be replaced for pennies.
No we will continue with the plastic blades however new ones are being tested which are much more durable than the current ones. Using blades is a benefit over regular pin to out drive.
__________________
Serpent Viper 977e EVO2, Serpent Viper 988 GP, Serpent Project 4x, Serpent 811T-TE Truggy, Serpent 811e 2.1, Serpent SRX2-MH, Serpent SRX-2 RM, Serpent SRX-4, Serpent F110-SF2, Serpent F180, Serpent 748 Natrix WC, Serpent Cobra GT 3.1, Serpent SRX8, Serpent S811 2.2, Baja 5B Flux, Atomic AMZ 1/27th, Schumacher GT12 SS.
Sanwa, Ielasi Tuned Novarossi Racing Engines, Tekin, Hobbywing, Muchmore.
dan_vector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2017, 09:55 AM   #265
Tech Elite
 
Johnny Wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,415
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dan_vector View Post
No we will continue with the plastic blades however new ones are being tested which are much more durable than the current ones. Using blades is a benefit over regular pin to out drive.
Actually David posted that they will be re-releasing none bladed spool outdrives about a month ago. Should be out soon.
__________________
Gary Lanzer
Team VBC HK
Team R1WURKS
EMR Factory LLC
AWESOME Graphics
Johnny Wishbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2017, 10:00 AM   #266
Tech Elite
 
dan_vector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3,907
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Gary I think that'll be an option but the benefits of bladed drive (once the new blades are released) will still be the way forward.
__________________
Serpent Viper 977e EVO2, Serpent Viper 988 GP, Serpent Project 4x, Serpent 811T-TE Truggy, Serpent 811e 2.1, Serpent SRX2-MH, Serpent SRX-2 RM, Serpent SRX-4, Serpent F110-SF2, Serpent F180, Serpent 748 Natrix WC, Serpent Cobra GT 3.1, Serpent SRX8, Serpent S811 2.2, Baja 5B Flux, Atomic AMZ 1/27th, Schumacher GT12 SS.
Sanwa, Ielasi Tuned Novarossi Racing Engines, Tekin, Hobbywing, Muchmore.
dan_vector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2017, 10:19 AM   #267
Tech Elite
 
Johnny Wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,415
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dan_vector View Post
Gary I think that'll be an option but the benefits of bladed drive (once the new blades are released) will still be the way forward.
Could be, when I personally had a blade failure, the car certainly pulled uneven on acceleration. Even the xray cars are spitting the blades out, at least at our track. I always thought that Serpent should produce a silicone aluminum blade, but I guess plastics are easier and cheaper to produce. Hopefully they get it sorted out.

The none bladed outdrive info was from David in April btw.
__________________
Gary Lanzer
Team VBC HK
Team R1WURKS
EMR Factory LLC
AWESOME Graphics
Johnny Wishbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 10:24 PM   #268
Tech Regular
 
CamLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 273
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dan_vector View Post
No we will continue with the plastic blades however new ones are being tested which are much more durable than the current ones. Using blades is a benefit over regular pin to out drive.
That's unfortunate to hear as I go through a dozen or more blades during a big weekend race. Once the blade cracks, or just gets thrown right out, the out drives and pins get destroyed. I had to switch my spools over to the hardened steel out drives as the aluminum ones were getting so badly beat up.
CamLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2017, 08:23 AM   #269
Tech Elite
 
dan_vector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3,907
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CamLS View Post
That's unfortunate to hear as I go through a dozen or more blades during a big weekend race. Once the blade cracks, or just gets thrown right out, the out drives and pins get destroyed. I had to switch my spools over to the hardened steel out drives as the aluminum ones were getting so badly beat up.
You should go to the front spool from the 4x that has steel outdrives and doesn't get harmed when the blade fails (the spool and diff are the same size and fit both cars). The biggest cause of lots of blade failures is damage to the Alu outdrives. On the 4x I get a whole race meeting without having to change blades and that's in modified.
__________________
Serpent Viper 977e EVO2, Serpent Viper 988 GP, Serpent Project 4x, Serpent 811T-TE Truggy, Serpent 811e 2.1, Serpent SRX2-MH, Serpent SRX-2 RM, Serpent SRX-4, Serpent F110-SF2, Serpent F180, Serpent 748 Natrix WC, Serpent Cobra GT 3.1, Serpent SRX8, Serpent S811 2.2, Baja 5B Flux, Atomic AMZ 1/27th, Schumacher GT12 SS.
Sanwa, Ielasi Tuned Novarossi Racing Engines, Tekin, Hobbywing, Muchmore.
dan_vector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2017, 06:45 PM   #270
Tech Regular
 
CamLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 273
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dan_vector View Post
You should go to the front spool from the 4x that has steel outdrives and doesn't get harmed when the blade fails (the spool and diff are the same size and fit both cars). The biggest cause of lots of blade failures is damage to the Alu outdrives. On the 4x I get a whole race meeting without having to change blades and that's in modified.
I just recently converted my 3.0 and 4.0 over the the "new" spool from the 4x with the hardened out drives. The beat up pins on the drive shaft also seem to be an issue with causing premature failure on the plastic blades as well.

Blades are cheap, but when you have to start replacing spools and possibly drive shafts, it get expensive just to avoid a pretty simple issue.

The issue with the blades is really only with the spool, as I switched my mod car over to a diff with 2 million oil in the front to lessen the drive train shock. Once I did that I didn't even have to replace the blades at all for the mod car.
__________________
Serpent S411 Eryx 2.0
Serpent S411 Eryx 4.0
VBC D08 Dynamics Edition
CamLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:23 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net