R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2009, 05:07 AM   #1
Tech Adept
 
madbeats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: World Wide
Posts: 198
Default Serpent 966



Serpent 966 scoop -2 (09/01/2009)
By: Ronald Baar

New generation Serpent 960
The new generation of the successful 960 platform is called Serpent 966.

Its not easy to make a very good car even better, but Michael Salven, together with feedback from Team Serpent drivers, made it possible.

Easier to work on, more accessable, more durable, innovative the works.

Below a list of main new features and some 3D pictures to explain them.

More detailed info and more "real" pictures to follow in the next 2 weeks.

For those who want to pre-order, here are the item-numbers to make your reservations:
903009 Serpent 966 4wd 1/8 scale racing car
903326 Conversion-set 960-08 to 96X

Release is expected for february.

Serpent 996 Main new features
-new rear end design, very open, accessable and strong
-perfect alignment of rear axle and 2-speed shaft
-anodized, cnc machined, aluminum main rear axle supports with coated alu eccenters; more rigid, better rear axle support, easy belt-tensioning, easy access for maintenance
-anodized, cnc machined aluminium suspension brackets to hold lower rear pivot pins, front and rear brackets
-new brake-design and lower positioned in the car, new brake-pad design, fully ballraced, with very easy access for maintenance
-anodized, cnc machined, aluminium 2-speed shaft supports, right side with integrated brake-cam design, more rigid, improved 2-speed shaft guidance and alignment
-very strong and stiff carbon fibre suspension brackets / suspension holders and new rear shocktower/backplate design
-precision machined aerospace alu 7075-T6 966 chassisplate, with chamfered edges, engine cooling sleeve and pocket to mount the optional carbon insert for more/less front flex
-RCC shocks with improved sealing, rod-guidance and new o-ring design
-high quality allen screws throughout the car

Serpent 960 taken to the next level, Serpent 966.

Serpent
The racing experience.

Serpent 966 rear end -2

Serpent 966 rear end -3
__________________
Serpent 966/720 Mugen MTX4R Xray NT1-Mugen MTX-4 Knack R conversion Hong Nor X1CR
madbeats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2009, 08:23 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

As Sam from Kamikaze has stated... I believe there will be upgrade kits to change your 960 '08 into the 966.
__________________
eBay user id: riketsukirai
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2009, 08:36 AM   #3
Tech Champion
 
Team Kamikaze's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: 我的名字是沈先生。我是中国人, 居住美国
Posts: 8,868
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Part number for the conversion set from 08' 960 to 966 is SER903326, the conversion set and the SER903009 = 966 kit will both be available on February 2009.
__________________
Home of the Kamikaze Driver's Development Program = guaranteed podium finish
Kamikaze Toys and Hobbies Inc.
Follow us here on Facebook!
Team Kamikaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Holland
Posts: 123
Default

sweeeet!!!
__________________
_____________________________________________
Tamiya TRF 417, Fantom Racing
rcpoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2009, 10:23 AM   #5
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Moreno Valley, Ca.
Posts: 1,937
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to motojon
Default

Man Serpent does make reall pretty cars
__________________
My Gpa(RIP)
motojon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2009, 10:49 AM   #6
Tech Champion
 
nitrodude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 5,821
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motojon View Post
Man Serpent does make reall pretty cars
Pretty, pretty fast.
__________________
Steven Muller
AKA El Pibe RUFAST? HAHA!!!
Ronin Speed Parts
nitrodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 01:09 AM   #7
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 257
Default

Sweet. Time to retire the 950.
OILMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 07:42 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: (Holiday, Fl.) (CST.Allentown, Pa.)
Posts: 1,246
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

nice
RANDY SMOOTH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 06:52 AM   #9
Tech Elite
 
gearhead_22's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Philly
Posts: 2,544
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to gearhead_22
Default

damn! I just did the 08 conversion last summer. Well her I go again, can't wait till it comes out.
__________________
serpent 977WC-novarossi-748TQ
serpent S120 LTR-S411 4X-F110 fs2
serpent America/Ashford Hobby/skyrocket racing
Juwan Hunter http://rccarworld.com/............ serpent.com
Track director at RCCW.
gearhead_22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #10
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ontario, Los Angeles, Boston....
Posts: 184
Default

This is a very nice car Serpent has now. Good looking serviceable rear section.
__________________
Is Quebec leaving any time soon?
fossil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:16 PM   #11
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 81
Default

I noticed something very good in those CAD images. Serpent has switched to hex head screws instead of phillips No more replacing all screws as soon as i get the kit
Storm_PT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:53 PM   #12
Tech Fanatic
 
gotmotor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 757
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrodude View Post
Pretty, pretty fast.

looks like a cartoon
gotmotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 06:31 AM   #13
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Moreno Valley, Ca.
Posts: 1,937
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to motojon
Default

I wish they would use torx screws theyre extremely hard to strip out, but i guess thats something you can do yourself
__________________
My Gpa(RIP)
motojon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 08:06 AM   #14
Tech Champion
 
nitrodude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 5,821
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gotmotor View Post
looks like a cartoon
Even on CAD looks faster than... Well you know

Matt, are you guys coming? You better.
__________________
Steven Muller
AKA El Pibe RUFAST? HAHA!!!
Ronin Speed Parts
nitrodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 05:49 PM   #15
Tech Elite
 
Riketsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,514
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Riketsu
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motojon View Post
I wish they would use torx screws theyre extremely hard to strip out, but i guess thats something you can do yourself
Problem with torx screws is that it is not common. Many people already have HEX tools. It would be a pain to have to buy also torx screws. Plus if your in the pits during a race/main and you have to borrow tools from a fellow racer, you couldn't do this because your using torx screws.
__________________
eBay user id: riketsukirai
Riketsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpent 960.... M7H Nitro On-Road 3281 11-14-2013 10:23 AM
Team Kamikaze Rc Racing Team Kamikaze Racing Forum 17924 08-31-2012 03:25 PM
Serpent's Lair ordinaryzam Malaysian R/C Racers 316 10-30-2009 12:29 AM
1/8th & 1/10th 200mm GAS POWERED ON ROAD OPEN RACE Kylelim Singapore R/C Racers 98 04-24-2009 11:10 PM
Melaka Club Race 1/8, 1/10 GP and EP 2WD MINI - 1st March 09 zali_sh Malaysian R/C Racers 185 03-09-2009 10:36 PM



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 07:57 PM.


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