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Old 12-11-2013, 05:22 AM
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Default Serpent Spyder SRX-2 Mid Motor Buggy Thread

New shots of the Mid Motor buggy from Serpent.







French Serpent distributor Racing Experience have made the first images of Serpentís SRX2 Spyder mid motor buggy available. The MM version follows the rear motor RM version that is available for some time now and the kit targets drivers who race on high-grip carpet and astro turf surfaces. The buggy builds on what appears to be a composite material chassis, it sports the standard SRX2 front suspension but a dedicated rear end with 4-gear transmission and a revised rear bulkhead and shock tower. By the look of things the buggy accepts both saddle and shorty type battery packs and it comes with a cab forward body shell.

Looks like the front end is the same.

If it is at all like the SRX-2, the out of the box set up should be pretty good.

Will update this page with set up info, option parts and info as it becomes available.

Petit RC set up sheets (will put up Mid Motor ones as soon as they are posted)
http://www.petitrc.com/setup/serpent...rpentSRX2.html

Build tips
Make sure to use a dab of blue loctite on the nuts on the shock shafts that hold the pistons on the shock shaft.

Many people are installing Carbide or Ceramic diff balls right off the start.

Make sure to use loctite on the front screws that go into the aluminum posts in the steering assembly.

Rims
500103 white front wheel
500104 yellow front wheel
500105 white rear wheel
500106 yellow rear wheel

Gearing Chart (thanks to OPSman)

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...pyder-rm-2.png

Spring Chart
http://www.petitrc.com/setup/serpent...X2_SpringChart

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That car is just as amazing as the SRX-2, Billy was discussing with us why he decided to go with a dedicated MM. It is astonishing how much knowledge he has, and effort and thought he has put into these cars.
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Originally Posted by Captcha View Post
That car is just as amazing as the SRX-2, Billy was discussing with us why he decided to go with a dedicated MM. It is astonishing how much knowledge he has, and effort and thought he has put into these cars.
If he was trying to give all of the reasons then you probably asked him before practice in the morning and he finished up telling you everything when everyone was going home in the evening... That man can talk forever about stuff he's passionate about.
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Seth, yea and he is always tinkering. TQ by a lap, go out for practice for 3 laps change shock setup and out for another 3 laps. Perfectionist to a "T" and it shows it in these cars.
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And Spring chart by OpsMan too :-)

Serpent Spyder SRX-2 Mid Motor Buggy Thread-spring-chart-spyder-srx2-rm.png

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Is it an optical illusion, or do the rear arms appear to be different as well? Can't wait to give this one a go!
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As some of you know I do the mini websites for Serpent, I am currently working on the MM website and although I cannot leak any info I will try to get some little bits as and when I can for you guys.

I will say this I am not disappointed with what I have seen so far
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From the horses mouth:

Internal gear ratio is the same
Spring rates are the same so both above charts are good still.

RELEASE JANUARY 2014
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Awesome!
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Originally Posted by opsman View Post
And Spring chart by OpsMan too :-)

Attachment 1143534
Thanks for the heads up.

Can you send me a PM? I would like some help updating the first post and want to know how to insert some things and make sure you get credit for the info that you created.

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Originally Posted by opsman View Post
From the horses mouth:

Internal gear ratio is the same
Spring rates are the same so both above charts are good still.

RELEASE JANUARY 2014
For the carpet guys, the stock spring will be too long to run a carpet ride height (18mm-19mm). AE springs for example are shorter
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A lot of people have started running Centro's at my track. I'd like to see how this platform compares!
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Originally Posted by Jonny5 View Post
Is it an optical illusion, or do the rear arms appear to be different as well? Can't wait to give this one a go!
This may be one of the compromises that billy mentioned as to why they are doing dedicated RM and MM cars.
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Originally Posted by Captcha View Post
This may be one of the compromises that billy mentioned as to why they are doing dedicated RM and MM cars.
Just observing, not questioning. Billy nailed it with the RM car and I'm sure this will be just as good. Now we just hurry up and wait.
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