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Old 07-15-2019, 09:19 PM
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“Bumper” and bumper holder more to hold shape of lip of body than to protect in crashes. That’s why xray holder extends all the way out now.
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I also believe its to stop the body drooping when running light weight bodies in Mod as the downforce pushes the nose into the carpet.
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So who else beside myself has bought this awesome car, so many features brought over from the f1 car, which is cool.

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Old 08-18-2019, 01:01 AM
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How would this car do on black carpet seeing it has a carbon chassis ?
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One more thing , do they make a spool for the car ? Thanks Guys
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:59 AM
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Once the upper deck is bolted down, like the SF4, it becomes a very stiff chassis, even with the large cutout in the center.

For the SF4 to use a spool, I had to order another left bearing holder (right and left bearing sizes are different) and I used an aftermarket 1/4" diameter spool and separate clamping hub.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Once the upper deck is bolted down, like the SF4, it becomes a very stiff chassis, even with the large cutout in the center.

For the SF4 to use a spool, I had to order another left bearing holder (right and left bearing sizes are different) and I used an aftermarket 1/4" diameter spool and separate clamping hub.
thanks dan for all the help ! Btw do u have the part # by any chance for all the parts u used to make a spool ? I'm new to serpent so I don't know much about them , thanks
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:38 AM
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Forgive my ignorance... How much better is the pro over the previous versions? I'm a complete noob with on-road.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:35 AM
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Hi guys - I have one of these kits turning up tomorrow; will send some pictures and let you know how the build goes. ☺️
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by savage24x View Post
Forgive my ignorance... How much better is the pro over the previous versions? I'm a complete noob with on-road.
The S120 Pro carries over a lot of design cues from the F110 SF4. From what I have followed on that car, the design changes have been pretty favorable, and David Ehrbar (the car’s designer) did really well this season in the ETS Formula class with it. Since the dimensions are “somewhat similar”, it would stand to follow that the design changes would also be favorable on the 1/12th chassis - of course, they probably wouldn’t have put the car into production if that wasn’t the case. 🙂

The big design changes are that they pretty much replaced the front suspension with the lower graphite/upper A-arm setup that the Formula uses, and likewise, replaced the trailing links in the rear with the captured pivot setup used in the Formula as well.

As an old school pan car racer, the design looks pretty trick. I would definitely consider the Formula car as a 2nd class to run behind TC. I’d actually prefer to run 1/12th, but that died a LONG time ago - in my area, anyway. As it is, I’m gonna have to drive over an hour just to race on-road electric. It seems like the track 5 minutes away from me is decidedly Nitro only.

The big potential win for people that can run both is that there appears to be a pretty significant parts share between the two chassis as far as the suspension components go. From what I saw in the parts lists, it looks like springs, FS pills (for adjusting front caster and wheelbase), and some of the rear suspension parts are all interchangeable. I think maybe even the A-arms and steering blocks too. In short, it looks like it would be pretty economical to run both classes.
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Go for real pancar so, F1 are not even close to pancar racing, believe me... Except if understeer is your religion...
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:41 AM
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Go for real pancar so, F1 are not even close to pancar racing, believe me... Except if understeer is your religion...
If understeer is the price to pay for my car to not look like a doorstop, I'll pay 10 out of 10 times Besides I wish my F1 would understeer. Cold dusty concrete and direct drive with rubber tyres are a nightmare
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:58 PM
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Finished the build of my Serpent S120 pro and goodness me what a kit. I’m an X-ray X12 guy and having moved from GT12 in the UK to 12th scale pan car this is a mix of the two.

Buzzing to try this kit.

From the chassis structure, front end, top deck to side links and pivot, will be a fabulous moment to try it.

Cant wait. Will report back.
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You will be disappointed.
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You will be disappointed.
Why do you say this?
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