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Old 05-31-2007, 09:02 AM   #61
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almost like the X company wait a minute didnt they work together afew years back
Yup. They USED to be the distributor for the X clan.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:52 AM   #62
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What does "EP" in the name mean? i see that on alot of models but never knew what it meant... looks like nice car tho... but i guess ya gotta take it with a grain of salt since they all look the same.
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EP = Electric powered
GP = Gas powered
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:10 AM   #64
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Well I would have to disagree with you on the 415 thing. Tamiya is an excellent sedan but the only thing on this car that is like a 415 is that it has two belts and two diffs and 4 wheels and 4 shocks. Take a minute and study the differences. It is differnt length, different belts, different shocks, diff offset, diff link positions and proven to have worked on their other vehicles. Which is the difference between Serpent and others who are new. THey have a racing success background.

The top deck is really short which is common among the new sedan cars but the steering system is a little different from the rest. The diffs are made of a high quality aluminum. The final ration is a little over 2:1 and it has great acceleration. The car has impressive look to it. It really is a nice looking car with the bulk heads and the carbon. Serpent is using a really good carbon fiber and there shocks are of good quality and durablilty(From the 720). Serpent is into racing and has a racing heritage. Michael and Rene have been designing cars for over a decade and now have an electric car. I personally feel the car has tremendous potential. I have driven it, Worked on it and feel it is the next sedan to have.

Actually if you take a carefull look at the 400 you will seethat it uses the same style toe blocks (not the xray style), same battery placement with same style bulk heads (the front is larger) the only real difference they made is that the front belt runs closer to the motor which in change placed the front diff to the right hand side. This is proven method to reduce cost not increase performance. (so the front and read diffs are the same)
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:11 AM   #65
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Yup. They USED to be the distributor for the X clan.
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EP = Electric powered
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I thought it had something to do with th power source....

Thanks for the info
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:19 AM   #68
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I thought it had something to do with th power source....

Thanks for the info

Beat me to it I was going to say

EP - East Power
GP - Gold Peak

But yeah it used to be electric vs Gas...
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By the way the reason I said it looks like the 415 is because that is a good thing The improved couple flaws of the 415 and put it in 400

for example the center steering and the inline servo position are a good thing.

I wish they used the larger knuckle bearings but this one seems to be using the cheesy 9x5s I dont mind the bearings being destroyed, youjust replace them, but I just hate the slop in the knuckles with these thin bearings.

I also would like to see cut outs for the toe blocks so they dont move in an accident and bid the suspension. (factory guys maybe able to drive with direct servo horns and stuff but I am a human being )

But I dont like the fact that the rear bulk head is divided in to 2 pieces.
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Well said tough beard... The car really is going to be good and those bearings are great to run outside as we do here in Florida. Good luck with the cars and let us know how you do with them..
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Yup. They USED to be the distributor for the X clan.
Serpent Benelux IS the distributor ofr the Netherlands and Belgium for Xray and Hudy!
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i am ready to see more pictures of the final production car....and the price..
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Has anyone noticed that the aluminum suspension holders are an exact replica of the Tamiya ones?
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Has anyone noticed that the aluminum suspension holders are an exact replica of the Tamiya ones?
wow, exactly the same? down to the mm? the exact same geometry?

see, until you take a set of calipers to them, you really cannot say the are an "exact replica"...
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i wonder when serpent is going to release more pics of this car?its suppose to be released next month....
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