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Old 03-04-2009, 04:08 AM   #1
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Default Stormer "Cobra" conversion for the Serpent S120

Everybody loves a tease . Pics in 24 hours.

Conversion pod, and chassis for the S120.

Balanced brushless pod, massive pinion friendly, front bumper, 2mm more cell adjustment, 1/12 scale specific pod plates (none of this 1/10th and 1/12th sharing pods foolery). little tweaks here and there.

Tired of putting the point of your caliper in some little hole in the bottom of the pod and trying to catch the end of your rim at the same time to set width? I think I have a better solution.

90% of the parts are in stock now. The rest are being worked over. delivery date, unsure. (crosses fingers)

I like how it turned out.

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Oh you are such a tease. can't wait for the pics
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I watched Bob build the car in the pits this past weekend in Billings. He got the car done for a heat and the mains. Virtually untested on the maiden voyage, he just missed the A Main of 17.5 on a difficult track. With a tire change, Bob cleaned house in the B. The car looks very promising. He has taken the best parts of the Serpent car and introduced his ideas. Bob has actually been racing for a very long time, so his concepts are for an optimized car. Bob likes the fine details and is sparing nothing to come up with the ultimate end result.

He wouldn't let me take pics.

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Donde esta el pictures-o?
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I watched Bob build the car in the pits this past weekend in Billings. He got the car done for a heat and the mains. Virtually untested on the maiden voyage, he just missed the A Main of 17.5 on a difficult track. With a tire change, Bob cleaned house in the B. The car looks very promising. He has taken the best parts of the Serpent car and introduced his ideas. Bob has actually been racing for a very long time, so his concepts are for an optimized car. Bob likes the fine details and is sparing nothing to come up with the ultimate end result.

He wouldn't let me take pics.

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Gotta keep the paparazzi at bay.

Brian, you know better than anybody (you've been dedicated and targeted to 1/12th forever), cars like this are VERY short run, low production pieces. Very obscure, but designed with heart.

Kind of like the way I watch you with your car. You're looking at it, fiddling with it, faint smile on your face, I know what's going on, and I appreciate it. truth is, I'd be willing to bet that you couldn't care less if there were other cars on the track or not. And you'd still have a smile on your face.

I would be very surprised if we sell more than 20-30 of them in a year. The car makes me happy, perhaps it will make others happy. I would consider it very humbling if people felt it had enough merit to add it to their racing program. It's not for everybody, it's obscure, likely going to be 20-30% more expensive than competing items (due to low production runs) and nobody has setup information (yet). Hows that for a sales pitch. ...lol...

I will say that I was VERY excited by the time I had the 3rd pack through the car that I was moving the pack toward the back and it was better. That's good news. I usually start testing a car with the pack all the way forward and tune for a while.

Tracks straight, develops good side bite, rotates fast, the balance is good, no surprises, It's on the right path.
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Bob has actually been racing for a very long time, so his concepts are for an optimized car.
You're already on the way to Xray level sales!
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What, no Trouser Snake Edition?
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You're already on the way to Xray level sales!
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What, no Trouser Snake Edition?
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Is this the same conversion as the pics in the other conversion thread?

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...onversion.html
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Gotta keep the paparazzi at bay.

Brian, you know better than anybody (you've been dedicated and targeted to 1/12th forever), cars like this are VERY short run, low production pieces. Very obscure, but designed with heart.

Kind of like the way I watch you with your car. You're looking at it, fiddling with it, faint smile on your face, I know what's going on, and I appreciate it. truth is, I'd be willing to bet that you couldn't care less if there were other cars on the track or not. And you'd still have a smile on your face.

I would be very surprised if we sell more than 20-30 of them in a year. The car makes me happy, perhaps it will make others happy. I would consider it very humbling if people felt it had enough merit to add it to their racing program. It's not for everybody, it's obscure, likely going to be 20-30% more expensive than competing items (due to low production runs) and nobody has setup information (yet). Hows that for a sales pitch. ...lol...

I will say that I was VERY excited by the time I had the 3rd pack through the car that I was moving the pack toward the back and it was better. That's good news. I usually start testing a car with the pack all the way forward and tune for a while.

Tracks straight, develops good side bite, rotates fast, the balance is good, no surprises, It's on the right path.
So... When will the rear pod be available?!? I want one!!
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Is this the same conversion as the pics in the other conversion thread?

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...onversion.html
Nope. Uses 2 of those parts though.

That car the "spent", is what lead to THIS car.

there are basically 3 things going on here.


a) T-bar conversion for the stock S120 car.

b) Brushless pod conversion fits the stock s120.

c) Cobra conversion for the S120, all of the above + chassis and bumper. At this point, all that's left of the S120 is the ride height adjusters and the front suspension.

I like the S120 front suspension. Kudos to Salven, Mobers and crew on that car, it's hard to push 1/12th stuff in different, yet similar directions. I hope they don't take it the wrong way that I'm mutating the car. The S120, as delivered, is a work of art. I just changed a few things to suit me. I tried to put a little "sexy" back in my version. Hard to do though, the original s120 is pretty darn sexy.
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Nope. Uses 2 of those parts though.

That car the "spent", is what lead to THIS car.

there are basically 3 things going on here.


a) T-bar conversion for the stock S120 car.

b) Brushless pod conversion fits the stock s120.

c) Cobra conversion for the S120, all of the above + chassis and bumper. At this point, all that's left of the S120 is the ride height adjusters and the front suspension.

I like the S120 front suspension. Kudos to Salven, Mobers and crew on that car, it's hard to push 1/12th stuff in different, yet similar directions. I hope they don't take it the wrong way that I'm mutating the car. The S120, as delivered, is a work of art. I just changed a few things to suit me. I tried to put a little "sexy" back in my version. Hard to do though, the original s120 is pretty darn sexy.
So are you gonna keep dancing around or are you gonna show the "goods" already?
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Pics in 24 hours.
According to this quote which was posted at 6:08AM today (4 March 2009)... My guess is there will be pics tomorrow morning sometime around 6-6:30AM.

Until then, we discuss

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C'mon, I'm milking it. I don't get to do this very often. ...lol...

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