Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road
Serpent SRX-8 Nitro buggy >

Serpent SRX-8 Nitro buggy

Like Tree42Likes

Serpent SRX-8 Nitro buggy

Reply

Old 03-29-2016, 03:34 AM
  #46  
Tech Master
iTrader: (46)
 
kaptain crash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: York PA.
Posts: 1,494
Trader Rating: 46 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by 1/8 IC Fan View Post
More Pics from NEO - Carlos Dur„es
Serpent has some of the best made parts but ....that radio tray looks like it going to be hard on the carb. Look at the angle its pulling on the throttle body. They should have found a way to move that servo back at least another inch, so it would pull out at a less of a angle. Not trying to bash Serpent but looking at that layout.....just looks wrong.
kaptain crash is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 03:47 AM
  #47  
Tech Master
 
cczjordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Malaysia, Sabah
Posts: 1,040
Default

Originally Posted by kaptain crash View Post
Serpent has some of the best made parts but ....that radio tray looks like it going to be hard on the carb. Look at the angle its pulling on the throttle body. They should have found a way to move that servo back at least another inch, so it would pull out at a less of a angle. Not trying to bash Serpent but looking at that layout.....just looks wrong.
I agreed but can just turn at the carb throttle pull to make it better
cczjordan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 05:08 AM
  #48  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
chicky03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,994
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by cbrking805 View Post
The new buggy has a similar look to the current competition out there. Does anyone know what demensions are those front bearings they look small..... Those new hubs look really nice though. The older buggy was great, imo, but really like the new style points that Billy put into the car.
Same size bearings as all the cars. 8x16x5 for the outer bearings.

Originally Posted by cbrking805 View Post
To me the new car hit the mark in making the buggy comparable to other brands. Let's hope they free up the drive train and make the car have bearings that last. Also does anyone have a idea of what lipo will drop in that big battery box?
The car will come with super high quality Japanese NSK bearings and the yes the drive train is super free
This battery will work http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...00-l-2s/p15789

Originally Posted by kaptain crash View Post
Serpent has some of the best made parts but ....that radio tray looks like it going to be hard on the carb. Look at the angle its pulling on the throttle body. They should have found a way to move that servo back at least another inch, so it would pull out at a less of a angle. Not trying to bash Serpent but looking at that layout.....just looks wrong.
The throttle linkage is no problem if you set it up like the picture below.
Attached Thumbnails Serpent SRX-8 Nitro buggy-20160329_073012-2-.jpg  
chicky03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 07:14 AM
  #49  
Tech Master
 
cczjordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Malaysia, Sabah
Posts: 1,040
Default

For diff bearing, what size? Is it flanged? Center/front/rear?
cczjordan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 07:16 AM
  #50  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
chicky03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,994
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by cczjordan View Post
For diff bearing, what size? Is it flanged? Center/front/rear?
8x16x5 just like the wheel bearings, no flange
chicky03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 09:21 PM
  #51  
Tech Master
 
cczjordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Malaysia, Sabah
Posts: 1,040
Default

Originally Posted by chicky03 View Post
8x16x5 just like the wheel bearings, no flange
Sweet, thanks for the info
cczjordan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 02:38 AM
  #52  
Tech Master
 
cczjordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Malaysia, Sabah
Posts: 1,040
Default

From the teaser, i think only standard ackerman can fit. Is the old option 2 or option 3 ackerman applicable to srx8? I really dont like the option 1
cczjordan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 02:45 AM
  #53  
crd
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 324
Default

Ackermann is changed by changing the carbon steering parts L and R.

Last edited by crd; 03-30-2016 at 02:58 AM.
crd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 11:05 PM
  #54  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 126
Default

Will there be an updated truggy in the mix that will have some of these improvements ?
bartnz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 11:23 PM
  #55  
Tech Master
 
cczjordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Malaysia, Sabah
Posts: 1,040
Default

Will they keep the rear upright boot (prevent dust) for cvd and add the front 1. I think it be will nice
cczjordan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 05:22 AM
  #56  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
chicky03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,994
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by cczjordan View Post
From the teaser, i think only standard ackerman can fit. Is the old option 2 or option 3 ackerman applicable to srx8? I really dont like the option 1
there are 4 option plates for the steering block, 1 in the kit is similar to 1 on the old car

Originally Posted by bartnz View Post
Will there be an updated truggy in the mix that will have some of these improvements ?
At some point but, probably not this year

Originally Posted by cczjordan View Post
Will they keep the rear upright boot (prevent dust) for cvd and add the front 1. I think it be will nice
yes, front ones too!
chicky03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 03:37 PM
  #57  
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bordeaux
Posts: 22
Default

hey hey !!!!
Before any announcement, i found this page !!!

promo.serpent.com/srx8/

add http.... before the word promo

Brun_s is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2016, 04:55 PM
  #58  
Tech Master
 
cczjordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Malaysia, Sabah
Posts: 1,040
Default

Anyone tested the new buggy? Is the handling characteristics changes a lot?
cczjordan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 03:26 AM
  #59  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
chicky03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,994
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by cczjordan View Post
Anyone tested the new buggy? Is the handling characteristics changes a lot?
More steering and much more stable. Also a lot easier to work on.
chicky03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 10:11 AM
  #60  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (5)
 
Mickey_B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 593
Trader Rating: 5 (86%+)
Default Pre order date

Have they released a price pre-order date?
Mickey_B is online now  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service