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madbeats 01-10-2009 05:07 AM

Serpent 966
 
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...ats10/9661.jpg
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...ats10/9662.jpg
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...ats10/9661.jpgSerpent 966 scoop -2 (09/01/2009)
By: Ronald Baar

New generation Serpent 960
The new generation of the successful 960 platform is called Serpent 966.

Its not easy to make a very good car even better, but Michael Salven, together with feedback from Team Serpent drivers, made it possible.

Easier to work on, more accessable, more durable, innovative the works.

Below a list of main new features and some 3D pictures to explain them.

More detailed info and more "real" pictures to follow in the next 2 weeks.

For those who want to pre-order, here are the item-numbers to make your reservations:
903009 Serpent 966 4wd 1/8 scale racing car
903326 Conversion-set 960-08 to 96X

Release is expected for february.

Serpent 996 Main new features
-new rear end design, very open, accessable and strong
-perfect alignment of rear axle and 2-speed shaft
-anodized, cnc machined, aluminum main rear axle supports with coated alu eccenters; more rigid, better rear axle support, easy belt-tensioning, easy access for maintenance
-anodized, cnc machined aluminium suspension brackets to hold lower rear pivot pins, front and rear brackets
-new brake-design and lower positioned in the car, new brake-pad design, fully ballraced, with very easy access for maintenance
-anodized, cnc machined, aluminium 2-speed shaft supports, right side with integrated brake-cam design, more rigid, improved 2-speed shaft guidance and alignment
-very strong and stiff carbon fibre suspension brackets / suspension holders and new rear shocktower/backplate design
-precision machined aerospace alu 7075-T6 966 chassisplate, with chamfered edges, engine cooling sleeve and pocket to mount the optional carbon insert for more/less front flex
-RCC shocks with improved sealing, rod-guidance and new o-ring design
-high quality allen screws throughout the car

Serpent 960 taken to the next level, Serpent 966.

Serpent
The racing experience.

Serpent 966 rear end -2

Serpent 966 rear end -3

Riketsu 01-10-2009 08:23 AM

As Sam from Kamikaze has stated... I believe there will be upgrade kits to change your 960 '08 into the 966.

Team Kamikaze 01-10-2009 08:36 AM

Part number for the conversion set from 08' 960 to 966 is SER903326, the conversion set and the SER903009 = 966 kit will both be available on February 2009.

rcpoint 01-10-2009 10:17 AM

sweeeet!!!

motojon 01-10-2009 10:23 AM

Man Serpent does make reall pretty cars

nitrodude 01-10-2009 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by motojon (Post 5275158)
Man Serpent does make reall pretty cars

Pretty, pretty fast.

OILMAN 01-11-2009 01:09 AM

Sweet. Time to retire the 950.

RANDY SMOOTH 01-11-2009 07:42 PM

nice :tire:

gearhead_22 01-12-2009 06:52 AM

damn! I just did the 08 conversion last summer. Well her I go again, can't wait till it comes out. :)

fossil 01-13-2009 04:07 PM

This is a very nice car Serpent has now. Good looking serviceable rear section.:)

Storm_PT 01-13-2009 05:16 PM

I noticed something very good in those CAD images. Serpent has switched to hex head screws instead of phillips :) No more replacing all screws as soon as i get the kit :)

gotmotor 01-13-2009 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by nitrodude (Post 5275218)
Pretty, pretty fast.


looks like a cartoon:lol::lol::lol::lol::blush:

motojon 01-14-2009 06:31 AM

I wish they would use torx screws theyre extremely hard to strip out, but i guess thats something you can do yourself

nitrodude 01-14-2009 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by gotmotor (Post 5290430)
looks like a cartoon:lol::lol::lol::lol::blush:

Even on CAD looks faster than... Well you know :D

Matt, are you guys coming? You better.

Riketsu 01-14-2009 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by motojon (Post 5291398)
I wish they would use torx screws theyre extremely hard to strip out, but i guess thats something you can do yourself

Problem with torx screws is that it is not common. Many people already have HEX tools. It would be a pain to have to buy also torx screws. Plus if your in the pits during a race/main and you have to borrow tools from a fellow racer, you couldn't do this because your using torx screws.


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