Serpent 966

Old 01-10-2009, 05:07 AM
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Serpent 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.

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Serpent 966 rear end -2

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As Sam from Kamikaze has stated... I believe there will be upgrade kits to change your 960 '08 into the 966.
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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.
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sweeeet!!!
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Man Serpent does make reall pretty cars
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Originally Posted by motojon View Post
Man Serpent does make reall pretty cars
Pretty, pretty fast.
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Sweet. Time to retire the 950.
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nice
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damn! I just did the 08 conversion last summer. Well her I go again, can't wait till it comes out.
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This is a very nice car Serpent has now. Good looking serviceable rear section.
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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
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Originally Posted by nitrodude View Post
Pretty, pretty fast.

looks like a cartoon
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I wish they would use torx screws theyre extremely hard to strip out, but i guess thats something you can do yourself
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Originally Posted by gotmotor View Post
looks like a cartoon
Even on CAD looks faster than... Well you know

Matt, are you guys coming? You better.
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Originally Posted by motojon View Post
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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