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April 18, 2012

Serpent 747 1/10th 200mm chassis

Serpent releases a new development stage for the 1/10 scale gas onroad class, the 747. Shown at the Toy Fair a few months ago, it comes loaded with many improvements and new features and is much lighter too. Focus points for this development stage was to achieve a wider sweet spot, combined with lower weight and further improved performance, and keep a very strong car as before. At first glance the car may look very similar to the 733-TE, but in reality around 50% of the car is new. Italian, German, English and USA drivers in specific were very helpful supplying feedback and testing the new developments. True team-work and it pays off.

Key new elements of the Serpent 747
– 3mm chassis with symmetrical machining for flex reasons, with more options to play with flex and weight-inserts.
– Flex-control system front with new radio plate; the 747 keeps the rear flex control system with alu, rubber or no connectors at all
– Lighter geardiff with new case and new gears using 3.5mm shaft
– Wider front lower bumper with aero dynamic effects, and option to cut out parts to influence aero effects
– Lighter front and rear brackets and middle shaft holder
– Improved front geometry with new upper wishbones
– Improved rear geometry with new arms and uprights
– Light competition type receiver holder and servo-holders below the new carbon radio-tray
– Lighter brake-disk
– True Motion Centax clutch and light SL6 gearbox
– RCM shock absorbers with membrane

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]



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