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June 13, 2014

Serpent Viper 977-e 1/8th electric car – Preview

Serpent Viper 977-e 1/8th electric car – Preview

Serpent have released first information and images on their electric-powered Viper 977-e 1/8th electric on-road car. Making use of the proven 977 suspension the kit will feature a newly designed 5mm carbon fibre chassis and topdeck, carbon fibre battery mounts and protectors as well as a carbon fibre speed controller tray. The drivetrain makes use of dual 5mm belts with large diameter pulleys and ball-raced belt tensioners. The motor mount and middle layshaft bracket are machined from 7075 aluminium for maximum precision and  durability. Designed to be run with an 1/8th scale speed controller, a 2000kv brushless motor and dual 3S LiPo battery packs, first testing showed similar or even faster lap times compared to the nitro-powered counterpart with runtimes of more than 5 minutes being no problem. Final testing is in full swing at the moment with a production start being expected soon. In the future there may also be a conversion kit for 977 owners allowing to run the electric variant indoor during Winter time for example.

Serpent Viper 977-e 1/8th electric car – Preview

Serpent Viper 977-e 1/8th electric car – Preview

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]



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