April 17, 2020

Serpent Medius X20FWD front-wheel drive kit

Following a first teaser image Serpent now fully unveiled their all-new Medius X20FWD 1/10th scale front-wheel drive touring car kit. The kit builds on the popular X20 4WD mid-motor touring car and it utilises a strong yet lightweight 1-piece motor mount concept that does away with any interference between the front and rear chassis flex while still allowing centre flex adjustability. The result is a design that allows maximum flex capabilities without having a negative impact on the drivetrain, meaning smoother power delivery, more consistency and less chance of stripping spurs. The kit makes use of the X20’s suspension concept with front and rear pivot ball hubs, flex-adjustable lower arms, and 50mm shock absorbers with 12mm shock bodies. Ultra-low anti-roll bars help keeping the centre of gravity as low as possible while the integrated motor and servo mount allows to access a new way of chassis flex control. The multi-functional battery mounting system enables the driver to place the battery in three different ways – transversal, offset and inline – to best suit the given track conditions while the included gear differential is widely tunable using different thickness silicone fluids. The kit will become available in a carbon or aluminium chassis variant and it will hit stores by the end of April. Update: In the meantime first images of the production kit became available. You can find them at the end of this feature.

Key features:
– All-new adjustable 50mm shock with 12mm oversize shock body
– All-new linear and bigger bore springs
– Dampers include machined pistons for best possible consistency
– Traditional-style ball-raced LCG anti-roll bar
– Pivot ball suspension with small balls for simplicity and free movement
– 4x-style arm mount with adjustable castor
– Easy diff and spool removal
– Extremely low centre of gravity
– All-new steering system for correct Ackermann geometry
– Motor mount holder with adjustable flex
– Re-Active rear steering RRS system is standard
– 1-piece shaft and motor mount allow easy maintenance and changing of spur gears
– Same heave damper front and rear which is mounted below the diff/spool just above the chassis for lowest possible center of gravity
– Durable and smooth gear differential
– Battery mounting system allow different layouts for balance adjustment
– Lightweight front aluminium spool with hardened steel outdrives, bladeless
– Carbon fiber chassis in 2.0mm hard as standard
– DJC system in the front made from spring-steel prevent wheel chatter
– Even length Kevlar reinforced drive belt and super true running pulleys, midshaft pulleys made from hard anodized aluminium for maximum durability

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


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