New for your Serpent chassis are these brass battery holders for the companys 960 and 720 chassis’. A direct replacement for the original plastic version they have been machined from a single piece of brass. Using these new heavier battery plates brings more weight to the lowest part of the car and helps prevent the car from grip rolling in high traction conditions and thus allows your car to corner at higher speeds.
Serpent have an interesting story on their site about Champ Car star and soon to be Formula One driver Sebastien Bourdais who tried out one of their F180 formula cars yesterday (Thursday) at Assen where he and his Newman Haas Lanigan Team are preparing for this weekend’s second European Champ Car World Series encounters. The reigning Champ Car Champion drove one of three F180s brought by Serpent to the 1:1 track which is situated in the north of Holland. While light rain made the temporary r/c track, which was situated right in front of the Newman Haas Lanigan Team pitbox, tricky Bourdais proved to be a natural at the controls as he and his Crew Chief Pedro raced one another. Both were impressed with the handling and speed of the 1:8 scale car as well as the strenght of the parts as they made contact on a number of occassions!!
The 12th running of the KO Grand Prix took place in England over the weekend and it was Mirage team drivers who filled the modified podium with Olly Jefferies taking the win from Andy Moore and Ben Cosgrove.
Driving his Hot Bodies/Orion combination, Jefferies ruled throughout the event setting the FTD ahead of team-mate Moore. Leg 1 of the A Final saw Jefferies take the win using his final set of new tyres to good effect. Xray driver Ben Cosgrove took leg 2 victory with Leg 3 going to Moore despite intense pressure from Jefferies who knew he had done enough to take the overall victory.
Xray have released new aluminum shock absorbers that have been specially developed and designed to work with both the T2 electric and NT1 nitro platforms. The unique black hardcoated aluminum shocks are loaded with racing features including interchangeable internal parts, giving you the option of installing 1 or 2 silicone O-rings and you can also choose between fully-adjustable 4-step pistons, or you can choose fixed 1-piece precision pistons.
The XRAY aluminum shock absorbers come with all the necessary parts to build one pair of shocks (2 shocks). Springs and shock oil are not included but can be purchased separately.
Serpent have introduced this new 5 cell chassis plate for the S400 to optimise the car further when raced under the latest EFRA rules that require the use of only 5 cells. Machined out of a 2.5mm sheet of high quality carbon fibre, the plate is a simple replacement for the standard 6 cell version but now only sports 5 cell slots and this allows for a less tight radio equipment configuration. The chassis has contersunk screw holes on the bottom a better weight distribution, a machined slot under the motor to allow it to sit as low as possible and all the areas that are used for mounting the cars electrics have machined grooves to provide that all important cooling.
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KM Racing have released yet more parts for the Xray NT1 with the announcement today of 3 new items for the car. The first up is a new aluminium side stiffener which is super lightweight, yet helps add extra support to the structure of main chassis. The next new item is an aluminium brake lever which sports 3 holes to mount the cars brake lever and gives the user more adjustment and better control over the cars braking action. Finally are some aluminium front anti-roll bar levers, which are very stiff and also very strong especially in the event of a crash.
Serpent have announced the release of their European Championship winning small block .15 engine, the ZX15 SB DSII+. One of the few engines available for the 1/10th scale 235mm class, this high performance 5-port engine has been designed for top level competition and comes complete with taller liner, durable pistong and conrod, easy to adjust design carburettor, orange cooling head and superbly finished grey anodised crankcase.