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  1. Serpent RTR GT-E 1/8 4WD On Road Car 
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    Cobra GT-E Ready To Race 1/8 Electric Powered The RTR version of the successful high end Serpent 1/8 Cobra GT . Complete with DragonRC 2.4 radio, metal-gear servo, brushless motor, waterproof speedo, pre-painted-precut GT body with large rear wing and pre-mounted GT tires 4-wheel-drive, 3 gear diffs, 16mm big bore shocks, aluminum shock towers and chassis, easy radio box, low battery boxes. Fully upgradable with parts and options from the high end race-version. This super durable GT chassis allows a great entry in the racing scene, at a lower cost, and will make you finish your races !
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    Main features
    • Race ready high performance electric GT ?
    • Expert pre-assembled and pre-set
    • 4wd with carbon shafts, 3 compact ,durable gear diffs, super-easy machined aluminum motor mount, super low longitudinal battery boxes, compact speedo-servo mount, unique angled steering system, 16mm Big bore shocks, balanced anti-roll bars FR and RR, 7075 T6 alu shock tower FR and RR, durable suspension and transmission parts, captured suspension pins, the works !!
    • Dragon-RC pistol type transmitter 2.4 GHz with large LCD screen
    • Dragon-RC 120A waterproof speed controller
    • Dragon-RC powerful 2450kv brushless sensorless motor
    • Dragon-RC 10.5kg strong servo with metal gears
    • Dragon-RC high grip pre-mounted GT race tires and wheels
    • Pre-painted and precut ultra-low GT body shell and large rear aero-wing
    • Full color user manual and decal set included


    Serpent now offers the Cobra GT-E also in a Ready To Race, to make this superb car even more attractive to a broader customer base, so also Hobby racers can now join in for the action. This RTR version includes it all.

    Top-quality components packed in a Ready-to-race package, the best start a Hobby-driver can make.

    High end racing chassis with top quality parts, impressive 2.4 GHz transmitter with nice LCD screen and easy menu, Waterproof electronic speed controller with small footprint, which fits the Cobra GT ESC holder like a glove combined with a strong 2450KV brushless motor with lots of torque.

    Features

    Transmitter and receiver

    The DragonRC pistol type transmitter comes with a nice large LCD screen, which makes is easy to select through the easy menu’s. The small and light receiver is fitted inside the radio box of the car.

    Speed-controller

    The electronic speed controller is a fully Waterproof 120A unit from DragonRC with a small footprint which fits the Cobra like a glove. The new modern design is very small and attractive looking. Top-quality soft silicone covered cables.

    Brushless motor

    The DragonRC brushless sensorless motor is a strong 2450kv unit which gives lots of torque and amazing top speed. , and is anodized in same bronze color as the other alu parts of the car.

    Chassis plate

    Chassis plate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminum. Kick-up angle on front for stabile landings. Countersunk holes. Slots to locate the front and rear suspension mounts precisely. Angled sides to increase stiffness.

    Bumper

    Large foam bumper, which is kept in place by a upper and lower nylon bumper plate.

    Chassis stiffeners

    Composite stiffener front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed.

    Central radio / servo mount

    Composite compact radio box which offers good space for the steering servo and the receiver.

    Battery-cases / side-guards

    The main eye catchers are the extremely low laydown longitudinal placed battery-packs at each side of the car, being part of the side-guards, securely fastened with a flip top-lid, for easy and fast battery changes. The weight low in the car and in the right position, well balanced. The Lipo holders comply with ROAR legal packs / dimensions.

    Motor mount:

    The motor is placed in the most optimal position in the car, keeping motor-forces and transmission parts / alignment in mind. Only one-screw is needed to secure the BL motor, in the nicely designed durable machined aluminum motor mount. Space for additional motor-cooling available as needed.
    The space for the motor allows a maximum motor-length of 70mm, which covers most widely used motors ( except for the truggy / monster truck motors).

    Steering blocks assembly

    Composite steering blocks combined with 10 degree C-hubs for precise steering. Spring steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset . Flanged wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not lose a wheel nut in a race.

    Front suspension

    Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special shaped down stops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grub screw from the bottom.

    Front anti-roll bar

    The balanced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in balanced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivot ball, for very precise and low friction operation and easy tuning.

    Shock tower and body mounts front

    4.0mm thick aluminum anodized shock tower with 2 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 3 holes for roll-center positions. Strong, in height adjustable body mounts with wide top-section to seat the body well.

    Angled steering system / servo saver

    The bell cranks are angled to reduce the angle of difference between the total caster and steering plane. Therefore you will have less bump steer and a truer steering Ackerman through the entire range of suspension

    Ackermann plate

    With the design of the steering bell cranks when changing the Ackermann you will not need to adjust your steering tie rods. You simply will only need to adjust your end points on your radio..

    Rear suspension arms

    Durable longer oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special down stops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grub screw from the bottom.

    Rear uprights assembly

    Composite uprights with 3 upper roll-center positions. Strong steel track-rods with L/R threading and strong ball joints to pre-set camber. Hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner ones with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset. Flanged wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not lose a wheel nut in a race.

    Rear anti-roll bar

    The balanced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the rear wing mount and runs in balanced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivot ball, for very precise and low friction operation.

    Shock tower rear

    4.5mm thick aluminum shock tower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 2 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 3 holes for roll-center positions.

    Wing mount and body mounts rear

    Polycarbonate rear low aero wing. Central rear body mount with the rear body post, which are adjustable in height easily .

    Captured pivot pins and balls and bolted hinge pins

    All spring-steel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place and made in spring-steel quality. This relieves stress on the hinge pin when adjusting the kick up, or anti squat. Your pin is free to rotate to any angle without binding.

    Shock absorbers RCM big-bore 16mm

    Anodized aluminum shock bodies with durable 4mm shock-rods. Pre-load adjuster clips for ride height setting. Shocks use large diameter membranes and large diameter O-rings and bushings to create a super smooth and leak-proof package. Large diameter pistons are held in place by a nut on the polished shock-rods tops. Open type spring retainer to let dirt out easy.

    RCM shock springs

    Color-coded progressive race shock springs are supplied for the 1st standard set-up and all springs are grinded flat top and bottom, and checked individually for tension and length and are matched.

    Compact gear differentials

    Very compact gear differentials with very smooth metal sintered gears, and steel shaft. Perfect sealing case with special gasket and O-rings. Very light and durable outdrive cups in spring-steel. Hardened spring-steel diff-coupler 13T with connector running in 2 oversized bearings The Cobra-GT-E uses a 13T / 44T combo gearing. 46T central diff gear. This drive ratio will provide amazing acceleration combined with the low vehicle weight.

    Front and rear drive

    The front has captured driveshafts using a CVD system. The rear has durable black steel driveshafts with hard steel pins.

    Hard black steel transmission parts

    The front and rear strong hard black steel carbon shafts connect the differentials .

    Body

    Serpent super low Cobra GT body, fully pre-painted in a very attractive design and pre-cut too. The very low body has excellent handling and down force

    Tires / wheels

    The Cobra is fitted with pre-mounted DragonRC GT racing tires. The tires are glued on durable but flexible DragonRC race-wheels with cell-foam inserts. A super-package for excellent grip on the most common surfaces.

    Oils and grease

    Top-quality silicone shock-oil, silicone diff oil and some grease is used to meet the standard set-up.

    Manual and set-up

    Full color user manual with easy to follow steps, exploded views for easy spares ordering. A separate manual for the transmitter and the speed controller is included.

    Decals

    Black and white promo body-decals ; Serpent generic and Cobra GT ones.

    Packing

    The RTR kit is packed in a colorful large strong packing box with protection for car and transmitter.

    Service and Support

    The Serpent distributor, dealer or agent is your source for more info, but also the Serpent website and the member section and the YouTube channel provides lots of information.

    Needed to complete the car:

    • 4 x AA batteries for the transmitter
    • 2 x Lipo hard-packs 3800 mAH or more
    • Charging equipment/ power supply


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    Well, it looks like a nice car. Wonder if this thing will give the XO-1 a run for its money...
     

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    Not the same market even. The XO-1 is for people who have access to very large flat places to run or don't have common sense. The ONLY thing these two will have in common is the price tag.

    It's funny they use the name Cobra for it. I checked out a few others and see why they didn't use those:

    Anaconda - Traxxas tire name
    Boa - denotes a huge snake
    Copperhead - BB Gun ammo
    Diamondback - Cheap bicycle
    Garter - Too wussy
    Mamba - Castle ESC name
    Python - Car Audio name
    Rattlesnake - Too Western
    Sidewinder - Castle Motor name
    Viper - Dodge car name
     

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    at $579 the price is no where near the traxxas XO-1
     

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    I was.referring to its capabilities, not cost.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by andystoybox View Post
    Diamondback - Cheap bicycle
    nothing cheap about diamondback bikes. they make good bikes, they have a whole line of kick ass high end stuff. they just also make budget versions sold at sporting good and retail stores. it's the budget bikes that have totally ruined there reputation with the general public.
    and that is why high end company's should never make budget products.
    im suburban hooligan and i approve this message
     

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    looks like a kids' toy, completely off scale. Wheels are way too big. No thanks.
     

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    O_o, that looks silly. Totally cheesy knock off appearance with that body and out of proportion looks. That belongs under the cartoon scale if there was such a thing. The industry does not give a damn anymore or these new cats just can't cut it. No way in hell I would give it a green light looking like that especially under that name brand. It would make a great Traxxas and whatever oddball companies bring out.
     

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