Serpent designer Billy Easton, former 1/10 scale 2wd World Champion, and the designer of the successful Cobra 1/8 series of cars and the recent Spyder 2wd buggy in RM and MM, has created this next masterpiece, the rear motor SCT version of the very popular Spyder series.
Key features of the SPYDER 2wd SC truck:
High performance race geometry
Very long wishbones
Unique steering block design
Big bore 12mm RCM type shocks with dual system
Highly Efficient Steering ackermann
Wide side guards with polycarbonate inserts
Rear motor design
Adjustable rear differential height
3 pad slipper clutch / ball differential
Narrow composite chassis design
Light SC body with flares
Composite chassis plate with a layout allowing for a perfect weight balance, and optimal space for the electronics, battery and servo. The front Kick-up angle in the Chassis incorporates more clearance for racing and allow for more nose landings.
Durable composite front and rear shock towers, with multiple shock angle positions allowing drivers to fine tune for varying track conditions.
Dual system 12mm big bore shocks with hard coated threaded bodies, a unique cap design, a superbly sealing o-ring and spacer package. The Shocks can be used in Bladder or Emulsion setups. The shock-set comes with a set of molded pistons to choose from. A selection of 5 springs-sets is available to fine-tune the suspension settings. Shock Collars with inner o-rings are used on the threaded bodies to set-ride height.
Front upper bulkhead
The front upper bulkhead supports the upper links and shock tower in the best possible way. The front section offers the option to mount a front sway bar unit
Front bumper system
The durable composite front bumper system will absorb the worst of head on crashes and will allow for save nose landing.
The long front Wishbones are made from a super strong composite material. The arms are angled to optimize the CG and pivot on 3mm captured pins on the inside and out. The arms have 2 mounting positions for shock angle and are prepared to use an optional anti-roll bar if needed.
Front and Rear Track Rods
Spring steel front and rear track rods are mounted to durable composite captured ball joints. The track Rods have L/R threading for easy adjustments.
Castor blocks and settings
Caster block inserts come as 0, 2.5 and 5 degree version all of which are included. The caster blocks are very compact and strong units made from a special composite material.
Steering Block and Rear Upright
The steering blocks fit 5x10x4 mm bearings. The rear hub uprights use a larger 5x14x4 outer bearing and 10x15x4 mm inner for ultimate lasting performance. The steering blocks and rear uprights utilize some of the best high strength materials on the market today.
The rear uprights allow you to adjust, the toe in from -2 to + 2 degrees by use of various inserts also included in the kit.
Steering system and Ackermann
The steering system has a reverse swinging pivot system that optimizes the efficiency through all different types of corners. You have 3 Ackerman choices to choose from.
Wheel-axles and wheel hex.
The spring steel wheel-axles utilized 12mm hex adapter to follow current market standards. The front springs steel axle is fixed, while the rear wheel-hex is a clamping aluminum version.
Battery space mount and weight balance
The battery is mounted perfectly in the center line of the car. It’s an exact fit for saddle packs. In case of using a Shorty-pack, it can be moved to front or back to play with weight balance. Pieces of hard foam are supplied to do so and secure the battery in position. The carbon fiber battery-top-brace has a secure quick release system with handy alu twist nuts.
The side-guards or nerf-bars are an innovative construction. The side guards are made wide, so it supports the sides of the body well. The inside of the guards are open, but filled with polycarbonate sheets. In jumps with SC cars you have the ballooning effect, as wind is captured under the body, losing stability. The closed section on the Serpent Spyder SC will largely prevent that from happening, creating better balanced jumping and more stability. The precut polycarbonate sheets come clear and can be painted in your favorite color scheme too !
The limited slip ball differential is a super compact, effective and durable unit. Utilizing 1.8th inch diff balls for ultimate durability. The structure and assembly is common type in this class, but the high quality parts and well-functioning will make it stand out. The height of the diff can be changed with inserts.
Motor plate and motor guard
The motor plate come sin black anodized aluminum.
Anti-roll bars can be fitted on the front and rear of the car, but are optional. They can be used on high grip surfaces to further adjust the cars performance
Rear Transmission case
The composite rear transmission case is light and durable. It allows the driver to adjust the differential height to each specific condition. It also securely holds the motor plate, differential as well as supports the rear wing mount and rear carbon fiber shock tower.
Rear driveshaft system, wheel-axles
The spring steel drive shafts are thin and light, yet durable. The spring steel wheel-axles are 5mm, light and durable, guided by the 2 different size of bearings, inner 10x14x4 mm and outer 5x13x4 mm. The driveshaft pin is fully captured to prevent any failure. These bearings are for sure to stand up the rigors of any track condition.
Rear suspension brackets and toe in
The 3mm spring steel pivot pins are held in place by the suspension bracket made from aluminum. Inside the bracket you use inserts to set toe-in and roll center. You can adjust the toe-in from 2 to 4 degrees and adjust the anti-squat from 0 to 4 degrees.
Rear suspension arms
The long and durable angled rear suspension arms are very tough units to withstand the rigors of the track and the hard landings. The rear arm offers 2 options for shock position and two mounting locations for the rear anti-roll bar if needed.
Rear Chassis skid plate
The composite rear skid plate connects to the chassis plate. This connection allows you to unclip the rear end in one piece, but helps reduce the total cost of maintenance. It is also made from extremely high strength composite material.
The rear bumper section is a very durable unit, easy to disassemble, and fits well with the rear of the body, to absorb the worst of back-end crashes.
Body shell and rear wing
The light realistic looking Short Course style body, made in top quality clear polycarbonate, has a nice flowing line, steep front windscreen for down force . The separate flares in the rear section help for stability in jumps, high speed and cornering.
High speed sealed stainless steel ball bearings with aero shell oil
Hard steel , mostly allen screws, roundhead and countersunk. Minimized number of different allen heads to make working on the car easier.
Durable white Serpent Short Course wheels.
The kit comes complete with body and wheels, full color manual and exploded views, a blank and standard set-up sheet and Serpent decals.
Axle height Front
Front and rear camber
Front Toe-in and toe-out
Rear Inboard toe-in angle
Rear Outboard toe-in angle
Shocks for dampening and springs, shock angle
Anti-roll bar thickness ( option)
Clear body and rear wing
Front and rear wheels with 12mm hex
Full color manual and decals
Not included: tires/inserts/electronics
Length: 540mm ( with body)
Width: 295mm (varies with set-up)
Gear Ratio: 2.43:1
Weight: varies with electronics used
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