Serpent now offers the Cobra 1/8 scale Buggy also in a Ready To Race version, 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 cool Cobra RTR version includes it all. To top of an already awesome package, Serpent joined forces with Novarossi from Italy, to include the powerfull Novarossi 3-port offroad pullstart engine inside the Cobra !.
Topquality 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 DragonRC 2.4 GHz transmitter with nice LCD screen and easy menu, NovaRossi top quality engine with lots of torque and topspeed and still easy to start.
Chassisplate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminium. 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.
Strong composite sideguards keep most of the dirt out and offer good protection for the valuable gear inside. The sideguards also double act as side stiffners and influence the flex of the chassis overall.
Aligned with chassis kikc-up for precise landings and to protect front suspension holde rand anti-roll bar.
Composite stiffner front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed for extra traction.#
Central radio / servo mount
Composite compact composite radiobox which offers good space for the steering and throttle,-brake servo, the receiver and the receiver battery. The whole assembly including linkages can be taken off easily and fast in one go, when cleaning the car, or doing maintenance.
Central low dual brake system
The Cobra features a low positioned dual brake system with lightweight glass-fibre disks with springloaded race-brake pads. Very effective stopping power.
Serpent selected the Novarossi pullstart engine for the Cobra buggy. The outstanding quality level, high performance, combined with easy starting and long lasting runtime, makes this engine the ideal partner to start racing. Novarossi also offers a special backplate in case you change to a bumpstart system later, so you can continue with the same engine even longer !
The engine is mounted securely on machined aluminium engine mounts.
Polished tuned pipe system
The DragonRC polished inline tuned pipe system works really well with the Novarossi engine and produces a sharp and powerfull tune. Fire it up !
The famous Serpent offroad clutch in 3 shoe version has the right setting for smooth performance, but when you hit the throttle hard it will accelerate the Cobra like crazy.
The foam dual action airfilter sits very low in the car, and snugfits tight next to the fueltank. The large opening in the body for refueling will also allow enough air getting to the filter
Composite steeringblocks combined with 10 dgr C-hubs for precise steering. Black hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings , precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset and aluminium wheel nuts.
Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special shaped downstops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom, so they wont drop out.
Front anti-roll bar
The ballraced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in ballraced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivotball, for very precise and low friction operation and easy tuning.
Shocktower and bodymounts front
4.0mm thick aluminium anodised shocktower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and and 3 holes for roll-center positions. 1 centrally located adjustable bodymount , and 2 forward mounted adjustable bodymounts.
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 aluminium
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 downstops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom.
Optional are the composite mud guards, which can mount to the lower suspension arms, and will keep dirt away from your anti-roll bars transmission and wheels.
Rear uprights assembly
Composite uprights with 3 upper roll-center positions. Strong steel track-rods with L/R threading and strong balljoints to pre-set camber. Hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner ones with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset, and alu wheel nuts.
Rear anti-roll bar
The ballraced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the rear wingmount and runs in ballraced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivotball, for very precise and low friction operation.
4.0mm thick shocktower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 3 holes for roll-center positions.
Wingmount and bodymounts rear
Composite rear wing, with strong nylon adjustable rear bodymounts on wide body-support bridge located far enough to the rear, to support the bodies in best way.
Captured pivot pins and balls and bolted hinge pins
All hardsteel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place. 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.
Shockabsorbers RCM big-bore 16mm
Anodised threaded aluminium shockbodies with durable 4mm shock-rods. Pre-load adjusters with o-rings inside for ride height setting. Shocks use large diameter membrames and large diameter o-rings and bushings to create a supersmooth 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
Colorcoded 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 matched.
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 uses a 13T / 44T combo gearing. 48T central diff gear, combined with 13T clutchbell. 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 cardan shafts connect the differentials .
Serpent cab forward Avenger Cobra buggy body, fully pre-painted in a very attractive design and pre-cut too. The very sleek body has excellent handling, also super in jumps.
Low version strong rear white aero rear wing is included for great downforce and straight line stability.
Tyres / wheels
The Cobra is fitted with premounted DragonRC buggy racing tyres. The tyres are glued on durable but flexible DragonRC race-wheels with moulded cell-foam inserts. A super-package for excellent grip on the most common surfaces.
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 radiobox of the car.
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 seperate manual for the transmitter and the speed controller is included.
Black and white promo body-decals ; Serpent generic and Cobra ones.
The RTR kit is packed in a 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
- Receiver battery NIMH / LIFE / LIPO
- fuel with 16 or 25% nitro and fuelbottle