Serpent announces the new 747
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 09:37am
By Mike Garrison
Serpent has just announced their all-new 747 1/10 scale nitro 200mm onroad car. The new car is a fresh new design based off of the 733, however, features enough new parts that there will be no conversion kits available to update the current 733. By looking at the car, it looks very similar to the 733-TE, HOWEVER, Serpent has said that around 50% of the car is new.
Serpent says, "The new 747 is loaded with many improvements, new features, and is much lighter. Focus points for this development stage was to achieve a wider sweetspot, combined with lower weight and further improved performance while keeping a very strong car as before."
Key new elements of the Serpent 747:
- 3mm chassis with symetrical machining for flex reasons,with more options to play with flex and weight-inserts.
- Flex-control system front with new radioplate; the 747 keeps the rear flex control system with alu, rubber or no connectors at all
- Lighter geardiff with new case and new gears using 3.5mm shaft
- Wider front lower bumper with aero dynamic effects, and option to cut out parts to influence aero efects
- Lighter front and rear brackets and middle shaft holder
- Improved front geometry with new upper wishbones
- Improved rear geometry with new arms and uprights
- Light competition type receiver holder and servo-holdersd below the new carbon radio-tray
- Lighter brake-disk
- True Motion Centax clutch and light SL6 gearbox
- RCM shock absorbers with membrane
The Serpent 747 will become available early May 2012. All the new above developments also fit the Serpent 733 for those looking to upgrade at their convenience without having to buy a new kit.