The new Serpent 411 Eryx 3.0 is the next big development stage for the 411 platform. Featuring an ultra low center of gravity, optimized weight distribution, revised suspension geometry and top quality materials throughout. The Serpent 411 Eryx 3.0 RC touring car includes multiple new additions include a 2mm aluminum chassis, lighter upper and lower bearing blocks, new lower motor mount, lightweight aluminum spool and much more.
- 2mm coated and laser engraved 7075 T6 aluminum chassis; dark grey anodized with Eryx 3.0 logo, Lowered machined sides for optimal flex and lower CG, fully symmetrical for even flex
- Lighter upper and lower bearing blocks front and rear identical
- New type lower CG 7075 T6 motor mount, centrally mounted
- Separate bushing to support the top-plate , to influence flex as needed
- Lightweight aluminum spool with blades
- Play free steering assembly with pressed in bearings
- V2 type hard composite all around: wishbones, uprights, castor blocks.
- V2 hard composite wishbones with one central hole for shock mounting
- Rear anti-roll bar mounted in front of rear arm
- Anti-roll bar centering in lighter composite
- Tapered composite anti-roll bar holders, to have superb fit with any wire diameter
- Front double joint cardan shaft v2 with clips
- Brackets standard : 3.5/ 0.5 split blocks in the rear, 2.0/ 0.5 in the front
- New material shock-O-rings
- Lightweight anodized aluminum camber links
- Lightweight anodized aluminum track rods
- Lighter composite anti-roll bar centering front and rear
The Serpent 411 Eryx is supplied with high-quality lightweight bearings with orange seals throughout, making the drive train very efficient and allowing it to run very smoothly.
The front bumper has been made from a high impact absorbing foam material and is shaped to protect the entire front end of the car in the event of a crash. The bumper is held in place with a large top-plate.
The Serpent 411 Eryx utilities a centrally mounted ball raced dual pivot steering assembly-rack in aluminum. Offset steering linkage for correct steering geometry and ackermann. The steering assembly allows for very precise steering and great control. The ackermann is adjustable by using shims. The system now pivots on lower steering-shafts, creating a more direct steering feel. The bearing in the levers are pressed inside for a play-free assembly
The unique and innovative servo holder has zero influence on tweak, as its floating above the chassis and mounted directly to the steering-assembly in the center of the car. This also keeps the weight lower than any other design.
For adjusting the cars toe-in and track-width, the ERYX is equipped with separately mounted suspension brackets on both the front and rear of the car. Each bracket features an easily recognizable number that corresponds to the setting being used and due to the way they are mounted allows the user to easily and accurately adjust their cars settings. The brackets are designed such way that they can be used in any position in the car. The inner brackets FR and RR are now split type, to allow for more flex. The split suspension blcoks are mirror type, so you can use them either left or right and obtain a different desired setting. This way less different blocks are needed for a good variety of settings. Standard ones: : 3.5/ 0.5 split blocks in the rear, 2.0/ 0.5 in the front
DJC / CVD’s spring-steel
This car is supplied with a complete set of 4 high quality hard coated spring-steel CVD shafts, which are a highly consistent, efficient and durable way to transfer all the power the surface. The front ones are v2 type double joint cardans DJC, the rear regular CVD style shafts.
The newly designed very narrow chassis plate has been machined from 2mm 7075 6 aluminum, lowered sides to lower the center of gravity and mount the electronics lower. All holes in the base of the chassis have been countersunk . The chassis further features extra holes to mount weights and additional stiffeners . All holes are as close to the center line of the chassis, to create even flex.
The battery pack is kept in place by 2 mounts on the center line of the car, and 2 special nylon mounts with slits to mount the glass-tape. The mounts can be reverted to move the battery more forward or backwards. Below these these the carbon Lipo battery holders are mounted.
Belts and Drivetrain
The Serpent Eryx features a 2-belt configuration with a long front and a short rear Kevlar reinforced low friction belt that combined with precision molded gears makes for a super smooth and free drive train.
Lower Shock towers
The Serpent Eryx features lowered shock towers 2.5mm thick carbon fiber shock towers on the front and rear of the car. The upper shock-mount height is now 5.7mm lower than in the ERYX-TE. Each tower sports many holes for adjustment of the shock absorber angle while the rear tower also acts as the mount for the rear body posts and the front tower accommodates a 3rd front body post.
The car comes supplied with a front spool which has been made from hard anodized aluminum and are used with blades to increase lifespan. The shape has been optimized to ensure that the part is as light as possible without compromising strength.
The Serpent Eryx touring car is supplied with coded anti-roll bars front and rear with a composite centering bracket. The anti-roll bars are available in a number of thicknesses and are connected to the wishbones using short adjustable track rods, connected with a pivot ball to the lower front wishbone, and with a ball directly to the rear lower wishbone.
The anti-roll bars run in small tapered nylon inserts , and the anti-roll bar is centered through one captured center bushing.
Harder C-hub front
A standard system on most high-end touring cars, the Serpent 411 Eryx features a front C-hub system in Hard composite. The car comes standard with a 4-degree caster block but is also supplied with a pair of 2 and 6-degree blocks. The C-hub is large enough to take out the drive-shaft assembly without dis-assembling the c-hubs.
Similar to the rear suspension in configuration, the front suspension sports a lower composite wishbone while the upper camber adjustment is handled using an aluminum track rod which is solid, lightweight and can easily handle impacts.
Rear section with improved harder arms
The rear end of the Serpent 411 Eryx features stronger Hard lower wishbones . The lower wishbones can be used on both the left and right sides, minimizing the number of spare parts needed to bring to the track. The rear Hard upright features a pivot pin mounting point on the bottom and 2 upper camber link mounting holes for fine-tuning camber rise.
The front and rear end of the Serpent Eryx are fully identical and been designed for high performance and ease of maintenance. The rear bearing blocks have been designed in 2 pieces which allows the topside to be simply removed with 4 screws, giving you easy access to the differential for maintenance or adjustment. All the parts have been machined from aluminum and are anodized in gun metal grey.
The new machined aluminum motor bracket is super light and super low an suits both stock and mod gearing well. The motor mount and middle shaft holder assembly with 2 longer legs connect to a separate small aluminum bracket. The small front aluminum bracket, can be fitted with an aluminum bushing with long screw to connect to the top-deck. It can also be removed to create extra flex. The separate machined brackets hold the light aluminum middle shaft/ 19T pulley.
Composite Gear differential v2 with composite gears and X-axle
The Serpent Eryx 411 comes supplied with a lightweight and smooth rear gear-differential. This super small differential can handle all the power of BL motors. Gear-diff can also be used on the front. The new version has composite internal gears and 3.5mm x-shape shaft and features coated aluminum out drives. The metal gears can also still be used or mixed with composite. ( The ball-diff is optional).
Super Short RCM Shocks
The new super-short Serpent onroad shock absorbers lower the center of gravity even further. They come with threaded hard coated shock-bodies, preload shock nuts with o-ring, softer membranes , super smooth and strong shock-rods with nut to hold the piston, perfectly molded pistons ( 1,2,3 and 4 holes in kit), top level o-ring /bushing package, light spring-cups, strong ballpoints. Main advantage is better response of the shocks under hard sudden impact, e.g. when touching a curb. The volume of the SS shocks remain same as the earlier short shocks, and the key advantage is that you can continue using the normal size springs as before.
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