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Serpent - Serpent 720

 

Serpent is pleased to announce their all-new 200mm race chassis, the Serpent 720. Based on the ultra successful Serpent 710, the car has been extensively tested on many different track conditions to ensure the best overall performance.

Introduction

The new Serpent Seven 20 continues to improve upon the long line of championship-winning, ultra-successful, and highly-competitive 1/10th scale cars from Serpent, setting new standards in quality, ease of assembly, ease of use, and outright performance.

The Serpent 720 in Brief

The 720 features the following major enhancements:
- Wider sweet spot makes for easier setup
- Easier assembly
- Front & rear factory assembled gear differentials
- Optimised geometry
- Pre-assembled RCC shock absorbers
- Improved features throughout

New Rear end

The new rear end of the Serpent 720 features new 1-piece lower wishbones and fully adjustable uprights. As with all the wishbones on the car, 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 upright features robust pivotball mounting points on the bottom and two upper camber link mounting holes for fine-tuning rear roll center.

New Rear end

The new rear end of the Serpent 720 features new 1-piece lower wishbones and fully adjustable uprights. As with all the wishbones on the car, 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 upright features robust pivotball mounting points on the bottom and two upper camber link mounting holes for fine-tuning rear roll center.

Rear anti-roll bar

The all new rear anti-roll bar for the Serpent 720 is now ball-raced for extra precision. Stiffness is quickly and easily adjustable by changing the linkage mounting points on the lower wishbones or alternatively by changing the position of the ball joint pivot point on the roll bar itself.

To further stiffen the rear end of the car, we have created a distinctive S-shaped carbon brace which spans the two rear bearing blocks.

Linkage replaces rear upper wishbone

For the 720, Serpent has for the first time used an adjustable linkage instead of a rear upper wishbone. This linkage is solid and lightweight, easily handling impacts, while offering improved and simple adjustment. The two inner mounting positions of each camber link offer an easy way to adjust camber rise.

New Braking system

The 720s new braking system is similar to that pioneered on the Serpent 960 in that it does away with the need for guidance pins in the chassis plate. The 720 comes with a single ventilated brake disk to further improve braking performance and consistency.

Fuel Tank

Serpent has included its race-proven 75cc fuel tank in the 720. The tank is top-mounted using rubber-covered aluminum mountings to isolate the tank from vibrations, and small body clips allow for quick & easy removal.

The new tank also has another of Serpents innovations: the anti-fuel-lock (AFL) fuel tank lid. The AFL lid contains an air chamber to prevent fuel from blocking the back-pressure line during high-speed cornering.

Rear body mount

By simplifying the rear end of the 720, it is now possible to remove the rear axles with only 6 screws. This configuration also makes it very easy to adjust the rear lower roll center positions. Another unique feature of the rear end is that the body mounting posts are no longer mounted directly to the carbon shock tower but are instead mounted to a flexible composite body mount plate. This reduces the chance of shock tower breakage even in large accidents.

Lightweight transmission

The 720 comes with the same lightweight and well-tested transmission that was in the Serpent 710. The gearbox and clutch features a fine gear pitch and lightweight components, which result in better acceleration whilst the race-winning Centax-III clutch system is easily adjusted and performs brilliantly.

Adjustment

The Serpent 720 has been designed with the highest level of competition in mind and is therefore fully adjustable. The racer can change numerous settings easily and effectively, including the suspension geometry. Upstops and downstops can be easily accessed and easily adjusted for optimum handling, as can the cars roll centers at both the front and rear of the car. Castor, toe, and camber are also easily adjusted.


Manuals

Serpent supplies a full-colour instruction manual to allow you to build your car with the greatest of ease. A separate brochure containing all exploded views and latest option parts is also supplied with the car.

Introduced originally with the Serpent 710, the Setup Book has now been improved and updated for the new Serpent 720 and contains set-up solutions, diagrams, and detailed theory. Also included is a Serpent 720 decal sheet and blank set-up sheet.

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