The Eryx 4wd TC 4.0 Aluminium 2mm produced by Serpent in 1/10 scale Touring Car series AWD drivetrain assembly kit, is classified in R/C Models - On-Road - Touring Cars - Electric Powered
1/10 scale high end competition racing car for the international touringcar
race series. Electric powered The Serpent ERYX ERYX 4.0 is the next big development
stage for the 411 platform. Featuring an ultra low centre of gravity, optimized
weight distribution, high performance geometry and top quality materials throughout,
the ERYX is your car for personal best times !
- Class: 1/10th scale 190mm Electric
- Purpose: 190mm Competition touring car
- Chassis: 2mm 7075 T6 aluminium, anodised, CNC machined
- Suspension: Front C-Hub suspension system
- Rear axle: Rear gear- differential with composite gears
- Front axle: Front spool with blades
- Drive system: 4wd through 2 kevlar reinforced timing belts
- Shock absorbers: Super-Short RCM shock absorbers
- Wheel base: 254mm +/- 4mm
- Track-width front: 190mm /- 6mm
- Track-width rear: 190mm /- 6mm
- Adjustability: Camber, Caster, Down-stops, Up-stops, Toe-in, Track width
and Roll centres
- Included: Full colour PDF instruction manual and reference guide
- Not included: Motor, battery, speed Controller, tires, body, radio equipment.
- new 2mm coated and laser engraved 7075 T6 aluminium chassis; dark grey anodised
with ERYX logo, lowered machined sides for optimal flex and lower CG, fully
symmetrical for even flex
- completely new shocksabsorbers; housing, lower cap, x-rings, machined bushings,
shockrods, shockcaps, membrames
- 2mm higher front carbon shocktowers to mount the new shocks
- 2mm higher rear carbon shocktowers to mount the new shocks
- completely new mid-shaft pulley system with playfree assembly, one screw
- new type one piece lower CG 7075 T6 motormount, centraly mounted
- adjustable carbon/alu battery supports to move battery front or back precisely,
easily and securely
- steering-set with wider pivot system for more direct response
- improved diff gears for super smooth diff action
- Serpent springsteel front Double Joint Cardan shafts
- hard compound moulded suspension parts
- ball raced anti-roll bars
- centrally mounted servo-mount, lowest cg
- low friction belts and supertrue low friction pullies
Harder C-hub front
A standard system on most high-end touring cars, the 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 aluminium track rod which is solid, lightweight and can easily handle impacts.
Rear section with harder arms
The rear end of the 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 indentical 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 aluminium and are anodized in gun metal grey.
The new one piece machined aluminium motorbracket is superlight and superlow
and suits both stock and mod gearing well. The small front alu bracket, can
be fitted with an alu bushing with long screw to connect to the top-deck. It
can also be removed to create extra flex. The seperate machined brackets hold
the light aluminium middle shaft/ 19T pulley.
Composite Gear differential with new material composite gears and X-axle
The ERYX comes supplied with a lightweight and smooth rear gear-differential.
This supersmall differential can handle all the power of BL motors. Gear-diff
can also be used on the front. The new version has new type composite internal
gears and 3.5mm x-shape shaft and features coated aluminium outdrives. The metal
gears can also still be used or mixed with composite. ( The ball-diff is optional).
Big bore shocks
The new Serpent bigbore onroad shockabsorbers lower the center of gravity even
further. They come with threaded coated shock-bodies, pre-load shock nuts with
o-ring, harder membrames , supersmooth and strong shock-rods with clip to hold
the piston, perfectly machined pistons ( 1,2,3 and 4 holes in kit) in a new
yellow material , toplevel x-ring /bushing package, light spring-cups, strong
balljoints. The advantage is that you can continue using the normal size springs
as before. High quality race-springs included with color coding, grinded flat
for even load.
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 ERYX is supplied with high-quality lightweight bearings with orange seals
throughout, making the drive train very efficient and allowing it to run very
The ERYX 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.
The car comes supplied with a front spool which has been made from hard anodised
aluminium and are used with blades to increase lifspan. The shape has been optimised
to ensure that the part is as light as possible without compromising strength.
The Serpent ERYX utilises a centrally mounted ballraced dual pivot steering
assembly-rack in aluminium. 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 pivots on wider
low 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 seperately
mounted suspension brackets on both the front and rear of the car. Each bracket
features an easily recognisable 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 aluminium, 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 stiffners . All
holes are as close to the centerline of the chassis, to create even flex.
Battery-stays carbon / alu
The battery pack is kept in place by 2 mounts on the centreline of the car,
and 2 special carbon/alu mounts with slits to mount the glass-tape. The carbon
brace can be easily moved fronr or rearwarsd to move the battery more forward
or backwards. Below these these the carbon Lipo battery holders are mounted.
Belts - drivetrain
The ERYX features a 2-belt configuration with a long front and a short rear
Kevlar reinforced low friction belt that combied with precision moulded gears
makes for a super smooth and free drive train.
The Serpent ERYX features lowered shocktowers 2.5mm thick carbon fibre shock
towers on the front and rear of the car. 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.