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Serpent 190mm 1/10 scale ERYX 3.0  TC 4wd  EP

2mm coated and laser engraved 7075 T6 aluminium chassis; dark grey anodised with ERYX 3.0 logo, lowered machined sides for
optimal flex and lower CG, fully symmetrical for even flex.
lighter upper and lower bearingblocks front and rear indentical.
new type lower CG 7075 T6 motormount, centraly mounted.
seperate bushing to support the top-plate , to influence flex as needed.
lightweight aluminium spool with blades.
playfree steering assembly with pressed in bearings.
v2 type hard composite all around: wishbones, uprights, castorblocks.
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 anodised aluminium camberlinks.
Lightweight anodised aluminium trackrods.
Lighter composite anti-roll bar centering front and rear.
ERYX 3.0 set-up sheet.

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The Serpent ERYX ERYX 3.0 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 should see you in the winner’s circle in no time.


Serpent started of in the electric 1/10 class as early as 1990 already with the Tenforce full suspension car, designed by Rody Roem, former 1/8 gas onroad World Champion.  At that time all the racing was with pancars only,  so the TenForce was its time (too) far ahead.   Only years later the full suspension class became more widely accepted and grew into the largest onroad class overall.

Serpent re-started the electric touringcar line with the famous Serpent S400 in 2008, which was also successfully raced by Billy Easton. Later followed by the Serpent 411, which was renamed to ERYX since version 2.0.   Michael Salven is in charge of the design of the touringcar class, with assistance of very active racers in this category.  In the latest update of the 411 platform, the ERYX 3.0 , some larger changes are made like the aluminium chassisplate, and the new motormount.   Many new idea’s for touringcar design are in the minds and testing continues basically full-time, heading towards the WC in USA later in 2014.



Interview on the ERYX 3.0 project with Serpent designer and toplevel racer Michael Salven




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.



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 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 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.


The Serpent ERYX features lowered shocktowers 2.5mm thick carbon fibre 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.


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 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



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 battery pack is kept in place by 2 mounts on the centreline 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.


The new machined alumnium motorbracket is superlight and superlow an suits both stock and mod garing well.  The motormount and middleshaft holder  assembly  with 2 longer legs connect to a seperate small alu bracket. 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.


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 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 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 new super-short Serpent onroad shockabsorbers lower the center of gravity even further. They come with threaded hard coated shock-bodies, pre-load shock nuts with o-ring, softer membrames , supersmooth and strong shock-rods with nut to hold the piston, perfectly moulded pistons ( 1,2,3 and 4 holes in kit), toplevel o-ring /bushing package,  light spring-cups, strong balljoints.  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.

High quality race-springs included with color coding, grinded flat for even load.




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.  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.


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.


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 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 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 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).


Ackermann:   two positions on the steering blocks , and the steering plate with shims
Camber:   adjustable front  and  rear
Toe-in:      adjustable front  and  rear
Front Caster:   4° static ( 0°, 2° or 6° as optional )
Downstops:   adjustable front and  rear
Front anti-dive:   adjustable range  0° to  3°
Rear anti-squat:   adjustable range  0° to  3°
Anti-roll bars:   1.4mm front and 1.4mm rear


Manual / decal / set-up sheet
To allow you to build your car with the greatest of ease, Serpent supplies a full colour instruction manual and integrated reference guide section that contains all the exploded views and latest options.   Serpent logo decal sheets and set-up sheet are included .
All Manuals are available to download as a PDF in the Download section click the link below.


The ERYX kit comes without body/wheel/tyres/spurgear and electronics.   Its packed in a very small strong box with nice graphics, which can be re-used as parts or tyre box lateron.   The box contains bags which are numbered in same sequence as steps in the manual.


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.

CONCEPTS: David Ehrbar  / Michael Salven / team-drivers

DESIGN: Michael Salven

Team Serpent


Chassis carbon 2.25mm

Chassis carbon hard 2mm

Topdeck carbon 1.75mm

Top-deck carbon flex 2mm

Topdeck carbon 2.5mm

Body-height fine-tuner alu (4)

Weight set brass 5gr - 12gr - 20gr (2+1+1) 

Bumperplate carbon set S411

Serpent also offers full range of gears and pinions for the ERYX 3.0

Spur Gears 64P Range  
120005            Spur gear 64P / 92T
120006            Spur gear 64P / 96T
120007            Spur gear 64P / 100T
120008            Spur gear 64P / 104T
120009            Spur gear 64P / 108T
120010            Spur gear 64P / 112T
120011            Spur gear 64P / 116T

Pinions  64P range   
120105            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 18T
120106            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 19T
120107            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 20T
120108            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 21T
120109            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 22T
120110            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 23T
120111            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 24T
120112            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 25T
120113            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 26T
120114            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 27T
120115            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 28T
120116            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 29T
120117            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 30T
120118            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 31T
120119            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 32T
120120            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 33T
120121            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 34T
120122            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 35T
120123            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 36T
120124            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 37T
120125            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 38T
120126            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 39T
120127            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 40T
120128            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 41T
120129            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 42T
120130            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 43T
120131            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 44T
120132            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 45T
120133            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 46T
120134            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 47T
120135            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 48T
120136            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 49T
120137            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 50T
120138            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 51T
120139            Motor-pinion alu hard  64P / 52T

Spur Gears 48P Range  
120015            Spur gear 48P / 69T
120016            Spur gear 48P / 72T
120017            Spur gear 48P / 75T
120018            Spur gear 48P / 78T
120019            Spur gear 48P / 81T
120020            Spur gear 48P / 84T
120021            Spur gear 48P / 87T

Pinions  48P range   
120150            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 12T
120151            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 13T
120152            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 14T
120153            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 15T
120154            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 16T
120155            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 17T
120156            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 18T
120157            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 19T
120158            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 20T
120159            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 21T
120160            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 22T
120161            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 23T
120162            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 24T
120163            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 25T
120164            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 26T
120165            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 27T
120166            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 28T
120167            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 29T
120168            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 30T
120169            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 31T
120170            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 32T
120171            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 33T
120172            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 34T
120173            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 35T
120174            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 36T
120175            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 37T
120176            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 38T
120177            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 39T
120178            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 40T
120179            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 61T
120180            Motor-pinion alu hard  48P / 62T

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