The Serpent Viper Taipan 988-e 1/8 Electric On-Road Pan Car Kit is the electric version of the popular 988 gas car. This car brings together all of Serpents gas and electric racing knowledge to deliver the race proven geometry, bulletproof drive-line and smooth shock absorbers of a gas car combined with the weight distribution, flex options and belt drive layout of the 4X touring car.
Light and Symmetrical Chassis
Very light, ultra-narrow 4mm chassis-plate with symmetric layout and central fixing points for suspension, batteries and electronics.
Low Friction Mid-Shaft Assembly
Ultra-true, low-friction mid shaft assembly, featuring 2 big-size ball bearings. The assembly is easy to remove for spur gear changes and general maintenance.
Twin Vertical Carbon Top Decks
Carbon, vertical twin top deck design, creating the backbone of the car. It gives the chassis the perfect balance between torsional flex and longitudinal stiffness.
Secure Battery Mounting
Symmetrically mounted Carbon battery mounting plates with Velcro strap system and integrated, flexfree stiffeners.
A carbon spacer for the rear end stiffens the chassis and acts as a location device for the bulkheads and brackets of the rear suspension.
Front Flow Bumper
Redesigned Front Flow bumper is a very durable and offers removable inserts. It’s very easy and quick to change the aerodynamic characteristic in a matter of seconds. By just removing or adding the inserts to increase or decrease steering and turn-in. The ribs in the bottom guide the air below the chassis and body.
Centrally Mounted Steering Lever
The central mounted steering lever allows easy and fast Ackermann adjustment. The steering lever features a top mounted insert which can be used in 3 positions. Another 2 Ackermann positions are available on the steering blocks.
Rear End Construction w/ Aluminum Brackets
The rear end construction with aluminium brackets is a very open design, which allows for easy of maintenance and cleaning. Dis-assembly requires the removal of only a few screws. Replacing a belt if needed, is a simple task. The eccentric bearing holders on the rear shaft allow adjustment of belt tension. The whole rear end can be removed as one unit from the chassis by removal of only a few screws.
Narrow Solid Rear Axle
The narrow solid rear axle in Serpent spring steel has a lightweight 9mm wide 48T pulley. The axle has a double slot for the driveshaft pin for lightness and long life. Spring steel, CVD type, drive shafts connect the rear shaft to spring steel wheel-axles with aluminium quick change levers. A very durable and long lasting drivetrain.
Rear Floating Body Mount
The rear floating body mount which is mounted on the up-rights with 2 arms is centered by a carbon-fiber and steel guider. The mount has 4 positions on each side to choose from, depending on body shell used and traction available. The threaded holes on the end of the body mount give the option to add further body supports.
- 4wd belt-driven race car
- Serpent spring steel axles with quick change system for the wheels
- Front and rear spring steel CVD shafts
- NSK bearings for the transmission
- Low friction belts and ball raced belt-tensioner
- Black anodized front shaft with one-way bearings and narrow rear solid axle
- Super true mid shaft with 0.8 fine pitch spur gears
- Independent suspension with hydraulic big bore low cg shock absorbers
- Ball raced front and rear anti-roll bars
- (1) Viper Taipan 988-e 1/8 Electric On-Road Pan Car Kit
Needed to Complete:
- 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC, Motor and Pinion Gear
- (2) 2S or (2) 3S LiPo Batteries
- 3 Channel Radio System w/High Torque Steering Servo
- Battery Charger compatible w/LiPo battery chemistry
- 1/8 On Road Wheels & Tires
- 1/8 On Road Body
- Paint for Polycarbonate Body
This product was added to our catalog on August 28, 2019