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tudor_47
2013.02.04, 02:28 AM
HI

Found the serpent S280 at area52 report from nuremberg:

http://www.area52.cc/news/3298-toy-fair-2013-serpent.html

color01
2013.02.04, 03:06 AM
As much as I want to see more manufacturers in the 1/28 game, I'm not impressed. This kind of chassis design hails from the 80's, and while you can get away with it when running foam tires (S240), rubber tires aren't quite so forgiving, you actually need good suspension.

Rune
2013.02.04, 12:36 PM
Always good to have more manufacturers entering the scale. The three cars pictured have different rear suspension. Maybe they have something different for the front also.
http://www.area52.cc/images/stories/autos/content2013/content012013/content31012013/Serpent/Serpent-S280-1.jpg

yasuji
2013.02.04, 12:42 PM
nice.... looks like a pn pancar body back there!:)

Felix2010
2013.02.09, 12:06 AM
As much as I want to see more manufacturers in the 1/28 game, I'm not impressed. This kind of chassis design hails from the 80's, and while you can get away with it when running foam tires (S240), rubber tires aren't quite so forgiving, you actually need good suspension.

I hope Serpent picks-up on this. Out of the 3 designs shown in pics, which is Serpent's best-bet for race-readiness and would be track-capable? Either these Serpent chassis perform as well or better then current MR-03's or very quickly they will not be in Mini-Z anymore...:(

HaCo
2013.02.09, 01:08 PM
Very nice! Hope ASC will for without modification.

reaper
2013.02.09, 01:58 PM
Serpent are not new to this scale they did the s24 about 6 years ago . . . . Didnt take off

imxlr8ed
2013.02.09, 02:25 PM
Anything into this scale is a plus but there's one thing that always kills me about stuff like this. Why would you make an ultra-lightweight design and mount an ultra-lightweight lexan body... with four thick aluminum posts? I never understood that myself but I'm sure it's been thought out on their end.

NoBrainer
2013.02.09, 03:04 PM
I like more developing int this scale, but I don't like to different motormount or suspention.
If you could somehow use some of the parts you my have laying around it would be easier to test.
And the width of these chassies says JUST PanCar to me...which I'm not interested in.

doug01n
2013.04.15, 09:02 AM
I like the variable camber of MR03's front suspension... and the CG is very well balanced too. The serpent is not that "plug and play" as an MR-03.