Serpent introduces the Spyder 1/10 rear motor Short Course Truck in a true Ready to Race version.!
The RTR Spyder SCT is based on the high-end competition version of the Spyder SCT and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the race version also fit the RTR version.
- Ready to race
- Prepainted and precut SC body
- Dragon-RC 2.4 GHz transmitter TX-RX
- Waterproof Electronic speed controller 45A
- Brushless, sensorless motor 9T
- Expert factory assembly and set-up
- Dragon-RC premounted SCT tires
- Spring steel transmission
- Gear differential and solid slipper clutch
- High-performance race geometry
- Very long wishbones
- Unique steering block design
- Big bore 12mm RCM type shocks with dual system
- Highly Efficient Steering Ackermann
- Wide side guards
- Rear motor design
- Narrow composite chassis design
- Light SC Body
Serpent designer Billy Easton, former 1/10 scale 2wd World Champion, and the designer of the successful Cobra 1/8 series of cars and the recent Spyder 2wd buggy in RM, MM, and SCT, has created this next masterpiece, the rear motor SCT RTR version of the very popular Spyder series.
Serpent decided to create the Short Course RTR Truck based on the very popular Spyder rear motor buggy.
Composite chassis plate with a layout allowing for a perfect weight balance, and optimal space for the electronics, battery, and servo. The front Kick-up angle in the Chassis incorporates more clearance for racing and allows for more nose landings.
Durable composite front and rear shock towers, with multiple shock angle positions allowing drivers to fine-tune for varying track conditions.
Dual system 12mm big bore shocks with coated threaded bodies, a unique cap design, a superbly sealing o-ring, and spacer package. The Shocks can be used in Bladder or Emulsion setups. The shock-set comes with a set of molded pistons to choose from. A selection of 5 springs-sets is available to fine-tune the suspension settings. Shock Collars with inner o-rings are used on the threaded bodies to set-ride height.
Front upper bulkhead
The front upper bulkhead supports the upper links and shock tower in the best possible way. The front section offers the option to mount a front sway bar unit
Front bumper system
The durable composite front bumper system will absorb the worst of head-on crashes and will allow for safe nose landing.
The long-front Wishbones are made from a super strong composite material. The arms are angled to optimize the CG and pivot on 3mm captured pins on the inside and out. The arms have 2 mounting positions for shock angle and are prepared to use an optional anti-roll bar if needed.
Front and Rear Track Rods
Spring steel front and rear track rods are mounted to durable composite captured ball joints. The track Rods have L/R threading for easy adjustments.
Castor blocks and settings
Caster block inserts come as 0, 2.5, and 5-degree versions all of which are included. The caster blocks are very compact and strong units made from a special composite material.
Steering Block and Rear Upright
The steering blocks fit 5x10x4 mm bearings. The rear hub uprights use a larger 5x14x4 outer bearing and 10x15x4 mm inner for ultimate lasting performance. The steering blocks and rear uprights utilize some of the best high-strength materials on the market today.
The rear uprights allow you to adjust, the toe in from -2 to + 2 degrees by use of various inserts also included in the kit.
Steering system and Ackermann
The steering system has a reverse swinging pivot system that optimizes the efficiency through all different types of corners. You have 3 Ackerman choices to choose from.
Wheel-axles and wheel hex
The spring steel wheel-axles utilized a 12mm hex adapter to follow current market standards. The front springs steel axle is fixed, while the rear wheel-hex is a clamping aluminum version.
Battery space mount and weight balance
The battery is mounted perfectly in the center line of the car. It's an exact fit for saddle packs. In the case of using a Shorty-pack, it can be moved to the front or back to play with weight balance. Pieces of hard foam are supplied to do so and secure the battery in position. The carbon fiber battery-top-brace has a secure quick release system with handy aluminum twist nuts.
The side-guards or nerf bars are an innovative construction. The side guards are made wide, so it supports the sides of the body well. The inside of the guards is open and can be filled with optional polycarbonate sheets. In jumps with SCT, you have the ballooning effect, as wind is captured under the body, losing stability. The closed section on the Serpent Spyder SC will largely prevent that from happening, creating better-balanced jumping and more stability. The precut polycarbonate sheets come clear and can be painted in your favorite color scheme too!
The gear-differential is a super compact, effective, and durable unit. The structure and assembly is common type in this class, but the high-quality parts and well functioning will make it stand out. The height of the diff can be changed with optional inserts.
The car features a solid slipper combined with steel gear, to have a simple and durable system. The slipper clutch is optional.
Motor plate and motor guard
The motor plate comes in anodized aluminum.
Anti-roll bars can be fitted on the front and rear of the car, but are optional. They can be used on high grip surfaces to further adjust the car's performance
Rear Transmission case
The composite rear transmission case is light and durable. It allows the driver to adjust the differential height to each specific condition. It also securely holds the motor plate, and differential as well as supports the rear wing mount and rear shock tower.
Rear driveshaft system, wheel-axles
The spring steel drive shafts are thin and light, yet durable. The spring steel wheel-axles are 5mm, light, and durable, guided by the 2 different sizes of bearings, inner 10x14x4 mm and outer 5x13x4 mm. The driveshaft pin is fully captured to prevent any failure. These bearings are for sure to stand up to the rigors of any track condition.
Rear suspension brackets and toe in
The 3mm spring steel pivot pins are held in place by the suspension bracket made from aluminum. Inside the bracket, you use inserts to set toe-in and roll center. You can adjust the toe-in from 2 to 4 degrees and adjust the anti squat from 0 to 4 degrees.
Rear suspension arms
The long and durable angled rear suspension arms are very tough units to withstand the rigors of the track and the hard landings. The rear arm offers 2 options for shock position and two mounting locations for the rear anti-roll bar if needed.
Rear Chassis skid plate
The composite rear skid plate connects to the chassis plate. This connection allows you to unclip the rear end in one piece but helps reduce the total cost of maintenance. It is also made from extremely high-strength composite material.
The rear bumper section is a very durable unit, easy to disassemble, and fits well with the rear of the body, to absorb the worst of back-end crashes.
Body shell and rear wing
The prepainted and precut light realistic looking Short Course style body, made in top quality clear polycarbonate, has a nice flowing line, and a steep front windscreen for down force. The separate flares in the rear section help for stability in jumps, high speed, and cornering.
High-speed sealed stainless steel ballbearings with aeroshell oil
Hard steel, mostly Allen screws, roundhead, and countersunk. Minimized the number of different Allen heads to make working on the car easier.
Durable white Serpent Short Course wheels and premounted SCT tires.
Dragon-RC 2.4GHz transmitter
Combined with the supersmall receiver.
Powerful Dragon-RC 9T brushless/sensorless motor.
Waterproof Dragon-RC electronic speed controller.
Dragon-RC premounted offroad tires.
The kit comes complete with body and wheels, a full-color manual and exploded views, a blank and standard set-up sheet, and Serpent decals.
- Axle height Front
- Front and rear camber
- Front Toe-in and toe-out
- Rear Inboard toe-in angle
- Rear Outboard toe-in angle
- Ride height
- Weight balance
- Shocks for dampening and springs, shock angle
- Gear ratios
- Anti-roll bar thickness ( option)
- Electronic placement
- Ready to Race SCT Truck
- Not included: TX batteries, car battery, and charger
Length: 540mm ( with the body)
Width: 295mm (varies with set-up)
Gear Ratio: 2.43:1
Weight: varies with electronics used
Designed by Billy Easton, USA