Soon, Serpent will start shipping their new F-110 SF4 1/10th Scale competition Formula Pan Car. The model arrives in hobby shops in kit version and to complete the F-110 SF4 you need to buy the body, motor, speed controller, servo, battery and 2-channel radio system separately.
The innovative design for the rear pod has side bearings in linear guides replacing the sidelinks. With a traditional sidelink design, designers use long side links to have the relative roll movement between pod and chassis as linear as possible.
But, no matter how long the links are, there is always a longitudinal component in the roll motion. With the new side-bearing design, the roll motion is completely linear and independent, thus the cornering is completely independent from accelerating or braking.
While it doesn’t change much on the mid corner handling of the car, this gives a stability at corner entry when the braking and steering input overlaps and at corner exit when the throttle is applied before the steering is completely straight. You can brake harder into the corners and accelerate earlier out of corners.
A new wing mount which is independent of the rear pod movemenT, is connected to the chassis plate via side plates that run under the rear shaft and diff. This makes the suspension work much more like a independent suspension car by massively reducing the inertia of the pod. In addition, the angle of attack of the wing is very constant compared to the traditional design.
The race-proven and strong front suspension from the F110 SF3 has evolved, with more width to increase the stability of the car.