Reviews for Serpent S811B 2.0 "Cobra" 1/8 Scale Competition Buggy Kit [SER600008]

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Ernesto Martinez
Tuesday, Jul 16 2013 (about 2 years ago)
Serpent S811B 2.0 "Cobra" 1/8 Scale Competition Buggy Kit
Awsome car, handles great and is the more durable buggy out there!! A+ quality and easy to built!
Cody Horner
Verified Owner
Thursday, Sep 19 2013 (about 2 years ago)
Serpent S811B 2.0 "Cobra" 1/8 Scale Competition Buggy Kit
And update to my review after running the kit for a couple months, which I realize is important before posting reviews ;-) Save your time and buy another kit. First of all, the kit is a capable kit with a good setup and the time and patience to maintain it. No doubt about that. However, the kit itself leaves much to be desired in terms of maintenance and the build process. First of all, I was missing a couple parts during the initial build which is always a PITA. Secondly, the fit of the plastics and other components was nice and tight in some places, and sloppy and lose in others. Other spots, it was incredibly tight to the point of having to heat plastics to avoid stripping screw heads (front bulkhead assembly). Also, maintenance on this kit is an absolute pain. You would think the 1 piece radio tray is clever design, but it is not. The tray is flimsy and flexes and eventually strips screws. The linkage is a pain, and always annoying to have to pop ball ends on and off just for maintenance. There are a ton of screws to undo just to get access to your battery which is a giant waste of time, and further more dirt still gets inside this "sealed" tray easily from all angles. Lastly, the CVD's combined with the cheap bearings are just brutal. Don't say I didn't warn you! If you put in the time for maintenance, the plastics are very durable however and the kit can perform. It has a nice free drivetrain and the brakes work well.... when not caked with dirt, which will take all of 10 minutes on some tracks.