February 10, 2023

Redcat RDS Competition Spec Drift car Builder’s Kit

On the back of the release of their all new Ready to Run RDS 1:10 Competition Spec Drift car, Redcat is to also offer the RWD chassis as a Builder’s Kit.  The RDS builders kit requires assembly and does not include a body, motor, ESC, radio system, steering servo, gyro, battery or charger.  The kit is intended for serious drifters who want to build a capable drift chassis that they can add all of their favourite electronics and 200mm body to.  The RDS can be set up for three different battery sizes; a competition style 2S shorty LiPo pack, LCG 2S shorty pack, or a standard sized 2S stick pack.

Source: Redcat Racing [redcatracing.com]


February 6, 2023

Redcat RDS Competition Drift Car

Redcat is releasing a competition spec rear wheel drive drift car, the Redcat RDS. The RDS is ready to run and includes all the necessary radio gear and electronics to get you on the track quickly.  As most drift competitors already own several battery packs, the RDS does not include a battery or charger.  It will accept a competition style 2S shorty LiPo pack, LCG 2S shorty pack, or a standard sized 2S stick pack. Redcat engineered the RDS, from the ground up, for a specific purpose, to compete.  The lead engineer on the project, Shane Mikula, is a seasoned drifter who owns and operates a competition drift track/hobby shop.  Mikula’s track, named TandemRC, is one of the top drift tracks in the US. Mikula has been at the centre of the drift scene for many years, getting direct feedback from fellow drifters. Through his own experience and others’, he’s definitely learned a thing or two about what competitive drifters are looking for in a competent car.  Using this knowledge, the Redcat engineering team has developed a highly competitive rear wheel drive drift car that excels on surfaces which are found on many prepared RC drift tracks, such as carpet, p-tile, and polished concrete.

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January 26, 2023

Redcat LRH285 Designers Show Kit

Redcat’s has released it’s popular LRH285 chassis as a slider in response to a growth in the RC lowriders scene.  This is the same chassis used on the popular Redcat SixtyFour and FiftyNine hopping lowriders but with lots of chrome.  Called the LRH285 Designers Show Kit, it includes an overwhelming amount of chrome parts making it the perfect kit for those who want to create their own show-worthy custom RC Hopping lowriders.  Redcat lowriders are designed for slow cruising and performing hopping lowrider tricks that are possible because of the purpose built LRH285 chassis, which uses a realistically simulated hydraulic suspension.  The LRH285 chassis replicates the unique movement of a full-size hopping lowrider.  The LRH285 Designers Show Kit is a fully assembled slider and includes a LRH285 hopping lowrider chassis, brushed motor, servo horns, mounting hardware for your electronics.  The kit is made to give builders an opportunity to craft their very own custom lowriders, so it does not include a body, wheels, tires, radio system, ESC, servos, battery or charger.

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January 10, 2023

Redcat Gen9 Trail Truck

Redcat has released its latest offroader, the Gen9 – International Harvester 800A Trail Truck.  Loaded with features, the Gen9 has a two speed transmission, newly designed portal axles, precision suspension geometry with zero bump steer, new compound tires, high torque steering servo, adjustable wheelbase and a highly detailed body with a rear pivot mounting design.  It features a meticulously crafted officially licensed International Scout 800A body.  Molded in three separate pieces which allow for a more realistic full depth interior, the body is internally braced and uses a rear locking pivot mechanism with dual quarter turn fasteners up front.  In the interior, you’ll find an injection molded dashboard, front and rear seats, foot pedals, shifters, door levers, window cranks, removable steering wheel and there’s even a turn signal lever on the steering column. The exterior includes an injection molded roll cage, rock sliders, bumpers, side view mirrors, door handles, windshield wipers, front grill, and buckets for headlights and taillights.

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October 20, 2021

Redcat Kaiju EXT 6S monster truck

Redcat has taken the popular 1:8 scale Kaiju monster truck and extended its wheelbase, along with some additional changes. These changes include new belted tires, motor heatsink with fan, new motor mount, metal servo horn, rear wing, and a body that comes in white or copper. The EXT has a new and longer chassis which brings the wheelbase to 360mm. This gives the Kaiju EXT an additional 51mm of wheelbase over the original version which was an incredibly fun truck to drive, especially while using a 6S LiPo to perform standing backflips and pull wheelies at almost any speed. Don’t let the extended wheelbase fool you, the EXT is fully capable of the same backflips and even longer wheelies due to its added stability.

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September 9, 2021

Redcat Volcano EPX Pro 1:10 scale RTR Monster Truck

With this newest update, Redcat has given the Volcano EPX Pro a complete cosmetic makeover which includes a new body and wheels. Redcat has given the Volcano EPX Pro an aggressive looking monster truck body, available in blue or copper, that includes hard plastic roof rails and spoiler. These hard plastic components add rigidity and stand off points to help protect the body during rollovers, tumbles and crashes. The new 10-spoke wheels are durable and the white Redcat logos add to their aggressive styling. The Volcano EPX Pro is ready to run and includes a 3300KV RC540 brushless electric motor, waterproof 60A electronic speed controller (ESC), powerful 6Kg waterproof steering servo, and Redcat’s proven 2.4GHz radio system. The updated Volcano EPX Pro requires a 7.4V (2S) LiPo battery pack and a LiPo safe battery charger.

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November 30, 2020

Redcat Volcano-16 1/16th scale monster truck

From Redcat their new Volcano-16 is a 1/16th scale ready to run monster truck. Supplied complete with two 7.4V 800mAH Li-ion rechargeable battery packs, USB Li-ion battery balance charger cable, a 2.4GHz radio system and sticker sheet, the Volcano-16 even includes a set of LED headlights. Available in red or blue it is small enough to be driven indoors and powerful enough to trample the great outdoors. Powered by a 390 brushed motor and splash proof brushed ESC/receiver, a metal heatsink helps to keep the motor cool and T-style connectors ensure reliable power delivery from the rechargeable Li-ion battery pack. Featuring a durable plastic tub chassis, beefy independent suspension arms, adjustable threaded body coil-over shocks, front and rear gear differentials and full time shaft driven 4WD. The large front and rear bumpers, with impact resistant mounting brackets, look good and offer protection against crashes. An aggressive tire design offers excellent traction on multiple surfaces and the firm tire compound offers long lasting tread wear, even when driving on pavement.

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October 21, 2020

Redcat Gen8 Scout II V2 crawler

Redcat have introduced the V2 version of their Gen8 Scout II 1/10 Electric RC Scale Crawler which was originally introduced at the end of last year. The updated platform sees new heavy duty axles & portal gears, newly designed heavy duty axle housings, a flat skid plate, a 25kg metal gear servo and updated body colours with clear windows. This professional rock crawler includes C-channel frame rails, low centre of gravity battery tray, centrally mounted divorced transfer case, lockable slipper clutch, portal axles with metal gear covers, MOD-1 gears, machined aluminium spools, front CVAs, 32 rubber-sealed ball bearings, threaded aluminium shocks, 47º steering blocks with proper Ackerman, Panhard bar, LED-ready bumpers, winch-ready front bumper and frame mounted floor pans. The highly detailed fully licensed International Scout II body comes with hard plastic grill, plastic folding mirrors, moulded inner and outer fenders, shackle mount front bumper, receiver hitch ready rear bumper and plastic rock sliders.

Source: Redcat [redcatracing.com]