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]

July 16, 2020

Redcat XR247 pre-assembled axle kit

Redcat have introduced their new XR247 Axle Kit with pre-assembled front and rear trussed axles. The axles feature integrated heavy-duty double-sheer mounting points, integrated trusses, steel internal axle tube inserts, diamond shaped pumpkins, CNC aluminium spools, one piece pinion gear and a 2.91:1 gear ratio. They are a welcomed upgrade to many shaft-driven crawlers and rock racers and scratch builders will also be pleased by their strength and performance when fitted to their competitive monster trucks, trail rigs and scale builds.

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July 16, 2020

Redcat Wendigo Rock Racer Builder’s Kit

Redcat have announced the release of their new Wendigo 1/10th scale rock racer kit. The kit allows the RC enthusiast to build the competitive rock racer the way they want it. The Wendigo Builder’s Kit includes a complete unassembled chassis, wheels, tyres, clear body, and additional scale accessories. The kit is loaded with high end features and components, like its competition inspired weight distribution. The front mounted position for the motor and transmission, along with its centrally located battery tray and divorced transfer case provide excellent front to rear weight distribution for confidence inspiring driving. The kit’s 1.5mm steel ladder-type frame rails provide a sturdy backbone for this vehicle. The wheelbase is adjustable from 334.7mm to 358.7mm, with 346.7mm being the stock configuration. The gear boxes feature Mod1 gears and ball bearings. The heavy duty telescoping driveshafts provide reliable power delivery to the front and rear trussed axle housings with diamond shaped pumpkins. The diamond-shaped central axle housing easily slides over obstacles and the CNC aluminium spool, along with a one-piece pinion gear, can handle heavy weight, big power and aggressive driving. Steel internal axle tube inserts add low CG weight and prevent axle flex.

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June 17, 2020

Yeah Racing trail truck aluminium front bumper

Yeah Racing have released their new aluminium front bumper with LED light and for the use with the Axial SCX10, Traxxas TRX-4 and Redcat Gen8 kits. The highly detailed scale bumper features a built-in winch fair lead which allows to route the winching cable through the bumper without any modifications needed. Also included are two LEDs that can be used with the bumper as well.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]

February 8, 2020

Redcat Kaiju 1/8th scale monster truck

Redcat have introduced their new Kaiju 1/8th scale electric ready-to-run monster truck. It builds on a moulded tub chassis with a 3-differential drivetrain that improves power control without sacrificing the truck’s stunt and bashing abilities. Steel CVA drive shafts with captured joints, steel internal differential gears, 17mm aluminium hex hubs, rubber-sealed ball bearings, sealed drivetrain and extra durable plastics are some of the performance and durability components standard on the Kaiju. Damping is provided by four aluminium threaded body oil-filled coil-over shocks. The suspension is completely adjustable and tunable for most driving styles and conditions. The truck features a 6S LiPo-ready ESC and will accept single 4S to 6S or double 2S to 3S LiPo batteries. The truck uses the popular T-style battery connectors and the adjustable battery tray, with inner dimensions of 145.5mm long, 47.8mm wide and 56mm high, is what makes multiple battery configurations possible. Hobbywing’s powerful 150A brushless ESC and 4-pole 4268 2100Kv brushless motor provide power to the with the power system being both waterproof and dustproof, and it features low voltage cutoff, as well as overheating protection. The massive power handling capabilities of the Kaiju requires some additional stability control in the form of an adjustable wheelie bar. This allows the driver to decide how wild the truck’s wheelies are. The truck sits on four  aggressive monster truck tires that were designed for tearing through soil, as well as for high speed performance. The tire’s low profile sidewall design offers stability, traction, control and excellent power delivery. The retro styling of the polycarbonate body, coupled with its aggressive stance, gives the truck an amazing look and feel. The RTR package also includes a realistic looking and durable front bumper, with D-ring shackles and clear LED lights. Two red LEDs illuminate the rear of the vehicle.

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