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.

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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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December 5, 2019

Redcat International Scout II Gen8 AXE Edition crawler

Redcat Racing have introduced their new International Scout II Gen8 AXE Edition RTR crawler. The vehicle is the world’s first Ready-to-Run scale crawler using a brushless motor and ESC as it features a Hobbywing Xerun sensored AXE system including a brushless motor and ESC, Reefs RC 422HD V2 metal gear waterproof servo, and Flysky GT5 6 channel radio. The new Gen8 AXE is all about precision control, as well as durability. The Reefs 422HD V2 steering servo has an extremely high 30kg-cm torque rating for ultimate steering power, while its digital coreless motor offers incredible precision. All of this power and precision is transferred through steel internal gears for durability. This allows the driver to manoeuvre the Gen8 AXE through the toughest obstacles with precision and authority.

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February 13, 2019

Redcat Gen8 P-A-C-K pre-assembled chassis kit

Redcat Racing have introduced the new Gen8 P-A-C-K pre-assembled chassis kit for those who want to run the Gen8 chassis with their own choice of electronics, wheels, tires, and body. The Gen8 PACK already includes many of the features custom builders look for, and is ready to be transformed into a high performance, one of a kind, custom rig. The Gen8 PACK uses the same chassis as the Gen8 International Scout II RTR vehicle and it also shares the same stock chassis components such as 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, 47 degree steering blocks with proper Ackerman, Panhard bar, LED-ready bumpers, winch-ready front bumper, and frame mounted floor pans. The Gen8 uses portal axles with 47 degree of steering to help the vehicle manoeuvre in tight spaces.

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February 13, 2019

Redcat Gen7 portal axle kit

German Redcat distributor Absima has introduced a new Gen7 portal axle kit. The set is designed for the Everest Gen7 and features the same portal axles that are installed in the Redcat Gen8 Scout II scale crawler, but includes all the parts needed to easily install portal axles on the Gen7 Sport or Pro vehicles. This kit includes the front and rear portal axle, along with a moulded plastic plate so owners can mount the servo to the Gen7 chassis. The axles utilise Mod 1 steel gears, metal hex hubs and metal gear covers for durability as well as a CNC machined aluminium spool. The kit also includes a slipper clutch upgrade, with gearing change, intended for the Everest Gen7. Because of the additional gear reduction present in the portal axles, without a gearing change, the Everest Gen7’s top speed will be reduced by about 50 percent. This slipper clutch system features a lockout system, for those who decide they don’t want the possibility of their drivetrain slipping, but still want the gearing change.

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January 18, 2019

Redcat Racing Gen8 hop up parts

Redcat Racing have introduced new option parts for their Gen8 scale crawler. The range includes CNC-machined aluminium optionals such as the centre skid plate, transmission case housing and gear cover set as well as the transfer case housing set. All are direct replacements for the original parts, adding strength, heat dissipation capabilities and not to mention looks. The sets include all needed hardware to make them a direct fit. Another heavy duty optional are the steel splined CV front and rear driveshafts that add strength and durability. Last but not least come a clear body shell to personalise the visual appearance while an aluminium grill set adds scale realism. The grille is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes in a natural silver finish and includes mounting hardware.

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August 9, 2018

Redcat Racing Dukono 1/10th RTR trucks

Coming soon from Redcat Racing are the Dukono and Pro 1/10th scale ready-to-run monster trucks. The vehicle features an all-new high clearance chassis that gives the truck a softer feel, without compromising handling, and allows the driver to take the Dukono almost anywhere. The truck is ready to run right out of the box and includes waterproof electronics and while the Pro includes a brushless speed controller and motor the standard truck comes equipped with a 550-class brushed motor. Both versions come equipped with four threaded oil filled shocks and ride on a set of extremely aggressive monster truck tyres.

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August 8, 2018

Redcat Racing Camo TT & X4 PR RTR kits

As part of their new Summer 2018 line-up Redcat Racing have introduced the Camo TT trophy truck and Camo X4 rock racer 1/10th scale RTR vehicles. The Camo line utilises a new chassis design that offers the realistic driving characteristics of a full sized desert racer thanks to its 4-link suspended, solid rear axle and independent front suspension for a true desert and rock racing experience. The Camo TT and X4 are ready to run once owners supply the required batteries and charger and they are 2S LiPo-ready. The Camo was designed to be an all around great performer, as well as a stunning display piece while not in use. The TT’s realistic cockpit seats a driver and navigator, strapped in safely, with the spare tire captured inside the realistic roll-cage directly behind them. The scale body design allows the roll-cage to be seen as the Camo TT screams across the desert terrain while the X4 sports a full roll cage, and a detailed cockpit with scale driver and navigator. Additional scale details, like the fire extinguisher, round off the X4’s scale appearance. The aggressive off-road tyres grip the toughest terrain, and look awesome doing it. The unique horizontal tread design work well on both loose and hard surfaces alike. Both vehicles will hit stores this August.

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