THE ECX Circuit 4WD RTR Review
Myself, like many of you, spent years driving 2wd Stadium Trucks. They were a whole lot easier to drive and bash with compared to a typical 2wd buggy. A 4wd stadium truck would have been even better, but there were very few available, and those that were tended to break all the time.
ECX recently released their all wheel drive stadium truck, the ready to run 4wd Circuit. Does the Circuit make a good basher? Can it get around the track? Does it have enough power to be fun? And most importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Find out by hitting the “Read More” button below…
The latest monster truck from the guys over at LRP is their S10 Blast MT 2 Brushless truck. The Blast MT has been a popular basher choice for quite some time, now it will be available with world renown LRP brushless power. Some of its features and specifications include-
* 1/10th scale 4wd chassis
* LRP Vector K7 4300kv brushless power
* Sway bars front and rear
* Splash proof servo and 2.4GHz radio system
* Front and rear steel differentials
* LRP Spin Pro RTR brushless speed controller
The part number is #120803 and you can get more details by hitting up This Link over on the official LRP website.
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LRP S10 Blast MT 2 Gallery
About a month ago we posted the teaser of the Team C TR10 Sport, now more photos and specifications have become available. The TR10 Sport Version is designed to give you a big bang for the buck. With some high end features, and other features to keep the price down, it should offer a good level of performance without breaking the bank.
* Carbon fiber chassis and top deck
* Aluminum motor mount
* CV drive-shafts
* Floating servo
* Aluminum shock bodies
* Does not include body
* 100% factory assembled
The part number is #TR10, it has a street price of $250, and you can get more information at This Link over on the Team C website.
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Team C TR10 Sport Gallery
Novak has a new motor and speed controller combo for all you 4wd SCT drivers. The 4PHD is a heavy duty 4-pole brushless motor designed for the rigors of 4wd SCT racing and bashing. Its 4 pole design means it can accelerate harder and handle heavier loads, and it uses rubber gaskets to keep dirt/dust/mud out of the inside of the motor. The 4PHD is rated at 4600 kV, comes with a Kevlar wrapped Neodymium rotor, and features a 5mm output shaft.
The part number for the motor is #3510 and it is priced at $139. The part number for the combo featuring a Crusher speed controller is #3087 and is priced at $239. Both are expected to start shipping in July. To get more details follow This Link over to the official Novak website.
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THE ECX Torment 4wd RTR SCT Review
ECX, while still a relatively “new” brand, has made quite the splash in the bashing market. Their original 2wd Torment short course truck proved to be a capable bash machine, as well as several other vehicles in their line-up. We’ve been driving one of their new 4wd Torment RTR SCTs for a few weeks to see how it stacks up. Is the 4wd worth the extra cash? How does it stack up to one of the toughest fields in all of rc (4wd SCT)? Can the new 4wd platform take a hit without breaking? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
What is the latest off-road release from Vaterra? It is their Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta RallyCross car. The Rockstar is a tenth scale, brushless powered, 4wd, sitting on the platform you might recognize from the Halix and Vaterra’s Ford Raptor. It comes dialed with AVC, active vehicle control, and like most other Vaterra products, has a trick looking body for showing off at the local bash spot.
* Metal gear, viscous torque vectoring differentials
* Dynamite 3300Kv 4-pole brushless motor
* Fully licensed body
* Includes Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz transmitter
The part number for the Vaterra is #VTR03010, it is priced at $469, and you can get more details after clicking This Link to head over to its official page on the Vaterra website.
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Vaterra Rockstar Ford Fiesta Gallery
If you want to go “really big” and “really fast”, an 8th scale brushless buggy is hard to beat. The latest to be announced is a new USA Edition of the SWorkz S350 BE1 EVO 8th scale buggy. What makes it the USA Edition? A number of upgrades for our style of tracks. These upgrades include-
* 2.0 Pro Shocks w/ 4mm shafts & tapered pistons
* FCSS 7075 Chassis set (also includes standard chassis)
* Updated rear lower toe-in inserts
The SWorkz USA Edition has a part number of #SWX-910020, a street price of $469, and you can hit up This Link to head over to the official SWorkz website.
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Our full review of the ECX Torment 4wd SCT comes up later this week so it’s time for us to post the unboxing pictures. Take a look at the pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to crack the box open on a brand new Torment 4wd.
After we opened the box, we noticed that everything you need to get going is included. It comes with AAs for the transmitter, a charger, and the pack for the truck is already mounted in the battery tray. As you can see from the pictures, our test unit looked great right out of the box, but I can assure you it has been tested very hard since then. Look for our full review Thursday or Friday to find out if the Torment 4wd is a bash worthy machine.
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ECX Torment 4x4 Gallery 1
ECX Torment 4x4 Gallery 2
ECX Torment 4x4 Gallery 3
The latest vehicle in the “6 series” line-up from Kyosho is their Lazer ZX6 4wd Buggy. Using a 7075 hard anodized aluminum chassis, the ZX6 has received multiple updates to make it the best 4wd from Kyosho to date.
* High down force cab forward body
* Heavy duty drive train
* Diffs use Tungsten diff balls
* Can use shorty or saddle packs
* New uber motor mount
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Kyosho Lazer ZX6 Gallery
Some of you long time hobbyists might recognize this truck from the 1980′s when it was called the Mountaineer, but it has just been re-release from Tamiya and is now called the Toyota Mountain Rider. While it looks a lot like the original, it has received some upgrades to make it more durable. A new 3 speed transmission and axles highlight the changes, while it retains the scale realism of the original.
* Black metal ladder frame chassis
* Body is molded from ABS plastic
* Die-cast transmission with planetary gears
* Clutch mechanisms has been refined for smoother gear changes
* 3-speed where 1st gear = 4WD, 2nd & 3rd gears = Rear Wheel Drive
* Aluminum axle housings with differential gears
* Differentials can be locked
The part number for the Mountain Rider is #84386, it has an MSRP of just $1167, and they are set to release this July. For additional information hit up This Link over on the Tamiya website.
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Tamiya Mountain Rider Gallery
The war for touring car supremacy never ends, the latest high-end machine to hit the market is the Serpent 411 Eryx 3.0. The latest addition to Serpent’s 411 family is all about using the best materials and keeping the center of gravity as low as possible. Some of the highlights of the new Serpent touring car include-
* Lowered and centrally located 7075 T6 motor mount
* Lightweight front spool
* 2mm 7075 T6 dark grey anodized chassis
* Lightweight lower bearing blocks
* Lightweight anti-roll bars
* Uses v2 hard composite castor blocks, steering blocks, & uprights
The part number is #400016, they start shipping any day now, and you can get complete information by hitting This Link over on the official Serpent website.
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Serpent Eryx 3.0 Gallery
Vaterra continues to impress with yet another incredible looking car, a 1969 Custom Corvette RTR. The fully licensed body features incredible scale detailing, while the wheels and tires give it a hot rod look. Realistic looking brakes and bumpers also help to boost its scale realism factor. Under the hood is the solid V100-S Vaterra chassis, motivated by a Dynamite 15 turn brushed motor. Throw in waterproofing and a 2.4GHz Spektrum radio system and the Vaterra Corvette is ready to turn some serious heads at your local bash spot.
The part number is #VTR03022, it has a street price of $289, and you can click This Link to view complete details over on the Vaterra website.
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Vaterra '69 Corvette Gallery
While ultra high end touring cars have their place, not everyone is looking to spend a small fortune. For you guys looking for an affordable touring car, Team C has announced their TR10. The Team C TR10 has several high-end features like a carbon fiber chassis, carbon fiber top deck, a floating servo, and aluminum motor mount and shock bodies, while keeping an affordable street price, around $250. The TR10 uses velcro instead of strapping tape to keep the battery in place, sports CV driveshafts, and we will post more information when it becomes available.
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