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“Best Crawler Under 300 Part 2
Need yalls help, lots of new cheap scale crawlers out now, which is best in your opinion? Force RC Northwood or RGT 86100 jeep? Or Redcat Gen7 or Gen 8 Scout? I’m not too fond of the Sport model’s looks and paying extra for the Pro version…
Cubby- Yo Tai, thanks for writing in, good to hear from you again.
Ya know what? You are not kidding when you say there are a bunch of new affordable crawlers on the market. There are probably close to a dozen, with most of them looking quite good. The down side is that we’ve yet to drive many of them, so I don’t have a ton of first-hand info for you. Maybe give us a few weeks/months to get some of the trucks reviewed, or better still, maybe the BSRC Bash Crew gets a bunch of sub $300 crawlers together for a shoot-out! You would love to see it, I would love to see it, Everyone out in scale rc land would LOVE to see it! I need to get with Brian to get some trucks on the way…
I think I have the fastest X-Maxx in the world. Last weekend it did 114 kph, the fastest that I’ve ever seen. What’s the fastest X-Maxx that you know of?
Cubby- Well hello there Darcy, thanks for sending me an email. It is cool to see you so stoked about going fast! And while the Traxxas X-Maxx is much better suited to the backyard than the drag strip, it is indeed a lot of fun to speed run. After the X-Maxx was first released, and before the 8S version come out, we built up our test truck with a gnarly 8S Kershaw power system. I don’t remember how fast we got it to go, but it was a lot of fun blasting back and forth across an open parking lot. It had crazy wheelie power at pretty much any speed, and totally ignored (read- ran over and spit out the back) all the smaller trucks that we were bashing with.
To answer your question, I have no idea who has the fastest X-Maxx on the planet, but your truck is right around 70 mph, which is absolutely flying with an X-Maxx (or any monster truck). Perhaps some of our readers can shoot us a video of their X-Maxx going faster??? I would love to see who has the fastest X-Maxx out there and I know Darcy sure would too. If someone can show us an X-Maxx going faster than 70 mph I will post it right here in ASK Cubby for the entire world to see.
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