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By Tyler Hooks
Press Release from Redcat Racing:
Redcat’s new 1:8 scale monster truck, the Kaiju, features a 6S ready ESC and will accept single or double LIPO batteries. The Kaiju can handle a single 6S LIPO or double 3S LIPO batteries. If you prefer to run 4S through the Kaiju, you’ll be happy to know it is also capable of running a single 4S LIPO or double 2S LIPO batteries.
The Kaiju uses the popular T-style battery connectors. 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 Kaiju. This 6S power system is both waterproof and dustproof, and features low voltage cutoff, as well as overheating protection.
The massive power handling capabilities of the Kaiju requires some additional stability control. Redcat said the solution was obvious; an adjustable wheelie bar. This allows the driver to decide how wild the Kaiju wheelies are. Lowering the 4-position adjustable wheelie bar keeps the Kaiju’s front tires closer to the ground, though if you're hard on the throttle, expect the front treads to leave the ground. The Kaiju is incredibly powerful!
The Kaiju sits on four very aggressive monster truck tires that were designed for tearing through soil, as well as for high speed performance. Redcat claims the aggressive tread pattern will find traction on many surfaces, both firm and loose. The tire’s low profile sidewall design offers stability, traction, control and excellent power delivery.
With all that power and traction,
Redcat said the Kaiju would be uncontrollable with only two differentials and that the vehicle would keep launching itself over backwards from all its power. Redcat’s solution was to use a center differential, for a total of three oil-filled gear differentials. Even with a center differential, the Kaiju is still very capable of doing standing back flips and wheelies, but the driver now has the necessary control to perform impressive maneuvers with this monster.
All that power requires strength and lasting durability, and Redcat has certainly succeeded. Steel CVA drive shafts with captured joints, steel internal differential gears, 17mm aluminum hex hubs, rubber sealed ball bearings, sealed drivetrain and extra durable plastics are some of the performance and durability components standard on the Kaiju.
Redcat says the plastic formula used on the Kaiju is one of the best they’ve ever had. It has just the right amount of flex, is incredibly strong and impact resistant. Not only are the plastics strong, the engineering of the plastic parts is exceptional. Redcat has even added high strength captive ball ends to the steering and suspension links. Damping is provided by four aluminum threaded body oil-filled coil-over shocks. The suspension is completely adjustable and tunable for most driving styles and conditions.
The Kaiju was designed to be a high performance monster truck, with incredible power, speed and handling capabilities. The Kaiju looks agressive and is super durable. The retro styling of the beautiful polycarbonate body, coupled with its aggressive stance, gives the Kaiju an amazing look and feel.
The Kaiju’s beautiful paint and a realistic decal set really make this truck stand out. The Kaiju even includes little luxuries like body clip lanyards that will help ensure your time is spent ripping through the dirt with the Kaiju’s aggressive tires, instead of shuffling through it, searching for lost body clips.
The Kaiju 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 Kaiju. This is one amazing looking monster truck.
1:8 Scale KAIJU: Fully Assembled Monster Truck
ESC: Hobbywing 150A Brushless ESC (4S - 6S LIPO Ready)
Motor: 4268 2100kv 4-pole Brushless Motor
Servo: 25Kg High Torque, Digital, Coreless, Metal Gears
Radio: 2.4GHz radio system
Drive System: 4-Wheel-Drive, Sealed Drivetrain
Differentials: Three Oil-Filled Gear Differentials
Drive Shafts: Steel CVA Drive Shafts with Captive Joint
Suspension: 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Shocks: Aluminum Threaded Body Coil-Over Shocks
Adjustable Wheelie Bar
Front LEDs: Clear
Rear LEDs: Red
Battery Compartment: 145.5mm long, 47.8mm wide, 56mm high. Adjustable to Fit Single or Dual Battery Packs
Battery (not included): Uses (2x) 3S LIPOs, (1x) 6S LIPO, (2x) 2S LIPOs, or (1x) 4S LIPO
Needed to complete:
Battery & Charger
AA Batteries for Transmitter
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