My love for Redcat Racing’s RS10 Rockslide should be quite apparent by now and my R/C-loving heart was set aflutter earlier this week when I discovered a new crawler announcement from those fine folks. The Everest 10 isn’t a replacement for the Rockslide, but an addition to their existing rock crawler lineup.
Based on the same chassis layout that is used by the RS10 (and other comp-style crawler rigs), the differences between the two models begins with the drivetrain and power plant. Rather than using a MOA-style (motor on axle) setup, this rig is shaft-driven (4-wheel drive) off of a single, brushed motor (mounted in the center of the chassis). The same four-link suspension that is found on the RS10 is found here, making this flexible setup an excellent candidate for modding and upgrades.
You’ll also find bead-lock wheels, a 2.4GHz radio system, waterproof electronics, and a few other goodies with this RTR package. With all of that power out of the box, you’re in for hours of fun, no matter where you choose to drive.
- Motor Type – Electric Brushed
- Transmission – Forward & Reverse
- Drive System – 4 Wheel Drive
- Chassis Type – Aluminum
- Shocks – Aluminum Capped Oil Filled
- Battery – 7.2v 2000mAh NiMh & Charger Included
- Radio System – 2.4GHz Radio System
On the price-front, the Everest 10 retails for $169.99 (on RedcatRacing.com). Given the low entry-point, this may be one of my next R/C purchases for another “quasi-scale” build.
What are your thoughts on this new crawler? Learn more about the Redcat Racing Everest 10 at RedcatRacing.com
Ease into R/C rock crawling with these Redcat Racing rigs:
- Redcat Racing RS10 Rockslide (1/10-scale) Rock Crawler – $165.99 on Amazon.com
- Redcat Racing Everest-16 (1/16-scale) Rock Crawler – $112.23 on Amazon.com
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