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Old 05-07-2012, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Thoughts on the Redcat ROCKSLIDE RS10 XT

What do you guys think about this truck? I'm not new to the RC world but I'm getting away from the fast nitro stuff and getting into the crawling. I picked one of these up because it was cheap enough and will allow me to see if I really want to dip into this part of the hobby.

Give me your thoughts on the Redcat ROCKSLIDE RS10 XT and also what part brands are compatible with this for upgrades?

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It may give you a glimpse into the world of crawling but you'll have to understand it is far from a quality crawler. If you like it you should look into getting into something of a better quality.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Right on, I just wanted to see if it will be of any interest and if I would even want to dive into it further. My big thing is, I want to get out of the nitro stuff just because it's a pain anymore dealing with the engines.

What would a "quality" rig be to start with if I am to dip further into this realm?
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For crawling I would suggest a BERG
For bashing i would suggest a Traxxas slash 4x4
For a crawler/basher I would suggest a Traxxas Summit
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Right on, I just wanted to see if it will be of any interest and if I would even want to dive into it further. My big thing is, I want to get out of the nitro stuff just because it's a pain anymore dealing with the engines.

What would a "quality" rig be to start with if I am to dip further into this realm?
For competition crawling, Axial XR10. I have a XR10 and a Berg, they are close to the same and cost about the same in the end for properly built up axles. However Axial parts are easy to come by and Bergs are getting harder and harder.

For messing around out on the trails and such, the Axial Wraith or Axial SCX10 are great.

Just go to www.rccrawler.com and start reading.
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For competition crawling, Axial XR10. I have a XR10 and a Berg, they are close to the same and cost about the same in the end for properly built up axles. However Axial parts are easy to come by and Bergs are getting harder and harder.

For messing around out on the trails and such, the Axial Wraith or Axial SCX10 are great.

Just go to www.rccrawler.com and start reading.
Do they make fireproof axials yet I hear those things don't like skateparks
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Bergs pretty much done for, correct? Go Axial
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Also this thing is pretty sweet for the price and I've heard parts are interchangeable with axial. My buddy has a Axial Wraith and every time I talk to him he has busted something
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Also this thing is pretty sweet for the price and I've heard parts are interchangeable with axial. My buddy has a Axial Wraith and every time I talk to him he has busted something
Meh, they are pretty crappy overseas melted pop can aluminum. I've seen one in person, not impressed. If you've not owned the rest though you may miss the differences.

The Wraith is the most fun I've had in a long time. The Slash got boring in a hurry and the Summit was about the same. The Wraith NEEDS upgrades but after that it amazing.
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The Wraith needs about $300 in upgrades before it can actually be abused.

I spent that before I even got through a complete pack, but now it's quite a bit of fun. I would not recommend it as an introductory crawler as you'll spend more time working the bugs out than driving it for quite a while.

The SCX is more durable stock, cheaper, and still quite capable. The smaller tires reduce the total capability, but they make more terrain challenging and reward more precise driving. The small tires also essentially add durability to the axles which were originally designed for larger 2.2 tires.

If you can find a used AX-10 then that'd be a good start as well.
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"EVERYTHING" Needs upgrades ! The RS10 is a great lil starter rig. Yes, it needs upgrades, so dose the Wraith ! I have an upgraded RS10 and it runs great and gives me many smiles on my lil back yard rock pile. Comping is NOT the end all, be all, to everything ! Just bashing around on the rocks is fun too !
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He will be crawling mostly on my backyard course. Good thing I rearranged it a little.
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Keep in mind the wraith only needs upgrades because the buyer will ultimately want to upgrade it for better performance. Better performance often means more power that leads to broken parts.

I have several $100 into mine but because I love the truck. Friends of mine have had great luck with there stock wraiths.

I've owned over 30 rc's and the wraith is my favorite by far!
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The red cats are fine if you tweak them a little. I've been happy with mine with the little improvements that i've made. For 150 bucks you cant really beat them, just upgrade as you go. Everyone says that the stock electronics are junk but after dropping off a ledge and being completely submerged in water, a days worth of drying out later and its perfectly fine. Not saying I wont upgrade in the future but they're not bad.
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I love my redcat! I know it's not a fancy comp rig or anything, but I can crawl wit the best of em. And I have FAR less money in it than all my friends wit axials and bergs. I've ordered most my parts from ZNO RC I believe it's called. The main thing is to lower the suspension, get the hardened pins for the spur gear and buy a good servo.... and get rid of rear steer, just more junk to deal with and fix!
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Looking @ owning a Redcat RS10 XT...

I've been doing a lot of reviewing on the newer XT but have heard many pros and cons. Can anyone give me a good solid review and arrows in the direction of mods? I'm thinking about doing the BTA steering on the front, TSL Super Swampers, steel gear high torque servos, steel differential gears and possibly lipo. And is the review I heard about the rear axle "lagging" actually true? And is that because of redcat's ESC?
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Check the Venom Creeper out. Great starting point and crawls really well.

https://www.ckrccrawlers.com/venom-c...en-p-1406.html
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That venom creeper is a piece of cr@p. seriously do NOT buy the venom creeper!
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That venom creeper is a piece of cr@p. seriously do NOT buy the venom creeper!
Enroute no longer makes the Berg, so if you do find one they're usually above $500...
If you're going to buy a cheap Chinese crawler, don't spend $359 on eBay.
Order from the factories.
http://store.rc4wd.com/Subzero-110-S...-RTR_p_15.html
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http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/42...k_Crawler.html

I've had a Creeper for over a year and done a LOT of crawling with it, at the same time had an AX10. Venom crawled better, has less torque squat and is simple to maintain.

Guess everyone has their own experiences.

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