RC Giant Scale Cars For all those who love driving large scale rc cars share your projects or ask questions here.

5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Reply
Old 12-15-2010, 03:46 PM
  #1
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

I keep looking for a price on these, but have not found a price yet?
Looks like fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-mgj...re=uploademail
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 05:53 PM
  #2
RAMTech-HBF-LSF
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 856
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Nothing yet from Redcat. We should know in middle of January. Its going to rock though.
RAMTech-HBF-LSF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 08:29 PM
  #3
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

any idea of what motor they are using?
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 09:53 PM
  #4
RAMTech-HBF-LSF
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 856
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Here are all the details:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irQWkf1n8ik&feature=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXhopKxgW2Y&feature=related[/youtube]
RAMTech-HBF-LSF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 11:56 PM
  #5
sheograth
Moderator
 
sheograth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 11,829
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Interesting.
sheograth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 08:42 AM
  #6
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Oh man, I watched that video a couple days ago and didn't even see the specs down below..
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 06:32 PM
  #7
cenracingfan
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: charlotte, NC
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

looks like fun. I wonder how durable itd going to be.
cenracingfan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 08:10 PM
  #8
nitrosportsandrunner
 
nitrosportsandrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: skowhegan, ME
Posts: 9,502
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

WOW, i had just emailed chris at Redcat and asked about these. they have been testing them for over a year now(you can find the earlier utube vids)
chris said they would be coming to the redcat lineup, but that there was still no firm release date.
this vid must mean there are close!

i think this is a much needed addition to the hobby.
some people have taken bajas and made them brushless. thats just wrong!
1st, that chassis was meant to have a gas engine as its beating heart.
2nd, its too heavy to be a good electric chassis.

i will have to find some way to afford this beast!

I do wish they would make an onroad version tho!!!!!!!!!!!
here i found an action vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZNec...eature=channel
nitrosportsandrunner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 08:52 PM
  #9
nitrosportsandrunner
 
nitrosportsandrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: skowhegan, ME
Posts: 9,502
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

i asked on the vids about the weight.

he said about 14-15 pounds with the batts.(almost have what a baja wieghs)

that sounds pretty good to me. heavy enough to be strong, light enough to be fast with a 6s setup.

with 4wd it should handle pretty good.

im wondering if the 150amp ezrun can handle 8s?

MORE SPECS
29 and 1/2 inches long
12 inches tall(im assuming thats to the wing)
21 inches wide
20 wheel base
1 and 1/2 inches of ground clearance(im sure thats adjustable tho)
nitrosportsandrunner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 09:29 PM
  #10
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR


Quote:
ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

WOW, i had just emailed chris at Redcat and asked about these. they have been testing them for over a year now(you can find the earlier utube vids)
chris said they would be coming to the redcat lineup, but that there was still no firm release date.
this vid must mean there are close!

i think this is a much needed addition to the hobby.
some people have taken bajas and made them brushless. thats just wrong!
1st, that chassis was meant to have a gas engine as its beating heart.
2nd, its too heavy to be a good electric chassis.

i will have to find some way to afford this beast!

I do wish they would make an onroad version tho!!!!!!!!!!!
here i found an action vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZNec...eature=channel
I think I've seen all the vids on this new brushless buggy
and on your 2nd note, a Baja 5B or 5T make a great brushless car!
no such thing as being to heavy [:-]
you only need the right motor and esc
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 08:34 AM
  #11
RAMTech-HBF-LSF
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 856
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

These will be released sometime in late January. Price will be announced in January I'm sure. Many of the parts for this are the same as the new XT gas models, which we have also been refining for close to a year.
RAMTech-HBF-LSF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 08:47 AM
  #12
Sherv
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 687
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

It is impressive but I really don't see the point of a 1/5th scale electric (for me). If i cant hear it or smell then I dont want it! joking aside the main reason I jumped to 1/5th scale was (partially the scale) because it ran on 2.89 dollar gasoline and could go for 40min on a single tank. Economically its cheaper to run and longer run times.

But this is fantastic for those who don't have a garage and want to get into 1/5th scales without the mess and smell of gasoline. That I give it 2 thumbs up for. Anyone gonna try a lehner motor with 14s setup? muahahaha
Sherv is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 09:04 AM
  #13
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Sherv

It is impressive but I really don't see the point of a 1/5th scale electric (for me). If i cant hear it or smell then I dont want it! joking aside the main reason I jumped to 1/5th scale was (partially the scale) because it ran on 2.89 dollar gasoline and could go for 40min on a single tank. Economically its cheaper to run and longer run times.

But this is fantastic for those who don't have a garage and want to get into 1/5th scales without the mess and smell of gasoline. That I give it 2 thumbs up for. Anyone gonna try a lehner motor with 14s setup? muahahaha
you could always run Colman Fuel to get rid of the gas smell
you could alway try a Neu motor on 8s!
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 02:53 PM
  #14
nitrosportsandrunner
 
nitrosportsandrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: skowhegan, ME
Posts: 9,502
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

if they can sell it with lipos for $500 or under, then it should sell good.
i would like to see it for $400, but my guess is $500.

and i wasnt saying before that the baja CANT be a good brushless chassis. but the more the chassis weight the more voltage-better ESC and motor you need.
at 14 pound, this 1/5 buggy is about the same weight as a emaxx. and there are vids of emaxx's with the ezrun 150amp system, and it works pretty good.

in this vid the guy has a 150amp ezrun on 3s in a emaxx. pretty quick IMO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW-G1IHvSBE
nitrosportsandrunner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 05:08 PM
  #15
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

My EMaxx is only 10lbs with 4s.
And you don't need huge electrics to make a Baja 5B fast on 6s... take a look on youtube

I guedd $600 for this buggy.. I woulve to see it offered without lipos
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 05:57 PM
  #16
RAMTech-HBF-LSF
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 856
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Redcat tried selling Large Scale rigs as rollers. They didn't fly off the shelves. This will allow the new owner to get up and running right out of the box, and then decide on better batteries, chargers later on.
RAMTech-HBF-LSF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 06:08 PM
  #17
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Without batteries, not a roller...
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 06:15 PM
  #18
RAMTech-HBF-LSF
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 856
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Redcat is sticking with RTR. Seems to be working for them.
RAMTech-HBF-LSF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 06:52 PM
  #19
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

And it would be better if they sell a version without batteries
Like many of us who already have hundreds in lipos !
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 08:11 PM
  #20
Shabbernigdo
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: city
Posts: 717
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

meh. Not a fan. looks boring , sounds boring but i do like the tri spoke design of the wheels.
Shabbernigdo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 08:20 PM
  #21
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Shabbernigdo

meh. Not a fan. looks boring , sounds boring but i do like the tri spoke design of the wheels.
yeah, its startin to sound a little boring now
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 08:37 PM
  #22
Obeast44
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: , KY
Posts: 354
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Trust me, its gonna be farm from boring
Obeast44 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 08:49 PM
  #23
srt10
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Obeast44

Trust me, its gonna be farm from boring
its goint to be Farm?
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 08:52 PM
  #24
RAMTech-HBF-LSF
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 856
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

He lives on a farm in Kentucky.
RAMTech-HBF-LSF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 12:23 AM
  #25
Obeast44
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: , KY
Posts: 354
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: 5th Scale Brushless Buggy RTR

Haha Typo!

Far from boring
Obeast44 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:23 PM.