Redcat Racing Support Moderated Support Forum for all Redcat Racing Cars, Trucks & Buggies

redcat hurricane xte or monsoon xte

Reply
Old 12-10-2011, 08:41 AM
  #1
donhoejr
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ashtabula, OH
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default redcat hurricane xte or monsoon xte

has any one had any time with these two models? I am moving from the sc class into the 1\8 eletric class next year and I was looking at these two and also the backdraft. i like the backdraft price but Im not sure on racing. Has anyone raced any of these models against a name brand 1\8 scale( losi, mugen, team ass.) andhow did you do? I dont want to drop 600 to 700 on a buggy\ truggy if I dont have to. Iwant to show the other racers that you can win without taking a second morgage on your house.lol . Thanks for any info....also I cant find reviews onhurricane or monsoon. has anyone reviewed them????thanks again
donhoejr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 09:09 AM
  #2
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: redcat hurricane xte or monsoon xte

the hurricane and monsoon XTE's are fairly new...so probly not gonna find alot of owner reviews yet.

however, they are based on their nitro cousins, which get pretty good marks.

there is a guy in canada that races his backdraft and likes it.

Like any RTR model, adjustments to shocks and suspension settings may be needed....as well as higher quality tires.

other than that there is not reason any of the 3 wont make a good racer.

the XTE's probly a tad better....as they are based off a true 1/8 scale platform. the backdraft is a stretched 1/10 chassis with 17mm hex stubs.
nitrosportsandrunner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 10:32 PM
  #3
fahaka
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 103
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: redcat hurricane xte or monsoon xte

From my experience you can expect the back draft to be faster out of the box compared to the xte.

I don't own either buggy but i do own an aftershock and earthquake 8e. I did a custom conversion of my nitro hurricane using 8e components, almost the same as an xte.

I also own an Avalanche XTE. The XTE's have wider stances and I like the hardware on the XTE minus the differential so far. But you pay for it in weight. the 8e's are lighter, have batteries with the same 20C discharge rate and 80amp esc's. I couldn't find specs for the motors.
fahaka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 09:13 AM
  #4
fahaka
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 103
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: redcat hurricane xte or monsoon xte

Here is my conversion.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vt58441.jpg
Views:	232
Size:	109.0 KB
ID:	1698543   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ql33545.jpg
Views:	467
Size:	103.4 KB
ID:	1698544   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rw59796.jpg
Views:	889
Size:	107.7 KB
ID:	1698545  
fahaka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 11:01 AM
  #5
donhoejr
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ashtabula, OH
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: redcat hurricane xte or monsoon xte

pretty nice!!. I think I going with hurricane xte. I have six 5000ma 30c 7.4 volt lipos to run it off of. It should haul but with those in it.
donhoejr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 12:40 PM
  #6
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: redcat hurricane xte or monsoon xte

backdraft should be quicker....as it is lighter and has the same kinda power.

but i should think the hurricane would handle a tad better and be more durable.
nitrosportsandrunner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 08:30 AM
  #7
donhoejr
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ashtabula, OH
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: redcat hurricane xte or monsoon xte

if the backdraft is a stretched 10th scale  does it run 10th scale motor \esc or does it run 1\8 scale? Ive got a 4300kv in my slash now that would be awesome in it.
donhoejr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 06:16 AM
  #8
Stryker48
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: , ON,
Posts: 84
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fahaka View Post
Here is my conversion.
Sweet indeed! ....like the lipos on either side (more balanced)
I noticed you upgraded the upper front suspension, was that a necessary mod or more cosmetic? ..... everything looks super sweet.

I ordered an XTE a couple of days ago (still in shipping) ... I can only hope that I won't land up with a lemon.
Stryker48 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 08:50 PM
  #9
Shady9503
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: brampton, ON, CANADA
Posts: 143
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stryker48 View Post
Sweet indeed! ....like the lipos on either side (more balanced)
I noticed you upgraded the upper front suspension, was that a necessary mod or more cosmetic? ..... everything looks super sweet.

I ordered an XTE a couple of days ago (still in shipping) ... I can only hope that I won't land up with a lemon.
aluminum is nice in some spots but typically not in the suspension arms for one reason, itl just transfer the shock to the nearest plastic part and that'll fail instead, and be a more complicated repair, whereas breaking an a arm is an easy 5-10min repair
Shady9503 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 09:32 PM
  #10
Stryker48
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: , ON,
Posts: 84
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Makes sense. Thanks!
Stryker48 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 02:19 AM.