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Old 01-26-2013, 12:32 PM
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I will update this post as I get more images.

We are launching some new vehicles which are due to arrive in about 30-45 days.

Vehicle 1:

More Images [link=http://imgur.com/a/dinQd#0]Click Here[/link]

Mirage 1/8 Scale brushless 4x4 electric sand rail




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Old 01-26-2013, 01:26 PM
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Can't wait!!!!
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im linking the blue paint scheme.
does this share parts with the 8e line?
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No sir, this is a new design so all the parts are new.

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No sir, this is a new design so all the parts are new.

Darin
awsome...
its nice you dont follow in traxxas footsteps...LOL. 9/10 when they have a new model its a rehash of an old chassis.
gonna start saving so I can buy one of these.
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This looks sweet. I am really digging on the green and the blue bodies. Any idea what the street price will be on this badboy? I haven't been excited about a model in a while. But this one peaked my interest.
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Can't wait! Im personally patiently waiting for the Pagani... Looks like a sexy looking model!
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Looks really nice, I'm definitely keeping my eyes on this one.
It looks likes they don't have 17mm hubs.
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Looks really nice, I'm definitely keeping my eyes on this one.
It looks likes they don't have 17mm hubs.
I wouldnt think so. The 8e's all have 12mm hex. The earthquake has the largest wheels I know of that use a 12mm hex.
Anyway, The tires on the mirage may not be that much larger than a SCT tire. So no real reason to use a bigger hex IMO.
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Looks like us nitro guys get screwed again :"(
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Looks like us nitro guys get screwed again :''(
Yea electric is the in thing now! Altho I myself am a nitro freak you have to admit the convenience of electric cant be beat
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Yea electric is the in thing now! Altho I myself am a nitro freak you have to admit the convenience of electric cant be beat
I know brushless is superior, even my sons Caldera 10e runs like a bat out of hell just on 2s Lipo, but I myself can't give up the sound and smoke of nitro. I love working on them, which you do a lot!
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That is cool! I do want one. Where's Christmas when you need it? LOL.

Is the next model a 2.2 scale crawler? Please make one. Axials are very pricey!
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That is cool! I do want one. Where's Christmas when you need it? LOL.

Is the next model a 2.2 scale crawler? Please make one. Axials are very pricey!
I agree! With only 2 redcat crawler choices they need a few more!
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That is cool! I do want one. Where's Christmas when you need it? LOL.

Is the next model a 2.2 scale crawler? Please make one. Axials are very pricey!
Even if they just took RS10 axles and made a ladder type chassis (simillar to a scx10) with scale bumpers and body that would be sweet.

I turned my rs10 into a more scale rig. But it took a fair bit of custom work.

But using the rs10's lower links, shocks, axles and electronics one can make a decent scaler if they build their own chassis. Would be cool if redcat did the same.
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I wish redcat would build a 10Th scale buggy with a out law big block engine for us out law racers. We have to drill the frames and use small block aluminum clutch bell and small block motor mounts with drilled holes in the engine mounts to fit the engine to the tornado chassis. When redcat could machine the chassis and linkage set up as a kit for a conversion?? Just a thought.

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the mirage has a bottom loading battery tray, right?
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I would like to see a few body off pics.
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specs now availible on the mirage:
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Motor Type: Electric Brushless KV2574

Drive System: 4 Wheel Drive

Length: 571mm

Width: 317mm

Height: 216mm

Dry Weight: 5.8 lbs without battery

Wheelbase: 336mm

Ground Clearance: 57mm

Shocks: Aluminum Body Oil Filled Pro Style

Speed Control: Splash Proof 14.8v Brushless ESC

Battery: 11.1v 30C 3000mAH LIPO

Radio System: 2.4GHz Radio System

should go on sale 3/5
Pretty sure these will be +/- $300

About the same time, the stryker will be for sale.
some new pics.
brushed version will be about the cost of the lightning STK, and the brushless a bit more than a epx pro.
Im thinking seriously about getting a brushed version for myself.

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It looks cool just not sure how resell will b on the strykr people around here like to bash and im not sure if this fits that bill, the mirage now is a different story. I have several customers drooling over it! I will have 1 for personal use but im not a brushed fan so mine will be brushless
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Actually your pics are of the stryker the mirage is the sand runner
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Actually your pics are of the stryker the mirage is the sand runner
my post mentioned both, just put pics of the S-TRYK-R (get the name?)

I thought darin had said there would be a brushed version of the Mirage but no sign of that yet on their site...only shows the brushless version.

The only way a brushed could work is if they had a 14.4v ESC with a 775 (traxxas summit titan sized) motor. And I dont see that costing them anyless than the brushless setup. But maybe im wrong.

The strykr may do well. granted offroad models generally sell better as there are more places to use them. But on the other hand, I cant think of any other "trike" offering out there. Anyone can buy a 4wd onroad and there are tons of options. But if anyone wanted something unique to drive on pavement, now they have a option.
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The brushed version of the Mirage just isn't ready yet. We have been testing numerous motor/esc combos and we are not happy with the performance but I think we are getting close.

We still plan to offer the brushed version, but selling a big off road vehicle that goes 15MPH just won't do it for us.

The brushless version on the other hand is something we are very happy with

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Actually your pics are of the stryker the mirage is the sand runner
my post mentioned both, just put pics of the S-TRYK-R (get the name?)

I thought darin had said there would be a brushed version of the Mirage but no sign of that yet on their site...only shows the brushless version.

The only way a brushed could work is if they had a 14.4v ESC with a 775 (traxxas summit titan sized) motor. And I dont see that costing them anyless than the brushless setup. But maybe im wrong.

The strykr may do well. granted offroad models generally sell better as there are more places to use them. But on the other hand, I cant think of any other ''trike'' offering out there. Anyone can buy a 4wd onroad and there are tons of options. But if anyone wanted something unique to drive on pavement, now they have a option.
Opps my bad I shoulda read everything sorry!
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The brushed version of the Mirage just isn't ready yet. We have been testing numerous motor/esc combos and we are not happy with the performance but I think we are getting close.

We still plan to offer the brushed version, but selling a big off road vehicle that goes 15MPH just won't do it for us.

The brushless version on the other hand is something we are very happy with

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Homestly I am not sure a brushed version in this scale would be worth it.
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