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RedcatRacing 01-26-2013 12:32 PM

New Vehicles Coming Soon
 
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

http://i.imgur.com/sZUgh1G.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/WlF1DNl.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/IXonDiX.png?4
http://i.imgur.com/B3CKcRH.png?2

lifeismuddy 01-26-2013 01:26 PM

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Can't wait!!!!

nitrosportsandrunner 01-26-2013 03:33 PM

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im linking the blue paint scheme.
does this share parts with the 8e line?

RedcatRacing 01-26-2013 05:05 PM

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

Darin

nitrosportsandrunner 01-27-2013 06:28 AM

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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.

Hulk1211 01-27-2013 08:01 AM

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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.

AmazingRCstore 01-27-2013 09:17 AM

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Can't wait! Im personally patiently waiting for the Pagani... Looks like a sexy looking model!

FenDogz 01-27-2013 11:48 AM

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Looks really nice, I'm definitely keeping my eyes on this one.<div>It looks likes they don't have 17mm hubs.</div>

nitrosportsandrunner 01-27-2013 04:01 PM

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Looks really nice, I'm definitely keeping my eyes on this one.<div>It looks likes they don't have 17mm hubs.</div>
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.

Dads like rc too 01-27-2013 05:05 PM

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Looks like us nitro guys get screwed again :"(

lifeismuddy 01-27-2013 05:42 PM

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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

Dads like rc too 01-27-2013 06:08 PM

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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!

collector1231 01-27-2013 06:21 PM

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

lifeismuddy 01-27-2013 06:30 PM

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

nitrosportsandrunner 01-27-2013 06:59 PM

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

arless 01-27-2013 07:08 PM

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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.

All the best Wayne Rhodes

nitrosportsandrunner 01-29-2013 10:02 AM

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the mirage has a bottom loading battery tray, right?

lifeismuddy 01-29-2013 10:19 AM

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I would like to see a few body off pics.

nitrosportsandrunner 02-06-2013 07:28 AM

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specs now availible on the mirage:
Specifications


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.


lifeismuddy 02-06-2013 07:45 AM

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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

lifeismuddy 02-06-2013 07:46 AM

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Actually your pics are of the stryker the mirage is the sand runner

nitrosportsandrunner 02-06-2013 08:21 AM

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ORIGINAL: lifeismuddy

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.

RedcatRacing 02-06-2013 10:43 AM

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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 :)

Darin

lifeismuddy 02-06-2013 10:53 AM

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ORIGINAL: lifeismuddy

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!

lifeismuddy 02-06-2013 10:55 AM

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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 :)

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

RedcatRacing 02-06-2013 11:03 AM

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The reasoning behind it is for those that want a solid platform that they can upgrade later. The cost of brushed will be a lot less than brushless and will allow the user to put in their own brushless system.

You might ask why not just offer a roller?

The answer to that is we don't sell rollers and want to only focus on RTR's. We believe there is a customer base that might not be able to afford a brushless just yet but they want to have some fun until they can, or they already have a brushless motor and esc that they can use right away without spending the money on a brushless vehicle.

The few we tested were still rather fun but just a little bit too slow. Our goal is over 20MPH for the brushed version at a killer price, and ready to upgrade to brushless when the user is ready.

Darin

lifeismuddy 02-06-2013 11:44 AM

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Gotcha

cul8tr 03-04-2013 03:44 PM

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Any videos of the Mirage and the S-tyrk-r? I would like to see them in action before I buy. No Redcat dealers around here. Thanks

lifeismuddy 03-04-2013 05:03 PM

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Any videos of the Mirage and the S-tyrk-r? I would like to see them in action before I buy. No Redcat dealers around here. Thanks

We have the mirages arriving this week if the weather is decent ill get one out and shoot a vid and give a little review. As far as the stryker goes we did a poll on our facebook page to see if people thought I should stock it, all but 1 person said no so that review will have to be up to someone else.

nitrosportsandrunner 03-04-2013 05:47 PM

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I will have a mirage this friday. I will try to have some running vid posted to youtube by the weekend, all depends on the weather tho.

I also bought myself a sandstorm. Its not bad looking for the price and I figured it would be fun at the track. And I didnt see any reviews of it on youtube, just 1 or 2 running videos but only on flat pavement.

I had planned to buy a strykr but money didnt come threw. I may still pick one up in the near future, but Im sure there will be some reviews of it before I get a chance to own one[:o]

The pagani is also very nice looking.

One of the things that has set redcat's onroads apart from say, a tamiya TT-01 is the quality and look of the body. While the redcat costs $50-$75 less, with a tamiya you get a highly detailed scale body.
But the brushed version of the pagani will cost less than a TT-01 RTR and looks really good.
In fact, the brushless version will run you about the same as a pre-built tamiya TT-01 brushed!


nitrosportsandrunner 03-04-2013 05:51 PM

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ORIGINAL: RedcatRacing

The reasoning behind it is for those that want a solid platform that they can upgrade later. The cost of brushed will be a lot less than brushless and will allow the user to put in their own brushless system.

You might ask why not just offer a roller?

The answer to that is we don't sell rollers and want to only focus on RTR's. We believe there is a customer base that might not be able to afford a brushless just yet but they want to have some fun until they can, or they already have a brushless motor and esc that they can use right away without spending the money on a brushless vehicle.

The few we tested were still rather fun but just a little bit too slow. Our goal is over 20MPH for the brushed version at a killer price, and ready to upgrade to brushless when the user is ready.

Darin
so, there will be a brushed version of the mirage!?

Has Redcat tried something like a Titan 775 brushed motor? It can handle more volts, pushes a Emaxx to 30mph. Might even do more than that in the Mirage.


lifeismuddy 03-04-2013 05:55 PM

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ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

I will have a mirage this friday. I will try to have some running vid posted to youtube by the weekend, all depends on the weather tho.

I also bought myself a sandstorm. Its not bad looking for the price and I figured it would be fun at the track. And I didnt see any reviews of it on youtube, just 1 or 2 running videos but only on flat pavement.

I had planned to buy a strykr but money didnt come threw. I may still pick one up in the near future, but Im sure there will be some reviews of it before I get a chance to own one[:o]

The pagani is also very nice looking.

One of the things that has set redcat's onroads apart from say, a tamiya TT-01 is the quality and look of the body. While the redcat costs $50-$75 less, with a tamiya you get a highly detailed scale body.
But the brushed version of the pagani will cost less than a TT-01 RTR and looks really good.
In fact, the brushless version will run you about the same as a pre-built tamiya TT-01 brushed!


I have the sandstorms in the store and have sold 1 since getting them about 3 weeks but he is loving it!.we have driven them inside but no real review off that. But seems to have plenty of speed for brushed vehicle. The rear body pins are a pita and recommend moving the power switch for easier access.

nitrosportsandrunner 03-04-2013 06:49 PM

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ORIGINAL: lifeismuddy


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ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

I will have a mirage this friday. I will try to have some running vid posted to youtube by the weekend, all depends on the weather tho.

I also bought myself a sandstorm. Its not bad looking for the price and I figured it would be fun at the track. And I didnt see any reviews of it on youtube, just 1 or 2 running videos but only on flat pavement.

I had planned to buy a strykr but money didnt come threw. I may still pick one up in the near future, but Im sure there will be some reviews of it before I get a chance to own one[:o]

The pagani is also very nice looking.

One of the things that has set redcat's onroads apart from say, a tamiya TT-01 is the quality and look of the body. While the redcat costs $50-$75 less, with a tamiya you get a highly detailed scale body.
But the brushed version of the pagani will cost less than a TT-01 RTR and looks really good.
In fact, the brushless version will run you about the same as a pre-built tamiya TT-01 brushed!


I have the sandstorms in the store and have sold 1 since getting them about 3 weeks but he is loving it!.we have driven them inside but no real review off that. But seems to have plenty of speed for brushed vehicle. The rear body pins are a pita and recommend moving the power switch for easier access.
how does the battery door work? Its like on the twisters, correct? And the mirage for that matter.
I know a complaint on the Axial Exo is installing the battery. shouldnt have that problem on the Mirage!

lifeismuddy 03-05-2013 03:50 PM

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ORIGINAL: lifeismuddy


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ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

I will have a mirage this friday. I will try to have some running vid posted to youtube by the weekend, all depends on the weather tho.

I also bought myself a sandstorm. Its not bad looking for the price and I figured it would be fun at the track. And I didnt see any reviews of it on youtube, just 1 or 2 running videos but only on flat pavement.

I had planned to buy a strykr but money didnt come threw. I may still pick one up in the near future, but Im sure there will be some reviews of it before I get a chance to own one[:o]

The pagani is also very nice looking.

One of the things that has set redcat's onroads apart from say, a tamiya TT-01 is the quality and look of the body. While the redcat costs $50-$75 less, with a tamiya you get a highly detailed scale body.
But the brushed version of the pagani will cost less than a TT-01 RTR and looks really good.
In fact, the brushless version will run you about the same as a pre-built tamiya TT-01 brushed!


I have the sandstorms in the store and have sold 1 since getting them about 3 weeks but he is loving it!.we have driven them inside but no real review off that. But seems to have plenty of speed for brushed vehicle. The rear body pins are a pita and recommend moving the power switch for easier access.
how does the battery door work? Its like on the twisters, correct? And the mirage for that matter.
I know a complaint on the Axial Exo is installing the battery. shouldnt have that problem on the Mirage!
Battery tray is just as the volcano, caldera, and most other 1/10th scale redcat vehicles. the boddy flips up but stays attached to the front of the vehicle. (hinge setup)

lifeismuddy 03-06-2013 01:40 PM

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The mirages arrived today, I must say very impressive design! Bottom battery door makes battery changes fast and simple the spare is a real spare and not some plastic imitation. I didnt get a chance to getba run in yet hopefully over the weekend. I will say it looks like a lot of teardown just to get to the drivetrain or electronics. As of rite now I am very pleased with this vehicle!

nitrosportsandrunner 03-06-2013 03:45 PM

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ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

I will have a mirage this friday. I will try to have some running vid posted to youtube by the weekend, all depends on the weather tho.

I also bought myself a sandstorm. Its not bad looking for the price and I figured it would be fun at the track. And I didnt see any reviews of it on youtube, just 1 or 2 running videos but only on flat pavement.

I had planned to buy a strykr but money didnt come threw. I may still pick one up in the near future, but Im sure there will be some reviews of it before I get a chance to own one[:o]

The pagani is also very nice looking.

One of the things that has set redcat's onroads apart from say, a tamiya TT-01 is the quality and look of the body. While the redcat costs $50-$75 less, with a tamiya you get a highly detailed scale body.
But the brushed version of the pagani will cost less than a TT-01 RTR and looks really good.
In fact, the brushless version will run you about the same as a pre-built tamiya TT-01 brushed!


I have the sandstorms in the store and have sold 1 since getting them about 3 weeks but he is loving it!.we have driven them inside but no real review off that. But seems to have plenty of speed for brushed vehicle. The rear body pins are a pita and recommend moving the power switch for easier access.
how does the battery door work? Its like on the twisters, correct? And the mirage for that matter.
I know a complaint on the Axial Exo is installing the battery. shouldnt have that problem on the Mirage!
Battery tray is just as the volcano, caldera, and most other 1/10th scale redcat vehicles. the boddy flips up but stays attached to the front of the vehicle. (hinge setup)
you are refering to the sandstorm, correct?

just 2 more days and mine will be here!

lifeismuddy 03-06-2013 04:16 PM

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The mirage battery tray is on the bottom yes just as the twister. Its awesome I took the demo out in the yard for a few min. I feel Its going to be a good vehicle. Repairs are going to ne a little more teadious as all the body panels are screwed on but I feel it makes for a better built vehicle.

Microz 03-06-2013 06:09 PM

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ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

I will have a mirage this friday. I will try to have some running vid posted to youtube by the weekend, all depends on the weather tho.

I also bought myself a sandstorm. Its not bad looking for the price and I figured it would be fun at the track. And I didnt see any reviews of it on youtube, just 1 or 2 running videos but only on flat pavement.

I had planned to buy a strykr but money didnt come threw. I may still pick one up in the near future, but Im sure there will be some reviews of it before I get a chance to own one[:o]

The pagani is also very nice looking.

One of the things that has set redcat's onroads apart from say, a tamiya TT-01 is the quality and look of the body. While the redcat costs $50-$75 less, with a tamiya you get a highly detailed scale body.
But the brushed version of the pagani will cost less than a TT-01 RTR and looks really good.
In fact, the brushless version will run you about the same as a pre-built tamiya TT-01 brushed!


That Huayra.....http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f.../msn/heart.gifI...Need....IT.....any word on when its coming out?
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lifeismuddy 03-07-2013 05:30 PM

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Got a little chance to remove the side panels off the Mirage to look around a lil. looks as tho this will handle a 4s lipo hmm cant wait to try that this rips as it is on 3s! teardown for any repairs is going to be a pita!!! took 7 very small screws just to see into the side of the vehicle. I am very impressed so far for the build quality of this vehicle. the battery tray will offer plenty of room for a 4s once you remove the foam filler. not sure on the servo torque as it is unbranded altho it does seem to do a very good job at turning this thing and with the tires being smaller it shouldnt be as hard on the servo as say the earthquake is. The radio i am not overly impressed with its the same radio design as the sumo and tremor vehicles, I would of hoped for at least a cover over the buttons so no accidental adjustments range seems very good as I ran it as far as I could see and never lost signal. the radio runs off of 3 AA batteries another disappointment as that tends to cut down on signal strength at a distance and they do not last as long as 1 would like. the imitation light bar has provisions to add leds, the aluminum shocks handle the jumps very well had a little bottoming on the bigger launches tonight but that is straight out of the box no adjustments or oil changes so that can be improved easily. Altho I do not see a need for a real spare tire its a great realistic addition you normally do not even see on the higher dollar vehicles. Overall for $300.00 I feel this is a great deal and I will be putting this to a better test this weekend and hopefully can get the wife to do some vids!!!!

nitrosportsandrunner 03-07-2013 06:16 PM

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ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

I will have a mirage this friday. I will try to have some running vid posted to youtube by the weekend, all depends on the weather tho.

I also bought myself a sandstorm. Its not bad looking for the price and I figured it would be fun at the track. And I didnt see any reviews of it on youtube, just 1 or 2 running videos but only on flat pavement.

I had planned to buy a strykr but money didnt come threw. I may still pick one up in the near future, but Im sure there will be some reviews of it before I get a chance to own one[:o]

The pagani is also very nice looking.

One of the things that has set redcat's onroads apart from say, a tamiya TT-01 is the quality and look of the body. While the redcat costs $50-$75 less, with a tamiya you get a highly detailed scale body.
But the brushed version of the pagani will cost less than a TT-01 RTR and looks really good.
In fact, the brushless version will run you about the same as a pre-built tamiya TT-01 brushed!


That Huayra.....[img][/img]I...Need....IT.....any word on when its coming out?
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It IS out, you can get it in brushed or brushless form!


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