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mozzzy_2000 02-04-2007 09:29 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
I cant beleive this thread is still going! lol its basically a transalation issue. It should read 80KPH not 80MPH. I think people are intelligent enough to realise that there is no buggy that goes 80MPH in anyway.
60MPH? hmmm..you'd be lucky my friend! maybe 50-55MPH tops if its completely stock. I have the hurricane and in stock form its no where near as fast as my italian race engines. They go probably 55MPH tops if your lucky so I'm guessing the redcat cant be more than that hey. anyway thats from my observation as I actually do own one!
Thats not to say it aint fast either. Its dam fast and rivals any big block on the market, it just doesn;t match the speed of a race 21 thats all.

arlo1 04-11-2007 10:43 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
I clocked my tornado bb infront of my car at 68 with a half assed tune so I think 70km/h is about top in stock trim for it. Not to say that isnt fast enought!

ehroof 04-11-2007 08:30 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
i got 43mph out of my tornado xp with a radar gun

arlo1 04-11-2007 09:23 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
yeh thats about 69km thats about what mine should top out at!

Himoto Racing Canada 04-11-2007 10:16 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
With my Torpeda Pro .28,Proline rims and road rage tires, a firm setup and different gears
i would say its 15-20 % faster than my Stock off-road Torpeda Pro with the stock Chevron Tires

And i estimate my off road Torpeda to go at least 70 kmh and my road setup i would say 80 kmh.

Might try foamies on this , sure made a difference on my Rapida pro 1/10 on road with the foams , was smoother and more responsive and did lap quicker.

groovetrippin 04-11-2007 10:24 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
I have noticed many cheap cars sold at local retailers (wally world) like to use the phrase " 50 mph scale " That would be about 10 mph?

arlo1 04-11-2007 11:23 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
50 mph scale lol. 50 mph on a 1/10th scale would be 50/10=5mph real speed lol.

maxxhavoc 04-17-2007 04:20 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
holy crap! these speed/false advertisment threads are still sticking to the top?
and a wow for redcat, they really have added to their line-up.
still wanna get one to see what all of the complainig is about, but unfortunatly i already have too many other money pits besides rc.

im not trying to light any matches in this gas can, but fom what ive read redcat is (aside from multiple replacement parts) an inexpesive (ie $100 buggy)way into a buggy or 4wd rc.

ehroof 04-17-2007 06:21 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
besides the clutch bell and spring, i think alot of breakeage is user error. i havent broken a suspension part except on the lightning when i slammed into the wall sideways on a track and broke a rear c hub, my fault. i have jumped and rolled many times and have yet to break any suspension parts.

dclintonh 04-17-2007 08:11 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
does an a arm consist of a suspension part? they break like match sticks:D

ehroof 04-17-2007 08:16 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
sure it does, lol. i have never broken an a arm on any of my redcat products.

dclintonh 04-17-2007 08:34 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
ive only broken about 5, 2 of which i dont see how i could have avoided. the others are driver error.
theres a triple at the local track, no matter how you land it breaks them at the joint to the body. but a curb will eat those thing up.
tornado xp not the hurricane, you could drop it off a house and it would be fine

BOBCAT45 04-17-2007 09:26 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
:)Who really cares how fast thet go , lets just go out and have a good time with them! You dont have to buy it just because it says 80 mph on it. Go figure!


mashn76 04-17-2007 09:54 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
yea i go through alot of front lower arms on my tornado xp too. couple times was curbs, thats a sure break there. one time i had weak radio batteries and it ran away to wedge itself under a car tire, the lower arm wasnt the only thing i broke that time lol. couple other times i did some jumps ending in some massive cartwheels. but i do also have a volcano which i have yet to break anything on it, its definately alot more durable. but tell ya what these cars are great for the money, i dont work on my cars any more then my friends do their traxxas, ofna, losi, etc. they are right beside them in speed as well. if i could see the difference, i could warrant paying 2 or 3 times what these cars cost. but they are in no way 2 to 3 times better in my mind. you can do some major mods and or hop ups with the $200 or so difference. i have a friend that bought a smartech (also a cheap car) he has had nothing but problems with it, but im not going to bash their threads about it. they might have some decent products. maybe he just got a bad car who knows. oh yea and im not a hater, maybe thats the difference. well as i say to all my rc friends, have a ball and mash.


REDCAT tornado xp, volcano sv, tsunami

BOBCAT45 04-17-2007 10:11 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
:)Right on brother, They r to enjoy not degrade them just because they wont do 80 mph, hell u probally could not control one at 80 mph. Thats my 2 cents worth!


mashn76 04-17-2007 10:15 AM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
yea, my car cd player says it puts out 45 watts per channel too, lol.

123michael 04-17-2007 04:11 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...

producer 04-17-2007 04:18 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
OK, who on this thread can come up with a 80MPH Redcat buggy ?? What is the top speed of some of your rides ??? should someone try and build a 80MPH buggy ?? hmmmm.........

ehroof 04-17-2007 04:30 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
43mph out of my stock tornado xp using 20% byrons race proven fuel

mashn76 04-17-2007 04:43 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
yea, who knows. it doesnt really matter any ways. so what they put the wrong speeds on the ad. they put the wrong numbers on alot of thing you buy, thats why i threw that in about my car cd player lol. so are people not buying the stuff just because they put unreal specs on the product. you me and everyone out there with half sence about them know that they arent going to reach 80 mph just like your car cd player is not ever going to push 45 watts per channel, realistically you will get about 8 watts per channel. that goes for about 98% of all car audio and electronics period for that matter, its just about all rediculously over rated, way worse than these cars. at least you can mod and hop up these to get more speed and what not. so i guess if he who really cares if these cars do 80 mph or wont buy one because they dont should return or get rid of all their car audio and about 95% of all their other electronics and do with out. hahaaaaaaaa!!!!! case closed ROTFL!!!!!!!!

hawk900 04-17-2007 07:31 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
a 1/10 scale doing 40+ mph is like a real car going 80 mph


ehroof 04-17-2007 07:37 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
its more like 400+mph

hawk900 04-17-2007 07:40 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
put that on the box and watch the sales. lol 400+ in 1/10 scale speed lol

mod_55_fan 04-17-2007 10:51 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
haha rite they always try and say stuff is better than it really is rite not just in the rc bussiness but anywhere

timtal 04-21-2007 09:24 PM

RE: 80+ MPH?! I don't think so...
My volcano sv goes at least 45 sliding on it's roof! LOL!!

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