Metal Mulisha Brian Deegan 1:18 Scale Ford Fiesta RC Rally Car
Type: Rally car Scale: 1/18 Drive: 4wd Length: 12 in (305 mm) Width: 6.69 in (170 mm) Height: 4.43 in (110 mm) Weight: 21.5 oz (610 g) Wheelbase: 6.46 in (164 mm) Motor: 370 Brushed Motor Battery: 7.2V 1000mAh NiMH Battery
Charger: NiMH Wall Charger Radio: 2 Channel 2.4GHz with 2:1 Receiver/ESC
(water proof) ESC: 2:1 Receiver & ESC Combo Fuel Type: Electric Shock Type: Coil-over, oil-filled, plastic with
aluminum caps Bearings: Complete
Needed: 4 AA batteries for the controller
by Metal Mulisha Brian Deegan
design makes it great for beginners
to control on dirt
size limits terrain options
is Brian Deegan?
Motocross legend, off-road racer, team owner, and businessman
?The General? Brian Deegan is a pioneer in action sports.
At age 17, outfitted with only a credit card, a dirt bike, and
an old truck, Brian left his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska for Southern
California with dreams of becoming the next big name in motocross.
Brian?s skills quickly impressed everyone he encountered, and
he soon rode his way onto a Supercross Team.
In a pivotal moment in 1997 at the Coliseum in LA, Brian made
history and pioneered what is known today as Freestyle Motocross
by ?ghost riding? his bike across the finish line ? astonishing
the crowd, stunning the AMA officials, and setting into motion
a new breed of competition.
Brian is the most decorated Freestyle Motocross rider in the competition?s
history with 13 X-Games medals to his name, including X Games
17 Gold medal in Rally Cross. He also holds the elite distinction
of being the only rider to compete in every X Games competition
since the games? inception. In the last year, Brian has dominated
the off-road trucking world, taking both Lucas Oil Pro 2 Unlimited
and Pro Lite Unlimited Championships, being named Lucas Oil Rookie
of the Year in Pro 2 Unlimited, and taking home the 2011 Lucas
Oil Driver of the Year (which he also won in 2010).
currently competes in Motocross, Freestyle Motocross, Rally Car,
and Short Course Trucks as founder and owner of the Metal Mulisha.
road to the top has not been without challenge. His career is
marked by multiple near-death experiences, several broken bones,
a lost kidney, and a severe spleen injury. In the end, it has
been Brian?s fearlessness and rebel attitude that has established
him as one of the top talents and competitors in the sport.
Brian continues his domination of the Motocross arena, his partnership
with Ford Racing has allowed him to translate his success in Motocross
to four-wheel racing while bringing a new sense of energy, talent
and excitement to the world of action sports.
RC is bringing some of that excitement to the RC world with their
Metal Mulisha Brian Deegan 1:18 Scale Ford Raptor 150 RC Truck.
no doubt the Atomik Brian Deegan Metal Mulisha 1:18 Ford Fiesta
Rally car looks cool and will display great on a shelf when not
polycarbonate body is trimmed and the flashy graphics are printed
on the inside of the body. While Atomik did a decent job of capturing
the look of Deegan's rally car, it has a cartoony feel. The only
decals Needed to apply are the headlights and tail lights.
Tires, & Suspension
Atomik Metal Mulisha Brian Deegan 1:18 Scale Ford Fiesta RC Rally
car is equipped with realistic directional tread pattern tires
and 15 spoke rally wheels.
inside the rim's mounting hole, you can see a flot spot which
sits on a flat spot on the axle. While this eliminates the need
for a drive hex, it also limits your options for spare rim and
suspension is the typical lower H-arm with upper link. The plastic
upper link is solid and offers no adjustment. All suspension components
are in a fixed position and do not offer adjustment. This simple
design will keep beginners from changing settings for the worse,
ensuring the vehicle remains in a decent set up at all times.
plastic bodied oil filled coil over shocks are used to dampen
the ride. Metal caps are used on both ends ensuring oil will stay
shocks and links can be popped off without removing any screws
providing an easy access platform.
used metal ball bearings supporting the entire drivetrain, including
wheel bearings and the rest of the drivetrain is primarily plastic.
This is acceptable for this power source, but with brushless bieng
so popular, it would have been nice to see a drivetrain that would
allow you to upgrade. That being said, Atomik does offer aluminum
upgrades for suspension and drive components on their website.
mustn't forget, this vehicle is designed for the younger crowd
and this is a huge step up from super store RC toys.
4wd drivetrain uses two gear differentials and dog-bone style
drive shafts which incorporate metal pins for added strength.
you can see from the picture below, removing a few screws allows
you to remove the entire upper half of the chassis. This allows
easy exposure of the drive train for quick wrenching.
small 370P brushed motor provides plenty of power for this little
truck. There is an On/Off switch mounted to the water proof 2-in-1
ESC/receiver. Unlike other hobby grade vehicles, this vehicle
isn't designed to easily replace the motor, ESC, receiver, or
steering servo. Each of the components is soldered directly to
the ESC/receiver unit. There is obviously a connector for easy
removal of the battery.
Metal Mulisha truck comes with instructions, decals,Venom battery,
wall charger, controller, and truck. The only thing needed to
run is a set of 4 AA batteries for the controller.
2.4GHz radio system provides uninterrupted control and eliminates
the worry of crossing signals with your friends.
Performance & Handling:
Metal Mulisha Brian Deegan 1:18 Scale Ford Fiesta RC Rally Car
by Atomik is definitely a handful! Althoughit won't break any
land speed records, it's plenty fast for its size. The Fiesta
has no problem what so ever spinning the tires sending the car
into a doughnut.
ford Fiesta's wide stance and short wheel base allow it to corner
easily. The Fiesta is a handful to drive and is a great car to
hone your reflexes.
realistic rally tires don't offer a whole lot of traction on any
surface making the Fiesta a great drifter and an all out exciting
car to drive. High speed cornering requires some finesse.
non aggresive tires and low cut body don't make a good combination
for lawn driving. Best to find some other terrain.
common with vehicles this size to have trouble on medium sized
gravel, and this car is no different. The Fiesta has a hard time
holding its course over gravel. It will drive on a gravel lot,
but don't expect it to be pretty.
Ford Fiesta rally car is a lot of fun on smooth packed dirt. While
the tire don't offer much traction, it's still a blast to drive.
Expect to counter steer though every turn as the Fiesta likes
to over turn. Once at full speed it's a little like being on ice,
so quick thinking is needed. I ran the car over a few jumps. The
low cut body tends to dig in on landing and a perfectly sized,
sloped, and groomed jump is needed for a sucessful jumping experience.
worked flawlessly. The response time was average and acceleration
was proportional. Braking however was unpredictable. It seemed
when I tried to ease the brakes, it went into reverse. I found
my self either spinning out a lot or just not using the brakes
the Metal Mulisha 1/18 Ford Fiesta rally car in action!
the REAL Metal Mulisha Brian Deegan 1/18 Ford
Fiesta rally car in action!
Atomik 1/18 scale Brian Deegan Metal Mulisha Ford Fiesta RC rally
car would be a great truck for someone getting into RC or someone
wanting something better than that toy RC in their closet.
Atomik's 1/18 Ford Raptor truck, this car is not for those who
like to adjust and tweak everything on their cars because, well,
there's nothing to adjust.
of the fun I had with this car, I have to say anyone whose into
RC could and probably would enjoy this vehicle. It's anything
but boring to drive and definitely keeps you on your toes. I have
to say, I like the versatility of Atomik's 1/18 Brian Deegan Metal
Mulisha Ford Raptor truck a little better, but if you are into
onroad, you might like this rally car better.
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