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    Contributed by: Eric Hege | Published: March 2006 | Views: 147057 | email icon Email this Article | PDFpdf icon
    Redcat Racing Hurricane XP 1/8 Scale Buggy

    Redcat Racing

    1002 E. University Drive
    Suite 102
    Phoenix, AZ 85034 USA

    Phone: (602) 256-2282

    See the Hurricane XP in action!
    Resolution:  Low  Medium  High

    Assembly Ease

    Very Powerful
    Metal Gear Steering Servo
    Large Selection of Upgrades
    Spring-Loaded Front Arms
    Six-Gear Oil-Filled Diffs
    Aluminum Steering Hubs

    Radio Seemed Glitchy
    Screws Need Threadlock
    Beginners May Not Like Pullstart
    Manual Could Be More Detailed

    1/8 scale buggies rule, plain and simple. Even if you don't race one in a class at your local track, all it takes is a few runs to see why some many people are hooked on this particular facet of the hobby. The lethal combination of speed, handling, and agility, is a recipe for extreme fun.

    Redcat Racing saw this when they stepped on the scene, and so targeted the buggy platform in a big way with a total of four buggy platforms. Two of these are 1/8 scales. For this review, I'll be covering the Hurricane XP platform which features a .27 cubic inch motor stuffed onto an 1/8 scale chassis.

    Redcat Racing is trying to deliver a powerful buggy, while maintaining an entry level price. It's always interesting to check out buggies in this price range. They can't offer all the bells and whistles of the expensive high-end 1/8 scale platforms. However many of them pack quite a punch for their price. With the power Redcat claims, their Hurricane looks to do exactly that. So let's get to it, and see exactly what kinds of devastation this Hurricane can cause!

    Model Name: Redcat Racing Hurricane XP
    Part Number: 94081
    Price: $330 (Average Retail)
    Type: 1/8 Scale Four-Wheel Drive Buggy
    Length: 19.3" (490mm)
    Front Track: 10.1" (258mm)
    Rear Track: 10.2" (260mm)
    Wheelbase: 12.8" (325mm)
    Height: 7.5" (190mm)
    Weight: 7.3 lbs. (3.3 kg)
    Wheels: 3.1x1.6" (80x40mm) Plastic Six Spoke
    Tires: 4.1x1.7" (105x43mm) Split Chevron Ribs
    Suspension: Independent
    Shocks: Aluminum with Clamping Preload Adjuster
    Center Drivetrain: Dogbone-Style
    Axles: Hardened Steel with Universal Joints
    Chassis: 2.5mm Aluminum Alloy
    Engine: .27 (4.4cc)
    Brakes: Cross-Drilled Stainless Steel Disk With Fiber Pads
    Fuel Tank: 125cc with Bronze Filter

    Additionally Required Items
    8 AA Batteries or Transmitter Pack
    4 AA Batteries or Receiver Pack
    Fuel Bottle
    Glow Igniter
    Air Filter Oil
    After-Run Oil
    Flathead Screwdriver

    The body for the Redcat Racing Hurricane XP comes ready to go. No painting is required, and you'll also find all of the stickers are taken care of as well. In addition to all of this, the necessary cooling and clearance holes are cut in the body as well. The body comes in two distinct and brightly colored themes. These are orange and black, or purple and green. I received the purple and green version, and the brightly colored body certainly looks sharp!

    The included manual covers the basics you need to get up and running, although the manual reads like it was run through an internet-based language translator at times with its choppy English. I would like to see it cover the buggy and it's various components in more detail. However, the manual will prove valuable for assisting you with maintenance tasks, as well as general operational procedures.

    You don't receive a lot in the way of accessories with the Hurricane XP. However, let's be honest. With the motor and chassis you're provided, at an entry-level price, Redcat Racing chose to concentrate on providing you as much on the vehicle as possible. Many times the accessories and tools are something you'll end up replacing anyway.

    Left Side
    Right Side

    The Hurricane XP is laid out in typical 1/8 buggy fashion. The left-side of the buggy sports a polished aluminum tuned pipe. The 125cc fuel tank and motor are positioned at the left-center of this buggy. The right-hand side sports the servos, and other electronic gear. Plastic mud guards are mounted on the sides of the aluminum chassis plate, helping to prevent the entry of dirt and debris onto the chassis.

    When viewing the underside of the vehicle, you can get a good glimpse of the 2.5mm T6 aluminum chassis, and the countersunk hardware that hold the buggy's components to it. You'll find the majority of the hardware is Phillips head screws instead of hex heads. However seeing that the Hurricane XP is considered an entry-level buggy, this isn't unusual. The motor mount screws are recessed hex head screws though, which is where it counts the most.

    The underside of the buggy also has a cutout for a starter box to access the flywheel, in the event you want to use a starter box at some point. Recessed points at the front and rear of the chassis allow the front and rear differentials to sit low on the chassis, while another cutout does the same for the center differential. The front of the chassis sports an angled kick up to it.

    Front End
    Tie Bar
    Suspension Pin

    The front of the buggy is centered around the shock tower and bulkhead, which houses the front differential. The front shock tower is anodized blue aluminum, and has a thickness of 3mm. It attaches to the bulkhead assembly with a total of six screws, and offers the upper end of the shocks a total of six positions. This accounts for a lot of adjustability, and is supportive of the racing crowd.

    Looking down below the shock tower, you see a groove cut into the front bulkhead, allowing you to use an optional front sway bar. This sway bar will help control the roll center of the buggy, but if you want to utilize it, you'll need to purchase it separately. A little further below the spot for the sway bar, is the front tie bar. This 3mm thick piece of aluminum reinforces the suspension pins, preventing them from being pulled away from the chassis in the even of a collision. The tie bar is held in place by a pair of Phillips head screws.

    Speaking of the suspension pins, if you happen to look towards their inner ends, you'll be greeted by an unfamiliar sight. At least where most 1/8 scale buggies are concerned. I'm referring to the springs placed over the pins, and between the suspension arm and chassis. These springs allow the suspension arms to slide back some, giving the front end of the Hurricane some flex to absorb an impact.

    Front Suspension
    Front Assembly
    Front Components

    The lower suspension arms provide the shocks a few more options in the area of adjustability, given they provide the shock two additional mounting holes. The ends of the suspension arms do not utilize a c-hub configuration as is commonly seen on many buggies. Instead, the steering hub pivots on screws that pass straight through the suspension arms.

    The upper suspension arm is a two-piece unit that provides a turnbuckle between the two sections to facilitate a camber adjustment. The steering hub is cast from aluminum and houses two 8x16x5mm bearings, allowing the 8mm axle stub to spin freely inside it. The axle uses a universal-style yoke, and the axle is 4mm at its center and steps up another millimeter when it approaches the axle stub. At the outer side of the steering hub, a 17mm hex is retained by a 2.5mm axle pin to spin the wheels and tires.

    Rear Suspension
    Rear Assembly
    Rear Components

    The rear suspension arm of the Hurricane uses a full lower arm, and a 4.5mm turnbuckle with rod ends for the upper arm. Between these two parts you'll find a bearing carrier. The lower end of the carrier uses a 3mm suspension pin to secure it to the suspension arm, while the upper rod end is captured completely inside the ears on the bearing carrier. A screw and locknut secures the upper end of the bearing carrier.

    The rear of the buggy uses a 2.5mm thick sway bar to help keep the roll center of the buggy under control, and a droop adjustment in the form of a grub screw placed in the suspension arm. The inner ends of the suspension arms are secured to the chassis by 4mm thick stainless steel pins, with a 3mm suspension brace on the inner face of the suspension arms to reinforce them.

    The rear driveline of the Hurricane consists of a 4mm driveshaft that turns a standard-sized 8mm axle stub. The axle stub slides into a pair of bearings that are held by the rear carriers. Two plastic shims are used on the lower outer suspension pin to facilitate adjustment of the buggy's wheelbase.

    Shock Mount
    Shock Components

    The lower shock mounts on the Hurricane use a rather unique layout from what I'm normally used to seeing. A steel pin slides into the side of the suspension arm through the lower shock rod end. Then it's held in place by a grub screw that's tightened down. This approach should work fine for holding the pin, although I can see a novice easily over-tightening the grub screw and stripping the hole on the suspension arm.

    The Hurricane comes with aluminum shock bodies that are built for abuse. The caps are made of aluminum as well, preventing the internal pressures within the shock from easily blowing them off. A rubber shock seal stretches between the shock body and the lower shock end to help avoid the shaft from being damaged by dirt and debris.

    The shock's preload setting is maintained by a clamp instead of traditional preload spacers. This provides the fine level of adjustability you'll see with threaded shocks, without the need for threads on the shock body. Altogether, I think the shock should easily suit its purpose on the Hurricane well.

    Bulkhead Assembly
    Inside The Differential

    The entire bulkhead assembly can be removed from the Hurricane fairly easily. The bottom of the assembly is open, to allow for easy gear inspection. It also seals well against the chassis plate, keeping out dirt and dust. The recessed slot on the chassis allows the differential to sit low on the chassis, for a better center of gravity.

    Once you separate the halves of the differential assembly, you can catch a good glimpse of the differential. It's shimmed from the factory, to give a proper gear mesh. The differential and pinion are both supported by a full set of bearings.

    Inside the beefy differential cup you'll find a full six gear setup. The differentials are filled with oil from the factory, and sealed to keep the oil in. The differentials were only filled about halfway up though. While this will keep wear at bay, when changing oil I typically fill the differential up completely. That way I know exactly how much diff oil I used and eliminates the amount from being a potential variable in my setup. Regardless, just the fact that the Redcat buggy uses differential oil is a huge plus in my book. Too many buggies come ready for oil, but they're differentials are actually filled with grease.

    Front Brace
    Steering Linkage
    Steering Servo

    To help deal with the stresses that a high flying 1/8 scale buggy can dish out, the Hurricane comes equipped with an aluminum upper brace, and chassis brace. The 2mm thick flat upper brace is anodized in royal blue, and ties the bulkhead assembly to the steering linkage. The chassis brace connects the upper brace to the main chassis, and is anodized in a contrasting shade of purple. The chassis brace is 6mm thick in its center, and 8mm thick at each end. When combined with the aluminum chassis, these components form a very solid backbone for the truck.

    The steering linkage is well built as well, using a 3mm aluminum draglink to connect the halves of the assembly. The main pivots of the linkage utilize bearings, while the draglink pivots on bronze bushings. The assembly has a built-in servo saver, which is fairly easy to access when compared to many 1/8 scale buggies.

    Powering the steering linkage is a H9005servo. This servo features metal gears. The servo also provides about 55 oz-in of torque at 6.0 volts. This is a little on the weak side for an 1/8 scale buggy. While some people may not notice it in a bashing scenario, anyone interested in using the Hurricane at the track will likely want a little more holding power. This is especially true when running at higher speeds.

    Throttle Servo
    Center Differential
    Motor Mounts

    The Hurricane uses a H3004 servo for it's throttle and braking duties. The servo doesn't featue metal gears, but should easily provide the split-braking with enough stopping power. Both brake rods are equipped with thumbwheels, making it easy to fine tune the braking force sent to each pair of wheels. Towards the rear of the servo, another rod connects the servo horn to the motor's carburetor.

    Power transfer to the front and rear of the buggy is handled by a center differential unit that is similar in construction to the one we viewed earlier. A 3mm upper brace prevents the differential mounts from flexing while the truck is accelerating and braking. A single cross-drilled stainless steel disk sits on each side of the differential, and is squeezed by fiber pads and stainless steel calipers when the brakes are applied.

    Behind the center differential you can see the large cutout allowing the motor to be started with a starter box. The steel dogbone-style driveshaft is a trait that shared with the front of the buggy, measuring 4mm at the center, and 5mm at each end. Again you'll notice the presence of a thick aluminum chassis brace to provide plenty of rigidity.

    The motor mounts are anodized aluminum, and sport fins to help with the heat dissipation. The lower flat mounts are held to the chassis by screws run in from the underside of the truck. These screws allow for adjustment to the gearing gap for the spur and clutch bell. However, if you simply want to remove the motor without altering the gap, the motor fastens directly to the upper mounts, making it easy to pull the motor while leaving the mounts firmly secured to the chassis.

    Motor and Pipe
    Slide Carburetor

    If power is what you're after, the .27 ci motor of the Hurricane XP delivers. Redcat Racing claims speeds of 80+ MPH are obtained with this powerplant in their 1/8 scale buggy. The motor is fitted with a nicely finished stainless steel pipe, and an air filter assembly that's shrouded to help prevent dirt and debris from landing on the filter element.

    The motor's head is a rather unique color, which I really like due to the fact it's uncommon. It's what I would consider a cross between gun-metal gray and blue. The head is a one piece unit and behind it, on the back of the motor, you're given a pullstart to assist you with starting the motor. Given the large cutout up front though, starter box fans should be able to use that option as well.

    The motor features a slide carburetor with a full range of adjustment features. You'll find the low speed and high speed needles in their normal places. Access to the idle adjustment can be made from the high speed needle side of the motor. Directly below the high speed needle you'll find the mixture adjustment, or third needle.

    Carburetor Throat
    Piston and Sleeve

    The carburetor features a venture-styled bore that supplies the motor with plenty of air and fuel. It is an aluminum-bodied slide model, which uses a silicone boot to seal off the slide. Directly below the carburetor you'll find a three-shoe composite clutch, which transfers power to the clutch bell and then to the drivetrain.

    The internals of the motor include the use of true ABC components to obtain its 4.43 cc displacement. The cast block uses cooling fins along its sides to assist the motor head in keeping the operating temperatures down. A silicone gasket and single big-block styled header spring keep the pipe and header properly attached to the motor.

    Fuel Tank
    Wing Mount
    Rear Wing

    The 125cc fuel tank provides the large motor with an ample supply of fuel to keep it running. The lid is styled so that it's easy to create a handle with a zip tie for easy refueling. An overflow channel directs any spilt fuel to the back of the tank where it dumps out under the chassis.

    The rear wing mount assembly is made with adjustability in mind. This mount features a range of three adjustment points, and the mounting brackets are reinforced with braces which run between them.

    The wing is made tough and durable. Mine arrived in a bright fluorescent green color, with Redcat Racing decals already installed on it. To allow for easy removal of the wing, plastic washers and body clips are used to secure the wing to the wing mounts.

    Receiver Box
    Wheels and Tires

    The receiver box for the Hurricane is large and roomy. It can easily house the receiver and the included AA battery holder. If you should ditch the battery holder for a 5-cell hump-style receiver pack, which I recommend, you'll find it easily fits in the box as well. Access to the inside of the box is easy, thanks to the fact that a single body clip holds the lid shut.

    The Hurricane comes equipped with a narrow Chevron pattern tire pre-glued onto six-spoke wheels. Under the tires, you'll find a set of foams offering some support for the buggy's rubber. The wheels use standard buggy 17mm hardware, so finding replacement wheels and tires to suit your local track should be easy.

    The Hurricane XP arrives with a 27MHz AM radio. The radio is very basic, offering you servo reversing capabilities and trim adjustments in an analog format. While I understand the need to keep the costs of the vehicle low, a buggy made for these speeds would be much better off with a better radio package. I'd advise swapping to a decent FM unit as one of your first upgrades.

    Antenna Tube
    Antenna Cap
    Fuel Filter

    The Redcat Racing Hurricane XP is a RTR (Ready to Run) model. Thanks to things like the pre-painted body and glued tires, hearing the motor roar is only a few minutes away. So there's not a lot you'll need to do in order to start running. However, there are a few small details that I need to run through below.

    The first thing you'll want to do is to ready the receiver's antenna wire. Stretch the wire out of its bundle and then run it between your fingers to straighten it out. It should slide easily through the supplied antenna tube. If you have problems getting it through, sprinkle a little baby powder, or place a few drops of bearing oil, on the wire.

    Since the Hurricane didn't come with a cap to protect the receiver's antenna where it's exits the top of the tube, I grabbed a Dubro antenna cap set (part #2342) to secure the loose wire and cover the top of the tube. This is well worth the minimal cost involved, especially if you upgrade the radio and receiver later on.

    I also installed a Dubro silver fuel filter (part #2305) to filter the incoming fuel. While the fuel tank that comes installed on the Hurricane features a bronze filter, I like a little extra insurance on my vehicles in the form of an external filter as well.

    Receiver Pack
    Close Receiver Box
    Oil Air Filter

    Earlier I mentioned my recommendation of ditching the AA battery holder in favor of a receiver pack. This is exactly what I did for the Hurricane. The Venom 5-cell pack easily drops into the battery holder. Once the battery is installed, make sure the power switch is off until you are ready to drive the buggy. Then secure the lid with one of the supplied body clips.

    The air filter for the Hurricane does not come with filter oil applied. I found this a little disturbing as many people would make the assumption it was, especially since things like the gluing of the tires had already been addressed. So make sure you perform this crucial step. Apply several drops all around the outside edges of the filter, and then knead the filter between your fingers to evenly disperse it throughout the foam element. Squeeze any excess filter oil out, and you should be left with a foam filter that is lightly colored the same color as your filter oil, and somewhat tacky to the touch.

    Tank Handle
    Mount Body
    Radio Batteries

    While it's not required not necessary, I installed a handle on the fuel tank's lid to facilitate easy refueling with the body installed. The handle is easily made using a ziptie and a short section of fuel tubing. Refueling is a snap with the handle installed, and your pit man will definitely thank you!

    To complete the buggy and ready it for action you'll need to install the lexan body. Drop it into place, and use the supplied body clips to lock it down. The front area around the shock tower takes a little effort, but shouldn't prove that difficult. Also make sure that you get the pipe's stinger properly positioned in regards to the hole on the side of the body.

    The final item you'll need to address is the radio. The antenna is already installed, so you'll just need to insert eight AA batteries into the battery holder in the radio's base. Use good cells, for best results in regards to range and longevity. Then check to make sure you have power, and you're ready to go!

    After I had prepped the Hurricane for its maiden run, I started thinking towards the break-in process. I knew that I would heat-cycle the motor, but as I had plenty of projects looming ahead it was going to be hard for me to perform the break-in in one sitting. So I ended up spreading the procedure out over a couple of days.

    I never had any problems during the break-in procedure, and the motor fired up easily each time. I did richen the needles some during the first tank, as they were set a little too lean for my liking. After a couple of lunch breaks from the office, followed by quick runs to Bojangles for some grub, I had the Hurricane ready for the track.

    I headed out to Monkey Bottom Raceway upon the first chance I had. I started by firing up the buggy, and tuning it for a good overall performance level. I ran into an issue of the motor not wanting to tune very well at all right away. I spent a little time scratching my head before it dawned on me that the glow plug installed I the motor was still the one I used for the break-in process. Knowing that break-in is often rough on glow plugs, I figured this was likely the issue.

    I swapped the glow plug and fired the Hurricane back up. Right away I could tell that the motor was much more willing to allow adjustment changes than it had been before. After a little minor tweaking, I had the 1/8 scale buggy ripping up and down the straightaway throwing a rooster tail of dirt behind it!

    The Hurricane's .27 motor was throwing down some incredible power, and it surprised even me. For this vehicle to be priced in the starter buggy range, this level of power is jaw-dropping. It may also get some beginners in a little trouble, so be sure to take it easy.

    After a couple of minutes, I noticed the controls felt somewhat unresponsive at times. I certainly didn't want to take a chance of something going wrong, so I brought the buggy back in and shut it down. With the motor off, I performed a radio check. All seemed well when I was close to the buggy, but when I put some distance between the radio and the buggy the signal was a little unreliable. It didn't appear to be interference in general, but rather just unresponsive at times. The batteries in the radio were fine, as was the receiver pack. I then decided to remove the factory radio and receiver, and dropped in a spare JR XS3 radio and RS300 receiver.

    With a solid FM radio installed, I hit the track once more. Having more confidence in the equipment I was using, I started making some good laps and catching some air. The grip of the tires wasn't perfect by any means, but it was better than many out of the box tires I've used. Obviously a good set of aftermarket tires would help tremendously.

    An 1/8 scale buggy likes to catch air, and the Hurricane was no exception. It took to the air and flew very level on its own. I found very little correction was needed to maintain a level flight. I just needed to set the buggy's angle for its eventual landing.

    There was plenty of power on tap to handle the doubles at the opening section of the track. If I had a good strong controlled run at the triple I could conquer it as well. The quad section on the last part of the track required a very solid and perfect run to master though. I couldn't get quite enough grip out of the stock tires to get a good run leading up to that section, so I ended up taking more conservative paths in that section throughout the day.

    The speeding buggy blasted off of the tabletops as well. I often found it easier to simply blast past the backside instead of trying to back off and run down the backside. It was simply another good example of how well the buggy likes the air.

    I did make some small adjustment to the toe angle in the front, providing a toe out setting of about 1.5°. This helped me cut through the corners a little sharper and provided some extra stability in the straights. I would have liked to have a slightly stiffer spring and oil installed in the buggy, as the rhythm section tended to make the suspension feel a little too soft for my liking. A ride height adjustment helped some in that particular section, but then made it counter-lean a little too much in other sections of the track. I ended up leaving the ride height adjustment in place, and then moved the upper ends of the shocks in on the hock tower, while placing the lower ends out as far as they'd go on the suspension arms. This gave a slightly more progressive feel to the suspension and helped stabilize the buggy throughout the track.

    I mentioned before about how well the buggy seemed to perform when it came down to raw power. Even some of the track regulars with high end motors took notice as the buggy roared down the straightaway. While it wasn't hitting Redcat's claimed top end speed of 80MPH, due to the length of the section, I have no doubt it'll top out in that general range after watching it run. This in itself is a pretty amazing feat for a buggy in this price range.

    I thrashed on the buggy pretty heavily over a period of a few days, and walked away with a few broken parts. Nothing too major, but having some spares on hand would certainly be a good idea.

    The first thing I managed to break was the post on one of the wing mounts. A bad upside-down landing where the buggy slid backwards sheared it right off. I had a comparable set of spares from another buggy in my pit box and made a quick swap. Soon afterwards the Hurricane was tearing up the track once more.

    In another instance I snapped an outer end on the steering link. This happened when landing a jump. It didn't seem to be a particularly brutal landing, so it much have been at just the correct angle to provide enough stress to the part. Again I had a suitable replacement part on hand to get the Hurricane up and running, allowing the fun to continue.

    I had a couple of instances where some screws managed to back out causing some issues as well. Some threadlock took care of this, and I had no further issues after applying it. For the reader who is following along, the problem areas I had were the screws holding the steering blocks in the c-hubs, and the screws that hold the rear camber link to the shock tower. I also managed to break the stock antenna tube. So I replaced it with a Dubro tube (part #2335), and then bent it back under the rear spoiler wing. This prevented any future tumbles from damaging the tube.

    Despite any problems I may have had, the buggy fared well overall. Redcat Racing offers an extensive line of upgrades for this buggy, so if you find you need tougher ride, you shouldn't have an issue accommodating your needs. I think a good starting point for that would be the aluminum wing mounts, as they are the only part I broke that I felt needs some beefing up. It's not often that I manage to trash the wing mount on an 1/8 scale.

    I was also surprised at the number of people at the track that thought I was running a Kyosho. With the bright green splashed across the buggy it simply fit the profile. Combine that with the power I was throwing down in the straights, and across the jumps, and it is easy to see why many people would think this. This level of power just isn't typically seen from a RTR vehicle, with the Hurricane being an exception to the rule.

    See the Hurricane XP in action!
    Resolution:  Low  Medium  High

    The Redcat Racing Hurricane offers you a super fast buggy, at an entry level price. If you crave speed, this buggy delivers! The overall platform performs very well although, as with any entry level buggy, you may have to look towards their upgrades to get the platform as tough as you'd like it.

    In regards to good upgrade options for the Hurricane, I'd first target the radio. A buggy this fast needs to give a solid link between the driver and the vehicle. Even without the glitching I experienced, I wouldn't feel comfortable with a basic AM radio. So go FM, or even something like the Spektrum DSM if possible. Then I'd drop on a good set of tires to suit the conditions where you run. From there, Redcat Racing offers a host of upgrades. You'll just simply target the ones that suit your needs the best!

    The Redcat Racing Hurricane offers plenty of potential for someone just starting out. If you just want to simply participate in some 1/8 scale buggy racing, the Hurricane will get you up and going and keep you in the hunt for a win. It gives you a nice overall package that can grow with your needs, until you start lusting after the ultra-high end models.

    Redcat Racing
    1002 E. University Drive
    Suite 102
    Phoenix, AZ 85034 USA
    Phone: (602) 256-2282
    Website: www.redcatracing.com

    Dubro, Inc.
    480 Bonner Road
    Wauconda, IL 60084 USA
    Phone: (732) 635-1600
    Website: www.dubro.com
    Products used: Antenna Tune and Cap, Fuel Filter, Glow Igniter

    Distributed Exclusively By
    Great Planes Model Distributors
    P.O. Box 9021
    Champaign, IL 61826-9021 USA
    Phone: (800) 637-7660
    Website: www.duratrax.com
    Products used: Air Filter Oil

    Trinity Products, Inc.
    36 Meridian Road
    Edison, NJ 08820 USA
    Phone: (800) 848-9411
    Fax: (732) 635-1640
    Website: www.teamtrinity.com
    Products used: Monster Horsepower Fuel (20%), After Run Oil

    Venom Racing
    10312 N. Taryne St.
    Hayden, ID 83835 USA
    Phone: (800) 705-0620
    Fax: (800) 705-6021
    Website: www.venom-racing.com
    Products used: Receiver Pack

    Comments on RCU Review: Redcat Racing Hurricane XP

    Posted by: ritejert on 05/26/2008
    its actually a .28 engine
    Posted by: amf66 on 07/09/2008
    It is now, but a while back it had a .27 engine.
    Posted by: cswtornado on 08/16/2010
    Its also a different radio, its got a 2.7 ghz one now
    Posted by: cswtornado on 08/16/2010
    And redcat said when i called that it went 45 mph, not 80.
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