New Ride Wednesday – Element RC ECTO Trail Truck | CompetitionX

New Ride Wednesday – Element RC ECTO Trail Truck | CompetitionX

New Ride Wednesday - Element RC ECTO Trail Truck | CompetitionX

One of many hottest new rides to hit the crawling market is the ECTO Path Truck from Factor RC. This journey relies on the Gatekeeper, using the suspension package deal and electronics that come normal in that truck – mainly a GK with an early-year pickup physique. This setup permits for some nice crawling motion (no fenders to rub) in addition to giving the ECTO a platform for extra scale options; dropped mattress design, injection-molded entrance bumper, fairlead, mock winch, antenna and motion cameras!

DATE: 6/9/2021
MANUFACTURER: Factor RC
VEHICLE: ECTO Path Truck
WEBSITE: www.associatedelectrics.com/element/
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FEATURES:

• Stealth X Transmission
• Aluminum Monitor Bar Mount
• Replaceable Shock Mount Inserts
• Reedy Electronics
• Trailing Arm Suspension
• Behind-The-Axle (BTA) Steering
• Aluminum Steering Plates
• Built-in Servo Winch Mount
• Threaded Aluminum Shock Our bodies
• CMS (Chassis Mounted Servo)
• Common Entrance Drive Axles
• Stamped Metal Body Rails
• 12mm Wheel Hexes

• Aluminum Motor Plate
• Telescopic Entrance/Rear Driveshafts
• Extruded Aluminum Driveshaft Splines
• One-piece Rear Axle Design
• Splined Entrance Axle with Adjustable Caster
• Machined Enter Pinion Gear
• Steel Ring Gear
• Machined Metal High Shaft
• Heavy Obligation 5mm Diameter Metal Hyperlinks
• Steel Ball Bearings
• Metal 25T Servo Horn
• Adjustable Entrance Monitor Bar

TONY’S THOUGHTS:
Sadly, I wasn’t an enormous fan of the Gatekeeper. I felt it was too tall and slender for some kind of fast-moving U4-style rig. Nonetheless, I feel the thought behind the ECTO (the previous ‘Dodge’ physique on the identical trailing-arm chassis) is the place this rig will shine. The physique provides it extra of a crawler really feel, that means most will take it gradual and regular as a substitute of mobbing the rocks. This setup additionally removes a variety of weight from up excessive (the GK cage is now gone), decreasing the CoG for a greater dealing with rig. It’s definitely on my listing of future vehicles to get – and must be on yours as effectively!

VIDEO:
Enduro Ecto Path Truck RTR

RC Throughout America – Useless Man’s Crawl 2021 / Factor RC ECTO – Horseman’s Park – Apple Valley CA

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