Redcat TC8-Marksman 1/8th Scale RTR Rock Crawler

Redcat TC8-Marksman 1/8th Scale RTR Rock Crawler

Press Launch From Redcat Racing:

Redcat is asserting their first able to run 1:8 scale path crawler, the Marksman. The Marksman makes use of the brand new Redcat TC8 1:8 scale platform, which features a scale physique, XR247 axles and superior electronics.

The Marksman features a 2.4GHz radio system, HobbyWing QuicRun WP Crawler 80A ESC and Holmes Hobbies 12T Crawlmaster 550 brushed motor. This mixture is tremendous easy and extremely correct for low finish throttle management. The Holmes Hobbies Crawlmaster brushed motor makes use of a 5-slot rotor, for business main smoothness, and a 1/eighth inch diameter shaft. The Hobbywing QuicRun WP 80A digital pace controller is all climate waterproof and dustproof, has fifteen programmable parameter objects and has 9 ranges of adjustable drag brake. Redcat has additionally included a Hobbywing ESC programming field for fast and straightforward ESC changes on the bench or on the path. The Marksman doesn’t embody a charger or battery pack and is able to working 2S or 3S LIPO or 5-9cell NiMH energy. In line with Redcat the Marksman was designed to work greatest with a 3S LIPO, however a 2S LIPO can even work.

The Marksman’s TC8 platform encompasses a entrance mounted motor, centrally mounted divorced switch case and heart mounted battery tray. This setup provides wonderful weight distribution which gives constant dealing with whereas navigating a wide variety of obstacles and terrain. The big 1:8 scale TC8 platform permits for larger ease in overcoming obstacles with which a 1:10 scale truck may wrestle.

The Marksman makes use of heavy-duty gears in its single pace transmission with a gear ratio of 1.54:1 (20/13) and a 32pitch pinion and spur gear. A built-in adjustable slipper clutch permits the driving force to handle wheel spin when mandatory. 

The centrally mounted divorced switch case makes use of heavy responsibility MOD1 gears and has a gear ratio of 1.92:1 (25/13). As you’ll count on from any high quality rig, the TC8-Marksman is fitted with an entire set of rubber sealed bearings. 

The Marksman makes use of Redcat’s XR247 heavy-duty trussed axle housings. The XR247 axle housings embody diamond formed central housings, built-in trusses and heavy-duty double shear mounting factors. A one piece pinion gear and steel spool present balanced energy switch to each the left and proper axles with a 2.91:1 gear ratio. 

Due to the Marksman’s specifically designed excessive energy 1.5mm metal ladder-type body rails, this truck not solely has a strong spine, however the wheelbase will be adjusted to a size of 355mm, 361mm, 367mm (inventory), 373mm and 379mm. The Marksman’s heavy-duty drive shafts have steel ends for energy and so they supply the right quantity of telescoping motion to accommodate every of the 5 totally different size wheelbase configurations.

The Marksman’s suspension is dependent upon its 5mm heavy-duty steel hyperlinks with flared heavy responsibility ball cups to maintain issues regular. A set of 100mm lengthy journey aluminum physique, oil-filled shocks present persistently easy dampening. Trip peak will be shortly adjusted because of the threaded our bodies and collars. Every of the 4 shock towers supply 9 higher shock mounting positions for additional suspension tuning.

A HEXFLY high-torque 25kg digital steering servo is used to intention the Marksman’s giant off-road tires with consistency and accuracy. The HEXFLY digital servo makes use of anodized steel gears, steel servo horn and an aluminum heart case for constant cooling. The HEXFLY digital servo will be powered by 5-7.4 Volts and is waterproof, for those who get pleasure from navigating moist trails. The Marksman has spectacular steering geometry with a 47 diploma inside steering angle and a 32 diploma exterior steering angle. This mixture of steering geometry and excessive torque digital steering servo enable this huge 1:8 scale path crawler to maneuver out and in of tight conditions. 

A 1:8 scale path truck wouldn’t be full with out giant 1:8 scale off-road tires. The Marksman rides on an formally licensed set of INTERCO SS-M16 hybrid efficiency off-road tires, that are mounted to a set of 8-spoke licensed Raceline Avenger wheels. This combo not solely seems nice, however the SS-M16’s excessive traction tread design performs effectively on quite a lot of totally different surfaces.

Whereas the TC8-Marksman undoubtedly has the makings of a top quality efficiency path crawler, it doesn’t cease there. Redcat integrated many further scale particulars into the Marksman’s look, giving the person the absolute best path crawling expertise out there. The injection molded plastic driver’s head, with cowboy hat, sits on high of an in depth physique, permitting the person so as to add speedy persona to their car with just a few swipes of a paint brush. Different added particulars embody LED prepared headlights, LED prepared off-road mild buckets, plastic roll cage, real looking wanting non purposeful winch, rugged bumpers and rock sliders, internal wheel wells, spare tire mount and scrape away paint system. The Marksman is painted with a distinct colour high quality paint on the within and out of doors of the physique shell. This method gives an attention-grabbing impact when grinding by means of rocky canyons. Because the outer inexperienced layer of paint is scraped away, a rusty steel colour is revealed beneath. This provides much more realism and pleasure to the TC8-Marksman driving expertise. This will likely presumably be the primary time you really need to get out and scrape up your model new scale car. 

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TC8-Marksman: Absolutely Assembled
Scale: 1:8 Scale
ESC: Hobbywing QuicRun 80A (2-3S LiPO / 5-9 Cell NiMH) with Programming Card 
Motor: 550 Sized Holmes Hobbies 12T Crawlmaster Brushed Motor (5-slot rotor)
Servo: Metallic Gear Excessive Torque 25KG Steering Servo w/ Metallic Decrease Case
Radio: 2.4GHz Radio System (2CH)
Chassis: 1.5mm Metal Ladder-Sort Body Rails
Drive System: 4-Wheel-Drive, Entrance Mounted Motor
Transmission: Single Pace with Adjustable Slipper Clutch
Switch Case: Divorced, Centrally Mounted
Suspension: 4-Hyperlink Rear and 3-Hyperlink Entrance with Panhard Bar
Shocks: 100mm Lengthy Journey Coilover Threaded Aluminum Physique, 14mm Diameter Piston
Axles: XR247 Trussed Housings, CVA Entrance Axles and CNC Aluminum Spools
Wheels: 8-Spoke Raceline Avenger, 4-Piece Bead-Lock Wheels
Tires: Licensed Interco SS-M16 tires.
Transmission gear ratio: 1.54:1 (20/13)
Switch case gear ratio: 1.92:1 (25/13)
Axle ratio: 2.91:1 (32/11)
OTGR: 22.78:1 (43.03:1-18.84:1) Adjustment Vary
Total size: 577mm
Total peak: 274mm
Total width: 296mm
Clearance: 50mm (axle housing), 86mm (heart chassis)
Adjustable Wheelbase: 355mm -379mm, (367mm Inventory)


Wanted to finish:

Battery: 3S LIPO (2S LIPO or 5-9cell NiMH can even work)
Charger: Applicable Charger for Battery  Used
AA Batteries for Transmitter

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