This is a little bit more different than what i was thinking, but um today is going to be my review of the redcat volcano 16. This is their new lineup for i’ll, say their 116th scale. Rc cars, Umm det er, one of their more cheaper budget, ones towards kids and so forth. Um i have taken this out. I have put you know, stickers and decals on so basically we’ll tear down into the truck and first let’s start off with the body. The body is kinda of a more chevy it’s, a very chevy style body, with a nice little duck tail at the end, it’s a um. This is a printed body: det er, not um vacuum sealed well, det er, not vacuumed, or you know he pressed in um it’s kind of flimsy, but you know the better. The flimsy, mr, i guess the lesser chance of it cracking sometimes it’s a very nice body for for what it is i’ll, Sige: det er, extremely nice. Jeg ved, of course the decals did not line up. Som du kan se, the line is more to the side, but honestly that’s just small details, but at the same time, God, you know decals. You know deco things that came with it and, at the same time, very good truck and you know very good body at the same time, going into the truck. Faktisk, with this truck, you get two you get. Two hex fly, two hex flies: 800 lithium ion batteries.
Um, these are pretty good. I don’t know if this truck can one run run on 2s. You can try, but you might fry it. I wouldn’t try doing that, but you know your truck you’re doing um inside of the truck it’s, actually it’s fairly large for its size and shape um. You do have kanju kaju style tires with the um. Selvfølgelig. If you can kind of see it, it does have the red cat logo on the inside um. This is brushed i’m, not sure if they’re making one that is brushless or not, but this does come in this does come brushed with a two with a two receiver and esc and also a don’t know what size motor this is. Jeg er. Probably just gon na make a fake ass guess of maybe a 320 size motor, something pretty small and um. It does come with a nice heatsink on there. Godt, you do have a five wire servo inside of this car, so upgrading it will be kind of difficult because you’ll have to try to you know, get a new server at the same size that can fit inside of this um. Moving on the truck does come with some nice leds. I’Ll turn on the truck, so y’all can see them. They are pretty bright for what they are. Du kan. You can see them pretty well at nighttime, so they are. They are pretty bite but um for the most part, still kind of good um.
Also on the inside of the truck there. Is this very bright blue light? So if you have a um, if you have a problem with the blue light, you can always put tape over top of it. It does not look good with the red body with the blue body, maybe because the body’s blue, but in this truck now um so from there, we do have double wishbone suspension. These are not oil filled. These are all spring, but at the same time, still a good amount of belts without a lot of bottoming out springs are slightly stiff, i’ll say the front is stiffer than the rear, but you know i would suggest your um rear being looser than your front gives. You more chassis slap and also keeps you prone from wheeling all the time. This truck does have a lot of torque on it. It’S a um it’s pretty fast for what it is. I believe it can hit speeds up to 6, 16 16 Til 12. Jeg er. Not too sure i’ve heard that it can go up to 16 from some other people but um. I have not run this truck to that type of speeds. Yet i’ve only ran it just uh just to break it in slightly when i got it out of the box um onto the receiver, so let’s move the truck out the way onto the receiver it’s a very cheap receiver, but at the same time it works good.
You have your own, you have your speed switch and then you have your steering trim and then right here. You also have your um steering rev. Of course you have your simple on and off, and everything on this truck is proportional. The controller will have to take two double a batteries. Not for this time actually, and from there you should be pretty good controller does feel. God. Reverse is a lot more stiffer than forward, so it will be a kind of a weird feeling when you, when you think that your um reverse is a lot more softer. For the most part, this controller works, as it should gives you more excuse me gives you more than enough room, and you know space, and it has a very good range for what it is so far. I’Ve not had this truck run. Arranging i’ve took it pretty far um onto the charger simple: u usb charger with some with normal plug charger is kind of big, so fitting it into certain things will be kind of hard, but you know you can always plug this up into your laptop and from There you should be pretty good um what uh? What do i think about this truck um, honestly it’s, a good truck if you’re, just starting in our scene, you don’t want something that you’re that you’re gon na hurt the bank about breaking, or you know something that you just bought and you don’t want it to Be too expensive or you know, it’s for kids birthday party.
I would recommend this truck. There are other trucks such as the um who’s that stay low, c mini t, i believe it’s called, and then there is some traxxas, slash and banded and so forth. Traxxas actually has a very good lineup of um rc cars that i would recommend for kids also, but i would extremely recommend this, for dig kender, cheapness, also um there. This truck is basically just a remake of a um. I heard it’s a remake of a bangers truck but i’m, ikke gon na, not gon na bash. About anything on that side. You know you do what you got. Ta do for your own company and you don’t complain about it. Oh body pins do come with this very nice plastic tab, which is very easy to grip onto, and i highly doubt that these will break off in the long end. So for the most part, this truck is good for the price and good for the bank. There are certain things that i would recommend upgrading on this truck. If it came with upgrades i’m, not too sure the truck is pretty new one, i would recommend making it brushless it’s, not the fastest thing in the world, and i would recommend making a brushless if you know what you’re doing and also don’t you know, don’t make It brushless as soon as you get it. You know it’s a very good truck, as is you don’t, wait over time and then make it brushless, but at the same time, very good truck for what it is now um weighted a truck i’ll say about four four pounds: Det er det, not too heavy it’s about Four to three pounds with the battery it’s about four four and a half um honestly, double wishbone suspension, like i said earlier, very good chassis, also it’s extremely good for what it is, and it has more than enough flex and everything else.
Så så, you can actually get pretty good bashing in without trying to break it um, but this has been my review of the brand new redcat um volcano 16 and i will probably put up a slight little testing session of it tomorrow. Alligevel.