This is a new 1 16 scale katana. So this is par. If you check down in our videos below you’ll, find our videos of the shogun and the ninja um, both by imex models, our florida and we sold a lot of those trucks over the past few months. The shogun is a truck version. The ninja is the triggy version. Well now they have just released this one, which is called the katana like a desert, racer baja style vehicle, and it is really cool. The price point is just a little bit more than the shogun and the ninja um, but it represents really really good value in our shop here in houston, in our ebay store, we’re stocking all the parts and hop ups for all these trucks. So what is the difference between this and the uh and the shogun and a ninja? Bem, the main difference is one the style it comes with this uh desert style body on it that is uh got a full roll cage. We’Ve got a full roll cage inside here. We’Ve got a real spare tire here. That is actually one of the tires: é, not fake, or anything like that truck comes with a wheelie bar. Then it comes in the box, so he’s real, easy to install just to move these four screws, and then we also got um. They have changed and they’ve also done this on the shogun trucks as well. Instead of having just a single rod across here that used to pop off it used to pop off in a roll over things like that um, this one has gotten you and you they’ve, listened to customers and they’ve, provided an improvement to that part which makes the Rear of the truck much much more resilient to crashes and rollovers, the body looks really cool.
We have the two drivers in here. It comes with the orange and gray pattern on here. The truck the brushed version also comes with blue instead of the orange on it, but this is the brushless version that we’re looking at, but we do have, we do have the brush version. Além disso, the body comes with two body clips at the front that i don’t have on here, and it just kind of lifts up and pops off and check this out. It comes with a light bar that works here, and they really thought this out because they put like a like an old telephone card on here that extends out, so they can take the body off without having to unplug it all the time. So you’ve got this. Like bungee effect on here, that is really cool. It also still comes with the front headlights also, so you can choose if you want to run with the front headlights or the light bar or if you’re good with soldering, you could put the two together and run both from one connector and inside the vehicle. What has changed not much? We talked about the rear arms they changed. Those the battery is now, instead of coming with a circle with a lithium ion battery it’s, coming with a lipo battery and uh that that’s the only change to the internals of the car. It uses nearly all the same parts as the as the ninja and the shogun, por isso há, no parts availability problems say for the roll cage.
The roll cages are not going to be available for about another four weeks before they come into stock, but the roll cage is really tough. You really have to beat on this truck to break this uh break this roll cage um. So this is just an awesome. Little addition to the uh to the um to this lineup of trucks, the body just goes on it just hooks under the rear. Bumper. You see it’s got this mount here and then this little piece here right here kind of slots underneath there that holds it in place and it’s just pinned at the front with these two pins. So this is where i’m really liking. This truck is Music um and uh scoots up and down the parking lot it’s a little bit bouncy when it’s running. I noticed that, but the others will like that too, but you can buy the aluminum shocks for a relatively low cost. They can put fluid in which takes the bounciness away. The brushless truck is a little bit faster than the brushed one. Not it really gets. It won’t constantly ride the wheelie, but you can probably make some changes to the satellite and things like that. If you wanted to really more it’s very stable in the corners it doesn’t try and roll over which i was surprised about um. It tends to just lose grip and slide away from you, rather than going to a rollover, which is a good thing, especially for people.
Just starting in the hobby who often buy these trucks, the wheelie bar works really well. It stops it going over you’d think with that tire on the rear, perhaps it’d be too much weight, but and it would cause it to ride over the wheelie bar, but it doesn’t um, você pode ver. The truck is a little bit bouncy as it’s running here. We’Re on a very smooth surface, but you could really dampen that down with the aluminum shock set so great great little truck um we’re gon na take it over here. I’Ll just show you on the grass it’s got no problem handling this. You know five six inch long grass here tears through it pops back onto the street here and a look at a truck. I mean it just looks cool with the little drivers in there it looks like a true desert racer, with those oversized wheels and tires on there. It just look. I really like the look of this truck. You know compared to a traxxas, slash 16, algo assim. This is far and away above our traxxas slash 16.. Those things are top heavy and they roll over all the time this car doesn’t do any of that and part supply is plentiful. Um. If you’re here in houston, we have all the parts in stock um, but even online, you have all the parts in that ebay store. So you’ve got no problem getting parts for this little guy, it hops and it bounces, and it really wants to go and uh all in all for the price which is going to be about 135 ready to run with the battery and a charger.
The two sets of lights, um and a sticker set that is uh goes right on there and it’s got a nice little sticker set on here. Um it’s got these chrome wheels. I mean honestly, there is a must like it out there for the value that you get be getting this truck so that’s a little introduction to this truck. Eu acho que é, pretty much. All you need to know, go and buy one they’re really cool. So thank you for watching um subscribe. If you like this video we’ve got more videos coming all the time check us out on instagram third coast rc and also on facebook, third, co, star c. Thank you and we’ll.