Details of the real mid engine supercar in one tenth scale form. So today, we’re gon na go over the new car, the scale corvette body and the updated four tech 3.0 chassis. That sits underneath it. So how cool is the new corvette, stingray well let’s find out Music. The new 2021 corvette stingray is a wild car with nearly 500 horsepower and almost a 200 mile, an hour top speed and for you, rc fans. You can now have an officially licensed scale version for a fraction of the price. The rc version is offered in four pre painted body colors and they all come ready to run so they’re pre assembled with electronics and the body is detailed and painted right out of the box. Now there are two items required to operate the car first, the included tq transmitter requires four double a batteries and second, the vehicle itself requires a battery pack with 2s lipo compatibility or nickel metal hydride now. When we first got the car out of the box, it was covered in a protective film to keep the replica corvette body. Looking new, the body is mainly made from lexan material, which is painted decaled and finished with hard plastic scale. Details the front grille and headlight section is a good example of these details and, even though led lights are not included, these headlights are ready for you to add your own, or you can pick up the traxxas led light kit sold separately.
The plastic side mirrors are another nice touch to the body and they feature reflective decals on the windows. You’Ll notice up front they’re, completely blacked out with the use of decals and on the windshield. They provide our wipers it’s pretty hard to miss, but these massive side intakes are another scale bolt on that look great on this body. There aren’t actually any body openings behind here, but they do look pretty good. The next big scale detail on this body is perhaps the coolest and it’s the recreated engine bay on full display for all to see intended to be under glass. Although it’s just clear, lexan and not glass, you get a good look at the decals and scale accessories used to display the 16 valve v8 engine. Now, if we follow our racing stripes down the back of the car, the corvette stingray uses a hard plastic spoiler and more realistic details to finish up the rear end like our stylish tail lights. These are just like the front where they’re led light ready, but you’ll need to supply those yourself. If you want lighting, one of the coolest rc aspects to this body is the use of the new traxxas quick release body system that uses hidden plastic clips. Underneath the body to secure it to the chassis, this small but important detail gets rid of the visible body clips that normally rest on the top side of the body, and it gives the stingray the clean and realistic look it deserves.
There is a second element to this quick release system and that’s. How fast it is to use need a quick release for life well hit that subscribe button. If you haven’t already now, if we flip the car over, you see one clip in the front bumper and the second clip in the rear end when you’re ready to remove the body you just reach under there and pinch each clip and lift it up to install The body on the chassis you just align it up, push it down and clip it in that’s it now with the body off. We get a good look at some of the work behind the scenes here with our front and rear light pods for your own, led lighting, and you also get a good look at the clipless body system and how it’s mounted to the body. You can also see the bottom of the engine bay and it’s sealed up from the underside, but you can access it if you want to customize the engine details after driving in some really dusty and dirty conditions we found out the engine bay is not dust proof, But with a little tinkering it’s possible to improve this moving on let’s check out the new fortec 3.0 chassis, which looks a lot like your standard. Four wheel drive touring car, but it has no traditional body mounts. Instead, our front clipless system is integrated into the front. Bumper mount and the rear mount floats behind the rear shock tower.
The remaining configuration in the chassis is pretty standard. With a low center of gravity mid motor layout, we have independent front and rear suspension, front, rear gear differentials, oil filled shocks and a steel center drive shaft. This drive, shaft is also bearing supported, so it’ll run straight and true at high rpm driving for the remaining drive shafts. The fortec 3.0 uses a one piece: steel drive shaft at each corner for the electronics we have a traxxas 7075 waterproof steering servo and it features an adjustable servo saver, which is a really nice feature. It’D be great to see this integrated into more traxxas off road vehicles. We also have a micro receiver protected inside this waterproof receiver box. The esc included is the xl5 brushed esc with a max lipo limit of 2 cell and it uses a traxxas ide battery connector. The motor power is supplied by a traxxas 12 turn 550 sized canned motor and it uses a fixed gear. Mesh system that’s pretty easy to use. If you remove the four screws holding on the spur gear cap, it comes right off. Freeing up the motor. This fixed gear mesh system only works with the included 72 tooth spur gear, and it will accommodate a pinion gear range between 17 and 27 tooth included and installed on. The vehicle is an 18 tooth pinion gear, which is ideal for your everyday driving, and how fast is it? Well, we tested this gearing with our fully charged traxxas 2 cell lipo, driving back and forth on open road and after a few passes, we were able to reach a top speed of 22 miles per hour for extra speed.
Traxxas includes a second pinion gear, it’s a larger 22 tooth, but this gearing is too tall for everyday driving and it’s only to be used for testing top speeds. So to test it out. We installed that 22 tooth pinion on our car recharged our battery and tried again this time we achieved 28 miles per hour without using faster and more powerful brushless electronics. The car can only go so fast, although it is designed to withstand a lot more straight line. Speed now here’s a comparison with the older fortec 2.0 on the left and our new 3.0 on the right and it’s pretty clear. The new 3.0 is a lot longer. The configuration inside the cars and the parts used throughout is pretty much close to identical, though here’s one more comparison with the 3.0 on the left, a phaser mk2 in the center and all the way on the right is a proper competitive touring. Car it’s not a surprise that the phaser in the center is shorter than the vortech 3.0, but surprise, surprise. The proper race car is a little bit shorter than the phaser mk2. Now shorter wheelbase cars tend to have more steering agility and nimbleness and they’re great, with twisty turning environments like a racing circuit, but on the other hand, longer wheelbase vehicles tend to be more stable and comfortable, especially at higher speeds, which makes them great as speed run. Cars now to make this even more true with the new fortek 3.
0 traxxas went ahead and gave the stingray all new tires and wheels that are our larger diameter than the original or any other touring car tire. For that matter, these tires are not only extended taller in diameter, but they’re wider effectively widening the stance and increasing stability. This makes the vortec 3.0 not only longer than the 2.0, but also wider. One thing to consider when using a specialty, size, tire and wheel, is that, although aftermarket touring car tires and wheels will work on here as long as they have a 12 millimeter hex they’re gon na be a smaller size which could be an issue aside from the Obvious look: difference of using a shorter tire using shorter tires is like gearing down on the motor pinion and effectively produces less top speed, but more initial torque. You could counter this by just gearing up on the pinion gear when using smaller tires. So it’s not really an issue it’s, just something to be mindful of so. The fortec 3.0 uses a stretched chassis. It uses oversized, tires and wheels. It uses a metal drive shaft, it seems set up and configured for some big power fun. The included electronics are great for somebody starting out and building their skills, but for those looking to take things to level 11, the car is ready to rip. If you want to put brushless electronics in it, maybe traxxas will provide a vxl version down the road but it’s hard to say.
For now, we had a great time with corvette stingray out in the parking lot, just ripping it up and down the road. The way it is since we primarily drive off road vehicles here, the on road car was really refreshing and it just has sharp and precise steering that no off road car could match and cleaning out a parking lot and laying down some pipe or some boards to Do some parking lot racing would be a blast after all the driving we did. We had no issues with the car or the body and we broke no parts. We hit a few curbs and the body has a little rash on it, but it’s pretty minimal. The worst thing we can say about the car is dust got into the engine bay, but i’ll probably add a little silicone bead around the edge to seal that up. Although that silicone may have a chance of pulling up the paint, if you ever remove that engine bay later, but overall, the corvette stingray is a cool little car with good looks and a great body fastening system. It would be really awesome if we were able to add a high powered brushless system to the car.