This is the um. This is a used one, but this is good for what we’re going to be talking about. This is the redcat everest gen, 7 嗯, the crawler. This is the pro version and i’m going to give you a rundown of the quirks and features of this truck and i’m. Also going to um. Give you my give you my thoughts on on the truck where it sits in a crawler scene and uh, what kind of uh, what kind of performance you get and then we’re going to take it out and we’re going to drive it um so i’m, just going To read off redcat’s description of this car here and i’m gon na i’m gon na go through it yeah. So the cool thing about this truck. When you first see it is, 你知道的, it’s got this scale body on here: 它, not a licensed body that’s. The first thing: 它, not a land rover it’s, not a range rover it’s, not a toyota it’s, 不是它的, not any, of those real cr, real uh it’s, not based on a real vehicle, but it does look the part yeah. 你知道的, but this helps them keep the cost down. You know if they’ve got a licensed body. Shell, like what’s on the gen 8, then there’s some cost involved in that licensing um, but this truck doesn’t have that. One thing that i really like about this truck is how you get into the body to look underneath is it’s held with the hook and loop velcro on the front here, and this just lifts up like that to reveal the chassis underneath so let’s.
Take a look at the chassis. The chassis is a three millimeter ladder style chassis, so you can see here if i put it on top of the truck we’ve got this ladder style chassis here. That is three millimeter uh framed chassis that was specifically designed for uh. For crawling, so we can, we can see that real, strong, 真正, durable metal chassis frame on on this it’s got a hinged body mount and also a lot of people. Don’T realize this inside the hinged body. Mount is this little piece here that plugs in here and then can actually go into your uh body post here and holds the uh holds the trunk upright um, so you can uh, so you can work on it, so that’s a real cool feature. I really like that in this truck, it makes it easy to eat easy access for once about one of a better term, and you know, with this hook and loop here on on on the front um it’s got it comes with the super swamper licensed tires on It that are really grippy, these ones have had the foam the inserts removed from them yeah, because the guy who was running this truck wanted it to have really really strong performance. So the forms have been removed from these um. It comes with a brush, a brushed motor but it’s a strong motor. This motor is really good. I have nobody. No customers come in and complain about the motor on these um.
It gives good performance it’s great for crawling um it’s, a it’s it’s, a good motor. This truck’s had the 25 kg servo put in it. I don’t think it comes with this 25 kg servo. It comes with a slightly lower torque one out of the box, but this is a great low cost upgrade to this truck. It comes with the roof rack on the top. It comes with a spare wheel on the top. This one has been removed to spare wheel and it’s a true spare wheel on the top um to lower the center of gravity. This customer took it off here, 嗯. It normally has a little um, some some extra ancillary items on here, shovels and jacks, and things like that on the roof you removed them all off of this vehicle. It comes with the tow hooks on the on the front plastic bumpers and on the on the rear. It’S got the tow hooks as well. It’S got um, it doesn’t have portal accents axle system, but if you’re just getting into crawling – and you are just interested in going out and having fun with this type of vehicle – then you know you don’t really need portable axles to give you that extra background clearance. If you’re into competition crawling and things like that, then maybe but um yeah, i mean it’s a it’s, you you don’t, really need them just to go out there and have fun uh driving over rough terrain and things like that um, the chassis is all braced.
With this aluminum tubing on here all around uh, we can see this. This is all pretty strong. Aluminum tubing we’ve got more over here, and the the esc in the truck has a different settings for the different brake modes. You can change that on on the esc. Here and you know, if you want to get – i mean these retail, for like 250, i mean if you want to get and they come ready to run with a nickel metal hydride 3 000 毫安电池. If you want to start to get into the crawler scene, there probably isn’t. You know this is a very good vehicle. Just just to get into that fun trail running custom kind of scale crawling scene. It is it’s an awesome vehicle to do that with, and i i really like it. We sell a lot of them here in our store and we don’t have any problems with them. If we were having problems with them, people coming back, then we won’t sell them. I don’t want to be dealing with things that are not working right. We very rarely have these come back in the shop, mainly they come back in for people to buy hop ups for them, there’s a whole line of hop ups, um they’re available for them all kinds of custom, aluminum items from the bottom chassis plate here to the Bumper mounts and all different kinds of things now, if 250 is a little bit strong for you, there is a sport version of this truck.
It doesn’t come with this body and this cantilever opening style. It just comes with a regular lexan body, 但它是, it is even less expensive. It doesn’t come with quite the same wheels and tires on it, but the rest of it’s the same inside. This is just a pro version, so that’s called the sport version. So if you’re interested in getting into the cross scene and 245 250 is a little bit strong for you, then look at the sport because that’s another way you can, you can get into it and you can upgrade a sport to a pro or you can just Put a completely different body on it: there’s all kinds of customizations you can do um so let’s see how this thing runs: 我, going to pause the video now i’m gon na walk down to the bayou just over here and we’re gon na run it on the Rocks over there and see how it performs so we’ll be back shortly. So here we are we’re at this. Uh we’ve got these rocks here on the edge of the bayou here and try and avoid these broken beer bottles and crap like that um. So let’s uh let’s give it a go here on this rough terrain. So the great thing about being a brushed motor system is you’ve. Got that real, slow, fine control. You can go as slow as you want to go with this vehicle and find your best way over the rocks, so the truck looks really cool and he’s got ta work.
His way through these the tires really do grip, nice and strong, especially with these ones having their inserts removed. I think that gives them a little bit more grip, but it will cause them to roll over on themselves when you do that they can’t fall over underneath and things here. Getting all that stuff entwined around their wheels right now, it’s not perfect around the wheels here. So what you see is what you get with us so i’m, going to cut these off, cut these vines off my wheels here and find a slightly less tricky spot to run here. You can see here we got these vines now embedded in our wheels here. 所以我, just going to pull these out, we don’t want them in there because they are really messing up our crawling fun. You know they’re not what crawlers are meant to do and get tangled up in stupid vines let’s go over here where there’s no place avoid the broken spade and whatever else crap we’ve got around here on the edge of this bayou and we’ll push it on and Up here across these rocks i’m gon na go on this thing over here, which looks even better so it’s, really quite capable it’s getting up here. You know you’re trying to bring a volcano or something out here, 你是, just not going to be able to do this. Like one of the 10 skill trucks there, it goes right up to the top there.
So she’s not super fast she’s, never going to break the land speed record, but um she’s made to do what she’s doing now, and that is crawling on these rocks and crawling over rough terrain where other vehicles just can’t go so let’s try and come down a Hill, here again with it having the esc on here that has kind of motor breaking on it, then um we can uh. We can come down these hills and these rough terrain really slowly without getting out of control, because he’s got kind of a little bit of a breaking system on it. Here there we go, you see if i let off the brake kind of just comes on a little bit. You can adjust that in the settings of the uh of the radio here’s a real, tough bit so we’ll see if we can get across this. We just got the front end hung up there, so we’ll come around. We’Ve got more of vines and stuff in the way here. Yeah the front. Bumper is not going to clear those rocks here so i’m just going to give her a little bit of a hand. Here to get over here, i think we’ve got more vines around the uh drivetrain here. So this is a really capable entry. Rc level crawling trail runner, whatever you want to call it it. It performs really! 嗯, i think you know for the money. I think it’s great price and it’s uh it it comes in.
You know you can get these for. 喜欢 250, like i said um if you’re looking to get into this trail crawling there’s lots of clubs around here in houston area, um that do trail crawling. They come out on a weekend and they they go and they set up courses in areas like this, on the edge of the bios or through the woods and uh. They have little competitions to see. You can do it go in between the flags and things like that and you get penalties if you, if you miss a miss a box or hit one of the flags, they are pretty much splash proof. They’Ve got all the electronics are up high, so you can get it through. It will go through it. Will ford water um up to several inches deep, so that’s a that’s another great thing about this, this vehicle, so either in the sport or the pro version, then it’s real, capable? I think you should really think about checking it out if it’s, something that you’re looking at or if you want something a little bit more performance oriented than this. Then look at the gen 8 with the scout 2 body, which has the real headlights rather than the stickers on here. It’S got a buckets and everything to put light kits in, 但嗯. I think i really like the gen seven for the price. You know a gen, eight is 295 300, and then you got put batteries in it.
This comes with 250 ready to run so give it some thought we really like this truck, and i think you will too and uh thanks for watching check us out on facebook check us out on instagram or third coast rc.