Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > Scale Rigs General Tech > Micro Scale Rigs
Loading

Notices

Thread: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-29-2016, 10:15 AM   #1
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 555
Default RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Some real nice features....
Yota II Axles, Steel Driveshafts, Steel Transmission Gears.
Attached Images
 
rc2000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-29-2016, 10:48 AM   #2
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posts: 1,315
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Any specs on the transmission, mainly the type and size of motors that will fit?

As far as I know there is a shortage of decent mini/380 can motors on the market.

Last edited by The Crawl Space; 02-29-2016 at 10:54 AM.
The Crawl Space is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 10:48 AM   #3
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 888
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Weird the truck is 1/18 but the transand axles are 1/24. either way, I'm down for one.
cutlaSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 10:56 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Albany
Posts: 35
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

I can't seem to find this on their site. Got a link?
eMoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 11:01 AM   #5
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 555
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Quote:
Originally Posted by eMoon View Post
I can't seem to find this on their site. Got a link?
It's not there yet...

http://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-118-Gel...et_p_4914.html
rc2000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 12:44 PM   #6
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 332
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

the last couple days it shows up on their website at night.
stonecold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 12:49 PM   #7
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Castle Rock, WA
Posts: 8,785
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Do want!

Quote:
Originally Posted by stonecold View Post
the last couple days it shows up on their website at night.
I noticed that too. It was working the other day then not.
Szczerba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 01:41 PM   #8
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 476
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

1.0 beadlocks should be the same size as the losi micro crawler wheels. Based on that this is a true(ish) 1/18 platform.

Looks cool though, definitely watching.
MattTheGenus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 08:37 PM   #9
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Nevada City
Posts: 872
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

This has definitely got me interested. Is there a price mentioned on the site?
R.Billy Rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 08:57 PM   #10
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 555
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

It was previously listed and then pulled. It was $199 RTR


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
rc2000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 01:07 AM   #11
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,349
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Same sized wheels, tires, and wheel hex as the losi micro crawler, Trail Trekker, Sumo Micro 1/24 Crawler, HBX,HSP,Reely.
Motor looks like a 130 can (big block/xmod/mini z) but it's hard to tell from just the pictures.
I think they list the axle as 1/24 to appeal to the existing micro crawler guys that use the 1/24 losi and Sumo. Truthfully the axle is a bit wider than the old RC4WD micro Trex axles, but looks like it has a smaller more scale pumpkin.

Micro Trex specs
Output Shaft Length: 0.15in / 4mm
Output Shaft OD: 0.11in / 3mm
Gear Ratio: 2.53 : 1
Total Width: 3.93in / 100mm
Width: 3.22in / 82mm (Axle Housing)
Pin to Pin Width: 3.32in / 84.5mm

RC4WD Gelande 2 92mm hex to hex

Sumo 3.33″ (85mm)
Trekker 3.08″ (78mm)
McRC 2.83″ (72mm)

Video
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...id=59251809602

And here are some pictures I've saved from various sources.



















Last edited by spoo76; 03-01-2016 at 01:10 AM.
spoo76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 07:08 AM   #12
Moderator
 
JatoTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 13,935
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

This thing is awesome. Leave it to RC4WD to list the body as 1/18 and the drive train as 1/24th. LOL

I hope this thing is durable and price right.
JatoTheRipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 09:43 AM   #13
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,349
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Its all metal. The axles, chassis, driveshafts, transmission case,gears. Price was listed as $199. Hopefully the price doesn't go up
spoo76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 09:54 AM   #14
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posts: 1,315
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Quote:
Originally Posted by spoo76 View Post
Its all metal. The axles, chassis, driveshafts, transmission case,gears. Price was listed as $199. Hopefully the price doesn't go up
Thanks for posting all the info, fingers crossed they keep it at that price mark.
The Crawl Space is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 09:56 AM   #15
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 555
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

And all this good information doesn't help me with saying no, lol.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
rc2000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 11:49 AM   #16
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,349
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

I definitely look forward to it.
It could definitely help bring attention back to the micro scene which could bring more parts.
The price seems fair for all that metal as well, hopefully they don't inflate the price of the spare axles too much. The part # lists both axles FS at a pair. If it's anything like the old 1/18 micro Trex they should be right at or around $100 for the pair.
The wheels also look like the old micro stamped steel beadlocks which is cool because I was never able to score a set.
IMO true 1/18 is the right scale for them to go for. They already had 1/18 wheels and axles in the past, they just so happen to work well for the guys that build parts using 1/24 Losi & Sumo and it works well with 1/20. The fact that they even list a 1/18 axle as 1/24 IMO shows they are paying some attention to what people are looking for. If these sell well it could potentially lead to another RC4WD body, or hopefully a less expensive rolling chassis/builders kit like they do with the 1:10/1:8 chassis. No electronics, no body. Just a rolling chasis ready for your favorite gear.
spoo76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 03:56 PM   #17
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Nevada City
Posts: 872
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

For metal axles, transmission, and driveshafts, I wouldn't hesitate at $199 for an rtr. The Losi is $149 for a plastic version. So what's another $50 for an all metal upgrade? I'd be more than excited to see a kit version, as well as being able to buy parts separately. Especially if the axles can be converted for multi axle use. I have a 1/20 Peterbilt that needs wider axles than what's currently available. I just wonder why it showed up, and is now no longer there? Why tease us like this? I might just die in anticipation! Don't they want to take all my money?
R.Billy Rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 05:44 PM   #18
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: a land bereft of rocks
Posts: 366
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Dannggggggg this is exactly the kind of rig Ive been wanting!
tacocat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 07:22 PM   #19
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,349
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

I have the same peterbilt. I've been holding onto it for years lol. The RC4WD axles are a little wider than the Sumos. Not much.
I wouldn't hesitate for a RTR if that's all that's available, but if I don't want to build something box stock I'd much rather not have to pay extra for the radio and electronics when I already have about 15-20 micro sidewinders, XYS-20A,Losi ESC/RX combo and 4 Losi TXs. Yes you could always sell it, but I'd rather not have to at all. Either way I really can't wait! I have to finish up a 1:1 project,but I'm going to hold off on a bomber of the HPI venture just to get this micro
spoo76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2016, 03:06 AM   #20
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 147
Default Re: RC4WDs New Micro Crawler

Page is now active on the RC4WD site!

RC4WD 1/18 Gelande II RTR with D90 Body Set

PDF info: http://www.rc4wd.co.uk/fh/1_18%20Gel...90%20Truck.pdf

Build manual: http://www.rc4wd.co.uk/MENG/Gelande%...l%20NEW-v5.pdf

Looks like it's a BYO interior and most of the parts/hop-up links are active (but not in stock) - $32.99 for the 2-in-1 ESC/Rx/Tx combo so not likely to save much as a ARTR...

Last edited by jimbo_wa; 03-02-2016 at 03:18 AM.
jimbo_wa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



RC4WDs New Micro Crawler - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BWD Micro Wheel Weight System for the new Losi Micro Crawler! billet works Vendors Market 19 10-18-2010 05:42 PM
~Petition for RC4WDs next 1.9, 3.7" tall tire~ STANG KILLA SS Tires and Wheels 105 02-03-2008 02:17 AM
RC4WDs Aluminum 2.2 Hilux wheels SuperSancho Tires and Wheels 5 04-29-2006 12:42 PM
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com