Redcat Racing Brushless Electric Tornado EPX PRO Buggy with 2.4GHz Radio, Vehicle Battery & Charger Included (1/10 Scale), Blue/Silver
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- Electric Brushless RC-540 Motor
- Vivid Polycarbonate Body Armor, Aluminum Capped Oil Filled Shocks
- Transmission Forward and Reverse
- 2.4GHz Radio, Vehicle Battery & Charger Included
- Radio requires 8 AA Batteries (Not Included); Now includes Waterproof Electronics! (ESC, Servo, Receiver)
- Refer user manual for guidance. For detailed battery information, refer page 6 and for trouble shooting, refer page 9.
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The Tornado EPX Pro came with lots of aluminum parts, including the shock tower and center longeron. All the electronics are waterproof, and the differentials are entirely enclosed. I ran it through my yard, on the street, and through some snow for about 20 minutes. Snow and grass were literally packed under the shell, covering everything except the ESC fan (see photos). And it had zero problems. A low setting on the heat gun and paying attention to the drip path (to avoid pooling water in the electronics), and it's as good as new.
So far, I haven't taken the Tornado to a real course, so I haven't tested it jumping, yet. But I have run it for another 20 minutes on a dirt field. It's very fast for having a stock 3500mAh LiPo, and very responsive. The steering servo is fairly quick, and centers properly.
The included radio has both steering and throttle adjust, and steering d/r (to set the width of the servo response). I wish it had a throttle limiter on the controller to ease the learning curve, but that just means I have to be more careful while I gain experience.
I'm quite happy with this buggy, and would recommend it as a starter car for those who are not interested in constant repairs or upgrades.Read more ›
- 2s LiPo is a must have... toss the included NiCad (whatever it is)
- good on the street however you will need some street tires from a online/local store.
- parts are cheap... buying a extra car for a complete spare is cheaper.
- can easily be changed from 4WD to 2WD by removing the main or front shaft(s)
I noticed 2-3S on the ESC so I purchased a 5000mAh 3S and tested it... INSANE!
This required upgrading to bead-lock wheels and foamed street tires or else they fly off.
THROTTLE on 3s: 1/4 is touchy... 1/2 is steady... and 3/4-FULL is like 100-shot NOS spinning tires and popping wheelies.
For those of you that have NOT YET tried 2s or 3s LiPo I say get one of each... gives you an hour at full-throttle and all the fun you and your car can handle.
edit- just went through one run on a 5000mah lipo 2s. Now I have to buy a new set of rear tires! My android phone GPS clocked the car at 31.88MPH. I think I might have to try a 3S XD
The run time was also much greater with the lipo. I went about 30 minutes full throttle. Really recommend buying a better charger, and a lipo with this car.
edit2- I've been running this car for almost two months now and It finally broke. lol. I have beat this thing to crap. Cartwheeled it tons of times. I've reshaped the shock towers a couple of times. Until now it's just kept on going.
I let a friend drive it yesterday and he slid sideways into a curb juuust right. Snapped the rear hub carrier. I just ordered a replacement set (2 carriers) for under 10 bucks and I'll be back on the road!
My ONLY complaint so far is that my local hobby stores don't carry parts for it. Gotta wait for shipping before you're back to tearin' it up.
Out of the box this will run, although the battery that comes in the buggy is weak and doesn't last long. They seem to put cheap batteries in the ready to run (RTR) vehicles, probably to keep the cost down. The charger that comes with the car is equal to the battery- basically useless. This car is brushless and capable of a high quality LiPo battery- and with one in it the buggy really screams. One thing to note, the buggy comes with a NiMh battery, but the ESC comes programed for the LiPo. LiPo batteries can not be run down below a certain point or they cannot be recharged. The ESC monitors the voltage and when it gets to the lower level stops driving. It's a great feature and necessary for a LiPo battery. Sadly with the NiMh flooring the accelerator draws a lot of power, and the ESC will shut down thinking the battery is dead. If you're going to run the NiMh battery you need to change the ESC settings. This buggy came with good instructions for Redcat- but they don't tell you anything about programing the ESC. Fortunately you can get on You Tube and watch someone walk you through the programing. It's simple if you know what you're looking at, but without the video it would be impossible.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
within two minutes of running the vehicle, the rear axle shaft flew out of the axle assembly damaging the axle hub. poor assembly I am expecting...Published 8 days ago by leon badura
Bought this to start a new hobby and I'm addicted. Great product, and replacement/upgrade parts are readily available through Amazon. This thing is fast and fun. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Shane O
This is a very cool car! Super fast right out of the box. As many others have stated, the servo will go bad quickly. Mine has gone bad after the second day bringing it out. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Daniel D.
This thing is so cool !!! Out of the box, I'm saying will do 45mph if not faster! You send it as far as the eye can see and bring it back home. Handles Great in dirt or pavement. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul Williams
Was pleasantly surprised to find it arrived with a 3500 mAh LIPO battery...this thing flies and really takes a beating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Josh
I am fairly new to the rc car world and I thought I would give this one a try. I absolutely love it! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Payton S.