Redcat just released their new 1:8 scale monster truck: the Kaiju. This ready to run giant features a powerful Hobbywing 150A Brushless ESC and will accept single or double LIPO batteries. It can handle a single 6S LIPO or double 3S LIPO batteries (but it is also capable of running a single 4S LIPO or double 2S LIPO batteries).
An adjustable wheelie bar allows the driver to decide how wild the Kaiju wheelies are. Lowering the 4-position adjustable wheelie bar keeps the front tires closer to the ground, though if you’re hard on the throttle they will leave the ground.
This monster truck sits on four very aggressive monster truck tires that were designed for tearing through soil, as well as for high speed performance.
With all that power and traction, Redcat said the Kaiju would be uncontrollable with only two differentials and that the vehicle would keep launching itself over backwards from all its power. Redcat’s solution was to use a center differential, for a total of three oil-filled gear differentials. Even with a center differential, the Kaiju is still very capable of doing standing back flips and wheelies, but the driver now has the necessary control to perform impressive maneuvers with this monster.
All that power requires strength and lasting durability, and Redcat has certainly succeeded. Steel CVA drive shafts with captured joints, steel internal differential gears, 17mm aluminum hex hubs, rubber sealed ball bearings, sealed drivetrain and extra durable plastics are some of the performance and durability components standard.
The Kaiju was designed to be a high performance monster truck, with incredible power, speed and handling capabilities. This monster includes a realistic looking and durable front bumper, with D-ring shackles and clear LED lights (and two red LEDs on the back of this impressive monster truck).