Redcat releases the Wendigo Builder’s Kit and XR247 Axle Kit

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Redcat releases the Wendigo Builder’s Kit and XR247 Axle Kit


Available July 15th , 2020

Wendigo Kit Price $ 259.99
X247 Assembled Axles Price $79.99

The popular Redcat Wendigo, 1:10 scale rock racer, is also available as a builder’s kit. The new Wendigo Builder’s Kit allows the RC enthusiast to build this competitive rock racer the way they want it. The Wendigo Builder’s Kit includes a complete unassembled chassis, wheels, tires, clear body, and additional scale accessories. Build it, paint it, add your own electronics and compete.

The Wendigo kit is loaded with high end features and components, like its competition inspired weight distribution. The front mounted position for the motor and transmission, along with its centrally located battery tray and divorced transfer case, provide excellent front to rear weight distribution for confidence inspiring driving.

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The Wendigo kit’s 1.5mm steel ladder-type frame rails provide a sturdy backbone for this vehicle. The wheelbase is adjustable from 334.7mm to 358.7mm, with 346.7mm being the stock configuration. The Wendigo’s gear boxes feature Mod1 gears and ball bearings. The heavy duty telescoping driveshafts provide reliable power delivery to the front and rear trussed axle housings with diamond shaped pumpkins. The diamond-shaped central axle housing easily slides over obstacles and the CNC aluminum spool, along with a one piece pinion gear, can handle heavy weight, big power and aggressive driving. Steel internal axle tube inserts add low CG weight and prevent axle flex.

The Wendigo’s aluminum body oil filled shocks have a threaded collar for quick adjustments to the vehicle’s ride height. Each shock tower offers nine upper shock mounting positions for further suspension tuning.

The heavy duty 5mm metal suspension links use flared heavy-duty ball cups for an incredibly durable 4-link suspension setup. An adjustable rear sway bar helps to minimize torque twist and adds stability during high speed cornering. 

The Wendigo sits on licensed Interco Super Swamper 2.2” tires which are mounted to licensed Raceline Avenger wheels. The Super Swampers scooped tread lugs provide excellent forward grip on dirt, grass, pavement, rocks, mud and snow. The aggressive tread design and lug spacing release dirt and debris, keeping the tire clean for the next obstacle. Side lugs allow the Wendigo to achieve grip while squeezing between two large rocks, through washouts and other canyon-like obstacles. Now in TC5 ultra-grip soft compound, these tires are impressive performers.

High performance tires deserve a high performance wheel. The Raceline Avenger wheels are precision made with the right amount of offset and superior durability. Now with a silver wheel lip, these wheels look better than ever.

Many scale details and accessories come standard with the Redcat Wedigo builder’s kit to ensure users get the very best visual experience from their vehicle. This kit includes a clear racing body with narrowed rear quarters and a full roll cage. Additional scale details include a driver and co-pilot with adjustable helmet visors, a realistic navigation screen, rear fuel cell and a radiator with twin cooling fans. Additional scale accessories include a fuel can, fire extinguishers and functional recovery ramps. 

While the Wendigo builder’s kit is very similar to the RTR Wendigo, some enhancements have been made specifically for the kit version. Not only will your Wendigo kit based custom rig look great, but it’ll have the potential to outperform your entire fleet. 

The shocks included with the ready to run Wendigo have black aluminum threaded shock bodies, silver adjustable preload collars and they perform extremely well. The Wendigo kit includes the same high performance shocks, but with silver aluminum threaded shock bodies, black adjustable preload collars, laser etched black aluminum shock caps and titanium nitride coated shock shafts. The Wendigo kit’s aluminum frame rails are also laser etched with the Redcat logo. Enhanced for the Wendigo builder’s kit are the front and rear solid axles, with their steel axle tube inserts. This adds even more rigidity and strength to these already amazing axles. Another major performance upgrade is the use of a softer rubber compound on the aggressive Super Swamper tires. This new TC5 soft tire compound adds lots of traction, giving you another competitive advantage. The black Raceline wheels now have a silver outer bead ring, just for the Wendigo builder’s kit. The new Wendigo builder’s kit not only looks amazing, but it seems to have the makings of a top tier competitor. 

WENDIGO Kit: Needs assembly
Chassis: 1.5mm Thick Steel C-Channel Frame Rails
Drive System: 4-Wheel-Drive, Front Mounted Motor
Transmission: Single Speed with Adjustable Slipper Clutch
Transfer Case: Divorced, Centrally Mounted
Suspension: 4-Link Rear and 3-Link Front with Panhard Bar
Anti-Sway Bar: Adjustable Rear Anti-Sway Bar
Shocks: Big Bore Coilover Threaded Aluminum Body
Axles: 6mm Solid Rear Axle Shafts, CVA Front Axles and CNC aluminum spools
Wheels: Licensed Raceline Avenger wheels
Tires: Licensed Irok Super Swamper 2.2” tires w/ TC5 ultra-grip soft tire compound
Transmission gear ratio: 1.54:1 (20/13)
Transfer case gear ratio: 1.92:1 (25/13)
Axle ratio: 2.91:1 (32/11)
OTGR: 22.78:1 (43.03:1-18.84:1) adjustment range
Overall length: 546mm
Overall width: 309mm
Overall height: 270mm
Wheelbase: 346mm Stock (334mm-358mm Adjustable)


Needed to complete:
Battery, Charger, Motor, ESC, Steering Servo, Radio System, Polycarbonate Paint, Building Tools and Supplies



XR247 Fully Assembled Front and Rear Axle Kit


The XR247 Axle Kit with preassembled front and rear trussed axles. These axles feature integrated heavy-duty double-sheer mounting points, integrated trusses, steel internal axle tube inserts, diamond shaped pumpkins, CNC aluminum spools, one piece pinion gear and a 2.91:1 gear ratio. These axles are a welcomed upgrade to many shaft driven crawlers and rock racers out there. Scratch builder’s will also be pleased by their strength and performance when fitted to their competitive monster trucks, trail rigs and scale builds. Compatibility may vary.


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