Redcat Racing has released a new Portal Axle Kit
When searching social media, it quickly becomes apparent that the all new Redcat Racing Gen8 is making a huge impact on the scale RC community. One of the features that make the Gen8 so desirable, is its portal axles. They not only give the truck a more aggressive stance, but more importantly, they provide more ground clearance, allowing the truck to clear larger obstacles.
Searching through comments we’ve found many scale RC enthusiasts, who already own a capable Gen7 truck or other scale crawlers, but also want the added advantage of portal axles. This is why we are now offering the Redcat Racing Portal Axle Kit.
The new Portal Axle Kit includes everything needed for a direct Gen7 Sport or Gen7 Pro installation. Included in the kit are completely assembled front and rear portal axles with steel gears, CNC machined aluminum spools, and rubber sealed ball bearings. Also included are shock mounting adapters, as well as a servo mounting plate that integrates a panhard bar mount to keep the axle centered and add realism.
The Redcat Portal Axle Kit also includes a slipper clutch upgrade, with a 50T spur gear, intended for the Everest Gen7. The additional gear reduction present in the portal axles drops the Gen7’s top speed by approximately 50%. The included spur gear counteracts this gear reduction, raising the Gen7’s top speed back to where you expect it to be.
The slipper clutch features a lockout system, for those who don’t want the added protection and tunability of a slipper clutch, but still want the corrective gearing change.
When designing these axles, the Redcat Racing engineering team listened to what the RC community feels is most important in high quality portal axles. This is why they’ve included features like 5 degrees of caster, proper Ackerman angle, light weight high quality plastic construction, Mod1 steel gears, CNC machined aluminum spools, rubber sealed bearings, metal hex hubs, and metal gear covers. Packing as many high end features and quality materials into an affordable product was the goal, and we’re mighty proud of what they accomplished.
These axles were designed and developed in house, right here in the USA, and with the help of the RC community, have gone through a strenuous and public BETA testing protocol, with real users, prior to their release. The results have shown them to be durable, impressively high in performance, and are sure to make an impact on the custom build community.
About Redcat Racing
Established in 2005, Redcat Racing (www.redcatracing.com) has become premier name for Fast – Affordable – Fun ready to run, gas, nitro and electric powered remote controlled surface vehicles. All Redcat Racing vehicles come fully assembled and ready to run right out to the box making it simple for anyone to get started in the R/C hobby. Redcat Racing has a complete line of parts and accessories as well as a wide selection of vehicle sizes ranging from 1/24 scale to 1/5 scale, ensuring that there is a Fast-Affordable-Fun vehicle for everyone. Visit www.redcatracing.com for more information and to find a dealer near you.
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