Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer – 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer

You may be asking, “What is a Wendigo”. In the RC world designed by REDCAT it gives you the RC enthusiast the ability to build an RC rock racer the way you want it. You can build it, add your own electronics, paint it and then compete with it or drive in the terrain of your choosing. Let’s take a closer look.

Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer  Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer - 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer

Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer – 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer

With this particular RC model it is not an RTR, (ready to run). Since it is a kit you will need to assemble it. This will give you the ability to make several design implementations to make it your own. You will also be able to select the electronics you prefer to keep it within your budget. It can be a fun project as you do your research to see what options you have available and piece the project to completion according to your time frame. This may delay your drive time but once you have completed the project with your specific additions, paint job, accessories you will very excited to witness what your hands have designed and developed. Like all good artist do not forget to put your signature somewhere on your design.

Overview Of What Makes the Wendigo Kit So Amazing  Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer - 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer

Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer – 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer

Who likes options, I know I do. As your RC hobby grows you will start to figure out what you like and don’t like. With a kit model this gives you the ability to make some of your own personalized design options. What makes it even nicer is it is made of the most popular scale in the RC designed world, the 1\10th scale. More options for more choices when making design changes to personalize it. Let the build begin.

Within the Kit box you will get to start with what Redcat has already designed for a high-speed action with a grueling off-road terrain capability already designed into the Wendigo electric Rock Racer. The design was made with the intention of hard driving, full throttle RC enthusiast who love to put their RC’s to the test. Me personally I like speed and no brakes. Yes this does equate to more break downs. Which is why I like the Kit capability. I can sort through my scrap parts and improvise these, slightly used items and install them on my 1/10th scale Rock Racer Kit. Plus I can find an endless supply of 1/10th parts for sale at reasonable prices. Yes it is beneficial to be a member of some local RC sports groups who like to barter by swapping parts or buying and selling spare parts you have stuffed away in your garage. Have I mentioned I like options.

Redcat has designed the Wendigo to look and handle like a full-scale rock racer, the Wendigo utilizes solid axles both front and rear, a steel frame chassis and over sized suspension components. It will take more than a pebble to break this RC.

Rock racing is similar to rock crawling, but with a wider range of obstacles and the drivers compete for the fastest time. Because rock racing demands so much from a vehicle, these trucks must be both capable and durable. Rock racers are faster than typical rock crawlers, which is why the Wendigo is fitted with a Hobbywing 60A brushless ESC and A 3300KV 540 size brushless motors. The Wendigo is capable of running 2S or 3S LIPO power. More options for those who feel the need for speed. Anyone else on board with this.

The Wendigo features a front mounted motor, centrally mounted divorced transfer case and strategically placed battery tray. This setup offers excellent weight distribution which causes the Wendigo to behave predictably when climbing over obstacles. Proper balance is also important when putting on your race hat, or your full throttle trigger finger. The Wendigo is able to blast around high speed tracks and obstacles with a finesse not commonly found in solid axle RTR vehicles. You can also make upgrades to make it even more uncommon. You’re racing competitors won’t see that coming.

The Wendigo features 1.5mm steel ladder-type frame rails which 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. These axle housings feature diamond shaped pumpkins and upper trusses for rigidity. A metal spool ensures equal power transfer to both the left and right heavy-duty straight axles, while a one piece pinion gear provides additional strength to the drive train.

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. Heavy duty 5mm steel suspension links are used in the Wendigo’s front and rear suspension. An adjustable rear sway bar helps to minimize torque twist and adds stability during high speed cornering.

A rock racer wouldn’t be complete without high quality off-road tires and wheels. When the tires go bald, and they will, having spares on hand from previous RC purchases will come in handy. 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. You get to drive everywhere. 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.

High performance tires deserve a high performance wheel. The Raceline Avenger wheels are precision made with the right amount of offset and superior durability.

Many scale details and accessories come standard with the Redcat Wendigo to ensure users get the very best visual experience from their vehicle. This Rock Racer features a realistic racing body with narrowed rear quarters and a full roll cage. Why would you need a full roll cage. Has anyone else ever rolled their RC vehicle. I know I have. Thanks Redcat for adding this option. 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.

Full roll cage, True to scale Rock Racer chassis, Realistic cock pit, Solid front & rear axle, Threaded oil filled aluminum shocks & Ball bearings throughout.

Tunable suspension, Adjustable wheelbase, Tunable shocks & Selectable shock positions.

Rear sway bar, Super fast, Great handling, Realistic looking rock racer tires, Unique high performance chassis design.

3300KV RC540 Brushless Motor, Waterproof 60A ESC (2s-3s LIPO ready), Waterproof high torque 25KG metal gear steering servo, 2.4GHz radio system.


Tech Specs for The Wendigo Kit Rock Racer

Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer - 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer
Its a Kit. Enjoy Building.

Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer – 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer

Vehicle Scale 1/10, Transmission Forward & Reverse, Gear Ratio 3495g, Length 546mm,Width 309mm, Height 270mm, Servo Type
25KG High Torque Digital with Metal Gears, Wheelbase 346.7mm, Ground Clearance Center Clearance 105mm – Pumpkin Clearance 47mm, Chassis Type Plastic, Wheel Diameter 2.2″, Speed Control Type
60a Brushless Waterproof ESC, Radio System 2.4GHz.

Batteries & Charger NOT included, Needed to Run
4 AA Batteries for Radio, and some electronics.

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Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer – 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer

Redcat Wendigo Kit – 1/10 Scale Rock Racer Builder Kit- Full Assembly Required – Electronics, Battery and Charger Not Included.

As stated earlier because there are some items that are not included with this kit you will be given the ability to select which parts you want to complete the RC and make it special with the choices you select as you do some research.

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Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer – 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer  Redcat Wendigo Kit RC Rock Racer - 1:10 Brushless Electric Rock Racer

As you take on the challenge of building a Rock Racer to your specs you will discover why we all love the RC sports hobby. You will learn in more depth about the parts available and what makes your design a more improved RC that meets the requirements for your specific location and budget. Enjoy your personalized build. Don’t forget your camera to keep those memories available as you grow older. Sharing these memories with your children and grandchildren will be a blast.

I hope you have found this article informative. If so leave comments below.

Thank you and be safe



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