DragRace Concepts Redline Inline Top Fuel Dragster 1/10 Drag Racing Kit

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Dominate 3S Top Fuel RC Drag Racing with DragRace Concepts 

The DragRace Concepts Redline Inline Top Fuel Dragster Kit is the ultimate rail for radio control drag racing. As RC Drag Racers continue to push speeds past the 100 mph mark, more is required from the chassis to accommodate the needs of this ultra competitive class. The Redline comes out of the box packed with a host of precision machined components. 

The Redline Top Fuel RC Dragster is the predecessor to the DRC1V2, a proven platform in the highly competitive IMDRA and RCDRL 3S Top Fuel Dragster class. The Redline Dragster is a true hot rod, offering a variety of updated features that deliver proven performance gains on the drag strip. 

The biggest improvements come from the drivetrain updates. The T5 titanium rear axle has been relocated to create increased ground clearance and a more aggressive raked chassis stance. This helps to provide more front end weight bias to keep the front wheels planted, while allowing the battery to be positioned farther back in the chassis to increase rear tire grip, so your top fuel dragster accelerates hard.

The updated axle position has been combined with smaller 1/4x3/8" rear axle bearings to increase rear axle RPM while reducing drag on the drivetrain. Four bearings are used to provide additional support to handle the loads created by 3S LiPo power. Finally, the motor mount has been changed to a "Block" style mount that features a circular bolt hole pattern to make installation and alignment of the motor easier than before. DRC recommends the DRC-1088.5 Motor Alignment Tool (not included) to help simplify the motor alignment process. 

So if you are ready to take on the best of the best in prepped track RC drag racing, you need the best equipment. The Redline Top Fuel Dragster fills that roll with superior engineering and premium level components that will get you off the starting line faster - in a platform that is not a glorified short course truck. 

Inline Motor
An inline motor configuration positions the motor inline with the chassis. A driveshaft connects the motor to a coupler/pinion gear that turns the ring gear connected to the rear axle to create a true direct drive system. This setup is similar to the drivetrain of real NHRA top fuel dragster. The overall performance of inline cars comes from a combination of the motor, esc/radio settings, tire size, and gear ratio working together, and racers typically have a specific combo for the gear ratio they are running. 

  • Pros: The chassis has a better all around balance with the motor centered in the chassis. The distribution of power goes through the rear axle and causes the chassis to move forward rather then lifting the front of the chassis. Inline cars tend to run a lower .430 gear ratio and can accelerate quickly, with the battery placed farther back in the chassis to help with rear weight and traction.
  • Cons: The inline chassis has a limited amount of gear ratio options. The included .430 gear ratio has shown to work well in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Mod racing and is DRC's recommended gear ratio choice. With limited gear ratio options inline cars have a tire size "window" with a 2.75" diameter tire being the recommended choice. As the rear tires wear down you loose gear ratio. In a inline car you can't adjust the pinion gear size to compensate for the loss of gear ratio as the rear tires wear down like you can with a Sidewinder car. In most cases you can let the rear tires wear down as much as .125 without a major impact on performance or handling. Since you can't quickly change gear ratios in an inline car, the performance of the car is dictated by how well the motor, esc/radio, tire size and gear ratio are working together.

NOTE: Finished kit shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only. See needed to complete list below for a list of items required to complete the model. 


  • 30" Wheelbase, Top Fuel Dragster Kit
  • Premium grade, precision machined 7075 aluminum components
  • Predecessor to the DRC1V2 with updates that improve performance
  • Inline drivetrain configuration offers better left/right weight balance and more forward drive on the launch
  • Updated rear pod design
  • "Block" style motor mount makes motor installation and alignment easier
  • 2mm carbon fiber frame rails 
  • 90% assembled chassis


Wheelbase: 30"
Construction: 2.0mm Carbon Fiber
Chassis Components: 7075 High Strength Aluminum
Gear Ratio: .430 Included
Drive Shaft: 5mm Included
Wheel Hubs: 4 Bolt Pattern
Steering Linkage: Included
Body Mounts: Included
Wheelie Bar: Included

Needed to Complete: 
  • ESC & 540 Motor w/5mm Driveshaft 
  • Mini Size Steering Servo & Servo Horn (modification to the servo mounting ears and servo tape required for installation)
  • 2 Channel Radio
  • 3S Shorty LiPo Battery & Compatible Charger
  • Foam Rear Wheels/Tires (2.75" Tall tire recommended - DRC-208 or DRC-210)
  • Front Wheels/Tires (DRC Ultra Lock recommended - DRC-2000 or DRC-2001) 
  • 30" Wheelbase Dragster Body (DRC-ED11 recommended)
  • Front Wing (DRC-850 recommended)
  • Rear Wing (DRC-851 recommended)
  • DRC-1088.5 Motor Alignment Tool 
  • Tools for Assembly
  • Threadlock

This product was added to our catalog on December 30, 2021

Edward Parker
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Mar 1 2023 (12 months ago)
DragRace Concepts Redline Inline Top Fuel Dragster 1/10 Drag Racing Kit
Well built chassis, needs a recommendation sheet on esc/motor combo (hence 4 stars)