The Redcat Racing GEN8 V2 makes it easy to conquer all types of terrain. The stock configuration offers users 73.4mm of ground clearance, a 61 degree approach angle, and a 39.5 degree departure angle. Fully adjustable wheelbase, adjustable ride height, adjustable toe angle, multiple shock positions, adjustable approach and departure angle, tunable suspension, and lockable adjustable slipper clutch, ensure the driver gets the very best performance out of the Gen8 V2, no matter the course conditions.
The Gen8 V2 International Scout II is highly upgradeable with many upgraded parts available, including numerose 3D printable parts that have been made available for download by Redcat engineers. The Redcat Racing International Scout II is a great choice for anyone looking for high performance professional rock crawler with limitless potential.
- Portal axles, Divorced transfer case, High strength 1.5mm C-Channel chassis rails, 4-Link suspension, Aluminum threaded shocks, Functional 1.9 beadlock wheels, CNC machined spools, Metal wheel hexes, Rubber sealed ball bearings throughout, 47º precision steering, Panhard bar, Front mounted motor.
- Adjustable wheelbase, Adjustable ride height, Adjustable toe angle, Multiple shock positions, Adjustable approach and departure angle, Tunable suspension, Lockable adjustable slipper clutch, Many upgraded parts available, Many 3D printable parts available.
- Licensed International Harvester Scout II body, Hard plastic grill, LED ready body and bumpers, Plastic folding mirrors, Molded inner and outer fenders, Licensed Interco Super Swamper tires, Shackle mount bumpers (LED ready), Plastic rock sliders
- 17T 550 brushed motor, Waterproof crawler ESC, Hexfly waterproof steering servo, 2.4GHz radio system.
- (4) AA Batteries for Transmitter
- 2S-3S LIPO or 5-9 Cell NIMH Battery w/T-style connector
- Battery Charger
This product was added to our catalog on November 13, 2020
Only other broken part I suffered was the front shock towers. Upgraded those to redcat aluminum and have since had zero part failures. RTR wheels are ok... just need broken in to get maximum grip. Fresh from factory they are slippery.
In retrospect, with the stock redcat brushed motor, the V2 upgrades would’ve been sufficient. I’m almost certain it was the castle Slate 3800kv with mamba x esc running 3s that shredded the plastic stuff! Lessons learned.
Only other mod was a reefs 422 HD ver 2 steering servo.
Overall this is an outstanding value and excellent entry into rock crawling and with the right upgrades, it is I’d say a mid-level crawler. Also good for trail running. Is not a basher though!
Amain was absolutely superb with this order, even got it to me earlier than estimated.
The entire process was so smooth that I ordered the Gen 8 axe Edition for myself the only negative thing I can say is that you have to purchase the light kit separate and of course it is on backorder however all-in-all a 5-star experience!!!?
Very low gearing, portal axles, nice transmitter. Really nice body. Tested the water resistance and passed with flying colors. Tires could be a little more grippy but still work very well. Don’t hesitate to buy one.
As of this writing the truck has 5-6 hours of runtime.
I deducted 2 stars on this review because one shock was leaking and the other 3 didn't have ANY oil in them (out of the box) along with 3 wheels developed spider cracks that ran from the center of the rims and ran outward. I talked to Tech Support and it sounded like I got the new guy.
Overall (along with every other RC truck) you will need to go over EVERY screw for tightness, check the shocks and basically fix everything that Redcat just "threw in the box". I would rate their build as BELOW AVERAGE. So in total there was 4 hours of labor that needed to be done to keep the truck running plus the added expense of replacing the wheels.
Warranty - POOR. There is only a 90 day warranty where other manufacturers have 1-2 YEAR warranties.
Tech Support - POOR
Radio/Receiver - Average
Motor/Trans - Average
Tires - Acceptable
Rims - POOR
Shocks - Below Average to POOR
Body Thickness and Detail - Above Average
Model Completeness - Below Average
Yes Big Roof Rack, this truck is pretty and you will hate that first scratch. The rack will make it roll more, be sure to add some spring force to compensate. Mines so big you can use it for a handle (Yes the Velcro has been that good so far, not recommended practice)
But why do I love it? I have more fun getting this in and out of hard areas relying on mechanical sympathy. I have one other 1/10 scale crawler and it is a Element Ecto. I love both trucks but they are different experiences all together. as soon as you buy this your will want to preform upgrades. Lost of math can you afford the good BRASS parts or should you go cheap BRASS parts and by a lot. I recommend stick with the rule "UPGRADE NOTHING UNTIL SOMETHING BREAKS". On Grape Apes initial voyage he took a full speed Rustler to the front drivers tire and this caused a need for immediate repair (Parts were like $5). I resisted the urge to upgrade... after following the Ecto and I am convinced. For trail crawling I did more Technical Crawling Step For Step than the Ecto Driver. I needed to be very aware of every move and plan to avoid the dreaded hip drop. I also prefer the Scale look and feel to the Scout 2 (not a fan of Jeep bodies) The way it moves just lets me get more into the drivers seat. My truck is now scratched to bits and has been into the mud and road hard. I will say I am good to my vehicles (Maintenance), and use the correct type of car for the correct use. I like too take it for walks around the property, however this may be because it is new. Thinking of adding FPV.
*** UPDATE Just Read All of the Reviews on AMAIN. I also purchased this based on price, I do not recommend premium upgrades to this truck. You will spend more than the truck costs. One Day I will swap the receiver so I can use my controller and may add a 1080 ESC, but until the servo burns its good enough. Think of it like camping: your roughing it, and if you have another crawler think how much more you will appreciate its finer points. Lastly so no one thinks I am a "Crank" get the light kit, and lets see how body heavy we can make them with Winches and other realism type accessories above the Hub line. HAVE FUN thats what its all about.***