Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit

Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit
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The Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer 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.

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 Wendigo kit includes the same high performance shocks as the RTR, 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 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 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 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. 

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 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.

Many scale details and accessories come standard with the Redcat Wedigo 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.

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

Features:

  • Licensed Interco Super Swamper 2.2” tires mounted to licensed Raceline Avenger wheels.
  • Clear body with detailed interior, molded grille, chrome headlight bucket and clear lens accessories.
  • Aluminum body & cap, oil filled threaded shocks for quick adjustments to the vehicle's ride height. Each shock tower offers nine upper shock mounting positions for further suspension tuning.  
  • 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.
  • Diamond shaped axles with integrated truss and double sheer mounting points. Designed in the USA these durable axles include CNC machined spools and are ready to take a beating.
  • Up to 47 degrees of steering.
  • 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.
  • Full roll cage, True to scale Rock Racer chassis, Realistic cock pit, Independent front & rear suspension, Solid front & rear axle, Threaded oil filled aluminum shocks & Ball bearings throughout.
  • Rear sway bar, Great handling, Realistic looking rock racer tires, Unique high performance chassis design.
Specifications:
Wheelbase: 346.7mm
Width: 309mm
Length: 546mm
Height: 270mm

Needed to Complete: 

  • 2 Channel Radio System (minimum)
  • ESC
  • Motor
  • Servo
  • Battery
  • AA Batteries
  • Charger
  • Polycarbonate Paint
  • Tools for Assembly
Verified Owner
Monday, Oct 12 2020 (6 weeks ago)
Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit
Awesome truck. The kit requires a higher skill to build. Worth the money
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 23 2020 (2 months ago)
Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit
Building the wendigo kit. I have only found that I needed to get a 1.3mm hex wrench. I had to file one of my 1.5mm hex wrenches to start the build. I have the Gen8Axe rtr and have had issues with the steering. I have two other redcats and same problem. So far the front and rear axles look great. I am done with portals on any kits or rtr. I like the strong build of this axle set up and ordered new steel 2.2 wheels after watching Holmes hobbies twist out his wheel hex on plastic wheels. Also ordered new motor, esc and 25k servo. Decided not to use electronics from older volcano pro. I will use either an older redcat transmitter or use the one that came with my Gen8Axe. I think this wendigo kit would be better with an axe setup but want the crawler realistic look with the speed. My trx4s are great with portals, but I want realism scale. I would do my research before getting any rtr as opposed to another kit. Better to do it yourself.
Update...I dont like the decals and the ones for the driver/navigator are kind of hard to put on. I had to use zip ties to put on fire extinguishers and moved gas tank down in back and put a trx4 jack above it. No hardware for fuel can so I had to use a long bolt and fastener of my own. Wasted some lexan paint due to not knowing there were two clear films on both sides of roof. Put fire extinguishers behind driver/navigator instead of near middle console. I also put 2.2 metal beadlocks on tires instead of gluing plastic wheels on. I used clear modelers glue on lenses and inner edge to grill to make sure they dont come off.
Great kit and like the grill as compared to GEN8 AXE grill. I may change it out with the wendigo grill and light buckets.
Update...ran it for the first time and used an upgraded transmitter. Very fast and the quietest rig I own. I used waterproof grease in all the gears. Very fast and eats up an acre of back yard in 15 seconds. I put metal beadlocks on the Iroks and it handles great. 100% worth the money. The 2s lipo did not last but a half hour, so will do a 3s in the future.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Aug 25 2020 (3 months ago)
Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit
Redcat has been killing it with their in-house designs. All the parts are great quality and the kit went together pretty smoothly. Like all rock racers, you have to make some compromise between handling at speed and crawling ability. The Wendigo crawls very well due to the fact that it's essentially an angry Gen8, but it is a lot tippier at speed than most other rock racers. I'm running a 2800kv 3660 motor on 3s with a 15t spur and there's very little cogging, so not a huge impact on crawling. Not bad with the included 17t either.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Aug 23 2020 (3 months ago)
Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit
This builders kit is great,and easy to assemble. The directions are very clear and easy to follow and all the hardware is labeled bag by bag. the quality of the plastics that are used is very impressive. The kit came with some very nice parts like an aluminium motor plate and all aluminum shocks with coated shock shafts as well as steel inserts for the axle tubes. The universal joints are also steel that are molded into the heavy duty plastic drive shafts. the kit also came with 30 weight and 25 weight shock oil, thread locker and 3m tape to mount the electronics. All in all the kit is very nice and I would recommend this kit highly. The only thing that I didn't like was that the bead lock wheels are not true bead locks the tires will have to be glued unless I buy some new wheels.This is a great kit for an experienced builder as well as a beginner I had a lot of fun building mine and can't wait to put all my electronics in it and go hit the trails.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Aug 12 2020 (3 months ago)
Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit
If you like kits and straight axle bashers and trailing and rock crawling all at a very reasonable cost then look no more, the Redcat Wendigo is here and its a great kit,Easy to build,everything except electronics,inludes wheels, tires and body.Also shares same drivetrain as the gen8 series so parts will be available and reasonable and theres already lots of upgrades.I recommend this fun rc vehicle!
Verified Owner
Monday, Oct 19 2020 (5 weeks ago)
Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit
I have not built up the vehicle yet...winter project
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Aug 26 2020 (3 months ago)
Redcat Wendigo 1/10 4WD Solid Axle Rock Racer Kit
This kit is a beast! Everything sofar in my build (not done yet) is very heavy duty, great fits on all parts. Yes, I'm loving this kit! Now for 2 complaints, the 8 screws that go into the gear/lockers were faulty, no wrench that I have would fit the heads. I did get them in with lots of effort and a lot of loctite, hopefully they'll stay put. Next,one of the axle tubes had a burr inside, so bad the axle would not go in. Luckily, I had a drill bit that sort of fit finally got it cleared up.
A bit more quality control might have spotted this.