Vaterra 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Brushless V100S 1/10 RTR Car w/DX2E 2.4GHz, Battery & Charger
This is the Vaterra 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Brushless V100S 1/10 Scale RTR Muscle Car, with an included Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz Radio System, one LiPo Battery Pack and Battery Charger.
Tires scream as 396 cubic inches of big block aggression comes off the leash. Your neck muscles tense as acceleration pins you to the seat and hurls you forward. The edges of your vision bends into a blur. Your heart pounds. All you see in the rear view mirror is a cloud of white smoke and two lines of molten rubber rapidly fading into the distance. Such was the scene at many a traffic light when the 1969 Camaro SS first hit America’s streets. Even today, the sight and sound of a ’69 SS easing up to the line can send chills down the spine of anyone who loves muscle car legends.
The Vaterra 1969 Camaro SS sport coupe is less an RC car and more a statement of intent. Like its legendary inspiration, its aggressive lines and awesome power make it abundantly clear it was built to misbehave. Equipped with a Dynamite 3300kV brushless power system and 3000mAh 2S LiPo, it can blow the doors o most cars in its class, right out of the box. But straight line speed isn’t all it has going for it. A low center of gravity, double wishbone suspension, wide tires and shaf-driven 4WD give you all the traction and control you need to carve the corners too.
- Dynamite Tazer 3300kV Brushless Power System: The massive torque and awesome speed of this power system is exactly what you would expect from an RC model of a muscle car legend. Powered with the included 2S LiPo, you'll see speeds of over 35 mph!
- Officially Licensed 1969 Camaro SS Body: The licensed body brilliantly recreates the muscular lines of the 69 Camaro SS and includes a stunning level of detail. Chrome side view mirrors and bumpers, SS badging, cowl induction hood it has it all.
- Metal, Shaft-Driven 4WD: The shaft-driven 4WD gives the car excellent handling on pavement and superb drift control on loose or slick surfaces. The metal center drive shaft and diff joints are machined to handle the incredible torque of the Dynamite brushless power system. Sealed front and rear differentials keep dirt and grime out of the gears.
- Low Profile Tires on Large Diameter Wheels: The low-profile tires and 54mm wheels are complemented by brake and caliper details on the hub. The rear tires have a little more meat than the fronts for better grip when you hammer the throttle.
- Waterproof* Electronics: The waterproof receiver, speed control and steering servo let you run in the real world where pavement isn't always dry and weather is often less than perfect. (*For complete details on waterproof standards, please refer to the product instruction manual)
- Officially Licensed 1969 Camaro SS Body
- Metal Shaft-Driven 4WD
- Low Profile Tires on Large Diameter Wheels
- Waterproof Electronics*
- Dynamite 3300Kv Brushless Power System
- Dynamite 3000mAh 2S LiPo and Charger
- Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz Transmitter with Batteries Included
- Sealed Gear Boxes
- Oil Filled Shocks
- Double Wishbone Suspension
- Full Ball Bearing Drivetrain
Length: 14.85 in (371mm)
Width: 7.76 in (194mm) with 30mm rear tires
Height: 4.41 in (112mm)
Ground Clearance: 0.25 in (6mm)
Wheelbase: 10.25 in (256mm)
Weight: 3.75 lbs (1.70kg)
Drivetrain: 4WD shaft drive
Motor or Engine: Non-Sensored Brushless
Radio: Spektrum DX2E 2-channel
Batteries: Speedpack Silver 7.4V 3000mAh 2S 20C LiPo
Charger: 10W LiPo AC Balance Charger
Wheel Size: 2.16 in (54mm) X 1.05 in (26mm) & 1.2 in (30mm)
Kit/RTR: Ready-to-run (everything included)
Shock Type: Injection-molded friction
Body: Polycarbonate, painted
Ball Bearings: Complete drivetrain
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Beginner
Needed To Complete:
- Nothing! Everything is included in the box.
This product was added to our catalog on August 30, 2013.
• Cheap wheels: One of the plastic wheels shattered on first run after hitting a 1/3” deep 6” water main cover.
• Tires are very soft and were noticeably worn after one run.
• On 2 cells, the motor gets extremely hot (>180 degrees) and will require active cooling.
• Dump truck steering, Ferrari speed: The servo 113WP is painfully slow and can’t keep up with the brushless drivetrain.
• The servo saver adds excessive/unacceptable play to the steering.
• The receiver (SR300WP) is using DSM1 technology which is antiquated and noticeably slow.
• The brushless setup is only available with the 69 Camaro body. You’ll have to drop another $45 if you want something different.
• Battery is very low capacity and low C rating (3000 mAH, 20C)
• Wheels and tires don’t look scale as compared to the body.
• No fan on the speed controller or the motor. There’s a shroud on the motor, presumably to manage known heating issues.
• Comes with a "Fuze" speed controller that also gets very hot (>150 degrees).
• It’s very quick out of the box.
• Body sold for $55 and TX/RX sold for $60. Still trying to get $30 for the battery and charger.
• Vaterra/Horizon sells many body’s that bolt right up to the chassis.
• Traxxas 1/16 Ken Block rally car wheels are the same dimensions, bolt right on. Regular Traxxas rally cars will fit after removing brake calipers.
• Makes a great drift car with Traxxas 1/16 rally tires. Too much understeer with Traxxas Ken Block tires.
• Driveline and body seem to be able to take significant abuse. Lots of sideways slides into curbs with no issues (traxxas wheels).
This is my first touring car. I did a lot of research prior to purchasing it. Of the RTRs I looked at, it came down to the Vaterra Brushless and the HPI Flux. I decided to stick with Horizon as it is a brand I trust and purchased the Vaterra. In the future I’ll avoid Vaterra products.)