Venom Creeper 1/10th Competition Rock Crawler Kit (Green)
Front and Rear Locking Differentials
The Venom Creeper™ features a revolutionary Tru-Lok Locking Differential design with external manual locking sliders and an optional Cable Actuated Remote Locker upgrade kit that includes a high torque micro servo and mounting hardware. Both differentials include bullet-proof hardened steel bevel gears with 4 hardened steel spider gears and a machined aluminum, red anodized differential locking ring.
Over 70 Degrees of Suspension Articulation
Articulation is king. Most R/C crawlers on the market bind up and max out around 70 Degrees of articulation. The Venom Creeper™ features over 70 Degrees of Unlimited “Bind-Free” Suspension Articulation and up to 65 Degrees of Limited “Bind-Free” Articulation when using the Internal Anti-Roll Springs. With that kind of articulation, you’ll get into and out of places you never thought possible with a stock competition crawler.
40 Degrees of Deflection
The Venom Creeper™ features 40 degrees of steering deflection for increased maneuverability.
Internal Anti-roll Springs™
The Venom Creeper™ features four threaded body composite shocks with Internal Anti-roll Springs™ to maintain a consistent chassis ride height and attitude while climbing. Use both the internal and external springs to tune rebound, compression, ride height and articulation for the perfect rock climbing set up.
True Triangulated 4 Link Suspension
The Creeper™ Chassis uses a true triangulated 4-Link suspension design with bent lower links for added ground and obstacle clearance. The 4-Link suspension moves the axle roll center forward and closer to the center of gravity for improved stability for greater climbing capability. The Venom Creeper™ features high strength glass filled Nylon parts throughout the entire chassis for added durability.
VC Drive System™ and Center Drive Line
While most crawler kits feature an offset center drive line that create uneven torque effects, The Venom Creeper™ features a centered drive line that incorporates telescoping drive shafts featuring VCD™ drive joints for smooth operation, maximum efficiency and even torque distribution. This torque distribution is transferred to the drive wheels through high strength steel drive joints and steel/plastic composite drive shafts for toughness and durability.
Compact differential and axle design and bent lower links keep vital drive line components out of the way for maximum ground clearance and durability.
The Creeper™ uses a tough, glass filled nylon sealed gear box with a silicone access cover for easy maintenance. Inside you will find 5 heavy duty glass filled nylon gears with 10 ball bearings providing smooth operation.
- Front and Rear Locking Differentials
- Beadlox™ 2.2 in Crawling Wheels and Tires
- 40 Degrees of Steering Deflection
- Over 70 Degrees of Suspension Articulation
- Ridge Line™ 2.2 in Competition Crawler Tires
- Memory Foam Inserts
- Internal Anti-roll Springs
- True Triangulated 4 Link Suspension
- Sealed Gear Box
- VC Drive System
- Centered Drive Line
- High Strength Glass Filled Nylon Parts
Length: 17.5 in.(445mm)
Height: 8.25 in. (210mm)
Weight: 5 lbs. (2.27kg)
Wheel Base: 12.6 in. (320mm)
Width: 10.75 in. (267mm)
Tire Dimensions: 127 x 55 R2.2
Scale: 2.2 Class
Needed to Complete:
- Standard Size High Torque Steering Servo
- Standard 6-7 cell NiMH or 2-cell LiPO Battery & Compatible Charger
- 2-6ch Radio & Receiver
- Brushed or Brushless Crawler Motor
- Brushed or Brushless Speed Control
This product was added to our catalog on January 13, 2009.
The CVDs now have captured pins rather than grub screws to retain them. The retainers have stopped the pins slipping out and hitting the front knuckles. This was a subject much discussed on crawler forums with many home fixes posted. Venom have banished the problem forever with the captured pin system.
Front and rear driveshafts have been strenghtened with driveshaft caps to prevent the universal joints from popping when a lot of torque is put through them. These are fitted as part of the build and are very strong.( These are hop ups on most other crawlers)
Both of these improvments are add ons to the original kit and come with their own instuctions, so pay special attention to CVD section and substitute the correct parts. It's easier to build the new CVDs.....BONUS!
These new parts also come as standard on the Venom Creeper SAFARI so both crawlers are pretty bullet proof out of the box now.
Venom have really worked hard to get the kinks out and have created a great crawler at an awesome price.
I live in Australia (you know, DOWN UNDER!) and would like to say how great the buying experience was from A MAIN HOBBIES, I was able to track my package from the warehouse to customs here in Australia, and it arrived within 24 hrs of in country arrival. Packaged well and ready for an all night build and some top self crawling.)