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Short simple post. Don’t buy Redcats made by BSD Racing. Don’t buy anything made by BSD Racing.

When I was more “noob” I used to be a fan of how light weight and quick they were but their quality is crap and Alishanmao’s video series of “let’s break redcats” is a SCAM. This is a more realistic video of how crap they are:

Notice that Ali only ran each car briefly? And btw the person driving the E-Revo was some other turd who obviously was even more noob than i was.

13 Reasons why you shouldn’t buy BSD-made Redcats:

  1. They break
  2. They break very often
  3. The chassis/parts are made of PLASTIC, not composites like the big brands
  4. The bodies are made of PVC, NOT polycarbonate or Lexan
  5. The screws used are all malleable and ALWAYS strip or break, which would later be a bitch to extract
  6. The front and rear differentials don’t mesh well, they need to be shimmed
  7. The cup joints in the differentials are made of low quality steel that cracks often
  8. They have NO chassis brace.
  9. The front chassis is a separate piece of PLASTIC, for all models, including their 1/8 and 1/5 scale which always cracks after just a few tumbles OFF-ROAD (imagine… on-road damage will be far greater!)
  10. Air filters for BSD/Redcat nitro cars cannot withstand high temperatures and they melt, and fuck up the engines.
  11. BSD and BSD-made Redcats (Aftershock, Earthquake, Backdraft, Caldera) can’t last the length of a good battery pack on a race-track with jumps and bumps, even with proper driving.
  12. You will spend more time on repairs than racing or bashing.
  13. Even though parts are cheap than the big brands, you will spend more money buying replacement parts and you’re better off getting a “proper” car, i.e. Kyosho, Ofna, Thunder Tiger, Associated, Mugen, Serpent, HPI, Hot Bodies, etc.

So many things can go wrong with them. If you have one, take the motor, ESC, or nitro engine out, and put them in a “proper” brand “race-roller” you buy on Ebay. Often you can find many good race-rollers on ebay at the end of each summer. Their saving graces?

  • Strong arms – which outlast the rest of the car
  • Good electronics – Hobbywing is really good stuff!
  • Good engines – SH Engines are also good, reliable stuff (SH engines manufactures for LRP, Dynamite, etc)

Everything else? CRAP.

If you’re a teenager saving up extra cash and can’t junk your BSD/Redcat just yet, this video may be helpful:

Even this latest car by NitroRCX is crap, because it’s made by BSD Racing.

1/5th Tucson Brushless Off Road Truck By MadGear


by Julian Wong

Usually, for $169.00, you can only get a drift car platform without radio or electronics. Other than in the case of a close-out sale, you probably can’t even get an 1/10 Drift Car RTR. Even if you could, it’s probably going to be brushed, with an obsolete AM radio.

With HPI, Tamiya and Yokomo dominating the RC Drift Car segment, it seems like the eager budget-conscious drifter has NO CHANCE…. until now!

Exceed RC Drift King Brushless - Green

Exceed RC Drift King Brushless - Green (Click Picture for Purchase Details)

Enter Exceed RC by NitroRCX and their Drift Car offering – the Brushless MadSpeed Drift King 1/10 drift car. As Exceed RC has always done, Drift King’s chassis borrows technologies from the best cars in it’s class and put them all in one affordable, durable package, with a level of performance one can only be proud of.

Exceed RC Drift King Brushless - Silver

Exceed RC Drift King Brushless - Silver (Click Picture for Purchase Details)

This brushless edition of the successful MadSpeed Drift King comes with a highly-detailed factory painted body that even added side mirrors, rear wing, and a chrome exhaust. Unlike it’s brushless brother, the Drift Star, this Drift King also has LED lights to illuminate your sun-down RC drifting action!

Exceed RC Drift King Brushless - Red (Click Picture to View Purchase Details)

Exceed RC Drift King Brushless - Red (Click Picture to View Purchase Details)

Here are some of the specifications and features from


  • Unique centralized low center of gravity design
  • Detailed side-view mirrors, wheels, wing and exhaust
  • Street-ready detailed drift body
  • CNC aluminum upper deck
  • CNC aluminum center drive
  • CNC aluminum motor mount
  • Durable oil filled shock
  • 2.4Ghz Pistol Transmitter Radio Control
  • Exceed RC electronic speed control with 380 3000KV brushless motor
  • 3KG High-Torque steering servo
  • Foam bumper for added protection when drifting
  • Easy access front and rear ball differentials

Type: 4WD Electric Drift Car
Scale: 1/10
Length: 17.32 in (440mm)
Width: 7.48 in (190mm)
Wheelbase: 10.20 in (259mm)
Weight: 3.3 lb (1496.g)
Chassis: Molded composite
Suspension: Independent
Tire Type: Drifting rubber
Motor or Engine: High-performance 380 3000KV motor
Speed Control: Hobbywing 35A ESC
Radio: 2.4Ghz Pistol radio system
Servos: high-torque steering servo
Shock Type: Aluminum, coil-over oil filled
Body: Prepainted Drift King body
Ball Bearings: Complete
Battery: 7.2v Ni-MH 1800mAh

If you’re looking for a high-quality Electric 1/10 Scale Brushless Drifting Car for under $170, this has to be it. Do check out by clicking any of these hyperlinks. They occasionally have great discounts where you can make additional RC shopping savings, like on “Father’s Day”, “Black Holiday”, “Good Friday” and “Christmas”.

“Extreme Has No Limits” – it seems that NitroRCX and Exceed RC have just broke the price norms yet again when they pulled out this winner. Get one or regret it !

by Julian Wong