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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

https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com. HSP-what? HSP is a China-based RC Car Manufacturer that produces parts and cars for many better known brands in the world. Their most famous offering is the HSP Bazooka, also sold by Redcat Racing as the “Hurricane XTR”, a 1/8 Scale competition-class buggy based on the Kyosho Inferno 7.5. However, in more recent times, they’ve made their foray into the rockcrawler market, and HSP is already beginning to make a name…..

HSP 1/8 Scale RockCrawler

HSP 1/8 Scale RockCrawler

Like most China-produced RC cars, their 1/8 rock-crawlers bear merely a serial number, and they run from 94880-94883. The also have a 94880L, which as the name suggests, is a long-wheelbase version of their stock crawler.

In the wake of the Bazooka buggy, HSP has come to be recognized as the stable of “poor man’s race-horses”, or rather, race-cars. Not necessarily for “poor men”, but RC enthusiasts with less to spend. Yet, they’re able to hold up against the big boys all the same, i.e. the Kyosho Infernos, the Mugen MBX5s, the Team Durangos, Losis, RC8s, etc.

With great achievement, comes great expectation, and HSP doesn’t let down with their 1/8 rock crawlers. Like good rock-crawlers should, they come with twin high-torque RC540 motors, independent gearboxes,  full-metal chassis assembly, aluminium shocks, and fierce-looking 18-screw beadlock wheels with tough knobby high-grip tyres – not forgetting the open option of 4-wheel-steering. All RTR kits also come with a 2.4ghz transmitter and receiver system. Some crawlers on the market actually have plastic suspension arms which really is asking for trouble.

According to much internet speculation, it seems highly possible that Integy Racing approached HSP to produce their “iRock” 1/8 rock-crawler. Way too many visual similarities, if you’d look at the photo.

Integy iRock 4x4 RTR 1/8 Rock Crawler AFA01

Integy iRock 4x4 RTR 1/8 Rock Crawler AFA01 (Same as HSP above?)

Bashers and rockcrawling enthusiasts have described the HSP Rockcrawler to be of extremely high build quality and durability,  and that with just few a few modifications, would be ready for competitive climbing. The generally recommended setup is to replace the lower suspension arms with stiffer, stronger Gmade parts, and the axles too. For those seeking some ditch-water action, they would want to water proof their receivers and coat their batteries in Plasti-Dip.

New Gmade suspension arms and axles for the HSP rockcrawler.

New Gmade suspension arms and axles for the HSP rockcrawler.

Despite it’s excellent purpose-built performance, like most China RC products price is the ultimate draw for enthusiasts to the HSP 1/8 rockcrawler. At the price of a big-name crawler’s race-roller kit, i.e. Axial, you can get a complete HSP rtr rockcrawler.

Here’s what an RCUniverse.com user had to say:

"Hello Everyone I just received my new HSP crawler and its freakin the shiznt. It crawls over dogs, up walls, over curbs, up chairs its allot of fun i can't wait to take it out to the rocks. But i need to upgrade some weak points and then it will be ready for the real world of rock crawling. This is my 6th truck and its worth its weight in gold. lol No i'm kidding but it is a great price for an RTR just make sure you don't pay more than $299.99 there are some online auction stores that are claiming its worth over $1000 and trying to get hundreds more than its worth with out the proper hop ups. i hope this is helpful for anyone wanting to buy one. thanks "

"Hello Everyone I just received my new HSP crawler and its freakin the shiznt. It crawls over dogs, up walls, over curbs, up chairs its allot of fun i can't wait to take it out to the rocks. But i need to upgrade some weak points and then it will be ready for the real world of rock crawling. This is my 6th truck and its worth its weight in gold. lol No i'm kidding but it is a great price for an RTR just make sure you don't pay more than $299.99 there are some online auction stores that are claiming its worth over $1000 and trying to get hundreds more than its worth with out the proper hop ups. i hope this is helpful for anyone wanting to buy one. thanks "

DrewPYFZ6's HSP 1/8 Rockcrawler with New Profile Body, with a "MT-look"

DrewPYFZ6's HSP 1/8 Rockcrawler with New Profile Body, with a "MT-look"

If you’re wondering which model to get, based on my experience with China RC products, always go for the highest number- in this case, the 94883, as it tends to represent the latest edition of the model, unless of course, you want to go for the Long Wheelbase Edition, the 94880L, which I assume is based on the 94880. Perhaps owners of both 94880 and 94883 editions may want to comment on the differences between the two.

In closing, here’s a noteworthy post on HSP by Redharris on RC Universe:

Redharris writes on Traxxas then, and now - and what lies ahead for HSP

Redharris writes on Traxxas then, and now - and what lies ahead for HSP

No-Name Rig?…
What a Joke THAT is……
NAMES get Established when Folks take a chance on a New Product that turns out to be Good!

Cornel OBVIOUSLY was not around 10-15 years ago when Traxxas first entered the Scene…….
Everyone Scorned these new Traxxas Cars and said they were not up to Par with the Real Hobby Grade RC’s…..
10 years later, Traxxas Rules the Market and the Revo is one of the Most Innovative RC’s on the Market…..

Who Knows?…..Drew MAY turn out to be a TRENDSETTER……

In the Mean Time,,,,,Maybe you shouldn’t Dismiss a car that you dont Own and have never Driven?

by Julian Wong
https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com


https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com. Here’s my no-BS review of the BSD / Redcat Racing cars’ optional upgrades. If you happen to get hold of a car or truck by BSD / Redcat Racng, congratulations, as you’ve just picked up one of the fastest machines around. In this video, I’m gonna show you which upgrades work, which ones are a waste of money, and some additional tips to make your car run better and last through bashing better.

The tips here apply to all the BSD Racing 1/8 Scale Cars, i.e. the Land Ripper, the BS809T, the BS807T, the BS802T, the BS808T, etc, the Redcat Backdraft 3.5, 8E, Aftershock 8E, 3.5, Earthquake 8E, 3.5.

Being an importer of these cars to my country, I have the privilege of thoroughly testing them in stock form, as well as with the full set of option parts. I must say, more expensive doesn’t necessarily better. Don’t just rush out and get every single upgrade out there – as in some cases, the stock settings may be better. If you deck them out correctly, they’ll serve you very well and even win you some races here and there.

Some of the upgrades I covered in this video include:

– Aluminium Shock Tower
– Revised A-Arm Design for BSD Land Ripper 2
– Axle Extenders
– Anodized Steering Knuckles
– Steering Hub / Chassis Screws
– Steel Spur Gear
– BSD / Redcat Front Chassis Modification
– Steering Servo Upgrade
– Lipo Battery Configuration
– Loose Receiver Box Problem
– Monster Truck Wheels
– Truggy conversion for BSD / Redcat Racing

I also referenced the two websites for getting better screws:
www.RCScrewZ.com
www.Racers-Edge.com

I hope you find this video useful. Do drop me a comment if it helped you out. If you have any questions on BSD or Redcat cars, feel free to ask me anything as well.

Peace out!

RC Tips & Reviews @ https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com.
By Julian Wong a.k.a. The Professional Bum.

https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com. Have you been looking around to find out the manufacturer behind Redcat Racing’s latest 2wd Brushless Buggy, the Twister XB? I might just have the answer for you.

The proof is in the pictures. The following are all pictures of China’s Himoto Racing 1/10 Brushless 2wd Buggy.

Himoto Brushless 2wd Buggy or Redcat Twister XB?
Himoto Brushless 2wd Buggy or Redcat Twister XB?
Back View of the Twister XB, ahem... I meant Himoto 2wd

Back View of the Twister XB, ahem... I meant Himoto 2wd

Himoto Brushless 2wd with 2.4ghz Radio

Himoto Brushless 2wd with 2.4ghz Radio

Beneath the Body Shell : Himoto 2wd Brushless / Redcat Twister XB

Beneath the Body Shell : Himoto 2wd Brushless / Redcat Twister XB

Price-wise, this has a street price of $10-30 US less than the RedCat Racing re-branded model.

If you still carry the slightest bit of doubt, Alishanmao, the tech representative of Redcat Racing, used to represent RCToyHouse.com. Possibly, he still works for RCToyHouse, or, there could even be a similar ownership to the two RC online firms! In any case, have a look at this picture. It should put many doubts to rest.

	Barebone Chassis Frame Himoto Viper HI6103 HSP 94188 RC Nitro Truck Redcat Volcano S30

Barebone Chassis Frame Himoto Viper HI6103 HSP 94188 RC Nitro Truck Redcat Volcano S30

So you see? They’re mentioned in the same breath! One more thing… going from the text… it seems that Himoto IS HSP Racing, and the “Pro” Redcat Hurricane XTR could be the HSP Bazooka, a.k.a. Kyosho Inferno MP7.5 copycat!