Posts Tagged ‘Redcat racing’ 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:

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!

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By Julian Wong a.k.a. The Professional Bum.

Advertisements 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 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!

Http:// There’s some chance of reviving this after all. Will be taking apart the centre differential for inspection when I have time this evening if Chantelle is well behaved. Hopefully its a loose part. If not, i hope its a generic gear. If need be, i hope to replace with a centre diff from the Thunder Tiger EB4 SX3, or BSD Racing. Still gearing up for the grudge match. Hopefully with this car. I think it may need a bigger or better powerplant though. The LSN is well tuned but I am not getting good low end torque from the current Thunder Tiger Pro 21BR, compared to my friend’s O.S. Speed engine. I like supporting the budding Asian companies, so i’d be looking at a SH 21 6-port turbo, or SH 28 8-port Offroad Competition engine. I’ll be receiving my BSD BS802T or Redcat Backdraft 3.5 Nitro in a day’s time. That comes with a SH 3-port buggy engine. I’m quite keen to test and review that. Then, I’ll effectively have two 1/8 racing buggies from BSD Racing, one GP, one EP. In the same shipment, I’ll be receiving several sets of Flysky GT3B (I know…like finally). One’s mine, some will be for friend’s pre-orders, and the rest will be sold off online.

BSD Racing Front Suspension Post

These are the after-market aluminum alloy mods. Fits all 1/10 and 1/8 scale BSD Racing and several models on the Redcat Racing range. A week ago I was just talking about how I’d continue to write even though no one seemed to care about my RC blog posts. Now, I’ve got a daily readership of 60-70! And most recently, I’ve been getting a bunch of emails and youtube messages asking me “What is the fastest motor for the HPI Savage X”, “Is supercharging my Savage X with a RB Innovations Supercharger a good idea” and “Are there some good Savage X Engine Mods Out there”…

Well… gee.. Savage X wasn’t meant to be a racing truck. If that’s really what you want, my honest words, in spite of the fact of owning a Savage X which I also modify quite a bit, are that for speed… save that money upgrading and just get a Traxxas Revo 3.3. The Revo may break a lil easier but it’s lighter and quick. Look on the bright side, if you spent the $400 you would have spent on mods on a Revo instead, you’d have 2 trucks! Ain’t that great? One to bash, and one to bash +race.

OK.. that’s being a little irritating. I shall answer your questions more directly, and I’ll do so all at once. Engine mods… other than a supercharger, which I’ll talk about shortly, are limited. You might wanna look at a different-shaped tuned pipe, with some knowledge from my recent posts on the varying functions of tuned pipes based on shape. About supercharging, that definitely works, but I think it’s better saved for road cars. Off road is just too much load on your engine when handling rough terrain, and the added strain via a supercharger such as the one by RB innovations is gonna cause your engine to break down alot faster. You might be better forking out a lil more money for a good motor (engine).

What’s the “fastest engine for savage x” then? There’s one engine out there that I’d call the fastest. Its simply getting the most powerful engine you can get, the one which dishes out the most horsepower and hoping that can fit in your chassis. I know for a fact a 5.9cc, or .36 engine will fit in.. but you might experiment with a 7.5cc(.46) engine and tell me if that works out. The Savage XL already uses the 5.9 cc engine. I’m not saying you have to get the HPI Nitrostar 5.9… because it isn’t the most powerful engine out there.

I suppose price is a concern.. So I actually suggest you start looking out for SH Engines which are from Taiwan. They are already on cars by Redcat Racing as well as ExceedRC. For a fairly low price, you can get a solid 5-6 horsepower engine for your Savage X. Then you’ll just have to play around with gear ratios after that, i.e. bigger spur gear or smaller clutch bell, for a higher top speed as your new engine will readily support it’s new speed.

I’ll be doing a review on SH Engines soon. Look out for that!

The BSD Racing Land Ripper 2 is WAY TOO HOT!

Http:// First look at the top-selling BSD Land Ripper Rev. 2. Boy oh boy! This is one kickass buggy. No chance to properly review it as our child came weeks early. Watch this space for more updates on the latest BSD racing machine. From the looks of it, can pit the Kyosho Inferno VE and HPI Vorza Flux, and Hot Bodies D8 VE to a good fight!

BSD Racing Brushless Buggies I’ve just taken delivery of the latest from Asian RC, namely the latest 1/10 and 1/8 sized Brushless Buggies from BSD Racing. The latter is a revision to what’s popularly known as the BSD Land Ripper Brushless, which has also been sold under the Redcat Racing brand. Check my site for more, and follow me on YouTube,