Wednesday , 1 February 2023

Redcat Racing LRH285 Designers Show Kit | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing LRH285 Designers Show Kit | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing has dropped a new hopping chassis on us, the LRH285 Designers Show Kit. This kit is available as a pre-built slider, meaning it’s assembled from the factory minus electronics (except the motor), body, wheels and tires.

The big deal about this chassis is the show-quality chrome covering everything on the chassis – chrome chassis, frame rails, transmission case and gear cover, front suspension arms, front c-hubs, V2 steering arms, front lifting bell cranks, steering tray, rear axle housing, center driveshaft and trunk pan. It’s ready for your electronics and your custom painted show body!

Quick Stats
Product: Redcat Racing LRH285 Designers Show Kit
Part #: LRH285
Scale: 1/10 Scale
Price: $199.99
Build Type: Prebuilt Slider

• LRH285 Designer’s Show Kit: Slider version of the specially designed LRH285 hopping lowrider chassis w/ motor, servo horns, mounting hardware for electronics and many chrome parts
• Chrome Parts: Chrome chassis, chrome frame rails, chrome transmission case and gear cover, chrome front suspension arms, chrome front c-hubs, chrome V2 steering arms, chrome front lifting bell cranks, chrome steering tray, chrome rear axle housing, chrome center driveshaft and chrome trunk pan.
• Motor: Brushed motor included
• Drive System: 2WD
• Transmission: Single speed
• Suspension: Solid rear axle and independent front suspension. Suspension design uses three servos (sold separately) to simulate hydraulics
• Shocks: four coil over shocks
• Metal weights included
• Patented front suspension hopping mechanism

What We Like:
We’ve seen the work that’s gone into the bodies used on these cars (as well as the chassis), so it’s a not brainer from RR to offer a full-chrome packaged chassis to help kick start a custom build. Oh, and it looks cool. And it makes us want one now. The ultimate bling package!

What We’re Not Sure About:
That price seems a bit high seeing as you can get a full RTR – with electronics, wheels and tires and body – for about $400. But, since it is custom in the ‘right direction’ for custom builders, RR should have no problem selling out of them.

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About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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