Redcat Racing TC8-Marksman 1/8 Trail Crawler | CompetitionX
Friday , 3 December 2021

Redcat Racing TC8-Marksman 1/8 Trail Crawler | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing TC8-Marksman 1/8 Trail Crawler | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing has announced their TC8-Marksman, a new trail truck that boasts some HUGE features! First off, it’s based off a 1/8 platform – that means a HUGE body, large axles with massive supports and strong MOD1 gears inside, 5mm links, 100mm all-aluminum long travel shocks and massive officially licensed Interco SS-M16 tires surrounding 8-spoke Raceline Avenger wheels (also licensed). Electronics consist of a 25kg Hexfly high-torque servo, Hobbywing QuicRun 80A Crawling ESC (3S LiPo compatible) and Holmes Hobbies 12T Crawlmaster 550 brushed motor.

What We Like:
Typical crawlers are abundant in the 1/10 scale, so seeing a larger rig is pretty freakin’ cool! On top of that, larger scale also allows for more detail, more crawling ability and more power – all 3 things we LOVE! The body looks really cool and is LED ready with included light buckets. I can see tackling some really tough obstacles that smaller rigs might get hung up on!

What We’re Not Sure About:
Well, a couple things. For now, 1/8 scale is not your standard size, so aftermarket goodies (bodies and especially sticker tires) are going to be hard to find. Secondly, while the electronics package seems reasonable (HW and Holmes Hobbies), it’s still a 1/10 scale system, albeit 550 sized, but could struggle a bit – maybe, maybe not. Other than that, though, I think it would be a really fun rig to drive!

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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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