Since the biggest RC car is the Raminator RC truck, you might be wondering how fast it can move considering the weight and size. You would be surprised that these monster trucks can reach a top speed of over 30 mph. Let us look at the models of the Raminator RC truck and how fast they can go.
There are three different models of the Raminator RC truck, Primal 1:5 scale Raminator Monster truck can reach a top speed of over 30 mph, Losi 1:8 scale Raminator Monster truck can reach a top speed of 30 to 40 mph, and Losi 1:18 scale Raminator Monster Truck can reach a top speed of over 40 mph.
The major difference between the three RC Raminator truck models is the scale size; they are all different. The smaller the scale size, the faster the RC truck. We will look at the features and specifications of each Raminator truck so you can know the differences.
How Fast Is The Raminator RC Truck?
RC trucks are very different from regular RC cars. They are designed to be stronger, more durable, and powerful than remote-controlled cars. They are an upgrade to RC cars so that they can perform excellently on uneven and rugged terrains. To know the fastest Raminator RC truck, you must know its unique specifications and features.
Losi 1:8 Scale Raminator RC Monster Truck
If you want an RC monster truck that is a spitting imitation of a full-sized monster truck, you should consider the Losi 1:8 RC monster truck. It is 22 inches long, 18.5 inches wide, weighs 13 pounds, and the wheelbase is 14.2 inches long. The Losi Raminator is designed, built, painted, and detailed to look like an actual monster truck. It can reach a top speed of 30 to 40 mph. It has a total runtime of about 30 minutes.
The Losi Raminator monster truck features a 2.4 GHz Losi radio system equipped with DSM technology providing a crystal and interference-free control. It also has a two-speed transmission for high-speed action, LST suspension that features Mega shocks to handle big landings and rough terrains.
The Losi Raminator produces enough power from its high-torque, three-port M26MB nitro engine that can be tuned and maintained easily. The engine comes with a combination spin-start and pull-start backplate that allows the operator to use either the handheld spin-start, a cordless drill, or the pull starter to start the engine.
This monster truck features twin 819 digital high-torque steering servos, front and rear drivetrain differentials, and a single 818 digital brake servo and digital throttle for precise response and control. The Losi 1:18 scale Raminator RC monster truck is a truck with incredible style, power, and speed to conquer any terrain.
The rock-solid 4WD chassis and drivetrain account for the truck's durability and power, making it conquer any and every terrain. It has oil-filled mega shocks at all four corners that smoothen out the rough stuff and makes the truck have a cushioned landing after big jumps. The cost of the Losi 1:18 scale Raminator is $770.
Primal 1:5 scale Raminator Monster Truck
The biggest RC monster truck ever produced is the Primal Raminator truck, and it weighs 80 pounds. This is a 1:5 scale-sized RC monster truck, and it is 40 inches long, 24 inches high, and 32 inches wide. The length of the wheelbase is 24 inches, the wheel diameter is 5.5 inches, and the width of the wheel is 6 inches.
The Primal Raminator truck is equipped with a 49cc 2-stroke 4-bolt reed valve engine with a remote-engine kill switch. There are five interchangeable gear ratios you can choose from. This truck is equipped with rear and front CMC cases and oil-filled torque differentials to perform excellently on-road and off-road. The Primal Raminator truck can reach a top speed of over 30 mph, and it comes with a 7.2 volts 5000 mAh battery to power the truck.
This RC truck features an adjustable aluminum 4-link suspension with steel heim joint ends, rear and front Sway bars, a large 78 millimeters centrifugal clutch, rear and front axle-mounted disc brakes, and heavy-duty CNC aluminum modular axles. It has a large 12-inch long CNC aluminum body coil-over dual spring shocks.
The radio has a 200 meters range, a servo sub-trim for throttle and steering, digital trim display, anti-lock braking, and four AA batteries. All the metal parts of the Primal 1:5 scale Raminator RC monster truck are made of CNC aluminum, which is durable and strong. The Primer Raminator costs $3000.
The huge 12 inches long and 7.5 inches wide high traction tires are mounted on 24 millimeters hex bead-lock nylon rims with inner tire foams. The steering servos feature an integrated and adjustable servo system. The truck has an all-steel drive train and a double-chain single-speed transfer case with counter-rotating drive shafts.
The Primal 1:5 scale Raminator RC monster truck features a 2.4 GHz six-channel computer radio. The radio has dual-rate steering, servo reversing on all six channels, an LCD screen, exponential throttle and steering, low voltage alarm, and endpoint adjustment. This monster truck has a runtime of about 2 hours.
Losi 1:18 Scale Raminator RC Monster Truck
Another unique product from Losi is the 1:18 Raminator monster truck; it is 10.6 inches long, 8.2 inches wide, weighs 2.2 pounds and has a wheelbase length of 7.2 inches. Although this is the smallest Raminator monster truck, it is the fastest. It can reach a top speed of over 40 mph.
A consistent feature of all Losi Raminator monster trucks is the body material; this Losi Raminator truck is also produced with the great Dodge ram body with all the features of a full-sized monster truck. One impressive feature of the Losi 1:18 scale Raminator monster truck is the ease of upgrading it.
You can install a second 370 motor in addition to the pre-installed motor to supply the truck with more speed and power. All you have to do is to install the second motor in the open motor mount. The tires of this truck are large and feature realistic two-tone rims that provide enough traction.
This truck is one of the few RC monster trucks that features a 27 MHz synthesized radio system, so about six different drivers can operate the truck simultaneously without any interference. They can all switch between six different frequencies. Is that not an impressive feature?
This monster truck's high-volume, oil-filled, coil-over shocks make it successfully handle all types of landings with zero damages. The cost of the Losi 1:18 scale Raminator RC monster truck is $270. It is also the cheapest Raminator truck available. The total runtime of this truck is 20 to 30 minutes.
How To Select The Best Monster Truck
Deciding between all the models of Monster trucks can be difficult because they all have unique features that you would find essential. Although it will be difficult to identify one truck as the best to buy, we will show you what to look out for before selecting a monster truck.
- The terrain- pavements, grass, dunes, dirt, mud, and water
- The purpose you have in mind – racing, bashing, stunts, rock crawling, off-roading
- The motor- brushless or brushed
- The wheel drive- 2WD or 4WD
- The Brand
Most people assume that because an RC truck is huge, it will be slow; the Raminator has proved that assumption wrong. The Raminator is faster than a lot of smaller RC cars in the market. Luckily, it is available in three models, so you have the liberty to select the model that suits you best.
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