RC vehicles are available in different types; there is a perfect RC vehicle for everyone, regardless of specification, features, and other requirements. If you want an RC vehicle larger than an RC car but smaller than an RC truck, the perfect choice is an RC Jeep.
The best RC Jeeps you can purchase are Taiyo RC Jeep Rubicon, RocHobby RC Scaler Willys Jeep, Traxxas TRX-4 Sport, and Traxxas TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler. Other cool RC Jeeps are Axial RC Jeep Wrangler, Axial Jeep Cherokee, New Bright RC Jeep, Knoowheel RC Jeep, and Carrera 4WD RC Jeep.
RC Jeeps are the perfect balance between RC cars and RC trucks; they are neither small nor large. They come in modest sizes and can perform well as an RC car and RC truck, although not as excellently as the two.
RC Jeeps are the least common and available type of RC 4-wheeled vehicles. More RC cars and RC trucks are available for purchase than RC jeeps. This is largely a result of the requirements and expectations of the end-users. Most people want an RC car that is very fast or an RC truck that is very strong and durable for rough riding.
Sadly, RC jeeps do not perform particularly well in both categories; they are neither as fast as RC cars nor strong enough for rugged terrains like RC trucks. Nevertheless, we will look at some of the coolest RC jeeps you can purchase.
Traxxas TRX-4 Sport
The Traxxas TRX-4 Sport is 21.93 inches long, 9.47 inches high, weighs 5.79 pounds, and has front and rear tracks that are both 9.78 inches. It has a top speed of 5 mph, a wheelbase length of 12.28 inches, a departure angle of 45.83°, a break-over angle of 59°, and an approach angle of 58.82°.
The TRX-4 Sport has five modes you can select from, trail, race, crawl, sport, and training. In trail mode, the car can move forward, reverse, brake, and has a trail-tuned brake on neutral. The car can move forward in race mode, brake but cannot reverse.
The car can move forward, reverse, and brake on neutral in crawl mode. The RC Jeep can move forward, reverse, and brake in sport mode. In training mode, the car can move forward fifty percent, brake, and reverse fifty percent.
Taiyo RC Jeep Rubicon
This is one of the best RC jeeps available in the market; it is a 1:16 scale RC jeep. It weighs 2.2 pounds, has a length of 9.8 inches, a height of 5.9 inches, and a width of 7.1 inches. It is a realistic RC jeep with fast action, including start, left, stop, right, reverse, and forward, amongst other tricks.
The body of the Taiyo RC Jeep is produced from the highest quality and crash-resistant materials. It features a 2.4 GHz radio control system with a control range of up to 50 feet. The top of the ABS plastic body features flexible shock absorption that allows for rugged rides and long hours of fun.
The top speed of the Taiyo RC Jeep Rubicon is 8 mph, and it has a total run time of 20 minutes on a single charge. It also features oversized tires for balance, an anti-collision structure, and shock absorbers. It comes with a 3.7 volts Li-Fee Lithium battery pack for great performance.
RocHobby RC Scaler Willys Jeep
This is one of the most realistic models of RC Jeeps, with a detailed pre-painted and assembled body that features a servo-driven steering wheel, functional lights, and a fold-away windshield. This RC Jeep is 23.4 inches long, 10.4 inches high, 13.3 inches wide, and weighs 11.38 pounds. An interesting fact about this Jeep is that it took 2 years to produce.
Unlike other RC jeeps, the RocHobby RC Scaler Willys Jeep has space for additional modifications like a trailer, a machine gun, and a canvas top. It is a 1:6 scale RC Jeep that features a 2.4 GHz radio receiver and transmitter. The receiver and electronic speed control are completely waterproof, allowing you to operate the Jeep across all terrains.
It also features a 5000 mAh LiPo battery, depending on the model, can either be a 7.4 volts 2S battery or an 11.1 volts 3S battery. This RC Jeep will deliver exceptional performance; the body frame features a modern crawler chassis and solid axle design. It also has oil-filled shocks that allow for axle articulation.
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RC Jeep Wranglers
RC Jeep Wranglers are RC Jeeps that are specially designed to perform excellently on off-road terrains. They are like upgraded RC jeeps that can perform excellently as RC trucks and some RC cars. Let us look at some of the best RC Jeep Wranglers.
Axial RC Jeep Wrangler
This is one of the best high-end RC jeep wranglers you can purchase; it is a 1:10 scale RC jeep with a length of 24.5 inches, a width of 13.9 inches, a height of 12.7 inches, and weighs 4.6 pounds. The Axial RC Jeep Wrangler is recommended for people aged 14 years and older.
It features a 4-wheel drive with a locked axel and a non-slip clutch 35 Turn brushed motor. It has a special feature uncommon among RC vehicles; it has a universal battery holder for both LiPo and NiMH batteries. This RC Jeep Wrangler features details like side mirrors, LED light holders, door handles, rock rails, a radiator, and fenders.
It comes with a 2.4 GHz radio control transmitter and receiver, a full set of six LED lights, including four red lights and two white lights that work in place of the turn signals, headlamps, and rear tail lights. It works with both 6-cell NiMH batteries and two 3S LiPo battery packs.
Rastar Off-Road RC Jeep Wrangler
This RC Jeep Wrangler is available in two RC scale sizes, a 1:24 scale and a 1:14 scale. The latter is suitable for both children and adults while the former is perfect for children. The 1:14 scale Rastar RC Jeep Wrangler is 11.8 inches long, 5.1 inches high, and 5.3 inches wide. It is only available in red color.
The 1:24 scale Rastar RC Jeep Wrangler is 11.77 inches long, 5.87 inches wide, and 4.61 inches high. It is available in yellow color. It features a strong and scratch-resistant body made of non-toxic ABS plastic and a glossy exterior. It also features a 2.4 GHz radio control system.
The 1:14 scale model is extremely detailed; the doors can be manually opened, and the taillights and headlamps are completely functional. It has an exterior interior that features a rearview mirror, a steering wheel, and a realistic dashboard. It also comes with a 2.4 GHz radio control system with a control range of up to 98 feet.
RC Jeep Rock Crawlers
RC jeep rock crawlers are RC jeeps specially designed to function as rock crawlers; you can smoothly drive them up against rocks and other uneven terrains with difficulty.
Traxxas TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler
This is one of the best RC jeep rock crawlers you can purchase; it has a length of 23.07 inches, a height of 11.48 inches, and a weight of 7.43 pounds. The TRX-4 Crawler features a rugged and functional roll cage, tough fender flares, and the ESC is completely waterproof.
The TRX-4 Crawler has an adjustable wheelbase with 4 positions, 336 mm, 324 mm, 312mm, and 300mm. This RC Jeep rock crawler comes with a 2.4GHz 4-channel transmitter that works with the Traxxas Link.
If you have been caught in the web of deciding whether to purchase an RC car or an RC truck, you can settle for the balanced model, the RC Jeep. Moreover, if your preference is an RC jeep that performs as excellently as an RC truck, you can purchase either an RC jeep wrangler or an RC jeep rock crawler.
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