What’s The Fastest RC Truck? How Fast Do RC Trucks Go?

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Different people have different preferences; some people like their RC vehicle slow and low, while others prefer theirs fast and high. Many RC cars and trucks are designed to be very fast, but the speed varies. Children and adults should operate RC trucks constantly; they would become better and drive faster with practice.

The fastest RC truck is the Traxxas X-Maxx 4X4 Data. Other fast RC trucks are Nuoke RC Car Remote Control Truck 1:16 Scale Brushless and the Laegendary Off-Road Monster Truck Electric. The average speed of RC trucks is between 20 to 35 mph; the fastest RC trucks can reach between 40 to 60 mph.

Another feature that makes a great RC truck besides speed is having the ability to move through different terrains with ease. They must have long-travel absorbers, high ground suspension, and other essential features.

What Is The Fastest RC Truck?

There are many fast RC trucks, and most of these trucks can reach a top speed of 50 mph. When you talk about the fastest RC vehicles (cars and trucks), Traxxas is the leading company that produces the fastest. Traxxas produces about 50 percent of the fastest RC cars and trucks.

Traxxas X-Maxx 4X4 Data

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The Traxxas X-Maxx 4X4 Data has a length of 30.67 inches, a ground clearance of 4 inches, a height of 13.79 inches, a front track of 22.26 inches, a rear track of 20.66 inches, and a weight of 19.1 pounds. It has Velineon VXL-8s speed control, Single-speed transmission, Velineon 1200XL motor, and the chassis is manufactured from composite nylon tubing.

It has an electronic brake, a Shaft-Driven 4WD drive system, Bellcrank steering, and Traxxas 6.5mm Bullet Connectors. It has a maximum input voltage of 33.6 volts (8s LiPo), Traxxas High-Current battery connectors, and uses a 10-gauge Maxx cable as its power wire. This RC truck has a top speed of 50 mph.

The Traxxas X-Maxx 4X4 Data has an inbuilt cooling fan, machined heat sinks, real-time telemetry, LED status lights, integrated protection circuits, 5mm output shaft, Big Block brushless motor, aluminum slip-on heat, and dual motor cooling fans. It also has adjustable steering, throttle percentage, throttle endpoints, throttle sensitivity, BEC voltage, and Motor Temperature Sensors.

Now let’s look at some other fast RC trucks.

Laegendary Off-Road Monster Truck Electric

There are six models in the Laegendary Off-Road Monster Truck Electric series. These vehicles have different scales, so they have different top speeds. The models are 1:10 scale brushless, 1:10 scale, 1:10 scale crawler, 1:16 scale brushed, 1:16 scale brushless, and 1:20 scale.

All Laegendary Off-Road Monster Truck Electric models are water-resistant, have LED lights, and have replacement parts.

1:10 Scale Brushless

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The 1:10 scale brushless RC truck comes in blue and yellow. It has a brushless motor engine and a total run time of 30 minutes. The truck has a 50A ESC, a servo torque of 3 KG, a top speed of 40 mph, and is powered by a LiPo 7.4 volts 5200 mAh battery.

1:10 Scale Brushed

The 1:10 scale RC truck comes in red and orange, has two brushed motor engines, a 60A ESC, and a servo torque of 2.2 KG. This truck has a top speed of 30 mph, a total run time of 40 minutes, and is powered by two LiPo 7.4 volt 1600 mAh batteries.

1:10 Scale Crawler

The 1:10 scale crawler RC truck has a brushed motor engine, comes in orange and red, has a top speed of 6 mph, and a total run time of 35 minutes. It is powered by a NiMH 7.2 volts 1800 mAh battery, has a servo torque of 3 KG, and a 60A ESC.

1:16 Scale Brushed

The 1:16 brushed RC truck has a top speed of 22 mph, a total run time of 40 minutes, and is powered by two LiPo 7.4 volt 1000 mAh batteries. This RC truck comes in black and yellow, has a 1.8 KG servo torque, a 40A ESC, and a brushed motor engine.

1:16 Scale Brushless

The 1:16 scale brushless RC truck is powered by a brushless motor engine, and it comes in yellow and black. It has a 40A ESC, a top speed of 37 mph, and a total run time of 40 minutes. The 1:16 scale brushless RC truck is powered by two LiPo 7.4 volt 1000 mAh batteries.

1:20 Scale Brushed

The last model of the Laegendary Off-Road Monster Truck Electric is the 1:20 scale brushed RC truck. It has a brushed motor engine, a top speed of 18 mph, and a total run time of 40 minutes. This model is powered by two LiPo 7.4 volt 500 mAh batteries, has a 40A ESC and 2.2 KG servo torque.

You will notice that the speed of each model is greater when the model has a smaller scale, and the fastest models are the ones with brushless engines.

How Fast Do RC Trucks Go?

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All RC vehicles have two speeds, the actual speed, and the scale speed. What is listed as the speed of most RC cars and trucks is the scale, not the actual speed. The actual speed of an RC truck is the normal speed of the truck, and it is how fast the truck can move.

The scale speed of an RC truck is the speed the truck can go in relation to its size. The scale of an RC truck is the size, so if a truck of 1:8 scale has a scale speed of 110 mph, the actual top speed is between 13 to 14 mph.

The scale speed is not the primary determinant of the actual speed of an RC truck; the scale is. Two RC trucks can have a scale speed of 110 mph but with different actual speeds because they have different scales. The smaller the scale, the higher the actual speed.

Like we mentioned earlier, the average speed of RC trucks is between 20 and 35 mph. The parts of the RC truck play an essential role in its top speed, the motor, the weight, the battery, and the tires.

Are Brushless RC Motors Faster?

There are two types of motors that power electric RC vehicles, brushed motors, and brushless motors. Brushless motors are designed to last longer than brushed motors, and they require less maintenance. Brushless motors can power your RC car for up to six years without developing any faults.

Brushless RC motors are faster than brushed RC motors, have a longer run time, and are more efficient than brushed motors. The major disadvantage of brushless RC motors is that they are expensive.

What’s The Fastest Nitro RC Truck?

Electric RC vehicles are the most popular RC vehicles. They are fast, sturdy, and durable. Many people are oblivious to nitro RC vehicles. Although electric RC trucks are listed as the fastest RC trucks, nitro RC trucks have a higher top speed.

Traxxas Nitro Rustler

The Traxxas Nitro Rustler is the fastest nitro RC truck, and it has a top speed of 50 mph. The dry weight of this RC truck is 4.4 pounds. It has a planetary gear differential type and a 32-pitch gear pitch.

This truck has rubber-sealed ball bearings, a tuned pipe exhaust system, and adjustable and easy-to-change gear ratios. Some of the downsides to this RC truck is that the electric parts are not waterproof, and the off/on switch is exposed to dirt.

Final Thoughts

If you are an RC vehicle enthusiast, every RC vehicle you purchase should be the best; you would not be bothered about the price because you know the benefits you would enjoy. If you are all about speed, you should consider any Traxxas models with a brushless motor.

By Shawn Manaher

Shawn Manaher loves to play with new toys and dive into new hobbies. As a serial entrepreneur, work definitely comes first but there is always room for hobbies.