I'm often asked the difference between the Rampage MT and the Rampage XT. I've been wanting to make a video for some time now but Redcat Racing has beat me to it (and done a better job of it than I would have) so I thought I'd share it with you. Skip ahead to the 3:00 minute mark to start seeing 1/5 scale:
Here's a quick video on how to install a kill switch in your Rampage. This video shows installation into a Chimera SR but the same procedure applies to all the other gas powered Rampages
Oneil Brother's Racing recently posted this video on their YouTube Channel and it is one of the best I've seen in a long time.
Check this video out to learn what your Rampage stock needle settings are, how to correctly break-in your engine and how to tune your carb.
The tips in this video work equally well on your stock Rampage or if you pick up an OBR Engine from Rampage Shop
If you are thinking about taking the leap to 1/5 scale gas R/C, the latest in a series of videos by Redcat Racing introduces you to some of the basics of large scale. I'll post more of this series as they become available.
This video also shows just how large a Dune Runner 1/5 scale is when compared to a 1/10 Nitro Volcano trucks.
Horizon Hobby posted this YouTube video on how to start and break-in their Losi 5ive-T but the info on this video also applies to your Redcat Rampage.
Unboxing and Set-up - Losi 5ive-T
Break-In and Preparation - Losi 5ive-T
After Run Maintenance - Losi 5ive-T
Check out these other tuning and trouble shooting videos and blog posts for more tuning tips for your Redcat Rampage:
I just stumbled across these YouTube videos by poopdogsays on "Large Scale RC Carb Tuning" These are among the best videos I've found on tuning a Redcat Rampage or any other large scale RC...thanks to poopdogsays for creating these great videos.
Large Scale Carb Tuning Part 1
Large Scale Carb Tuning Part 2
How to Check for Spark in Your Large Scale RC
Be sure to check out poopdogsays' YouTube Channel for more great RC vids.
I've had a few people ask me how to install the 710006 Aluminum Rear Hubs on their Rampage X series. These aluminum rear hubs only have one upper "tab" instead of the two tabs that the stock plastic ones have so some guys have wondered if this is a mistake. My guess is that the factory decided that one upper mounting point is sufficient for the aluminum part and to this point, I haven't heard of anyone having any problems with them.
Hope it helps.
Special thanks goes out to Mark Bigelow for providing the picture...
Wondering how to correctly calculate a 25:1 fuel oil mixture for your Rampage? Check out these Apps I just found on the iTunes App Store (damn, why didn't I think of creating these apps!)
Pre-Mix Gas Oil Ratio App. Cost $0.99 at the App Store
Gas Oil Mixture Ratio. Cost $0.99 at the App Store
Premix Calculator FREE at the App Store
If you are not an iPhone / Mac person, you can also check out this free calculator for your computer.
If you are filling a 5 US Gallon gas can with fuel, you can simply add 25.6 ounces or 3 1/4 cups of oil to the can to get a 25:1 mix ratio...don't use your wife's fancy measuring cups from the kitchen though!
If you have any tips or advice on mixing fuel for the Redcat Rampage or other 1/5 scale RC's, please leave a comment below and let everyone know about it.
Hope it helps.
Hey guys I've been wanting to create a video series on starting and tuning your Redcat Rampage but haven't had the time so thought I'd post these videos for you. The first one is from HPI, the 2nd is FG. I think they are both quite good.
If you know of other good tuning, starting etc. vids, feel free to email me the link and I'll post them here as well.
Redcat recently made a change to the diameter on the X Series Rampage (XB, XBE, XT, XSC) axles and I've been getting a lot of emails asking for more info.
Hopefully this helps clarify the change for you.