Check out these CAD drawings of the new Rampage XR 1/5 Gas Rally Car and the Rampage XR EP PRO Brushless Electric Rally Car. As you can see, they share most of their components with the popular Chimera and add rally style front and rear bumpers, front, rear and side body mounts and the XR even has a custom exhaust with trick looking dual tips
Arjay emailed me a few days ago wondering if he could mount DuneRunner / TT wheels on his Rampage XT.
I've always been a fan of these wheels since I go my first Rampage TT back in 2008 so thought it'd look cool if a slapped a set on my Chimera EP Pro.
As you can see from the pictures, these wheels do fit on the Chimera but the wheel nuts will only thread about half way on so you'll want to use some threadloc to make sure they do not fall off
For the XT and XB, you have to swap out your front and rear axles as well as the hubs to the Chimera units, then you'll be able to install the wheels. Here's a quick parts list:
1 x 07427 Wheel Mount Set (4)
1 x 07409 Rear Axles (2)
1 x 07428 Universal Drive Joint (2)
Redcat Racing just released this video of the new Rampage XR Rally that is scheduled to be release this summer. Information on the new rally car is still limited but my understanding is it will be mainly based on the X series platform.
I'll be posting more information on the right here on the blog and on the Rampage XR page as it becomes available
Isaac just sent me a few more nice pics of his DuneRunner sporting a chrome JetPro rear mount pipe. Looks great Isaac!
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:
Isaac Gonzales from Texas just emailed me these pics of his nicely modified DuneRunner. Isaac has added
Your DuneRunner looks awesome Isaac! Thanks for sharing.
Check out these pictures that Brett emailed me of his Rampage XBE (with a truck conversion) beside his 1/8 Terremoto. The Terremoto is a big truck but looks pretty small next to the Rampage...
Here's a good view of both trucks. I like the flowing shape of the Terremoto's body
Those Trenchers are almost as tall as the Rampage XT tires
This shot shows how much longer the Rampage is compared to the Terremoto
Check out these pics of Phyllis's Chimera SR featuring a few nice aluminum hop-ups:
This picture shows the aluminum roll cage and aluminum air filter
If you look closely you can see the aluminum front upper suspension arms and aluminum rear lower arms
Check out these pictures of Brett's shiny new XTE! Brett ordered an XBE from me along with all of the parts to convert his buggy into a truck and it looks great!
Brett's XTE sporting a 50912 Rampage MT Body
Brett also added some LED lights. You can see the base of his RC stand in this picture too
Here's a good shot comparing the size of Brett's XTE next to his 1/10 Traxxas Slash
Brett's XTE looks as if it came from the factory like this...nice
Here you can see how Brett added XT wheels, front bumper and body posts to his XBE to get the XTE look
Redcat Racing has created a cool new video containing all of the Rampage models. Check it below:
The video features the following Rampages:
Redcat posted a few action shots of the new Chimera EP Pro 1/5 Brushless Sand Rail recently. Check them out and let me know what you think.
Shawna and Jason sent me a few pics of their new Rampage MT V3 sporting a Jetpro Pipe and 50913 Blue Body.
Your MT looks amazing Jason and Shawn - I wonder how long the MT will stay this clean?
Jorge just emailed me this picture of his Rampage XT sporting a ProLine Desert Rat body, Desperado Wheels, Bow-tie tires and more. Looks awesome Jorge!
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:
When you are ready to upgrade the engine in your Rampage, be sure to support the awesome folks over at OBR
I subscribed to Dan Vail's YouTube Channel a little while ago after he sent me a link to one of his Rampage XSC videos but just noticed now that he also uploaded some vids of his Rampage MT and even a Rampage Rally. I've posted a couple of his videos below but be sure to drop by his channel and subscribe. Keep the videos coming Dany.
Rampage XSC vs 1/10 Short Course
Rampage MT with DDM Tuned Pipe
Rampage Rally Drift Action
I'm always looking for more Rampage Pictures and Videos to post on the site so if you have any that you'd like to share, email them to me and I'll post them for all to see.
Izzy sent me these pictures of his XBE a while back and I've finally had time to post then up for everyone to see. Izzy's Rampage is sporting a Leopard 910kv motor, 2 x 4s Lipos a Mamba XL2 ESC and "conservative gearing". Check out the GPS reading 61.7 mph!
Nice looking XBE Izzy...keep the pictures coming.
Want to see your Rampage on RampageShop.com? Email me your pics and I'll post them here for all to see.
Dany recently emailed me these pictures and videos of his Rampage XSC sporting a 29cc Zenoah and CPI Racing pipe that he picked up from me. Looks and sounds awesome Dany!
Katie Hatch picked up this Rampage MT PRO and JetPro Raw Pipe from me recently and just sent me these pics. Looks awesome Katie, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your Rampages!
My four year old son asked me to leave my new Chimera SR in his bedroom for the night so he could "look at it". This is what I found in the morning!
The Rampage MT PRO comes fully upgraded right from the factory and includes virtually every aluminum hop-up available already installed. Check out all the Rampage MT PRO pictures and info below.
Rampage MT PRO Comes fully assembled with all available aluminum hop-ups
I was over on the Rampage Forum this morning and came across these awesome pictures posted by Wicked of his Rampage XB and FG. They both look so good I thought I'd share them with you
Wicked says his XB is stock other than the CPI pipe and outerwears but in the forum thread he talks about adding some 7075rc parts. Click here to check out the forum thread
Greg Whyte just emailed me some pics of his nice looking Rampage XT PRO with ProLine Trenchers, Aluminum Roll Cage, Shock Towers, Front and Rear Hubs and more. Looking good Greg!
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.
Greg Whyte sent me these pictues of his super clean Rampage MT and Rampage XT trucks. For all you guys that are wondering what truck to get, these pics will help you see the size difference between them.
Thanks for the pics Greg
I was trolling the net and stumbled across this picture of a 1/5 Scale Desert Buggy / Sand Rail. It looks like a cross between a Rampage XB and a Mirage 1/8 Desert Buggy. I don't know anything about this buggy at the moment but I sure hope it finds it's way into Redcat Racing's product line!