The Gen8 uses portal axles with 47º of steering to help the vehicle maneuver in tight spaces. The additional ground clearance offered by the portal axles allow the Gen8 to roll over obstacles, that might normally hang up other vehicles with traditional axles. The Gen8’s portal axles are outfitted with MOD1 gears for increased durability. Machined aluminum spools are used to ensure, that both, the left and right tires have equal pulling power. Aluminum Panhard bars are used to keep the portal axles from shifting side to side. This setup has proven to be a very effective combination, both on the trail, and on the rocks.
As mentioned above, the Gen8 chassis uses a divorced transfer case. There are several advantages to this setup, such as evenly distributing the weight of the drive train along the centerline of the vehicle, while allowing for a very low center of gravity. This is noticeable on the trail, when attacking aggressive slopes sideways. Another advantage is the ability to get the battery seated lower in the chassis. This too, keeps the center of gravity low, but it also creates room for a custom built cockpit. This is sure to be a huge selling point for the true-to-scale custom builders out there.
Custom builders will be excited to know they can purchase the Gen8 PACK and install a motor, speed controller, radio system, steering servo, battery, wheels, tires, and body of their choice; all of which are not included with the PACK. This is a great way for drivers to create custom rigs of their own, using the new Gen8 chassis as a base. For builders looking for customization ideas, there are already many performance parts available for the PACK and many more are sure to come.
Redcat understands that there are still those who would rather purchase an RTR kit, and personalize the vehicle slowly, at their own pace. The Redcat Racing Gen8 International® Scout II RTR vehicle will remain available for purchase. The RTR version includes the same chassis and is ready-to-run right out of the box. All that is needed to complete the Gen8 International® Scout II RTR vehicle are batteries and a charger. With these 2 product offerings, Redcat has effectively catered to the custom builder community, while still remaining loyal to the ready to run enthusiast.
The Gen8 was designed and developed by Redcat Racing in Phoenix, Arizona. This highly tested kit has already proven to be a contender and the Gen8 PACK includes the same tuning options found on the Gen8 International® Scout II RTR vehicle. Tuning options include: nine upper shock positions, threaded shock collars for quick suspension tuning, adjustable front toe angle, adjustable frame mounted bumpers to fine tune approach and departure angles, adjustable slipper clutch with lockout option, adjustable lower suspension link angle, and an adjustable wheelbase, from 312mm - 336mm.
The PACK’s adjustable wheelbase is a great way to tweak performance, as well as opening up possibilities for different body styles with varied wheelbase lengths. Now drivers can find a body they like and adjust the vehicle's wheelbase to fit that body, within reason of course.
Gen8 PACK: Fully Assembled
Chassis: 1.5mm Thick Steel C-Channel Frame Rails
Drive System: 4-Wheel-Drive, Front Mounted Motor (motor not included)
Transmission: Single Speed with Lockable Slipper Clutch
Transfer Case: Divorced, Centrally Mounted
Gear Ratio: 71.85:1 to 28.12:1 (9t-23t compatible)
Length: 571mm Stock (541-601mm Adjustable)
Wheelbase: 324mm Stock (312-336mm Adjustable)
Suspension: 4-Link Rear and 3-Link Front with Panhard Bar
Shocks: 95mm Adjustable Coilover Threaded Aluminum Body
Axles: Portal Axles with 6mm Solid Rear Axle Shafts and CVA Front Axle
Needed to complete:
Electronic Speed Control (ESC)
Radio Transmitter & Receiver
High Torque Steering Servo
Wheels & Tires
Battery & Charger