1:8 EP Crawler CR1.8 "BronX" BLUE RTR

Item no.:  13005
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According to Wikipedia, in the West of the USA, especially in the 19th century, a wild horse was also called BRONCO. This also fits quite well to this vehicle because you can get ready for a wild ride. 
The ABSIMA "BronX" is a high-end "Ready-to-Run" crawler in 1:8 scale which is based on the successful ABSIMA CR3.4 chassis. All the features that made its smaller brothers in 1/10th scale (Sherpa, Khamba) so successful have been adopted. Due to the 1:8 chassis, even more extreme maneuvers are possible and due to the size of the body, details could be emphasized even better, which give the vehicle a beautiful driving image. 
  • Programmable 80A Hobbywing speed controller
  • 2-speed transmission
  • Locking front & rear differentials (independently) 
  • Lightning front/rear
  • Portal axes
  • 20kg Steering servo with metal gear
  • 2-3S* LiPo suitable (Note the dimension of the battery box)
  • +30km/h (in 3S mode)
In addition, there is an 80A speed controller from Hobbywing which is fully programmable (optional program box 2110060). In combination with the larger and more powerful 775 motor, the vehicle reaches a top speed of over 30km/h in 3S LiPo operation. Thus, not only the obstacle, but also the way there is the goal.
A realistically designed 5mm CNC machined aluminum frame with a heavy-duty aluminum 4-link suspension system.
Oil-filled shock absorbers with 5mm piston rods provide a silky smooth and realistic response.
Portal axles not only offer a greater distance from the differential housing to the ground than conventional axles, but they also have another positive feature. In conventional crawlers, torque applies so much force that the vehicle jumps over the obstacle. The design of portal axles reduces the gear ratio at the wheels and virtually eliminates torque shocks from the drive. The overall reduction ratio of the axle drive is more than double that of non-portal designs to ensure smooth running.
A unique hydraulic steering shock absorber design combined with a 20kg (actuating force) digital and waterproof steering servo with aluminum servo arm allow a steering angle of up to 43.
3* 0.9kg mini servos for the 2-speed transmission and the differential locks/unlocks are already installed. All servos are waterproof 
The BronX Crawler has a 2-speed manual transmission that lets you overcome difficult terrain and get to the next obstacle quickly. Simply press a button on the remote control and switch from the standard 1/37.1 (low speed) to 1/15.1 (high speed) gear ratio.
Lock and unlock the front and rear differentials independently for maximum performance on the track - all controlled remotely with your radio and 2 built-in mini servos. 
Leave the differential unlocked for smooth handling at high-speed. On technically challenging trails, you can lock the front differential, the rear differential, or even both to handle extreme terrain.
An aluminum motor mount and adjustable slipper clutch provide extra protection in extreme conditions. 
 Hardened steel differential gears and drive parts - designed for high loads.
The drive concept - powered by HOBBYWING - includes an 80A (440A peak) waterproof speed controller and a 775 motor
With an optionally available program box, 15 different parameters can be set:
Run. Mode / Bat. Type / Initial Start Force / Max. Forward / Max. Reverse / Max Brake / Drag Brake / Drag Brake Rate / Neutral Range / Punch / PWM Frequency / BEC V / Freewheeling
The battery box has the dimension of approx. (L/W/H) 160x48x25mm and is thus designed for 2S or flat 3S LiPo batteries which also corresponds to our recommendation.

In 3S LiPo battery operation +30km/h can be reached! Thus, this crawler is probably the fastest off-road vehicle of its kind.
ATTENTION: The speed controller is also "4S LiPo" capable which we absolutely do not recommend! The vehicle (gearbox, axles...) is exposed to extreme force transmission in 4S operation. Also, the handling of the crawler deteriorates with increasing speed which can lead to accidents and costly damage (no warranty claim). 
The 6-channel 2.4 GHz radio system gives you total control over your vehicle - whether it's the light unit, 2-speed transmission, differential locks or setting the top speed
Head lights
Turn signals (for steering movements)
Daytime running light
Hazard warning lights (front and rear)
Brake light
Light bar on the roof
Stylish 2.2-inch wheels.
Super soft tires with realistic sidewall flex for maximum traction on any rock.
12mm aluminum standard hubs fit all standard crawler wheels (Note: portal axles!).
Rocksliders and molded inner fenders protect the chassis from dirt and damage.
1.2mm PC "flip-top" body with magnetic and screw mount
Complete interior
Tow hook (front)
Rear view mirror
Full size spare wheel 
Roof rack
Door handles
Length: 668mm
Width: 295mm
Height: 285mm
Ground clearance: 95mm
Wheelbase: 380mm
Weight: 4430g
Approach angle: 50
Departure angle: 55
Steering angle: 43
Wheels: 2.2" Wheels with 12mm Hex-Hub  
Tires: 50x135mm including foam inlay
Shock absorber length: 100mm
Viscosity shock absorber oil: 500cps
Transmission ratio: 2-speed (Hi 1/15.1 / Lo 1/37.1), remote controlled 
Gears: Modul 0.8/32dp - Pinion 16Z / Main gear 44T
Drive system: 4WD 
Speed controller (ESC): Hobbywing 80A brushed/waterproof with T-plug, programmable, BEC 6V@4A, 2S-3S* LiPo suitable
Motor: 775 "high torque" brushed motor
Steering Servo: 20kg metal gear, digital & waterproof  
Mini Servos: 0,9kg, waterproof
Radio System: 6-channel 2.4GHz radio (4.8 - 12.0V LiPo-suitable) 
Absima CR1.8 BronX RTR 
6-channel 2.4GHz radio system
Sticker sheet
Cross wrench and allen keys 
Manual (DE/EN/FR)
The CR1.8 BRONCO accepts a wide range of LiPo batteries and chargers which depend on the type of battery
4x AA mignon cells are required for the radio
Optional program box for setting the parameters of the speed controller
(optional program box - item no. 2110060)
Due to further developments, the vehicle may be delivered with deviations/upgrades. Technical changes and errors excepted..
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A beautiful Beast!
Review from 11.08.2023|Purchase not verified
This thing is beautiful!

I took the BronX up for it's first outing to my local crawling/trailing spot and drove it around for hours.
It's way more capable than I thought it would be and it just looks so epic crawling around in the woods.
I am going to add some low down weight but I would not say it was needed but nice to have.

This thing is A BEAST!

I will be back in 6 months with a follow up review on my channel THE RC DADDY (CHECK OUT THE VIDEO REVIEW UP NOW)
If I have done any mods or had any problems I will focus on that in the up coming video.

For now though? I LOVE IT!
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