If I had to name one type of radio-controlled vehicle that had a lock on the “fun department”, it would be the monster truck. While a majority of the machines on the market aren’t super “scale” in appearance, what they lack in exterior details, they make up for in raw power and durability. There isn’t much you can’t do with a R/C monster truck. Jump it, race it, bash it, they do it all (and quite well, might I add). When you want to bring that “drive anywhere/do anything” attitude on the road with you, packing up a 1/10-scale or larger truck may be a bit of a burden. Thankfully, there are a number of options for smaller-scale micro monsters.
One of the newest small-scale monster trucks is the GT24T from Carisma. This vehicle is a 1/24-scale, micro monster truck that is available in a ready-to-run (RTR) configuration. Carisma is no stranger to the world of micro and mini radio-controlled cars and trucks. Their GT24 lineup includes a rally car, truggy, buggy, and now a monster truck. Each individual machine is equipped with some impressive features, and the GT24T is no exception.
Powered by a 8000KV brushless motor, the GT24T isn’t lacking for “get up and go”. Rubber tires provide the grip needed to launch off of jumps and overcome obstacles, no matter what environment you are in. A 3.7V, 500mAH, 1S LiPo battery is the fuel source for this small-scale basher, which is another pleasant surprise, given the “micro” label on this truck.
Rounding out the electronics aspect, a 2.4GHz radio system (with CTX8000 transmitter) controls this mini machine, eliminating worry of interference. Other features include friction shocks, a quick and responsive steering servo, and USB charger. From the office to the parking lot, this is a compact R/C truck that can provide you with hours of entertainment.
- Scale: 1/24
- Height: 64mm
- Length: 180mm
- Wheel Base: 119mm
- Two or Four-wheel Drive: Four-wheel Drive
- Motor/Engine: Brushless Motor (8000KV)
- Friction Shocks
- Rubber Tires
- Screen Printed Body
- 6 pcs per carton 2 assortment ( 3 x Red_Blue ones and 3 x Yellow_Black Ones)
- 2.4G Radios ( NEW CTX8000 ), *Note: Japan and Korea will remain CTX2710
- Fast Servo
- Full Ball bearing
- Plastic Gear differentials
- USB Charger
- 1S LIPO 3.7V 500MAH
- 4 x AA Battery included
- Small Philips Head Screw Driver included
- Spare Pinion Gears and Spur Gears Included
While some small-scale radio-controlled machines don’t offer much in the way of upgrades and hop-ups, the GT24T has a few option parts available, such as a 12000KV motor and a 2S LiPo battery.
Priced at $109.99, this is a nice addition to an already robust lineup of micro, 1/24 scale R/C machines. Learn more about the GT24T RTR Micro Monster Truck at carisma-shop.com.
Meet Carisma’s GT24 lineup:
- GT24T 1/24 Micro Monster Truck
- GT24TR 1/24 Micro Truggy
- GT24R 1/24 Micro Rally Car
- GT24B 1/24 Micro Buggy
Image credit: Carisma