RC4WD has added to their Gelande II line with the introduction of three new models. The first machine in the rollout is their Gelande II RTR “BlackJack”. Featuring a body that’s reminiscent of an old-school Ford Bronco, this trail rig packs in plenty of scale detail, while staying true to its roots.
Based on an aluminum ladder-frame chassis, the Gelande II BlackJack features a four-link suspension design, internal-spring shocks, and Yota II cast front and rear axles. All of these internal components are the buildup to the showcase of this model, the body.
Keeping in-line with the original Gelande II, the BlackJack brings massive amounts of scale details, despite the vehicle’s small size. Clear windows and a completely-detailed interior set this rig apart from other small-scale R/C crawlers and give fans of ultra-realistic trail trucks something to admire.
Chrome accent pieces set off the forest green color of the body while adding to the scale realism of this truck. While it’s not an officially licensed Ford body, it does carry strong Bronco DNA.
Bringing the overall look of this truck full-circle are the wheels. Stamped steel 1″ beadlock wheels (chrome finish) provide another glistening visual on this already impressive machine.
RC4WD Gelande II Specs:
- Wheelbase: 130.71mm (5.15″)
- Width: 108.19mm (4.26″)
- Height: 112.36mm (4.42″)
- Ground Clearance: 26.43mm (1.04″)=
- Final Drive Ratio: 112 : 1
- Weight: 1.87lbs / 0.85kg
- Total Gear Ratio: 5.5 : 1
- Pinion Gear: 55P 10T
- Gear Material: Hardened Brass and Steel
- Transmission Case Material: Plastic Injection Molded
- Axle Gear Ratio: 2.55 : 1
- Axle Width at Hex : 92mm
- Axle Case Material: Zinc Alloy
- Shocks: 40mm, Internal-spring (not to be oil-filled)
Priced at $229.99, the RC4WD Gelande II “BlackJack” is available for purchase online. Learn more about this model at rc4wd.com.
Image credit: RC4WD