Small-scale trail fanatics now have more vehicle options to choose from than ever, thanks to the folks at RC4WD. Adding to their Gelande II line, three new models have been added, including a Jeep Wrangler clone, the Black Rock. This 1/18-scale trail machine utilizes the same under-the-body components as the original Gelande II but features a fresh, new body and bumper setup.
Working our way from the inside out, the RC4WD Gelande II “Black Rock” features a ladder-frame chassis design and four-link suspension setup, just like you’d find on larger (1/10 and up) R/C rock crawlers. A micro electric motor and 7.4V, 850mah 2S LiPo battery provide the power for this trail truck, while RC4WD Rock Crusher tires give it the grip needed to move over obstacles and tame the trail.
On the visual side, this vehicle has a look that’s similar to that of the Jeep Wrangler, however, the body isn’t a licensed replica. Even without the official nameplates, Jeep fans should enjoy the attention to detail that has gone into the Black Rock body, including items such as windshield wipers, door handles, and side mirrors.
Clear headliight and fog light lenses add to the ultra-realistic vibe that this truck gives off. In all, it appears like a solid, ready-to-run package for fans of off-road trail driving.
RC4WD Gelande II “Black Rock” Specs:
- Wheelbase: 130.71mm (5.15″)
- Width: 108.19mm (4.26″)
- Height: 110.57mm (4.35″)
- Ground Clearance: 26.08mm (1.03″)
- Final Drive Ratio: 112 : 1
- Weight: 1.87lbs / 0.85kg
- Transmission Total Gear Ratio: 5.5 : 1
- Transmission Pinion Gear: 55P 10T
- Transmission 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
Priced at $229.99, the RC4WD Gelande II “Black Rock” is available for purchase online. Learn more about this model at rc4wd.com.
Image credit: RC4WD