Redcat Ascent-18: Rock-solid Right Out of the Box [Video]

Redcat Ascent-18: Rock-solid Right Out of the Box [Video]

How good is the Redcat Ascent-18 right out of the box? If you ask me, it’s very good. While it could use a little front-end weight and some lower gearing, this 1/18-scale crawler is hard to beat, both on price and performance. I wasted little time taking my little red truck from the review table to my front yard “test course” and it performed wonderfully.

If you’ve been on the fence about the Ascent-18, or are interested in getting into the small-scale crawler scene, here’s some crawling footage to give you a feel for the performance of this little rig:

Redcat Ascent-18 Specs:

  • Scale: 1/18
  • Engine / Motor: RC180 Brushed Motor
  • Transmission: Forward & Reverse
  • Drive System: 4 Wheel Drive
  • Length: 218mm
  • Width: 130mm
  • Height: 114mm
  • Servo Type: 4kg Metal Gear Waterproof Servo
  • Wheelbase: 155mm
  • Ground Clearance: 42mm
  • Chassis Type: 2mm Flat Rail Aluminum
  • Wheel Width: 15mm
  • Wheel Diameter: 25.5mm
  • Suspension: Aluminum Capped Oil Filled Shocks
  • Speed Control Type: 2-in-1 Brushed ESC/Receiver
  • Radio System: 2.4GHz Radio System
  • Battery: 7.4v 750mAh LiPo with USB Charger Included

The Ascent-18 is priced at $119.99 and is available through Redcat and its dealers. Visit to learn more about this 1/18-scale R/C crawler.