Unboxed: Redcat Ascent-18 [Video]

Unboxed: Redcat Ascent-18 [Video]

They got me hook, line, and sinker. Redcat had me at the announcement of their new 1/18-scale R/C crawler, the Ascent-18. Then, they had me at the color choices and the chassis design. Then they dropped the special $99.99 introductory price (through May 1, 2024), and…that was all it took. Less than a week later, a new radio-controlled rig was on my doorstep, ready to be unpacked.

If you’re in the market for a low-cost and compact R/C crawler, take a moment to watch my tabletop overview of the Ascent-18:

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, but for a limited time (through May 1, 2024) you can pick up one of these tiny trucks for only $99.99 through Redcat’s launch special. Visit redcatracing.com to learn more about this 1/18-scale R/C crawler.