|It just looks freaking awesome!|
With my Traxxas Slash out of the picture ( I sold it.....just wasn't my style), I felt the need for some sort of off road vehicle. The RedCat Racing Tsunami seemed interesting. 1/8th scale but not so big like the Traxxas Slash.....and WAY more powerful. Here is my unboxing video:
My first impression is that this buggy is built like a tank. Heavy duty chassis components made from aluminum. Full bodied aluminum oil filled shocks, heavy duty roll cage design, and large tires make the buggy sit high and mighty.
The first run was on asphalt and grass. The grass is way too deep and needs thatching. Having a few days without rain has been challenging here in Atlanta, and cold temps. also have put RC fun on hold. Needless to say, the motor and ESC combo is more than competent and the buggy looks like it will be killer in the dirt. It does have a gyro for stability, but frankly with what I was doing, am not sure if it ever activated. 2WD is hard to run at these speeds, and thankfully I have had practice with my RJ Speed Sportsman on road car. I was unable to check it for jumps. I need another venue to run it, and will be scoping out suitable places when I have another day off.
I can't really sum up this buggy yet....it sort of doesn't fit a set "class" because it is 2WD, and is designed to me as more of a basher vehicle. Future posts will outline the durability of this beast, but for now I am happy with my purchase and hope to run it in a more "buggy appropriate" spot!