FTX Sidewinder 1/8th Brushed RTR Buggy FTX5548

Brand: FTX
Part Number: FTX5548
RRP: £189.99. Save £30.99
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Take to the dunes with the awesome FTX sidewinder 2wd 1/8th Single seat buggy. Inspired by the full size vehicles that blast through the deserts of California, the FTX Sidewinder provides you with a mix of scale looks and modern r/c technology to create a package that not only looks great but also performs like it looks.

The monocoque aluminium chassis is the solid foundation for the wide track double wishbone long travel suspension to operate from, with each corner being handled by CNC machined aluminium oil filled shock absorbers.

Unlike other similar models on the market, the FTX Sidewinder features a mid-motor transmission design where the motor is not hanging off the back of the vehicle but is housed more centrally and out of view. This provides more balanced handling on most medium to high traction surfaces and seriously adds to the scale appearance with no motor placement interrupting the roll cage when viewed from the rear.

The ball raced, sealed gearbox features heavy-duty aluminium gears and adjustable oil filled geared differential. An adjustable slipper helps provide protection for the transmission and acceleration tuning.

Scale beadloc style wheels are standard front and rear making a change to the optional Sand Paddle tyres a simple process should you wish to hit the dunes.

Once you are out in the field enjoying your Sidewinder you don’t even have to loose much time on battery changes, with the bottom loading battery hatch letting you switch to a fresh pack in seconds, hassle free.

Fast, agile 2wd semi-scale single seat off road…just how it should be!

Features:

  • Factory Assembled Ready-To-Run
  • 2wd Mid-Motor Off Road Chassis Design
  • 2Etronix 2.4GHz steerwheel RC system
  • 6kg Heavy Duty Steering Servo
  • LiPO Battery & Charger
  • Splashproof Brushed Speed Control
  • Splashproof Receiver
  • Adjustable Aluminium Oil Filled Shocks
  • Adjustable Camber, Toe-In, Shock Position
  • Aluminium Frame and Moulded Box section Chassis
  • Ball Bearings
  • Bottom loading battery hatch – no need to remove body
  • Adjustable Turnbuckles

Technical Data:

  • Length: 490mm
  • Width: 310mm
  • Height: 158mm
  • Wheelbase: 345mm
  • Wheel Diameter: 73mm
  • Tyre Diameter: 110mm
  • Tyre Width: 42mm (Fr), 52mm (Rr)
  • Gear Ratio: 1:11.17

AA batteries (not supplied) required to operate.

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4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars (2 Ratings)

An alright kit for the money but a pain to work on due to the cage.

3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars  Posted on 4th May

What a car for the money! I done a quick review of it on Bearded RC and it is a phenomenal! The speed of it is quicker than a VXL brushless 2WD Slash on 2S! Now thats impressive! Needs a new servo, but thats to be expected considering the bashing it has already took! :D

5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars  Posted on 2nd Apr
Manufacturer: FTX
Part Number: FTX5548
Motor Type: Brushed
Drive: 2WD
Surface Type: Off-Road
Assembly Type: Assembled (RTR)
Scale: 1:8
Vehicle: Buggy
Skill Level: Skill Level 2   What's This?