According to Vaterra, their new 1/18 scale SlickRock RC rock crawler is the most authentic crawling experience of its size. Its innovative combination of suspension, steering and drivetrain features set it apart from just about everything else in its class. Some features include a full time 4wd drivetrain with front, center and rear metal lockers, a multi-link suspension system with tons of articulation, officially licensed Interco Super Swamper rock crawling tires, and waterproof electronics throughout! Electronics include a 2.4Ghz Spektrum DX2E radio system, Dynamite ESC and Tazer 380 brushed motor.
Multi-Link Suspension and Full-Time 4WD
The amazing articulation of multi-link suspension makes it possible to tackle ridiculously uneven terrain while keeping all four tires firmly planted on the ground.
Oversize Steering Servo
Unlike many 1/18-scale rock crawlers that use mini steering servos, this one comes with a waterproof servo big enough for 1/10-scale vehicles that delivers more torque for negotiating hostile terrain. The servo’s short-case design keeps it clear of the roll cage at any suspension angle. The bigger servo also puts extra weight on the front axle for better traction.
Metal Front, Center and Rear Lockers
The metal lockers – an aftermarket option on most rock crawlers this size – won’t strip under heavy loads.
Licensed 1.9 Interco Super Swamper Tires
The realistic drivetrain and suspension are complemented by officially licensed, 1.9-inch Interco TSL SX Super Swamper tires. As with the full-scale versions, their tread pattern and compound provide excellent grip at almost any angle.
The waterproof receiver, speed control and steering servo make it possible to brave environments and conditions that would put other mini rock crawlers out of commission.
Optional LED Light Kit Available
The rigid light bar that comes on the vehicle can be outfitted with optional LEDs for running at night.
Vaterra SlickRock Features
- Multi-link suspension with long-travel shocks
- Full-time 4WD
- Waterproof electronics
- Potent Dynamite power system
- Dynamite Tazer 380 motor
- Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system with batteries
- Oversize 1/10-scale servo for extra steering torque
- Licensed 1.9-inch Interco Super Swamper Tires
- Centrally-mounted transmission with metal locker
- Scale rock crawler cage
- Durable drive line with metal diff lockers
- Includes Dynamite 7.2V 1100mAh Ni-MH battery
- Includes Dynamite 2.0A Ni-MH AC peak charger
Vaterra SlickRock Specs
- Length: 12 in (30.5cm)
- Width: 7 in (17.8cm)
- Wheelbase: 8.5 in (21.6cm)
- Release Date: Early December
- Part: VTR01003
- Price: $250
Vaterra SlickRock Pictures