So, we’ve been eyeing up the multi axel Cross RC models for ages, but like most people have been wandering if the quality is good enough…
A little while ago we bought one of their trailers to see what the quality is like.
We liked the way it went together, for the most part the fit and finish was perfectly acceptable, no worse than a lot of kits.
So we decided to get an MC8, might as well go all in right?.. This week it arrived, woo…
Now, when we build a kit we tend to build it up pretty much as manufacturer intended, run it, see what need changing and do upgrades bit by bit until we’re happy.
Surprisingly some of the bits were already assembled, you can see on the axles the general quality is pretty good, the rear has a slight step on the end face, what’s odd though, the bearing slot inside is nicely aligned.
The gearbox is a planetary type, all plastic gears, but with a large contact area, bit stiff to turn, but it’s well greased so I reckon after some running it’ll free up.
The motor is a pretty generic looking 45T, looks ok, enough to get it running if nothing else.
The tyres are nice and grippy, firmer than the usual RC4WD jobbies, but this truck is going to weight quite a bit. The hub is plastic and the rings seem to be steel.
And this is the bit i’m looking forward to the most, so many bits of machined plastic. Should be fun 😀
Even come with a lighting kit, apparently it has indicators, reverse, brakes and of course the headlights. It connects to the steering, throttle and aux channels. Neat.
I’m sure we can do better though, but as I like to at least try all the stuff that comes with the kit I’ll install it and see how it goes.
Thats what’s in the box, in part 2 we’ll have a look at the chassis, putting it together. Don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get going!