Are you considering taking the dive into the wild world of scale R/C? Are you looking for an entry level rig that won’t break the bank and can still deliver hours of fun inside or outside the house? We may have a solution for you! In this article we will take an inside look at the 1/18th scale Gelande II RTR from RC4WD. If you are looking for big fun in a small scale package, this RTR may be the one for you. Let’s dig in and take an inside look at what this scale R/C vehicle has to offer. Then, we will hit the trails for some overland fun!
A few studio shots before we hit the trails and get it dirty! As you can see here, the plastic hardbody has tons of detail, from body rivets to door handles and side view mirrors.
A shot from the backside. The flush mount rear bumper gives you great departure angles in technical terrain.
A couple of the many cool features this RTR offers are functional stamped steel beadlock wheels and amazingly scale all terrain tires that work quite well right out of the box.
A peek underneath reveals the tiny motor mounted directly to the transmission and/or transfer case, which is tucked neatly between the aluminum frame rails.
All metal axles are attached to the 4 link suspension front and rear. The steering servo out front has metal gears for durability and is chassis mounted to complete to overall scale look.
Notice the scale radiator fan behind the grille? Like we mentioned before there are tons of little details in this plastic hardbody.
A photo of the included radio. The Gelande II RTR also includes a small 850mah 2S Lipo battery that delivers decent run time because of the vehicle’s lighter weight.
That covers our overview of the RC4WD Gelande II. As you can see this rig packs a bunch of features into a tiny package that is really fun to drive in scale terrain. Speaking of scale terrain, join us for a quick run through woods and to the beach as we embark on our first trail run with this little RTR. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and catch all the latest videos of our R/C adventures! Thanks and see you next time!