Remo Hobby 8081 1/8 Rally Car Review

When it comes to R/C cars, Remo hobby is not exactly a household name. But the brand has been around for a few years, and provides a great product well under the “Big Name” Prices. The 8081 Rally Car is no exception to this.

Externally, the Remo Rally Car is a Large, 1/8 scale Rally Car with a hatchback style body and an eye-catching orange paint scheme. It measures a little over 560mm (22 inches). Under the sturdy body shell, it has Waterproof electronics, a tough, full ball bearing drive train, and other awesome features you could find in cars twice its price. Also, it comes with some “Hop-ups” stock like the dust cover for the driveshaft, or an aluminium motor mount, Metal differentials and Aluminum shock caps.Furthermore, The plastic on it is a nice compound which is not too stiff or, too flexible. The parts on this are built to last.

Specifications

  • Scale: 1/8
  • Speed: 40kmh/25mph
  • Runtime(stock): 10-15 minutes
  • Battery: 7.4v 2s 3300mah 30c Lipo w/ Tamiya Plug
  • Motor: 550 Can Brushed
  • Esc: Waterproof Brushed
  • Wheel Hex: 12mm

Remo Hobby 1/8 Rally Car

Features

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  • 32p gears
  • Sealed metal differentials
  • Full ball bearings
  • Heat-treated Allen screws
  • Drivetrain dust covers
  • Slipper clutch
  • Alloy Shock Caps

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 First Impression

 

True to its 4wd SCT roots, the Remo Rally car handles great. It’s tires get plenty of grip but they seem like they will last a long time. The Rally Car is really easy to manage even under heavy throttle, thanks to it being 4wd. It can pull around corners great and almost feels like it is on rails! Its powerful 550 motor has plenty of punch and as an added bonus, is upgradeable in the future, because it has Hobby grade electronics. The Dust covers do wonders for saving your drivetrain in Gravel and sand, like in the video above. The transmitter is not bad at all, it comes with dual rates, trims, and reversing. In addition, it is right and left handed making it truly something for everyone!

Pros

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  • Built to Last!
  • Durable and Reliable
  • Great Handling
  • Modifiable
  • Large and Powerful
  • Waterproof

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Conclusion

Overall, the Remo Hobby 8081 Rally car is a great product for any RC enthusiast. It has proven itself durable and reliable, while keeping costs down. Put simply, its value cant be beat. Buy this and more at Gearbest.com .

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