Kyosho DRX VE Demon 1/8 ReadySet Electric Rally Car w/KT-200 2.4GHz Transmitter

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This is the Kyosho DRX VE Demon 1/8 ReadySet Electric Rally Car. Realistic scale wheelbase dimensions, Kyoshos proven full time 4WD drive train, ORION KV2400/Vortex R10 sensorless brushless power, and an ultra realistic 1/9 scale body have been combined to make this car a true piece of rally art! Aggressive handling characteristics and an incredible power system allow you to turn any open area into a racing circuit, with the relentless drive of a true WRC machine.

Just about everything you need to live your rally fantasy has been included in this fully assembled ReadySet chassis, including the KT-200 2.4GHz radio system that features dual-rate settings and automatically manages the frequency band, with an optional failsafe function that slows the throttle if radio signal is lost. Plus, the DRX VE is compatible with the DBX/DST platform and shares 60% of its parts with its nitro brothers so parts availability is not an issue. The Orion Vortex ESC/Motor system is pre-installed and features a smoother power band and more punch compared to its predecessor, with a 2400kV 540 Motor that can handle up to 11.1V LiPo power. The package is rounded out with big bore, plastic body oil filled shocks, a digital steering servo, and a variety of setup options that allow the car to be setup for any condition.

What is a ReadySet? A Readyset is a fully assembled model that includes nearly everything you need to run. Body Color scheme is complete so only consumables like batteries and 7.4-11.1v Lipo/7.2v NiMh are required so you can start operating the model without delay.

Updated Features:

  • EVO New Team Orion Vortex 10 EVO brushless motor is pre-installed and fitted to an easy gear mesh motor mount for easy maintenance. The Vortex 10 EVO delivers jaw dropping power and acceleration.
  • R10 Equipped with the New Team Orion Vortex R10 EVO ESC, that delivers a smoother power band and more punch compared to its predecessor. It comes with a pre-installed cooling fan to provide you with maximum performance each and every time.
  • Syncro A pre-installed stylish FHSS 2.4GHz radio system featuring dual rate functions, also features a 4 channel receiver providing you with a wide range of upgrade options.   

Standard Features:

  • Big Bore Shocks: Equipped with large capacity plastic oil shocks as standard. Soaks up bumps with ease and lands smoothly from large bumps. Features threaded shock bodies for chassis height adjustments.
  • Multipoint Adjustments: Design features multi-point setting adjustments such as chassis height, camber, track width, front and rear toe-in etc.
  • Shaft Drive: The drive shafts run through the center for chassis to give you better CG and optimum weight balance.
  • Fully Digital Servo: Equipped with a digital servos for great response.
  • Wide Stance: Long span suspension arms create a wide track width on the double wishbone 4-wheel independent suspension system for superior running stability.
  • Fully Interchangeable: Front / rear and left / right suspension arms, front / rear knuckles and front / rear shock stays are all interchangeable. Newly designed suspension with maintenance-friendly pillow ball connect system.
  • Compatible with DBX/DST: The DBX VE has 60% parts compatibility to its nitro version, so parts availability is not an issue.
  • Updated Steering Layout: The DRX VE has a whole new steering layout which gives you greater response and much more steering angle than the DBX GP version .
  • Aluminum Motor Mount: Equipped with an aluminum motor mount to secure the 540 Size Orion BL motor.
  • Steel Pinion Gear: The DRX VE is equipped with a strong steel pinion gear for added security and durability.

Team Orion Experience ESC & Motor Features:

  • Sensorless
  • Accepts 6-7 cell NiMH / 2S-3S LiPo w/Deans Plug
  • 540 Size 2400KV Motor
  • Built in Cooling Fins
  • Low Voltage Cut-off Auto Detect 3.0V/cell
  • Thermal Protection
  • Forward/ Brake/ Reverse or Forward only
  • Continuous Max Current 70A
  • Peak Current 150A

Specifications:
Scale: 1/9th
Length: 560mm (22")
Width: 260mm (10.2")
Height: 187mm  (7.3")
Wheelbase: 316mm (12.4")
Weight: 2600g (w/body)
Gear Ratio: 8.86:1
Transmitter: Syncro KT-200 2.4Ghz
ESC: Team Orion R10 Sports
Motor: 2400KV Motor

Includes:

  • Pre-Assembled Chassis
  • Pre-Painted Body
  • Team Orion Vortex 10 Motor
  • Team Orion Vortex R10 ESC (Sensorless Only)
  • Perfex KT-200 2.4GHz Transmitter and R/C System
  • L Hex Wrench
  • Cross Wrench

Needed to Complete:

  • (4) AA Batteries
  • 7.2/8.4NiMh Stick Pack (3300mAh or higher) or 2S/3S Lipo w/Deans plugs
  • Charger compatible with chosen battery chemistry

This product was added to our catalog on October 11, 2012.

Keith Benicek
Friday, Oct 31 2014 (7 months ago)
Kyosho DRX VE Demon 1/8 ReadySet Electric Rally Car w/KT-200 2.4GHz Transmitter
Let me put the review in as few words as possible, I like the looks and finish of the Kyosho DRX VE Demon and the lexan chassis cover to protect from dirt and dust doing component damage is nice. But there are area's that give me great pause and concern considering the price: 1) Really? Plastic Shocks at this price? 2) The batter "cover" only lifts on one side, you have to bend it to get the battery in? 3) The thin Dog-bone wheel hex drive shaft look like they're made with the same stock as thin Hex wrenches and won't last long. Come ON! 4) Tires are too hard for legit dirt Rally tracks. 5) Recycled chassis pan from other Kyosho RC trucks and it's not even Carbon fiber as this price! 6) Come on, is it 1/8, or 1/9th scale? The chassis and some components are from their 1/9th scale truck. How about standardizing at a real 1/8th!
stephen rogers
Verified Owner
Monday, Jun 1 2015 (2 days ago)
Kyosho DRX VE Demon 1/8 ReadySet Electric Rally Car w/KT-200 2.4GHz Transmitter
this thing is a blast .. i have several rally cars {wr8 being one} and this thing out handles in a very fun way .. i can be a basher ..does just fine on 3s{but like all rally cars on 3s you will eat tires.} but the big selling point for me is the handling . super fun .i havnt broke a thing on it and i have beat the heck out of it . my buddy has the blue/silver subi body and it is alittle brittle . but the yellow kyosho is just fine. two things i would do .. 1:replace battery holder for wr8 straps . 2:buy and add the extra gears for the three diffs..super cheap and helps keep from breaking down the fluid on long 3s runs.

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