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CROSS RC 1:8 EMO X RTR REVIEW « Large Squid RC – RC Automobile and Truck Information, Evaluations, Movies, and Extra!

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Cross RC has launched a 1:8 scale monster! The brand new Cross RC EMO X is available in a number of colours, yellow, blue, silver, and in addition to a equipment model for all you grasp builders. The EMO X is filled with options, locking entrance/rear Diffs, 2 velocity transmission, 2.2 wheels and tires, a full lighting system and way more. We right here at Large Squid RC didn’t maintain something again whereas we had been testing the Cross RC Emo X. So, how did it do? Learn on to search out out!

From: Cross RC USA
Direct hyperlink: Cross RC USA – EMO X RTR

Evaluate By: Jeremy Griffith
Images By: Jeremy Griffith
Take a look at Drivers: Jeremy Griffith

RTR or Equipment: RTR
Ages: 14+
2wd or 4WD: 4WD
Shaft or Belt: Shaft
Electrical or Gasoline:  Electrical
Waterproof: Water Resistant
Scale:  1:8th
Diff: Powder metallurgy 4+2 gear dif.
Shocks: 16 mm aluminum alloy CNC
Wheelbase: 375mm
Motor: 560 25T brushed motor
Low voltage reduce off: sure
Radio: 2.4GHz 6 channel Radio
ESC: Hobbywing 880 BEEC7.4V
Servo: 25 Kg HV
Screws: Hex
Bearings: Sure
Tires:  Cross RC Talon 136X55 R2.2 excessive efficiency crawler tires
Wheels: 2.2″ bead lock wheels
Half Quantity: CZREMOXRTRS
Road Worth: $599.99
Run Time (measured by BSRC) 2hrs with a PitBull RC 3s 3400 MAH
Prime Pace: 18MPH

Major Competitors: Axial Journey, REDCAT Racing.

Construct High quality: The EMO X got here out of the field Able to rock! All of the components and equipment had been put in, and the wheels nuts had been tight.

Arrange notes: Not a lot to arrange on the EMO X, the distant is laid out the place it’s labeled what every channel controls. Plug in your battery, put in these physique clips and hit the paths.

Take a look at Venues: Daniel Boone Nationwide Forest, Large Squid RC Farm.

Radio: The 6 channel Radio that comes with the RTR mannequin works nice. Having all of the channels labeled saves you quite a lot of frustration of determining what button does what.

Turning: Even with the EMO X’s bigger measurement, the steering servo is robust sufficient to show the massive rig on a dime.

Crawling: We crawled the EMO X throughout! Its bigger scale lets you hit new terrain and obstacles you could’t do with a smaller scale rig. Whereas within the water the Emo X by no means slipped, holding its grip and weight down low. On the Dry rock and dust, you may hear the grip from the two.2 Talon tires. The portal axles did nice on the rock beds, and the 4-link suspension is on level with the rig. The shocks might be dialed in to the way you need the rig to deal with on any terrain. On Steep inclines the spare tire within the again could cause the rig to tip again, so watch out. Aspect hills with the EMO X labored out nicely, the rig could be very versatile relating to crawling and trailing. Enjoyable simple path rides or excessive rock crawling, the Cross RC EMO X is among the high rigs you may get.

Operating Video:

Damaged components: One drivers facet mirror and a few path rash, is all our Cross RC EMO X obtained after we completed beating on it.

Greatest Mod: For being a bigger scale mods could also be restricted. That being mentioned a smoother Servo is at all times a great first mod.


Time to bash: Hidden physique posts are superior; they do their job and hold the rig scale by not seeing them. Draw back is, they take some time to get the physique on and off, including time to pre path.

Workability: That is the place bigger scale rigs shine. Engaged on the Cross RC EMO X is straightforward contemplating the components are bigger. The entrance and rear locker servos are by the axles making them simple to take away if it’s worthwhile to substitute them. One half on the EMO X I wouldn’t wish to sort out is the transmission, there are quite a lot of gears in there, and I’ve a historical past of messing these up lol.

Automobile Present Score: Full lights, gentle bar with a number of modes make the EMO X stand out from different large-scale rigs. The EMO X additionally has molded bumpers, roll bar, facet mirrors, snorkel, grill with steel mesh, full shallow inside, all these components make the rig look extra like a 1.1 and fewer like a toy automotive. The sticker on the doorways are the one eye sore I’ve seen. Not that they’re ugly, however too huge and within the fallacious spot. Having the identify of the rig’s tires “Talon “massively on the door will trigger individuals to name the rig or ask for the rig by the fallacious identify.

Dealing with: The EMO X is a blast to only drive typically. Only a few crawler rigs might be bashed laborious, then hit the paths and work completely high-quality. The upper gear is depraved quick on 3s and you may get some good airtime with the EMO X. Whereas on the rocks the rig stayed planted and let the suspension do the work. On downward inclines the drag break is ready to maintain the heavy rig, and allow you to slowly make your manner down. However if you wish to ship it, the EMO X can do this as nicely.

Worth: Coming in at 599.99 could appear excessive, however it’s important to bear in mind it’s a bigger measurement. Cross RC is thought for making tremendous scale rigs which might be nicely construct with good supplies. With the EMO X, now you can get your high quality in addition to inexpensive.

Components Availability: You would possibly get fortunate and discover some components at an area store, however most of them will must be purchased on-line.

Large Squid Score:
The Cross EMO X flat out delivers! From sturdiness to efficiency the EMO X can do all of it. It was a wise play on Cross RC to not solely launch an RTR of the EMO X, however to supply it in a equipment as nicely, getting each builders and runners within the rig. We sit up for seeing what Cross RC will provide you with subsequent. Till then, we’re going to hold taking part in with the EMO X!

Unboxing Video

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