MCD Racing W5 1/5 4WD Short Course Truck

Dec 05, 2011 1 Comment by

We 1st told you about this new large scale short course truck back in the beginning of November, and now it has been officially released to the public. Read the official press release below for all the facts and features:

MCD W5 continues to define the large scale off-road segments with it’s cutting edge technology and build-quality. Technical superiority, unrivalled endurance, terrific 4WD handling and strong emotions are the qualities that have always set MCD apart in the world large scale RC scenario. The same values lie behind the W5, the latest model in the brand, embody the marriage of design and technology, set in the very DNA of any MCD.

W5′s bold, aggressive styling is conveyed by the superior MCD quality V4 chassis. Viewed in profile, the W5 states a sense of poise and strength, with a unique hood scoop and huge fender arches housing large 190mm Xross-Max Series Tyres and stylish 7-spoke wheels providing a powerful posture. The MCD W5, a powerful blend of strength, agility and beauty is the new Short Course truck for the most demanding active off-road enthusiasts.

The W5 Features:

  • Fourth generation chassis & suspension arms
  • Sophisticated 4WD Shaft Driven mechanics
  • Ultra strengtned chrome drive shaft and axle
  • Factory assembled chassis
  • Differential spiral bevel gears & diff house
  • Hard anodized alloy roll-cage
  • Coil-over hydraulic shocks & progressive springs
  • CNC machined T6 aircraft alloy chassis
  • 24 mm hexagonal rim-blocks
  • Strengthened lower&upper long wishbones
  • New 190mm Xross-max off-road tyres
  • New 7 spoke wheels
  • Solid and durable side guards
  • Water-resistant receiver and battery box
  • Clear body shell
  • Ultra durable, heavy duty central steel double disc brake rotors and bronze pads
  • New steel-reinforced extended front shock towers
  • New extended shock absorbers
  • Ultra hardened steel transmission gears
  • Fully adjustable sway bars
  • No-Stress-Effect polyamide front bumper with quintuple lamp pods
  • No-Stress-Effect polyamide rear bumper with mud protection
  • Pre-cut W5 Decal Set
  • Improved CVD Shafts
  • New front axle for CVD with slot
  • New diff output couplings
  • Improved brake linkage

Technical Specifications

Length : 895 mm
Width : 495 mm
Overall height : 320 mm
Ground clearance : 30-90 mm
Weight : 12.5 kg (Chassis-only weight:9.75 kg)
Wheelbase : 532-540 mm
Trackwidth : 402/402 mm
Chassis material : T6 Alloy (4mm)
Suspension : Non-parallel non-line independent
Caster angle : 0-6 Adjustable
Camber angle : Adjustable
Toe angle : 0-3 Degrees
Roll Center : 3 Position Adjustable
Ackerman : 2 Position Adjustable
Front Kick-up : 10 Degrees
Rear Squat : 5 Degrees
Shock absorber : Coilover Oilfilled
Transmission : Full-Time 4WD Shaft driven
Gear ratio : 4:3 to 12,3:1 (12 different GearBox ratios)
Tyre size : 82 x 190 mm
Engine type : Zenoah – CY 26cc, 27cc, 29cc *

009300V4 W5 Short Course Truck – w/o Engine

Some parts (engine, exhaust and radio gear) shown on the pictures are for photographing only and not included in the car.

Required for operation (not included): Engine, 2 ch. Radio, 2x steering servos, 1 throttle/break servos.

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One Response to “MCD Racing W5 1/5 4WD Short Course Truck”

  1. Doug B says:

    Hmmmm.. this looks interesting, I like that its a race roller / kit, and lets me choose my own engine. I think Ill have to research this a little. Good share!

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