If you’re going to call your truck “Beast 6X6,” it had better have six wheels, and be, y’know, beastly. RC4WD ticks off both those boxes with the Tatra-like military machine, first offered as a kit and now available RTR. We’re reviewing the truck now, and it’s an impressively detailed and capable rig. Take a look…
The Beast RTR arrives in a huge box that measures 28 x 21.” Take that, UPS guy.
The body is almost completely assembled for you; all you have to add are the cab mirrors, spare tire, bed fenders, and a few detail parts. The bed railings arrive installed.
Ready to roll at just a tick over two feet long. The spare tire is functional and mounts on a metal rack.
All you supply is a battery; otherwise, the Beast 6X6 is fully RTR.
The electronics package includes RC4WD’s Outcry speed control with separate BEC and a 4-channel receiver. Three channels are used to cover throttle, steering and transmission shifting.
A Panhard bar keeps the front axle in check. All three axles are Yota IIs.
The 55T crawler motor mounts to RC4WD’s proven R3 2-speed transmission, and the Twister High-Torque steering servo turns with 153 oz.-in. of torque via metal gears.
Yota II axles and eight links keep the rear end in check. Telescoping universal-joint driveshafts are used throughout.
RC4WD isn’t fooling around with that shift servo. It operates the transmission via a fat linkage and nylon guide.
A Hammer transfer case sends power to the axles. Like the R3 transmission, it’s got a cast case and metal gears inside.
The 80mm dual-spring shocks arrive dry but can be filled with oil.
Humvee 1.9″ internal beadlock wheels are fitted. They’re metal, like nearly everything else on the Beast. Lots of tiny hardware here, somebody’s keeping busy on the RTR assembly line.
The Mil-Spec ZXL tires look great, and this isn’t even all of them; there’s a seventh wheel and tire mounted on the cab. The X4-compound rubber has a grabby feel.
The XR3 transmitter is a basic RTR unit, but there’s no skimping on the adjustments. The thumb switch controls the shift servo.
Endpoints and rates are adjustable for the steering and throttle channels.
The book-like manual includes full assembly instructions, and is a whopper at 89 pages. You can download it here.