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RC4WD’s Beast 6X6 Lives Up To Its Name [UNBOXED]

RC4WD’s Beast 6X6 Lives Up To Its Name [UNBOXED]

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…

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

The Beast RTR arrives in a huge box that measures 28 x 21.” Take that, UPS guy.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

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.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

Ready to roll at just a tick over two feet long. The spare tire is functional and mounts on a metal rack.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

All you supply is a battery; otherwise, the Beast 6X6 is fully RTR.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 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.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

A Panhard bar keeps the front axle in check. All three axles are Yota IIs.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

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.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

Yota II axles and eight links keep the rear end in check. Telescoping universal-joint driveshafts are used throughout.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

RC4WD isn’t fooling around with that shift servo. It operates the transmission via a fat linkage and nylon guide.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

A Hammer transfer case sends power to the axles. Like the R3 transmission, it’s got a cast case and metal gears inside.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

The 80mm dual-spring shocks arrive dry but can be filled with oil.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

 

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.

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

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.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

The XR3 transmitter is a basic RTR unit, but there’s no skimping on the adjustments. The thumb switch controls the shift servo.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

Endpoints and rates are adjustable for the steering and throttle channels.

 

RC4WD Beast 6X6 RTR

The book-like manual includes full assembly instructions, and is a whopper at 89 pages. You can download it here.

Updated: November 16, 2016 — 3:47 PM
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