Dromida Adds to 1/18 Lineup With LED-Equipped Desert Buggy and Desert Truck Models

Dromida Adds to 1/18 Lineup With LED-Equipped Desert Buggy and Desert Truck Models

Dromida has added a pair of new models to its econo-car 1/18 scale lineup, which we last reviewed in our March 2014 issue. The DB4.18 and DT4.18 models are both equipped with functional LED light bars (six LEDS for the truck, four for the buggy) and arrive fully RTR, including a 6-cell NiMH with wall-charger and AA batteries for the 2.4GHz transmitter. Specs-wise, you’re looking at full ball bearings, oil-filled shocks, and shaft-driven 4WD. Brushed-motor power with a combined speed control/receiver unit provide  20mph top speeds. Not bad at all for about $120. Full press info from Dromida follows the pics.

Dromida Desert Rides (2)

Dromida Desert Rides (3)


Dromida Desert Rides (4)

Dromida Desert Rides (1)a

From Dromida:

Last year, the performance, durability and speed made Dromida 1/18 scale RTRs the hit of the holiday season. This year, Dromida is staying true to the same concept, but with sizzling new looks and high-intensity LED lights.

The two new models – the DB4.18 Desert Buggy and DT4.18 Desert Truck – are complete RTR packages, right down to the “AA” batteries needed for the 2.4GHz radio. Like previous Dromida RTRs, both are priced for entry-level affordability but built with hobby-quality components. It’s a combination that enables Dromida RTRs to offer two things that toy-quality RTRs can’t: high performance and a huge array of options. Dromida RTRs put performance first, with 20+ mph speeds and an impressive range of unexpected extras that starts with waterproof electronics. The combination of high-intensity LEDs and 1/18 scale size open up drivers’ option even further, so drivers can run night or day, rain or shine and indoors or out. Other performance features include 4WD and an independent steering servo for balanced handling, plus full bearings, all batteries, an AC charger and a fully adjustable suspension.

Dual-rate steering and throttle options gives first-time drivers an easy way to learn basic skills now and a way to enjoy a faster, more responsive ride in the future. Replacement parts are available, and compatibility among all Dromida RTRs is 80+%. Hop-ups and speed kits are also available, so drivers can upgrade for more performance and speed at will. 

Drivers can see both vehicles in action at www.dromida.com.

All Dromida RTRs include:

  • Fully assembled vehicle
  • Finished and decaled body
  • D100 2.4GHz radio system
  • with trims and dual-rates
  • Waterproof ESC/receiver
  • M370 high-speed motor
  • Independent, waterproof
  • steering servo
  • 6-cell, 1300mAh NiMH battery
  • AC wall charger & charge monitor
  • (4) “AA” batteries

DB4.18 SPecs:

Length: 11.5 in (294 mm)
Width: 7.0 in (180 mm)
Height: 3.8 in (98 mm)
Weight w/battery:
1.45 lb (658 g)
Requires: nothing!

DT4.18 – Specs:

Length: 11.8 in (302 mm)
Width: 6.9 in (176 mm)
Height: 5.0 in (129 mm)
Weight w/battery:
1.49 lb (680 g)
Requires: nothing!

DIDC0045 – $119.99
DIDC0046 – $119.99


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