Thursday, May 30, 2024

Redcat Wendigo Builder’s Kit announced

Following the release of the ready-to-run version and just announced is the Redcat Wendigo Builder’s Kit. The new Wendigo Builder’s Kit allows the RC enthusiast to build this competitive rock racer the way they want it. The Wendigo Builder’s Kit includes a complete unassembled chassis, wheels, tires, clear body, and additional scale accessories. Build it, paint it, add your own electronics and compete.

Redcat Wendigo Builder Kit

The Wendigo kit is loaded with high end features and components, like its competition inspired weight distribution. The front mounted position for the motor and transmission, along with its centrally located battery tray and divorced transfer case provide excellent front to rear weight distribution for confidence inspiring driving.

The Redcat Wendigo Builder’s Kit 1.5mm steel ladder-type frame rails provide a sturdy backbone for this vehicle. The wheelbase is adjustable from 334.7mm to 358.7mm, with 346.7mm being the stock configuration. The Wendigo’s gear boxes feature Mod1 gears and ball bearings. The heavy duty telescoping driveshafts provide reliable power delivery to the front and rear trussed axle housings with diamond shaped pumpkins. The diamond-shaped central axle housing easily slides over obstacles and the CNC aluminum spool, along with a one piece pinion gear, can handle heavy weight, big power and aggressive driving. Steel internal axle tube inserts add low CG weight and prevent axle flex.

The Wendigo’s aluminum body oil filled shocks have a threaded collar for quick adjustments to the vehicle’s ride height. Each shock tower offers nine upper shock mounting positions for further suspension tuning.

Redcat Wendigo Builder Kit

The heavy duty 5mm metal suspension links use flared heavy-duty ball cups for an incredibly durable 4-link suspension setup. An adjustable rear sway bar helps to minimize torque twist and adds stability during high speed cornering.

The Wendigo sits on licensed Interco Super Swamper 2.2” tires which are mounted to licensed Raceline Avenger wheels. The Super Swampers scooped tread lugs provide excellent forward grip on dirt, grass, pavement, rocks, mud and snow. The aggressive tread design and lug spacing release dirt and debris, keeping the tire clean for the next obstacle. Side lugs allow the Wendigo to achieve grip while squeezing between two large rocks, through washouts and other canyon-like obstacles. Now in TC5 ultra-grip soft compound, these tires are impressive performers.

High performance tires deserve a high performance wheel. The Raceline Avenger wheels are precision made with the right amount of offset and superior durability. Now with a silver wheel lip, these wheels look better than ever.

Many scale details and accessories come standard with the Redcat Wedigo to ensure users get the very best visual experience from their vehicle. This kit includes a clear racing body with narrowed rear quarters and a full roll cage. Additional scale details include a driver and co-pilot with adjustable helmet visors, a realistic navigation screen, rear fuel cell and a radiator with twin cooling fans. Additional scale accessories include a fuel can, fire extinguishers and functional recovery ramps.

While the Wendigo builder’s kit is very similar to the RTR Wendigo, some enhancements have been made specifically for the kit version. Not only will your Wendigo kit based custom rig look great, but it’ll have the potential to outperform your entire fleet.

The shocks included with the ready to run Wendigo have black aluminum threaded shock bodies, silver adjustable preload collars and they perform extremely well. The Wendigo kit includes the same high performance shocks, but with silver aluminum threaded shock bodies, black adjustable preload collars, laser etched black aluminum shock caps and titanium nitride coated shock shafts. The Wendigo kit’s aluminum frame rails are also laser etched with the Redcat logo. Enhanced for the Wendigo builder’s kit are the front and rear solid axles, with their steel axle tube inserts. This adds even more rigidity and strength to these already amazing axles. Another major performance upgrade is the use of a softer rubber compound on the aggressive Super Swamper tires. This new TC5 soft tire compound adds lots of traction, giving you another competitive advantage. The black Raceline wheels now have a silver outer bead ring, just for the Wendigo builder’s kit. The new Wendigo builder’s kit not only looks amazing, but it seems to have the makings of a top tier competitor.


  • WENDIGO Kit: Needs assembly
  • Chassis: 1.5mm Thick Steel C-Channel Frame Rails
  • Drive System: 4-Wheel-Drive, Front Mounted Motor
  • Transmission: Single Speed with Adjustable Slipper Clutch
  • Transfer Case: Divorced, Centrally Mounted
  • Suspension: 4-Link Rear and 3-Link Front with Panhard Bar
  • Anti-Sway Bar: Adjustable Rear Anti-Sway Bar
  • Shocks: Big Bore Coilover Threaded Aluminum Body
  • Axles: 6mm Solid Rear Axle Shafts, CVA Front Axles and CNC aluminum spools
  • Wheels: Licensed Raceline Avenger wheels
  • Tires: Licensed Irok Super Swamper 2.2” tires w/ TC5 ultra-grip soft tire compound
  • Transmission gear ratio: 1.54:1 (20/13)
  • Transfer case gear ratio: 1.92:1 (25/13)
  • Axle ratio: 2.91:1 (32/11)
  • OTGR: 22.78:1 (43.03:1-18.84:1) adjustment range
  • Overall length: 546mm
  • Overall width: 309mm
  • Overall height: 270mm
  • Wheelbase: 346mm Stock (334mm-358mm Adjustable)


  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Motor
  • ESC
  • Steering Servo
  • Radio System
  • Polycarbonate Paint
  • Building Tools and Supplies

For more information, visit: REDCAT

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