This time, Team Associated took us by surprise by publishing an ad in different media announcing a new 1/18th scale short course truck, the SC18. No official press release, no announcement on their web site. In fact, the SC18 doesn’t appear anywhere.
At first, we all thought it was a RC18 topped with a SC truck body but this is not the case. The A-Team has made new upgrades to their popular 1/18 platform. The SC18 is 4wd but instead of using a driveshaft, like we find into the RC18 platform, it uses a two belt-driven sealed drivetrain. The belts eliminate the torque-twist effect on hard accelerations with high-performance motors. The Super 370 motor has a new mounting location to accommodate the new drivetrain. Another important upgrade is the presence of new and stronger servo saver.
And as for all others short course trucks from Team Associated, the A-Team has added scale-looking tires, AMT Style wheels, bumpers (including mud flaps) and body.
The Team Associated SC18 RTR comes with XP2 radio, battery pack for the truck and an overnight charger.
I have no idea for the street price but I assume it will be the same price as the RC18 truck series, around 170$us.
Stay tuned to MyRCBox.com for a full review of the Team Associated SC18 in a near future.
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