New year – new project! 🙂 This time we are planning to change a budget touring rig, that Maverick Strada TC Evo is, into something different 😉

As you can see, there was more in the package from Maverick RC / HPI Racing, than only the car – we’ll talk about it on different ocassion 😉 Let’s focus on Strada only 🙂

When we say budget, we mean budget – for a fair amount of money, you get a Ready-To-Run car – with radio, battery and charger. And it’s waterproof, too 🙂

Why did we choose Strada? Because when you put it next to RCs from other companies (from the same level, of course), it wins in price-to-quality/equipment comparison.

A few examples:

  • ball bearings instead of plastic bushing
  • aluminium driveshaft
  • steal dogbones
  • fully adjustable suspension linkages and servo links
  • oil-filled shocks (very smooth and nice if I may say so 😉 ).

Included battery is not a “monster”, but it’s enough for start (NiMH battery has 1800 mAh). As we wrote above – charger is included.

Esc (MSC-30BR-WP) is waterproof and work with 5-9 cell NiMH or NiCd, and 2S or 3S LiPo. It has safety cut-off to protect the LiPo. It’s only downfall is that it has Tamiya battery plug 😉 So we needed to change it to t-deans.

  • Forward Continuous Current: 40A
  • Forward Burst Current: 180A
  • Reverse Continuous Current: 20A
  • Reverse Burst Current: 90A
  • Input: 2-3S LiPo, 5-9 cell NiMH/NiCd
  • Applications: 1/10 on-road, off-road buggy, short course truck, truggy, crawler, tank, boat
  • Motor Limit: 2S LiPo or 6 cell NiMH: 540 or 550-size motor great than or equal to 12 turn, RPM over 30,000 at 7.2v
  • Motor Limit: 3S LiPo or 9 cell NiMH: 540 or 550-size motor great than or equal to 18 turn, RPM over 20,000 at 7.2v
  • Resistance: FWD 0.002 Ohm, BWD 0.004 Ohm
  • PWM Frequency: 1 KHz
  • Dimensions: 46.5x34x28.5mm
  • Weight: 65g

MTX-243 2,4GHZ transmitter, in comparison to it’s precursor (MTX-242) looks way nicer 😉 It lies firmly in the hand and has fully functional 3 channels, what is not a standard in RTR RCs – big thumbs up for this!

The MTX-243 features:
  • Ergonomic pistol grip design
  • Easy access to dials & switches
  • No external aerial to bend or break
  • Lightweight due to using only 4 AA batteries
  • Realistic steering wheel
  • Forward-reverse trigger function
  • Steering & throttle trim dials
  • Steering & throttle end point (EPA) adjustment for ultimate fine-tuning
  • Steering & throttle reverse switches make it easy to use the radio in different models
  • Convenient charging point removes need to take batteries out of radio for charging
  • Bright power LED light
  • Use with #MV22716 MRX-243 2.4 GHz 3Ch Receiver only

All in all we think that Maverick Strada TC Evo is a really decent touring car. But… not for long 😉 Stay tuned for the changes we’re gonna provide! 🙂

Maverick Strada TC Evo Kit Features:
  • MM-22 powerful 540 motor
  • MSC-30BR-WP forward/reverse waterproof speed control with 12-turn brushed motor limit
  • MBP-22 1800mAh Ni-MH battery included with Tamiya battery plug
  • MS-22 high-strength steering servo
  • Crystal-free 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver with built-in failsafe
  • Moulded tub chassis with optimised weight distribution
  • Fully adjustable racing suspension
  • Battery strap will accept both stick packs and side-by-side cells
  • 4 oil-fi lled rebuildable shocks with progressive springs
  • Special titanium anodised shock tops
  • Fully independent double A-arm wishbone suspension
  • Tough C-hub front steering knuckles
  • Tough efficient 4wd shaft drive train
  • Fully ballraced drive train
  • Aluminium titanium anodised lightweight centre shaft
  • 4 ‘cut slick’ tyres
  • Attractive split 6-spoke wheels
  • Pre-cut body factory-finished
  • Fully adjustable turnbuckles all round
  • Front and rear moulded bumpers
  • Twin-point steering with integrated servo saver
  • High-speed rear wing
  • Moulded protective gear cover

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