Top 10 – Best RC Crawler

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We all like RC vehicles but there is something special with crawlers that climb rocks and move on uneven terrain that make these own amazing to control and watch. We seem to like the more adventurous tracks compared to regular vehicles and love the fact that these bad boys can handle rocky terrains with ease. So we’ve compiled a list of the crawlers that we think worth the money they ask for in today’s market. so let’s dive in:

Bestseller No. 1
Redcat Racing Everest-10 Electric Rock Crawler with Waterproof Electronics, 2.4Ghz Radio Control (1/10 Scale), Blue
  • Electric Brushed Motor, Four Wheel Drive, Waterproof Electronics
  • Aluminum Capped Oil Filled Shocks, Bead-lock Rock Crawling Tires
  • Front & Rear Multi-link Suspension, Front and Rear Transmission
  • 7.2v 2000mAh NiMh Battery & Charger Included
  • Two Channel 2.4GHz Radio requires 8 AA Batteries (Not Included)
Bestseller No. 2
Redcat Racing Everest Gen7 SPORT 1/10 4WD RTR Scale Rock Crawler
  • Ready To Run Scale Crawler
  • Licensed Interco Super Swamper Tires
  • Powder Coated 3mm Steel Ladder Frame
  • 1.9 True Beadlock Wheels
  • Brushed 550 Powerful Motor
  • Toy
  • Redcat Racing
Bestseller No. 3
Traxxas 1/10 Scale TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler with 2.4GHz TQi Radio, Silver
  • Innovative portal axles provide huge ground clearance and virtually eliminate chassis torque twist
  • Lock differentials and operate the high/low range transmission remotely from the transmitter
  • XL-5 HV ESC and powerful 21T Titan 550 motor accept 6 or 7-cell NiMH or 2 or 3-cell LiPo batteries (sold separately)
  • Waterproof electronics allow you to drive the TRX-4 in the worst conditions; Sealed ball bearings ; Hex hardware used throughout
  • Highly detailed Land Rover Defender body with functional accessories and spare tire. Refer user manual for troubleshooting steps.
  • Toy
  • Traxxas
Bestseller No. 4
Redcat Racing Everest Gen7 Pro 1/10 4WD RTR Scale Rock Crawler
  • Ready To Run Scale Crawler
  • Licensed Interco Super Swamper Tires
  • Powder Coated 3mm Steel Ladder Frame
  • 1.9 True Beadlock Wheels
  • Brushed 550 Powerful Motor
  • Toy
  • Redcat Racing
Bestseller No. 5
Traxxas Trx-4 Ford Bronco 1/10 Trail and Scale Crawler, Red
  • Innovative portal axles provide huge ground clearance and virtually eliminate chassis torque twist
  • Lock differentials and operate the high/low range transmission remotely from the transmitter
  • XL-5 HV ESC and powerful 21T Titan 550 motor accept 6 or 7-cell NiMH or 2 or 3-cell LiPo batteries (Batteries and charger sold separately)
  • Waterproof electronics allow you to drive the TRX-4 in the worst conditions
  • Highly detailed Ford Bronco body with chrome bumpers and wheels, side mirrors, wipers, grill, and more
Bestseller No. 6
Axial SCX10 Deadbolt 4WD RC Rock Crawler Off-Road 4x4 Electric Ready to Run with 2.4GHz Radio and Waterproof ESC, 1/10 Scale RTR
  • If you can hike there, your SCX10 will drive there! With today's efficient motor and batteries, you are only limited by your imagination.
  • The SCX10 includes a rock solid, proven durable transmission with a protective cover to keep dirt and debris out of your pinion and spur gear.
  • Includes 1.9 Walker Evans Racing wheels and Maxxis Trepador tires molded in our high performance R35 compound.
  • The universal dove-tailed bolt-in cage is made to fit rig bodies modified for maximum clearance.
  • Includes SCX10 Deadbolt RTR, 2-channel 2.4GHz radio, ESC, 27T brushed motor, and instruction manual
Bestseller No. 7
Axial SCX10 II Jeep Cherokee 4WD RC Rock Crawler Off-Road 4x4 Electric Ready to Run with 2.4GHz Radio and Waterproof ESC, 1/10 Scale RTR
  • Blaze new trails and crawl over obstacles with the SCX10 II, topped off with a scale replica of the iconic 2000 Jeep Cherokee body.
  • It's the latest iteration of the highly acclaimed SCX10 chassis platform, combining durability and adjustability with greater ground clearance.
  • With up to 45 degrees of steering radius the SCX10 II Jeep Cherokee is exceptionally maneuverable and fun to drive.
  • The steel C-channel frame rail chassis is just one example of this vehicle's superior strength and toughness.
  • Enjoy secure, intuitive control with the Tactic TTX300 radio system
Bestseller No. 8
Carisma 77768 Sca-1E 1/10 Scale Coyote 4WD Scaler, Ready to Run (285mm Wheelbase) RC Vehicles
  • Solid axles & double-triangulated 4 Link suspension; steel c-section ladder chassis & trail ready layout
  • 35T motor & centrally mounted transmission; waterproof, LiPo safe ESC with Crawler mode
  • Quality hi-torque, metal-geared steering servo; rear bumper with Tow hitch & shackles included
  • Front bumper with shackles & winch mount; true beadlock wheels & high grip tires
  • Fully adjustable FHSS 2.4GHz tx; responsive FHSS 2.4GHz RX
  • Toy
  • HRP Distribution
Bestseller No. 9
Axial SCX10 II Jeep Cherokee 4WD RC Rock Crawler Unassembled Off-Road 4x4 Electric Crawler, 1/10 Scale Kit
  • An officially licensed scale replica that's optimized for exciting all-terrain adventure!
  • The innovative AR44 Hi-Pinion axle adds durability, boosts ground clearance and improves driveshaft angles.
  • Details include a licensed body, JCR Offroad Vanguard bumpers, 1.9 inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires and METHOD Mesh wheels.
  • Licensed Icon Vehicle Dynamics shocks are threaded for quick height adjustment and are completely rebuildable and tunable.
  • Kit comes ready to customize with your favorite components.
Bestseller No. 10
Redcat Racing Everest Gen7 SPORT 1/10 4WD RTR Scale Rock Crawler
  • Ready To Run Scale Crawler
  • Licensed Interco Super Swamper Tires
  • Powder Coated 3mm Steel Ladder Frame
  • 1.9 True Beadlock Wheels
  • Brushed 550 Powerful Motor
  • Toy
  • Redcat Racing

What to consider when purchasing a RC Crawler? 

Most of the crawlers use gas or batteries in order to power the vehicle. To be honest, gas-powered crawlers tend to have a lot more power when compared with the electric ones but also are a lot louder which makes them less likely to be used in a home or in your neighborhood. they come in 2WD and 4WD models which means they either provide power to 2 or all 4 wheels for the movement, obviously the choice is yours but we’ll just stress that 4WD is a great choice if you prefer to take your model off-road. If you decide to go with an electric model make sure that you bring a spare battery or taken as they tend to drain their battery quickly. It is advisable to pick a waterproof model if your budget allows for it.

Buy a RC Crawler from a reputable manufacturer so as to be backed by a long warranty and make sure you can easily find replacement parts in case you need to repair the vehicle or remote in the future. Most batteries will last you for 1 to 2 hours so keep that in mind in case you want to pick a few more batteries while purchasing your RC Crawler. They come in various shapes and sizes for you to choose from so take your time and pick the one you like the most. A larger crawler may be a better option for a beginner but don’t pick one that is too large to carry. There are RC Crawlers that are ready to use just of the box by only adding the batteries which are ideal for beginners. On the other hand, you can purchase a kit version where you have to follow the instructions in order to build the kit to actually work.

Try to pick a model with high clearance from the ground as you want the chassis to not contact the rocks while climbing. Also, check their suspension system as some models come with springs while other use pistons or shock to absorb bumps. Keep in mind that RC crawlers are not the best RC models for racing as they are aimed to climb obstacles and rocky hills if you plan to race you may need to look for a different RC vehicle. They are not built for speed rather they are built for climbing terrain so with that in mind they do an excellent job.

 

 

 

 

Michail
I'm Michail, the founder of TopTenCollections and author of the top ten lists. In my free time I enjoy board games with friends and playing escape rooms. I love conceptual photography and also have an online radio station. When I'm not compiling top ten lists I spend my time editing videos or playing video games.