This is the Gmade GR01 GOM 1/10 4WD Rock Crawler Buggy Kit.
- Full Tube Frame Chassis: The tube chassis is lightweight and extremely rigid. The frame structure effectively compensates from external impact.
- Front Weight Balance: GOM's forward weight balance will increase the tire traction to the front wheels to provide better crawling on a high tilt angle rocks and better driving performance when hill climbing.
- Chassis Mounted Servo with Panhard Bar: GOM's chassis mounted steering system is designed to make it as close to zero bump steer so steering is not affected by front wheel suspension movement.
- Dustproof Receiver Box: The receiver box helps keep dirt and debris out of the receiver.
- Forward Easy Access Battery Door: Allows room for various types of batteries and are easily removed and installed.
- Skid Plate: The skid plate protects the transmission and other critical components with a flat surface.
- Drivelines: The transfer case and rear axles are arranged to keep the drive lines straight to reduce driveshaft stress.
- Transmission and Transfer Case: The transmission and transfer case are designed to be as scale as possible with the same proportions as a 1:1 vehicle. The transmission and transfer case can be controlled with one servo.
- 2-Speed Transmission: The 1st gear is for hardcore rock crawling. The 2nd gear is for hill climbing or high-speed driving.
- ROCK Transfer Case: Includes reduction gear and dig function, to transmit the power evenly thought the front and rear axles. The dig aids in extreme climbs, descents and tight technical turns.
- Dual Slipper Clutch: The slipper pads are designed to hold the spur gears evenly to allow more precise settings.
- Easy Adjust Motor Mount: Easily replace and install the motor pinion gear to change the gear ratio.
- GA60 Axle: The GA60 axles are made of high strength materials, with a one piece durable solid axle housing. The axle tube is structurally reinforced with an axle truss, and the angle of the differential cover is designed to reduce the risk of breakage due to frontal impact.
- Hi Steer Zero Ackerman Knuckle Arm: Increases steering link clearance.
- Adjustable Castor: The GA60 front axle can be adjusted to have a smooth and short turn angle depending on the driving style or to adjust to improve straight stability by changing the caster angle.
- Kingpin Angle: Scrub radius is kept to a minimum to let your steering servo work at it's full potential and increases the steering efficiency.
- Panhard Bar Axle Mount: The GA60 axle can be equipped with the panhard bar axle mount to achieve various types of suspension link setups.
- Rear Dual Shock Mounts: The rear suspension allows the option of adding a dual shock setup.
- XD Aeration 103mm Shocks: This XD aeration shock is a coil over shock is perfect for off-road driving. CNC aluminum shock bodies and 3.5mm shock shafts provide high durability. Simple to change the rebound by using the aeration shock cap screw.
- 2.2" M/T Tires: 2.2" Off-road tires with Gmade 2.2" Beadlock wheels.
- Interior Cockpit: Includes realistic detailing racing bucket seats, handles and gearboxes to add realism to your cockpit interior.
Ground Clearance: 88mm
Weight (no electronics): 2kg
Needed to Complete:
- 2 Channel Radio System (minimum)
- AA Batteries
- Polycarbonate Paint
- Tools for Assembly
NOTE: Painted and completed vehicle shown for illustrative purposes only and is not included. Body panels come clear and require paint.
The GOM is very fun to drive as a rock buggy, and can crawl fairly well too. Unfortunately, it's hobbled by some maddening design decisions:
- It's impossible to adjust the slipper clutch without taking apart half the truck. In other words, you have no idea if it's tight enough till you turn it on
- The GOM is designed with tiny electronics in mind. The Mamba X is a big ESC, but the receiver box couldn't even fit a Futaba receiver. The battery tray won't fit a 5000mah 3S battery.
- The GOM uses cheap gears made of some sort of cast metal, with a few plastic gears thrown in. These feel very cheap overall, and I don't know if they'll last. It's a far cry from the Losi Rock Rey's all HD internals. In their defense, I made a mistake when assembling the kit which let some bits inside get chewed up a little, but the gears seem to have come out of the experience working fine. So they might be more durable than they appear.
- The turning radius is unacceptably bad. You could fix this by unlocking a diff, but that would hurt the GOM's performance as a crawler. GMade makes a "GA60 CVA V2" Kit that improves the turning radius significantly, but this isn't stocked by Amain (or any American online store I know of); you need to get it from Korea or Hong Kong, and supplies seem to be limited there as well
- My gear shifter simply stopped working after a while, and despite taking it apart twice to investigate why, I was never able to really get it to work. The mount for the servo also has a design which I can only describe as "nonsensical," like all the other electronics mounting points it seems to assume that the electronics have no wires at all. I had to take my servo (a waterproof Savöx) apart to get it through the opening to mount it.
On the bright side, the GOM is a beautiful looking truck, and it is very fun to drive even at the modest top speed the 2200kv motor allows. My only point of reference for its crawling abilities is a stock Rock Rey, which it easily bested in every crawling situation that didn't require a tight turning radius. With the exception of the shifter arm, nothing has broken since I got it a few months ago, despite the predominantly plastic design and seemingly cheap internals.