Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)

Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
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The Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler with 2.4GHz Radio, a detailed scale contender in the growing Mini Crawler category. This set up offers quality performance and it truly ready-to-run, all within a reasonable price. The Tetra K1 offers the responsiveness and detail expected out of a larger scale crawler with all the benefits of a compact size. The stature makes this crawler easy to carry and transport, and finding or creating a crawler course has never been easier. Your living room and back yard will have just as many options for this crawler as a big open park would for its larger scale cousins and, with its quality scale construction and out-of-the-box trail readiness, this kit isn't afraid of the great outdoors either.

Not everyone wants to spend time to build, paint and trim their crawler, but many are looking for an easy to carry vehicle with same chassis design and functionality as bigger vehicles. Additional features such as the realistic scale like body, injection molded oil filled shock absorbers, lights, three speed electronic transmission and great crawling performance all contribute to this complete set-up. This kit is available with either a dark maroon or a green body.

Features:
  • Class leading scale detail
  • LED on/off function is controlled from the remote 
  • Front molded bumper
  • Light Buckets (Included With LED's User Installed) 
  • Realistic tire tread design
  • Military style off-road wheels
  • Plastic oil-filled shocks with coil over springs
  • Solid axle front and rear with lockers - provides the utmost traction for tackling the harshest of obstacles. 
  • 3 speed user selected throttle mode through switch on remote control
  • Great for beginners or to help create a more realistic crawl mode for those tougher obstacles. 
  • USB Charger allows you to charge anywhere.
  • 30 minute charge time - 1:1 charge time to drive time!
  • No assembly required - Charge and Go!
  • Stealth like driving experience - Engineered to be ultra quiet as you explore the outdoors.
Specifications:
Approximate Assembly Time: No assembly required - true RTR
Battery: 2-cell Li-ion w/JST connector (one included)
Body: Scale, silk printed
Motor Size: 180 51T reverse rotation
Motor Type: Brushed
Charger: USB Charger
Drive System: Shaft Driven 4WD
Completion Level: Ready-To-Run
Differential: Locked
Radio: 2.4GHz
Size/Scale: 1:18
Suspension: Solid Axle 4-Link
Vehicle Type: 4WD "Scale" Rock Crawler
Water-Resistant: Yes
Shock Type: 55mm(2.16 in) Oil filled, plastic (4)
Steering: 9g Servo
Transmission: 3 speed electronic switch, Remote Shifting
Lights: Included and User Installed Front LED (controllable), rear LED (optional)
Front Track: 119mm (4.68 in)
Rear Track: 119mm (4.68 in)
Ground clearance: 44mm capable: (1.73")
Ground clearance at standard ride:
Height: 40mm (1.57")
Axle ground clearance: 21mm (0.83")
Height: 112mm (4.40 in)
Length: 263mm (10.30 in)
Width: 120mm (4.72 in)
Wheelbase:  150mm (5.90 in)
Wheel Hex Size: 7mm
Battery Tray: 48 L x 30 W x 22mm H
Running weight: 433g (0.95lbs)
Weight without battery: 405g (0.89lbs)
Body Weight with lights: 80g (2.82oz)
Pinion: 12T
Spur Gear: 24T
Transmission: 3 speed electronic switch, Remote Shifting
Drivetrain ratio: 35.5:1
Axle gearing: 2:1

Needed to Complete:
  • Everything is in the box!

This product was added to our catalog on February 24, 2020

Verified Owner
Wednesday, Apr 15 2020 (about a year ago)
Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
I went into this thinking it would be just as good as my scx24 because it was priced about the same (technically it was cheaper due to a sale). O boy was I was WRONG. This thing has so many issues Im not sure if I can remember them all.

The throttle is awful...on low setting it cant even get one tire over a small pine cone let alone even move forward. The medium setting is very twitchy and high its extremely twitchy.

There is no suspension flex...The oil is to thick so I dumped it and put in 10wt and only filled it half way...didnt help...the springs are a bit to stiff and the car weights about nothing. Tried adding about 120g at the center/front and still its not enough to weigh it down and it really gets the motor hot with all the extra weight...I might try to clip the springs a bit

The body pins are a nightmare to get back on and the tires are super stiff...i swapped them out for the ones on my downed scx24

And to top it off it... the body was already scuffed on the top of the cab

On the upswing it did come with 2 batteries that can be charged on my charger...
Verified Owner
Monday, Feb 1 2021 (3 months ago)
Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
I absolutely love my Panda Hobby Tetra it is perfect, plenty of power, quality made and super fun I will be buying another one for sure.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 19 2021 (4 months ago)
Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
This little trk is even kooler in person then expected, I did get a 2s 800mah lipo for it, my gf drained both our batteries (I got her 1 also)b4 my lipo gave up the ghost, not any faster but played much longer while doing wheelies across the living room floor... Dogs aren't nearly as impressed as me (lol).Only gripe is body clips are so darn small but I'd buy them again...
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 19 2021 (4 months ago)
Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
Cool little crawler. The maroon truck body is awesome, articulation is good, sealed oiled shocks. But the control of driving sucks ! Either the pinion tooth count needs lowered, a better motor or both. With some upgrades you have a decent car. "Still fun as is though".
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 15 2021 (4 months ago)
Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
Fun truck, Pretty impressed with it. does not include the plug to turn off brake which would be nice., If you have used a hobby plus or SCX they do not have a brake and it takes some getting used to.

Great foam filled tires, heavier that my solder weighted cr18 wheels. Bigger than the 24 scale, but it is just as capable on my course that I designed for 24 scale. Only a slightly longer wheelbase, so its not terrible for navigating but the extra length does make it more stable on climbs.

Shocks are awesome too. Oil filled. Better than SCX and even HR Aluminum Upgrade shocks.

Controller is the same as SCX

Buy it. its a little different than the SCX so its a great truck to run along side one of those for a bit of a different feel and experience.

SCX is still my favorite, but its heavily modded. Better than SCX out of the box by a mile.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Dec 9 2020 (5 months ago)
Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
amazing little truck and lots of fun for being inside on a cold stormy night .
Verified Owner
Thursday, Apr 2 2020 (about a year ago)
Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
This is a fun, ready to run, out of the box, batteries included little RC crawler. I would like to see more aftermarket support. There are no upgrades available yet, and few replacement parts. It has poor quality tires (that look real cool), and it is impossible to find quality tires to fit. I had to manipulate some 1/24 tires to work. I would like to get more flex. I do enjoy the three speed settings. I look forward to seeing what upgrades they come out with.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Apr 1 2020 (about a year ago)
Panda Hobby Tetra K1 1/18 RTR Scale Mini Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio (Maroon)
Awesome fun little truck, runs great long lasting with 2 batteries.