Picked up a slightly used bone stock Everest Gen 7 Pro today. The temperature was in the high 40’s so I decided to run by West Tyson park on the way home and try out. West Tyson is a cool place has several trails of various lengths if you want to do some trailing. Has several creeks down in the valley for some rock climbing.
Went across a short trail leg and then down into the creek. Creek was still full of fall leaves, need a couple of spring rains to clean them out. Ran maybe a total of 30 minutes or so.
Here’s my thought on this 1st shack out run. It comes with a 17T brushed motor which is my opinion is to powerful for rock crawling & trailing. You have to be real light on the throttle or it takes off way to fast. Has good top speed for a trailing and decent wheel speed. My thought is that it would be better with a 27T. I have heard of people putting 35T & 55T in them. I have tried these motors and just didn’t feel they had enough wheel speed. Changing the gearing might have helped too. Getting off track here back to the Gen 7.
Needs a shorter turning radius. The way it is stock to make some turns you would have to do a lot of backing up which isn’t always good when crawling especially when reverse seems to be way to fast with no way to turn it down, at least I don’t think so. There are some adjustments on the TX that I have not checked out yet. In the parking lot I parked on the left line of a parking space cranked the wheel all the way to the right and it took almost the entire space to turn. Same turning left. This isn’t as bad as it sounds, there are a couple of inexpensive mods that can be done for less than $10.
The other issue which I really did see in the short run that I did, but pushing the rear diff you can see the transmission move. This tells me that the driveshaft is to long and needs to be shortened a bit. This is also documented in the forums.
Don’t think this is a comp crawler but for trailing and running creek beds I don’t think you can go wrong for the price. Pretty sure it will crawl as good as my Deadbolt and almost as good as the Wraith.