– [RCSparks] Okay, let’s do this. (strained grunt) (crash) Give you some perspective
on how large that is. It’s not the first time I’ve heard that. Now, the reason I even
bothered lifting that up onto the table is to show you guys a little bit of perspective,
because I’m 5’10”, 170 pounds, and here I’m
lifting up this machine. You can see it’s much larger. Over the years, we’ve
done such a great job of making small RC’s look large. We all have these mobile
phones and tablets and things that we watch our videos on and we can never quite grasp the size. This is a full size drill, if that’s any kind of help, at all. Here’s an extra large size of WD-40. That’s the extra large can! That kinda gives you a small idea. Now what are my thoughts on the Primal RC? If you guys have watched
the first three videos I did of unboxing and then
bashing this machine around, let me know in the
comments section down below because I’ve read through
a lot of the comments and I’ve had quite a bit of
experience with the machine now, and I want to address some of the things I’ve heard or I read. Look at that massive,
huge CNC straight axle. Now, one of the things
I’d like to say is that I haven’t had any of my steering hubs, the c-hubs, the spindles, or anything back off and get loose. All of this has been Loctitened. Oh, look at this! Is that the first one? Yes! Okay, look at this, I do have one right here. And this is why I wanted to
go over the machine today. It’s because I’ve had it
shaken, rattled, and rolled, I’ve jumped it at least a hundred times, and I’ve had about three
tanks, three full tanks, of fuel through this truck. You can see I was mostly on dirt, gravel, that kind of thing. No wear on the tires. The only thing I could see
that gets worn a little bit is the lettering starts
to peel in some areas. You can see it over here. You know, these are constantly flexing. This is actually a part
of the suspension system. They’re nice tires, of course, they’re firm on the outside, but you can see they have some cushion, just like a full-sized
monster truck would, right? It uses quite a bit of
flexibility to soak up the jumps. And, of course, so does the
monster suspension, here. (springs creaking) Sounds like I’m leaking, but I’m not. Nope, no leakage at all! That’s a good thing at any age! (laughing) Here, look at this. Sitting right beside it, it’s enormous! Full size! Are you kidding me? It’s, like, that wide at least. Let me see, nope, wider, that wide! Are you kidding? You just can’t quite grasp what Primal RC has done here until you’re in the room with one of these vehicles. So, yes, clearly I am obsessed with the monstrosity that this is, but moving past that, what do
I think about the rest of it? Look at one, two, this is bolted, a third piece right here. So, this is a separate red piece. I’m still learning about
this machine as well. I basically un-boxed it,
and then took it out, and had a great time with it, jumping it and the whole deal. Everyone was talking about the engine, saying, and they’re still
commenting, to this day, on the first unboxing video and test, how slow the engine is. Well, two things I’d like to say here. First, after all these years
of watching RC Adventures, some of you understand that when you put gas and oil into an
engine in the first time, it takes a few tanks to
get it to seat properly and to break in to get your full speed. Second, you have to tune the engine to make it run even better over time. This is something that you
can’t do out of the box and you can’t do on your second run, even, because it takes time to
seat the piston properly. (forceful grunt) Everybody was telling me that I needed to tune the carburetor right out of the gate to get this puppy to
go a little bit faster. Now, again, huge, rotating mass on the ends of these axles. Huge! To get these moving – let’s actually do a size comparison here. Let’s see, here is an old VEKTA.5 wheel. Look at this, ha! It doesn’t even compare! Proper Traxxas X-Maxx paddle tire. This is what we’re talking about. So, the 49cc engine, I agree, is slightly underpowered for power users, but for people who are just
buying this out of the gate, that have never bought an RC before, and it’s not like you need a license to purchase things like this, anybody can buy them. You can go out right now and get one of these shipped to your house! Now, the thing is, is if you don’t know how to drive it, a vehicle of this weight can take out a small child,
can take out an animal, can definitely do property damage if not used right. Now, in an area like mine, at a racetrack, you’re out on a farm or somewhere where you’ve got a place to open it up and let her go, definitely:
modified engine. You guys wanna go out and race, you guys have a lot of fun and do that, you wanna crush cars that
you make, whatever, do that. But also, just as, like,
a warning to people that are out there that aren’t familiar with how large this machine is, this can do damage in the wrong hands. So, Primal RC, from what I understand, they installed this engine, number one, to keep costs down, number two, to keep liability down. Because people who
don’t have practice with RC’s and just go out and smash and bash could end up hurting themselves or others. So, we do have this stock engine in here. It does have a carburetor on it. The carburetor only has
a high speed needle. Now, let me flip this on its side, here. Guys, there is the primer bulb. See that? Basically, on the other side of that, is the idle screw and the
high speed adjustment. One thing that you guys
may not know about this, you’re all saying that it needs a two-speed transmission,
I would agree with that, it could use a two-speed transmission. But look at all of this. CNC’ed, has a reverse gear in it. This actually can go in reverse. It’s, like, one of the first big, gas-powered monster trucks that have a reverse gear in it. That’s pretty phenomenal. Here’s something that I
was having to figure out and I was struggling with. I couldn’t figure out, when
I was jumping this machine, jump, after jump, after jump, after jump, finally, I was actually
having an alignment issue. And I couldn’t get it to go straight. And I couldn’t figure
out what was going on because I’d take it off and adjust, but it was actually these
four screws, right here. These four screws are part of the horn, and you can see that it’s been slipping back and forth a little bit, there. Not a big deal, it was
doing it on both of them. And I had to tighten it up so that when I came back to center with the servos, it would pull the wheels back to center. Now, with these giant tires on here, I am surprised to see that
two fifth scale servos would actually move these. It will actually move the tires as it sits still. Now, of course, that’s not the best thing for your RC. With a machine like this, of weight, you know, you wanna make sure it’s rolling and you’ve got that mass rolling before you start turning back and forth because it makes it easier
on the machines here. Less power overall. Now all that power goes right back to a battery I’ve got back here. This is a two-cell LiPo battery. You can see my disk brakes, one on the back. It’s right on the drive shaft, like, it literally, those
calipers right there squeeze the brake on
this massive drive shaft. Like, the size of my finger
is not the same size. It’s close, but it’s not, the drive shaft is larger. Now, what did I break? Well, we know I broke a
little bit on the cage, back here, and I broke
one body post, here. Body posts here and here
on the side are fine. If we go right around to the other side, by the on/off switch, I broke one side body mount. Now that’s a bummer. Not a big deal though. Plastic… A nut came off of here. People were asking me if I didn’t use enough thread lock, but, in fact, it’s a lock nut, so you don’t use… you don’t use thread lock on there. Is it a lock nut though? I wonder. I think it is. What a machine, what
an incredible Goliath! This is the throttle and brake servo. This, here, actually ended up, this little turnbuckle right here, ended up vibrating loose and coming out. Which made this all very loose and it all started to vibrate around, and I actually ended up almost losing the servo altogether. Look, just one screw left. So, Loctite these guys, big time. I should’ve known that. I thought I did Loctite it but obviously not because it
had a chance to shake loose. The front disk caliper, and caliper, I should say, wonderful. An area that I struggled
with with this machine was these pins, back
here, for the drive shaft. They go all the way through. Lots of red Loctite is what I ended up having to use. And leaving it for 24 hours to set. So I heated all this up, the pin went in with red Loctite, and I made sure to leave it for 24 hours, both front and back. And if you don’t, what will happen is, eventually, the heat and everything will heat up and that pin will drop and you’ll lose your
drive shaft out the back, and you’ll realize you
only have two-wheel drive. That happened on several occasions. I had a hard time getting
those pins to stick, but finally, once I did, they
seem to be in for good now. Now, if I wanna get them
out, not a big deal, I just heat it up with the blow torch and melt that Loctite, take it out. Now, a lot of people will say, and I’ve read in the comments section, “Well, if a vehicle is gonna be close to three thousand US, that
it should come with at least an engine that
powers it properly.” Now I think that’s a point of discussion, you guys can debate in the
comments section down below. For me, personally, I haven’t run into a ready-to-run vehicle, RC vehicle, that wasn’t upgradeable. In fact, that’s why I
enjoy the hobby so much, it’s because there’s so
many different things you can do with ready-to-runs. This doesn’t come in a kit, yet, you know, I don’t know if they’re
ever gonna do a kit, but for a ready-to-run, this engine online is like $140. This is, like, an inexpensive engine. So, if you have a different size engine you wanna put in there, I
think you can still do that. I wouldn’t see why you can’t. And if you want to swap it out for a higher sized engine like an 80 or a 100, they still come at
basically the same size, and they’re only, like, $200 online. So, if anything, what you’re paying for is all the design and CNC and look at these links on the bottom, guys, like, the links are,
that’s my finger there. Like, overall, I see value here. I know a lot of people don’t, a lot of people will be like, “ahhh, 28, like, why are you selling this product with this?” I’m not, I just don’t really show products on the show that suck, to be straight forward. I never really have. So, I wanna take this off here, I wanna look at the chain and have a look. Well, here I’m talking about
great amounts of Loctite and even with heat, I’m not able to get this screw undone without
stripping it out a little bit. The bottom one, no problem, came out. So I’m just gonna kinda move this. Now, an old trick for
me would be to remove these other screws that are all around it and try to slide this
plate back and forth. Let me see here. I’m not sure if this
plate is inset, though, so if it was kinda, like,
in there a little bit it wouldn’t slide back and forth. (drill whirring) A few RC sparks! Yeah, baby! And… Done! Now, is it inset? Oh, yeah, it is inset a little bit! Good call on that. See what I mean, it’s got
a inside lip, quite a bit. Wow, a nice amount of grease
in there too, already. Except it’s all over the side. All over the side instead of on my chain, so I’m gonna wanna take
care of that today. Look at this! You know what I love
about this chain setup? It’s a dual chain, not
just one, there’s two! That is absolutely fantastic. I’ll get you guys in
here so you can see it. Look at that, two
sprockets and two chains, not just a single chain. That’s the right way to
do it, I am super stoked. So, this is direct off
the engine right here so this is the crank, straight
down to the transmission. It’s beautiful. Still rocking the CowRC Udder Butter, super waterproof grease. Just two finger it right there. Yeah, don’t worry, you won’t feel a thing. Right on the inside of the chain. And just getting in there,
being dirty with it, shoving it into all
the nooks and crannies. Gonna roll it back and forth. Oh yeah, nice and sticky. That’s what I like to see. Now, am I upset that this screw was Loctitened too tight? Not really, I’ve got more time
to care about other things because it’s just a screw
and it’s easily replaced. Done. (wrench clattering) So it came with the breaker bar, either side you can use it, and, of course, the right socket. Wow. So I wanted to have a look at this. See, you know, how far
the actual shakage goes, and really, I think it
just comes straight down to this part right here, just a screw is a little bit loose. Right one? No, we need a
bigger size, of course. And just add a dab of Loctite to a threadlocker if you
guys notice that instead, and then that way I’ll
know that it’s in there with some fresh stuff on it. First thing I wanna do though is inspect that thread and clean it out, like, with a wire brush or even, possibly, if you have, if, you know,
like, you’re all adults and you have a blow torch in your shop, go and bust that out. And re-tighten it up. No shake at all. Solid. Might as well see what the other
ones are like: super tight. And how’s that steering? Saver is fine, good. I am shocked at how well
this truck has held together at the abuse that I’ve
given it, I truly am. I’m looking forward to a long
winter of bashing with it, but I am yearning for a faster engine. Let’s take a moment here, you can see, I’m actually just zoomed in
right to the middle of the axle. Let’s look at this axle housing. Try to get the focus to
come back, there we go. Look at the pieces of axle housing that make it come together, like, this section right here
bolts on to this section right here, which is the center,
and same to the other side. This is, like, it’s hard to
explain the size of this. You know, like, bloody
hammer just doesn’t even, it’s the same size, that
kinda gives you a good idea how big that axle is. I love it. Well, I gotta hand it to Primal RC. Congratulations on making a behemoth RC, making it come to market
for everybody to have the opportunity to own one themselves. It’s a design, I can tell,
is out of pure passion. It reminds me of the
old Clod Buster, except no motor on axle, an actual, you know, gas devouring machine. And people say it doesn’t
have a lot of torque, but I’m gonna tell you right now, to get these giant tires even
moving as fast as it does to get it out of the
gate, I’m still a defender of the platform just the way it is, and, unfortunately, for
the cost, the way it is. And I don’t even have
a stake in the company! I don’t have a stake in any company! But I gotta say that, for
these guys to go out there and to do this, I shine it, and I’m gonna hold it up to the light because innovation like this is what
has made our hobby so amazing, and if you’re on your TV right now, or if you’re on something
where you can’t comment or like button, hit the like button, I want you to go right now. I want you to leave a comment and to say what you think of the Primal RC Raminator. Smash that like button
right now, show that the RC community comes together worldwide to hold manufacturers in on the spotlight that deserve to be there
because wow, what a machine. Guys, thanks a lot, I
appreciate you coming by to check out the videos and RC Adventures, we’ll see you in the next
episode, and, as always, get outside and enjoy the hobby of RC! You know I always do, bye-bye.

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