Roelof Tooms, well known on many of the
forums for his vast knowledge and expertise with all scales of R/C, bought
a SLEEPER RS480 from us a few months back with a goal of making the
fastest 1/18th scale R/C ever - and so far he has accomplished just that.
He recorded an average top speed of 99.9 kph (62 mph) with a slightly
modified chassis and a super-fast brushless motor. Way to go Roelof!
So far that's the fastest actual recorded speed of any Micro RS4.
We're proud that he was able to do it with one of our conversion kits.
Read his full review of the SLEEPER RS480 here.
Some posts made on the forums:
alright, this thing
looks mighty! ... i love the looks of the chassis! after i built the
chassis frame, i took my stock chassis off the rest of the goodies of the
micro .. the size! my goodness it's amazing! I love the strength and
weight of the materials as well. VERY nice. - AzteK
I'm pretty psyched
mine arrived today. Awesome quality kit. - lextek
I got my RS480
today. Everything is just perfect. Dan u r the man. Can't assemble
it until Sunday since I'm going to da beach tomorrow. - leonli17
Yup what he said!
I assembled it right after my finals. This thing is a work of art
Dan, I feel like I should of ordered two, one for racing with the nitro
guys and one as a trophy! Great Work! - trd
Comments via e-mail:
"I received the kit today, it is SWEET. Better than I
imagined...I had a suggestion but I can't remember it right now. It is a
sweet kit, I just can't get over that :D. This is my first CF anything,
cuz I just stepped up from xmods. My MRS4 is still non functional
cuz it has no electronics, but I'm taking my time. Cuz when the sleeper
wakes, he's gunna turn heads :D. I'm gunna be racing against 1:10. I
don't care if I win, all I want is respect for kicking someone's ***. If
I remember anything else, I'll email. I was skeptical about spending
BDS$165 for just a chassis, but it's worth EVERY penny. Again,
thank you." - Rasheed
"Dan, This morning I did go by the
post office to get the kit ! Looks good, many spare parts so I can break
the rear end more often ;-) Well thought of the tools for the
screws, in a part of the world where metric screws and tools is used it
is nice to have the right tools. 1st I have to rebuild my M18 for
a race next Saturday and then I will start to build up my speed monster.
Thanx!" - Roelof
"Hello Dan, my RS4 540 arrived
yesterday. Very cool stuff !!!! Now I am waiting for some other
parts ( alloy bulkhead, Ball diffs etc...) to complete it. Thank
you again !!!!" - Andreas Baumgartl
"Hi there. I'm very interested in
your RS480 chassis conversion, being a huge fan of micro cars. I notice
on your site that the chassis is currently sold out. Would it be
possible to e-mail me when they are available again as I really, really
want one!!!! Many thanks" - Barry Cheesemore A big fan of micro RC (from
purchased 2 RS480 kits and they are great. They are so fast that the
left rear wheel always came off. I just ended up gluing all the
wheels to the wheel inners." - Ed
"Dan, just received the Sleeper kit. Looks
great. Can't wait to start building it." - Bob Lasky
"Thanks and keep up the great work. Man
that Sleeper kit is awesome!!!!! :-) Thanks." - Nathan Woolley
"Hello. I'm emailing to say to make more
kits. All of my friends that have Micros were very impressed to see the
RS480. They asked where to get one and now since they just sold out, they
cannot. So I hope you do make more kits because I have a lot of people
that want them. Thanks." - Victor Melina
"...I must say that you have outdone your
selves once again, with the new sleeper micro." - Edward Sigua
"...I want to thank you for making the
sleeper. This thing is truly amazing." - Ed Case
microHazMat posted this on one18th.com:
"Next day I drove to a new parking lot with
a fresh slurry coating. I programmed the esc and hit the gas.
WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! This car is quite possibly the
fastest car I have every seen. (Faster than my friends Serpent 910
with the Sirio 21 that is ported and polished!!!). Even running with the
stock rear diff and in two wheel drive, this thing launched straight with
a little driver correction."
Read the whole review here.
initially bought two kits and after driving his car once, bought 3
more and had this to say about it:
"This little Micro is the fastest remote
control vehicle I have seen thus far! It's faster than 5th, 8th, and 10th
Scale vehicles! Running a whopping 9 turn double; it's unstoppable!
Thanks, very much Dan Marx. I can't wait to see the next addition!
Keep up the great work!" -
A post (just one of several) made by
Troll on one18th.com:
"All I can say is it's fun as hell, and so
far the most reliable setup I've had. Including the 3500lm with a
There's a few things I don't like about it, but mostly it's probably me
being over critical. I've got about 10 packs through this thing. Even with
a mod motor going down the street at top speed (40-50mph?? Who knows...)
and whacking a curb and flipping all sorts of ways a million times, and I
was off and driving again. So I would say it's pretty tough.
If you're nutty, and just want to go fast and be one of the only boys on
the block with the big toys, this thing is for you." - Troll
An email from Barry the day his kit
arrived in the mail:
"Dan, The 540 arrived today. Beautiful
piece of work. I now have to wait until Friday to get the rest of
what I need to get it running. Thanks so much. Do you have many more
left? I think there will be a few guys around here wanting one soon!!!!
Excellent service." - Barry
A post made by PhillyB
the day he finally got to drive his Micro Hybrid:
"wow - it finally stopped raining here and i
got a chance to run mine outside - and MAAAAAAN its fast, in like 20-30 ft
its easily going faster than anything i've seen, and any more distance and
its just smoking fast - i cant believe its so fast - my hands are still
shaky from driving it - and i don't even have all the parts i need yet
(gears for tuning, blinds pack, wide tires)
oh dan - this kits awesome btw - i hit a split in a parking lot just right
at 1/2 throttle and it cart wheeled at least 10-15 times and knocked out
my antenna tube - that was the only serious wreck and it survived
also it runs forever without anything getting hot at all - i wasn't
counting but it had to have been 20+ min of full speed runs n turns"
An email we got from Dan
in CA a week after shipping out his kit:
"well, just wanted to let you guys know that after 4 entire nights of
setting up, i finally got to run it today during lunch. it sucks.
haha j/k! (i would've paid $1 million to see your initial reaction) it's
insane fast. so after several minutes of driving around an empty
parking lot...i was driving it back towards me so i can put my benz body
on. while i was braking, i underestimated the braking, and it
skidded right into the curb, SNIFF SNIFF...
..so that's to let you both know how your 'baby' is unintentionally abused
by us (trust me, after all the $$ and time i've spent on it, it's MY baby
as well). hopefully i'll get it working again tonight. i'm
just afraid that my esc circuitry was damaged from it, and because i
soldered a deans connector after snipping off the tamiya plug, and that
the warranty will no longer be valid.
i'll keep you posted with more of my future stories, hopefully which will
be about embarrassing my friends' micros as opposed to breaking stuff
thanks again guys, you both did a great job with this." - dan