Overview of a radio-controlled car in 1:12 scale. In the presence of four-wheel drive, differentials, proportional control. In short, I really liked the machine for its stability and ease of control, the details are below.
The machine is packed in a fairly large box without transparent inserts.
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The machine is delivered already fully assembled and ready, this state of the model is usually called “RTR” (Ready-To-Run).
In addition to the machine itself, the package includes:
- pistol control panel;
- wheel wrench for removing wheels;
- spare crisps for attaching the crust – 2 pcs.;
- drive gear (pinion) – 2 pcs.;
- bolts for fixing the pinion – 2 pcs.;
- 1500mAh Li-lon battery;
- hex key – 2 pcs. (1.5 and 2 mm).
The charger is rated at 7.4V 800mAh.
Equipped with a two-color LED to indicate the charging process.
A set of “spare parts and tools”.
The instruction manual is extremely well done.
In addition to the instruction itself, it contains detailed diagrams for self-assembly / disassembly of the machine, and there is also a detailed list of components and mechanisms. The only caveat, in this case, is that the instructions are only in Chinese and English. Given that all the inscriptions are accompanied by illustrations, I think that this should not be a big problem.
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Remote control “pistol” type. It does not have a pronounced external antenna, which I personally consider a plus. Yes, of course, this may have a slightly negative effect on the signal reception range, but do not forget that due to the relatively small size of the machine itself, the owner may not need a distance of 100-120 meters, because. it just won’t be visible. But as a plus, I think that this antenna cannot be broken, and this has already happened repeatedly with other remotes thanks to playful children’s hands))
Another feature of this remote control is that it can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people. Of course, this possibility is not something outstanding and is widely used in most modern consoles of this type. But the point here is how exactly this opportunity is implemented – the wheel is simply squeezed out to the side that the owner needs inside the remote control itself.
Quite original and comfortable.
The wheel has a soft foam tyre.
The remote control has a rudder trimmer, an adjustment of the sensitivity of the turn of the machine, a slider for turning on the remote control, as well as a slider for switching the ratio of the handle (trigger) of the gas 50/50 or 30/70.
The remote control requires six AA 1.5V batteries or accumulators.
Let’s move on to the machine itself.
The appearance of the car resembles a special “Arctic” series of Toyota Hilux AT38 (the one on which TopGear conquered the North Pole)
The characteristics of the machine are as follows:
- length – 443 mm.
- width – 262 mm.
- height – 225 mm.
- weight – 1400 gr.
- wheel diameter – 98 mm., width – 48 mm.
- wheelbase – 260 mm.
- clearance – 50 mm.
- radio signal reception range 70-80 m.
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To protect against inevitable collisions with insurmountable obstacles, a bumper-“kenguryatnik” made of thick plastic is provided in front.
Behind there is a “fifth wheel” or as it is also called – “wili bar”. A device used in high-powered RC models to prevent tipping backwards during a hard start. It goes without saying that in this machine this device is nothing more than a tuning element, because. engine power for such a sharp start will not be enough.
The tires of the wheels are made of rubber, there is nothing but air inside.
To remove the wheels, you must use the wrench supplied.
The body of the car, often referred to as the “crust”, is held on by four metal studs, two in front and two in the back.
The slider on / off the machine is available without the need to remove the crust, the receiver and the front wheel control servo are also located here.
The 380-class commutator motor is equipped with an aluminum heatsink to protect against overheating.
The place of the battery is located at the very top of the structure. In this case, the battery itself is fixed with a massive plastic bracket. For charging, it is absolutely not necessary to remove it from the machine, and you can even leave the crust on, just bend it a little and get the wires to connect to the charger.
Let me remind you that the declared battery capacity is 1500 mAh.
Most of the chassis of the machine is made of thick, durable plastic, but metal elements are used in the most vulnerable places.
The shock absorbers are of the oil-free type, i.e. “dry”, though it’s impossible to say that this somehow has a bad effect on the stability of the machine.
The suspension has a good, smooth ride.
A few photos of the car in autumn off-road park conditions
A full charge of the machine is enough for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how hard you press the gas trigger, of course.
The controls are very smooth and predictable, i.e. You can drive comfortably at low speeds.
The machine comes from here, bought with a coupon “RC18OFF”
Thank you for your attention and all the best.