Review of an unusual radio-controlled HIPER TORNADO shifter: with smoke generation and transformation mode. Four-wheel drive based on roller wheels provides decent flotation on the surface: you can move the machine sideways or diagonally, move small obstacles. Sound and light effects will make the game more interesting and bring joy to children. In addition to the remote control, there is a special bracelet with a gyroscope for gesture control.
Transforming cars on roller wheels are a modern and fashionable trend for radio-controlled toys. The HIPER TORNADO model stands out not only with 4x4 all-wheel drive, but also with bright lighting effects with sound (music, engine simulation, etc.). There are also a few “chips” — a steam generator for simulating smoke, as well as a bracelet for controlling gestures.
- Brand: HIPER
- Model: TORNADO
- Type: machine-reverser with remote control
- Scale: 1:12
- Power supply: battery 1200 mAh 7.4V
- Working time: 15–25 minutes (depending on intensity)
- Weight: ~1.3 kg
Comes in a large box with bright printing — this option would be appropriate as a gift for both boys and girls.
The machine comes with a battery, a battery charger, a small screwdriver to access the battery compartment, a remote control, a wristband for control, a charger for the wristband, and a device for refilling liquid into the smoke simulator.
It makes sense to study the instruction manual, especially in terms of features for simulating smoke and controlling with a bracelet.
It is convenient that you do not need to purchase separate chargers or power supplies. HIPER TORNADO comes with a 1200 mAh battery (7.4V, two cells) and a USB charger for it.
The battery is located in the battery compartment on the bottom of the machine body. To access, you will need a screwdriver (from the kit or similar). There is enough space in the compartment to accommodate the battery itself and the wire to it.
The machine comes with a special remote control bracelet for control using gestures. Powered by a built-in battery, and to recharge the bracelet, there is another USB charger included, this time with a thin plug.
The bracelet is wide, with many holes and a triple clasp. Suitable for children’s hands, fastened comfortably, sits well. When activated, keep it level and horizontal.
There are two buttons on the remote control — on / off and control of functional modes. Three LEDs serve as indication. By rotating, tilting and turning the arm with the bracelet, you can direct the machine left-right, forward-backward and diagonally.
The remote control with a radio channel (2.4GHz) has two “sticks” for forward-backward movement (left) and left-right rotation (right).
Additionally, on the end there are two shifts with the functions of moving sideways. Function buttons are located in the center: transformation mode, demo mode with a demonstration of capabilities and steam generation mode.
To change the batteries in the remote control, you will also need to use a screwdriver. The remote control works from a pair of “finger” elements (2xAA).
The HIPER TORNADO car is equipped with a transformation function, when, on command from the remote control or a bracelet, the front and rear axles are lowered in the “P” shape, providing additional ground clearance.
A feature of the HIPER TORNADO machine is Mecanum omnidirectional roller wheels, which not only provide decent cross-country ability, but also provide diagonal movement and even sideways movement.
The HIPER car can rotate 360°, overcome small obstacles and climb bumps, bumps and other obstacles. Pay attention to the work of the front and rear axle suspension.
To generate steam, there is a special tank into which ordinary water must be poured. A conventional ultrasonic evaporator is installed inside, as well as backlight LEDs.
The effect is quite strong, especially impressive in the dark. The steam from the generator is highlighted in color, giving the impression of not even an exhaust, but a jet stream.
As I said above, the HIPER car is equipped with various sound and light effects. In demo mode, music and the sounds of a running motor are played. Bright illumination is located under the body panels and in the transparent wheel rims.
I note the decent quality of plastic, good assembly — the machine has a certain resistance to scratches and chips. But playing in the rain and driving through puddles is not worth it — the main compartment is not protected from water
A demonstration of the capabilities, as well as an example of gesture control, can be seen in the video.
The machine is really interesting, the illumination is especially spectacular at dusk. I’m sure you appreciate it.
Thus, the HIPER TORNADO 4x4 flip car is a very unusual and interesting gift for a child. The machine is quite tenacious, with a transformation, it moves equally well both on asphalt and on a lawn with obstacles. Imitation of smoke using a steam generator, as well as sound and light effects will bring a whole range of new experiences to the game. The highlight of the model can be considered a special bracelet with a gyroscope for gesture control.
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