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Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
6/2/20 10:11 a.m.

Wheelies! Is that 7.2v higher voltage than stock? Might explain why you're blowing stuff up :)

slefain
slefain PowerDork
6/2/20 10:43 a.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Wheelies! Is that 7.2v higher voltage than stock? Might explain why you're blowing stuff up :)

Technically the stock battery is 7.4v, while my NiMH battery is 7.2v. Barely a difference, but I swear the NiMH battery gives the car more "punch". Which makes no sense. From a stop on pavement the little beast would pull the front wheels and carry them a good few feet. It launches like an old GM X-frame car, all gnarly and twisted. Like this:

The super floppy suspension makes it dance over the rough yard, but it also makes it REALLY touchy on high grip surfaces. Some folks are running 3S LiPOs on these cars, which just sounds insane.

I forgot to report another issue. The "return to center" plastic tab on the controller steering wheel broke. A new controller is $25, but for just $20 more dollars I can get a whole other R/C car that INCLUDES the controller I need. It just makes economic sense, right?

https://www.amazon.com/Goolsky-Electric-Off-Road-Crawler-Climbing/dp/B06XWJLNQ3/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=WLtoys&qid=1591111955&refinements=p_36%3A1253561011&rnid=386491011&s=toys-and-games&sr=1-1

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
6/2/20 11:43 a.m.
slefain said:

I got my son one of these for his birthday:

http://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_351315.html

Would you still recommend this? If so, i want to pick up a few for the kids. Thanks

slefain
slefain PowerDork
6/2/20 12:10 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:
slefain said:

I got my son one of these for his birthday:

http://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_351315.html

Would you still recommend this? If so, i want to pick up a few for the kids. Thanks

Yes and no.


JamesMcD chimed in on this thread and got my attention: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/rc-car-question/168563/page1/


For kids I think the JJRC Q39 is a safer bet: https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_663336.html


The plastic driveline on the 12428 is just not up to abuse from a kid when coupled with the 540 motor. My personal 12428 is running great, but I also drive it drive it carefully. I have had $75 worth of fun with my own 12428, so it is still worth it to me. The newer version supposedly has metal diff gears from the factory though.

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
6/2/20 1:47 p.m.
slefain said:
mr2s2000elise said:
slefain said:

I got my son one of these for his birthday:

http://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_351315.html

Would you still recommend this? If so, i want to pick up a few for the kids. Thanks

 


For kids I think the JJRC Q39 is a safer bet: https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_663336.html


 

Thank you, I will order this.

 

I don't know anything about remote controlled cars. Except that most that they get as gifts stop working after a while

 

appreciate your help 

slefain
slefain PowerDork
6/2/20 2:46 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Just keep in mind that these are closer to hobby grade cars than toys. It is like buying a running project car, stuff will be wonky and you just have to fiddle with it. I've been mucking about with R/C cars for better than 30 years. Don't' be afraid to bust out the tools.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
6/2/20 2:49 p.m.

In reply to slefain :

Excellent!!! Thanks 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/2/20 5:49 p.m.

Dood! look at this! I mean, just look at it!!!

JJRC Q65

slefain
slefain PowerDork
6/3/20 8:20 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Oh man, I have a WPL variant on my list of silly things to buy. Just look at the FJ variant!

https://www.banggood.com/WPL-C34-1-or-16-RTR-4WD-2_4G-Truck-Crawler-Off-Road-RC-Car-2CH-Vehicle-Models-With-Head-Light-Plastic-p-1480541.html?rmmds=search&ID=229&cur_warehouse=CN

Sure it will take two months to get to you, but for $56 it is a RTR crawler that looks awesome!

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