December 26, 2018
Surprisingly good RC for the price
At first I was hesitant to pick this up, as the reviews seemed canned, like "This is cool!", but I got it for an Amazon lightning deal and I am glad that I did. I race hobby grade RCs at my local track and was looking for something inexpensive for my 9 year old to beat up.
* Comes in the "discount" packaging, so don't expect much there
* Easy to unbox and get going
* Solid build for a toy grade RC
* Body come off with body clips, exposing motor, heat sink, esc, and steering servo - more than I expected for toy grade
* I immediately noticed Deans plug for the battery and ESC - this is hobby grade standard, which is great. BUT, it's hard for a 9 year to plug and unplug
* The battery is charged not through the Deans plug, but the white "balance" connector. Again, this is hard for a 9 year to plug and unplug until they get the hang of it. These wires are much are fragile, so take your time here.
* Controller comes with throttle and steering reverse and trim adjustments, which is great for toy grade.
* Very fast for toy grade
* Scoots through gravel and tall grass without issue
* Steering - this is the only complaint I really have with the truck. It's very mushy and doesn't return to center well if going from left or right.
Overall, I couldn't be happier. My son loves it and he knows that if he takes care of it, I'll be building him his first hobby grade RC this summer.