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Maisto R/C Rock Crawler Radio Control Vehicle (Colors May Vary)
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- Two motors and low gearing make for rugged off-road action
- Articulated front and rear suspension
- 6AA for the vehicle (Not included) and 2 AAA (Not included) for the controller
- Tri-Channel Transmitter, Go off-road today
- TPE tires for ultra grip
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Take your radio control experience off-road with the all new Rock Crawler from Maisto. This off-road radio control truck boasts articulated suspensions, two motors and low gearing to make for awesome rugged off-road action. Rock Crawler is 12.5'' long and sports both articulated front and rear suspension. Vehicle comes with TPE tires for ultra grip. Tri-channel transmitter allows for three people to play simultaneously with their other Maisto radio control vehicles. Go off-road with your brand new Rock Crawler today. 6AA bateries required for vehicle (not included) and 2 AAA required for controler (not included)
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It is slow, but if you look at the real world crawlers, speed isn't the end goal; torque is, and this truck is surprisingly torquey to be powered by six AA batteries. It's not a wall climber, but it will climb up rocks as tall as it is, and sometimes taller depending upon the approach side of the rock. It's capable considering the cost, and it's also very sturdy. Just this morning I had a little testing session, and I can't tell you the number of times I jarred the bottom casing off of rocks and while the crunch sound was unnerving, the bottom side of the truck is still in good shape. Yes, the rocks have dinged it up in places, but that's part of the brilliance; it's less than $50 shipped, so a ding isn't the end of the world. Do people who spend $500 feel the same way? Maybe, maybe not.
This truck is not without fault. For one, the steering is dodgy. One time when you turn the wheels, it'll turn some, the next time it'll turn much more. Considering that 99% of the design is towards moving the truck over obstacles and not something like figure 8s, it's not a big deal. The turning circle is pretty large, but if the wheels turned very sharply, I'm betting they'd shear off the truck a lot easier when you bounce it off a rock at a funny angle.
The controller I do not like at all. It's a pistol grip style, and no pistol grip controller has ever satisfied me. A personal different, but not a big one. I'd prefer two toggles in a hand held controller, but we don't always get what we prefer. If the choice is a lesser truck with a controller I like, or this truck with a controller I don't like, I'd pick this one.
Liking or disliking RC often confuses because people use the vehicles for purposes that they weren't designed for. This is a crawler, not a racer or a trophy truck. It's meant to go up and down rocky terrain, not go 99 MPH and turn like an F-16. With that in mind, this truck is a good one. The tires have some grip, the body is positioned so it does look weird, but the body isn't bouncing off of obstacles, and the gearing is there in spades.
For mine, it's destined to be modded towards hobby grade. The truck is literally that good, and I've driven some pretty costly hobby RC crawlers to compare it to. Rather than go the conventional method to Hobby grade and throw money at the hobby, I'm going to make this one a long term build for me. Being able to build a competitive hobby crawler on a $40 base, and effortlessly shove it up a trail that $500 machines struggle with, that's what it's about! First up is a heavy dose of protective copper cladding underneath to keep those rocks from cracking the gear housings. ;)
Seems like AWD but I think it has just front and rear motors, and articulates well. Good traction on all surfaces used on. Kirkland 'AA' batteries (6 you place in the car, simple plastic lock door) lasted 3 days with lots of tough use and continued to last over a week with reasonable use; most of his things are broken within a day. The 9-volt battery in the remote transmitter works longer than the 6AA's in the car. You do not need expensive batteries but for the 9VDC remote I use a Li-Ion fire detector battery (regular would likely be fine).
This was a birthday gift for a 6 year birthday-boy (Captain Distructo-type kid). It has lasted very well and climbs over anything reasonable (can't climb stairs, but goes down well) and does it easily. If it tips-over the car antenna bends; just straighten it for longer reception; it is a wire and comes with a straw-like piece you slip-on; just slide it over the wire, place the straw into the car body where the wire comes out and tie a small knot in the protruding wire end to keep the straw on. The car runs into things and survives (large soft tires).
Runs slowly in soft, long grass but fast on smoother hard surfaces. I think the only con is the gearing is noisy to some (non-interested females), like if it is used near people eating at a picnic or in the back yard and trying to talk and be heard and it is close by. Not bad, really.
Three different frequencies can be easily selected if you get two or three of these (simple external switches for channels A, B, and C), or someone else has one, so the frequencies do not conflict. Though it can be fun to have big sister control it the same time little brother uses it. It works well in sand, probably not in high water (elecrtonics do not like water and there are no water seals (a little rain may be OK or a recently watered lawn) or very high grass (where grass can wind up on the axels). Very flexible axels, large soft tires with somewhat sticky rubber, and it is lots of fun.
Great for kids and adults, probably not great for RC enthusiasts with experience who want speed, and tight circles. Great price and great for beginners. Not a great turning radius but doing a 4 point turn works well and is easy. It backs up very well. If you want better spend a lot more money (I see some going for hundreds or even over a thousand; $$$). This is great for potential breakage by a kid, and is pretty impressive to me. My grandson, and son, loves it. If you want guaranteed red get this red one for $5 or so more, but if the color does not matter get the Rock Crawler in 'any color' for $5 or more less.
The Morphibian works well in water but not grass; this is great on surfaces not puddles or ponds. I highly recommend it and just bought another 'any color' Rock Crawler, as my small dog has fun being chased by it, too. And, I can compete with my grandson.
He had no difficulty navigating this rock crawler. It works well on any terrain. He drove it on a hilly, rough terrain with ease.
The controller was easy for him to control and steer and I would estimate a 5 year old could play with this independently.
This is durable to withstand minor crashes. It went headfirst into a tree with no damage. If only it were this easy when they are teenagers!
Great truck and recommended.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review. Please feel free to ask any questions you may think of and have a blessed day.
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Yr old broke it in less than 3 months and that was only with regular play. He's not hard on his toys. You get what you pay for here