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. ;)
All battery issues aside...as for the car itself, all the wheels do have nice springs and articulate well. I don't have a whole lot of experience with remote control cars but these seem to be very peppy to me; they zip right along and even have enough speed to do little skids on our smooth floor when you change direction with them. We have observed them riding on 2 wheels more than once as they hit an object while speeding around a corner, and skidding on their tops certainly doesn't hurt them. The remote itself is super easy to operate, with a simple steering wheel type thingy for left and right action, plus a finger toggle for forward and reverse. And no, they don't have a super sharp turn radius, but the forward and reverse action is so quick you can get around any obstacle with ease with a little practice and the controls. All in all a super fun product, and looks like it's worth way more than we actually paid for them, which is always a bonus ;)
the little items on the car, like the lights were broke. 3 letter levels on both the car and remote. neither work.
I repaired the remote, and got it to at least run, but you need to stand about 3 feet away from it to go.
nice birthday gift, watching my son chase it around the yard! I knew it was a cheaper remote car, but geez!!!