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Great fun, go anywhere Technic model!
on 28 March 2014
- Impressive model inc. full working r/c 4-WD drive-train, working live axle suspension, and 4 wheel steering.
- The drive motors are housed on each axle unit, rather like modern trains and electric cars and this lowers the centre of gravity a bit and puts more weight directly onto the wheels. Very stable.
- One large steering servo motor is housed centrally and steers both ends.
- Doors open and the on/off switch is accessed here. The truck body lifts to access battery box (6 x AA)
- Good battery life.
- The remote control works well and the system is simple, but effective. Forward / back and left right, as is the usual.
- The wheels have Technic axles and 3 pins for extra strength in the wheel hub-axle connection.
- "Reasonable" value, you get 1327 parts and a few left over.
- Lots of new components too inc. NEW servo motor for the rack / pinion steering.
-You also get the remote control gear which is useful and some of the largest wheels currently available. Very responsive remote control.
-I thought the instructions were good and it's built as modules, as you might expect, and this works well.
- It climbs well and only slippery surfaces defeat it. See online videos for info.
- It's relatively durable, a 5 yr old used it under supervision and didn't break it, yet.
- The suspension is springy and it works well.
- A bit slow: but it is crawler, not a dune buggy! (You could change the gearing on the portal gears (web search this term!) - perhaps for more speed?)
- Boring alternative "samey" lorry model?
- Truck body / shell is a bit flimsy - opportunity for upgrade though if in the mood.
- £ per brick some might see this as expensive, depending on when you buy it.
Less able builders might need some extra patience or help in places, as usual. Overall, I'd recommend this model- all the family will want a go and it should give a few hours of fun and more