In the last few weeks before I was due to go back to work we had a little family break, first we popped down to devon for 4 days, then another few in Wiltshire on the way back. The weather throughout the holiday was perfect with lots of clear sunny days. Whilst in Wiltshire I couldn’t resist having a little fly of the Dynamic-S, which I don’t think I’ve flown since 2015! It flew, as ever, brilliantly. There wasn’t enough wind to venture onto the slope, but on the flat field at the top of the White Horse hill I had a lot of fun while my daughter looked on.
After waiting to patiently while I put a few packs through the Dynamic, we couldn’t resist putting a pack through our new RC car on the way back home. The Dominus worked well on the gravel track, with the Daughter slowly getting to grips with the steering!
More fun with the Desert Fox, I managed to mount my GoPro to it using a clamp like the one you see on the right. Then we took it into the local woods for a little drive around, the video shows a little of how quick it is. The lad having great fun bashing it around.
We’ve been having a lot of fun with the Desert Fox, it is so much more powerful than the brushed/NiMH powered Tamiya buggies we were used to, capably handling pretty much any terrain we throw at it.
There is a great RCGroups thread about it here, in there several people have warned that the supplied 40A ESC isn’t really up to it. Well on our fourth trip out the poor thing had smoke pouring from the ESC, I quickly removed the battery and thankfully avoided any fire.
Seeing as we were soon to go on holiday to visit grand dad I considered my options:
Go through the famous Hobby King RMA process, only to get another 40A ESC which is just as likely to blow up.
Take it on the chin and accept the cheap car was cheap and upgrade the motor/ESC.
Figuring option 2 would mean the buggy was usable for the vacation and also probably better off in the long run I took the plunge and bought a 3250KV motor and 80A ESC combo. It was pretty quick to fit, just requiring a battery connector to e added.
Happily this plugged right in and the car spent a happy week tearing up the beach in Teignmouth.
I was on the lookout for something fairly cheap (might have been a mistake), LiPO powered, brushless and 4 wheel drive. I think Hobby King had just launched this at an amazing price so a purchase was made with the funds free’ed up after the Neo sale. I bought a couple of hard case 5000mAh 2s packs and installed the receiver recently removed from the same.
Its a lot of fun, fast as hell, powers over all sorts of things that tripped up the tamiya and seems tough enough with moderate jumps and the general rough and tumble of being bashed around by a 6 year old.
Since my last update we have bought a new car, sold it and bought a newer one. I thought I’d bung a page up for the little Neo Scorcher despite it now having been sold, just for reference. It was a fun little car but we kept finding it getting stuck in relatively small obstacles, so we moved onto a brushless, LiPo powered monster – the HKing Desert Fox. Anyway, the page for the Neo Scorcher is here.