Sunday, 1 August 2010

Radio Controlled Mini Cooper 1:10 Scale model

Radio Controlled Mini Cooper 1:10 Scale model Review

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Mini Speed
3/5

Reasonable enough speed with this beauty, but a car like this is more about looks, you won't be going slowly but not going to be speeding off either not really much to say goes about as fast as you'd expect, the surface your on can make quite abit of difference as well.
•    Mini Handling
3/5

Much like the speed the handling for this is nothing amazing, yes it'll turn just as much as you want and you won't be having to go left, then back and right, then left again to get around a corner, more like a realistic car driving in miniature than a fast crazy toy which with it being more of a scale model than a ‘toy’, you'd expect.  
•   Mini Looks
5/5

exceptionally beautiful car, much like a real mini it has everything, the iconic body shape, the two tone paint (roof/wing mirrors + body), fully working front and rear lights, a near perfect reconstruction of a real life mini inside along with the minis very own large rev counter/Speedo, add in working doors which is pretty rare nowadays, and LED lights both inside and behind each wheel, as well as the possibility of driving with it’s own soundtrack, it plays music!!.
 Mini Price
3/5

This car is so beautiful it's worth it for just the use as a scale model sitting on a shelf, add to the fact you can have loads of fun driving it!, well worth it, it’s alot cheaper than the real thing!!
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•   Mini Control Range
3/5

No real complaints in this section, but nothing to write home about either, decent enough range and control as you’d expect with a car of this style and size.

•   Mini Battery Usage
3/5

again, very good a plug in rechargeable battery to in the car and two AA batteries that come in the box, a nice little touch both last for a long time as usual depending on how much you use, and having the music on will make the battery run out that little bit quicker.

•  Mini Controller
4/5

Uses 2 AA batteries with a system where it’s only on when your actively driving it so the batteries will last that bit longer, a pretty simple controller, backwards and forwards stick and a left and right, what more could you really need though.

•   Mini radio controlled scale model Over view
Overall this Mini is a brilliant RC car, amazing looks, reasonable speed great control and a price that’s not too shabby I wouldn’t recommend it to the hardcore speed freak but superb car for the younger kids aged anything up to 13, or for someone just looking to have a lil’ play about or for something not to frightening or for those fans of the Mini or of beautiful model cars

I’d give it a high 3.5 out of 5 over all, moderate car, not the best but certainty not the worst.



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Saturday, 31 July 2010

1:10th scale licensed radio control car citroen Xsara VTS

1:10th scale licensed radio control car citroen Xsara VTS Review

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•    Speed
4/5

A pretty speedy car, maybe not one of the fastest but on the right terrain you won’t find yourself wanting although it can be a little sluggish to get moving on rough terrain, but as it’s meant to be a track race car, that would be expected.
•    Handling
4/5

Much like the speed the handling isn’t the greatest, but on the right terrain and with the right track you will find yourself turning perfectly fine and even on all terrain it’ll still turn and even spin perfectly fine.
•    Looks
4/5

This car, as with most of the bigger better RC cars has a simple overlay plastic body, with graphics to look like the Citro├źn Xsara track car with all the same graphics for the driver, sponsors, lights, grill everything also including some really nice looking alloy wheels and small LED lights just behind each wheel which gives an amazing look if driving in the dark! 
•    Price
4/5

Reasonable price for this, quite abit cheaper than the next stage up (drift cars etc) but with still alot of the same joys it’s not only alot of fun to just drive, but then you can also spend hour upon hour replacing the various bits, modding everything and anything to create your very own customised high performance RC car exactly how you want it, you'd have to get a real car to get anything better in that department.
•    Control Range
4/5

Big aerial on car and controller, decently built and priced so as you’d expect it has a fairly high standard, and this carries on with the control range.
•    Battery Usage
5/5

a built rechargeable battery as with most cars, and 1 9V battery for the controller which comes in the box along with the car so you won’t be left searching through the draws for that battery you saw last Christmas, both last for a long long time no complaints.
•    Controller
4/5

Uses 6 AA batteries in the base, very big manly feeling controller that full of gadgets, you can adjust the positioning of the 'trigger', invert the forward and backwards motion and the steering if you'd prefer, you can even adjust the wheel angle of your car if it's pulling to 1 side, or you for whatever reason want to aim a certain direction, Or if you find it’s not quiet set up right for you, a slight edit of the trim can set it perfectly.

•    Over view

Really really good car, looks great, good speed, handling, controller and battery life, and underneath the body, and the unique and very good protective box holding the inner workings of this car, plenty to chop and change, improve and create your own perfect RC car, recommended for the mid age, between 12 upwards, and i’d give it a 4 out of 5.

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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Radio Controlled Mechanical Flying Bird ST0001

Radio Controlled Mechanical life like flapping Flying Bird ST0001  

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Speed /height
5/5

Amazingly superbly immense!, I was a little sceptical at first before flying this Mechanical bird, but once it started flapping it’s huge wings you can straight away sense the amount of power and once you let it go, it really goes!. you WILL need a very large open field to fly this, but it’s well worth it your own giant bird, under your control.

Handling
  3/5 

As you can imagine it’s a giant bird, with flapping wings and everything else a bird needs, so it is a little difficult to control, especially as, like me, your probably not going to be anywhere near used to flying a bird!, but you can pick it up just about quickly and that will allow you to at least to do the basics and enjoy it, landing is a bit of a difficult task though

Looks

4/5

Large patterned wings and tail, both very bright and colourful with a birdlike feather effect and a foam protective body, and bird like ‘head’; a pretty good looking bird, the pure size of the wings is enough and, especially when it’s in flight it' does look like a real bird, amazing.

Price
4/5

for the size, power and pure flight ability it’s well worth it and i certainly haven't seen any other bird, let alone one as good as this, well worth shelling out for.

Control Range
5/5

As i said previously you will need a very large field to fly this beast so you can imagine you will need, and indeed do get amazing range a good 30,40,50 foot away and in the air and you’ll still have it under control, very very good!.

 Battery Usage
5/5

a build in lithium battery with a plug in charger that will charge in a similar time to most things, leaving it over night will give you a fully charged battery, and a good half hour at least of full on flapping at top power!

Controller
4/5

Pretty normal and simple controller, up down, left right, faster slower. Simple to hold and use, wit ha very large Ariel.

Over view

All in all this is an immense, huge and powerful VERY enjoyable RC bird, looks great, a decent price for a pretty original and amazing thing, good battery life, and well worth getting 5 out of 5 from me, Buy it, put it together, enjoy it, you will not regret it!

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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Syma S026 Micro Chinook Cargo Transport Plane 3 Channel Indoor Ready to Fly RC Remote Control Helicopter

Syma S026 Micro Chinook Cargo Transport Plane 3 Channel Indoor Ready to Fly RC Remote Control Helicopter 

 

•    Speed /height
4/5


As this ‘copter is supposed to be an mainly indoor heli don’t expect to be flying around the clouds but the double rotor gives it, as you'd expect double the power and ability of normal helicopters, and because of this power, you have alot more control over a larger area than any other indoor helicopter.


•    Handling
  5/5


Again as i said in the previous section this Chinook has amazing range for an indoor helicopter which allows you more control and better handling over a larger distance, and with the double rotor system, front and back you get unprecedented control , as you'd expect with 2 rotors, you get double the control amazing ability to hover, twist and turn.

  • Looks
4/5 

Really decent looking helicopter, plastic moulded body with the classic unmistakable Chinook transport helicopter, very sturdy and can withstand most crashes which gives this rc helicopter yet another advantage over most

  • Price
3/5

Pretty reasonable priced copter and worth the money in my opinion you gonna have a lot of fun even on them rainy days sat inside flying this little beauty around your house.


•    Control Range
3/5


As this is a mainly indoor copter don’t be expecting miles and miles but it certainly has enough for the indoors and plenty for outside, will far surpass any other indoor helicopter you may find, certainly for anything near the same price.


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  Battery Usage
5/5


The controller runs off 6 AA batteries and expect them to last, even if they are cheap and the helicopter it’s self can be charged with a plug in charger that will charge it up reasonably quickly, and the fully charged helicopter will last for a long, long time.


•    Controller
4/5


Great controller bright and colourful, has everything you need in terms of controls that are very easy to manoeuvre.  


•    Over view


Overall this indoor RC Chinook helicopter is one of the best, not only indoor but all helicopters in general, with it's front and back rotor/balance bar that gives double the power, control and ability, and a very reasonable price, i would recommend it to anyone that wants to start out, with it's small size but immense power and control it offers the fun and excitement needed, but the strength to withstand the learner crashes 


I'd give it a 5 out of 5, amazing!


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Saturday, 24 July 2010

1:10TH SCALE HSP XSTR 4WD RC OFF-ROAD BUGGY

1:10TH SCALE HSP XSTR 4WD RC OFF-ROAD BUGGY

 


This off-road buggy is one of the best cars we've ever seen let alone had the pleasure of driving, for a car so big it can really move, theres so much to this buggy, from the moulded aerodynamic body, to the big spoiler at the back, amazing.





With this R/C monster trucks big, knobbly off-road tires you will never find yourself needing more grip, whether your on grass, concrete, mud or a rough mix of all 3 you'll have full speed, full grip and near perfect and perhaps some of the best turning/handling we've experienced, independent hydraulic operated turning and independent fully functional suspension again aids with not only a stylish strong technical look, and offers a better drive, you will simply drive over any and everything in your way!

With built in high tension bumper bars at front and rear that protect the main body and inner workings from any crashes you will have nothing to worry about with this, you can repeatedly go full speed into a solid concrete block if you would so wish to, and not find anything destroyed, shaken or even scratched!

interchangeable bodies can choose from several different styles colours and shapes, and adjustable height of the body on the chassis  with simple pins, meaning that within seconds you can basically have a completely different car!


this 1:10th scale 4 wheel drive off-road monster truck, is going to cost you quite a large amount but it's well worth it, not only is it simply a great drive and alot of fun, there's endless possibilities to change, swap, improve everything on it, from new wheels, rims, suspension, batteries, engine, antenna, body, you name it you can change and improve it, imagine spending hours upon hours under a car bonnet, well this is just like that only abit smaller!

Really good control range with this R/C car, we didn't even attach the antenna onto the car but still got amazing distance using just the unravelled antenna wire! so imagine a good 30 40 feet at-least with the antenna on before you even think about losing your control.

 

rechargeable plug in battery that lasts for ages from our tests quite a bit longer than the normal aswell, especially as this car has alot of power thus needs alot of energy!

The controller uses a hand full of normal AA batteries and with most controllers, they don't really require too much battery power so they last and last and last and this big simple controller has the ability to change left/right trim, and reverse backwards and forwards on motion trigger and reverse left/right on twist wheel all quickly easily and straight away meaning no matter where or when your driving, you can get it perfect!

 

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Thursday, 22 July 2010

Free Bird Q31 4CH Mini Indoor Helicopter with Gyro

Free Bird Q31 4CH Mini Indoor Helicopter with gyro review





•    Speed /height
3/5


As this ‘copter is supposed to be an mainly indoor heli don’t expect to be flying around the clouds but with it’s infrared controls you can get a decent height and distance more than enough for even the biggest house, and plenty for outside fun too although be prepared to get running after it outside if you fly to far.

•    Handling
 4/5


Again as it’s been made and designed as an indoor ‘copter so your going to get control enough to whiz around the living room so there’s defiantly going to be enough handling for all your needs no disappointments.


  • Looks
3/5

Great looking small helicopter metal frame colour coded with the rear fin plastic front cover which I believe to be customizable, very good and solid looking.
  • Price
3/5

Pretty reasonable priced copter and worth the money in my opinion you gonna have a lot of fun even on them rainy days sat inside flying this little beauty around your house.

•    Control Range
3/5


As this is a mainly indoor copter don’t be expecting miles and miles but it certainly has enough for the indoors and just enough for outside, very good.

•    Battery Usage
5/5


The controller runs off 6 AA batteries and expect them to last, even if they are cheap and the helicopter it’s self can either be charged from any USB port using the wire provided, or from the controller which has it’s own built in wire in a nice little slot which I believe to be unique to this and means it can be charged up anywhere.

•    Controller
3.5/5


Great controller bright and colourful, has everything you need in terms of controls that are very easy to manoeuvre and the nice built in charger for the helicopter makes it that bit better.  

•    Over view


Over all it’s a really good RC helicopter, does it’s job really well, great controls, looks good, and a decent price, I’d recommend it for the younger user, about 10 upwards but plenty of fun for everyone 4 out of 5 for me.
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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

1:20th scale Mini RC Forklift Truck

1:20th scale Mini RC Forklift Truck

1/20 scale mini RC forklift truck which is an accurate replica of the full-size trucks, included is 4 cones, a pallet and a miniature crate to manoeuvre around so you can test your forklifting skills, or as i, and i expect most people will use it for, being lazy! whether you use it to pick up the remote from across the room and bring it to you, or allow the kids to play with it, it will be enjoyed!

• mini Forklift Speed
3/5

As you'd expect with it being a forklift truck it's not going to be zooming around, but your not going to be sat waiting for it to get anywhere, and getting bored and giving up before it does, reasonable enough really.

mini Forklift Handling
  3/5

Much like the speed you get pretty much what you'd expect, no drifting or donuts but a realistic forklift driving, and with abit of practise you'll be steering around the cones perfectly and quickly.
 
•   mini Forklift Looks
  3/5
Not going to be expecting the good looks of a ferarri or lamborgini, but it does have a pretty good detailed realistic looking forklift body right down to the steering wheel, seat and leavers inside the cab.
 •   mini Forklift Price
 4/5


Pretty cheap little toy here, and for a scale remote control forklift it is a similar price, if not cheaper than any normal simpler toy that won't give you/your kids anywhere near as much fun and possibilities as this!

•   mini Forklift Control Range
 3/5
Good enough, you won't be driving it across a field, but unless your house is really huge, your gonna be able to easily get it around everywhere without any problems.

  mini Forklift Battery Usage
  3/5

abit surprisingly the forklift uses 4 AAA batteries as aposed to the usual AA, and 1 9V in the controller and they will last more than long enough.
 
•   mini Forklift  Controller
3/5


Uses 1 9V battery, very small and simple controller, a simple button for each of the directions, backwards & forwards, and left & right aswell as a light switch style button on the top to raise and lower the forklift.

•   mini Forklift Over view

Basically this "toy" is alot of fun whether you buy it for the kids to play their games with, or for the 'boys' to use on the desks at work, or to aid their lazyness around the house, it's cheap, works really well and can do alot for either, over all we here at R/C Topgear reckon it's actually alot better than you'd expect and give it a high 3.5 out of 5



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