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Laurie 26/12/2021
Good value for money. It has an unusual control method. There are two joysticks and it goes forward when you push both forward, and backward when you push both backward. If you push the right stick forward, only the right wheels turn forwards, so the armoured car turns left, and vice versa for the left stick, and so on. You get used to it quickly. Controls are fully proportional, and in addition there is a dial that allows you to set the maximum speed. This is handy for getting a child used to it, and for lowering the speed for indoor use. It uses a battery that seems identical (except for the colour) to the one in the EAT06 RC tank, which I also have, and the batteries are certainly interchangeable. Although it has no suspension, it has extremely soft tyres, so it has some ability to handle rough terrain. It also has a storage compartment that is pretty large, and my 5 year old grandson loves that. I gave it to him for Christmas and he loves it and is already pretty competent with it. He already has the EAT06, which uses the standard wheel + trigger type of controller. I got him this one precisely because it has such different controls, as I eventually hope he will be able to fly RC planes. It's nowhere near as capable on rough terrain as the EAT06, but it is good in its own right, and more suitable for indoors (as well as outdoors). Spare parts don't seem to be available as they are for the EAT06, but then it's much cheaper vehicle, and still a lot of fun. Drive time on the supplied battery is very long, at least 40 minutes. The battery takes a couple of hours to charge, but you could do it in an hour with a hobby charger instead of the USB cable charger provided.
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Laurie Thecharger supplied will charge all four at once, or any combination of 1-4. The current from the USB port when charging 4 is about 1.3A, so I conclude that about 300 mA is going into the battery. If you charge just one, the current is a little higher, about 400mA. This is a bit less than you could charge these batteries at, but it is better to be too low than too high. It's a useful charger, and could charge other batteries with the same plug but I would not recommend using it for batteries less than 300mAh. I should also mention that the batteries I received were all very close to the ideal storage charge voltage of 3.8V. So although as jj604 has found the C rating is fictitious, if your plane or quadcopter doesn't require more than about 3A they are perfectly adequate.

Laurie 07/01/2022
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Peter W Incorrect, the transmitter is different between the two versions. You can change the mode, but it will default back when you turn it off. So if you are a Mode 2 flyer you really are better off getting the Mode 2 version, otherwise you'll forget to change the mode one day and crash.

2021-03-26 01:30:13 Helpful (4)
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Laurie Banggood seems to have TWO listings for this plane, and the other one shows the brushless motor. At first I thought there must be two versions, and that this one only had a brushed motor, which would explain the quite large price difference between the two listings. However, at least one poster for THIS version has put up photos that show clearly that his has the brushless motor. I have a thread on rcgroups in which I review it with a lot of detail.

2021-12-30 01:36:34 Helpful (0)
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Q: Is this a PH 1.5 or 2.0 connector please?

Asked by BG564845751 on 2020-04-25 05:18:18

Laurie 2.0

2021-12-15 06:05:43 Helpful (0)
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