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1/18 RTR monster truck with lipo battery included less than $60 bucks!!!

1/18 RTR monster truck with lipo battery included less than $60 bucks!!!

Old 09-08-2015, 12:01 AM
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Thumbs up 1/18 RTR monster truck with lipo battery included less than $60 bucks!!!

Got this lil beast and its an awesome truck!! check it out!! did a review on it!

Wltoys A979: http://goo.gl/xRcxw2
Wltoys A979 Gears: http://goo.gl/Xwt2Xp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv5vXkiGZ5E

Wltoys A979 1/18 2.4G 4WD 50km/h high speed monster RC racing truck can be played on ground, grass land and sand land
With independent shockproof system, it can prevent damages caused by the vibration effectively
Rubber wheels prevent slippery
Adopt the high toughness explosion - proof PVC shell
Independent suspension frame system, effectively reduce the friction causing from the vibration
Powerful motor, maximum speed is up to 50 km/h

Wheelbase: 95mm
Wheel diameter: 71mm
Wheel width: 40 mm
Motor: 390
Transmitter frequency: 2.4G
Speed: 50Km/H
Servo: 17g

Battery for truck: 7.4V1100MAH
Running time: About 10 min
Charging time: 150mins
Control distance: More than 100m
Truck battery: 7.4V 1100mAh LiPo


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Old 09-08-2015, 10:33 AM
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Great video! I personally don't have a need for this scale of vehicle, but if I did, this seems like a solid option!
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I picked up a couple of these a couple weeks ago. The shocks are trash and leak all over, but otherwise I like the truck. I've got a couple sets of shocks on the way that I'm hoping will work better.

Mine came in a different box, but included the US plug adapter for the charger wall wart. I used my Accucell 6 charger, and was only able to force a little under 1,000ma into the pack, so the 1100mah rating might be a bit optimistic. Run time was pretty good though. I got around 20 minutes buzzing around my driveway.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:26 AM
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Are the wheels/tires hex? If so, any idea what size?
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:13 PM
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7mm, I know because I was looking to get them for my Dromida since these wheels look pretty sweet but after some searching I realized the hex on them is 7mm.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:24 PM
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Not bad for an entry level truck! Would be a great way too see if a kid likes rc enough to put a proper $300 into a bulletproof kit. Video makes it seem durable... Are the electronics waterproof?
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Originally Posted by Figit090 View Post
Not bad for an entry level truck! Would be a great way too see if a kid likes rc enough to put a proper $300 into a bulletproof kit. Video makes it seem durable... Are the electronics waterproof?
Yeah, though at this price point quality control isn't exactly 100%, so I would consider it more splash proof more than water proof.

And yeah, I think it should be a decent intro to RC. One of the two I bought is for a friend's kid that's turning 8 in a couple weeks. The biggest drawback that I can see so far is just that due to the small size and high speed, you're pretty limited in where you can use it. You can't really run it in grass, and it's too fast for small driveways unless you've got good throttle control, which most first time RCers (and especially young kids) don't have.
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Figit090 View Post
Not bad for an entry level truck! Would be a great way too see if a kid likes rc enough to put a proper $300 into a bulletproof kit. Video makes it seem durable... Are the electronics waterproof?
yeah i drove it in water..and didnt really had problems..only thing if it does get super wet..just shake it off...and it would work like a charm.

it is a great intro for rc!
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My frustration with this truck is that I keep getting dirt and stones lodged into the pinion/spur gear. Sealing up the gear cover didn't seem to help.
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Mamba- Excellent video and review, thanks.

I like the size and obviously the price.
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