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@lien_Zed
25th April 2011, 06:14 PM
just got back from a few days away in carins with the family today

while there i bought a little r/c car my for mister 3

bought it from "wow sight and sound" and was just $20

its not much bigger then a "hot wheels" car and it comes inside a plastic coke can, but it doesnt have coke written on it though

however, it takes about a minute to charge and we get about 20 minutes run time from it, and runs on 2 x AA batteries and 27Mhz

the headlights come on when going forward and the tail lights come on when going in reverse

its made by some lot called

shen qi wei

i had a google and the closest i can find is this

http://www.raidentech.com/shqiweimirec5.html


i can assure you, i have had a ball with it too, and mister 3 and i have fun sharing it

it also comes inside under the lid with 4 x traffic cones (orange witches hats) so you can practice your driving skills and its pretty quick too and you can manually adjust the trim of the steering manually under the car, theres a small trim lever to get it going straight, and get it going fast enough round corners and you will flip it as well

great fun!:cool:

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AH HA!!!

i found it

http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/6639433/Remote_control_car_2010B.html

the one i bought for my son is the right one, the red/white with a wing

bloody magic!

narf_
25th April 2011, 06:16 PM
dx sell them too

i got them in my shit list for bali to entertain the kids when i get home

@lien_Zed
25th April 2011, 06:19 PM
heres a video of it, just found it in google

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSHQCrqQHDw


man im spewing, i should have bought a few more

Frank_fjs
25th April 2011, 06:20 PM
Why not get them a flying truck, also $20 (plus shipping):

http://image.helipal.com/wh-20611-black-big.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MN9PmCqsfY&feature=player_embedded

A little more expensive, but these are also cool, lots of detail:

http://www.miracle-mart.com/store/images/medium/iwaver/IWR049_MED.jpghttp://www.miracle-mart.com/store/images/iwaver/SNV30138.JPGhttp://www.miracle-mart.com/store/images/iwaver/SNV30131.JPG

http://www.miracle-mart.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67_73&products_id=4055

Helicopters are much more fun though. :)

shootar75
25th April 2011, 06:50 PM
all you need now is a rc plane, some uzis, some 50 cals, a howitzer and a few m60's and have some fun. Yanks - ya gotta love em!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVms5xxwpEE&feature=related

danny_galaga
25th April 2011, 09:49 PM
heres a video of it, just found it in google

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSHQCrqQHDw


man im spewing, i should have bought a few more

Nice find :)

20 minutes from 1 minute charge is bloody fantastic! What's the steering like? Is it proportional, or full left/full right? Hopefully not the ol' it steers left when you reverse type of thing...

Fry
25th April 2011, 09:57 PM
They are on ebay from $8 delivered from Hong Kong.

Ebay Link (http://shop.ebay.com.au/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253 A1%257C72%253A4461&rt=nc&_nkw=Remote+control+car+coke+can&_dmpt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1)

I just ordered one.

Frank_fjs
25th April 2011, 11:10 PM
What's the steering like? Is it proportional, or full left/full right?

On the ones I've seen, steering isn't proportional.

@lien_Zed
26th April 2011, 10:51 AM
Nice find :)

20 minutes from 1 minute charge is bloody fantastic! What's the steering like? Is it proportional, or full left/full right? Hopefully not the ol' it steers left when you reverse type of thing...


nope, no proportional steering here, just lock left/right and full bore forward/reverse

cant expect too much for $20:)
great fun though:cool:

my son just broke the aerial that plugs in to the transmitter, at the base, however with my 60 watt soldering iron i reckon i can solder it back together

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thanks for the link to the flying truck, that was pretty cool:cool:

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Helicopters are much more fun though. :)

yep i agree, mister 3 has an Apache rc chopper santa bought him from christmas, fits in the palm of your hand

i have a mate of mine whos in to rc choppers has been for years and can do some wild stuff with his

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They are on ebay from $8 delivered from Hong Kong.

Ebay Link (http://shop.ebay.com.au/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253 A1%257C72%253A4461&rt=nc&_nkw=Remote+control+car+coke+can&_dmpt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1)

I just ordered one.


sweet, you will enjoy it.
be careful of the aerial that screws in to the transmitter

if you stick a finger on it while using the car, it will block the signal from the transmitter till you take your finger off the aerial again. by blocking the signal, the car does nothing at all no matter how close you stand to it

@lien_Zed
26th April 2011, 11:32 AM
i just soldered up the aerial and the car is going again but the range is bugger all now, no more then a few meters :(

but, mister 3 did accidentally stand on it

the tyres fell off the rims and i put them back on and its still going so its quite sturdy:lol