When i get this out of the box, you’ll know exactly why what’s up guys welcome to the channel today’s video we’re, getting this zd racing ex07 out of the box. We’Re gon na have a good overview of it. Then we’re gon na take it out for a run and see what it can do. It’S a 1 7 scale they’re calling it an electric hyper car it’s, pretty big it’s, pretty impressive. Looking let’s get a little closer and have a look. I guess i don’t really need to get out of the box. Do i you can tell straight away what the issue is here or i say what the issue is: it’s, the unicorn and there’s. Nowhere on the box that it’s telling me this thing’s licensed it’s got unicorn on it. It’S got gopros got castrol, it’s got monster, energy it’s got ken brock’s stickers, all over it. Zd rating are a chinese brand. It is just a toy. There’S been lots of stuff online about this thing and i’m kind of sitting on the fence. Yes, i have been sent this for review, but i’ve also bought. They do a roller version. This was sent to me. I’Ve bought the roller version as well, because i think this has got a lot of potential. So if you push aside the issues with the licensing and let’s, have a look at the actual car and let’s see what it’s all about it is an absolute monster uh.
Unfortunately, it looks awesome, i say unfortunately for obvious reasons, but man look at it, what’s a piece of work, so big sticker sheets with all your stuff on even more stickers and some ford stickers as well. Instructions for your transmitter and pictures of, i guess where the stickers go instruction manual for the truck some battery straps a badge for the front grille. If you don’t want the zdr81 that looks a little bit like a mustang, more stickers, some 3m pads. I guess for your electronics, servo splines and some spare screws and a zd badge for the grille as well. So it comes with a pair of 5000mah, 35c 3s lipo. So you’ve got 6s. The esc says it will run 8s. I would not trust it’s a surprise. Hobby, i would not trust this. On 8s, just yet i’ve seen the rc kiwis had an issue. They’Ve tried some different, lipos, more powerful ones, still 6s. I think and um the esc decided it had enough and they were advised that they should only use the batteries that come with it. I already pulled these out of the box to start charging them before this video, both of them one of the cells, was way up on the others. So i’ve had to really really slowly sort of trickle charge them to try and pull the other two cells in line with them and i’m having a bit of trouble so i’m going to try and get these charged.
If i can’t get these working, i have got some of these. These are the closest batches i’ve got to them. These are 5550c, so they’ve got a bit more um of a c rating, and we will use these as much as i will take the advice from zd racing that these are the only batteries you should use in all rc cars. You should be able to put any 3s battery should work but that’s a different story. We’Ll, maybe talk about that a little bit later and talking of batteries for them. Two massive 5000 milliamp hour batteries. Lipos you get this little cheap, uh charger which charges at um 800 milliamp hours. That is going to take a long time to get them things charged get your own charger. If you’re spending 600 on an rc car i’d expect you to have a decent charger. Now look at this thing: it does look epic, but that is because it’s the unicorn, although i much prefer the um, the newer unicorn. This is the original one i got ta give it to them. They’Ve done a good job of it. Zd racing stuff. I like most, some of it i’ve had some dodgy stuff, but generally their stuff’s, pretty good let’s see what’s underneath, but then before we do, that let’s just take the body off. I know this is going to be a question. Does it fit the limitless and the infraction? Yes, it does it’s the same wheelbase.
Obviously it looks a bit dodgy there because i’ve got it upside down, but yeah so same wheelbase as the limitless infraction and felony right, what’s it packing underneath. So you get a dumbo rc or zd racing branded, dumbbell rc transmitter. These are pretty good uh. They do everything. Steering trim, throttle, trim your dual rates of throttle and this one’s, the four channel. So you got your normal two channels and you’ve got a third channel there and then you’ve got fourth channel there. One of these this has got um like a handbrake on it or e brake and then underneath there’s, your motor, i think, it’s a 42 can it’s got nothing written on it. I don’t think it says 40 and 42 on the fans there so there’s. Quite a big old motor on there look decent size. You’Ve got a servo there, you’ve got it’s, not really an e brake or handbrake, because you’ve got brake pads either side, so it’s going to lock the front and your rear wheels up. What you want to do is really just be locking your rear wheels for an e brake i’d be inclined to remove the link for the the front one. So you’ve just got a rear brake. I can’t see that doing anything other than slowing it down very quickly. Uh battery trays, twin chassis, brace across there, like that suspension, i’m gon na, have to check the oil in there. I think it feels a little bit bouncy front, not too bad, but i don’t know check the oil on there got your rear drive.
Shaft then you’ve got like an intermediate shaft with a bearing holder that goes from there to your center diff and then you’ve got a long front. Diff there. Oh sorry long front drive shaft there i did notice in the um box. It had been leaking a little bit so that diff’s been leaking metal chassis under there just completely flat there that’d be good actually for speed, runs completely flat chassis, all your metal links and stuff there. Your shocks are alloy adjustable, some alloy brace in there big front bumper big rear valance on there all metal gears. You can hear that very very nice wheels nice and chunky wide wheels pretty glued and they are plastic and a rebranded surface hobby esc. Now i think it’s 150 amp i’ve used this on my off road, build the surface hobby, one. No issues and i’ve put that i’ve really i’ve put that under a lot of strain as well with gearing and stuff i’ve had no issues. But i have heard people say that these surface hobby ones can be a bit temperamental. So that’ll be something that we need to keep an eye on uh steering servo there other than that not much more to say about it other than it looks like a nice bit of kit, so they are priced about the same a little bit cheaper. If you use discount codes and stuff where you get a little bit cheaper than the armors, is it going to be as good? I mean the hardware apart from the esc, that may be a bit temperamental the hardware, the you got, these shock towers like their cnc’d.
Rather they look good machined shock towers, front, uh, front and rear. They look good. I didn’t spot them overall. I think the quality of it, the quality, the plastics you’ll, never tell until you’re running it, but it looks and feels okay. It doesn’t look cheap and brittle, but sometimes you can’t tell these are a bit flimsy, but i like it purely or mainly because of how it looks but i’m sitting a bit lower at the back and then maybe we need to adjust this. It has got some funky lights under there as well. Some led lights that change color we’ll, try them out once we get the batteries charged body does sit, sits a little bit weird on the front there do we need to raise the back up a little bit? Just looks like it scoops up a bit yeah, i don’t know i’ll, make some adjustments anyway. Let’S get the batteries charged. I am going to put the stickers on let’s. Just go full hoon again on it. We might as well it’s already got hoonigan stuff on it. So let’s put all the stickers on let’s, put the mustang badge on the front and that’s going to give this thing a rear. It is pretty windy today, guys i’ll, try and keep you out of it as much as possible, but my mic is not too bad, but anyway uh. I couldn’t charge the batteries the batteries that came with it, the um, the zd racing ones.
They just wouldn’t balance. One of the cells on each of their batteries was way up on the others, so once it got up to its max the either the charger either cut out or when i retried to do it, it started to overcharge the single cell, so i don’t trust them. So i’ve chucked them outside my the front of my house next to something that’s not going to catch light and we’ve got the jen’s ace bashing series. Now these are pretty close to the stock ones, they’re 5, 500 and they’re 50c, so it’s that 50c slightly different we’ll see if that has an effect on it. Anyway, gps is strapped on there. We’Re gon na get the body on we’re gon na give it a run. It is really windy. I don’t know if you can hear the winds, but it’s a nice day. What i don’t like is how that um, the front sits up it needs it needs pushing down. This should be a way to hold that onto the bottom, bumper, but yeah. It just sticks off a bit anyway, i’m. Just trying to duck down here out of the wind, oh yeah wow, this is awesome, it’s early drifts. I reckon that front sticking up might have a an effect on the speed it’s, probably going to lift it right. Let’S start it right we’re going to go with the wind behind us and it says 80 mile an hour on the box.
Well, it says atmr now on the bangered website, i don’t think it’s going to do 80., although it wow it’s fast, though Applause oh brake works, it’s hard to put on, i knew you went onto the grass, then right, wind side down let’s go back the other Way, i tell you what guys this thing does rip right, let’s see how fast it’s going. I reckon i reckon 65. You know let’s get out the wind i’m impressed with the speed 107 kilometers an hour. Now it said 130 on the um website. 107 is good. What’S that let’s have a 66 mile an hour impressive, not 80., probably got a bit more in it. Let’S have another run of it, get those lipos warmed up. It slides, though, guys watch this certainly slides. Applause it’s pretty solid, no stability on this, but it’s pretty solid ready for the brakes, there’s a bit of a delay on the brake so i’m going to try and time it. So you can uh see it in full operation. Applause that nearly hit me then. I was too busy trying to work the brakes they work. Well, though, locks it up solid 66 to beat 68 miles an hour. I’Ll tell you what guys i’ll, give it credit credit to zd racing is an animal Applause. Diffs need tuning Applause that bit of i don’t even see. Let me just try and show you the front wheel, there’s a bit of play in it.
You can’t, really see it on camera, but it’s definitely a bit of a play in the front wheel, but man. This thing, rips foreign, is Applause. I am hoping that even at the moment, they’re not shipping to the uk i’ve got a roller on order. So you get this without electronics um the order’s protesting a little while ago, but it’s now come up on the website. No shipping we have to find out and i’ll i’ll update you this thing’s epic cheers for watching guys.