When you see how many features this thing has you’re gon na be pretty excited about it, so we have a nice cool little foam cover there for the radio. First thing we come to is the radio itself and you’re going to notice that the wheels in the front, which is kind of odd but that’s, because it swings and you can use it as a lefty driver you’re, a lefty driver or, as i am, a ready Driver you can use it that way. That alone is one of the coolest features. I’Ve ever seen, i’ve never seen a surface radio like that um, you know with a stick. Radio, you can make a mode one mode. Two you can switch sticks. You can do self centering blah blah blah, but service radios are stuck with the wheel like this and you’re almost always having to drive it as a righty guy. So this one switches around so for your lefties out. There very excited alright, så det er, nice and light it’s, not too heavy it’s got switches and trim features here. It’S got some switches on the handle beautiful nice. Big lcd display we’ll show you some close ups of that and see what else is in the box. Another small box here, which contains a battery warning pamphlet, just be wary of all the stuff. You need to be careful when charging batteries a quick start guide gives you an overview of the features two waterproof. If i recall correctly, waterproof receivers with bind plugs and all the stuff you need for those an extra grip.
I don’t know if this is larger or smaller or just an extra one of the same size it’s on the radio, but there it is, and a usb c or micro cable. I forget which that is, but this is used to charge either the radio or the battery pack, which is also in here here’s that now the cool thing about this is that when you connect this to the radio it snaps right on the bottom, i’ll show you That when you connect it to the radio it charges the internal battery, there is an internal battery in this, so you can run it just like this. Give it a moment power it up and there you go. It actually talks to you as well, so it has voice, prompts haptic response, so you can it vibrates. You can feel it um everything makes noise. So when you’re trimming stuff it makes noise and just so there’s alerts for everything, and you can change all that, men um. So if you have a fully charged power bank and uh you’re at the field and your battery inside is running low, you just hook this up and it’ll show you it’ll indicate on the screen that it’s charging and there it is it’ll, show you there’s charging right There on the corner, which is really cool, and if the internal battery is fully charged already and you don’t need the power bank, you can use this to charge anything else, because it has a usb output on it.
So again, if you’re at the field and all of a sudden, your phone’s running low, you can use this to charge it up. I don’t recall offhand what the capacity of this is, but suffice to say: it’ll definitely give your phone or the radio itself a quick boost. If you need it – and i would generally say you know, keep this fully charged, keep it in your bag and you’ll. Be all set with a little backup power all right, so let’s dig into the radio itself again um. Jeg ved, it’s got all the usual features for four channel radio steering and throttle, and then all these other switches can be assigned to various functions. I’M sure a lot of people using the switches for headlights and all kinds of stuff, Som dette, when you first get your radio, i would suggest that you do a factory reset, just set it back to the way the factory sent it just in case. Something got goofed up, so we would go into the gear on the screen, which is the settings and then go into factory reset press that, and it says you are you sure. Ja, it says recovering. Okay, now it’s done so it’s reset to factory. Now one of the questions that we’ve had come up more than once is the calibration we’ve got a few of these back with people that just didn’t quite have the right throws on the steering or the throttle.
I don’t recall exactly, but all it turned out to be was throttle cap stick calibration for the throttle and the steering, so you can recalibrate those functions here. Stick calibration. Are you sure? Yes and like any other thing, you just rotate the steering to its max push and pull the throttle to the max calibration, successful, calibration, successful, meget cool, and now you will see on the screen that when i operate either function, they’re going all the way from 0 Til 60, or whatever, Intet, to full and that’s what you want, so if you get, if you get a radio, just do those two things to start and you should be all set, should be good to go. What other features does it have well? It’S got obviously reverse for each channel. Endpoint adjustment, sub trim, steering dual rates and expo throttle dual rates and expo it’s got abs, braking timer channel assignment, so you can assign the switches and things to different channels on your receiver. You can store up to 20 models in it, så um. I don’t have quite that many yet but i’m sure i probably will eventually, but i know there’s plenty of guys out there that have a lot of models, so this stores up to 20., you can connect sensors to the receivers i’m, not sure what’s available for those. Yet but um you know they might be available on the site, but you know: der er, probably rpm, sensors there’s, probably temperature sensors for the lipo and or the motor that kind of thing, but check them out.
They’Re out there you can set throttle curves throttle neutral points. It has a boat mode. I don’t know exactly what that is, but that’s kind of cool has an idle up setting for um idling up uh engine cut for those of you that are using fueled engines, you can see certain displays where it shows you what’s happening. Where, on the different channels, which is really cool, i mean i just love, this display it’s just really great to look at and it’s very nicely sensitive. You don’t have to keep bashing on it, you just press it and it works um. You can do mixed channels. All kinds of stuff, so i haven’t found a feature that i’ve needed and this radio doesn’t have so it’s awesome and again at 179 Dollars. I don’t think you can beat it, especially with the swappable steering and all that stuff and haptic and voice and all that stuff. I would imagine that at some point, there’s going to be firmware, upgrades it’ll just make even more features available, so i think it’s, pretty awesome i’m going to be trying it out pretty soon and um. Maybe i’ll. Do a video on i’ve got the tamiya unimog crawler from hobbyking. We sell that, so i got that and i’m gon na pair this with it. So maybe i’ll do a crawling. Video and uh let’s see what else that’s about it. I think for this radio, if you have any questions reach out to us um, if you have concerns about needing support, we always have support.
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