Today i am bringing to you the remo king thunder also offered in the storm and hurricane models cute little truck right. Although Music, i do think that’s. Quite a ripoff, be hard to disagree. There right that’s, the latrex uh by traxxas teeton that we’re looking at there. Here we go with the remo king ho speed. Why do i say hoe speed it’s, not on the box there. It is on the manual host speed, thunder okay. This is another improper boxing. What’S that mean means i take the car out of the box. I find all the goodies. I run the car, i test it, and then i tell you about it. Okay, i don’t like this car. I don’t think you should buy it. I’Ll give you some other options that i do think you should buy if you’re interested in buying a toy grade car. This has been billed as a hobby grade car by some youtubers and by some sites. You can find it on banggood for about fifty five dollars with a seven to twenty day lead time to get it or you can get on amazon right now for seventy, i got off at amazon for about fifty seven dollars after a coupon that was available on Amazon and it’s going right back to amazon it’s, a lithium ion battery. Okay, that it comes with it comes with two ones in the box, one is already in the body of the car um.
It comes with a controller. The manual that i keep flapping about in my hand, it also comes here’s that second battery that i was talking about. It comes with a proprietary charger and because it’s lithium ion it takes about three hours to charge. It comes with an extra set of dog bones in case your plastic dog bones somehow break, and then it comes with your screwdriver, which is very important. Why? So? You might ask well because nothing can be done with this car without having that screwdriver, because your battery goes right there on the bottom, your lithium ion battery and you need a screwdriver for it. Now we know from being an rc for a while right that we got this we’ll find it 14 years and up here’s a pretty box right, here’s, the other cars that are available hard to find, but they’re out there. You just have to look under hs. Instead of hoe, speed or remo king, you might find them unbanged good. It took me a lot of searching to try to find them. The battery packs that i’ve seen and the controllers i’ve seen that some people have gotten haven’t matched mine, especially on amazon. When i took a look um but uh yeah here’s the car, it comes with an rc 380 brushed motor in there, so that’s very easy to replace. You might think. Oh, that you know, would make it hobby grade and everything else like that, but it’s not hobby grade if you can’t find parts for it right.
So i looked everywhere. I mean literally i’ve taken hours to try and find searches for all the parts for the car, and i i wasn’t able to find them. It was just frustrating going between remo king ho speed, all these different things, but there were. There were two things about the car that drove me crazy and i’m, going to tell you specifically what they are. You get that 14 rating, because anytime you’re working with lithium ion lithium lithium, polymer. Okay, those batteries are well they’re, dangerous if they’re not handled correctly, and so they put that 14 and up rating on there. I assume i’m saying that, because if you look up, why is there a 14 rating on rc cars it’s hard to find? But the video is about the car right, not about that 14 and up rating. We could try to figure that out at another time. I actually really didn’t pay attention to it until i saw that they were building this as hobby grade, and i was like hobby grade what 14 year old wants this one 16th over a latrex or any other one tenth scale car. Well, maybe because of the room, they have to run it or whatever. It is, but mostly all the reviews that i found were for people that were giving it to their kids, which is what i would do too. But you know what happened when i gave it to my kid. My seven year old, he didn’t like it.
He didn’t like running the car. Why i’ll tell you why it’s got a 1.5 kilogram servo in the car? Okay and on the controller, we have our steering trim right here, it’s so dang sensitive, the steering trim on this. Let me see if i still left the batteries in here all right, we’re good. So we got this. The car going here’s our steering, trim. Okay. I can literally drive this car with the steering trim nozzle knob without ever having to touch the wheel. Now the 1.5 kilogram servo couldn’t hold that steering in place. What does that mean? Went over went over the rocks like you’re, going to see in some a little bit of the footage. It would knock the thing off course. So my son couldn’t drive a straight line so i’m saying to my son: hey bring it back, bring it back towards the camera. I got the gopro and he says to me dad after trying and failing several times, can i do the gopro? Can you just drive the car and i was like isn’t that a shame i gave this kid this car to play with he had a blast with the tracks and other cars that are 1 18 scale. But when i gave him this one, this thunder by remo king, he became frustrated because he couldn’t get the car to come back to me, because his steering looked something like this after he was using the thing over the rocks and he couldn’t get the thing to Turn back left to come back to dad’s camera, and so that was i felt bad for him actually, and i said yeah sure give me the car and i’ll handle it and so a neighbor walks out and he goes hey nice car.
I said no, not really, and he said why – and i said well because first off, we can’t get the thing to drive straight, because the steering is so dang sensitive on it. But secondly, because i would intentionally buy this for a younger person and right on the bottom, where our lithium ion battery goes, we have to have a screwdriver to take the lithium ion battery out, which means in your realistic it says 20 minutes, but in your realistic 15 to 17 minutes play time. When you want to swap the battery out, you have to go and get your screwdriver, which wouldn’t be the most awful thing in the world. If there was a retaining clip on the screw but there’s, not which means the screw falls out and which means you, if you don’t catch, that screw you’re going to be like looking down for it on the ground. And we all know what it’s like when we lose the screw inside the house. So imagine when you’re, outside and you’re with dad and dad’s running his outcast or whatever it is 8s and he doesn’t want to. You know, hurt you. So he gives you a car to play with your car dies and he comes over to you and says: hey dad. I need a new battery and you got ta pull out a screwdriver to be able to change the battery what’s. Worse is dad the car battery didn’t die, but my controller isn’t working anymore, and not only did they not give me batteries with my controller dad, but i need a screwdriver for that too.
Oh, my gosh. Why even bother right at that point so uh when it comes to the thunder by remo king between not being able to find the parts, and when i did find the parts there was only a handful of them and they were half of them. Were for zd cars, half of them were for hs, which i found out was host speed only because not because it says it on the box, but because it says it on the top of the manual the manual would have been great. It would have been absolutely awesome right because inside the manual look at this, they give you the parts for the car boom parts for the car parts for the car. You think they give you a website or a phone number on where you can go to get the parts for the car nope. They give you a one year warranty, but since i bought it from amazon it’s going back underneath that one year, warranty and i’m returning it because it’s not hobby grade and doesn’t perform to my standard. That one standard is the fact that, when you go to try to put the battery back in it’s so hard to stuff it in there my seven year old couldn’t, even do it. Even when i allowed him the chance to try and then to put the the battery in with the screwdriver so take a hard pass on the thunder and get yourself something else, but i couldn’t tell you, take a hard pass without telling you where to go.
So go to one of these two companies: okay, you’re gon na – go to bezgar, okay and get their 118 scale or high boxing all right. Why? Because both of them, besgar and high boxing have full support for their cars this car, not only is it same in scale, okay, when it comes to the thunder all right and bescar numbers their cars. So you have to take a look at what number this one is, but they they swap between besgard and high boxing and we’re, going to get to that around christmas time about why the chinese companies swap the different cars. Why this one was a bezgar when i bought it and is now a high boxing, why this gp, uh flame piece that has been around for five years is now a um power that’s, actually, literally, what it says is a power bezgar with beefed up suspension on It and the parts readily available from the bezgar site we’ll talk about that around christmas time. These buggies are freaking awesome. I don’t know anybody who’s owned. One of these has been like nah that’s, junk that’s, garbage they’re great and i don’t care which one you get doesn’t make the difference to me. Look of a difference whether you buy it from gp toys which is selling it under the soy brand or you get it from besgaar. However, i like besguard, better because their site is better and they have all the parts listed.
They actually give you uh a little coupon and they give you two chargers, two batteries and they give you um the uh. What do you call it the option to get extra parts with it for free, so you can order uh shocks for free. You can get an extra set of two tires for free. You can pick out uh pieces of the body batteries for free with a little coupon that comes in the bezgar box. If you decided, you want to buy this buggy so for twenty dollars more, which is what it is on amazon i don’t even know if they they sell it on banggood um. I would go this car over going like this, but if you wanted to stay in this scale, i would go with the high boxing or the um. The besgar version of this and you’ll know the difference between the best besguard’s green mine is decaled up because i’m going to do a cool zombie theme on it but i’m going to pop these pins off real quick because not only does it run a lipo battery And is the same price point as the thunder by remo king, but what we have under the hood is a a brushed motor with a heat sink that’s already on it. It’S got your combination, esc and uh receiver right here, but it’s got a dean’s plug. So you can run your lipo batteries on it and it’s ready to go, and everything is positioned on this car.
So it is serveable and it is hobby grade and all of the parts that are on this first of all, it’s got steel dog bones that are on there, but all the parts that are on here are not only just available from these two companies, but they Match in millimeters to other brands, and so this car is a card that you could have around for a while, where, when it comes to this other for the same price as what we’re talking about over here. In addition, that lithium ion battery got really hot in the bottom of it, don’t know, if i mentioned it point is take a pass skip it forget about it, um it’s, just not worth it. I don’t see it being worth it for your money. If i keep talking about it, i’ll just tell you more: things are wrong with it and uh you could take a look at the footage. Thing runs just fine it’s just that when it comes to investing your money, invest your money in something that you can fix and something that makes more sense. I don’t even know why they put pins in the body you don’t need to take them off. You got your battery there and your screwdriver that’s pretty much what you need to do and anything that that is going to break on this car you’re going to fix you’re going to have a hard time finding, because when you buy from banggood and i love banggood, I buy a lot of things off of banggood.
They discontinue and stop making things and then bring things back all the time they have a ton of stuff that they sell. So good luck a year from now trying to find the parts for this car – maybe they’ll be there. Maybe they won’t, i don’t know. But what i do know is a year later, when it comes to me and bezgar and high boxing and drc, and companies like that that have the low pro pro uh uh price point cars. That stuff is available, so let’s go and get the stuff and give it to our kids so that they fall in love with the the hobby, because it’s easy, it’s, fun and let’s not make it harder on them and so that’s. Why this guy with the screwdriver, has got to go the only time i will forgive. It is when it’s a product like this. So when i show you that there, you know that’s a toy right that toy it’s, a goofy toy. We know that it’ll probably break, and so you know 40 50 bucks who cares and we get to toss it, but with this guy advertising, this thing as hobby grade and not toy grade 14 years and up just it’s like get out of here. You know this guy’s going back that’s it for me from red viking hobbies. You know i got ta call it the way that i see it that’s it hey one more thing: i wanted to show you: okay, tyco r c rebound okay check it out on ebay.
Okay, the only thing i’m missing is the door on the back of it. This model, okay, i bought for myself because i’m, an rc addict over 20 years ago. It still runs on its original battery. The only thing i lost on it was the door still have the charger for it and everything else like that bounces off of walls, i mean it just zips all around and everything else like that. It has this feature on it that lets these tires go you’ll. Probably see a new version of it that’s out that’s much smaller that’s on amazon.com, but my point is: is that back then, when i bought this thing for probably about forty dollars from tyco rc? Okay, i was not expecting. I was going to get a 25 year car so when i tell you about this thunder by uh remo king ho speed it’s, because i have models all over the place of toys and things like that that have lasted, and i can spot a bad one from A mile away – and so you know basically when it comes down to it – is i bought it as a throwaway toy it’s gon na be a toy it’s gon na be fun i’m gon na bash, the heck out of it it’s gon na flip off the walls And spin around like this, when my 14 year old was young, he played with it my seven year old he’s, currently playing with it, and so i i i’m telling you just just when you, when you go for the toys, just just look at the reviews.
Look at what people are saying about them, but then take a look online and see if anybody’s going to give you an honest review on that car and what that car is going to do for you and how long it’s going to last and everything like that. Because the truth of the matter is – and i kid you not if this were to break tomorrow – i would be the guy on ebay buying another one, because after 20, some odd years of abuse, this thing is still running. I don’t have a single one of my original tamiyas, my grasshopper bullhead clodbuster lunchbox, whatever i don’t have them, but i still have this from 20 some odd years ago. The super rebound anyway that’s.