Welcome to the new workshop. It has not been an easy road getting here. Just a few days after moving into the new house uh, we were hit by a tropical storm that knocked out power knocked over trees and uh. I still don’t have power. Today the house is actually being run on a generator but i’m going for it. I got ta get just some videos up and i threw the shop together here. This is kind of like a phase one thing going on and it’s gon na progress as time goes uh but i’m pretty excited about the new adventure that we’re going to have here, but what’s even cooler is. I just got something in that’s brand new and basically i think i’m, the first media guy that gets to tell you about it. This is a new brand that you see here: it’s called exotic model and it’s it’s an up and coming company. I think we’re going to see a lot from them uh the people that make up this company have been in the industry for a very long time, so that’s some really really good signs, but what we have here is the exotic model superstorm now, for those of You that are into hobbies this thing might look pretty familiar and that’s, because it’s very very similar to a mini four wheel, drive which is actually gaining in popularity right now. But this is basically a radio controlled version of that and they have three different styles of models.
Opnieuw, we got the super storm here, but it is a radio, Gecontroleerd, 132nd schaal, rc car and it comes ready to run. As you see it here, you just need to provide some batteries for the radio system and a power source for the usb charger. But this is a pretty neat car to rip around inside your house. Maybe in your your driveway with and if you do have a tamiya mini four wheel drive track. You can drive it on there as well, so let’s go over the the cards level. A little bit about the details of the car and uh, just like a mini four wheel, drive it’s got a plastic chassis here, uh held together with some clips and some screws and stuff like that. Zeer, very simple: plastic chassis, uh got bumpers front and rear with the roller guides. On there, uh the tires and and wheels are pressed on and uh inside is the center section is where kind of the changes happen. So in the back is the gear train it’s? Two wheel, rijden is het, got the 130 size motor in there and then in the middle section. It’S got the circuit board, which is basically the receiver and the speed controller with a lipo battery in there as well. A 300 milliamp lipo battery and then tucked in in the front, is a micro, servo uh with a rack and pinion style. Steering so it’s got a pinion that swings this rack, which in turn steers the front, wheels and that’s really about it.
A rubber tires, the the body is a lexan body and it comes painted and decal from the factory and it’s even got a little driver head in there. I already named him joe uh, but it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. Nwo, it’s ready to run so, of course it comes with the radio system it’s, a very simple radio, actually pretty comfortable for a tiny radio. It’S got a foam wheel on there. Some trim functions for the steering and a simple on and off button batteries load in from the bottom, but not bad. For this little car uh. Also in the kit, was a bonus. Tire set there’s a little stick around the box. There it says bonus tires, so it’s got extra tires and they feel pretty much like the tires that are already on here. Maybe a little grippier i don’t know exactly, but at least there’s some extra tires for you to try out there are these two sided tape. Strips that help hold the tire down to the wheel, and then we have some extra steering link bars that give you different toes. So you do positive one toe or negative one toe uh on the steering. So you’ve got a little bit of tuning action right out of the box with this car. Ook, as i mentioned earlier, you’ve got a usb charger that simply plugs in on the port on the bottom. Also on the bottom is the on off switch, so that’s uh, simple to get your battery charged up and then an instruction manual of course.
So this thing it looks pretty cool like i said you go and run it on it. To me, a mini four wheel drive track and you could even use some of the tamiya mini four wheel drive accessories on there, so this is kind of mixing two worlds together. You could, Weet je, run it as an rc car run it on a track and uh. Weet je, have fun with it, either way and that’s. What we’re gon na do right now, i’m gon na go head upstairs to the living room, run it around for a little bit. Maybe try it on the driveway and uh i’ll break out the mini four wheel. Drive track as well. Let’S go have some fun all right guys so let’s take this thing for a little rip around the kitchen here and let’s give the throttle squeeze whoa it’s got some roof to it. Eigenlijk, the steering is really good for a two wheel drive car. We go over here to the to the carpet all right. This thing is pretty cool for a little indoor car here, a little bouncy, because we’ve got no suspension on this thing and it kind of scrubs a little bit in the corner. You can see those tires really grabbing, but oh, i lost it. There we go it’s taking some hits already. This thing is so much fun just flipping around inside. Oh, i flipped it over all right now. Let’S take this thing for a rip around the dining room.
Het is., not a big jumper but it’s. Definitely taking some hits too. This thing’s, pretty quick. I can’t even go full throttle with it all right. That was the serious durability. Just there, oh it’s even got some pretty good break to it. Spins it right out, Hoewel, and it is proportional steering, but i do like that yeah this thing is a blast. I could definitely see a lot of people having fun with this inside, especially nowadays with everybody being trapped inside. This thing is perfect for that down the stairs. OK, let’s see see how it does with some stairs yeah. Oh, we got caught up on the carpet all right now we can see it goes in the driveway. Oh, it does not like the rocks of the driveway; they just balance them all over the place. Look at that thing. I think it definitely looks inside much more yeah it’s, not too drivable out here. I think the ground has to be perfectly flat: Muziek, just an empty basement to rip around in a little more push down here, the concrete’s all tucked to yourself and it’s equal in both directions, dus dat is, vrij koel. Oh, i wasn’t watching hit the wall again. Those wheels up front really help it out. I think it’s going to bounce off things when you’re in rc mode. You can imagine this thing with a little bit quicker of a motor get some really sticky tires on there and some can be clean, hardwood floors.
This thing will be a blast all right, here’s, my mini four wheel, drive track setup from tamiya. Here is our exotic super storm. It is ready to go. I have never driven it on this track, so you’re gon na drive with me the first time ready set all right. I am just holding full throttle and this thing is pretty quick i’m, not using any steering just letting it do its thing. OK, let’s wrap up this review and talk about the super storms performance. So before we wrap up the review of the exotic models super storm, i just wanted to say i’m pretty honored to be the first media source to tell you guys about this new brand. I think they’re going to come out with some really cool stuff and it’s. Certainly a brand to watch and their first product launch here is pretty cool. In my opinion, it was a lot of fun to rip around the house with out in the driveway. Not so much, but just going through my kitchen, my dining room, jumping off the stairs in my dining room it was a lot of fun and it took a lot of abuse. I hit a lot of chair legs with it and table legs and, Natuurlijk, dropping off the stairs, probably wasn’t the best thing to do with it either. But this thing took it: knocking off of walls, these little rollers kind of just helped it bounce off.
So it was a lot of fun it’s, pretty quick and it’s pretty easy to drive thanks to its proportional steering the proportional throttle. It’S even got really good brake to it. So this the electronic package in here seems to work pretty well. It does dance around a little bit when it gets traction uh. It doesn’t have any suspension on it. So you see some hop here and there, but it just kind of adds to the fun factor of it. What i think people are really going to enjoy. Is you know taking it from their home and if they have access to it to me, a mini four wheel drive track having a lot of fun with it there. It worked really well on to me. Mini four wheel drive track and i’m kind of already digging through my parts from uh tamiya to see what will fit on here i’m. Looking for some rollers and stuff – and i think i’m, just gon na play with this thing even more on that track. It’S going to be a lot of fun for for dual use, like i said before, pretty neat stuff going on, the only thing is this thing is about 80. 79.99. The the suggested retail price is 99. Uh, but shops are going to be selling it for about 80 Dollar, probably about 10 over where it should be in my opinion, but you know you get dual use out of it. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun and i kind of see these things taking off, because many four wheel drives are hot right now, they’re on the upward path and there’s a lot of things that you could do to these to modify them to Make them your own and make them even faster, so there really is a big cool factor behind it and i think it might get a real big following all right guys, thanks for checking in on our review of the new exotic model, superstorm and uh, you know You might see more of these in the future.
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