Okay. What we have here is a new vehicle from a company called xiaomi, a 1 16 crawler license from suzuki the suzuki chimney hard body. So pretty nice details, four wheel, drive tooling suspension, independent shocks, but the trick up its sleeve is just controlled by the iphone. Maybe other phones too, but i’m, using a phone right now, it’s controlled by a phone app and there’s two ways to control it. One is with with a gyro which is pretty hard to use uh and then, but the the throttle is controlled by by this. By a little visual stick here, and the other way is to just do two: visual sticks and i’m gon na put this right here. So i can overlay the video, so two visual sticks and very proportional, fully proportional low speed. All the way to high speed and steering is proportional as well. It has auxiliary, drag break or no drag break. Oh this has drag break. It tells you the the level of the battery so much like spectrum that smart battery system. They have it’s already in here, it’s all communicating through bluetooth and it’s, a handy little vehicle, very smooth, very quiet and it’s kind of a kid’s toy. Like a perfect christmas toy, you remember when we used to have those radio shack stuff. This is the new kids. Little radio shack toy works with their phone cause. They probably all have phones right now, huh crazy, so a lot of settings, but before we do all those settings i’m going to spin it, because what my stand does i’m going to run it a little bit.
Show you guys what it can do, how easy or how hard it is to control form a little obstacle course. Maybe so it’s got some modulation, so there’s two things going on here. The iphone is not a great rated control, because you have two buttons that are on a flat surface, with no texture whatsoever. One good thing they do is when you press on when you, when you press on the off angle a little bit it centers to where your finger is so you don’t have to constantly look for it or it won’t jump out right away. So if you press it on the control it’s going to center right there – and that makes it quite a bit easier to control, but you will still lose these two visual icons as you get into stressed driving situations, so here i’m, just a little confused. So go for it. Oh, so go forward a little bit so i’m trying to steer right. Okay, so here is the modulation of it. It’S pretty quiet, and you you hear sound when it’s getting stressed, so it doesn’t have a whole lot of torque. I have to give it a lot of gas and then it accelerates quite a bit but it’s all there so kid on christmas morning. They couldn’t be happier because the controls are on their phone. They don’t they don’t have to look for it. You don’t have to put batteries on it. You know how much battery you have left.
So, on your on your charge, so that’s kind of neat, okay, couple things going on with the vehicle: one is it’s one cell 500 milliamp hour battery and it is charged through the tailpipe. They converted that plug over with a usb connector. So just like that it’s charging, i probably have to turn it off. First, so here’s your switch and the good news with this thing. So now it’s charging is it’s easy enough to activate so you turn it on it. Flickers, blue and now all you have to do on the phone is hit connect. It lists down the uh, the vehicles and it can see maybe it’s here, there’s more than one one of these xiaomi cars running around and you select the one that you want to control and just like that. We are in business. So the good, the bad and the ugly, so the good is it’s not too bad. The price is fair. 88 bucks for a hard body, that’s licensed, is quite good. Unfortunately, the windows are not clear: they have a film over it, so you can protect the block. You should be protecting the clear, so the tires are a little bit hard. You know you don’t you’re not going to get a lot of actuation off out of it. You know the the shocks are just undamped, so it’s a little too bouncy for heavy as it is. It is bouncy that’s for dying sure the tooling suspension only so so there’s there’s, hardly any flex when you, when you press one, the other one’s gon na go so it can crawl, but it’s not really gon na tackle any wheeling obstacles.
It’S, a one cell motor or battery and that’s unfortunate, because uh you do need to sell for something this heavy, an sex, 24 jeep. So just a little bit smaller. The tires are a little bit smaller, so the jeep is smaller, but the tires of the jeep are bigger, and these are already the small c10 tires that i’m using so that’s it for scale. So if you’re going to crawl, you buy this 120 a lot of options. If you have a first rc candidate uh, a kid uh gon na do some trailing but mainly play around the house. It’S, not about apps option. 88, bucks and we’ll have a coupon code for 75 and we’ll see what happens so now. We’Re gon na do so i’m gon na show you some running video. What it can and cannot do and what i’m gon na do is, after that is i’m gon na open it up and and show you what we can do with it: Music, that’s, good Music, oh Music, um, Music, um, Music, uh, Music, i’m, Music, um, Music, um, Music do so here we go i’ve successfully taken it off the body. It was not so easy just to give you some tips, really small allen, wrenches here and then what else uh two right here. So you go through right here and then the front two, but then something was holding it back, which was you got to take the on the rear, uh.
The bumper holds it back, so you got ta, take out the spare tire and, and then the bumper and the two bolt the two bolts. So here we are so it could be quite a performer when it’s set up like this, so it’s a plastic chassis. A little bit of flex and pretty smooth drivetrain, so the battery sits here one cell 500 milliamp hours here is the motor it’s, not that small. Actually so the where’s, my actual motor. So here is the axial motor, so it’s about the same size, but a little bit longer – and this is the esc and receiver in one and bluetooth unit – fancy little switch here with the led uh, quite a bit of flex on the steering and then there’s a Hole here for an led, so you can probably just power led front and rear through here and finally, the servo is a three wire servo, but it’s got a different kind of connector kind of like a jst connector, so there it is. This would, if you wanted to put your own radio on it. This you’d have to replace this leave the rest alone, but Music let’s see. Oh, oh, oh yeah. Definitely it won’t tip over uh as much as this fairly smooth. All right, so maybe maybe we’ll get inspired upgrade this change it to a radio change. The radio, maybe change the motor change the tires, but maybe not i don’t know you know it’s kind of meant as a as a just a fun toy, not a high performance.
Crawler so, but let us know in the comments what we should do with this, we should just give it away to some lucky kid all right.