Last year i bought my grandson, a rc car and talked a little bit about it and how i think rc cars are great uh platforms to start people on on a lot of various things. One of them being hand eye coordination, another one being learning how to work on something, and you know troubleshoot something and play with something break. Something fix something, and i think it is a fantastic stepping stone in trying to get car, uh, kids into cars and creating car enthusiasts, because that’s what i am and that’s what i want to create and that’s what i want to promote. So anyway, i bought my grandson rc car last year and you know grandpa can’t be outdone, you got to show them who’s boss. You got to set the tone immediately, you got to let them know like hey, i got money and i know what i’m doing and yeah i got a playstation three and it’s old, but it works, and i don’t need your judgment and uh. I digress. Yeah. I’M old anywho, so what did i buy? I bought the cobra violence truck as you can see here, it’s the cobra it’s from vrx racing, and it says violence truck right on it. It is the rh 818 that’s it. This is it. You can find these all day long on the internet for two hundred dollars uh. They come with everything that comes with a battery, which is a 3s battery.
This one is the 11.1 volt that’s, what makes it 3s 3300 milliamp hours and i’ll delve a little bit into all that as we go on uh, i am not proclaiming to be uh super proficient on any of this. I know just enough to embarrass myself on the internet and that’s, why i’m here uh charger car remote and you stick eight freaking batteries and eight double a batteries in this freaking thing and you’re off to the races. This is the truggy for those of y’all that don’t know what a truckee is it’s. The combination truck buggy uh. I love the body style of the truckee. I love look. This thing is fantastic and of it i don’t know if, if it’s going to come out in there that it’s dirty it’s dirty because i like to play with it it’s pretty fast and the video i did, i did 35 miles an hour, i’ve seen 37 uh. Other times, but the one i shot for this only got the 35 uh, the plastic body, and it comes with the body clips and i like using this big ziploc bag. This way it’s hard for me to lose these freaking things, so lose them all the time. Nice, durable plastic body, i’ve done a lot of stuff with it jumped rolled, crashed more than i’d like to admit it’s still hanging in there pretty well and as again violent truck, apparently we’re americans and we’re angry that’s.
Why we need a violence truck the wheels are very good size. I like them and they are glued. When you grab them, you can feel that there’s foam inside and they’re glued down to the rim. The chassis is nice. It’S got this metal stiffener. The underside is full of plastic. It’S got these wonderful, velcro straps for the battery. This is the servo it’s got a fan on it. Motor’S got a fan on it. The one thing i will say about the servo – and i talk about it a little bit when i’m driving the steering is a little slow uh. If i was going to upgrade this, the first thing i would upgrade would i’d upgrade to a better servo and remote doesn’t need to be done. You can drive. This thing have a great time with it but i’m, just saying if i was looking to improve it. That’S, where i’d spend my money, oil filled shocks, great they’ve got a gazillion points of adjustments. I mean these are basically customizable, coil overs that are infinitely adjustable. You can there’s different that’s, probably a better look, there’s different shock mounts here, so you can change the stance of the vehicle for you, stance, kids, uh front and back these posts that hold the body on are fairly strong, i’ve flipped this thing more times than i Can like to admit and rolled it and all kinds of things it’s held up well, this front. Bumper has hit some stuff that i’d rather not admit and it’s held up pretty well.
The rear wing has again rolled flipped still there jam up and you can zip tie a camera to it. Although that’s uh doesn’t always work out, uh input cool footage here of camera flying off, but yeah. Overall, this thing is fantastic. I don’t see any problem with it from my perspective now: i’m, not going out and racing i’m just going out and again trying to show smaller uh humans, that old taller humans have better bank accounts and take that whippersnappers you can take it out, beat on it And have a good time and the battery lasts about i’ve, gotten 23 to 25 minutes on it just full tilt. But one thing i will say about these uh and it’s in the instructions. These are lippo batteries if you’re old school like me and the ones you remember from ever ago. These are different than those these are way more powerful than those. These are dangerous. Uh, the charging discharging storage, all that stuff is covered in these uh manuals, and this giant manual you get i’ll just say just pay attention to that. Look at that yeah that way you’ll be a little safe, and i i keep this thing stored in the garage. Not next to the paint and gasoline just saying speaking of the owner’s manual, it is great and going back to what i talked about earlier. If you want to figure out, you know you wan na, and this i talked about in the other video as well it’s.
Just the same thing here, you wan na develop some mechanical skills. You whip out this thing. The first couple pages talk about. You know: warnings, cautions advisories things about the battery the servos and what you need to do to run them. But then you start getting into the oil filled shock portion like hey. If you want to change the oil on the oil fill shock to change the performance of this vehicle, you can that’s how you do it. Oh you want to pull out the differential. You want to or you break something you need to disassemble all the control, arms and there’s part numbers here and in the back in case, you were not exactly sure what part number you were looking at or what part number you needed. They give it to you. They give you all of this in this manual, so going back to this just a good little car, a couple hundred bucks and you’re in there well cup 215 dollars after you buy eight freaking double a’s, because you can’t just buy eight you’re gon na have to Buy 16., when i’m done using it, i remove the batteries and they sit in the box. So that way, when i’m ready to use it again, i plug them up. There is nice trim adjustments inside this remote under this little cover here note this there’s a little rubberized wheel here that you turn this thing. You know slides around a little bit, no problem there.
If you look in the remote, this is the 60 amp servo and according to this that’s, only good for a 3s battery i’ve seen some people put some 4s’s in this on the interweb. If i’m feeling froggy here in a month or two i’ll, pick up a 4s battery, throw it in there and either destroy it or have more fun with it i’ll, let you know what the result of that is. The only thing is: is man it’s, freaking, cold outside and i’m a delicate flower, so i don’t really like to go outside when it’s that cold i’ll do some driving footage and show you that and we’ll do a high speed run all right we’re going to test The top speed run of the good old cobra truck it’s, fairly easy to drive fast in a straight line. This thing will flat out tall all right now, we’re out in the wild sort of green sort of brown sort of orange uh wander you’re gon na give a little uh spin in the car. This thing handles really well out here, i’ve been out here before i have a lot of fun. The one thing i will say is the steering, sometimes just is a little lacking and we just lost our camera looks like i need to get a better mount Laughter and it just takes a beating. I constantly crash because i don’t know how to drive and it consistently uh keeps working.
You get a lot of run time out of the factory battery, i mean you could easily upgrade for not a lot of money but for all intents and purposes, for what i want to do. This thing is just fine. We’Ve got a little bike park behind me. There’S some kids out there today so we’re not gon na get to play over there, so we got ta make do here, but that’s all right. The range on this is pretty decent it’s, definitely not the fastest it’s, not the you know best steering, but just out of a box it’s just a ton of fun and for me that’s all. I want to do, and maybe embarrass my you know – uh four month old grandson, so you got ta establish dominance early, you can’t! Let them you know think that their toys are better than yours. You got ta teach them young. I just love playing with this thing. It’S, a little more fun over there at the bike park, you’re only going to see a few minutes of this video and but that was about 22 minutes of playing around and having a good time so that covers uh. Just my quick overview and review of this vxr racing cobra violence truck it’s, the rh 818 model solid well built truck just to go out and play around with jump a whole bunch of stuff and have a lot of fun, very capable out of the box and Improvement here there be uh welcomed, but overall i’m pretty happy with it.
For a couple hundred bucks, i can’t. I have zero complaints all right.