I’Ve got something that you probably won’t, see on my channel ever again as i’m, not really into this and i’ve, usually i’ll find them quite boring, but um this one stood out and uh. It stood out straight away when i saw review on this, and i knew i had to have it right. So it’s just going to be an unboxing of this because um i won’t be able to get the uh the footage and the unboxing on one sd card. So i’m gon na have to do a part, one and part two, but um you’ll be able to go on another channel and view this as well. This has just come out. We have an rc car yeah now, as i said i’m, not really into into these but um this. This stood out, it’s, uh, wl, toys or xk, which is the same company and it’s called the explorer, and they they come in two variants. Uh number one: two, four, oh one, eight is like a desert, buggy sort of thing and the number one two four, oh one, nine, which is what this is it’s sort of a cross between a formula, one car and uh, a kind of desert, buggy thingy um. The the thing that that stood out to me on this is how bloody, quick it is. It’S it’s only got a brushed motor and it’s a two cell it’s a 2s, and it runs on um a 2, a 2 200 milliamp an hour battery.
Now, unfortunately, you only get about 10 minutes running time on there because uh, because this is so quick but it’s just going to be an unboxing video and then um, probably at the weekend i’ll i will do uh i’ll show you how it works. I’Ve already trimmed. This up and and drove it around the house on the low throttle because well i’ll, show you in a minute anyway, so you get a charger um, it does light up. Apparently um, oh yeah it’s got a little light. There um you get an instruction manual and uh. A lot of these parts are upgradable to metal the the whole underside, the suspension and all the wheel parts um you can upgrade to metal and at the moment on on the maker fire website, they actually got it in stock it’s about 30 quid and you get The complete suspension, mountings and the running gear for the wheels um they do them all in metal, well, aluminium, anodized and aluminium uh. They also also um. Do yourself a favor and don’t do what i do if you’re interested in this get the uh the two batteries? No is it two or three, i think, it’s the free battery version. You get the battery that comes with it. Plus you get two extra batteries for 10 or extra or 20 dollars if you’re american. I i didn’t notice that, and i just bought the uh, the standard version with the one battery with it, but i could have got two extra batteries for an extra 10 quid which i wish i’d done now, but it don’t matter i’ve got some lying about anyway.
Right so we’ll remove all the packaging i’ve got to say i i fell in love with this when i first saw it and when i got it out of the box, i was even more impressed there’s your controller. Now this button here doesn’t do anything. It’S got one two three four written on it and it doesn’t do diddly squat um you’ve got your steering trim now and you’ve got your foot. Will trim um? Well, your your foot, all the more you turn it up the faster it will go because i was trimming it up indoors. I had it on the lowest setting, so you can drive this indoors, but when you go outside and you whack the speed all the way up, it becomes a different beast. I can assure you. It’S got um like a rubber sort of foamy uh steering wheel there. It takes four batteries, you know um, one of these dub uh tripways or whatever they are. I don’t know, but it takes four of them anyway. Um you get a tool with it. Now these this is plastic, but i’ve got metal. One of these, because i’ve got a couple of rc cars, but i haven’t driven them in over seven years, so yeah. So this is the actual beast itself: you’ve got aluminium parts throughout these are oil filled, shocks and they’re adjustable, so you could just just spin it and it will tighten them or loosen them up for a softer landing.
All the parts here are metal. You’Ve got a metal chassis underneath and, as i said like all these bits here on the that hold the the wheel braces or whatever they’re called um. You can upgrade all these to metal and you get a full set, including all the gubbins that bolt onto it and all the steering cups and all that for 34 quid on on the uh. You know on the i think, it’s on the maker fire site. So on unhinging it takes the top off and you’ll you’ve got yourself a two to a two thousand two hundred uh milliamp an hour battery um running at twenty c you’ve got uh dean’s connectors, which are pretty standard on these things, um a brushed mower i’m, not Sure what size is and you’ve got uh that’s it yeah just one steering servo uh the scale it’s a 112. I think a 112 scale and it’s quite light, but anyway i’ll we’ll switch it on and i’ll show you. You have to bind this right. So i’ll put the transmitter on you press that little button there and there you go there. You go. As i said, this is on its lowest setting, because this this thing’s this thing will whack itself into the wall. But but if i turn it up all the way, this will vibrate like mad now it becomes really sensitive to the throttle, but all right that’s enough for that. I think, because that that really does shock and vibrate but yeah, so you could drive it like this indoors and you got you got just steering there and that’s it.
As i said, you only get about sort of 10 minutes running time on it, but that’s probably a full throttle if you’ve taken it easy, which is not why you’re gon na buy this in the first place, to do um it’ll, probably last well, if you take It easy it’ll, probably last a long time anyway, but yeah so that’s a that’s it so um yeah nice in it. Ah this stood out. I really liked it and when i saw the video of it racing, i was even more impressed, but anyway that’s um that’s. Just a quick, unboxing, uh i’ll i’ll be putting footage up at the uh weekend and uh we’ll we’ll. Take it out somewhere. I won’t do any bashing with it. I don’t really want to get it all dirty in that, but we’ll we’ll take it out when we we’ll give it a good old run, and you can see how fast it goes. Uh yeah so that that’s the button there to um to make the throttle higher or lower and then you’ve got your steering trim now and uh. Your antenna is hidden in there, so i mean you can mod it and have it sticking out. This has got about a hundred meter range and this this is uh. The pistol grip on this is more for left handed people um, so i’ve. I found it a bit awkward at first, but i got used to it. I prefer, like the old style controllers.
You know like like what you get on the quadcopters, but anyway yeah so um that’s, it really that’s that’s it um it’s it’s got quite a lot of uh clearance, so you can do jumps and all that on it – and you know, do all that messing around Sort of thing, um and it’s geared lovely it’s good for acceleration, as well as top speed, it’s a bit of a weird one, because you you either lose one or the other and on this it’s, just it’s just perfect, so that’s it that’s um that’s. My review of the uh explorer very good clark. Car i’m. Glad i’ve got it. You know, as i said, it’s, not really my sort of thing, but this stood out and i’ve i’ve driven it around here and it’s it’s lovely. It really is. I could. I could go over all the little lumps and bumps on it at zero throttle and it it was nothing to it and it’s got a nice turning circle as well. Yeah anyway um tune in and on. My next video and there’ll be some footage of me driving it anyway, that’s it for now i’ll catch you in the next one, guys uh and it’ll, be a quadcopter, no doubt or quadcopter related anyway. I’Ll see you later mate.