As the sears lobo and here we have today’s lobo 2. that’s right vintage from the 1980s one of the greatest. In my opinion, radio controlled cars from the toy kind of scale or level that came out of the 1980s. They don’t make them like this anymore. So let’s check it out. ok, so we’re in the workshop here before we get started with the demo of the car let’s, take a look at the car itself here in the workshop. Deci, as you can see here, i have some original box pieces from a lobo 2 box. I do not have the original box anymore, but i do have the car, and this is completely original, no modifications. Nwo. What you can see here is this is a lobo 2 they’re approximately from around 1988 Sunt., not sure if they had them in 87 Um, but i first became familiar with it in 1988, so it’s late 80s. It is a beautiful, powerful, rc car for its day. Um very, very advanced in terms of being a step above the lobo one. Now the lobo one, as you can see here, is almost identical to the lobo 2, but there are subtle differences, uh and actually some major differences as well. The most important difference is that the lobo 2 uses 7.2 volt battery packs like this one: ok, whereas the lobo1 used double a batteries. Now we flip this over here and you can see the underneath pretty standard here.
We’Ve got the wheel alignment. This is the battery compartment, where you put the 7.2 volt battery pack, and here you have the on off switch here. Is your high and low gear for your transmission and here’s your motor and gearbox back there now it’s spring shocks, air knobby tires, and then you have here a rear bumper to help. You know that cage air helps protect the back of the car. You got a spot here for where you can snap your battery wires in place, and then you have more bumpers on the side here now, when you look at the lobo one, you can first thing you’ll see is it’s a different bumper. This is a more heavy duty, bumper versus the lobo one um. Now the lobo one has a little more to this frame here than in the lobo 2, but that’s, because the lobo 2 had to accommodate for the extra battery space needed for the wires in the pack. Where this one everything was inside. With the double a’s and you’ll notice, here, there’s no frame on the back no rear bumper. Nwo, according to the box, the lobo 2 has a mobachi rs 360 motor and is 25 percent more powerful than lobo one. So it may even be a little bit faster. In fact, i think it is actually to be honest uh in my experience, but that is the lobo 2.. Now the lobo 2 also has a controller and here’s the 2 controller it’s.
Your basic pistol grip here steering turbo reverse. You know pretty standard for radio control cars today, whereas the lobo one used the standard stick controller, which was prior to those pistol grip controllers. I will do another video specific to the lobo one and we’ll go over all those details at another time, but today, lobo 2., ok, one other thing i forgot to mention when i was discussing about the batteries – is that the car does use this 7.2 volt battery Pack, but also requires a 9 volt, so you have to keep that in mind when running a lobo 2. You need a 9 volt in your car, de 7.2 volt battery pack in your car and then you’ll need an additional 9 volt for the controller okay. So one last thing i just wanted to show you was the steering, see this power steering you do not need to be going forward or reverse to steer like in the lobo one. So this is a major improvement in the lobo 2 and that clicking you here me charging my batteries to run this bad boy. ok, so that was a quick look at the car itself and now we’re going to head over to a parking lot and give it a good run. But before we do that, i just want to say you know: Sunt., not an expert on lobos i’m, not historian. On lobos and i’m, not very technical when it comes to rc.
So if i left any details out, if i got something wrong, you know i do apologize i’m doing the best i can with describing it for you, but i am no expert. So if you know something that i got wrong or uh, if i left something out, please feel free to put it in the comments so that everyone can learn from it. But i hope i got the gist of it.