The previous product in this lineup was a mini that i had reviewed a couple months back. The mini had a lot of cute factor, but only basic features, given there was nothing like it on the market. Turbo racing went with a different route, this time, basing their newest vehicle on what looks like the rx 7 and adding features usually found on larger hobby grade vehicles. Okay, let’s open the box and in the box, you’ll find the printed manual. This is a prototype manual, so i’m guessing the final print would look a little bit better than this. You have the painted and fully assembled vehicle. Looks like that i’m very impressed with the print quality. As i was with the mini very well done. You have transparent headlights and you have tinted tail lights. There are two unpainted bodies for diy purposes and underneath you’ll have the unassembled transmitter, which comes together like this and in the transmitter there’s a built in charger. So you push this forward and you turn the dial. Like that and the usbc plug pops out, so you can charge your car on the go and then there’s a usbc cable for charging. So let’s take a look at the brand new transmitter. This newly designed transmitter uses the same protocol as the mini, so you can control the turbo racing mini with this, but features extras like the onboard charging that we took a look at during the unboxing. So you push this lever forward and you twist the little button on the on the tip and the usb pops out.
There are functional channels. Three and four channel three is for the chassis lights and channel 4 is for the headlight and tail light, and on top you have a throttle limiter that limits your throttle from 25 to 50 to 100. You have steering reverse throttle and steering dual rates throttle and steering trim, and you have an on off button with the charge mode in the middle. So if you put it in charge mode and you put the car on top of the usb um, this red light will come on the red light on the car will come on and the car will be charged in a matter of well probably half an hour. The vehicle’s body is easily removed and underneath you’ll see the 40 milliamp hour. One cell battery, along with the main pcb that handles receiver lighting, servo and esc functionality enclosed in the chassis, are two cordless motors that drive the servo and the rear axle so that the vehicle steers and drives these gears are extremely small. So it might be a good idea that they aren’t easily accessible Applause, Music, so Music, eh, Music, foreign Music, so i’m. Very impressed with the amount of features turbo racing managed to cram into this little package, while the vehicle isn’t as precise or customizable as a larger model. The novelty of having something so small, but with fully proportional controls, is something that doesn’t get old quickly. Like all products, there’s always room for improvement.
For example, the new radio has a rather awkward charger built into it and it uses the aaa batteries as a power supply, which i don’t think is a very good idea. Dust is still a big factor that affects the performance of the vehicle and those tires are dust magnets. Then again, i look back and think that i’m asking all of this from a 176 scale vehicle which really shows how far vehicles in this scale have come. What i think about the 176 turbo racing racer, if you have any questions or comments regarding this review, i’d, be happy to answer them in the comments section below.