What it’s written on the box anyway, but being that it’s a 1 16th scale, buggy i’m, pretty sure it’ll only destroy smallish things. Now this is a hb x, 1 16 kit number one: six, eight, nine zero retails currently for 68 pound 90 and apparently it’s supposed to do 45 kilometers an hour which is 28 miles an hour. Doesn’T sound like a lot, but don’t forget this is only a 1 16, so let’s take a look and see what you get for your money now, it’s ready to run. So it comes with everything you need, including a battery and a rubbish charger it’s uh, 2.4. Gigahertz and it’s fully ball, raced, okay, right, let’s, open it up and have a look believe it or not. I haven’t even looked at this yet, and it came in about a week and a half two weeks ago, but we’ve been quite busy with other stuff that’s going on so let’s take a look at what you get. How do you even get into this thing? Uh? Okay, uh, oh okay! Here we go well that wasn’t too difficult. Oh one, other thing i did notice in the specifications that it has friction shocks and uh. You don’t want friction shocks. I also looked up a few other people’s comments, so people who own these and they were saying, replace the friction shocks so that’s. What i did i went online and i placed an order for my own uh set.
This was sent to me by banggood, but i purchased these myself as i’m, not a fan of friction shocks and they just ruin the ride, ride, handling and everything. But i do like the idea of having a fast brushless small little cars. So i thought it was worth investing the few quid to get some decent oil shots for it, uh right so it’s, so cute that’s, pretty cool, and then we get what we got here. A few other bits and pieces controller right. So we get a little controller. Yeah very basic controller it’s, not foam, it’s plastic around here. What have we got? We’Ve got: steering, trim, directional trim, usually one thing i really like to see on little ones like this, especially if you’re going to get this for youngsters is. It has a speed adjuster. So you can just turn it down nice and quickly, so definitely double thumbs up for that, because this is the kind of thing i can see, someone buying a for a younger kid to mess around in the garden or something you want to shove in a backpack And take with you and then just share a mess around with impromptu, a bit of our seeing while you’re out or a holiday, or something like that, so being able to dial back the speed and just hand it to people different people, that’s brilliant. Now there should be something on the back here. So let’s have a look, so you get a manual.
Do you get all the parts listed or you get some snazzy stickers to put on? And yes, it does have all the parts listed which is really good, because when you break it – and you probably will you need to pick up the parts uh you get the usual little charger. Yeah don’t use those buy yourself, a 17 pound charger, and then you are laughing some extra body pins, which is really good to see uh. It only takes three one on the back two on the front. Where else do we get in here led we get some lights, it actually comes with okay, so you get you get. You get separate a cable to connect up to the ec i’m guessing uh. Look. It gives you light at the front, that’s pretty cool i’m. Not sure why it wasn’t fitted originally – and you also get some cable ties, what else you get little spoiler little spoiler two screws and and a uh really really naff uh screwdriver to put the spoiler on, which is good. It comes with a wheelie bar as well and another screwdriver, so you actually get two screwdrivers and a rear, wheelie bar, so that’s a good sign. That means it must pull wheelies so we’ll have to fit that as well and that’s pretty much it and the optional uh oil shocks i’m guessing are they done yeah there’s oil in them already, so i can just fit those that’s nice and easy because this? What will ruin this car will be this bounciness don’t like that, so it was worth it, they were so cheap i’ll put how much they were below all right.
Let’S have a look and see what you get inside now this is brushless, which is great it’s, so dinky that’s, this small, oh, my god, the battery is tiny. Let’S have a look at what battery gets so it’s a dean’s connector battery 1500 milliamps that’s, pretty decent. Two little tiny batteries so it’s a 2s lipo, 7.4 volts, dean’s, connector god that’s, so small 1500 milliamps in something like this is going to last you a reasonable while it’s got the tiniest little servo it’s got a hole all all in one uh receiver and electronic Speed controller: i don’t know whether it’s going to give you much of an option to upgrade there isn’t exactly a lot of space in here you i’m trying to think. If you could actually get a separate esc and receiver you, you could definitely get a receiver small enough, but whether you could find a small electronic speed controller to go with your receiver. The mode is so dinky but yeah. This is a tiny little thing. You could definitely replace the servo and it’s good to see the actual servo is a three cable servo. So if the servo packs up, you do have other options of what servo you can put in it, which is really nice to see and then that’s, where you plug in your lights, there’s, not much more to say about it really: it’s uh where’s, the actual it’s, A metal prop shaft, yeah and you’ve got metal if you’ve got metal dog bones on the back now, you’ve got universals front and rear funny.
How the back our silver and the front are. Are they metal plastic? I think they’re metal, yeah metal on the front metal on the rear, so it’s pretty cool. So what we’re gon na do? First right, we’ve got to get the spoiler on we’ve got to get the wheelie bar on and we’re gon na fit the oil shocks. So let’s crack on and get it done. Oh and we got ta, do the stickers, Music, Music Applause Music. So there you go in no time at all, i’ve got it up and running definitely a looker. I love this orange and this uh white and silver. It definitely looks the part uh with the extra suspension on it. Oh it’s, so much better. You can easily jump it and it’s not going to bottom out. So you definitely need to upgrade to the oil shocks really i’d like to have seen them put the oil shocks in the kit and being that it’s, so cheap at 68 pound for ready to run, i think, adding an extra pound or whatever it would have cost To go uh off of the friction. Shocks to the old ones was definitely something they should have done because it feels reasonably premium. It does feel like a nice quality buggy. The flexible spoiler is great to see having the wheelie bar on there as well. One thing i really like about it that i, i think from my experience, i’ve just had with it if you’re going to get this for a youngster having that you’ve got to put a few stickers on it, you’ve got to run the wires for the lights at The front and you’ve got to put the wheelie bar on it and then you’ve got to fit the spoiler.
You are interacting with the kit out of the box versus just putting the battery in and away you go, so i kind of like that. It just you know, gives it a little bit more of a connection to the the person who’s going to be using it it’s tiny, and you could just throw that in the backpack straight away. So i really like that i’m really interested in these, because sometimes you want to be out walking with the family and stuff like that and then just having that in your backpack, and you can pull it out and use it it’s. Definitely something of interest uh from a usability point of view. Steering is very good, it’s, very quick, happy with that from a power point of view. Well, i don’t think it’s going to set any land speed records, but being that it is a 1 16 but let’s charge up the battery and take it for a blast in the garden. Definitely can take a few jumps that’s for sure now, i’ve up to upgraded the suspension, so yeah very happy tires are lovely and soft as well, so all in all for 68 pound and whatever the suspension is another 10, a 75 pound it’s. Definitely a good looking buggy all right, let’s, take it out and blast it around the garden: um, Music, hmm, Music, me: Music, um, Music, Music, Applause, Music, Applause, Music. So there you go just a quick look at a bargain, backpack basher.
What do i think overall? Yes, i can recommend this one for the money that they’re asking for it. I think it’s a fair price. I think what you’re getting isn’t uh isn’t junk. I think you’ll be happy with what you get it’s fast enough to keep your attention a fraction bit more speed would be nice if you’re running on the grass, especially if the grass is starting to get a bit long, because it bogs down tiny little cars like This on dirt and on the tarmac, no problems at all, it’s nice and straight uh, it did tend to pick up a little bit at the front all the time i guess it’s the way they geared it. So i personally added a little bit more weight at the front to try and keep the nose down, so i could get better steering in the wet. These tires. Didn’T do very well on the grass but that’s kind of understandable, really because they’re not knobbly as such, but once the grass dried out it was actually pretty decent. One thing i did like is when you take the wheels off it’s, actually a standard, hex connection connector. So if you want to run different wheels, you can so that’s real nice, so i could, for instance, put these schumacher road ties on it, and then i could take it on the road. I don’t know why you’d want to, but you can and the options there. If you want to change the wheels and tires at a later date, so i did actually get a chance to run it round the brook rad track and the time that it set was 10 53.
Now i know what you’re thinking all that’s, not that fast. Well, don’t forget it’s a 1 16 and it was wet grass as well. I think, if i left it until it dried out, i would have got a slightly better time. The issue i had was because it was lifting the nose. I needed the steering to be as direct as possible that that was probably my biggest problem. Is i couldn’t turn very much because every time i laid down the power it lifted the front, which is why, like i said, i put the extra weight. I think if i had another shot at it now, i could bring that down a little bit but don’t. Let that put you off it’s still fast enough to entertain you and, if you’re going to give this to a youngster, i can definitely recommend this for a youngster. Really, you might be as a grown adult. You might want something, a little bit more punchy and you’d.