Well, today, i’ve got the zd racing. 1 8 skull. The pirates 2 bxe out here now i’m going to take this, for its first run, guys um. Thankfully, we’ve got a bit of sunshine. Today, um we’ve had quite a few days of rain here lately and uh it’s just been pouring down pretty heavy had a couple of little storms as well, so uh i’m glad i could bring this out one out and uh give it its first test. Now. I did ideally want to go down to the pond. I was on the way here, um. First i went past the pond and uh. I couldn’t run this car there because there’s different surfaces that i like to test these ones out on down at the pond, but there’s too many park maintenance guys working down there so yeah. I couldn’t uh go down there and run this car so i’m out at this uh different field. I haven’t been here for a long time, so we’re just going to give it a quick run on this sports oval and see how it performs later on. I’Ll. Do a speed test on this one and we’ll see what the top speed is. Now they claim 50 mile an hour on the box, so we’ll see what happens uh next time. I take this. One i’ll do a speed test on tarmac, but this one in my overview, i covered all the details and specs of this one, so you can check that video out if you haven’t already i’ll, leave a card in the top right hand, corner of the screen and Uh yeah let’s take it for its first run, see how it performs straight out.
The box. Now it’s got a 3 000 milliamp hour 3s lipo and the motor on this one is a uh. 3660 2400 uh kv motor. So just turn it on. Okay, just check the trimmers all seem good. Okay, everything’s set to 100 on the dual rates. Take for a quick run down here, guys check the range out now. We’Ve got a dumbo rc style controller. Here it’s meant to have quarter mile range, so gone out about 100 meters. There pretty stable buggy go through this thicker bit of lawn here. Applause, oh just break before i saw that tree going. All right got a pretty good tour. I think this one will be pretty decent on a track, giving it size and power just the the talk out of it. Sorry, if there’s some wind uh noise coming through it, is rather windy. Now, i’ll waste away when you uh go somewhere to film, starts to pick up, as you start filming so check out that range again, just slow down over the pitch, as you can see i’m way out there no connection loss. So this is the ideal for a track i’m going to get uh ranger shoes, how straight it’s going guys pretty decent, so yeah it’s got pretty decent speed out of it. There’S a reverse. I mean this esc ain’t tuned. I haven’t touched anything so with a bit of tuning, probably get a little bit more out of it, see if i can tip it over i’m aggressively going lock to lock here and it doesn’t want to tip look at that lock to lock.
Oh here we go spoke too soon, but it was pretty gripping pretty good up till then yeah, but still pretty pretty decent. These tyres are nice. Uh soft compound they’ve got some really good grip. Very soft and foam filled so yeah, unfortunately, like i said i couldn’t uh. I would have liked to go to the pond because there’s a few more different surfaces down there guys but uh. Fortunately, i couldn’t today, but i’ll i’ll, take it down there another day. I might uh take my ramp with me and we’ll test out on the ramp in a separate video, so fortunately, with all the workers there maintaining around that area at the pond, i wasn’t able to go down there. They were making too much noise with their lawn mowers and stuff, so didn’t want to try to film down there and annoy him while they’re working either. Good news, though, is that the pond, with all this rain, is actually nearly back to its uh. Its old self it’s uh filled up quite a bit so that’s good news, because i’ve got a brushless boat. That i’m gon na review soon just see how it goes on this bit of tarmac here turn around. Oh there we go first tip over uh yeah i’m liking this one so far, it’s uh the brakes on this uh awesome, instant it’s got good power delivery too. Really good talk out of that 2400 kv motor. This stock battery is a 3 000 milliamp hour, but you can fit larger ones and it’s a only a 35c.
So with a higher discharge. This thing would really punch along yeah. Look at a group very stable car. Unfortunately, there’s no little uh real jumps around here, where i or ditches that i can actually try jumping out of. I believe this one is supposed to be able to take 4s, so uh that’s, probably where that 80 kilometer an hour claim comes from. I don’t really see you getting 50 mile an hour out of this uh battery, but i’ll put that to the test for sure the speed test. I can’t do any donuts. With this thing. It just grips too hard. Look at the front the front wheel’s ballooning up, but uh yeah got some decent decent performance. Actually let’s do another quick sort of range test here had to judge whether i was in line with that pole or not. So, as you can see, it’s coming straight and true good on an angle there, but pretty straight nice, all right guys. Well, i don’t want to bore you to death just running around this flat uh field uh, unfortunately that’s all i had today that was uh local to me, uh so yeah guys not a bad buggy at all, actually um. I didn’t want to sit there running it till it went totally flat, but uh yeah it performed pretty decent, actually uh for its size. You know 1 8 scale. Um. Oh we’ve got a few uh pine needles in here, but anyway, um yeah it’s got good grip.
That’S for sure handle’s really good. As you can see, i was going left and right full, lock and uh. He tipped over once uh from me doing that, but uh yeah good grippy tyres here guys. This would go really good on a track for sure an off road track. Um rc track bmx track. I reckon this would perform really well and uh. It’S got decent power out of that uh 3660 motor. The battery stock battery is pretty good. I think, with a higher c rating, you’re going to get a bit more performance out of for sure, it’ll uh really wake this one up, especially if you had like a 70c or 100c 3s lipo pack, maybe around the same size in milliamps, 3. 000. Maybe 4 000 – you could fit in this but, like i said um this esc on the box, it does say uh it’s, an 80 amp and by right it should handle 4s. So i might may try that out one day. Um and i’ll definitely follow this. Video up later on with a uh speed test, we’ll see what i can get on this stock battery, all right guys so yeah that’s, my first impressions and first run of the zd racing pirates 2, their 1 8 skull bx8 uh buggy. So thanks very much for watching guys so i’ll be putting a link in the description of this video, as always guys. So, if you’re interested in having a look at this one click the link below and i’m going to put a couple of codes, there, i’ve got a 12 off code specifically given to me for this buggy and i’ll put a 10 one there as well for banggood Uh, just in case the first one expires: okay, that’s, a 10 off code, so yeah the guys thanks very much for watching hope.
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