The Wltoys 124017 radio controlled 4WD car has top speeds of up to an amazing 75kmph or 47mph and comes pre-equipped with a brushless motor.
A hobby grade 1/12th scale buggy with a metal chassis, replaceable parts, and upgradeable electronics can be had for about $145 or £110; this price also includes a very basic LiPo charger and 2 LiPo batteries, which you would often have to purchase separately. A comparable item from a well-known brand would cost about twice as much.
But is it any good? I’ll see what you get for your money, test out its speed claims and durability, and in the conclusions I’ll compare it to a similarly priced car available from your local hobby shop – the 1/10 scale FTX Carnage. So let’s take a look.
What you get – this is the 3 battery model (one in the car). There’s also a 1 and 2 battery version
Inside the box you get the car itself, 2 or 3 2200mAh 2 cell or 2s LiPo batteries depending on the option you go for, a radio control transmitter, a USB LiPo charger, a small spanner and a basic instruction manual.
The manual is in English although the translation is far from perfect. But it should at least get you started and does have exploded parts diagrams which is an encouraging sign of replacement parts availability, something you really want for a proper RC car.