16 customer reviews
Very pleasedBy Mister Frank August 25, 2015
I was looking for my next upgrade from a 2WD WLToys L959 I purchased via a different retailer and decided after reviewing what was out there that this one seemed best value for money - I'm new to the whole R/C car thing but having experienced the L959 I craved more speed/accceletation and something with better tyre wear; the L959 used to destroy the edges of its tyres.
After reading the reviews and seeing a few youtube videos I opted for the pre-assembled version of the Raptor as coudln't see the value in buying one to assemble for same price.
Inside the box you get the car with battery inside, transmitter (a lot smaller than shown - they must have revised it) which now takes 4xAAA batteries, and a Lipo charger. Specs on the site are misleading and the brushless motor is not 2399kv, its 2082kv which i presume is less powerful but the official documents included confirms it should be the latter. The ESC is also a 35A not 60A as advertised again correct by the included documentation - not sure what difference it makes.. just pointing that out if there any sticklers for detail.
Build quality appears very good compared to what I had last and it really shifts which takes a bit of getting used to. I love the fact this one has oil filled adjustable shocks, makes such a difference across uneven surfaces. 4WD is awesome and I'm enjoying thrashing it around lots albeit learning the controlability still. Its quite cool the way you are able to change the settings of the ESC to control brake force and other behaviours which are not changeable on cheaper models - instructions a bit complicated though so I might tackle that in the future if i feel the challenge.
The battery lasts me at best 10-12mins on very short grass, I guess this may be improved if you stuck to a less friction surface. I've purchased two more batteries 2200mah 30C which will hopefully give me more drive time- standard one is 1800mah 25C. Its good that the battery compartment is adjustable to allow you to fit physcially larger units in there too.
I tried to measure top speed using an iphone strapped inside and it comes out at a modest 27mph; I could swear it seems faster than that (that's if my app is measuring it right). I was sure I read somewhere it could do 40mph+ but I guess getting closer to that may required more powerful batteries or a motor upgrade. That said its plenty fast for me.
Time will tell if this car is durable as I've only used it twice and hopefully I won't need to buy too many spare parts. The blue alloy undercarriage has some scuffs already but i guess thats what its there for :-). There are small foamy rings around linkage connection points which I presume are to protect from debris getting in, these don't seem robust and some have already come off. Tyres seems to be wearing ok; will be interesting to explore if I can get other makes and models that fit.
On the whole very pleased with my purchase and if you are looking for you first agressive 4WD RC truggy then this could be the one for you.
Nitrotek says: Thanks for the in depth review. Please note the foam rings are just for transport and are not meant to stay there so can be removed.
rc raptorrrrBy nathan July 31, 2014
very very fast truggy fastest truggy ive had in the past absolute beast ' wheelies for fun scared to even put it at full throttle just incase i crash it ' pitty nitrotek dont have upgraded parts ill need upgraded parts asap lol
bloody brillantBy brown bear April 01, 2014
like a rocket off rails big area and big balls to blast it at full power very pleased with mine , i bought a rc wave runner what a pile of c-ap sent it back , this truggy is the doggys danglys enjoy... nitotek thank u
goodBy newby November 27, 2013
Good first buy. Shame about my relatively bad driving meaning i broke the stearing servo part at the end of first full drive. Couldnt believe the speed of the thing it takes off so quick. Tearing up grass and flicking stones. Def needs a big open space and a bit of practice. Ordered a new part so once i get that i will be back out there. Genuinely cant really get over how q
If your need is for speed. Learner to burner.By modelman90 June 22, 2013
I own three Subaru Impreza cars that i built from Tamiya kits. I own two Super Clodbusters that again i hand built from Tamiya kits.Plus i have built one for some one else. You could say that i hold reasonable knowledge of Electric R/C cars. I have raced many cars and this brushless Truggy is something that i have used. I would recommend this Truggy to any one above the age of 16. Its ok for beginners as you do not have to use all the power available.When you gain your skill and experience then you can unleash the full power. Always fit a fail safe device. At this price its a good deal.Its always a good idea to get spares and upgrades if you can afford them as designs some times change and so may the spec. Go and buy one if you can. You wont regret it.
Really AmazedBy Michael April 02, 2013
This car is the best bit of kit I've ever brought , I own the petrol rc hummer and I brought this for my son, and to be real this is better :D. U don't have to worry as much about smashing it and the speed is unreal! The acceleration is bril!!!!
I own 2 of these for the same price as my hummer, double the fun, double the quality, and double the power output !!! A must buy
Best rc car everBy Rc racer September 12, 2012
This thing has amazing power ! Very well built ,,,,, Best ever car.
raptorBy a man August 23, 2012
an amazing truck can reach 60mph (stock) but you have to be used to this hobby to buy this, because this is so fast it is not very durable and can break with some minor crashes. (not for beginners as i found out).
acmeBy baggy August 13, 2012
is it faster than its smaller brother
this is the best car in the worldBy a guy who is better than all of you June 13, 2012
this amazing truggy will beat your standard nitro car its so fast and will reach speeds of up to 60 mph! it is also very durable and will not brake easily as i found out when it crashed into a wall at top speed. it is also very easy to drive and is for beginners. i would recommend getting some spare anntenies as when mine flip's it usually breaks
overall a great car!