Looking back, that car was pretty bad. There were no front shocks—just some springs and screws; the steering system was direct drive, a killer on the servo;For it’s time, it was considered an excellent entry-level car.It was so much fun to drive! I trashed the Grasshopper
I own the original version of this car that doesn't come with the ESC. I got it so long ago, in the days when the models looked like a car that could actually exist.
As others have said, this is a very durable car. When I got it, I was young and stupid (I let my friends drive it). Letting friends drive any RC car is asking for accidents that cause damage. I remember watching it being driven directly into a curb at full speed, but to my surprise, there was no damage.
The ABS chassis is very tough, yet flexible.
The suspension on the car is very crude and as such it doesn't handle well, especially offroad. On road it goes nicely, but it will roll quite easily.
The power comes by way of a 380 sized motor. It is very slow and tedious on a 380, so upgrading to the 540 is a must. ..
Got this buggy for my son. This buggy is amazing in the durablility field. I can't count how many times I've seen him ram into something, flip it, roll it, smash into things and the buggy is fine! It doesn't go very fast with the stock 380 motor, however that's perfect for younger kids or somebody very new into the r/c field. This is a very good buggy for beginners and for kids who want something more flashy and durable then what you get from Radio Shack or Toys R Us.
I own the original version of this kit. I got it when I was around 12 or 13 years old in the eighties! It still works fantastic. I upgraded it to Hornet status by adding the hornet body and the independent rear suspension with oil filled shocks and the 540 series motor as well as metal ball bearings all around. I can interchange the motors easily and the bodies too! This car has been an excellent performer for around 20 years! Now that's quality. The only thing I have ever replaced on this car (Not counting the upgrades which were for perfomance reasons, not because the old parts broke) has been the tires! Nothing has ever broken on this car! I have jumped it and done all sorts of crazy things with it. It is super tough! I have driven this car in the rain, mud, snow and sand and it has alw..