Lego RC basics – 3. Controllers

In this episode of the Lego RC basics tutorial series we are focusing on the different controllers available for Power Functions and Powered Up. The following control solutions are presented:

– Power Functions Infrared receivers/remotes

– SBrick

– BuWizz

– CaDa 2.4GHz battery & remote

– Boost

– Powered Up

agrof’s ULTRA 4 Crawler Buggy – hill climb

I had a chance to test this fantastic little buggy, agrof was kind enough to give me the opportunity to drive and film his latest creation. The buggy has 4 wheel drive, it is equipped with 2 L motors and a Servo motor. It has an AAA battery box and an IR receiver by default but for this occasion I swapped them with a BuWizz unit and also replaced the wheels. The location is the beautiful hill of Hegyesd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegyesd), hope you’ll enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed shooting it 😉

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My Lego Technic RC vehicles vs the cheap JJRC Q60 6WD RC truck – who wins?

I was asked many times before why I do not try a “proper” RC car instead of my LEGO RC creations, so I decided now to give it a go. The JJRC Q60 6WD RC truck is a really cheap one (currently available for $30-$35), it was really interesting to see how it compares to the different LEGO RC vehicles I have.

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LEGO RC range test – new Powered Up hub wins with 50m!

While I was filming the review video of the new 60197 Passenger Train set I realized that the operating range of the remote is much better than I thought it would be based on the early reviews. Since I was able to test it indoors only with 10m distance (easily passed, even through 2 walls) I decided to compare it with all the different LEGO RC solutions I have. Took all the equipment outdoors to a remote area without any interference and tested the operating range.

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