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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LEGO Technic 42075 First Responder RC mod

This is the remote control modification of the LEGO® Technic 42075 First Responder. This time instead of more powerful and expensive components this mod uses only the Power Functions elements of the set 42075 RC Tracked Racer with a few other extra pieces and it is still very fun to play with 🙂

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LEGO Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer optimized version

The LEGO® Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer is one of the rare sets that is remotely controllable out of the box with the necessary Power Functions elements. It is a very good introduction to the world of Power Functions, but it has some room for improvement – the speed is pretty decent but the climbing abilities can be enhanced.

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Lego RC basics video tutorial series – introduction

I’m starting a new Lego Technic tutorial series focusing on the Power Functions parts and other electric components that can be used to make a Lego model remote controlled. I’ll try to make it clear and simple, so don’t expect immediately some advanced RC trickery – the aim is to help the ones who are not that familiar yet with the Lego RC world.

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