The video & free building instructions are published for the LEGO® Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer buggy motor & BuWizz upgrade:
The new Powered Up system offers a lot of possibility to extend the control range of the previous motorized Power Functions creations. So far only the Boost motor and the WeDo 2.0 M motor is compatible with the new hub apart from the train motor that comes with the new train sets. I paired two WeDo 2.0 M motors with the Powered Up hub and built it in the 42065 RC Tracked Racer to compare the performance and the playability with the Power Functions system.
I also tested it with the new Powered Up iOS app that has a profile available for the 76112 App controlled Batmobile.
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.
I received a great suggestion from the Eurobricks forum – test the 42065 RC Tracked racer with PF Train motors. Their rotation speed is almost as high as the buggy motors, so definitely worth trying.
The Lego 42065 RC Tracked Racer is a pretty cool set. You get remote control capabilities out of the box – all Power Functions components are there for some real RC fun. There were some previous RC Technic sets produced by Lego, but they had a much higher price tag.
Can you spot the difference? 🙂 Full post with video coming tomorrow, check back! 😉
First project – this little fellow is quite lonely here, let’s build some friends to play with!