FC600 RC Truggy 1:16 brushless motor ready to run
Ready to run, everything included
- All electronics
- Cheap low-end USB Lipo charger
- Remote control
- 2x Lipo batteries
- You need to supply 3x AA battery for controller
It is essentially the same as the HBX 16889a Pro truggy, just a different body shell, the oil shocks are mounted slightly differently at the rear, and it comes with 2x batteries instead of one.
Usually costs around $200-220 delivered.
I bought one recently, I paid $200 for the HBX 16889a Pro with 3x batteries delivered from Aliexpress. This is a better deal. The controller has a throttle trim, so the max speed can be dialed down enough so that a small child can use it. This is where I got mine from - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003150173622.html - currently $181 delivered incl gst, with 1x battery only.
The included charger works fine, however you should consider getting a better charger. I would recommend SkyRC T100 for just under $100 NZ delivered. The battery connector used by this cars, and a lot of RC cars is called a "Dean's connector" or "T-Plug" so if you used the SkyRC charger you would need an XT60 to Deans plug adapter, which would be a few bucks. This car uses Lipo batteries so you should read about Lipo batteries. The thing to know about Lipo batteries are 1. overcharging or charging at the wrong voltage/rate can cause them to catch fire, 2. over discharging them can degrade the battery so it doesn't work as well, 3. if not using the battery for more than a few days the battery should be stored at about 3.8V (3.7-3.9V) ie It shouldn't be stored fully charged or fully discharged otherwise you degrade the battery. 4. using damaged lipo batteries can result in a fire. Lithium ion batteries are safer and less likely to catch fire but you still need to storage charge them for optimal life. NiMH batteries are safer still and don't mind what voltage you leave them out. This car has a safety cut off so it will stop working before it fully discharges a battery.
There are a couple of different models
- HBX16889 ; burshed motor + spring shocks + plastic differential
- HBX16889a ; brushless motor + spring shocks + plastic differential
- HBX 16889a Pro ; brushless motor + oil filled shocks + metal differential
- FC600 ; same as the pro model, but has a different body shell and includes 2 batteries instead of one.
It also goes under a few different rebranded names, but the Pro model is the one to get as the upgrades are worth the small premium in price.
EDIT: Coupon codes to try
- Referral from a friend link, to get 10% off your order (apparently) - random friend referral link
- BGRCNEW11 - new user only
Better battery charger options:
SkyRC - Dual channel charges 2x battery at once ~$100 (I bought this one)
Imax B6 charger (clone of Sky RC charger) - Single channel ~$50
Sky RC B6 AC Charger with built in power brick - Single channel ~$85
Sky RC B6 charger with power brick - Single channel ~$70
ToolkitRC M4Q Four channel charger ~$80
Some people say the Tookit mq4 is unreliable and stops working, but that price is actually very very cheap, and it's from an NZ store which would help if it fails.