Looking for some CoolToys Covid Fun? Host Josh has an RC Car Hack!
Have you ever wanted your RC Car Battery to last longer? Have you wanted the car to go faster? In this weeks episode of COOLTOYS® TV, Josh and Scott get ready for the FatShark RC challenge. They do it with an RC Car Hack. It was decided that the first FPV challenge would be a crawler race through a technical track. That track is designed to include blind tunnels inside big tropical plants.
Scott Gets Picky.
Josh has multiple crawlers, but Scott decided it was time to order a mini-me Jeep crawler. Axial had just licensed and released the Jeep JLU, and Scott ordered the clear body to make a true mini-me version of the CruToys JLU. Since this RC Crawler is a new release from Axial it won’t arrive for at least a week and you know how patient these guys are.
Josh offered to hack Scotts Associated 1/28 Short Course Truck so they could start by testing out the FPV system. Scott Agreed since he needed a little Covid fun and didn’t want to wait for the new Crawler.
The Battery Hack
In this “How To” DIY video, Josh shows you what not to do. If you watched the earlier episode on RC Cars, you know a few of them burned up with Josh’s battery swaps. So it took a while for Scott to let Josh cut up one of his RC Cars and battery hack it.
To make matters worse, Scott was running the panel and didn’t realize a technical issue until after Josh was done. This is sort of a problem with him, but since we don’t have enough room to have a director and camera operator during Covid, it is what it is.
Josh had to cut up two of Scott’s Team Associated 28 series cars. As you see in the video, there are a couple of choices with the battery. You can extend battery life or extend battery life and double the power. Scott chickened out and only doubled the power on one car. that was because the 2S lipo battery could easily power the Monster Truck and the FPV camera.
Bigger Battery Required?
If you don’t use the larger battery, the FPV camera requires it’s own battery which makes more problems. At this point Scott realized that his warranty was void, the motor will over heat and two of his 28 series RC cars were now purpose built for the FatShark RC challenge.