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Product review: 1:32 scale ERGOFLY LT832B micro buggy ..a LOSI Micro-T Clone
Thursday, 20 September 2018 22:56

 

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About

A month ago i was browsing around the GearBest.com store looking for some updates on what's new or maybe something cool and cheap models for me to purchase with less budget to cough out to keep me busy for upcoming lt832 b micro buggy 7holiday until i suddenly spotted something familiar in the R/C car inventory what seems to be about $30 price range of 1:32 scale series buggy, truggy and SCT model but what trigger my interest was seeing its suspension arm somewhat kept me pondering a while seem familiar as if it was something from 2WD LOSI MICRO-T model but hidden under some ugly lexan body topping yet unsure.  It keep me wondering for weeks of curiousity what's under the body shell because the vendor doesn't reveal much about the chassis internal layout nor any review nor forum pop-up around talking about this model the LT832B (Buggy), LT832T (Truggy) and LT832S (Short Course Truck) and only little short video clip by the vendor show some sales dude playing around with what seems handled like toyish characteristic that led me almost turn off and look away for a while...not until someone at the Rcgroups forum shows up and unveiled that it was indeed the LT832 model was 100% based or cloned version of the famous LOSI MICRO-T chassis that was originally introduced 10 years ago....its was my favorite unobtainable r/c model now made available widely and cheaply in my region! Yay!!!! LOSI MICRO-T FTW!!!  Of course at the price of just around $30 i can smell something fishy about it else maybe manufacturer put dubious radio electronlt832 b micro buggy 1ics...in the past original LOSI Micro-T usually would fetch about $80 with good hobby grade electronics.  LT832 is a go! ..unfortunately my pocket was full of holes no thanks to my expenditure on my usual projects. Fortunately by sheer luck a week later GearBest.com reps emailed to offer me to review their FPV racing quad costs around $150 but i decline and said i had my feeling for the LT832B (Buggy) unit that they have in their inventory and ask them if i could review that instead of flipping and hugging trees with that FPV quad...to be honest i'd rather FPV into the clouds than flipping around 5 minutes few inch from the ground.  2 days later GearBest says ok and yes they sent me ERGOFLY 1:32 scale LT832B  buggy!!!...my first LOSI MICRO-T!!!!......a cloned but no shame about that hehehe!!. (Btw some refute it was JJRC brand but the box printed otherwise don't know which is correct?).  My guts tell me this little guy will give me whole new potential to keep me busy with mods, fun racing/bashing and more social time with owners of Micro-T enthusiasts!  Plus Losi Micro-T have been around for 10 years now and surely they have lots of cool and compatible parts like spare, hop-up parts from ATOMIC, GPM Racing, INTEGY and much more.  So we got some blings! and easy to make indoor tracks too.  

 

 
Specification (as describe by vendor/manufacturer)lt832 b micro buggy 4

Brand: ERGOFLY (but speculation says its JJRC but printed box says other way around)
Model:
LT  832B (Buggy)
Chassis size and builds:
1:32 scale tub style chassis
Chassis build:  Plastics
Drivetrains:
2WD
Drive Motor: micro/nano size brushed motor
Steering servo: mini 5g servo (...i think it 5g..yeah..i think so..maybe)
ESC:
  Brushed ESC + Integrated electronics board.
Radio controller: 2
channel 2.4ghz radio with 'mechanical trim knob'.
Play time: 15~20 (Depending on throttle management)
Speed (km/h):  15km/h average (Stock)
Battery details: 4.8v 150mah Nimh battery


Package included:

1x 1:32 scale 832B buggy
1x Plastic jumping ramp
1x Bags consist of hex tool, driving cone, USB Nimh battery charger and screw driver
1x Manual sheet

 

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Pros:

  • Smallest hobby grade and race worthy chassis every built.

  • Yay! Its a direct cloned chassis from the legendary LOSI MICRO-T platform.  Awesome!

  • Extremely cheap even just for getting the chassis itself only.

  • Its my childhood dream machine!

  • Tough chassis build for beating!

  • Comes with lots of compatible hop-up parts all over the world.

  • Easy to upgrade the electronics, i did it for 30 minutes to replace it to make it worthy of pure grade precision performance race track buggy.

  • So cheap i'm getting another chassis as we speak.

  • Any 1:32 scale TAMIYA MINI 4WD bodyshell fit nicely on this chassis, sweet!  Make this models looks scale and stylish!

Cons:

  • The radio electronics, integrated ESC and servo that comes stock with it is junk, but who cares for around the USD$30 at average the chassis worth salvaging which is good news.

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Quality and builds.

So we know this model is base on or should we say its an actual replica/cloned of the legendary 1:36 scale 2WD LOSI MICRO-T (clone box says 1:32) so no doubt this chassis is like golden nugget for all those micro R/C enthusiast...micro bashers favorite!  Plastic construction as usual like any normal plastic quality you get from china manufacturing style grade so it means you'll need to lt832 b micro buggy 14screw in carefully not to strip off any plastic threads.  Other parts which seems robust is that the differential cup, dog-bones/drive shaft and motor mount mount seems to be made from durable steel which is good. Motor pinion gear is made from usual brass metal while the spur gear seems to be made from quality Delrin plastic which mounted through adjustable slipper clutch which is a great news for avid basher and racer to minimized torque feedback from damaging the drivetrains when doing jumps or over torgue-ing the wheels.  There's some bearings inside the gear box but on the outer wheel knuckle and rear wheel knuckle near the hub is just plastic bushing which you can easily replaced or optional if you wanted to; the front required wheels requires 4x bearings and rear requires 2x. The chassis somehow looks as if longer than original first generation Micro-T or more likely based on the LOSI Micro-DT (Desert Truck) chassis version.  The lexan molding top body shell is ultimately f'ugly.. no style at all!.. and so the rest of its series but thats an easy fix for me via scale mods later.

On the down side of this out of box RTR unit is that it came with low grade electronics which in our point of view not worthy to be used for racing around track or something that required precision steering and throttle control.  The radio control are indeed proportional in both throttle and steering, however if observer carefully in my attached video the steering seems to have 'steppy' non-smooth control or somehow lagged when moving left and right.  As shown side by side between the controller and the model steering column they sometime doesn't synchronized with every hand steering movement i made and the steering throw is not consistent.  Steering trims are very vaglt832 b micro buggy 17ue and its done mechanically by moving the sensor pot inside the controller rather that 'digitally' trim like any normal even basic radio controller.  So what ever you've done trimmed on the controller upon switching 'Off' and back 'On' again the buggy model the steering will return back to non-trimmed position even your controller trim knob remain at previous trimmed position, in short you've lost your trimmed....that's akward!  Btw the throttle also uses 'mechanical' trimming too.  To run the 832B buggy you'll need to turn on the buggy first before the radio controller unit constantly and always/repeatedly...i guess it need to go re-bind procedure every time you start the models, lame!  As predicted when playing inside my room and outdoor its steering control is somewhat unpredictable and the speed is utterly super slow.  Yes its powered via 4.8V 150mah Nimh pack...slooowwwww!!!

For stock out of box they are good enough for kiddies to bash around outdoor or in small open skate park where the steering and handling flaw doesn't look obvious but on proper mini R/C race track its hard to control as if it has lags on the steering or can't aim straight where you want drive despite being proportional.  Ok i guess we shouldn't complained much about sub $30 R/C buggy but look on the bright side the chassis is a LOSI MICRO-T clone which in original form costs more, twice or triple to get one. So assume what you're looking at was intended to buy the chassis kit and dump the so called 'extra' electronics.  Enough with the sad thoughts, the good news is that all these flaws can be easily fix with extra $12 investment....read on!

 

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Immediate electronic modification & some 'handsome' scale mods.

After testing and driving the buggy in stock original electronics that came with it immediate came to my sense that steering control, throttle and every handing characteristics that govern by the onboard electronics was a huge turn off for me for not going any further to enjoy the 832B buggy as it is and immediately the word 'junk' started to pop in my minds. iIt doesn't do much justice to have this junky radio unit onboard on such fine gradelt832 b micro buggy 23 micro buggy chassis but lets do some sensible math; for $30 package its worth salvaging the buggy chassis and throw the radio/electronics straight away into the bin and spend extra $12 dollar fix using affordable hobby grade electronics from WL-TOYS A212 radio parts to replace it.   Original LOSI MICRO-T costs about $80 so on clone version with extra cash fixing/improving it wouldn't consider 'cost loss' but more like extra gain than paying twice for the original ones. When i say $12 worth of fix on the radio and electronics unit i meant just purchase the integrated receiver + esc  board and EMAX micro servo and assume you already have WL-TOYS radio transmitter in hand which i do...but if you don't have it you'll need to add additional $30 for WL-TOYS compatible controller which i have what looked like cloned version of digital FUTABA 4PL unit with FLYSKY screen interface which allow more tuning, ABS, EPA, EXPO than just ordinary sad looking el-cheapo controller. With the A212 boards it requires 2S li-po pack to powered it via balance port on the pcb board, i uses EACHINE E013 2x 1S 260mah li-po pack which fits perfectly under the chassis battery bay without much struggle to put the chassis battery cover back on.   Below are picture summary how i connect those wiring port on WL-TOYS A212 board including listing of electronics replacement required.

DIY electronics replacement:

 

Wiring/Attachment points:

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 The replacement of the stock electronics from WL-Toys parts took me about average 30 minutes to complete the assembly which include removing the stock electronics and servo, removing A212's plastic case, removing some plugs, wire trimming  and soldering to make it more compact and lightweight. First the top part of the chassis where it has screw mounting to mount the original electronic board must be cut and trimmed flat using a pen knife so that the naked WL-Toys A212 electronics pcb board can be stick on top the toplt832 b micro buggy 26 chassis via 3M double sticky tape.  My final work replacing all the required electronics was impressive and pure master piece!...looks more professional outlook and felt like having a Kyosho Mini-z grade models than TOMY Takara like ChoroQ model, lol.  Additional note that the stock motor on LT832 series are excellent and can handle 2S li-po no problem. I also tighten stiffen the servo saver to have minimal amount of slack to avoid wonky side steering under hard acceleration but if you're into pure precision racing carpet racer best to ditch the servo saver and go direct. Having new compact and flat electronics setup on top of the chassis provide excellent placeholder for putting a 1:32 scale TAMIYA MINI-4WD plastic body shell on top to make it more aesthetically appealing, scaled and cool as if it was a replica of an original TAMIYA buggy...i decided to put my all time favorite TAMIYA HOTSHOT buggy body shell!  I  just need to cut few corner of the TAMIYA body plastic to fit it nicely above the LT832B chassis and use 3M sticky tape to keep it intact rather than use the body post snap pins....btw it held solid and very durable during skate bashing outdoors with jumps and crashes.  With slender looks of TAMIYA buggy body shell no one knows it was actually had LOSI MICRO-T under the hood...look far cooler and professional than stock appearance itself, lol.  Immediately the community in the forum took interest and i was right all along that LT832 buggy have huge potential for exciting potential mods and scale works! Nice!!!

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Performance and handling (after mods).

The performance of 832B buggy after replacing the electronics with proper hobby grade radio unit; WL-TOYS integrated electronic board (receiver + ESC) and servo was simply AMAZING!!!! No words to describe how much improve the driving experience was as if you're buying high grade micro R/C lt832 b micro buggy 37racer.   The nearest performance similarity of R/C model i known is the KYOSHO MINI-Z handling on race circuit and also like 1:8 buggy when i see it jumps over the skate ramp...this LT832B is wickedly awesome and fun to drive now! Finally!  As shown in attached video i've tested the handling on corners and slalom around the rails post showing off the improve and smooth steering at various rate and condition proven that its was worth to upgrade at little cost.  The speed has been improve to almost twice or triple the thanks to 2S li-po battery power, even after 20 minutes of bashing around the motor are at warm temperature. Stock motor provide good amount of torque when launching off the ramps and also when at perfect timing it can wheelie at times needed...in short it give power on demand.  Using the WL-Toys digital radio i can easily tune my LT832B handling characteristic like EPA, EXPO, dual rate adjustment and also ABS braking much like any pro level radio controller does, it really add more confident when racing around tights tracks.  Despite using friction style shocks the stock suspension did awesome job keeping the buggy from over rebound and boing too much during jumps and landing on the ground.. i can hear the undercarriage body slamming on ground surface but that is pretty much the same characteristic of what we used to have on 1:8 buggy after landing and body slammed on the ground designed efficiently to dissipate stress impact throughout the chassis than straining solely on all 4x suspension wishbone itself.   Jumping on LT832 aka Losi Micro-T is breath taking and jaw dropping because with 2S li-po power and torque the buggy nicely leveled in the air like and landed all four perfectly...ultra precision lt832 b micro buggy 30flight!  Even if you crash on any side the buggy would bounce back on its feet and even it is not at least it wouldn't wreck any parts of the chassis because the plastic are very impact resistant and also the steering comes with 'servo saver' to protect servo from gear stripping which is good!  Since i'm using my custom add-on TAMIYA HOTSHOT body shell attached only via double sticky tape it held well throughout the bashing activity on all 360! hehehe!  Runtime with EACHINE E103 2x 1s 260mah li-po on LT832B took about 20~25 minutes with mixed throttle, motor stayed warm and the WL-Toys A212 board have build in voltage cut-off protection to avoid li-po pack from draining per-cell since its connected via balance power port.  After the bash session i've i reviewed back the condition of the buggy and it seems that only minors scraps on the rear motor skids and front bumper skid since i did lots of jumps, just 1x screw that holding the front skid bumper was loose. No visible damage or dented found anywhere around the chassis.  Even after 5 cycle of battery the pinion gear and spur gear looks mint inside the gear box and also same goes to the differential out drive cups and dogbones too....nice! Seems to me that the buggy held well even with lots of big air over the ramps.  Even at home indoor with 5x3 meter space the LT832B can handle tight places, precision high speed cornering and brake on time before it hits the wall...this is awesome!..the handling more predictable after the mods. I guess this micro buggy give more fun that any other mini/micro models i have in my collection....except the 1:35 ORLANDOO micro crawler its has it own parallel universe, lol.

 

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Videos/Medias
MediasHere are sample of video of  i posted on my Youtube channel contain test review on 1:32 scale LT832B micro buggy.

 

 

 


 

 

Vendor/seller

Here are list of reputable vendor/seller which i bought from and also verified by community forum discussion groups. Also i've experienced buying from these places that have good support and services:
1. Seller GearBest.com:  JJRC LT832 1/32 RTR Buggy Stadium Buggy
2. Seller GearBest.com:  JJRC LT832 1/32 RTR Truggy Truck
3. Seller GearBest.com:  JJRC LT832 1/32 RTR Stadium Short Course Truck

 

 
Support group:

Places where you can find help and resources related to this product:
Topic: Rcgroups.com - JJRC LT832 1/32 RTR Buggy Stadium Truck & Short Course Truck
Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Losi_Micro_T

 

 

 

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Summary

Do not underestimate the power of this little buggy despite dictated by its cheap price ,small tiny size and what looked like kiddy toys because this R/C critter is bag of fun especially when you don't have much commitment to spent time on bigger R/C models. lt832 b micro buggy 70 Coming from the legendary and hobby grade platform the LOSI MICRO-T no doubt it provide the same R/C driving quality and performance as real scale R/C models with minimal resources.....*after you do that electronic replacement mods. Of course with little cheap DIY replacement on the electronics as shown through my modification inside the video it will make the buggy more fun to drive, race precision handling and could be driven at small enclosure or even doing big bashes at the skate park.  After excited seeing how it performed and marvel with how much nice mods you can put into LT832B especially with DIY, after market hop-ups and also being portable little racer i have already ordered my second set of buggy which is already on its way as we speak with additional WL-Toys A212 electronics and EMAX servo for improvement. Btw i would likely go till fourth models seriously....you guys know my style...*hint: remember my SUBOTECH?   Along the way i've also decided planning to create my indoor race track for this model this month so hopefully i could document into an article how i build my own track on my porch soon.....so the LT832 extended project got me all excited and thrill making my R/C hobby more interesting.  Glad i found LT832 aka Losi Micro-T on the right time else i wouldn't get too bored at home with slomo ORLANDOO, lol.  So to sum up everything; if you like fast serious micro racer and don't mind to spend half hour on mods this Losi Micro-T clone is a must have or should i say..getting this micro is a 'passage of rites' for all R/C enthusiast especially you all 2wd'er.  So drool on for my next incoming mods! hehehe!

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<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>About</strong></span></p>
<p class="auto-style1" style="text-align: justify;">Yay! here we go again with
another of my continuous micro addiction to ORLANDOO's lines of micro 4x4 crawler
and this time i got myself a
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/OH35P01-KIT-Assemble-RC-Car-The-Parts-Version-Climbing-RC-Car-p-967337.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">
1:35 scale ORLANDOO OH35P01 F-150</a> truck...its another tiny engineering
marvel that i need to have.&nbsp;
Ever since i got my first 1:35 scale ORLANDOO OH35A01 Jeep last year i got so deep,
had some fun, spawned some creativity and
enjoyed growth of micro crawler development, also ended up building my own
custom track which prolonged further interest in R/C hobby.&nbsp;&nbsp; So
you've read my previous review on ORLANDOO OH35A01 the JEEP in February 2017 and now i would like to
post my thoughts and review about the 1:35 scale ORLANDOO OH35P01 F150 which
luckily manage to grab for $15 during spring season clearance sale...hahahaha!!
i just saved my pocket. Then a week later i grab another one; the ORLANDOO
OH32A02 PAJERO priced almost half at clearance sale too, i'll put that on
separate review article soon.&nbsp; So this year i felt happy that i've own
complete collection of micro crawler and the best part was the indoor crawling
track that i made months back is all here waiting to be exploited by these 4x4
micro marvel.</p>
<p class="auto-style1" style="text-align: justify;">The most distinct
differences between between F150 packaging vs JEEP and PAJERO is the size of the
box, its bigger than i expected almost almost extra 1/3 box size than the latest model.
The packaging has the vibe being old and felt 'Beta' version since it decorative
information on the box majority are written in chinese character than later
version which are in english. &nbsp; The
inner contents looks just like any other except it include extra tools; a handy drill
tool.&nbsp; Parts tree slightly bigger&nbsp; because it has bigger one piece
'tub' style chassis and parts count also slightly lesser than OH35A01 and
OH32A02 because of monocoque style chassis which require less assemble on it.&nbsp;
Not much metal gear parts because some b-level gear for axle drivetrains made out of plastics
so i've already bought extra metal upgrade just incase i ran into trouble.&nbsp; I'll explain more down below
about specs, builds and performance.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><img src="/images/stories/product_review/oh35a01_jeep/oh35a01_2.jpg" alt="oh35a01 2" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span class="auto-style3" style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Specification </strong></span> <span class="auto-style5"><em>(as describe by vendor/manufacturer)</em></span><img src="/images/stories/product_review/oh35a01_jeep/oh35a01_7.jpg" alt="oh35a01 7" style="margin: 5px; float: right;" width="350" height="197" /></p>
<div class="pdbasiccontent">
<p><em>Brand: </em>
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/OH35P01-KIT-Assemble-RC-Car-The-Parts-Version-Climbing-RC-Car-p-967337.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">Orlandoo</a><em><br />Model: </em> <span class="title">
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/OH35P01-KIT-Assemble-RC-Car-The-Parts-Version-Climbing-RC-Car-p-967337.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">OH35P01</a>
(Ford F-150 body replica)</span><em><br />Chassis size and builds:</em> 1/35
scale 'tub' type chassis<br /><em>Chassis build:</em>&nbsp;  
Plastic<em><br />Drivetrains: </em>4WD<br /> <em>Drive Motor:</em> micro/nano size brushed motor<br /> <em>Steering servo:</em> nano 1.7g servo<em><br />ESC:</em>&nbsp; Brushed ESC + Integrated electronics board BEC and light control<em><br />Radio controller requirement: 3</em> channel<em> </em>2.4ghz radio<br>
<em>Radio channel assignment:</em> CH1=Steering, CH2=Throttle, CH3=LED light<br /><em>Play time:</em>
20~35 minutes (Depending on throttle management)<br /><em>Speed (km/h)</em>:&nbsp; Slow crawling<br /><em>Battery details:</em> 6.0v 400mah (2s Nimh cylinders cell)</p>
</div>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;"> <span style="color: #000000;"> <br /></span></span></p>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Package included:<br /></strong><br />1x
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/OH35P01-KIT-Assemble-RC-Car-The-Parts-Version-Climbing-RC-Car-p-967337.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">Orlandoo OH35P01 Kit</a><br />1x Grease pack<br />1x Tools<br />1x Manual book.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><img src="/images/stories/product_review/oh35a01_jeep/oh35a01_13.jpg" alt="oh35a01 13" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
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<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 489px;" valign="top">
<p class="auto-style1" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Pros:</span></p>
<ul>
<li>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Smallest and scale looking commercial 4x4 crawler on the market.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Optional alloy/metal upgrades such as axle, drive shaft and etc.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Very long runtime on 6.0v 400mah NIMH battery.&nbsp; Average runtime of 20~35 minutes.</p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;">Big flat wide 'tub' base chassis means
    bigger space to put electronics component, battery and additional hardware
    electronics add-ons.</p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;">Huge space open to put battery on the
    chassis.&nbsp;&nbsp; (Provided you keep the electronics&nbsp; build in
    compact manner.)</p>
</li>
</ul>
</td>
<td style="width: 489px;" valign="top">
<p class="auto-style1" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Cons:</span></p>
<ul>
<li>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Very difficult to built due to lots of extremely tiny almost microscopic kit parts which is a bit hard to hold on your finger.&nbsp; Ideal for those experience building plastic kits models with good patience in building it.</p>
</li>
<li>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Microsopic soldering skills and paint works are required.</p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;">Plastic quality can be random and some parts
    struggle to fit in.</p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span class="title"> OH35P01 is q</span>uite
    big and heavy weight when compare to against <span class="title"> OH35A01
    (Jeep) model.</span></p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;">Place holder for steering servo only support
    1.7g servo size unlike stronger and bigger 2.2g on <span class="title"> OH35A01
    (Jeep).&nbsp; Most end user reported too fragile to use for steering.</span></p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;">Ball links hole are not pre-drilled from the
    factory, the package supplied hand drill tools to drill the required holes
    before assembly</p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;">Plastic B-Level gear inside the axle unit.&nbsp;
    The second generation <span class="title"> OH35P01 </span>and later have
    metal B-level gear.</p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;">Tub chassis layout, not as scale as real
    chassis which is on rail type.</p>
</li>
    <li>
    <p style="text-align: justify;">Axle articulation not as flexy as <span class="title"> OH35P01
    and later models</span></p>
</li>
</ul>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><img src="/images/stories/product_review/oh35a01_jeep/oh35a01_14.jpg" alt="oh35a01 14" style="display: block; margin-right: auto;" /></p>
<p class="auto-style3"><strong><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Quality, performance and builds.</span></strong></p>
<p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;">I guess you've heard the
article i written last year about the Orlandoo second release JEEP which truly a
happy model to build, play and admire about, however it was a huge differences
in comparison against the F150 where i'll have to strip
few stars out of it because it seems it lost few attributed in build quality and
crawling performance. The most annoying thing about building the OH35P01 kit is you'll
have to drill bunch of holes to install tit bits of ball linkages all over the
chassis where as the latest OH35A01 already have holes and slot for it, plus some holes
are easily stripped and loose when screwing in the ball&nbsp;link which prompt me to add plastic cement glue around the threads to secure
the ball link into the holes. Don't forget you'll need to drill more holes too
on some sets of axles which can be very difficult to hold steady between my
thumbs and fingers especially the axle size itself almost as small as your own
thumb. </p>
<p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;">Other than having tub style
'monocoque' chassis another major differences between this truck and latest
Orlandoo truck model is that the tiny 1.7g servo is mounted directly on the axle
itself while the latest model have bigger size durable 2.2g servo mounted on the
rail chassis high above the axle well hidden within the scale plastic bodies.
Having servo mounted on the chassis instead on axle allow improve suspension
flexing and unobstructed axle articulation at max axle. The suspension struts on
OH35P01&nbsp; doesn't align straight down parallel to each other&nbsp; linking
from chassis to axle, it slightly bent inwards toe-in almost rubbing the
chassis. Installing the nano LED rear lights provided from the Orlandoo
integrated ESC kit can be challenging because there's no holes to route thin
wire into the rear light bucket.&nbsp; Fitting some ball bearings into the
axle's outer plastic knuckle can be challenging and it took quite a beating for
me to fit the bearing into the socket as if the plastic knuckle fitting was
poorly made where as on my previous OH35A01 and OH35A02 the bearing fitting on
the axle outer plastic knuckle was much easier and effortless.</p>
<p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;">Here another good point
about F150 (OH35P01) chassis, the mid cabin space where mid gear box located are
very spacious enough to put bulky battery provided if you are able compact the
electronics to smaller size.&nbsp; On my build i stripped out the integrated ESC
board's and radio receiver's pins, connectors and cut the wiring short to make a
clean electronics build, light and small enough to save space under the cabin.&nbsp; The
integrated ESC unit placed under the truck hood or most frontal side of the
chassis laying flat and clean stripped radio receiver board placed flat on mid
chassis, altogether compacted electronics build resulted more spacious placement
for battery pack in contrast comparison to&nbsp; OH35A01/OH32A02 ORLANDOO rail
type chassis.&nbsp; </p>
<p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;">When it comes to crawling
performance the F150 had some hit and missed since i could compare it with with
my existing 2nd (OH35A01) and 3rd (OH32A02) generations ORLANDOO models .&nbsp; Its hard for me to
describe but let's imagine trying to drive a city limousine over mud and over pot holes in country side up the hill
that's how the truck perform.&nbsp;
The truck is sluggish when doing some tight turns on my custom build "Rubble Wasteland" indoor
track, to highlight the issues below are lists of performance issues on my track as
opposed to 2x existing ORLANDOO variants:</p>
<ul>
    <li>
    <p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Wheel base too long</strong><br>
    Cornering through tight obstacles are more difficult with OH53P01&nbsp; F150 when compare
    against the OH53A01 Jeep or OH32A02 Pajero version.&nbsp; It took huge turning radius no
    thanks to its long wheelbase and may may not suit for people seeking
    for serious competitive indoor crawling. Long wheelbase also prone to get
    stuck easily over small bolder hitting the undercarriage or drive axle
    a lot.</p>
    </li>
    <li>
    <p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Too heavy</strong><br>The F150
    version by far most heaviest 1:35 ORLANDOO models every build period when compare
    against the Jeep and Pajero which makes it harder to climb and tilt properly
    over steep sideway terrains.&nbsp; The top body shell plastic are heavy, rigid and
    thicker than its latest models while the base chassis also added to its
    weight due to 'tub' style construction instead of thin 'railed' chassis.</p>
    </li>
    <li>
    <p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Poor undercarriage
    ground clearance</strong><br>Due to the fact it has longer wheel base when over come
    boulder or obstacles the under carriage gets bumped causing the truck to
    see-saw around.</p>
    </li>
    <li>
    <p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Poor axle articulation</strong><br>
    The axle linkages articulation movement are limited by plastic stop tab from
    the chassis itself rather than using the suspension struts to control and
    float the articulation.</p>
    </li>
</ul>
<p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;">On the good side, like the Jeep the F150
truck has enormous of torque to climb over steep incline and with extra body
weight pushed down giving extra grip on the tire rubber over ridges
and slippery slope.&nbsp;For this truck i've upgraded the stock plastic rims to
metal alloy because the original stock plastic looks
pretty ugly. I've tried increased the suspension lift clearance however some
linkage movement is limited by the chassis 'stop tab' itself however DIY
solution by shredding those plastics will help.&nbsp; As mention before the most
frustrated feature about this truck is about big turning radius, unable steer
narrow cornering unlike what the Jeep and Pajero capable off due to its long
wheel base.&nbsp; So running on my custom 'Rubble Wasteland' track is not ideal
for this truck. There was several report in the R/C forum among owner of
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/OH35P01-KIT-Assemble-RC-Car-The-Parts-Version-Climbing-RC-Car-p-967337.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">ORLANDOO <span class="title">
OH35P01 </span>F-150</a> having problem with 1.7g servo plastic gear keep stripping
about during crawling however after running mine for several days on my track
and on top of desktop through various obstacles i didn't fine any issues
mentioned but i do carefully thread the front wheels as i crawl about to avoid
unnecessary steering load. Upgrading 2.2g servo on this truck can be a bit challenging without
some DIY works because by default the servo place holder is build for 1.7g size
only and since its attached on axle i don't see much point putting a bulky 2.2g
servo because the size differences between 1.7g vs 2.2g is tremendous.&nbsp;
However Orlandoo did release a metal alloy axle upgrade kit for F150 (<span class="title">OH35P01)
that claim to support 2.2g servo at a hefty price....yes those alloy axle are sliver and
shiny...you'll get extra bling.</span></p>
<p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;">I guess with all those flaw
the ORLANDOO learned few things and made some improvements which led to the release
of 2nd generation OH35A01 (Jeep) as huge improvement over OH35P01 model.&nbsp; </p>
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Videos/Medias</strong></span><br /><img src="/images/stories/icon_medias.jpg" alt="Medias" style="margin: 10px 20px 10px 0px; float: left;" width="150" height="133" />Here are sample of video of&nbsp; i posted on my Youtube channel contain test review on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/3dxl/videos"> Orlandoo
OH35P01 F150.</a></p>
<ul>
<li>Product gallery:&nbsp;<a href="/resources/gallery/35-orlandoo-f150-oh35p01-4wd-crawler">1/35
Orlandoo F150 OH35P01 4WD Crawler </a>
<ul>
<li>Video:&nbsp; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJZ5h8zkq8k">F-150
Orlandoo OH35P01 1:35 scale micro 4x4 crawler</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><br />
</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><span class="auto-style3"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Vendor/seller</span><br /></strong></span> <strong><br class="auto-style3" /></strong>Here are list of reputable vendor/seller which i bought from and also verified by community forum discussion groups. Also i've experienced buying from these places that have good support and services:<br /> 1. Seller Banggood.com
(Kit only):&nbsp;
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/OH35P01-KIT-Assemble-RC-Car-The-Parts-Version-Climbing-RC-Car-p-967337.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">
Orlandoo F150 OH35P01 KIT Assemble Climbing RC Car</a><br>2. Seller Banggood.com
(Kit + electronics combo):&nbsp;
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-OH35P01-F150-EP-Scale-Climbing-RC-Crawler-Car-Parts-DIY-Assemble-KIT-Motor-ESC-Servo-p-1251504.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">
Orlandoo OH35P01 F150 1/35 EP Scale Climbing RC Crawler</a></p>
<p><strong>Spare/upgrade parts:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><span class="title">Required - motor: <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-OH35P01-KIT-RC-Car-Parts-Gear-Motor-p-968516.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW"> Orlandoo OH35P01 KIT RC Car Parts Gear Motor </a></span></li>
<li>Required: - Battery: <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-OH35P01-KIT-RC-Car-Parts-Li-po-2S-7_2V-260-mAh-Battery-p-968287.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW"> Orlandoo OH35P01 KIT RC Car Parts Li-po 2S 7.4V 260 mAh Battery</a></li>
<li><span class="title">Required - Micro servo: <a href="http://www.banggood.com/1_7G-Low-Voltage-Digital-Servo-Orlandoo-OH35P01-KIT-RC-Car-Parts-p-968283.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW"> 1.7G Low Voltage Digital Servo Orlandoo OH35P01 KIT RC Car Parts</a></span></li>
<li>Required - ESC/PCB unit: <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-OH35P01-KIT-RC-Car-Parts-Mini-2S-ESC-p-968281.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW"> <span class="title">Orlandoo OH35P01 KIT RC Car Parts Mini 2S ESC</span></a></li>
<li>Required - Radio system:&nbsp;
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/Flysky-FS-GT3B-2_4G-3CH-Transmitter-With-Receiver-With-Fail-Safe-p-84105.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">
Flysky FS-GT3B 2.4G 3CH Transmitter With Receiver With Fail Safe</a></li>
<li>Upgrade metal gearbox: <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-OH35A01-Kit-135-DIY-Upgrade-Gearbox-RC-Car-Spare-Part-p-1101816.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW"> Orlandoo OH35A01 Kit 1/35 DIY Upgrade Gearbox RC Car Spare Part</a></li>
<li><span class="title">Upgrade metal drive shaft: <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-Upgraded-Metal-Transmission-Shaft-22mm-MD5-220-For-OH35P01-KIT-RC-Car-Parts-p-1046473.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW"> Orlandoo Upgraded Metal Transmission Shaft 22mm MD5-220 For OH35P01 KIT RC Car Parts</a></span></li>
<li><span class="title">Upgrade Metal CVD: <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-Upgarded-Metal-CVD-2mm-MA2-V01-For-OH35P01-KIT-RC-Car-Parts-p-1046803.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW"> Orlandoo Upgraded Metal CVD 2mm MA2-V01 For OH35P01 KIT RC Car Parts</a></span></li>
    <li>Optional a<span class="title">lloy wheels:
    <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-F150-OH35P01-KIT-Upgrade-Parts-Wheel-Hub-4-PCS-p-1036973.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">Orlandoo F150 OH35P01 KIT Upgrade Parts #1 Wheel Hub 4 PCS</a></span></li>
    <li>Optional a<span class="title">lloy wheels:
    <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-F150-OH35P01-KIT-Upgrade-Parts-Wheel-Hub-4-PCS-p-1036972.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">Orlandoo F150 OH35P01 KIT Upgrade Parts #2 Wheel Hub 4 PCS</a></span></li>
    <li>Optional sound system:
    <a href="http://www.banggood.com/Sound-Unit-for-Orlandoo-F150-OH35P01-KIT-Micro-RC-Crawlers-p-997656.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">
    <span class="title">DasMikro Programmable Sound Unit for Orlandoo F150 OH35P01 KIT Micro RC Crawlers</span></a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong><span class="auto-style3"><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Support group:</span><br /></span> <br class="auto-style3" /></strong>Places where you can find help and resources related to this product:<br />Topic
(Orlandoo collection on track):
<a href="http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/micro-scale-rigs/592603-diy-scale-rock-crawler-track-made-foams.html">
Rccrawler.com - DIY scale rock crawler track made from foams</a><br />Topic (Orlandoo
collection on track):
<a href="http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-rock-crawlers-277/11643219-diy-foamy-rock-crawler-track.html">
Rcuniverse.com - DIY Foamy rock crawler track</a><br />Topic (Shared topic with
OH35A01): <a href="http://www.rctech.net/forum/crawler-room/973418-1-35-scale-orlandoo-oh35a01-jeep-crawler-build.html">Rctech.net - 1/35 scale Orlandoo OH35A01 Jeep crawler build</a><br>
Topic:&nbsp;
<a href="https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2509536-Orlandoo-F150-OH35P01-build-%28pic-heavy%29">
Rcgroups.com - Orlandoo F150 OH35P01 build</a></p>
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<p class="auto-style3"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Summary</strong></span></p>
<p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;">Is
<a href="https://www.banggood.com/OH35P01-KIT-Assemble-RC-Car-The-Parts-Version-Climbing-RC-Car-p-967337.html?p=EM0306363706201312DW">1:35 ORLANDOO <span class="title"> OH35P01 </span>
F150</a> worth buying consider the fact it was the first model release with some assembly
flaw?&nbsp;Despite some pain in the ass build spending hours over the work table
to complete the assemble it was very rewarding and i did have fun with it seeing
how challenging it was to climb over ridges on long wheel base. Driving was
challenging took some effort like 3x time to reverse and forward just to do a
sharp 90 degree turn after climbing a steep obstacles and also try not to tilt
side ways too much due to high CG weight.&nbsp; There was this opinion pop up in
my head thinking that this truck meant just for the looks...putting some
upgrades and keep it as shelf queen since there are bunch of nice shiny metal
alloys hop up parts online to make it look cool&nbsp; than what offered for
other latest variant.&nbsp; As for me its worthy buying it&nbsp;just to complete my collection of
ORLANDOO crawler series. But if you're new to micro crawlers the i'd strongly suggest you get the Jeep
(OH35A01) or Pajero (OH32A02) version. F150 is the largest, heaviest and longest
chassis by appearance and sometimes i felt it was slightly out of scale when i
put it side by side with my Jeep and Pajero.&nbsp; It felt more like Diecast
model&nbsp; by looking and holding it, you'll need to be more careful with the
assembly&nbsp; especially when drilling holes and screwing the ball linkages
because some plastics are 'chewy' and plastic linkages break more often if you
screw in the linkage rods too deep.</p>
<p class="auto-style6" style="text-align: justify;">The ORLANDOO F150 may not
have all the build quality and handling unlike its later models the OH35A01 and
OH32A02 version but when it come to having a complete lines variety of 4x4 micro
crawler under the roof the F-150 shouldn't be missed as part of complete
collection if you're enthusiast of micro marvels. If&nbsp; you wanted
to have first taste of 1:32 or 1:35 scale Orlandoo's 4x4 i'd recommend
picking up OH35A01 JEEP for serious crawling performance and scale mods value because its
easier to build, less hassle to run,
more fun to drive around the desktop and motivates you to build a custom track
for it.&nbsp; Later then if you have enough financial resources then your last investment will be the
ORLANDOO OH35P01 F-150.&nbsp; Hope this article above helps you to go about
choose the right Orlandoo's micro, spending more time indoor with explosive 4x4
creativity and being imaginative on your desktop.</p>
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