Disclosure: I received a Remote Control Machines: Custom Cars to Facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.
I have been interested in Remote Control toys since I was a child. I never got heavily involved in them, but I always was interested. Over time I purchased one here and there. I often used them for a bit or sat them on a shelf and then passed them along. I introduced my son to remote control toys as he got older. While he is autistic, he does show interest and seems to enjoy playing with them.
Last year in school during one of his classes, he got the chance to build a small race car (not actually remote control but he got to build a small car with only his EA’s assistance). That makes this toy a very interesting find. Given how much he enjoyed building his own car, and the fact that he enjoys remote controls, this car is going to be ideal for him to play with and practice with.
Build 10 different remote control vehicles in one package
Automotive engineering hits the fast-track with this kit that allows you to construct ten different remote-controlled cars. Build a fast race car that can speed across smooth floors and drive around the room using a precision steering mechanism.
Reconfigure the parts to build other vehicles. Things like an off-road buggy that is optimized for power over speed, giving it the torque to overcome rougher terrains.
You can quickly shift gears from low speed and high torque to high speed and low torque by popping open the innovative gearbox housed in an easily accessible central powertrain unit, which also contains the IR receiver, one of the motor units, and the battery box. The gear train, or transmission, inside the gearbox has four gears that you can easily reorient to change the gear ratio, optimize speed or torque.
Build ten realistic models of different cars. These include a high-speed race car, off-road buggy, go-cart, pickup truck, SUV, dragster, hot hatch, semi-trailer truck, super car, as well as a hot rod. Cool looking auto body plates give your models a realistic appearance, and decals allow you to customize your cars.
The IR remote control unit lets you drive the cars forward and backward, and steer the cars left and right.
Learn about the various components of real cars, such as wheels, transmissions, engines, axles, chassis, electrical systems, brakes, and suspensions. Explore the physics of speed, acceleration, energy, and aerodynamics.
An 80-page, full-color manual guides you through model building with step-by-step illustrated instructions.
Thames And Kosmos has given me the opportunity to giveaway a Remote Control Machines: Custom Cars Set to one of my readers. US/CAN 12/12
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