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#1 Dallas Racer

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 08:26 PM

My grandson got one of these today. I didn't know what it did and was stunned when it did it. And it performed really well!

 


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:51 PM

I guess I'm the only one amazed that a $48 total shipped toy can stand, move and turn on the round end of tracks. And for some reason, my grandson's is much more stable than the one in the video. When motionless, it just stands there. It's not constantly making large adjustments to maintain balance. Only small movements that most of the time are imperceptible. I guess they've improved them since that video was made. It's really amazing that a relatively cheap toy can do that.


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:45 PM

I'm not amazed.

I have an RC motorcyle that balances on 2 tires, is fast,looks great, and cost me $20, plus or minus $3.

Just another reason it's disappointing I don't have a slot car I can sell for $30.

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 06:04 PM

An RC motorcycle equivalent would be doing a continuous wheelie in forward, reverse and while turning, wouldn't it?

 

I'm guessing the Robo Trax has to have some sort of logic circuit similar to a Segway or a hoover board to balance like it does. 


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:21 AM

I didn't say it was the equivalent.

I was just pointing how well I thought it looked and operated, for being IIRC, somewhere between $18-$23, half the price of the Spinmaster.
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:21 PM

I was Surprised they built it to shoot Rockets !!!! ( YOU'L SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT !!!!)

 

 

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