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Mar 14, 2017, 10:25 AM
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Mini-Review

VRX Octane XL 1/10 Brushless RC Car


Hello,


Thanks to Tobey from Banggood i received my VRX Racing Octane XL on Monday 13/03/2017.

I attach some quick pictures of the Octane XL alongside my other rc cars for size comparison

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You can find the car on banggood for about 220$ + 10$ shipping:
http://www.banggood.com/VRX-Racing-R...?rmmds=myorder


As far i can tell the "original" VRX-Racing distributor website is the one below and its in Italian :

http://www.vrxracing.it/prodotto/oct...0-brushed-vrx/

The site also offers a list of the available spare parts (where you can also find small upgrades such as lights ) :

http://www.vrxracing.it/prodotto/oct...d-vrx/#ricambi


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Car Details:

Length: 500mm
Width: 300mm
Height: 220mm
Wheel sizes: 135mm x 55mm
Wheelbase: 328mm
Motor : 3650 3300KV Brushless ( According to banggood motor supports both supports 2s and 3s )
ESC : 45A ( According to banggood ESC supports only 2S batteries)

The car comes with everything you need to run it out of the box:

* Nice FlySky FS-GT2 transmitter ( Needs 8 AA Batteries )
* 3300mah 2s 25c Lipo
* Balance Charger for 2s and 3s Batteries
* No assembly required


When you 1st take the car out of its box you realize that its really big and dominant looking. Another thing that you notice right away is that the suspension works very well and the car doesn't bounce at all, i think the very soft "empty" tires help in that department too. According to the VRX Website the servo and receiver are waterproof but i doubt that, in reality they are more like spash-proof.


Regarding the FS-GT2 transmitter what is not obvious is that the Tx works well on the computer for simulators with only a standard mini-jack cable using SmartPropoPlus and Virtual Racing Pro that you have download here: https://www.vrcworld.com/about/.


What is interesting is that on SmartPropoPlus the Tx is registered as a 3ch Radio and SmartPropoPlus has never been wrong so far. Does this mean we can add and extra switch to it, possibly to turn lights on/off ?



Unboxing video will follow in the next few days.
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Mar 14, 2017, 10:36 AM
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I could not resist taking better photos as the car looks very good and deserved a photo-shoot There will be more photos to follow

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Mar 14, 2017, 12:30 PM
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If anyone wants to "explore" in detail both the car and the Tx , i uploaded the manuals here :

https://ufile.io/d51cc

https://ufile.io/03d021

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Mar 14, 2017, 01:22 PM
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Nice! I was a little jealous when I saw I missed out on this one. Looks great, can't wait to see more!
Mar 14, 2017, 01:50 PM
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Nice

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As far i can tell the original VRX-Racing website is the one below and its in Italian :
No, it is riverhobby who own VRX brand : http://www.riverhobby.com/en/, Riverhobby sell chassis to FTX, Quanum, Integy, Helion, H.King, all these "brands" are more distributor than something else.
Mar 14, 2017, 01:51 PM
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Luck is very rarely on my side lol never gotten anything to review from BG but last month was really lucky i got both the VRX-Octane and the DM002 mini quad.

Not used to so much luck feels weird ahhaha

So if you have any questions regarding the car i will try to answer as best as i can.
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Mar 14, 2017, 01:55 PM
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Nice



No, it is riverhobby who own VRX brand : http://www.riverhobby.com/en/, Riverhobby sell chassis to FTX, Quanum, Integy, Helion, H.King, all these "brands" are more distributor than something else.

Yes the car comes re-branded in many versions and the car is not an original idea from VRX, but since this particular car is called VRX Octane XL we can assume that its website is the vrxracing one. Thats all i meant.

Also made corrections on 1st post
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Mar 14, 2017, 02:28 PM
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The italian "it" website is the italian agent, this car is a chinese car, you can find its link on riverhobby website (at the end of the webpage, "partners"). So the original distributor is riverhobby who own the brand VRX, it is a fact
Mar 14, 2017, 02:31 PM
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Well yes everything is made in china nowadays
Mar 14, 2017, 02:35 PM
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Almost all yes. The only brands i know who make few parts in europe are Serpent and Xray.
Mar 14, 2017, 03:08 PM
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So if any of you guys wanna see the actual box that the car came in here are some pictures


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I managed to get all the non transparent stickers off the carton box, ( and believe me there were a lot ) so the pics turned out OK
Mar 14, 2017, 04:26 PM
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Nice! I was a little jealous when I saw I missed out on this one. Looks great, can't wait to see more!
+1. I was (and am!) jealous on this one

Looks really nice OP
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Mar 14, 2017, 04:35 PM
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Well you are most welcome to come take it for a spin.
Mar 14, 2017, 05:22 PM
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Well you are most welcome to come take it for a spin.
I wish I could

Even better, when you get done with it, send it to me for a "test"
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Mar 14, 2017, 06:56 PM
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lol

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