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Dec 28, 2018, 12:13 PM
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Mini-Review

MN-90 (Land Rover) 1/12 2.4G 4WD Rc Car W/ Front LED Light 2 Body Shell


https://www.banggood.com/MN-90-1-12-2_4G-4WD-Rc-Car-Front-LED-Light-2-Body-Shell-Roof-Rack-Crawler-Monster-Truck-RTR-Toy-p-1364874.html



WAHEY !!!!!! its arrived !!! , its a mixed bag , mostly good (mod worthy) with a little mediocre thrown in for good measure.

The LAND ROVER DEFENDER D90 ( its ALL capitals , dont blame me its Iconic ) is one 'the' most well known vehicles of all time, being amazing resilient and reliable LAND ROVER carved their own market by producing vehicles that could take on the elements and beat them in to submission. LAND ROVER's name has become iconic across the world ( and across the 9 realms) proving amazingly capable even in the most extreme situations, so iconic that even a God drives one.............

I give you LAND ROVER and THOR ! ( hence the 9 realms c'mon its a bit of fun ) Range Rover are of course LAND ROVER for girls


Description:
Basic information Item name:Rc Car
Item No:MN-90
Scale: 1/12
Color:red,yellow and green
Max speed:about 15km/h Power System
Motor:130 brushed motor

Transmitter Frequency: 2.4G
Channel: 4CH Battery Car Battery: 6V 500mAh battery(included)
Playing time:about 25minutes
Other Material:ABS and metal Dimension Car Size:35*16.5*20.5cm
Box Size:42*18*23.5cm
Function:
Forward,backward,turn left,turn right,front LED light

Note:
The color shows that this one only include one car,but with 2 body shell roof rack

Package included:
1X Rc Car(included the battery and with 2 body shell roof rack)
1X Transmitter
1X USB Charging Cable





A simple pistol grip transmitter , no adjustment pots whatsoever just a simple on/off switch and the vehicle controls.


The simple accessory pack contains the detail pieces......... I dont know why theyre in a bag and not on the model but Hey Ho it gives me something extra to do .


Included is a 2nd roof in case you would prefer to go "on safari" ( i dont know , its in the box so..........)


Fresh from the box


Gratuitous side angle excuse the finger prints , you can see the lower supports and a few of the hinged joints that make the chassis of the Mn90. It looks like there has been a "shift" in the method of production towards a more generic sub frame and chassis ( this is a good thing) creating a nice flexible undercarriage. The various holes are for the included extra detail pieces, the roof rack is also removable.


Straight front shot, its the camera on an angle not the car . This is one of those bits that get a little bit of a thumbs up from me The Land Rover D90 radiator grill is 9 rows and 5 columns and the headlights have a louvre............................................ ....


Rear quarter shot , a spare wheel is included ( for no reason other than you get a spare wheel) but the scale and detail level is perfectly fine.


The bit we are all interested in , the underside showing the full chassis.


Close up of the differential and universal joint.......... Oh no..........whats that white dial thing in the background ?


Not some atmospheric lighting just an easy way to show the tyres....... which are a bit naff.......... they are a bit too stiff and they just feel a bit , well, wrong.


The internal cab has some nice detail, im not stripping it down just for a photo..........................i probably will, but as you can see there is plenty of internal detail to keep interested parties happy.
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Jan 02, 2019, 09:43 AM
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https://www.banggood.com/MN-90-1-12-2_4G-4WD-Rc-Car-Front-LED-Light-2-Body-Shell-Roof-Rack-Crawler-Monster-Truck-RTR-Toy-p-1364874.html

its a mixed bag , mostly good (mod worthy) with a little mediocre thrown in for good measure.
Thanks for posting this. I think this looks like a neat toy for maybe FPV.

Would you kindly ellaborate on what you think is good and what is mediocre?

Cheers,
S
Jan 03, 2019, 09:27 AM
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of course sorry , ill comment here as though the car is 2 parts , the lower chassis that is the drive train etc and the upper body that is the shell and the internal cab. Attached pi is of the differential internals.

Body Pros :

lots of scope here for adding your unique style to the body shell. Details are molded in or are additional parts so you can respray without worrying too much about ruining the "glass" with overspray or cleaning fluid and your choice of paint is much wider because your not worrying about how paint will affect the plastic.

The hard plastic provides some nice panel lines that i could cut and have opening doors etc, the front bonnet already opens and is were the battery is stored so it would be nice to have the doors open as well just to add to the scale look.

The lights are all clear plastic so could be lit

Internally i have no complaints the cab is nicely detailed, the seats are installed and the rear has a simple "bed" so you can do whatever you want.

Body cons,

The colouring, a small con but those of us who love the Defender know she looks better when shes a bit older so maybe a touch of matt rather than gloss just to dull her down a bit.

Theres no rear glass, a pretty simple thing to add but it should be included in the box.


Lower Chassis Pro's

Front and rear differentials with self adjusting universal joints, the diffs are locked but at least they are there and they are the same size as the ones in the WPL 1/16 military trucks ( and so compatible with JJRC etc etc ) this means spares are available and there are options to have any setup you would prefer ( All wheel drive, independent drive etc etc ) and you can "upgrade" to the all metal systems if you like a bit of bling

The suspension system, it is nice and simple which is exactly how it should be. The double wishbones allow the axles to hinge freely and the simple spring gives a little bounce back.

The whole chassis is minimalist, theres no extra bits just to make a complicated looking chassis it does exactly what you want and you can see exactly what each piece does.

The brushed motor provides the right amount of power and torque for a crawler.


Chassis cons.

The steering is done by a motor, it works but i would rather pay an extra $5 or so and have a servo just for the extra accuracy.

This is a small one , the tyres are like 5% too stiff , they'll soften up with use of course

Slop , there is some slop in the suspension system between the screw and the plastic, its not really an issue tbh but im putting it here just so ive got another complaint lol


Thats about it really , i am in no way an expert and in no way am i saying that this is a $500 high spec crawler ,it is a simple starter model that has scope for some personal modification. If they could make me a Skoda Fabia RS /Audi Quattro Rally/MkII Ford Escort/Classic 70-80's Rally body shell in this style honestly i would be over the moon and would buy them all.
Jan 03, 2019, 01:25 PM
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That’s awesome info. Thank you - much appreciated.
Jan 03, 2019, 02:15 PM
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No worries , i will take some video and then strip it down as far as i can when i get a chance and update the above post. The fact that the differentials are the same size fittings as the WPL trucks etc lift this up a little for me as it means i can hammer it and i know i can get spares/upgrades without worry.

The rx wont bind with Wltoys, WPL, or Remo transmitters so its a proprietary protocol, not an issue i know.
Feb 13, 2019, 03:57 AM
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My MN D90

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Feb 13, 2019, 03:58 AM
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My MN D90

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