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DHK Wolf 1/10 4WD RTR Buggy w/NiMH Batt & Charger

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Regular Price: $189.99

Special Price: $149.99

No. 345363

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DHK Wolf 1/10 4WD Brushed Buggy

Files

Raz-R/Wolf Owner's Manual (11.7 MB)This is the Owner's Manual for the DHK Raz-R and Wolf - Brushed Version
NiMH Safety Guide (106.1 KB)Failure to comply with the safety guidelines in this document may result in damage to your battery, property damage, fire, personal injury and/or loss of life.

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A plus buggy Review by Andy
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excellent (Posted on 8/27/14)
bought a wolf a razr for my son and me Review by Mark
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Bought them Friday and was playing with them that night. Easy to use right out of box, and with a little bit of set up, we were racing in the street. (Posted on 8/19/14)
dhk wolf brushed Review by OG33
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First; Good job hobbypeople.net with my order and fixing the minor situation! Secondly; Great job with the wolf, DHK Hobbies! This is my son's and I first electric RC and we both love it. I recommend getting a 3200mah battery but you do run the risk of burning out the motor. if you've never tried out this hobby but are curious, I recommend you buy the dhk wolf. Its affordable and built very well. You'll noticed the quality once you run it and the great value once you research similar buggies. (Posted on 8/12/14)
Multiple defects, unusable on third putting. Review by Disappointed
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Bought this for my son as a Christmas present. Good idea. Bad choice. Bought an extra battery, too.

My son had never used an r/c car before. Just one other wired remote. He started out very cautious. Just driving around our patio and driveway. Ran through both batteries getting a feel for the basics.

Second time out, he starts to take it into the grass and through some dirt patches. Ran down both batteries. Got the hang of it. But still cautious. That's his nature.

Third time out half way into the first battery, the car high sides on a landscaping edge ... A plastic rail sticking up at the edge of the grass. The back wheels are rooster-tailing a little, but it's not catching enough to move the car. He's laughing at the dirt kicking up and trying to rock it forward and reverse.

Then, suddenly the wheels go have speed and there is an audible difference. He lets off the throttle, the wheels stop. He picks the car up and places it back in the driveway. It's driving half speed.

We swap batteries... Pushing the connectors together pushes one of the car battery terminals out of the connector. Ugh.

I work it back together, power up the car - still half speed. Inspecting the car, a faint scent of burning electronics, but no other evidence of a problem. Bear in mind this car is a week old at this time. I put it up to clear my mind.

Come back and switch it on again, steering works, but not the throttle. I adjust the radio, the batteries, double check the gears, connections, et al. No drive.

Demonstrating the steering works, but not the throttle - suddenly the steering gears spin up dramatically, and the steering loses power.

Long story less long -

- the motor doesn't work
- the steering servo is stripped, or otherwise not strong enough to turn the wheels unless the car is in the air
- the power terminal has broken free of the connector

All under a week of light use.

Worst part, due to holidays and family health issues, I wasn't able to take it back to Hobby People to complain about how worthless this defective car is.

Will never buy this bend again.
(Posted on 8/9/14)
Excellent Value Review by Lily's RC
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This is a great deal. I was looking for a "dog toy" for my Australian Cattle Dog Lily. She loves to chase this car, and all the better when I strap on one of her stuffed animals. The car is faster than she is right out of the box. I shopped around and there is no comparison. (Posted on 6/20/14)
good and cheap! Review by Hector
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I have other brands of rc cars and I bought this one for my son, so far is working well and my son like it, now my daughter want one for her. (Posted on 6/16/14)
much better than the toy we bought at frys Review by Aaron
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pretty fast and turns on a dime (Posted on 6/14/14)
junk Review by roger
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really nice and fun when it works the few weeks, very expensive replacement parts and bad customer service (Posted on 6/13/14)
great buggy Review by Nate
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lots of fun (Posted on 6/5/14)
Excellent Value, Great Looks Review by LightRules
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I'm giving this buggy (Wolf - Brushed Model) a 5-star rating because of its overall VALUE. I bought 2 of these (on sale) for my kids at xxx.xx each. At this price, it's hard to find a 1/10th scale buggy + 4WD + 2.4 GHz radio. Also, the looks of the thing is striking with the black chassis and orange suspension/shocks. It is a VERY good-looking buggy with a high quality feel.

Over the past few weeks we've played a lot with these buggies (along with a friend who also bought 1 for his kids). Here are some thoughts about the brushed version of the Wolf buggy:

+Speed: It goes pretty fast. Now this is relative, depending on what you're used to. But it can go 20 MPH, and being 1/0th scale, it looks pretty fast. If you run this thing full-speed into your ankle, it's going to hurt pretty bad. That said, it isn't a brushless, LIPO-battery running buggy, so it isn't going to blow you away. But for me, my 10 year old son, and my 8 year old daughter, it's fun to run these things outside on the grass, dirt, or concrete.

+Steering: I like how responsive the steering is. The kids are learning great hand-eye coordination just messing around with this buggy's steering. Very accurate and precise.

+Build-Quality: The Wolf has a nice heft and feel to it. It's got a mixture of hard plastic and metal/aluminum parts. But picking it up, you can feel a good heft to it. We've crashed it into sidewalks, the buggies have smashed into each other (not on purpose), flipped over on concrete, and there are still going strong. No broken parts yet (except for the STEERING SERVO - more on that below). I like the overall quality of the build and feel of this thing.

+Radio: This is a decent radio. It's 2.4 GHz frequency, so you can have 10 of these Wolfs running around and no one will be controlling anyone else's car. I also like some of the fine-tuning knobs it has, including adjusting the front wheels' camber alignment (e.g., if the car is veering left, you can make a simple turn of the knob on the radio and it will straighten up) and a speed governor (e.g., you can turn the knob counter-clockwise and hand it to a 6 year old and the car will only go 5 MPH, but you can turn it clockwise and go full blast when someone older wants to go really fast with it). Lastly, the range of the radio-to-buggy is pretty far. I haven't lost control over the car's distance yet, so I don't know just how far it can go before losing signal, but I've sent the Wolf far enough away that it looks pretty tiny in the distance before bringing it back. Overall, the radio does a good job.

+Parts Availability: Since Hobby People sells this as one of their main-stays, they usually have parts readily available for it. I bought an extra plastic body-shell for my daughter so we could paint her's purple. It cost $22 for the plastic body and a sheet of Wolf decals. Not super cheap, but ok. That said, I wish the parts were a little less costly since this is a intro-hobby grade RC car.

-Steering Servo: So we've had 2 of these things go out on us (and the other day while running with my friend's Wolf, his went out too). In all our cases, the front wheels would turn right but would grind and make all sorts of noises when we tried to turn it left. Clearly something was wrong. For our buggy, both times Hobby People put the part in under warranty. I just took it in and they did it right there on the spot. The plastic gear-tooth on the servo is cheap and can easily wear out or break. They have recommended a metal version that costs about $40 after tax. That would be 40% of what I paid for this whole buggy! So I've held off. I think there are less costly, metal-geared options out there. I'd recommend checking with a smaller local hobby store (LHS) in your area for ideas. One *possible* alternative that *might* work (according to my LHS) is the Duratrax SX-200 Metal Gear High-Torque Servo ($25). But I don't know that for sure. The next time mine goes out (and I'm expecting it to), I'll goto my LHS and give the Duratrax unit a try.

-Battery: So the Wolf comes with a 1800MAH (6-cell) NiMH battery. A full charge using the stock charger will take about 4 hours. I'd highly recommend you just pick up a 3300MAH or 4500MAH unit (we got the Hi-Energy brand ones) and a faster charger (e.g., Hobby People Activator-EZ AC/DC LiPo & NiMH Charger 50 Watt). I picked up the Hitec X4 AC Plus charger which is more expensive but can charge 4 batteries at a time. I don't know exactly how fast the HP charger will charge a 4500MAH battery (the stock charger will take 12 hours to charge the 4500MAH), but my Hitec does it in 75 minutes from empty. The 4500MAH battery gives us a long-time outside running; I'd say we get about 45 minutes to 1 hour of actual "play time" (stop, go, some full blasts, some just going slow around turns, etc.). GET HIGHER MAH BATTERIES AND A CHARGER.

So overall, we love this buggy. It's fun having 2 of them to go at it. It's brought a new dimension to "hanging out time" with my kids. If this buggy were $150-$180, I wouldn't rate it 5 stars, but for what I personally paid, it's quite a deal. I hope this review has been somewhat helpful. (Posted on 5/29/14)

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