Remote control trucks are downsized versions of the off-road trucks we see in real life. They allow children, teens and hobbyists to experience the thrill of off-roading without the price-tag, by means of hardy, fast, and furious models.

RC trucks are built to endure harsh elements like mud, long grass, sand or snow. They provide excellent entertainment for both the young and the young at heart, and are a great way to pass the time, while bonding with friends, family and fellow RC vehicle enthusiasts.

One popular RC truck is the GPTOYS S912 Remote Control Truck.

Features

  • Luctan S912 model
  • 6V 800MAH lithium-ion battery
  • 10 minutes run time
  • 120 minutes charging time
  • 100-meter remote control distance
  • 4G transmitter (battery not included)
  • Includes plug charger
  • Includes Philips screwdriver
  • Includes hex wrench
  • Includes steering wheel
  • Includes user manual
  • Lifetime technology assistance, 30-day returns/replacements

Advantages

RC trucks include excellent quality tires and exceptional shock absorbers, so as to be able to withstand serious activity. GP Toys’ S912 Remote Control Off-Road Truck features a GP brush 390 motor that is considered the biggest in its class, and promises to generate speeds of over 33 miles per hour.

The S912 is in fact an upgraded version of the company’s S911 model, which means that a number of enhancements were made to the older version, such as the addition of waterproof capabilities, increased stability and enhanced skid resistance.

The truck has S-Truck suspension technology, so users will experience great handling and control of the vehicle. Once fully charged, the battery provides 10 minutes of run time, during which users will get to experience its 4-wheel independent suspension system at work.

One of the customers who bought the vehicle was impressed with the model’s streamlined and slick appearance. She was also glad that users can buy a variety of parts and bodies separately.

The model’s wheels were not filled, but it was still able to handle grassy terrain beautifully. She also added that her daughter played with it as well, and despite some minor collisions, the RC truck was still ready for more action afterwards.

Many customers agreed with the aforementioned user with regards to the vehicle’s speed. The model was capable of surpassing the 33 miles per hour mark, thereby making the RC truck a model fit for teens, and adult hobbyists who are new to the RC game.

Another customer said that because of its high speed, the truck is ideal for outdoor use and should not be used inside the house.

According to one customer, the truck was easier to operate in comparison to other vehicles, as its tires were refreshingly different from the run of the mill variety.

The truck performs well in a small amount of water, and on wet earth, but users should be careful not to allow the vehicle to be immersed in water past its lower section – just a bit higher than the truck’s tires is the limit.

One user was happy with its waterproof properties, saying he drove the truck through rain and snow and it was still functional afterwards. Users should dry it thoroughly after using it in wet conditions if they want the truck to last a long time, the same customer added.

Another happy customer was satisfied with its weight and durability, and front/back suspension. As all RC vehicle enthusiasts know, a decent suspension system makes for a smoother, more enjoyable experience.

Disadvantages

According to one customer, a downside of the model is its design – the vehicle’s spoiler is not fixed, so you must attach it manually, though the screws necessary for this task are included. This can be irksome if you are looking for a model that is functional straight away.

In addition to this, users need to take the vehicle’s body off every time they want to recharge the battery, as the battery is situated underneath the body.

One customer was not satisfied with the truck’s 10-minute run time, saying other vehicles could handle 15 to 20 minute run times. If you are hay with the performance but want extra run time, you can always stock up on extra batteries.

Verdict

The GPTOYS S912 Remote Control Truck is an excellent model for an RC truck, GP Toys has done a great job. Buy it for its performance, power, style and functions. Great for both kids and adults who enjoy this hobby.