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Mar 12th 2021
Awesome rc car!!!
Girlfriend bought this for me a week ago it arrive very fast. As someone who is street smart and not book smart the instructions were 8/10
On the clear motor mount where the gear goes through has a piece of plastic on one side of the gear and it tells you to remove the bearing. when doing so I noticed it was wearing on the plastic on both the gear and the motor mount so I took the gear out ground the little nub off of the gear that it tells you to put into the motor mount and I put the bearing back in the motor mount like the instructions told me to remove and it holds that driveshaft a lot more sturdy..
All in all I have to say I write this product a 10 out of 10 just for the simple fact that there's so many things that could make this a shitty product but it's not... it's a great product if you build it right . I recommend building it without glue to make sure all of your pieces go together good. Then what you do so test drive it like I did. Then I disassemble the whole car and I put wood glue on it and I clamped it together and that thing is as strong as any other RC car great product man crates
Apr 3rd 2021
All the photos, even on the web site, are mirror-images!
Had to disassemble a few things before figuring it out...
Also, the motor mount is wrong, flip the two mounting pieces away from the slot, broke mine but used a wire to hold it down, drilling through the base and twisting the ends underneath. Leave the bearing in the plastic housing, it is good where it is.
It looks like there have been some changes, but yes it is fast.
Feb 21st 2021
Awesome gift but gears need work
Super cool idea loved the gift ran great for 2 sessions then the plastic gear stripped. The electric motor and the plastic gear only over lap about 5% so figured it was bound to happen. Need either a metal gear or better spacing for the electric motor. I just unscrewed the motor from mount and put spacers on the motor side. Allowed the gears to engage more. Still not 100% but posting it so they can address this issue for the future
Dec 16th 2020
RC Car x 2
I enjoyed building the RC Car. Yes the instructions were limited but a photo tells a lot. All the wooden pieces were cut through and I finished the car. I does go about 30 mph. One problem, the gear stripped out. I noticed that while building the car, the motor and dive gear did NOT line up 1 for 1. After driving the car for a few hours, the gear stripped. Fortunately, my daughter who bought the car for me called the company and they sent me a few parts (but no gear). My daughter called again and the company sent me an entire new replacement kit, car and all. I am currently building the new car and I am making a few modifications to the motor and drive gears so that the alignment is much better. QC is great on both car kits.
Dec 9th 2020
Great gift, but a few improvements needed.
My wife got me this as a bday gift. I love Man Crates and have been very impressed with others she has got me. This car didn't disappoint, but I had a few issues.
The instructions could be more clear, but seeing how its a MAN crate, I figured it out. Jokes aside, I did get frustrated amd had to redo a couple things because it was clear. Also, adjusting the steering (mine pulls to the right and I haven't been able to fix it yet) is very hard. Could use some extra instructions like an "if this (issue), then that (solution)" book. It makes weird noise when I turn, I'm not sure if the wheels are supposed to move the way they do, etc. Some reassurance that these things are normal (or arent) would be nice.
Lastly, a could of my pieces on the wood sheets weren't laser cut all the way and needed some cutting to remove.
Overall, I'm satisfied, but there is room for improvement to make this even better!
Sep 22nd 2020
Great gift but needs better instructions
I got this for my husband's birthday and he LOVED it! We have a 3 year old little boy who asks him everyday if he's done building it. I know they'll love playing with this together for a long time. The only thing is that my husband complained that the instructions aren't very detailed and he's already had to take a few parts apart to rebuild. Other than that, it's a great gift!!
Mar 14th 2021
5 star kit, 3 star execution
My wife bought this for me. The car is excellent quality, but the plastic gear continues to get shredded by the motor because the motor gear is metal and the transmission gear is plastic AND it does not line up correctly. I called and mancrates did send a new gear and parts, and I installed a spacer and made a few other modifications and still it’s not 100%. The car needs a metal gear for the transmission. Or the plastic needs to better align and probably be bigger.
Feb 27th 2021
Cheap quality and horrible instructions
Bought this for my husband for Valentine’s Day thinking it would be a fun thing to put together and run. He is very unsatisfied the instructions are vague or misleading. As he was putting it together he kept saying this frame isn’t going to hold up and he was right. He ran it maybe 1 minute before the frame broke. No he didn’t run into anything was just driving it inside. Wouldn’t recommend this.
Man Crates Response: Hey there, thank you for your feedback! We're bummed to hear that you were disappointed in the RC Car Kit you received! We do our best to offer a great experience and value for the price and we're sorry to hear we missed that mark for you. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products, so when you're not happy, we're not happy! We'd be glad for the opportunity to work with you to make this right by offering a product replacement, discount, or we can arrange a cost free and hassle free return pick-up at the location of your choice if you just want a full refund. Please give us a call at 866-902-7260 and we'd be happy to work with you to make this right.
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Feb 19th 2021
Terrible quality and instructions
Instructions are vague. At first I was like, how cool, they intentionally left key steps out for me to solve so I can feel ‘manly’, but after ripping it apart multiple times because of vague instructions, my patience was gone.
The gear drive didn’t line up, so the drive train didn’t work properly. The steering mechanism was quacky, and I meticulously assembled it, nothing was binding. I’m mechanically minded, and a skilled woodworker, this could be a fun project if it wasn’t made out of flimsy plywood, had clear instructions, and had better quality components. Do not buy this crate.
Man Crates Response: Hey there, thank you for your feedback! Apologies that you were disappointed in the RC Car Kit you received! We do our best to offer a great experience and value for the price and we're sorry to hear we missed that mark for you. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products, so when you're not happy, we're not happy! We'd be glad for the opportunity to work with you to make this right by offering a product replacement, discount, or we can arrange a cost free and hassle free return pick-up at the location of your choice if you just want a full refund. Please give us a call at 866-902-7260 and we'd be happy to work with you to make this right.
-Team Man Crates