Dromida has recently had their eye on the sky with the release of a few new multi-rotor aircraft. While this has been welcome news for fans of budget-friendly quadcopters, those that want to keep their feet (or wheels) on the ground have been left without much new to dig into. That has changed with the release of a few new on-road models, two of which are ready-to-run (RTR) 1/18 touring cars.
The last small-scale R/C vehicles that Dromida had released, featured unique designs and fun features (shooting foam darts). The new touring car twins use a more “back to basics approach in their design. Featuring an attractive body design and graphics package, these two touring cars don’t differ much when looking at them from the outside. The real difference lies under the hood (or body).
If you’re in the market for a low-cost radio-controlled car with a physically small footprint, the brushed Dromida Touring Car is an attractive option. Featuring a 370-size brushed motor, 4-wheel drive, a 2-channel, 2.4GHz radio system, and waterproof electronics, this is an on-road vehicle that you can race around parking lots and neighborhood streets without much setup or prep.
For those with a desire for more speed, there is a brushless version, the Dromida Brushless Touring Car that will give you a little more speed for not much more money. The same visual package is in place for this model, but the powerplant can put out more speed, swapping the brushed can motor for a 5300KV brushless motor. As with the brushed version, the electronics are waterproof and the car is controlled by a 2.4GHz radio system.
Also shared by both models, a 4-wheel, shaft-driven system, adjustable, oil-filled shocks, and a 6-cell, 1300mAH NiMh battery. An included 100-240V charger is also included, along with an array of international plug inserts.
- Length: 11.1 in (282 mm)
- Width: 5.1 in (130 mm)
- Height: 3.6 in (92 mm)
- Weight w/battery: 1.27 lb (580 g)
- Wheelbase: 6.7 in (170 mm)
As far as cost, both of these models are well under the $200 mark, so you won’t break your budget if you choose to add one to your R/C collection. The brushed version carries a price of $109.99 while you can pick up the brushless version for a little more money ($169.99). Both of these models can be pre-ordered at dromida.com.
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