Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New Bright CXT Truck

I found one of these monsters, trashed out and no remote, at the Goodwill yesterday for $3.99. Despite a little flack from my wife, I couldn't pass on it. As big as it is, it's 1/10th scale or smaller, and the cab (even if the door opened) is way too small for a Joe. Maybe if you wanted a Sigma 6 semi, this would be just about right. I think this came with a dump bed, but it was broken off this one, as were many of the grab bars, and the steps on the driver side.
What really interested me is the chassis and the wheels. It's BIG. The wheels are 6 inches in diameter (with duals on the back). It's 29 inches long (14 feet 6 inches in Joe scale) and 14 inches across (seven feet scale), which gives it a bigger footprint than the New Bright H2, and it's taller. They learned their lesson with the H2. It's very light for its size. The motor is also small too though, which makes me wonder how much power it has, even with a 19.2v battery.
Operationally, it's a bust. It came with a battery, but I don't have a charger for the 19.2v batteries. But more importantly, no remote, and since it has a multi-band switch, I'm guessing it won't work with the New Bright 49mhz remote that I already have (it IS 49 mhz, so there's a slight possibility that it might work on one switch position, but not the others). I hate to invest $20 in another battery and remote (if I can find one) if my remote isn't going to work, and I can't test it without a charged battery.

My thought is to strip the body and use the chassis for some project. But if I want it motorized, I may have to install a completely new RC system (and I'd probably go to standard RC-type batteries too).

Here are some pictures, with a Soldiers of the World Jeep and some Joes for size reference.


The underside. The battery compartment looks almost identical to those with a snap-in 9.6v battery. The batteries do have the same footprint, but the 19.2v battery has slightly different contacts and flanges so you don't accidentally get them mixed up, and the 19.2v battery is twice as thick. Note that while it looks like there's tons of ground clearance, the front end and gearbox are still pretty low to the ground.


Note that the truck looks plenty tall, but when you compare Joe to the tiny doors, you seek the scale doesn't work at all


It's not tons longer than the Jeep, but it's wider.


11 comments:

fear said...

dude how much would you sell that for

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davestarr said...

cool truck
Oh I'm 47 and I still play with my action figures to I have a r.c. pickup they drive

serega said...

Too bad it doesn't have front differential; the idea of an R/C commercial truck is impressive, but unfortunately this one is more of a cost-cutter. Radio Shack should definitely respond with something to this one. I just saw one of these on the Net, but changed my mind after reading this. Thanks for info.

davestarr said...

friendly correction about door size don't take this personally
the doors on a real vehicle are actually a little more than half the length of a real average size person unless they are midgets so to your G.I. Joe the doors would be in a correct scale sitting on the ground the door would come up a little past your waste or almost to your chest......unless they are amazons........he he

freddy said...

hey dude, I have a dodge hemi that I burned the fuse in the bottom right under the battery and I need the whole part, if you wanna get rid of your truck let me know!!!

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Sherry Johnson said...

I might have this truck, charger and battery. Would you be interested in it?