Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines

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Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines

Remote Control Machines

Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit. A unique six-button infrared remote allows you to control three different motors simultaneously, moving each of them forward or in reverse, with easy-to-activate touch sensors. The three motors can be combined to make complex vehicles and machines in numerous configurations limited only by your imagination. Assemble 10 models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a bulldozer, car, three-wheeler, crane, antique car, plow, folding car, formula one racer, three-blade dozer, and robotic arm. After you have built the models in the instructions, you can design your own remote control creations.

Build 10 remote control models including a robot and an antique car

Robot Claw and Antique Car
Build 10 remote control models including a formula car and a folding car

Formula Car and Folding Car
Build 10 remote control models including multiple bulldozers

Bulldozer 1 and Bulldozer 2
Build 10 remote control models including another bulldozer and a three-wheeler

Bulldozer and Three-Wheeler
Build 10 remote control models including a crane and a simple car

Crane and Car
Remote Control Machines comes with 182 pieces, a 6 button touch sensitive remote control device and a 48 page instruction manual.

Full Kit Contents

The kit comes with three motors, remote control unit, battery holder, and building blocks. Collaborate with your fellow junior engineers to build fantastic and functional remote-control creations. The 48-page color instruction book included in this kit gives illustrated step-by-step instructions for the models to help children learn through play and develop their mechanical understanding, creative thinking skills, and hand-eye coordination. The 182 building pieces included in this set are compatible with those in all Thames & Kosmos Construction Series kits, Physics Series kits, Wind Power, and Hydropower kits.

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Comments

mother and teacher says:

Great educational fun! My 10 year old son received this set for Christmas and built his first rc machine within the first 10 minutes. He did not even have to follow the the plan book that came with the set. The set comes with a variety of building parts, three motors and a touch pad remote. I would recommend this set to any parent who has a child interested in construction and science. This set will not only entertain your child, but foster their imagination and creativity as well.

Drei Dreizehn says:

Good Present for 10-year Old Our 10-year old grandson really enjoyed this birthday present. He built several models and played with it throughout our entire 1 1/2 day visit. He commented that he really liked the 3 motors and the remote control, a key reason why we picked this for him. He had no trouble following the pictorial building directions on his own, but hadn’t shown any particular interest in the explanatory learning material (like how gears work) while we were there.I was disappointed that the robotic arm was almost too heavy for the motor to lift. Several times the lift mechanism came apart when trying to lift the arm from a full-down position, and the motor really strained when lifting it. I think a counter-balance on the arm would solve this problem. It worked fine otherwise, but had limited function as a stationary unit (he didn’t notice). I think it could be significantly improved by adding drive and steering capabilities.Same for the crane. Drive and steering capabilities would be a major improvement here too. This limitation might reduce the long-term interest in some of the models.Otherwise, a good construction/learning toy we’d buy again!


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