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  • DIscussion Thread: Huina C972M 1/14 Scale Wheel Loader - RTR

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    1/14 Scale C972M Die-Cast Wheel Loader by Huina - RTR - HUA1583-001

    Product Availability: The estimated time of arrival (ETA) for this product is mid-February, 2020. Please click the "Notify Me When Back In Stock" button above to receive an email notification when the product is available for purchase.

    Huina produces some of the most advanced electrically-articulated Hobby-Grade RC Construction vehicles. Weighing 10 pounds of die-cast metal, ABS, nylon, and other materials, Huina's Loader features realistic sound, lights, high-traction rubber tires, and 2.4ghz proportional radio control. Maneuver past obstacles with the Loader's unique pivoting hull design, driving its all-metal bucket through mountains of dirt, gravel, or other dry material. Steel worm-driven actuators lift up to 3.5lbs to material and dump the Loader's contents into partner machines such as Huina's Dump Truck. Enjoy the endless creativity Expand your RC job site with Huina's dump truck, loader, and other RC Construction vehicles.
    Watch the Huina lineup video here:
    Ready to Run (RTR) Convenience


    Zero assembly is required, simply add 4 AA batteries to the radio and charge the included main battery to begin digging!
    Die-Cast Metal and Molded ABS Plastic


    Durable and fully painted, this C972M wheel loader arrives ready for work as the perfect partner to other 1/14 scale RC Construction vehicles such as the Huina C336D Excavator (sold separately).
    Fully Operational!


    Drive, scoop, elevate, and dump material just like a real Wheel Loader. Maneuver around crowded job sites with the realistic pivoting hull movement, just like a full size Wheel Loader!
    Easy to Drive


    A powerful drive motor and large rubber tires enables you to go anywhere on your RC Construction job site, indoors or outdoors!
    Lights and Sounds


    Bright LED lights and built-in sound system enhance the realism of this powerful Wheel Loader. Toggle these functions On or Off directly from the 2.4ghz radio controller.
    Proven


    Operate your RC Construction vehicle with confidence, backed by a full range of spare parts and service from Motion RC!
    Features:
    • Constructed from durable Die-Cast Metal and ABS Plastic
    • Easy to drive with the included 2.4GHz transmitter
    • Fully functional - Drive, scoop, dump and elevate with ease
    • LED lights and sound for that added scale realism
    • Drive with confidence thanks to Motion RC's commitment to spare parts and service
    Includes:
    • Huina C972M Die-Cast 1/14 Scale Wheel Loader - RTR
    • 2.4GHz radio transmitter
    • 2S 7.4V 1500mAh Li-ion battery with T-connector
    • USB charger
    • Complete instruction manual
    Requires:
    • 4x AA batteries for 2.4GHz radio transmitter
    Attached Files

  • #2
    I have had mine for about a year, and I can tell you it is a real beast in the snow. It is fun to sit inside in the warmth of the living room and dig some snow with it!.. It isn't as heavy as the excavator but it still has some serious weight to it and can pick up several lbs with ease. It takes a few minutes to get the hang of driving something that articulates in the middle but you pick it up pretty quickly. The tires are made from a really nice soft rubber that is grippy, and they have just a bit of float to them. When you pick up something with the scoop that weighs several pounds the front tires actually squish and balloon just a little bit like the real thing. It is quite sturdy and I have no problem letting my kids play with it. Short of driving it off of the deck or something crazy I dont think you can hurt it. I sell a set of stickers for this that is an easy way to make it look so much more like the full sized model it is based on. It is a bit more work but I removed the cab and powder coated it with a nice matte white paint to make the cab really stand out like on the prototype. Spray paint would work just as well and it is a couple hours well spent as far as I am concerned. the arms and some of the body is diecast as is the cab. the back "hood" is plastic, and the whole back of it is filled with counterweight to allow it to pick up full scoops of just about anything with no problem at all. A very nice addition to the collection, now I just need to get the Cement mixer to go with it!

    Here is a link to the stickers and some photos.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/163577096411

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    • #3
      Cool! I bought a 1:14 posable PVC driver for $10...but can't figure out how to get him in the cab. The Cab does not easily remove, so I figure it's screwed in at the bottom?

      Does there need to be a lot of dissasembly to get the driver in there?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Too Many Hobbies View Post
        Cool! I bought a 1:14 posable PVC driver for $10...but can't figure out how to get him in the cab. The Cab does not easily remove, so I figure it's screwed in at the bottom?

        Does there need to be a lot of dissasembly to get the driver in there?
        As I recall when I removed my cab to paint it white it took less than 30 minutes of work to get everything unscrewed so that I could fully remove the cab for powdercoat. The seat and windows slide right out once the cab is off so you should have no trouble at all getting your driver inside. Have fun!

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        • #5
          Thanks! I bookmarked your sticker pages....might get the stickers. Still sorting out my purchases.

          I'm also debating getting the Tamiya King Hauler kit. Kind of excited about a 3 speed semi you can shift from the tx.

          Problem is either getting the Tamiya or the Huina dump truck AND the excavator for about the same price.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Too Many Hobbies View Post
            Thanks! I bookmarked your sticker pages....might get the stickers. Still sorting out my purchases.

            I'm also debating getting the Tamiya King Hauler kit. Kind of excited about a 3 speed semi you can shift from the tx.

            Problem is either getting the Tamiya or the Huina dump truck AND the excavator for about the same price.
            Sounds good thanks for that. The stickers and white cab really add a ton to the realism. I know some people add cat stickers that they get elsewhere and I have been asked several times but so far I have resisted. All you need to do is look at some pictures of the 5 series Liebherr loaders to see that clearly that is what the designers were working off of when they made this thing. It is a very good copy of the loaders if you ask me.

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            • #7
              For sure! What you did looks really good! Nice job!

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              • #8
                I ran my Top Race (same thing I think) wheel loader today. I fit an Admiral 7.4v 1300 in it. Funny, I had an older 1300 Admiral that fit in the bay perfectly...just bought two new Admiral 1300's and they are just a bit too long. I had to dremel out the side of the lipo bay for them to fit. I get a full 1/2 hour of run time off one 1300 with 3.82v/cell remaining.

                Still getting the hang of the bucket...I like it but a little frustrated at the lack of torque the wheels have. The bucket has gobs of torque..no problem there. But the vehicle itself stalls on the slightest incline.

                So my question is...is there any 380 motor upgrade that would make it worth taking it apart and swapping? Maybe a lower kv 380 for more torque?

                Would a 3s be too much for the board?

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                • #9
                  Interesting.... Mine will drive up anything.... And push snow into a pile, also I seriously doubt the board is set up to handle 3s, or if it did survive it would probably have a voltage regulator that dropped the voltage down negating the benefit of another cell. As I recall mine is 4wd. Are both ends of yours powered... I am pretty sure there are 2 motors. One front and one rear but it has been a year since I had it opened up. Maybe check that out?

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                  • #10
                    According to this breakdown video: There are two 380 motors, but the rear one only runs the rear wheels in reverse, and the front motor only drives the front wheels forward. So at no time are all 4 wheels powered in the same direction. After running mine for an hour today, it's operation verifies that. Only the 2 front wheels pull it forward...it gets no push from the rear wheels.

                    Check it out.... scrub to 2:23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh6J23kY8YU

                    I agree ....I also doubt the board can handle 3s in stock form. The whole thing would have to be gutted and fitted with all new electronics...which is beyond my pay grade....lol

                    I wonder if there is a 380 motor that is just a stronger motor. I spotted a Reedy 380 Crawler motor that might be an improvement...

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                    • #11
                      Wow, I did not realize that is how it worked 🧐

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                      • #12
                        Youtube has the answers for everything....lol.

                        I didn't even know it had 2 drive motors after running it....was surprised to see it had a dedicated motor for each direction. Makes me wonder if I can re-wire somehow to get both motors to work together in one direction. The truck would be a beast!

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                        • #13
                          Yep thinking the same thing.....may need a couple of diodes to avoid feeding reverse voltage back to the control board, but 4wd is a must. Surely somebody has done it!

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                          • #14
                            I dunno...if anybody could have done it, it would be this guy...who is a master of mods...(to the point where he converted the Huinas to 3s and full hydraulic!)

                            Yet if you look at this video at 5:30-5:45, you can see only the front wheels spinning as he's trying to push dirt.

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld0gr5TDz0Q

                            I would love to see Huina make a decent front loader with TRACKS. Whether it be a bullodozer or a front loader, as long as it has tracks! That would be the perfect RC vehicle. They exist, but only either on crap toy form, or the $2,200 unit on RC4WD. So far Huina/Top Race are the only ones making that nice bridge between toy and high end hobby grade. They are providing a very nice middle ground. I am anxious to see what the new excavator is like. I really hope it has decent digging ability for it's scale.

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                            • #15
                              My son wants real bad after seeing these last summer. May need to pull that trigger soon...

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