The Diatone / SNT / JustAir Q25 Is a tiny RC car that is smaller than a matchbox and yet still has proportional steering, throttle and even front suspension. It is a follow up from the Diatone Q33 micro RC car released last year and offers a lot more features. It is available in regular version or FPV - a model with a small camera and video transmitter that send live first person view video back to goggles to immerse you in first person driving. Here I review the FPV version that includes everything you need to get running.
Last year Diatone, a well known brand in the quadcopter market, released their first RC car - the micro 1/76 scale Q33 that I reviewed here. As of September 2022 they have now released an update with a whole lot more features which build on the best micro RC car released so far. First of all just look at that body - the Datsun 240Z is my all time favourite classic so it's a pleasure to see it in tiny scale here, even if it is a caricature of the real thing. Before I get carried away though, lets see what is included:
The Diatone Q33 RTR is a micro RC car, similar in dimensions to a matchbox or hotwheels toy. This car is a buggy style which by no means suggest that you can run offroad with this car but it does make it more durable and simple than closed body style cars. It claims to run for 60 minutes and is available in regular car, FPV car and FPV car & goggle kits. All cars come with remote, inbuilt battery and charger - everything you need to run except AA batteries for the remote.
If you are strictly into RC cars you probably won't recognise the Diatone brand but if you ever dabbled in quadcopter then you will. They are in fact one of my favourite brands in that category because of their balance with price and quality. The Diatone Roma F5 and F4 LR are some of my favourite quads. So far as I know this is the first RC car they have released and was done as part of their 10th anniversary. This is not the first micro RC car I have reviewed, I looked at the Turbo Racing C71 1/76 scale as part of review on the MyRCFamily youtube review. This is however the first buggy that has been released in this size. Don't expect off-road capability but do expect better durability and reliability, something the C71 struggled with. I'll keep this review short and simple since this can be considered a toy grade RC car since it can't be easily upgraded or have parts replaced. Read on for more...