The MJX Hyper Go 14210 is a bigger badder version of their excellent brushless 1/16 range. It is fast, handles great and has good battery life and the attention to detail is on point
Each MJX RC car I have reviewed is a substantial improvement on the one previous. The Hyper Go H16E (reviewed here) was a 4wd 1/16 scale truck that had built in GPS speed but was overly complex and a little expensive for a brushed car but it performed well and was very durable. The Hyper Go 16208 switched to brushless and took out the expensive GPS and remains an excellent budget option that is fast and durable, better even than the super popular HBX 16889a pro. Their first larger 1/14 released is the on-road Hyper Go 142301 basher and I chose this as my on-road car of the gear - driving (and drift) performance is hard to believe for a relatively low cost RTR car. Now we have the Hyper Go 14210 as reviewed here which uses the same core chassis but wraps it in big suspension, big grippy wheels and a lot of fine touches that make this my favourite offroad RC car of the year. Read on for more
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MJX Hyper GO 14210: RTR 1/14 Brushless 4WD truggy
The MJX Hyper Go 14210 is a 1/14 scale brushless 4wd RC truck (truggy) with permanent 4wd. This car comes with a full set of electronics: remote, receiver, servo, ESC, motor, battery, battery charger and full instructions - everything you need to run except for the 2 x AA batteries needed to run the 2.4GHz digital remote. It also includes a serious amount of spare parts, everything from an extra body to a full spare set of paddle wheels and many replacement pieces. Brushless trucks like this tend to be fast, durable and very competent off-road when compared to buggies - the bigger wheels offer more grip, the larger body products shock towers without being cumbersome but they offer the excellent handling of the buggy underneath. For this reason they tend to be one of the more popular classes of RC cars available.
Before we get into how this car drives, we'll take a closer look at the car and what's included. The embedded YouTube video above will show this but if you'd prefer to see closeup pictures and read my comments carry on below.
The massive amount of extras included with this car well and truly deserves coverage so as well as the usual picture please see the embedded video as well. Beyond the RTR basic this includes a spare body, a full set of paddle wheels and tyres, charger, spare spoiler, spare body mounts, a wheelie bar, front suspension arms an more.
In the above video I take a closer look at the gearbox and offer my thoughts
In this section I'll share a series of embedded YouTube clips I captured to show you how the MJX Hyper Go 14210 runs, some objective measures on performance and my own opinion on speed, acceleration, handling, durability etc.
I clocked the top speed of this car on gravel at 46km/hr using my trusty SKYRC GSM020 GPS speedometer. I reckon with on full gravel on a smooth surface I could actually get 50km/h out of it but probably a stretch to hit the advertised 55km/h. In my opinion this is the sweet spot of speed for a 1/14 scale truck like this - it feels genuinely fast but it balances this with strong acceleration and decent battery life (12-18 minutes). This is typically down to a well chosen motor size, kV rating, gearing and battery size. If you choose to run on trainer mode as below (70% throttle limit according to the switch) you'll still get a reasonable 35km/h although it does weaken the acceleration which makes it feel a little slower than it really is.
The wide wheels with large diameter and short shock towers make for a much taller ride height than I was expecting. This means it is really competent offroad, even for a relatively small scale car. However when combined with the super grippy tyres this can make it quite tippy on high traction surfaces - on cornering, on acceleration (wheelies) and even on braking. This can be tuned to an extent by playing with ride height. Suspension is really smooth and dampening is spot on. It's a nice touch that they have included stiffer springs but short of hitting a skate park with big jumps I can see myself needing them just yet. My only (minor) complaint is that I would have liked the shock towers taller for the car to have sat a little lower and would have allowed the suspension to have dipped a little further down. On the whole though, very good handling, just a little too much grip (is there such a thing?)
Performance on short grass. That grip is almost too much - need to be gentle on the throttle
Back in the gravel from a different angle. Nice big ground clearance certainly helps with off-roading
After having used this car for about a month I've found it to be very durable with the only damage so far cosmetic - really just the body, wing and the rims that have taken on scratches and there are spares of all of these parts included in the kit. All of the key mechanical components are very strong and well protected, particularly the driveline, suspension and chassis as you can see from my overview of the car itself. As mentioned earlier, the truggy shape tends to be one of the most durable out there as the body protects the top of the shock towers (unlike a buggy) but doesn't have the full closed wheel body but is more compact with less exposure to being damaged.
As you can see from my review of the MJX Hyper Go 14210, I'm really impressed by this car. This is not only due to the solid design and equipment choice but because how all this comes together to deliver on it's promise - basically this car reaches it's true potential. What this means is that it is fast, it handles well and it is durable. The pricing at time of writing is just over $150 which sets it above the 1/16 scale MJX models and the WL Toys 1/14 and 1/12 scale cars as well as other budget models but below the $200+ mark of the LC racing. Personally I think it is worth the premium, especially if you can get it on special (check here to see if it is on flash sale or try the discount code just below). When talking about value also consider all the extras this comes with - a spare body is worth $10-20 and a set of paddle wheels/tyres is worth at least $20 so this soon makes it more attractive.
Negative point are fairly minor - a little too much traction roll due to tall ride height and super grippy wheels (easily helped with a suspension adjustment) and it would be nice to have a programming card for the ESC but as you can appreciate, I'm really clutching at straws here to find bad things about it. For this reason I'm happy to award this car 5 stars, it is definitely my favourite off-road car that I've reviewed this year in performance and value. Poetic really because I awarded the on-road version, the Hyper Go 14302 (as reviewedhere) as my favourite on road car of the year. Well done MJX!
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