Knight Rider KITT R/C Car

Archive for discussions from 2006. Please post new discussions in the appropriate forum.

Moderators: Matthew, neps, Michael Pajaro

Locked
User avatar
James_kr
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 894
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:49 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Knight Rider KITT R/C Car

Post by James_kr » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:51 am

I was looking through the catalog for a place called "Dick Smith" http://www.dse.com.au and searched Knight Rider to see if they were selling the DVD's yet and I saw something interesting. A Knight Rider remote control car with sound effects lights, scanner and voice. I was going down there anyway to get a new webcam so I thought I would have a look and I was really impressed with it. I thought it was going to be some random voice but it was actually the one from the show and it says "I am KITT, who you may regard as the voice of the Knight 2000". It also has the scanner noise and an idling engine noise. It is also quite fast. It's scale is 1:16. As you can see in the photo below of it next to the 1:18 ERTL KITT.

Image
K.I.T.T: "Dog go away"

User avatar
scottab21
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 344
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:41 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Texas
Contact:

Awsome!

Post by scottab21 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:15 am

That is a really great find... How much is the cost, and where can I get one? 8)

User avatar
scottab21
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 344
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:41 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Texas
Contact:

USA price?

Post by scottab21 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:19 am

I have one other question.. I went to that link, but it is for Australian orders, is there anywhere in the U.S.A I can order one? International price is a little expensive for me.

User avatar
James_kr
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 894
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:49 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Post by James_kr » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:13 am

Here is the company who makes them:

http://www.hitari.com/
K.I.T.T: "Dog go away"

User avatar
Josch Schulz
FLAG Operative
Posts: 1187
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:00 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: North Carolina

Post by Josch Schulz » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:13 am

looks for me like the big brother version of the joyride car

User avatar
andy-kitt
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 506
Joined: Sun May 29, 2005 12:14 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Norwich, UK

Post by andy-kitt » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:00 pm

That looks way cool, shame about the aerial though, the smaller radio control KITT I have doesn't have a aerial.

What is the turbo boost feature?

User avatar
Juggernaut30
Rookie
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:20 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Cologne-Germany

Post by Juggernaut30 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:02 pm

andy-kitt wrote:What is the turbo boost feature?


With the Turbo Boost feature,the model drives only a little faster.

Too bad.....thought it would jump. :lol: :lol: :lol:



Markus

User avatar
J-Knight
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 374
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:59 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Renfrew, Scotland

Post by J-Knight » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:08 pm

Thats easy, you hit turbo boost when approaching a ramp :lol:
Devon-"Shall we drink to the start of.."
Michael-"Of what?"
Devon-"One mans Dream"

User avatar
James_kr
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 894
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:49 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Post by James_kr » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:37 pm

andy-kitt wrote:That looks way cool, shame about the aerial though, the smaller radio control KITT I have doesn't have a aerial.

What is the turbo boost feature?


If you don't like the aerial you can take off the plastic and hide it inside the body, you would probably loose a bit of range though.

Yes, the turbo boost feature drives KITT faster. It goes pretty fast already. Its great fun to drive, I always have to clean it off afterwards though because all r/c things will catch hair or dust on the ground.

And Markus, if you haven't got one I recommend you look for one because its an easy modification if you want to add white LED's for driving lights because it already has lenses for them. There are two lights on the far left and far right that light up but they are orange, still looks great though.
K.I.T.T: "Dog go away"

User avatar
sarfraz
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 657
Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2002 1:01 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: London, UK

Post by sarfraz » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:37 am

Hi y'all. Not been on the site due to lack of internet....currently trying to get sky broadband. Anyway I phoned up Hitari about the car....friendly bunch of people and really helpful. The car is being shipped on the 24th of September to the UK. Costs is 29.99 GBP (no bloody pound signs on this keyboard :lol: ) It'll be stocked by Comet and Next stores. They said it should take about a couple of weeks for the shipment to filter through to the stores. I'm thinking about getting a couple (one box and one to annoy my sister with!).

Sarfraz
"I would not sell yourself short Michael, you are much more than a horse"

User avatar
Dave Knight
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 489
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2002 1:01 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: FLAG HQ
Contact:

Post by Dave Knight » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:22 pm

sarfraz wrote: Costs is 29.99 GBP (no bloody pound signs on this keyboard :lol: )
Sarfraz


Which for us in the ol USofA is 56 and change ;)
Michael: "You know, your as much fun as a divorce, which is not a bad idea!"
KITT: "I want custody of ME!"

Knight Rider: The Pilot

User avatar
Josch Schulz
FLAG Operative
Posts: 1187
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:00 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: North Carolina

Post by Josch Schulz » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:26 pm

When i have my own RC KITT i tune that car Up to SPM :wink:

User avatar
Juggernaut30
Rookie
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:20 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Cologne-Germany

Post by Juggernaut30 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:33 pm

James_kr wrote:
And Markus, if you haven't got one I recommend you look for one because its an easy modification if you want to add white LED's for driving lights because it already has lenses for them. There are two lights on the far left and far right that light up but they are orange, still looks great though.


I just ordered 2 of them! I only wait till they arrive in the uk. :wink:
One for my collection,and the other one for mod`s! :lol: :lol:



Markus

User avatar
Solid Snake
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 460
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:55 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Hengelo, The Netherlands

Post by Solid Snake » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:01 pm

Wow that looks amazing! Except for it big front lip it looks really accurate, even more accurate than the model used in the 80's for some stunts. I wish we had it for sale here.

User avatar
James_kr
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 894
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:49 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Post by James_kr » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:26 am

Its a good thing it has the front lip otherwise you could damage the nose. Be careful when driving. You can take the lip off if you want.
K.I.T.T: "Dog go away"

User avatar
andy-kitt
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 506
Joined: Sun May 29, 2005 12:14 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Norwich, UK

Post by andy-kitt » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:47 am

Am I missing something? where are you guys ordering them from, I want 1, or 2 or 3 to modify LOL

User avatar
pbryant_knight
Operative
Posts: 105
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:23 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Post by pbryant_knight » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:01 am

I too would like a few of these babys to turn into KARR etc.

I think the lip on the front will be the first thing to go though :)

Peter
One Man Can Make A Replica

wazh
Volunteer
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:12 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Contact:

Post by wazh » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:16 am

Went into DSE today in Chatswood and they had 2 of the Cars there. Decided to pick one up. Wow how exciting it is to see Knight Rider in the store. Anyway cost $59.95. The PDF on the site pretty much gives all the extra info.

User avatar
MrPayner
Operative
Posts: 247
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 5:08 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melb, Australia
Contact:

Post by MrPayner » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:30 pm

Haha.. i just went and bought one of these too.. AUD$60..

i'll post some video footage of it a bit later on.. :D Happy happy!

User avatar
James_kr
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 894
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:49 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Post by James_kr » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:42 am

:D I have really boosted their sales haven't I! I should advertise there General Lee one on a Dukes of Hazzard Forum.

I did a modification to it today. I changed the yellow LED's to white ones. I don't recommend you try to unless you know exactly what your doing.
K.I.T.T: "Dog go away"

wazh
Volunteer
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:12 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Contact:

Post by wazh » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:57 am

Actually I had noticed it earlier in the week which prompted me to come back here and take a look and let everyone know... BUT you guys are quick and on to it before I could bubble on about seeing KR in the DSE.

User avatar
James_kr
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 894
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:49 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Post by James_kr » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:09 pm

If you haven't noticed already they also have a Knightrider Scanner Kit. Which is lots of led's you solder down and you can change the speed of their movement. I made it a while ago.
K.I.T.T: "Dog go away"

User avatar
MrPayner
Operative
Posts: 247
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 5:08 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melb, Australia
Contact:

Post by MrPayner » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:19 pm

Hey James.. is there a way to turn the speaker down? it's damn loud [when it's moving over a hard surface like tiles or wood flooring].. I was actually thinking that it could be good to modify it with a better quality speaker with more voice options..

User avatar
KITTfan
FLAG Operative
Posts: 1027
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2002 1:01 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Finland

Post by KITTfan » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:08 am

Could someone post more pics of the RC KITT, how it looks from behind, does it have flat or bubble tail light cover, how the foglights look like, the scanner, etc. closeup pics of the details.

-KITTfan-

User avatar
James_kr
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 894
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:49 am
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Post by James_kr » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:47 am

Yeah lol it does have a loud speaker. Modifying it could be tricky though. You could always add another voice chip to it and put in the turbine sound.

KITTfan -
If you have the ERTL 1:18 its pretty much the same except bigger. It has a bubble tail light cover. No Knight Plate though which is a shame. The design is the same as the ertl one basically.
K.I.T.T: "Dog go away"

Locked