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Old 04-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #16
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I don't understand.

Your kid's happy with his Maisto and you're not, so you want to change it?

If you're looking for justification to buy your own just do it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #17
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From re-reading the OP, he is tired of replacing batteries constantly and not being able to fix anything that might break in the future.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #18
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I don't understand.

Your kid's happy with his Maisto and you're not, so you want to change it?

If you're looking for justification to buy your own just do it.
At his age he's happy just because it moves under its own power. But I think he'll get tired of it soon. It's slow, very underpowered and won't track straight no matter how often I adjust it.

Even though he's happy for now, I'm looking for the next one. And that next one needs to be something that is of quality, and powerful and fast enough that he can enjoy it for years. These things are too expensive not to put some thought and research into the purchase.

And yes, I may buy two when the time comes. One for him and the other for me. That sounds like twice the fun.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:45 AM   #19
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There are ways to limit the throttle travel on some of the radios if I am not mistaken....that way he can pull full throttle but the car only gets X% of full throttle....that might work for you.

And I would also suggest something from the Traxxas line, they have fantastic support and parts are everywhere....they are crazy fun.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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Losi is good stuff ... maybe this?

http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOSB0237
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:28 PM   #21
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Look into Duratrax stuff .. They are built specifically for beginners and have lifetime parts replacement . They are built to have the tar beat out of them and can be upgraded in the future
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #22
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A quick aside - I was looking at that little Losi, and decided to find some more videos of it. I came across this one, NSFW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLbD8oQjKno

Looks like a great truck for your son to grow into!
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:23 PM   #23
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traxxas slash. 2wd, brushed motor. put in training mode and also turn down the throttle rate on the controller to wherever you want. At a low setting, it will go at a snails pace. Fully cranked up, it will go fast.
Extremely durable truck. Everything is upgradable as he gets older.
My son has had his since he was 3. He has smashed it into so much stuff it is absurd. Only broken parts so far is 1 shock and 1 front a-arm. Cheap to replace. He is now 7 and races it on the track. Brushed motor, running on lipo batteries as upgrades. Beats most adults.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:35 PM   #24
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traxxas slash. 2wd, brushed motor. put in training mode and also turn down the throttle rate on the controller to wherever you want. At a low setting, it will go at a snails pace. Fully cranked up, it will go fast.
Extremely durable truck. Everything is upgradable as he gets older.
My son has had his since he was 3. He has smashed it into so much stuff it is absurd. Only broken parts so far is 1 shock and 1 front a-arm. Cheap to replace. He is now 7 and races it on the track. Brushed motor, running on lipo batteries as upgrades. Beats most adults.
I have one of those and a similar rustler, they are a blast. I would say the only 4wd should be a crawler, anything else should be 2wd to start with.

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #25
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A quick aside - I was looking at that little Losi, and decided to find some more videos of it. I came across this one, NSFW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLbD8oQjKno

Looks like a great truck for your son to grow into!
I have that truck!

You just gave me an idea
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #26
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I have that truck!

You just gave me an idea
Pics/video or it didn't happen!
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