RC Truck Advice Please

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Old Blue, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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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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  2. Squelch

    Squelch Everyday People

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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! :rofl
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  3. wakewop

    wakewop Hucker

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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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  4. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    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.

    sent from my abacus.
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  5. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    I have that truck!

    You just gave me an idea :evil
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  6. Squelch

    Squelch Everyday People

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    Pics/video or it didn't happen! :deal
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