Thanks for the info. I guess I need to think about it, I may just return it instead of opening it once I get it. I wouldn't be driving it much only on the weekends and on the concrete, not going off roading etc. but, it's not to say I wouldn't accidently flip it or hit something. Right now I have a 1:24 losi micro sct, and that thing takes a lot of abuse, it will flip like crazy etc. and I've only had to change minor things here and there. I was looking for something new, that's still small so was considering the 1:18 mini recon.
however, if i'm going to wreck it just from minor hits then i don't know if it will be worth it. i really like the look of the mini recon was looking at the RC18b right now, don't really like the look but, would much rather have something more reliable. what kind of brushless system did you put in there?
also the truck that you were saying costs 60% less is that the megatech megapro?