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Old 11-02-2012, 05:15 AM
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i bought a redcat volcano exp pro. luv it. next year i will buy a traxxis. however. i'm looking to buy a electric truck for my son. he is 4 yrs old. my truck does about 20mph with the cheap battery that came with it. however thats to fast for him. he really loves my truck. so i want to get him a descent size one thats alittle slower then mine so he can handle it. i really want to stay under $100.00 if all possible. does anyome have any ideas that would be a good one for him?
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:28 AM
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Best to start them off on a toy grade, see how they like it. It's surprising what you can get for 40-50 bucks in the toy segment these days. You won't find any hobby grades that are a worthy purchase for $100 I'm afraid.
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Some of the micro losi's are very close to ur price range, but if u could squeez a little bit more there are great
[link]http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-4WD-HBX-1-10-CROSS-TIGER-BONZER-XT-MONSTER-TRUCK-RTR-RC-/190748439946?pt=US_Character_Radio_Control_Toys&hash=item2c697e358a[/link]

They are a exact Tamiya TL01b clone,and there is heaps of upgrades available too..
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yea he already had a toy grade of course doesnt work very well. and i hold the controller on mine. so i can steer while he gives it the gas. and he really digs it. so i want to get him one that can run outside along with mine. just not as fast, it can be smaller. mine is a 1/10 scale. just need one that can go through grass.
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could always look at the ECX
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...r-gray-ECX1100 $99 shipped
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...r-blue-ECX3100 $99
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...orange-ECX3000 $99
seems they changed the electronics to waterproof, radio to 2.4ghz, and slapped $80 onto the price tag and are just getting rid of the non-waterproof, AM stock

as for making it slower could always tape a piece of foam behind the trigger to limit the throttle to slow it down or get a higher turn motor.
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yea he already had a toy grade of course doesnt work very well. and i hold the controller on mine. so i can steer while he gives it the gas. and he really digs it. so i want to get him one that can run outside along with mine. just not as fast, it can be smaller. mine is a 1/10 scale. just need one that can go through grass.
If he would be willing to go with a bit smaller truck, the redcat tremor 1/16 models would work. The remote is a bit smaller than the one for the volcano (better for smaller hands) and the truck does 15mph at most. It has fast acceleration and 4wd, just not a fast stop speed.

Its under $100 RTR.

I just made a short vid bashing mine at a skate park:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49vSxDRsJLU

Edit: the tremor is fine for packed dirt/pavement ect. It wont do well in grass tho. To low to the ground.

The Redcat twister XB (brushed) or volcano epx (brushed) are a bit over $100, but they will go threw grass.
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