the weather is finally warming up here, and ive had my 4 year old son outside with a Xmods 1/16 buggy. It is 2.4, proportional and 4wd. It does around 8mph...faster than your average toy rc. Ive noticed he is getting better at controlling it. Ive seen him aim the buggy at his sister's feet
Just a couple of months ago he would drive the buggy and just wiggle the steering wheel back and forth. Now he is actually trying to control the direction.
Yesterday I took him out but the batteries went flat on him. so, I handed him the remote to my sc10 RC. The radio has throttle end points, so I turned it all the way down. now it could do maybe 10mph. He did pretty well with it, didn't really hit anything and showed he is getting better.
He is actually fine with the slow speed of his xmod, but it doesn't have good ground clearance and can get stuck easy. and another rear shock tower broke on it and im out of spares. (not complaining, it is actually decent for a $40 toy)
so im debating his 1st real RC. A SCT makes some sense as they are low and wide, thus pretty stable. But I cant afford a 4wd one, and I want him to be able to drive most anywhere and not get stuck easy.
so my next thought is a wheely king. Specifically, a WK with just the rear axle locked. the WK's stock speed may be a touch much, but I could change the pinion gear if I wanted to.
my only concern on the wheely king is that it is top heavy and he is likely to put it on its lid a lot.
I also didn't want a AM radio with huge antenna.....but I only just found out that now they come with a 2.4ghz radio! I have to say tho, it may be the ugliest 2.4 radio I have ever seen!!!
If anyone has a WK with the new 2.4 radio, can you LMK how well it works, and if it would fit well in the hands of a small kid?
I have also considered the Telluride. I don't think it is as cool looking as the WK, and it would be $50 more. But I don't think it is as top heavy, but still is 4wd. Also not sure I trust the titan to last long in that truck, even if it is geared to only go 15mph.
anyone think of another sub $300 RTR 4wd model?