How durable is the rs10?
How does it compare with the xr10 , it has smaller motors .
LOL, it doesnt compare to the XR10 at all! the rs10 XT costs $170 and come ready to run with a battery. the XR10 is twice that and then you need to buy all the electronics and install them.
the RS10 XT is a "bang for the buck" crawler. it has plenty of power(yes the motors are 390 sized, but they are 70 turn and geared low) the suspension is soft with lots of articulation. the battery mount is low in the chassis, and the 4 wheel steering works good.
but it doesnt compare to the XR10. that thing's axles and gearboxes are really slim and are a thing of beauty! the body was designed to be more likely to cause it to roll back onto its wheels.
sounds like you need to narrow down your choices by figuring out how much you want to spend.
the rs10 and axial ax10's are both good starter trucks. the axial XR10 is a top of the line truck built with hours of reasurch and developement.