ORIGINAL: Salinas Hawk
I havent posted in years. I was doing: high powered rockets, then airplanes, then reef tanks. Now I live in China, and I want to buy an rc car.
I love off-road, speed and jumps.
I like buggies and rally cars more than crawlers and MTs. I need to keep it one-tenth scale, electric for now.
I'vebuilt, hopped up, and destroyed severalone-tenth scale off-roaders over the years, but the new batteries, motorsandESCsareforeign to me.
I don't have any experience with LiPo and brushlessmotors, but that is definitely what I want
I like Traxxas, and maybe I'm a sucker for the 70mph marketing, but I've always wanted tobuy a Bandit VXL
, super fast buggy, ohhh baby.
I'm thinking I can thrash that sucker for a while, and then put the radio and electronics into something else: maybe an Axial Exo Terra.
I plan to buy two or three cars this year.
Either way, I need new radio gear and a brushless system, somy Bandit plan seems good.(Buying used is not an option for me in China.)
The TQ radio seems like something i could use for two or three vehicles, for a year or two, and the Velineon system seems like a good introduction to LiPo and brushless.
Pros: (1) I've always wanted aBandit. It'sfrom an era of rc carhistory that I missed.
(2)I can jack the electronics for mynext car.
Cons: (1) Its not a kit.Building, Cleaning, andhopping upmy RC-10brings back fond memories. I can barely remembertearing up the neighborhood, chasing cats, etc. hahahaa
(2)The Bandit is old and doesnt handle very well.
I'm open to any and all advice about getting back in the hobby.
Thanks a million, Edward