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Help me pick my first RC car/truck!

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:09 PM
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I never thought Iíd get into RC cars/trucks/etc, yet here I am. My brother bought a couple RC cars and brought them over today and we had a great time. It was fun running his Traxxas Slash Ultimate Edition Brushless Truck up and down the road but we also had a great time making jumps with the snow banks and launching it through the air

Iíd like to have an electric, butís thatís about all Iíve figured out yet. I will probably be very casual in the hobby for now but I am willing to spend some money to get something nice. I will do a kit or RTR, doesnít matter to me. Iím not rushing to get into the hobby so I can build if I have assistance since this would be my first time.

Iíd like to have a car/truck that would be able to handle dirt well, but Iím sure most of my driving will be on the road. Budget would be about $500 for car/truck, batteries, charger, any needed upgrades, and the rest of it. I may go over budget but I feel like $500 would be enough for a good starter.

This will be a fun rig, no competitions in sight. Thanks!

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Old 02-04-2019, 03:29 AM
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Without knowing what catches your eye, I'd look at Armma for a great RC. Go with one of the 1/8 scale 6S platforms if you can. In general, they are considered to have great durability, and toughness.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:42 AM
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After doing some reading online and watching some videos, I like these three:

Traxxas Slash Ultimate - 1/10 scale
Team Associated Nomad DB8 - 1/8 scale
Arrma Senton 6S BLX - 1/10 scale

Pros/cons of each?

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Old 02-05-2019, 03:39 AM
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Me personally I buy second hand rollers and replace the elecs with hobbywing or Toro stuff Im currently bashing a tamiya db01 with a quicrun 120a esc and castle creations 5700kv motor on 3s lipos easily speeds to over 60mph so it depends on what you want really I've had 6s 1/8 trucks hpi and thunder tiger but honestly wouldn't bother anymore because they're kind of a lumbering brute and the cost of batteries is kind of ridiculous considering the 1/10 scale is more lighter nimble and you can still custom mod them for 6s lipo gear as well imo.
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i run a lightly modified stampede 4x4 vxl on 2s... plus i play around with some 'vintage' rc10/rc10t's that i've converted to brushless. honestly, i mainly just bash...

anyhow, unless you plan to hit the track most of the time, i'd recommend a basher... i got back into the hobby back in 2011, and the pede 4x4 was a great choice for me. ample aftermarket stuff, quick, somewhat durable... but if i were looking today, and had a budget of $500, i'd probably go with an arrma granite 4x4 blx, or even a traxxas rustler 4x4 vxl. my friend got a shortcourse truck (traxxas slash) at the same time i got my 'pede, and we just found that unless you're at the track, the slash was just a little boring (just my own opinion)...

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