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Darion 04-10-2019 05:13 AM

$250 bucks just not enough today??
Hello all!

So my son is 13 and has built a few RC cars now. First was a Grasshopper and the a T-02 platform 4wd Tamiya buggy. They were both $125 or less to see if he would like the hobby, turns out he loves it. He likes it so much he is working in a 3D printed 1:12 scale pan car at school using Onshape to print parts.

The question is what to do next? He would like a better kit and not a retro remake. Looking around online the $250 range is a tough go for off road kits, at least as far as I can see. Also, where do ya guys like to shop online? I don't have a lot local options and when I look online its always the same 4 companies. It just seems as if the gap from basic kits to the better ones is a big step compared to years ago. Ok, any ideas are welcome and the information provided is appreciated.

As a side note, we have trucks, a 4wd Traxxas Stampede and an HPI 4wd Savage gas that I did a brushless conversion on, really don't need another truck. lol



bill_delong 04-10-2019 08:03 PM

Check out PR Racing, they have a really wide range of options and are very good quality. I would contact "The RC Pro Shop" and ask for a discount coupon, they are usually pretty good about that for first time buyers, with plenty of kits to choose from in your price range:

You can get most stuff from AMain, I also buy direct from HobbyWing and Trinity, some sources for batteries are SMC, ProMatch Racing and Value Hobby.

Good Luck!

Darion 04-12-2019 04:45 PM

Thanks for the info. We ended up picking up an RC10 6.1 Team Kit buggy from fleebay on an offer, it's new and worked out to be $40 less than online, so $280.

I booked marked the shops ya mentioned, thx for that.


RcFnatic 04-14-2019 07:03 AM

Amain hobbies is a really good site. They carry many different things.

Darion 04-14-2019 09:39 AM

Originally Posted by RcFnatic (Post 12518123)
Amain hobbies is a really good site. They carry many different things.

Totally agree, they have been good in the past, nice variety too.


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