ORIGINAL: Panther F
Welcome aboard there Patski!
BTW, you do know that Tamiya tanks are kits? That's why the expense, plus the value as well. Most new tankers getting into the hobby don't know that. The HL and FOV are RTR's and deny you the privilege of building it how YOU want it to turn out and that Tamiya tanks offer better quality and don't rely on upgrades to make them perform better. But, there are a few kits that need a little help but generally they need no upgrades to make them worth it.
am totaly agree with jeff, take into considering all the upgrades the others maybe needed as you know a tamiya tiger I is around 450 euro's it is not that expensive
you could say the proportional transmitter costs , thats half treu you can, use it for all your models ... choose a 2,4 Ghz one it chooses its own channel everytime, no kristals needed anymore
the benefit of proportional receivers and trasmitters you can ride a few hundred meters away with your tank ... with HL en Mato and etc it at the most 25m sometimes even less ...
wathever you choose think about it and compare it , with all its upgrades and make the choice you feel good about it
most tamiyas don't need upgrades, most of them even no tracks ... the metal plastic ones from the brand itself are up to their task ...
welcome to the pack i would say