I don't think I have ever posted here and I have been a member since 2003. I can usually get my answers just searching this forum but not this time. I want to get my kids started in RC's but I'm not sure which Redcat to puchase. I want to try Redcat because of the price point, you can't beat it and parts seem to be fairly easy to obtain.
Anyway, my kids are 12,10,9 and 6 but this RC is not for the 6 year old. He will have to use his Toys R Us rc for now. I'm looking to find something fun to bash and race in our yard. Sometimes on the lawn and other times on our homemade track we are building. The track will be a basic track to run 1/10th,1/8th or 1/5th scale. I have an electric plane and a Nitro MBX5 so I can go either way for a power source. I was thinking of the Caldera SC 10e 1/10th, the 1/8th scale is over budget right now. I love the price and at 2 bills I could get two and they could take turns. I have also thought of the Vortex SS nitro and buy 3. I just don't know if three nitros are worth the headache with kids and I don't do pull starters. So if I can't purchase back plates and use on my bumpbox, then the vortex is out. My price point is around 400 or 450. Any thoughts here would be greatly appreciated.