Well...that didn't go too well. Being only 15, I asked my dad if I could save up my money for a 1/5 scale gasoline powered RC car (redcat rampage XB), and he said no. He said its because ''last time you had something gas powered (it was nitro...), you dragged me into it for help with tuning and other crap....then you just sold it!'' I was 10 at that time, and had no knowledge about RC or anything. Now before anyone jumps on me, yes, I do pay for ALL MY RC STUFF WITH MY OWN MONEY whether its parts, batteries, electronics, upgrades, etc. So I guess I won't be getting one for quite some years now!!! [:@] Anyway, are there any other redcats which are durable and fun to drive which are electric? The 1/6 scales look like they are fun, but they don't look too durable...
wait 1 month, the Mirage is coming out soon. all new 1/8 scale sandrail. Brushless, 3s lipo battery and charger included.
As for the Dad situation (and me being a dad myself) I know where he is coming from. Tact is the key. Take time to slowly slip your knowledge of the differences between nitro and gas.
You dad likely knows how a weedwacker or chainsaw motor runs and how easy it is to tune. 1/5 Gassers are basically the same thing.
But to be honest, if you have only owned 1 nitro car, then a 1/5 may not be for you yet. These things to take alittle more skill to drive. The size and power means they can do some serious damage if you hit something (or someone)
Get some seat time in a 1/10 or 1/8 scale model that easy to maintain (brushless)
Brushless lacks the sound, but packs the same power (sometimes more) than nitro or gas.