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Advice needed for father and son entering hobby.

Old 08-12-2020, 11:04 PM
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Hi all, I am Peter Gomez and my son David and I are looking for a car to get into the hobby with. Our budget is not a lot but I just came across this video and the car looks brilliant for the price. Sorry not allowed to post URL so here is the youtube vid AqUW0baNFBc Sorry and oops.

So I was wondering if any of you had any experience with it and if anything breaks easily? I know as a hobby that things will break , but I do not want to buy a car that is broken after the first day. First 2 days is fine!

Will be running mostly on tarmac but with a little gravel on occasions. Thank you so much in advance and have a great day. Stay safe.
Old 08-13-2020, 12:42 PM
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Hey buddy, i am Mr wills
Old 08-16-2020, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by PeterTGomez View Post
Hi all, I am Peter Gomez and my son David and I are looking for a car to get into the hobby with. Our budget is not a lot but I just came across this video and the car looks brilliant for the price. Sorry not allowed to post URL so here is the youtube vid AqUW0baNFBc Sorry and oops.

So I was wondering if any of you had any experience with it and if anything breaks easily? I know as a hobby that things will break , but I do not want to buy a car that is broken after the first day. First 2 days is fine!

Will be running mostly on tarmac but with a little gravel on occasions. Thank you so much in advance and have a great day. Stay safe.
The RC, in the video you mentioned, is the WLtoys 144001. Somewhere along the lines of manufacturing/RC family tree relationships, LC Racing, and Tacon have had that same RC chassis. LC Racing EMB and the Tacon Soar platforms look very identical to the WLtoys 1/14 scale buggy. If parts support for the buggy are looking good (I'll let you do the research) then I would say the buggy is a good choice. LC Racing/Tacon had pretty good reviews from what I remember. LC Racing EMB 1/14 4WD (aka Tacon Soar) Buggy Thread, also ...
Old 08-16-2020, 08:32 AM
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I just found this thread for you to check out... Wltoys 144001 1/14 4WD Buggy - LC Racing EMB clone?
Old 08-28-2020, 06:17 AM
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I have experienced this before
Old 09-15-2020, 12:00 PM
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You should look into the entry-level brushed Traxxas models. Once you decide they are too slow, you can upgrade to the VXL ECS and Motor on a Power-Up Program and trade them in. They wont break they way you describe running them. Maybe the Traxxas Bandit?

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