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Posted: 12/11/2013 5:08:52 PM EDT
I was thinking about getting my nephew an R/C truck for Christmas.  I'd like to get him something better than a $50 toy that will get broken and forgotten the first time it crashes into something, but I'm not going to spend $300+ for one of the really nice trucks.



Is there anything worth buying in the middle?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:12:53 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:14:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SnoopisTDI:
I was thinking about getting my nephew an R/C truck for Christmas.  I'd like to get him something better than a $50 toy that will get broken and forgotten the first time it crashes into something, but I'm not going to spend $300+ for one of the really nice trucks.

Is there anything worth buying in the middle?
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You can find a decent used traxxas rustler on ebay.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:16:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:22:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 5:23:21 PM EDT by SteelSaguaro]
Had one of these for a few years. Lots of fun, easy to repair, parts readily available.


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXDMTR&P=6
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:58:17 PM EDT
What is a typical maximum controller range for those types of RC trucks?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:12:55 PM EDT
I would look at what your local hobby shop sales. You will need parts when it gets broken and it will get broken. Around here Traxxas is all over and I think they are from your neck of the woods as well.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:16:06 PM EDT
I got a Nitro REVO that will need a little Work. If you want a father/son project we can work out something.

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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:18:08 PM EDT
Wonder if the wife will believe I bought one for my 2 year old and not for me.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:18:16 PM EDT
The two greatest days of my life, the day I got into R/C cars and the day I sold them.

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:29:42 PM EDT
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Duratraxx evader EXT.  Ecx Ruckus,  torment,  circuit or boost.

Avoid Redcat (Redcrap), Nitro RCX and Exceed RC like the plague!  It's cheap for a reason.  JUNK.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:55:52 PM EDT
The ecx looks cool hadn't seen those before I tried nitro but hated it shit was always broke so I sold it.  Been wanting to try the battery stuff for awhile.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:24:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stonerriflefan44:
The two greatest days of my life, the day I got into R/C cars and the day I sold them.

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I just learned the first part of that the other day.  I bought a losi mini 8ight.  That thing is awesome.  However, I also just spent $180 at horizon today doing some accessorizing.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 8:40:50 AM EDT
Thanks for all the input. I'll probably swing by the hobby shop tonight and see if I can take a look at these.
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