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Old 05-28-2018, 09:10 PM
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Default Intro to rc car/truck

want to get something for my little boys. They broke the latest one we got them for Xmas from target. So I need to go up to next level.

When end I was a kid I got a hornet, had to put it together. That thing was awesome.

looking for something like that
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:27 PM
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Most of the traxxas are ready to run and they can take a beating. Several of the monster trucks licensed ones. Stampede from traxxas, skully. And on the low profile mustang. They raange from the $130 to the $200. Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:33 PM
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Stick with electric and get a stadium truck. Unless you’re prepared to deal with the headaches of nitro, just don’t. The only hobby i wish i never got into; nitro cars and planes. Money pits.
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This is the biggest gate way hobbie there is, Traxxas is great for beginners and most are RTR. These things are far different then the hornet days. They haul the mail in factory form let's face it nothing stays factory. Big block conversions, poly or aluminum upgraded suspension parts, shocks, tire an rims, pipes the list goes an goes. The last one I had around 1800 bucks into quick but I can say they are a blast. Have Fun

The nitro cars these days are far less finicky then the years past. They are all a blast electric or gas
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:54 AM
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You can’t beat Traxxas for an introduction to hobby grade RC cars. I would recommend an electric.

My first was a stampede about 15 years ago. Last year I got an 8s X-maxx. That thing is a beast! It is the only one I play with now.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:24 AM
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We got my now 15 year old son a Stampede when he was 6. He still plays with it a couple times a month if not more. It has been very economical and durable over the years.
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I Just ordered a stampede, thanks guys!
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I got my 7 yr old a Rustler for xmas and its awesome. I can't believe how fast it is and how long the battery lasts for the price.
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i got into hobby grade drones about 2yrs ago -- having a blast, its like legos with electronics -- you will need to learn how to repair -- solder, test continuity -- you will crash, a lot
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by blue33 View Post
want to get something for my little boys. They broke the latest one we got them for Xmas from target. So I need to go up to next level.

When end I was a kid I got a hornet, had to put it together. That thing was awesome.

looking for something like that
The Hornet was re introduced. I had 1 as a kid and got 1 for my son 2 Christmases ago. They upgraded the speed control from that stupid wiper arm to a electronic one now. I want to want it was lime 120ish from Amazon.
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Yea the technology has improved greatly over the years. These new brushless motors are unbelievable, and the battery's you can get these days last.
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Traxxas Rustler. We have two of them. Started out with one and my kids proved they were great at sharing, so we bought another.

Parts are DIRT cheap. Easy to fix. SUPER durable.

Buy an extra battery pack.
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X infinity on going electric
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I blame my parents for gsttimg.me.my first rc boat that I could customize and moved on to cars and trucks. Now I'm about to build a full size r2d2 followed by walle for my daughter. I guess there is worse things I could be doing.
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You mean they've advanced past the technology in my 1988 Team Associated RC10 that's sitting under my desk???? (Pic taken 3 days ago)

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Originally Posted by starbright55 View Post
You mean they've advanced past the technology in my 1988 Team Associated RC10 that's sitting under my desk???? (Pic taken 3 days ago)


how about COX for a throw back?
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