Originally Posted by dr_shabzzz
Hi guys...new to the site
Have thought about getting an RC Buggy for a while...I remember enjoying an electric one as a child but used to hate waiting for the 8 AA batteries to charge
Wanted some advice on where to start...here are my creteria...
3. 1/8 or 1/10 but must be pretty fast
4. Would like to build it myself so it must have clear and easy instructions + diagrams
5. Cost around $300 including engine/radio gear/glow starter etc
6. Second hand is fine
7. VERY important - must be strong - able to take a beating, will sacrifice speed for strength
Am I asking too much or is there something for that price to get me going?
Any ideas/recommendations would be great
Thanks in advance
First question is: what are you going to do with it?
Second question is: have you ever done any mechanical stuff with engines,
cars, lawnmowers, whatever.
You can find nice deals going with used equipment. But to get totally setup with radio gear, electronics, a car, charger (nitro/elec both need one) is a tall order.
But what you're going to do with it should determine what you get though. If bashing, a monster truck would be your best most fun bet. The huge tires will go over and thru anything and last forever as well.
If club racing I would suggest a rtr T4 or MF2. Losi even sells one of their rtr's with a brushless setup, and I think that is awesome of them to do.
The mechanical question is because nitro can be very fun for the first month, until a new driver/tuner toasts the engine. Then tries for a week to get it going, kicking it now and then, and finally shelves it or sells it. This isn't a bash on nitro, I've raced it for years and love it but I see it happen all the time with people newly into the nitro world.