Does your Hobby shop carry parts for any electric off road cars?
Hello everyone Iím wandering if my parts availability problem for electric off road cars is unique to where I live. First off I live in south Florida where there are many hobby shops, but almost none carry any parts for electric cars, almost all Nitro. Only rarely do any hobby stores stock parts for the emaxx but thatís about it for electric. I own two Schumacher off road cars and always had to mail order parts from Schumacher if anything broke. It usually takes only a day or two but I was hopping to get a car that I could easily run to the hobby shop if anything broke. So I went out and bought a B4 thinking it doesnít get much more common than that, and parts shouldnít be a problem. Boy was I wrong, yesterday I called a list of 20-25 hobby shops and only one carried some b4 parts. Most of them didnít even know what the B4 was or who made it. I understand the car is new but 99% of the hobby shops I called didnít carry any electric parts for any off road cars. I always read people on these forum recommending newcomers to get the car that has their hobby shop stocks parts for usually the xxx, or b3/b4 and to avoid other cars because of poor parts availability. After having called tons of hobby shops Iím starting to think that statement isnít really valid at least in my area and if it is valid where? Iím really disappointed after stripping a spur gear on the B4 and now having to mail order it. I could have got parts for my Schumacher cars faster. Is this whole getting parts at your local hobby shop an exaggeration or are people living elsewhere really able to do this? So many people are discouraged from buying less popular cars because of parts availability, but Iím finding this for any electric offroad. Has nitro completely taken over hobby shops? Let me know what you guys think.