Originally posted by Thai3g_Eclipse
So from what you're saying, RTRs suck? Just because it's an RTR doesn't mean it's a cheap pile of crap. If you ever look at a Traxxas RTR out of the box, or any other manufacturers such as OFNA, the cars are put together well. Do you ever think that the reason people get RTRs because they just want to bash?
Jumping to conclusions really isn't cool dude. You need to chill out.
I didn't say rtrs suck, I didn't say traxxas sucks.
RTRs = any quality vehicle, 99% of the time with the cheapest radios available, with no features. Engines/motors/speed controls vary, but are generally not the best available.(Excluding LST and some FG 1/5 / 1/6 scales)
Newbies want RTRs It's convenient and cost-effective. After you get going in the hobby and have a nice radio, you don't want to pay extra for a radio you're not going to use...
I go for higher quality now. Higher then traxxas that is. My losi was an RTR by the way, but I got it as a birthday present, off ebay, with no radio. Had steering servo, Novak Explorer II, and several (decent) stocker motors.
I got the RTR version because it's plastic, losi kits are graphite. I'm new to racing so I wanted plastic, as its slightly stronger.
I've broken one a-arm on this truck one roll pin, and stripped a few screws. Isn't that quality? And yes, I have crashed quite a few times...