To be honest for what u want it to do i would save the scratch on the FT and just get the regular one. Top speed and drift potenial is the same only your scrathing up a tub chassis instead of $$$$ graphite chassis. Later on when u come to your sence and want to go racing you can pimp the car with the FT conversion kit(in the end the price is with 5$ so your not going to over spend by cheaping out on the car now and upgrading later) Other cars to consider losi xxxs,tamiya ta05, yokomo sgm SD and now cyclone has a tub chassis. AGain go tub for what your doing
Radio: Get futaba low end FM radio has quality reliable singals and is good for racing. Crystals are now all open for racing as everyone dumped the radios for spectrums so when u do go racing your crystal equipt radio will not likely have conflicts. In 10+years of racing i have never had conflict issues at races and now with 50% of my club running spectrum i likely never will have conflicts ever
Radio: Lipos more power less weight. AGain for what your doing.