Offcoarse you will
12th scale is one of the most exiting RC classes in the world! Great speeds & great fun!
No need to let a couple of NiMH cells stand in your way of doing it. After all, there are a lot of bad stories about NiMH cells but also al lot of good ones you never hear! I personally never had any problems with the cells. Just treat them right and they will be good for you too...