Originally Posted by srt4_ocho
ok well im a noob to the whole R/c world but if it means anything ive been a diesel technician for about 3 years im young and willing to learn.... so i went to a couple hobby shops and i told them my spending range is 400 bux and EVERYONE is telling to to get a rustler vxl.....i like the trucks BUT i love the smaller scale cars with more customization to do.....so i think im leaning heavily towards the cup racer because i own a toyota starlet and i love the 510 body.....i just wanted to know if i where to build a cup racer which is more money but worth it in my eyes.....or just get a fast durable truck like the rustler vxl and throw a lipo battery in it?????
plz tell me some advice and how fast can you actualy make a cup racer go!?
well it doesn't take too long to build it, if you're patient and paying attention to the manuals
you'll be done with it in 6hrs (worst case scenario that is), or let's say two saturday afternoons.
yet you need to consider, where and how you want to drive an RC? in parking lots only? on an indoor racetrack only? in your backyard only? on an offroad racetrack only? or all of the above mixed? are there any tracks (indoor or outdoor) near to you - are they fitting into your budget?
2WD cars/trucks are about the same challange as 4WD cars, it'll depend greatly on your driving style which one suits you more.
Then consider, that driving all alone is fun - for about 15-45 minutes and then its over. But driving with others is totally different.
You see, decisions, decisions. If you have a son/daughter, consider driving with them too later on...
So, my 2 cents are: go to an offroad track and an indoor track, take a look at them, drive some vehicles that you like (well at least their looks) and then you'll decide easier.