R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-02-2010, 12:32 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
Drusillus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Manitowoc, WI
Posts: 1,174
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Drusillus Send a message via MSN to Drusillus Send a message via Skype™ to Drusillus
Default Vehicle suggestions

This may seem like a backward way to shop for a truck but here goes...

I have a friend at work. He's an older fella who hasn't been into RC for 20 years.

He asked me to find him a Monster truck that he can put a "Gravedigger" body on and play around in the yard, at the beach, at the park etc... He is not interested in racing.

I thought maybe Losi's Aftershock? He likes the idea of Nitro, doesn't have any existing R/C tools or remotes..

I see they make a Gravedigger lexan Body for 1/8th scale trucks.

Think this will be a good buy for him? Its not super expensive either.
Drusillus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
Marzac2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,044
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

I would suggest a crawler. He sounds like he isn't going to be all about going to find a good area to run a big nitro powered truck. The maintenance is going to be a challenge for him with nitro if you go that route. A nice 1/10th crawler would look sweet and scale looking with grave digger body on it. Losi makes a nice crawler and the maintenance isn't going to be difficult. It also can be run almost anywhere (small areas/big ones).

P.S. There is a smaller 1/10th scale painted version of that body available on the same site.
__________________
Tekno RC - EB48 and SCT410
DE Racing - Wheels and accessories
Tekin ESCs / Hitec Servos and Chargers
Marzac2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 12:43 PM   #3
Tech Adept
 
Arco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Jupiter, FL
Posts: 129
Default

This is the same thing but the wheels and tires would make it more authentic.
__________________
OverdriveRC.com
"Promote and Support"
Arco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 12:46 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
Drusillus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Manitowoc, WI
Posts: 1,174
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Drusillus Send a message via MSN to Drusillus Send a message via Skype™ to Drusillus
Default

Gracias!

I'll show him your suggestions.

I appreciate it!
Drusillus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 12:52 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
EastCoasterVa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Posts: 1,109
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drusillus View Post
This may seem like a backward way to shop for a truck but here goes...

I have a friend at work. He's an older fella who hasn't been into RC for 20 years.

He asked me to find him a Monster truck that he can put a "Gravedigger" body on and play around in the yard, at the beach, at the park etc... He is not interested in racing.

I thought maybe Losi's Aftershock? He likes the idea of Nitro, doesn't have any existing R/C tools or remotes..

I see they make a Gravedigger lexan Body for 1/8th scale trucks.

Think this will be a good buy for him? Its not super expensive either.
You probably want to ask this question in the Monster Truck forum: http://www.rctech.net/forum/monster-trucks-46/

My answer to your question is the Savage. If your buddy wants to build one then the X SS is a perfect kit. If he just wants to pick up and play then the 4.6 or XL are great choices.
EastCoasterVa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 01:19 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
NitroXray80809's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bakersfield, California
Posts: 3,249
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

savages are great and a losi lst are super strong and can take a heavy beating to! i would go lst by losi i like them alot but the savages are nice to bash aswell the lst is better to race and bash savage mainly basher or monster jam!
__________________
Xray XB4 | Ko-Propo | Savox | Hobbywing | SpeedPassion | JC |

Kyosho RB6 | Ko-Propo | Futaba | Turnigy | Orion | JC |

AE T4.2 | Ko-Propo | Savox | Turnigy | ProTek | JC |
NitroXray80809 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2010, 12:24 PM   #7
Tech Regular
 
rc_in_mexico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wheaton IL
Posts: 295
Send a message via MSN to rc_in_mexico Send a message via Yahoo to rc_in_mexico
Default

I know this is a nitro forum bu the Tamiya Clod Buster is the ultimate scale monster truck
rc_in_mexico is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Castle Creation's 1/8 Mamba Monster & Brushless Motors. Thoughts Opinions Suggestions tdeal823 Electric Off-Road 330 02-15-2011 07:37 PM
LOOKING FOR A 21 FOR LOSI 8 ANY SUGGESTIONS? jwcobra03 Nitro Off-Road 67 07-10-2008 07:28 PM
1/18 off road buggy suggestions LuvChunks Micro and Mini Scales 67 03-15-2008 06:49 AM
Monster Truck for Beach.. Suggestions?? cpatel529 Monster Trucks 62 12-11-2006 04:10 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:16 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net