Like Tree3Likes

New to Crawling

Reply

Old 03-19-2018, 01:08 PM
  #1  
R/C Tech Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (99)
 
tom2tone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,845
Trader Rating: 99 (100%+)
Arrow New to Crawling

Hey Guys! So I'm thinking about purchasing my first rock crawler and need some help. I've been racing off road 1/8th and 1/10th scale for about 10 years. My local outdoor track is going to be building a crawler track and I'm interested. I'd like to do some more research and was hoping to get some direction.

I'd like to build a kit and have a decent rig. Though I don't want to spend too much in case anything fizzles out. So, where is a good place to start and learn more about these rigs?

Thanks for any info and links would be appreciated!!
tom2tone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2018, 07:28 PM
  #2  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (71)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: branchville nj
Posts: 3,578
Trader Rating: 71 (100%+)
Default

Go with the axial scx10ii it comes both as a kit and rtr. I use to own a first gen scx10 and out of the box it was pretty capable in stock form.
tom2tone likes this.
freaksofnature is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2018, 08:19 PM
  #3  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: St.louis mo
Posts: 431
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Lol I started with a first gen scx10 and now it looks like this lol
grabbem88 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2018, 08:49 PM
  #4  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (71)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: branchville nj
Posts: 3,578
Trader Rating: 71 (100%+)
Default

This is how mine looked before at the first east coast r.e.c.o.n g6 before I got rid of it. Biggest mistake I ever made rc wise






tom2tone likes this.
freaksofnature is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 04:49 PM
  #5  
Moderator
iTrader: (76)
 
roadrashracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 13,076
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

I would start with a rtr, you will upgrade anyway, I got scx10.2 honcho has been pretty good so far.
roadrashracing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 07:40 PM
  #6  
R/C Tech Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (99)
 
tom2tone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,845
Trader Rating: 99 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by roadrashracing View Post
I would start with a rtr, you will upgrade anyway, I got scx10.2 honcho has been pretty good so far.
Ok. Thanks for the info! Id prefer to build it so I know how to fix it. What are your thoughts on the TRX-4?
tom2tone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 04:02 AM
  #7  
Tech Master
 
the rc guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,659
Default

the trx-4 to high COG for me .. make a stick crawler if your gonna build one..
the rc guy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 06:09 AM
  #8  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (71)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: branchville nj
Posts: 3,578
Trader Rating: 71 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by the rc guy View Post
the trx-4 to high COG for me .. make a stick crawler if your gonna build one..
I think he wants to get a scale rig not a comp rig and stick crawlers are mainly super class crawlers
freaksofnature is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2018, 11:57 AM
  #9  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (10)
 
ljl23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 197
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

I would get an axial SCX10ii kit, then you can get the real electronics that you want and not have to throw anything away. It comes with many upgrades and is a well proven crawler with tons of aftermarket. I have 2 of them and I love them to death!
ljl23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2018, 04:32 PM
  #10  
Moderator
iTrader: (76)
 
roadrashracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 13,076
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

You could get a trx4 kit, comes with electronics.
roadrashracing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2018, 06:01 PM
  #11  
Tech Addict
 
Backyard RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 637
Default

Cross RC has a nice kit.

https://crossrcus.com/collections/sg...4-demon-series
Backyard RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2018, 06:05 PM
  #12  
Moderator
iTrader: (76)
 
roadrashracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 13,076
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

roadrashracing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2018, 06:06 PM
  #13  
Moderator
iTrader: (76)
 
roadrashracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 13,076
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Backyard RC View Post
Picked one up friday, has been a fun build, and dealer is local.
roadrashracing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2018, 06:09 PM
  #14  
Tech Addict
 
Backyard RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 637
Default

What are your thoughts of it so far?
Which one did you order? There are SG4's and SR4's with different variations of both.

Edit: I saw your thread so I can see that you got the SR4-B.

Last edited by roadrashracing; 03-25-2018 at 06:29 PM. Reason: opps
Backyard RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2018, 06:30 PM
  #15  
Moderator
iTrader: (76)
 
roadrashracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 13,076
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Backyard RC View Post
What are your thoughts of it so far?
Which one did you order? There are SG4's and SR4's with different variations of both.

Edit: I saw your thread so I can see that you got the SR4-B.
Sorry hit wrong button at first lol

It looks nice, maybe more plastic then I would like, front area. This one I think I'm keeping out of the water. I like it comes with lights motor etc.
roadrashracing is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service