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Old 07-30-2019, 05:23 PM
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Got my son into RC, but he's not that big on competition and tends to get bored quickly just driving laps around the track. Showed him crawling and he says he would like that more, but of course I don't want to invest too much until I'm sure. This would be mostly for playing around in the backyard and local parks and trails, and there's a local crawler group he might want to hang out with eventually. Saw the SCX24 and it looks like a fun little starter, plus it looks durable and is from a reputable company. The small size is also tempting since he looks uncomfortably awkward carrying his 1/10 Slash around.

Do you think he'd be happy starting with that, or would it be better to keep the scale larger and get something like the Redcat Gen7? I've also found the Danchee Ridgerock, but only find reviews in the rain forest. Oh, and a local guy is selling a CR12 Tioga for 120.
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The scx24 is a fun little truck. and it is tough, also comes with spare parts. I also own a redcat everest 10 which is the same as the ax10 crawler.. Both are fun and duarble. If your son is ok with slow speed the scx24 is a good choice.
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Thanks! We actually ended up getting the Panda Tetra X1 (1/18 scale) and heís enjoying it so far. Will definitely consider the Redcat Gen7 for the next one.

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They are perfect for kids, and I even have some fun with it!
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How do you like the Panda Tetra? I;m looking at a SCX24 or the panda, looks like the Panda might have better suspension.
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Originally Posted by francomang View Post
How do you like the Panda Tetra? I;m looking at a SCX24 or the panda, looks like the Panda might have better suspension.
Just ordered a Panda Tetra K1. All of my other RC's are too fast for 5yr old daughter. She gets frustrated trying to maneuver around our little backyard track, even with the throttle turned down, so I'm trying a crawler. Was looking at the SCX24, but they're out of stock every. Amazon currently has the Panda in stock, so for $110, figure it's worth a shot.
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How do you like the Panda Tetra? I;m looking at a SCX24 or the panda, looks like the Panda might have better suspension.
we ended up loving the Tetra X1. It tackles about 99% of what the bigger crawlers do around here. Itís truly a performer right out of the box, although Iíve seen someone having plenty of fun with the SCX24 as well.
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Originally Posted by francomang View Post
How do you like the Panda Tetra? I;m looking at a SCX24 or the panda, looks like the Panda might have better suspension.
Got our Panda Tetra K1 a couple of days ago. Much easier for my 5yr old to drive than our other RCs, but sadly, she's just not really into RC just yet. She only drove it twice and hasn't touched it since. My 10yr old son and I aren't huge crawler fans, but I'm sure we can build some small courses for it that might get the kids into it. Regardless, we had to give it the Disney Cars treatment like our Losi Mini T 2.0.

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