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Old 11-05-2008, 05:20 AM
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I was talking with someone earlier about RC and they were quite keen on jumping into it. They prefer a monster truck, electric and sold as a kit.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:28 AM
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The only electric monster trucks kits that i know of are tamiya. Other than that you have electric monsters made by traxxas, losi, and hpi in rtr form.
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Go to your local hobby shop and look at a Traxxas E Revo. It does not come in kit form but you will not find what you are looking for in kit form.
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Are they looking to race? Or just play around in the yard....something else to keep in mind....
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e-maxx or e-savage are your only alternatives. We will have an electric truggy soon that is 1/8 scale, but truggies do not look quite like monster trucks because of the added track width and wing on the rear.

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Are they looking to race? Or just play around in the yard....something else to keep in mind....
They're looking to bash, nothing more. but they're insistent on a kit.
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That really limits choices and raises the prices....

Most RTRs are cheaper to get into...

I would have to agree that Traxxas E-Revo is great way to enter the hobby. But its not a kit....

Tamiya makes a few kits....


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They're looking to bash, nothing more. but they're insistent on a kit.
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