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Old 11-07-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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Default Advice on which RC tank to buy?

I'm putting it here because it's electric, and off-road. If it's in the wrong place, please feel free to move it.

Saving for a Christmas present for my son, I think he'd like one of these (he's 7, and routinely kicks my butt with his 1/10 electric cars, much to my chagrin) but on ebay, and around the net, there are billions (and billions!) for sale, and I don't know what to look for, or where to start?

It doesn't have to shoot anything, the smoke option is cool. Turret has to traverse, and of course if the main barrel raises and lowers that'd be cool as well.

Obviously it's got to have good off-road abilities...

Suggestions, tips, etc is greatly appreciated!
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I say get one of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2gtNiqLRMs
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but Seriously....one of these might be fun..VsTanks..they are 1:24 scale, but still about a foot long. 119 for all but 1 style from Tower Hobbies. Check out the video to get an idea of what you might get.


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3p?&C=CAG&P=ML

http://video1.hobbico.com/gallery/vs...-59-deluxe.mpg

FEATURES: Forward, reverse, left and right real-life movement
Three forward speeds, two turning and pivot speeds, two speeds
for reverse
Turret rotates up to 330 and can also rotate while tank is running
Turret gun moves up and down with a range of approximately 20 and
recoils after firing an infrared laser beam
Cannon shoots infrared laser beam 26ft (8m) indoors and 20ft (6m)
outdoors in sunlight
Up to six tanks can engage in battle at once, target is a sensor on
top of turret-hitting sensor stops tank for 3 seconds with flashing
lights and sound effects to indicate when tank was hit
Painted driver figure and machine guns can be installed to add detail
All-wheel suspension and rubber caterpillar treads tackle rugged
terrain as well as up to 35 inclines
AM transmitter with microprocessor controls for forward and
backward speeds tank turns, turret turns and cannon up/down
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