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Old 12-08-2010, 01:59 PM
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Hey guys and gals.. I am doing a Salvation Army giving tree donation and chose an 11yr old who wants an RC car.. I assume this would be his first real RC.. I am thinking the RTR Traxxas Rustler. Other ideas?
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Hey guys and gals.. I am doing a Salvation Army giving tree donation and chose an 11yr old who wants an RC car.. I assume this would be his first real RC.. I am thinking the RTR Traxxas Rustler. Other ideas?
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Anything from traxxas would be great for a beginner in the hobby. That's going to be one stoked little kid.
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Either would be a great choice!
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Slash, it's tough and the body covers the wheels... less likey to catch a tire on something and break an arm (an arm on the car, not the kid LOL)

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Definitely THE Car. (Joking)

I would get him the Traxxas Slash.

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Hey guys and gals.. I am doing a Salvation Army giving tree donation and chose an 11yr old who wants an RC car.. I assume this would be his first real RC.. I am thinking the RTR Traxxas Rustler. Other ideas?
That's cool, that you actually thought to get him a real Rc, instead of some Radio crap car...Nice--
I vote Slash--he is gonna be excited...
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Slash is a good choice for anyone. However I went the smaller route and bought the Losi 1/16th Ready Lift SC for my 6 year old. He beats on it and the only thing that has broken was the steering servo which I had planned on replacing anyways (15 bucks for a mini hitec). It's been a such a good truck I bought another one for my 9 year old so they don't have to share. Comes with a brushless motor, battery (Nimh), controller, wall charger and a speedo capable of running lipos up to 3S.



My 9 year old had a SC10 but was not into it like he is the mini's.
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