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Old 02-27-2005, 09:46 PM   #1
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hey what's up guys,

i was wondering if the TRAXXAS rustler electric buggy is a good starter buggy. About 5 years ago I built an M-Chassis Fiat Abarth on road electric car. I'm thinking of getting into more off road things. It is a ready to run kit, but I love building. Does anyone recommend any buggy/stadium kits that I can build (preferably under $200)??


By the way, Is it true that for nitro cars, they can't go backwards?
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The few kits for under $200 that comes to mind is the Duratrax Evader buggy, RC10B4, RC10T4 and maybe a few Tamiya kits. I think you will be pleased with either the B4 or T4, depending on if you want a buggy or a truck.

Nitro R/Cs are capable of going in reverse, if their gearbox is setup for it. The T/S-Maxx is capable of reverse out of the box.
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thanks so much!!

but i was wondering if i could get a stadium truck kit (electric) or buggy, WITH THE REMOTE AND ESC for under $200. Because the TRAXXAS rustler is everything for $150 but the only thing is i can't build so that sucks.


Are there any kits with everything under $200?
THanks so much!
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Sorry to say, but there are no kits that comes with electronics. If you are set on buying a kit, then you will have to plan on getting the ESC, radio, motor, etc. seperately. This is probably better because most of the electronics that comes with the RTRs are crap anyways.
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I would say that you can look into the Duratrax Evader line, or, www.ultimatehobbies.com I believe has the T4 RTR for very close to $200 ( maybe just a tad over ). If the T4 RTR would be in the budget, I would get that.

You still have to get batteries, charger, support stuff, etc but it would get you going.

I have also seen NIB older style Losi XXX-T RTR on ebay go for under $200.
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