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Recommendations for first rc car!


Old 04-05-2016, 07:53 AM
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Hi, I'm looking to buy my 10yr old son a electric rc buggy for his birthday looking to spend approx 200 for a set up , any advice recommendations what to get? Thanks in advance
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:33 PM
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I would recommend something 2WD. It will teach better driving skills and be cheaper to fix with less things to break.
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Where do you intend to drive it? Do you intend to maybe try racing?
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For $200 ish you can't beat a Traxxas Slash. My 8 & 9 year old kids each have one.
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I agree with starting out with 2wd Slash. I have four boys and new to RC. We have two Team Associated B4.2 RTRs and one Slash Traxxas 2WD. All are great but the Traxxas Slash holds up the best and is the easiest to drive for sure for the kids and myself. We have had to replace parts on all of them but the Slash seems to be the best bang for the buck and most fun for beginners at least. We are all hooked and enjoy going to our local hobby store's clay indoor track. Adding the LCG chassis to the Slash and the correct tires (M4 Slicks) also made a huge difference. You can pick up a 2wd Slash Brushed motor RTR for $200.00. I paid $349 for the Brushless version and I think the Brushed motor version would have worked just as well. The Buggies are fun but much more challenging to drive. We have the correct tires but still the Slash is more stable at least for us. Also the buggy is open wheel and Slash has great protection with full body.

We run Nimh batteries on the Slash and Lipo on the B4.2 (I am able to control speed on Remote so they are not too fast). You can do the same with the Slash on the ESC. Pretty soon we will be putting some Lipo's in the Slash.

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Since you are not in the US, I wouldn't recommend a Traxxas vehicle. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they don't seem very popular overseas.

Check this build thread out. Building a kit can be a lot of fun. The Tamiya DT02 and DT03 series are great kits for beginners and tough as nails.
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