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Old 02-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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hey guys i need help my 6 year old boy want to come onroad racing with me and i dont know what to get and for him to start out with i want sum think that can be stable take a wack what do you guy think i should get him
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A Team Associated TC4 Club Racer. $150 new. You could probably find one used with all the popular hop ups for about the same price. I bought one for my son. He manages to hit every rail and wall in the place and the car has held up great! It's a rolling chassis. You'll need wheels, motor, ESC, body, servo and a radio.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Kit-Pre-Built

For my son's car, I'm running:
Futaba 3PL ($115 with receiver)
Turnigy Trackstar 17.5T Motor ($32)
Brushless Hobbies 80A LT4 ($62)
Savox 1251MG steering servo ($63)
Protoform body ($21)

I have about $400 in it and it runs great!
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hey guys i need help my 6 year old boy want to come onroad racing with me and i dont know what to get and for him to start out with i want sum think that can be stable take a wack what do you guy think i should get him
If price is an issue I would say the TC4.

If you want a car you can smack with a baseball bat and still have it run straight get an Xray. A used T3 2012 goes for 175-250 range pending extras.
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The same chassis as you, so you only have to keep one set of spares.
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well i am going to serpent 411 te
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well i am going to serpent 411 te
Good cvall that...my son runs as do i...You wont be disapointed
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Not sure how dourable the serpent is but I agree I would want to get him same chassis I was running . That way if he don't stick with it u could run 2 classes or the days he can't make it . My son started racing age 7 with a fk04 and I had one also. I've upgraded our cars about every season . I got him a tt-01 his first race day and it was a pile of crap spent +$200 on it to run the spec class and yea it lasted about 3 race days (couldn't stand that car ) so that's when I got him the fk04 back in 08 now we both run T4s
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i might get him the sport version start off with
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Trouble with him having the same car, is that when he beats you, which won't be that far away, you can't blame your equipment , especially if he he only has the sport version
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My son (7yo) is a pretty solid 1/12th scaler and we both run 12R5's. In the summer, I run a 417 and he runs a TA05v2. It's a good setup with common parts between the two. Running the same car or nearly the same is a great idea.
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yeah well ive got
tekno sct410
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so serpent onroad would be a good idea but i never ran a xray before i was told they like a serpent
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I started my kids out with Xray T2's. Older chassis and good for them to learn on. In fact I have a complete setup for sale $250 complete plus shipping. Bottom of chassis is scratched some from pavement race with kids and parking lot practice but car mostly ran on carpet. I would say Xray and Serpent you can't go wrong.

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i might get him the sport version start off with
Or you could buy a new one for yourself and then he can use your old one!
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well we both going to have a new one
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If u don't decide to go the same chassis idea give some thought to the 3racing Sakura zero s. Very tough car and about $100 for the kit new. Parts very cheap and come on a parts tree tamiya style. We have a few young guys race them at our outdoor track with fixed metal barriers that they use as steering aids

Think they have gone through a couple of arms and suspension holders but that's about it. They run 17.5 non boosted hobbywing combos.

Just for laughs I put my boosted 17.5 tekin combo in it and it actually went pretty well

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