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Mini eRevo for 4-5 yr old?

Old 10-25-2013, 07:53 AM
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Default Mini eRevo for 4-5 yr old?

Ok so my little girl always asks if she can run my RC cars or her brother's. I don't want any of mine broken and honestly I don't have anything that is good for running in the yard. My son's SCTE would work but it's big and heavy and fast. So I was thinking of getting her a mini eRevo and using the training mode. I was going to get the brushed model as I was trying to save some money...will it be ok in the grass or will she burn it up?

Is there a better option? The $220 price tag for RTR is appealing.
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The 1/16 Grave Digger might work better in the grass. It has the same chassis as the mini erevo so if you wanted to change it to a merv later you can. Same basic price.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDPJZ&P=ML
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Originally Posted by Skiboblitch View Post
The 1/16 Grave Digger might work better in the grass. It has the same chassis as the mini erevo so if you wanted to change it to a merv later you can. Same basic price.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDPJZ&P=ML
Yea...the problem there is the words "little girl". If it came in PINK then maybe. May sound stupid but she isn't going to like that truck.

Oh and now thinking brushless as Tower has a $40 off your $300 order coupon code making the brushless $275 shipped plus a $15 gift card. I would go for the lower discount code and the brushed but it isn't in stock currently, suppose I could wait.
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What about a crawler? Would not be fast, would do the grass...
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What about a crawler? Would not be fast, would do the grass...
It's a thought...I don't know a thing about them. Got any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
It's a thought...I don't know a thing about them. Got any suggestions?
Not really, they are not my area either.. All I know is they have big tires 4x4 and do not go fast.
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Maybe if you put a crawler motor something like 55t into the merv (and use the training mode) to slow it down

Kids do tend to floor the throttle and go straight into the first solid obstacle they find. Watched older kids do it.

Why not a toy that is cheap slow but good looking?
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The mini e revo is notoriously hard to drive out of the box, it need a major suspension retune, and really could do with better tires.
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Pink used to be the boys color. Anyhow what about a 1/10th Tamiya entry level kit? You'll be able to build it up for her the way you want and paint it just for her. Add a crawler motor as suggested and it should be indestructible.
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why not grab one of the new Tower or Horizon hobby minis they are 100 RTR and plenty fast for a little one
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Originally Posted by cripplethreat View Post
why not grab one of the new Tower or Horizon hobby minis they are 100 RTR and plenty fast for a little one
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I bought the mini brushless summit for my 4yr old last x-mas & put the grave digger body on it. My son loves it! My 8yr old daughter wants a Stampede (is that what monster mutt is?) but I got her a slash & would do the same for my son in retrospect (though its on the heavy side for him to carry). He only runs it in training mode & it goes about anywhere without getting stuck or really hurting anyone's ankles. The Traxxas nicad's last as long as his attention span does. He raced it in the rookie class at the track a bit last winter, its a hand full to drive at the track (even for me) but at home in the yard its just fine. Bit to fast for in the house though. So far we have only broken one drive shaft and a servo.

I would look at the Losi Mini Eight if your stuck on a mini. Its cheaper & seems to go pretty well. Only problem would be how to slow it down.. Might need to find a used radio with duel rate control to dial down the speed a bit? Otherwise I would recommend a stock Slash as it would be a better car if she wants to race later.
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For slowing it down, you would need a radio with throttle endpoints, then you could limit it to say…45% of full speed.
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For slowing it down, you would need a radio with throttle endpoints, then you could limit it to say…45% of full speed.
Right....thus the Traxxas training mode that cuts the speed to 50%.
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Losi mini's with brushless motors are spektrum compatible, you could bind them to any spektrum tx that has epa and limit throttle as much as you want

I have the brushless 1/24 rally for indoor, although at this scale electronics is all-in-one, it should bind to any spektrum surface tx
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