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10-31-2011, 12:50 PM
Excuse my ignorance, I'm just getting back into RC to help my grandson.
I've been looking for something that he can get the basic driving skills so unlike most people I want something slow.
So I'm targeting a rock crawler and have been drawn to both Redcat and HSP mainly because of their price. I realize you only get what you pay for but this is for a complete beginner who might decide this hobby is not for them.
So is it just me or are Redcat and HSP just labeling the same vehicle?
I've not actually handled either just looked at pics on the net.
10-31-2011, 01:29 PM
Yes, they're basically the same. Personally, I suggest a traxxas slash, used if necessary. A brushed version should be fairly cheap and the xl5 esc can be put into training mode where the top speed is half of normal. It will have better resale value as well if he doesn't like it.
Keep in mind that it's no fun to have to fix and replace parts all the time so buying cheap may not give the same fun factor as something durable w/ local parts support.
11-02-2011, 12:21 PM
I agree with waylander. And if your grandson sticks to the hobby there are countless ways to make the Slash "grow" with him. Almost unlimited upgrades available. Same with online support.
12-12-2011, 10:48 PM
If you can stretch your budget a bit the HPI Wheely King or Crawler King are good beginner trucks. They are fun, jumps wheelies, mud bogging. A full on rock crawler may not seem very fun to a kid. An Axial Wraith would probably be fun too, but quite a bit more expensive.
12-20-2011, 05:00 AM
traxxas or hpi, cause parts are readliy and easy to get, redcat is junk and so hard to find any replacement parts
02-08-2012, 09:46 PM
HSP is made in China.l owned one it is a really good in this prize.But if you want a good one you may do some changes.
PS:could you tell me where l can buy hsp？
02-09-2012, 07:25 PM
Personally I have had good luck with Exceed RC's 1/8 crawler. Parts support is also good. I am by no means a competive crawler though. Just had to have one!
04-12-2012, 06:24 PM
for crawling you want a brushed motor,they have better low speed control .
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