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Old 08-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Hi RC fans!

After 10 years of inactivity, I want to start all over with a durable car for muddy woods, snowy hills, beaches, heavy sandpits etc. No need for super high-speed, but proper acceleration. And I dont need it to be a submarine, but a atleast waterproof for puddles, snow etc.
Driving sessions will be around 2hours (+/- 30mins), so even with the new LiPos, nitro will be my only way right? (if I am not wanting to invest 400bucks into batterys!?).

I am aware that nitros will need more maintanence than an electro equivalent. But it should be the least simple so no need to prepare the car 30+ mins before every ride out.

After a few days of research I found the HPI Bullet 3.0 models, which are close to what I was looking for (it can be a bit more pricey and real-car-look-alike tho). Also I red alot about new Traxxas Modells having waterproof servos and cases.
But ofcourse I am lacking all the 1st hand experiences if it comes to longevity, toughness etc.
And unfortunately in the town I live there is only one decent RC store, and its focused on planes n boats :/

So I hope its not to much to ask for some help better advise here

Thanks alot in advance!


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Old 08-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: Durable, waterproof, tough bashers. Alternatives?

Traxxas is the way to go for a basher. water proof all the way, here is a vid of a E-Revo during a rain day up at Elite, its bone stock so I imagine the Nitro would be the same

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Old 08-08-2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Durable, waterproof, tough bashers. Alternatives?

wow... that's awesome
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