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Old 04-16-2015, 07:05 AM   #1
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Rookie looking for a truck

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I am looking to pick up my first truck and have been doing some reading and youtube watching and a lot of time thinking... I want something that can take on grass and dirt - backyard / park stuff - maybe a some asphalt time as well. I am almost sure I want a Traxxas unit. The question is brushed vs brushless given my almost complete lack of skills. And LiPo vs NiMH - again given my unfamiliarity with RC's in general. While the Brushless E-Revo is an extremely appealing proposition, it rings up close to $1000 and that isn't even the problem - I'm more worried that I am going to completely crash it. I found a dual Titan version of the E-REvo for just under $600 and figure maybe that could do it till I "brush up" on my skills? Does this make sense or am I looking at it wrong? Thanks in advance for your input
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:23 PM   #2
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Re: Rookie looking for a truck

I would have a look at the Stampede 4x4 as well, it's more budget friendly but also still good.

Brushed motors wear out much more frequently, and brushless isn't any more complicated, just more powerful. You can always put it in training mode (50%) power if you're worried about the speed, or drive at less than full throttle.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:51 PM   #3
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Re: Rookie looking for a truck

get the slash!!
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:20 AM   #4
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Re: Rookie looking for a truck

You can't go wrong with a Nitro Savage they can take a beating, parts are easy to get and are lots of fun. Look out for a used flux possibly.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:52 AM   #5
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Re: Rookie looking for a truck

I'm selling a savage x SS with tons of upgrades
It's been very good to me and a blast to drive/bash

Got a Baja 5b so won't be driving the savage much any more

Pm if interested
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