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Old 06-08-2015, 04:43 PM   #1
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RC Truck for 5 and 7 yr olds

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My nephews love my Traxxas Stampede VXL and their dad wants to get them into the hobby...

For a cheap entry level option, I was thinking of these 1/18 4wd units from hobbyking - any comments?


Then a decent tx and rx that has throttle trim, so we can trim back the throttle for the kids:


and of course an entry level charger and some batts.

Any comments or suggestions for entry level kid friendly RC under $100?
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: RC Truck for 5 and 7 yr olds

75$USD? For that you should look at the ECX, dromida, latrax, losi.

Buy the ecx, its brushed, on nihm its slow, you can probably get parts for any of the ones i mentioned at a LHS. Parts from HK could take a while. Dromidas have good - decent reviews as well, and have released a brushless version. The losi 24th scale rally and sct are a blast, but can get costly. You could look for a used mini revo brushed, you likely end up getting spare batteries, and other bits. Could be the most costly though.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:14 PM   #3
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Re: RC Truck for 5 and 7 yr olds

im with sdmf id say for what your spending there id spend a lil more and just buy something RTR i think you can get into something much better around a hundred bucks thats rtr so then you dont have to worry bout buying controllers and chargers, im a traxxas addict because when i buy something all you have to do is charge it and run it and if i break it there is a wealth of both replacement or aftermarket parts for them and thats assuming their warranty wont cover it and alot of times it does lol. so i know its outside thew 100 dollar price but if it were me id look at getting em into a LaTrax from traxxas there is a few options in the 130-150 range but thats rtr
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Re: RC Truck for 5 and 7 yr olds

Have a look at these. The vast majority of LHS stock these and carry parts...


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