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Old 06-22-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
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which rtr truck for fun in back yard?

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a dear friend of mine will turn 60 (!!!???) in August and i want to get him a rtr truck, plus another truck for me so we can "play" together. speed is not so important as run time. i was thinking of getting a couple of Stampedes but then i learned that the run time is only 15-20 minutes on a charge. so, i started looking into minis. 1/18 being the smallest, i think. do minis offer a longer run time? we would just be running them in the back yard and on dirt surfaces. the big trucks offer better clearance. sooooooooooo, which 1/18 scale trucks are the best in terms of run time and off road?

any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!


p.s do li-po batteries really explode easily?
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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I would get a 1/8 nitro buggy or HPI Savage
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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Traxxas T-maxx

I would think for his age and ease of use maybe a T-maxx, alot easier to start since there's no rotostart. I have a bunch of savages but I let the begginers use the T-maxx, It's faster and corners well too, better than the savage.

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Old 06-23-2007, 01:26 PM   #4
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thanks for the input.

if i decide on getting two off road minis plus loads of batteries, which ones are the best and not too high priced? my budget is limited these days.

which batteries and chargers are the best for a long run time?

thanks, catsup
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