First good quality rc car?


#1

I’ve always been interested in getting into high-end rc cars, but never got around to it. So i’m wondering what would be a good first one. I will drive it in my backyard, or the street and road, maybe camping. i probably wont race for a while. I don’t really like the look of traxxases. I kindof like the nitro ones because you can drive for a long time, as opposed to an electric one where you’d have to buy alot of batteries to drive for an hour.


#2

Actually, i kind of like the looks of the Slash. Should i go for the 2x4 or the 4x4? Or VXL? Is it worth it to start with a plain slash and add the vxl later, or to just start with the vxl?


(M.DeV1) #3

Slash VXL is a great start. VERY durable as oppose to some other traxxas models and comes stock with a nice brushless motor. HIGHLY recommend it.


#4

I have a Rustler VXL. It’s a great car, and a great beginner. It comes stock with a LiPo, but I recommend getting a NiMh, as it’ll be easier to control. Also, get a wheelie bar! It’ll keep the car from flipping all the time.


#5

Ok, thanks everyone! So either a plain slash cuz i don’t have that much money, or a slash vxl.

What should i get, as in setup? chargers, batteries, tires, etc…?


#6

I own two traxxas you will have to replace part thankfully you can replace almost every part. Also get a speed charger, go brushless mine aren’t but I will be upgrading me.


(M.DeV1) #7

I have a dual battery charger and like 6 batteries for mine. It’s a bit overkill but I would keep on hand at least 4 batteries and extra pins to hold the plastic body cover down, cause you WILL lose those little clips.


#8

The best body clips are the Losi ones. They are really great, and are a bit tougher than others. And I know the Slash is a very popular platform, but have you checked out other brands of SCTs? I know the Associated truck is a popular platform, as well as the new Losi XXX-SCT. Also, make sure you buy a charger that can balance LiPos, even if you don’t plan on using LiPo. If you ever get into racing, LiPo is the way to go and if you bought a nice charger that can’t balance them you’re screwed haha.


#9

Well I kind of like the Slash because of it’s abundance of replacement parts. i KNOW i am going to break something.

Does anyone have an opinion on what batteries and chargers I shoud buy? I think I’m going to go for the 2wd one, then add a brushless motor and esc later. I think i should buy a charger that can charge both nimh and lipos. So should I just spend the extra money to buy some lipos from the beggining?
I feel like such a noob on what to choose.


#10

Would Maxamps Life batteries be worth it? I 've heard the matinance for life’s are less than lipos. What about the charger that comes in the kit?


(M.DeV1) #11

I use Venom batteries and a dual battery charger unsure of the brand, don’t want to get up and check.