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Old Nov 08, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Advice on buying a car with these features

I would like to purchase an RC car, though I know nothing about them. I would like to spend up to around $500, though I'm willing to spend more if necessary. I'm not sure if what I want exists, though, here are some of the things I'm looking for:

- built in cam that can take pictures, video and stream to a computer, phone or tablet
- ability to control over the internet via a computer, phone or tablet
- something that can drive through a house as well as go over rocks and grass in the backyard
- easy to drive

Can anyone point me to some models that might have these features?

Thanks.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 05:57 PM
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You probably want a Traxxas Stampede VXL 4 x 4. You would have to add the camera and video hardware yourself. It's been done many times. It's hard to estimate cost, as video equipment can cost from $30 to $30K, depending on how exotic you are planning to go. The Stampede runs around $425. Control via internet or phone or tablet would require some software and additional hardware. That has also been done, but is not popular at all as it gives very poor control. I suggest the Aerial Photography or Video Piloting forums here on RCG.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:08 PM
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I don't think you'll find anything out of the box that does everything you want, and even with off the shelf parts it'll be hard to get some of the features.

Getting a car with a camera that will stream video down to a receiver is easy, but having it controlled over the internet will be much harder to come by.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Contact the military.. they have just what you are looking for. or at least your local police bomb disposal unit.. what you are looking for they do. but they cost alot more than what your budget is..
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:29 AM
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Yeah seems for Traxxas Stampede VXL 4 x 4. Too many equipments have to adjust by yourself in the car.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:27 AM
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yeah the 4x4 vxl pede would be a good platform and you dont want tablet controlled via the internet its a disaster
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