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Dec 16, 2015, 09:11 PM
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I've been out of the r/c car scene a while..I was pretty big into nitro vehicles.
Now I'd like to get my 2 year old grandson an electric offroad, something we can play with in the yard together. (obviously turn down the max speed at first)

Any recommendations on a RTR backyard basher? 4x would be nice, brushless, truck or buggy.
Max budget is $200 for everything with batteries. I have a lipo charger setup already.

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Dec 16, 2015, 09:42 PM
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I'm sure there are lots of SCT's or buggies in the 1/18 size. Horizon hobby has them or I would go into your LHS and see what they have. I recently bought a 1/10 scale DHK hunter brushed for159.00 but added a new Brushless motor and ESC combo which was 60.00. I knew ahead of time the motor and esc in it was garbage. But that will still put you over your 200.00 max budget and the DHK hunter is probably the least expensive hobby grade, parts available 4x4 out there. So, I think for a brushless truck/buggy I would look into 1/18 scale.
Dec 16, 2015, 10:22 PM
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Hey XYZ. That's awesome that you want to get your grandson into the rc hobby! I have a few suggestions.

http://www.nitrorcx.com/25c108-14-ca...ProductReviews

This isn't a truck or buggy but it look like it would be good for you. You might want to spend a little more for a lipo battery, but since it comes with a Nimh, that could be an upgrade later.

I have this buggy and I love it! http://www.nitrorcx.com/16c772-black-rtr-24g.html
It needs a bumper, and I think you can add one from the Mastadon truck (on the same website) This buggy flies on road and with a 3 cell lipo is ridiculously quick to be so small.
Dec 16, 2015, 11:09 PM
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Value Hobby, 1/18 RTRs. Same as HK range, quick US shipping, low cost.

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Dec 17, 2015, 12:05 AM
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Guys... A 1/18 might be a bad backyard basher...on grass.
Dec 17, 2015, 12:39 AM
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Guys... A 1/18 might be a bad backyard basher...on grass.
Well then what do you suggest?

I recommended a 1/18 AND a 1/14 lol
Dec 17, 2015, 01:18 AM
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Grass needs bigger tyres usually. My first idea would be a Tacon Soar aka LC Racing EMB, but the buggy version might not cope well on higher grass. In that case might be better off with the truggy version, or the monster truck.
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Dec 17, 2015, 01:25 AM
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Grass needs bigger tyres usually. My first idea would be a Tacon Soar aka LC Racing EMB, but the buggy version might not cope well on higher grass. In that case might be better off with the truggy version, or the monster truck.
http://www.neobuggy.net/2015/05/08/l...-114-e-truggy/
Dec 17, 2015, 01:32 AM
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If you have a hobby store near you. I'd go with Traxxas or ECX.

Why? Parts will always be available

The ecx torment is about 170$ and the Traxxas slash, rustler, stampede are about 190. All are rtr and you will be backed by two great companies.

For a backyard you'll want a 1/10 scale as the smaller things won't move much in grass.
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Dec 17, 2015, 08:51 AM
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+1 for the DHK Hunter, this is what I'd buy for my grandson today (if I had a grandson):

http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...c-battery.html

You just missed all the Black Friday specials a couple weeks ago and chances are they will be running more sales again after Christmas.

Also consider the DHK Raz-R if you want to save some cash and go with a slightly shorter wheelbase design which will be easier to do wheelies with a brushless upgrade later on:
http://www.rchobbyexplosion.com/DHK_...TR4BoC_kDw_wcB
Dec 17, 2015, 11:13 AM
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Guys... A 1/18 might be a bad backyard basher...on grass.
He never said he had grass But if he does, then you're right, 1/18th would be too small.
Dec 17, 2015, 11:08 PM
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Thanks all!
I ended up going with the 1/14 Tacon Soar Brushless from NitroRCX.com


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