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Getting into RC\'S

Hi all,
I'm usally on the atv section, but I would love to get into RC's, Can anyone help me with what is a good starting car? without spending a lot of money. Also, do you know of any Indy Car rc's Thanks, Duane
 
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Hi Duane. I too am new to r\c stuff. I got a radio shack
aftershock, 4wd and like it pretty well for a starter kit. It will run you around $100-125 american.
Also does anybody know if after market bodies from the major mfgrs will fit on a radio shack truck. I've seen some at dahm's that are really cool.

Later Ya'll
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Radio shack cars make great starter cars. With a little ingenuity, and some aftermarket body posts the body possiblities are endless. Here is a couple of web pages for you to look at. One is a monster truck site and the other is an online hobby shop. They have great prices.

http://www.rcmt.net

http://www.towerhobbies.com

 

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I recommend for your first car buying a decent used one. You will get usually get extra parts and save $$ off the price of a new vehicle. Do you want to race competively or just play around? But when buying a used vehicle, you need to be careful to not get one that has been abused. Make sure that it has been maintained properly. Ask when the differential was last rebuilt or the shocks. If they answer that they have never needed rebuilt, then they probably aren't the person to buy from.
 
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Tamiya Superhornet tough, easy to build, easy to find cheap and will toast a radio shack. I got my start with one of these, it was about five years ago and the car is still going. Also what do you want the vehicle to do.

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I've got a Team Associated RC10T2 Completely Ready to run including 5 motors/ two speed controls, radio, charger, and two batteries... This was my third R/C Car and I loved it .. now need cash so pretty much selling everything.. email me [email protected] if you want some more information... my only advise stay away from Radio Shack Cars.. your not going to learn how to build the car? paint bodies? new motors.. get a hobby buggy/truck if anything..

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Check out the Traxxas Stampede. They come in electric or gas, and they're indestructable! I have the nitro one and its a lot of fun. If it's you first car, go electric. You'll have an easier time.

http://www.traxxas.com


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the duratrax evader ST is a good race-able truck. you can get it RTR for under 175$
 

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i agree with biggrey either the Stampede, or Rustler(many parts shared on both trucks) are very tough trucks, all ya really need is a larger bumper available from RPM and your set to beat teh snot out of it. the Stampede is a Monster truck and the Rustler is a Stadium Truck, both can be bought Ready to Run with painted bodys
 

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i was at radio shack the other day looking at the rc trucks. i want to buy one and wnat one of the bigger ones. i also want a chevy body.....all they had was a big avalanche. it is $100 and looks like it would be fun just to play around with (michigan snow and what not). does anyone know about this truck, would it be worth it? thanks
 

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personally i wouldnt dump $100 into a radioshack truck
id get a Stampede, or maybe Emaxx if your looking for a big truck. you can somewhat water proof them for snow. also you can get Paddle tires for snow too
 

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I've seen that huge ass 1/6th scale Avalanche at Wally mart.
Like 80 bucks.. The body alone is awesome, detailed interior.. I belive 'New Bright' manufactures it... I don't know much else other than its huge and looks kewl.
 

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The main thing to remember here is that the trucks that you get from Radio Shack or Wal-Mart etc., is that once it breaks that's it, the truck is trash. When you get a hobby style (RC10, Tamiya, HPI, etc.) vehicle, they are rebuildable and customizable too. Alot of us get RC trucks to run hard and breakage is always a possibility. Having the ability to fix the broken parts are always a plus right
 

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Stop lookin' at the shack and get a real r/c that's upgradable-like motor, gears, tires, bodies, ect.
Get somethin' that can take some abuse to start with not a steet car, but something off-road. Traxxas is good, get a traxxas bandit buggy, rustler stadium truck, or stampede monster truck all have same chassis and are 2wd r/c's that are easy to work on and are alot of fun. I have a traxxas rustler and a tamyia TL01 street car.
 

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Hi Sparty,

Iam new to this board, and to r/c vehicles, but a friend has the $100 Radio Shack Avalanche. It seems to have some decent speed and climbing ability good enough for some serious tooling around. That's about all.

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I am a hardcore RC nut, check out our club site;
www.semosar.com
I vote for the Evader, it is a starter truck that has warranty, competive to race and has parts to fix availible. The Radio Shack cars look great but you cannot get parts for them or hop them up and they are toys not race cars the Evader can be fixed up using associated t-3 parts because it is designed after the t-3. It is a very competitive fun truck, I own a t-3, E-Maxx, yokomo touring car, and RC10GT gas truck capible of some serious speed.
These cars run 20 to 45 mph and are easily fixed and have many many bodies availible to customize them.
Sorry I don't mean to insult the radio shack car owners they look cool but the performance and durobility is not there...... I jumped the E-Maxx off the roof of our covered track at 40mph, now that is fun!!!!!!!!!!!1
 
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The Avalanche is a neat looking truck but it is more a toy than anything else, slow, lots of breakable plastic and no parts around to fix it..check out a T-Maxx or E-Maxx a little more than the avalanche but the fun factor tremendous!!!!!!!!!
 
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I am a certified RC nut, involved in racing them for 25 years, I hate to disagee but forget the radio shack toys, the Duratrax truck is your best choice for the money, It come Ready to run, add batteries and go.....It is a racable car, or a play car, experience tells me you can add a associated T-3 Diff, shocks and some suspension parts...
If you want to go a little bigger......try an E-Maxx truck RTR they are GREAT! Injoy RC cars, they are fun, help your reflexes, keeps your vision sharp, fun for the kids!
 
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radio shack is garbage, for a first car or truck get the traxxas rustler or stampede.
 
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