|09-10-2013 09:48 PM|
|A Jeep Named Jack||Amen|
|09-10-2013 09:45 PM|
|123Jato||Same here. Just like the jeep.|
|09-10-2013 09:42 PM|
|A Jeep Named Jack||Also, I have found going slow with the summit, is more fun than going fast with my slayer!|
|09-10-2013 09:40 PM|
|A Jeep Named Jack||
|09-09-2013 12:17 PM|
|123Jato||A new summit is the same price. Rather buy new. They usually come with batteries and a charger. The nice part about them is their lockers. They don't really go fast enough to brake either unless you crash into a wall.|
|09-08-2013 10:36 PM|
Traxxas Summit 5607 Radio Controlled Truck 020334560704 | eBay
What do you think of this deal? And how hard would the fixes be?
|09-08-2013 08:44 PM|
|A Jeep Named Jack||
I have the Summit along with several others and the Summit is far overbuilt! Nimh batteries are cheaper initially and in my opinion are safer. Lipos are more expensive initially but offer more performance essentially. I have never ran Lipos simply because Nimhs have never failed me. Also, Traxxas has much more aftermarket support so you will have no problem getting parts from anywhere! Both are plug in play, I have always had great luck with Traxxas and have no experience with Thunder
Tiger. Traxxas also has great customer service(I only needed them once and my parts were free of charge, not for my Summit though).
|09-08-2013 08:30 PM|
|Lowerumble||I actually like the look of the Summit better and considered that one. But from my limited research (who knew these were as complicated as the real thing!) I thought that the Traxxis 1/10ths weren't as "tough" as the MT4 1/8th scale. But I really have no idea, I havent even seen one of these in person, LOL. I am still a little confused as to what battery setup and how many I would need to have a fun vehicle. I really just want to be able to screw around as much as possible, but without "burning out" motors and other stuff. I am sure that 30mph would be plenty if I could run it that fast without over wear. I will keep watching some used ones and see what you guys think! Thanks!|
|09-08-2013 08:08 PM|
|A Jeep Named Jack||Lowerrumble, be sure to check out the 1/10th Traxxas Summit. I noticed you said you wanted to be able to just play in the dirt and grass now and likely grab an scx10 jeep rubicon later. The Summit is the jack of all trades, it has a high/low speed transmission and locking differentials. In high gear, it is rated for 30mph, while it doesn't seem like much, it is quite impressive considering it weighs about 13lbs and will drag a 100lb person across the ground. It also comes with the necessary batteries, chargers and tools.|
|09-08-2013 07:58 PM|
|09-08-2013 07:52 PM|
|Lowerumble||Yeah, I live a block away from a "100 acre park" with a new bmx course too! Alot of open unused space right now as they develop it over the next few years...|
|09-08-2013 07:31 PM|
quickly reading some comparisons between that and a Revo on line, it seems like a pretty good machine. But I am not sure with the speed of some of these things, especially a brushless lipo set up is for "just playing around the yard" You usually need a pretty descent size area to have it up to speed and control it safetly with out hazards.
Look at videos of cars that interest you on youtube, see if they fit what you think your style will be
|09-08-2013 06:15 PM|
|Lowerumble||Ok, so I did a little research and targeted two used Thunder Tiger MT4 GT3 last night on ebay and they both sold already. So I was going to post links and ask opinions, but apparently I am too late. What is your opinion on a used rig vs new and on that Thunder Tiger model? I will grab a Jeep later too, but for now I just want something to play with in the dirt and grass around my house...|
|09-08-2013 04:12 PM|
RC's are the bomb!
|09-08-2013 11:49 AM|
For an electric one that does around 60-70mph you are looking at $350-400 for truck, $70 on a battery and $100 for a charger.
|09-07-2013 06:14 PM|
|09-07-2013 06:00 PM|
|09-07-2013 05:58 PM|
|Lowerumble||So what is the low down on the ones that do 50+? Is Jato a brand? Are they gas powered or electric? And what are you looking at $ wise to get into one?|
|09-07-2013 04:21 PM|
|09-05-2013 08:28 PM|
|Curt93acw||I want one!!!|
|09-05-2013 04:47 PM|
I've been into RC for 30 years. I still build planes, cars and trucks. I have heli's but only had luck with them on the sim.
|09-05-2013 02:24 PM|
Good advice. My first was a Wraith RTR, broke lots, learned lots, invested lots. Sold it to a buddy at a loss (like a Jeep, but had fun with it) and bought a BUILT (VP, Tekin, Holmes, every bell and whistle) and now I am "done".. but I do like these JK bodies... YES A beer smilie!
|09-05-2013 01:32 PM|
|09-05-2013 11:44 AM|
Fun to bring out on the trail or at the end of the day.
I have two Wraiths, one for the son (slow but capable) and mine... basically a mini ULTRA4 race car.
|09-05-2013 10:36 AM|
|Lowerumble||Ha. I don't know if anyone else watched the video, but spoiler alert.... The Toyo is the only one that doesn't make it.|
|09-04-2013 10:33 PM|
Yes, this does appear to be a neat thing. Lots of video on Youtube. Here is a good one I found.
|09-04-2013 10:14 PM|
|09-04-2013 01:49 PM|
Yep RC Jeeps are great.
|09-04-2013 08:42 AM|
|MillerWelds87||They are pretty fun. I had to buy one to match my real one.|
|09-04-2013 07:35 AM|
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