I was in my local model shop this morning and got chatting as you do.
I have been pondering for some time a return to RC cars. I used to have a Tamyia Grasshopper (in body only as I got a bit interested in upgrading it).
I’d always wanted a Nitro kit, purely for the brum-brumness, smell etc. However, it seems, certainly near me, there are no clubs that cater for it.
I would like to join a club (I’m off to see my local indoor Astroturf one this weekend – he couldn’t speak highly enough of it) as I feel a bit of social interaction / competition will hold my interest longer than a slalom on my own in an empty car park. Therefore it looks like electric is the best way forward for me.
I asked him, bearing in mind I’m a beginner, what would be best based on:
Robust – I am going to crash it badly on regular occasions so don’t want to have it too broken for too long
Easy to Control
Easy on the wallet, for the meantime.
Ability to upgrade and adjust if the mood takes me.
The 2wd buggies look good for me, a bit versatile and tough. The big monster trucks look good as well. The proper scale cars, I think I would struggle to find somewhere to run it properly.
Anyway, he came back with 2 recommendations.
A “Losi 22” which he also had
. A bottom line figure for the full beginners kit was quoted at £550 which I thought may be a bit heavy for my level. Did look good though.
Or a Ready to Run one, forget the name but I was quoted £350 by the time I had batteries, charger and swapped the US spec tyres so something more suitable.
The Kit was just that, needed to be built, that’s part of the fun, everything is changeable etc. The out the box one just needed batteries.
Are there any others that I should be looking at? I’m will need the “full hit” of radio, batteries etc so I’m interested in package deals as well. Second Hand / Ebay are not a problem.