Nothing can elicit a high-pitched scream of pleasure from a grown man like the first blip of the throttle on a new RC vehicle. Whether it’s the fumes of nitro or the high pitched whine of the electric motors, there’s something intoxicating about launching a small vehicle on four wheels from 0 to 30, 50, 60, even 70+ mph in less time than it takes to blink.
If you’re just stepping into the RC Interest, there are several items of consideration. The most important consideration appears to be nitro or electrical, then typically whether you need an off-road vehicle or on-road, or 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive, then price typically determines whether you get a 10th or eighth scale (there are others, however these are the most typical). If you’re going at this alone, I highly suggest shopping for new. Positive there are good offers on Craigslist or eBay for used RC gadgets, however 90% of the time, there’s a reason that person is eliminating their RC vehicle. If this is your first RC, you’ll for sure spend more cash on a used truck than in the event you just bought new.
So you decided to buy new, with all the considerations talked about above, what do you do? For me, I had four hundred bucks in my pocket-which lately will hardly buy you a motor-and the perfect bang for buck I could find was the Traxxas Rustler. Came with a.15 motor (not even certain they make them that small anymore!) and it could run all day long…plus, even with that small motor it will flip itself on its back when you did not take care when launching it. That stated, my opinion as far as “ease of use” and ease of finding parts (sure, you will break it!) would be to go with a Traxxas brand model. You can all the time find components for them at your native pastime retailer, they’re fairly well built and are all in all nice starter RCs. Sure people will argue with that sentiment, however honestly they are hard to beat for a primary timer. They take out among the guess work w/ their electrical begin which keeps the motor secure and doesn’t allow the person to try to start a flooded engine; among other things.
Regarding the Nitro of Electrical argument, consider this. With the introduction of high output batteries over the past few years, we now have battery powered RC Monster trucks that can do 70 mph. 5 years ago you possibly can purchase the components to make any truck try this, but now you should buy them off the shelf ready to go. LiPo batteries have raised the bar for power output and have made it possible for electric trucks to maintain up with-and in many cases-outrun nitro trucks. It is superb to watch an electrical truck silently-virtually serenely-float by a nitro truck that feels like a screaming banshee.
The biggest professional and con to the decision is cost and ease of use. You’ll be able to simply spend a thousand bucks upfront for an eighth scale LiPo powered monster truck. The same truck with a nitro motor would most likely price 600 bucks, but over the life of the truck with the cost of gasoline and glow plugs, you possibly can easily reach or exceed that (That argument doesn’t consider breaking of elements, which most likely cost about the identical for either). So far as ease of use, do you wish to charge and go, or do you prefer to fiddle and tweak things? There’s a particular artwork to tuning a nitro truck, and to keeping it running. I love running my electric vehicles, however at the end of the day, there’s something to be said for the sound and odor of a nitro cars engine as it hurdles via the air after a big jump.
So what’s going to you do? My suggestion would be to buy one that looks like it’s going to provide you with the proper amount of fun. Go to YouTube and watch some movies of the truck you might be considering. In the long run, you may’t go wrong. Just have fun with it!