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What kind of R/C truck should I buy? Answered

Hello everybody,
     I am looking to get a r/c truck and I was wondering what kind should I get. I want to get something like the hpi blitz or the traxxas slash. Something that is off road and fast. I would like to stay under $350 and I wanted to know what you guys think. Thank you.

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The Skinnerz (author)2012-04-24

Depends if you want an electric or nitro powered.

Personally, I prefer the immediate torque and minimal maintainance of electric power, and have run a second hand Traxxas E-maxx for a few years with no major problems. The one problem you do get with electric is the rate at which it gets through clutches.

Nitro engines tend to be lighter and have a higher top speed, but require a lot more maintainance, although you can just keep refueling instead of having to charge batteries.

You should look for a fairly new or well looked after second hand truck, as they tend to loose their value quickly, so you can afford a lot more.

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KneXtreme (author)The Skinnerz2012-04-27

Thank you for the advice. I might pick you if nobody else has anything better to say.

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Michael_Bell (author)2012-04-24

Whatever you choose, get one that has good battery life, not one that goes through 6 aa batterys in 1 hour

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lemonie (author)2012-04-24