Originally Posted by TACOMA TRD
I know there are some RC guys on here. My son is wanting a RC Truck for Christmas. He is looking for a Traxxas or something of that nature. I know they are about 300-400 bucks, but he also just made High Honnors at school. So we decided we are going to get one for him.
Whats a good one to buy thats around 300 that he can build upon and kind of make it his own later? I heard some of the electric are actually quicker than gas now. not sure. Would like to go electric I guess.
Hello, I used to work in a Hobby Shop and owned an e-commerce hobby shop, so I do have some experience/knowledge on the subject.
I can tell you that there are about a million different R/C cars to chose from, and it can be kinda hard to chose the right one. But I feel that in order to pick the right one, you gotta ask yourself a few questions.
Questions like, do I want something to just play around with, or a race truck? Do I have time or tools to work on these cars? Do I want to jump it, or rock crawl?
All are good questions.
From my experience, I think that Traxxas is one of the best (if not the best) companies in the industry right now. They are a very innovative company, and I think that they would have something that is perfect for your Son.
Anyways, I have some questions for you.
How old is your Son, if you don't mind me asking.
Has he ever worked on anything mechanical?
Is this something he wants to have to just play around in the fields, or race?
Does he want something strictly for the street?
Is he asking for gas or electric? Probably Gas! lol