- RC cars – decent quality but cheapish?
I know about planes and helis, so not totally ignorant, but not a lot about cars. 6yo son would like a monster truck style car which can go places off-road. Is there anything decent I can get on a budget of £40? Proper hobby ones appear to start at ~£60, but I was wondering if there were any bargains of reasonable quality, or is anything cheaper just going to be a toy.
I should clarify that I’m looking at complete RTR price for that – I have an aircraft transmitter and an rx to match I could put in, but it’s not the ideal thing to use with a car, and I’d rather my son wasn’t throwing around a £100 tx!
Thanks for any help.Posted 4 years agocyclistmMember
I got the carrera red bull nx1, surprising speed for the price. Gets a bit stuck off road, but has so far proved very strong against some pretty hefty crashes. I enjoy it as much as my 5 year old.Posted 4 years agoruminantMember
If you look in the right place the Revellutions cars will fit the bill for that price, got one for my 6 yo for Christmas as I’m not overly happy with him trashing my decent car (that’s my job – Vaterra Kemora…). Amazon were knocking one of the models out for about £40 a month or so ago, reduced from £80. Decent spec as well – brushless motor, 2.4GHz, pistol grip controller (that can be changed for left or right hand), LiPo hard case battery, splash- and dust-proof. Pretty quick too.Posted 4 years ago
I just got my old Cougar 2000 going for my son (5.5yrs). Geared it as low as possible and put a 27t motor in but it’s still rather fast. We broke a wheel (though it was already cracked) – luckily I have a spare.
I am wondering if something like a lunchbox would be better – big and bouncy. Or my old Bosscat which has spring back front suspension…Posted 4 years agomosSubscriber
I have one of these that i never use, so would be happy to sell if you like?Posted 4 years ago
You don’t know the Luncbox?! 🙂
Posted 4 years ago
Is one of these likely to be any good then? It does at least have proportional steering, which is a step up on most of the toys.
Yeah, I think you should be OK for what you want it for. The Dust Rider we got for Junior is a bit bigger at 1:14 scale, selling for £70 now on Amazon though. Simplest thing to do is a Google search of reviews for the one you’re looking at – reviews from users who aren’t necessarily RC geeks should give you a good idea of real world, small-child-friendly performance/reliability.Posted 4 years ago
That is of course the other alternative. I did consider something from MSUK but a basic car to meet the same specs as the Revellutions one was going to be a damn sight more than £40 and then the hop ups to make it more fun for me to drive, sorry repair the damage he did, would bump up the price even more. Only time and the destructive capabilities of my son will tell whether I made the right choice or not in terms of value for money…Posted 4 years ago
Well I’m afraid I ignored all your advice in the end and went with one of these – they seem to get good reviews:
(well apart from the advice about Nitrotek customer service – was deciding between that and the Lizard recommended above, but that might have swung it).Posted 4 years ago
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