- RC Nitro Cars 4×4 advise required.
Afternoon , thinking of getting 10 year old son a 4×4 RC Nitro car to use on the local common, that’s a huge area of short grass thanks to the sheep, don`t know anything about them just remember the joys of receiving a Porsche ,that ate batteries 😥 , at a similar age from Father Christmas via Tandy and absolutely loving it !!! what do I have to spend to get something reliable and bullet proof and are they high maintenance? cheers in advance for any help.Posted 4 years agoDrPMember
I was ‘into these’ a few years back – had a few models.
The best was a Traxxas Revo 3.3cc.
My advice would be to look into brushless electric.
Basically the nitro car WAS fun, but in a ‘can I set it up and get it going well’ kind of way.
I think a kid would get bored having to retune for different weather, having to warm it up etc…
Also, cheap they are not (initial purchase was about £350, plush another £140 for 2.4ghz radio kit…)
If you get a ‘proper’ one, you’ll ‘play’ with it properly – this means huge jumps, fast crashes etc (it weighs a few kg and goes 40mph – no joke!). I was most likely spending about £10-20 on repairs on most trips out with it….
They are great fun, but be warned…
DrPPosted 4 years agogravity-slaveMember
are they high maintenance?
Mine ate itself regularly and was very fiddly to keep running, with the jetting being very sensitive and needing setting regularly to less than 1/8th of a turn.
Need a massive area, flat gets boring quick but jumps get expensive!Posted 4 years agoMilkieMember
Very High Maintenance! You need to learn a lot about tuning, LSN, HSN, Idle… Get the tune in, then tomorrow you need to re-tune as the pressure/air temp isn’t the same. But this all part of the fun for Nitro, tuning, fiddling, fitting a new clutch, playing with the oil weights, etc.
Bloody hell are they good fun though!
Another vote for them being expensive, I have a Hyper 8.5 pro and I think I spent nearly £1k by the end of the summer a few years back. 😳Posted 4 years agob45herMember
i still have my thunder tiger eb4 s3, long chassis conversion, cnc shock towers, RB ws7 worlds engine, RB tuned pipe KO propo digital servos, jc concepts shell about a grands worth all told thats without all the starter boxes and tools etc thats needed to race them for a day. cheep they aint if you want to go racing .Posted 4 years agomrvearMember
Check out the twin hammers, slow touquey rockcrawling and fast stuff in one.Posted 4 years ago
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