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  • Premier Icon geoffj
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    For a 9 yr old boy for Christmas.
    I remember reading something about brushless motors, but I can remember why or what 😕

    Help please

    Edit: or something like this Tamco RAID 4WD 1:10 Brushless Buggy Combo

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Zedsdead
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    Hi Geoff, how’s things?

    I asked this a few weeks ago here and had some decent advice. I ended up going to my local model shop and bought the lad one of these:
    Maverick Strada XT Evo1

    The chap in the shop is a true enthusiast and had loads of advice for me. This is fully rebuildable and upgradeable and very good straight out the box.

    I originally went in thinking Tamiya like yourself – as that’s what I lusted after as a kid. Their advice – it’s nice to build but it’s exactly the same technology as it was 30 years ago and things have moved on a lot.

    Anyhow, glad I went in and the Maverick is a fantastic looking bit of kit. I bought another battery too. Can’t wait until he gets it out at Christmas! Might have to get one for me too….

    Hope that helps

    Cheers

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Cheers Zed

    Was the shop in Glasgow? I’ve got to pass through a couple of times in the next few weeks, so could call in, if you let me know which one.

    Duh! I just clicked the link and can see the shop details. 😳

    Zedsdead
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    Surprisingly there’s not really anywhere in Glasgow that does anything like this anymore! Beatties are long gone now and the rest sell cheap toys rather than proper RC cars.

    It’s a proper old style model shop too, just like the one I used to visit in Dundee when I were a lad…

    less than 5 mins from the M8 (junction 27).

    Most Tamiya kits usually need built and only come with a basic electronic speed controller, no handset batteries etc.

    But on saying that I have always had tamiya RC models ( load over the years) still have my first original Hotshot from about 1986. Also bought 2 of the rerelease models and stored in loft.

    Don’t want to buy a NIB Hotshot rerelease do you?

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