So, my son turns 8 next month. He says the only thing he wants is a good RC car that can go in the grass. Do you guys have any suggestions? I would like to keep it around $200 if possible.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have a couple of NiMH that I used with my Emaxx. I changed the connectors to XT60, so I will change the Redcat Racing blackout connectors to XT60 to slow it down for him. I was also thinking I could change the pinion gear to a smaller one to limit the top speed.Can’t beat a Traxxas Slash for a basher.
Lipos and brushless is too much for entry level. Add an extra nicad for a quick change out to up his run time and he’ll be set.
You'd also need to change the ESC to go brushed. Depending on the make of the ESC you may be able to limit the throttle percentage instead.Thanks for the suggestion. I have a couple of NiMH that I used with my Emaxx. I changed the connectors to XT60, so I will change the Redcat Racing blackout connectors to XT60 to slow it down for him. I was also thinking I could change the pinion gear to a smaller one to limit the top speed.
Also, I think I have some spare brushed motors, maybe I could swap out the motor, and put the brushless back in when he is more experienced at it.
I bought a used Emaxx around 11 years ago, I wish I would have gone with a Slash. Oh well, still running the Emaxx, I actually just broke the rear shock tower yesterday. I also ordered a new radio and receiver for it, finally have to upgrade it to 2.4 ghz.I'd agree on the Traxxas Slash 2WD. I won one of these in a raffle last year and this thing is virtually indestructible and parts are easy to find.
I've since done the LCG chassis, brushless.
Just wanted to say you can't go wrong with this one.
Proper Job!I ran the emaxx into a swing pole at the local park a few weeks ago. The swing pole won. I did not realize how bad the damage was. I thought that I had just lost the rear drive shaft when it went to FWD only. I lost the rear drive shaft because the back half of the emaxx was halfway broken off. te rear drive shaft almost bore a hole through the underbody.