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Topic # 185191 13-Nov-2015 10:17
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Looking for a suitable starter RC for my 6yr old son for Xmas, I don't want to go majorly expensive ($50+) but enough for him to have a good experience.

The house we're moving into is far more grass than concrete so needs to be suitable on grass.

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  Reply # 1428763 16-Nov-2015 11:20
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Anyone had experience with these ones?
https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Tamiya-Mini-4WD-Avante-Mk-Azure/23021829

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  Reply # 1428771 16-Nov-2015 11:29
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As far as I know those are like a slotcar type setup that need a dangun track to run, not RC cars.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1428788 16-Nov-2015 11:49
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We bought a "Rock Crawler" 4x4 style RC car for our kids - these are quite good for young kids because they're not overly fast, so the kids can react fast enough to use them. And they will go over most terrain.  I think ours was from Noel Leeming

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  Reply # 1428867 16-Nov-2015 12:46
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If you can find one of these, or similar, they are very durable.
https://www.toyco.co.nz/models-hobbies/remote-controls/rc-cars-trucks/carrera-rc-orange-breaker-ii-9003150865995


My son was given one for Christmas last year, runs well, and he's driven it rough. Runs off a rechargeable AA sized battery that goes in the car itself. The kit he got came with the Car Battery and car battery charger. Controller unit then runs off 2 AA batteries.

I think from memory, K Mart stock these Carrera RC cars.

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  Reply # 1430674 18-Nov-2015 20:57
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a cheap rc car isnt going to cope at all well on grass...infact just forget it. even my kids 1/10 tamiya monster trucks arent fantastic on grass. hell even my 1/14 brushless racer struggles on grass.grass kills motors because of the huge drag on the cars. if you want to give your kid a decent rc car experience then you need to buy a proper one and not a toy. budget $300.

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  Reply # 1430878 19-Nov-2015 08:28
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if buying new this is about the cheapest quality car. it has a proper 6 cell NIMH battery and is pretty srong. ( you dont want the car to break on the first day.)
the only mods this car needs is to glue the tires on as they have a silly beadlock system and the tires keep coming off. just sperglue them on. and later down the track some oil shocks from ebay will make it handle MUCH better.

http://modelzone.co.nz/radio-controlled-cars/11393-ep-rs-sand-master-black.html

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