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RC rock crawlers

  • 26-01-2021 9:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,169 ✭✭✭


    Hi folks,

    Complete noob here but I recently came across RC rock crawlers on youtube and I was wondering if people were into them over here. Where can you actually buy them and do they come as kits or can you buy them ready to go out of the box? Any recommendations for a starter kit?

    Thanks


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The FUN MAX shop chain in the square tallaght and other locations. Cheapest bricks & mortar stores.


  • Registered Users Posts: 559 ✭✭✭jrby


    Does Fun Max have a website - couldn't find one


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    I used the rock crawler sound effect on an "ESS dual" in my boat, it sounds good if you fancy putting one in a truck it puts a :) on my face.





  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    jrby wrote: »
    Does Fun Max have a website - couldn't find one

    My bad now called HUGMIE


  • Registered Users Posts: 43 richj


    the rock crawling scene is very small here in Ireland, I know of a couple of guys that are in to it but not many.
    I have a couple of them but mainly mess around with them on my own.

    There is a couple of shops you could get one from;

    Modeltune in the north - I used these guys constantly and can't fault them;
    https://modeltune.co.uk/

    then down south you have the Radio Controlled shop - only used them a couple of times but I've never heard anything bad about them;
    https://www.radiocontrolledshop.ie/

    With regard to a good starter that's ready to go from the box or "RTR" as they are know (Ready to Run), it all depends on your budget, you could get one anywhere from a couple of 100 quid right up to over a thousand.
    Most of the big name manufacturers do them, Traxxas, Axial, Element, etc. but as a starter you wont go too far wrong with somethign like this;

    https://modeltune.co.uk/collections/rc-cars/products/el40100-element-rc-enduro-trail-truck-sendero-rtr

    or if the budget can stretch the TRX4 has a lot more functions;
    https://modeltune.co.uk/collections/rc-cars/products/trx-4-crawler-land-rover-defender-110-tqi-no-batt-no-chgc-trx82056-4?variant=31173026381866


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,169 ✭✭✭xxyyzz


    richj wrote: »
    the rock crawling scene is very small here in Ireland, I know of a couple of guys that are in to it but not many.
    I have a couple of them but mainly mess around with them on my own.

    There is a couple of shops you could get one from;

    Modeltune in the north - I used these guys constantly and can't fault them;
    https://modeltune.co.uk/

    then down south you have the Radio Controlled shop - only used them a couple of times but I've never heard anything bad about them;
    https://www.radiocontrolledshop.ie/

    With regard to a good starter that's ready to go from the box or "RTR" as they are know (Ready to Run), it all depends on your budget, you could get one anywhere from a couple of 100 quid right up to over a thousand.
    Most of the big name manufacturers do them, Traxxas, Axial, Element, etc. but as a starter you wont go too far wrong with somethign like this;

    https://modeltune.co.uk/collections/rc-cars/products/el40100-element-rc-enduro-trail-truck-sendero-rtr

    or if the budget can stretch the TRX4 has a lot more functions;
    https://modeltune.co.uk/collections/rc-cars/products/trx-4-crawler-land-rover-defender-110-tqi-no-batt-no-chgc-trx82056-4?variant=31173026381866

    Thanks, I was thinking if starting out with an Axial scx24. They're quite small but seem to be a good entry level one that is easy to upgrade.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43 richj


    the Axial SCX24 is a cool little thing, I have one myself, but the problem is they are small in comparison to a "regular" 1/10th scale.
    They are fine to mess around with on your living room floor but they will struggle if you bring them outside, just as an idea of scale I can sit the SCX24 on the roof rack of a TRX4 with room to spare !!

    With regards to upgrading; I've never done anything with mine, I don't really see any advantage of spending a bunch of money on it for the gains you'd likely get, I just enjoy it for what it is but each to their own, there's plenty of upgrades for them.


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