I bought a new toy. I had an RC off-road truck back when I was 19 and I suddenly wanted one now because I saw just how awesome they are these days. This is a big 1/10th scale crawler with locking differentials, oil fill shocks, waterproof electronics, and a few other really neat features.
This thing is amazing. One thing that stands out is that this is ready to run and not a kit. Back in the late 80’s, all fancy RC trucks were kits as far as I know. I would have preferred a kit but the kit for this had too many pre-assembled parts and didn’t come with a body or transmitter.
I bought this from RC Superstore and they had this listed as a package deal with a battery and charger. Since I needed a battery and charger and didn’t need the pain of figuring out what was the right fit, so to speak, I just bought this package deal. FedEx took way longer than expected to get it here but now I have it and it’s cool; really cool. I just took it out into the dirt and I was a tiny bit disappointed it would not climb the steep 50-degree wall of the rocky drainage ditch behind the house. But maybe I was expecting too much from this thing – it handled the 45-degree stuff mostly fine.