ECX RC 1/10 Stadium Truck, £59.00 +£4.99 Delivery @ Wirelessmadness
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ECX RC 1/10 Stadium Truck, £59.00 +£4.99 Delivery @ Wirelessmadness

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Found 17th Sep 2014
This is a 1/10 scale Ready 2 Run Rc Stadium Truck, Comes with everything in the box, Battery, Charger, Everything.
The charger is not the fastest in the world, But at 64 quid delivered, It really is a great price, It's not much dearer than some toy grade Rc car from Tesco or Toys r Us. There is a blue buggy version available for the same price, A red version for a tenner more, A yellow buggy version for a tenner more, But that's out of stock.
There is also a Monster Truck version for 69 quid which is on pre-order, I know how well built these are as i have the monster truck version sitting in a box here that I bought a few weeks ago as a Christmas present, I paid 85 quid for that and thought it was a bargain.

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Goodness, these rtr kits have come down in price since I was a kid, looks a bargain.

that picture is great and really does sell it - i still have my tamiya wild one in a box which I don't use, so really can't justify buying this. great price though.

I'd love one of these.

What age would this be suitable for? If driven into a wall would it explode into pieces or someone's foot would it take it off?

Highheels1980

What age would this be suitable for? If driven into a wall would it … What age would this be suitable for? If driven into a wall would it explode into pieces or someone's foot would it take it off?



i drove models capable of both when i was 8. (Tamiya Blitzer Beetle - i even built it).

this one is more likely to explode into a mess of pieces, battery wont last long (and will be a slow charger), and wont have as much power as a 'tuned' decent motor.

a half decent transmitter and receiver will cost you £50, so dont expect it to be the best quality.

Edited by: "mugglesquop" 17th Sep 2014

mugglesquop

i drove models capable of both when i was 8. (Tamiya Blitzer Beetle - i … i drove models capable of both when i was 8. (Tamiya Blitzer Beetle - i even built it)this one is more likely to explode into a mess of pieces, battery wont last long (and will be a slow charger), and wont have as much power as a 'tuned' decent motor.a half decent transmitter and receiver will cost you £50



Cheers for that, might take a punt for the nephew, he isn't exactly "responsible" though so can't see this lasting long. I have a nitro thing in the loft I might resurrect and we can have some races.

Oh are you saying the transmitter that comes with this isn't up to snuff and we should get a separate one? Guess we can suck it and see...

i wouldnt expect it to be anything too posh, its a trigger and wheel type as well (which i dont like, personal preference). It has changable crystals though, so that makes it slightly better (depends on how accurate the crystals are tho).

if you want a 'proper' model, with changable parts/upgrades etc then i wouldnt bother. If you just want something for a kid to thrash around, looks good enough to me.

also worth a look here: modelsport.co.uk/ind…php?CategoryID=9900&SubCategoryID=990010&MSAttributeID[5]=519&&MSAttributeID[88]=506 i've used them for years. 'Ripmax', 'Thunder Tiger' and 'Losi' (as well as others) make the bottom end models, so parts are up-gradable, but still cheap.

wheelspin models is another worth looking at.
Edited by: "mugglesquop" 17th Sep 2014

For only a few extra quid i'd be tempted with the HPI Mini Recon 4wd:

wirelessmadness.com/rc-…502

4 wheel drive and 2.4 radio for £85 plus postage

or this if you like the buggy style 4wd and 2.4 radio for £75 plus postage:

wirelessmadness.com/rc-…801

I know they are smaller at 1:18 but look decent being 4wd

I best stop looking at boys toys now as i'd like both of them...

Edited by: "Sp0oner" 17th Sep 2014

Sp0oner

For an extra £25 i'd be tempted with the HPI Mini Recon … For an extra £25 i'd be tempted with the HPI Mini Recon 4wd:http://www.wirelessmadness.com/rc-cars/electric-off-road/hpi-mini-recon-4wd-rtr-with-tf-40-2-4ghz-transmitter-and-squad-one-body-1055024 wheel drive and 2.4 radio for £85 plus postageor this if you like the buggy style 4wd and 2.4 radio for £75 plus postage:http://www.wirelessmadness.com/rc-cars/electric-off-road/maverick-ion-xb-1-18-rtr-electric-rc-buggy-with-2-4ghz-radio-system-mv12801I best stop looking at boys toys now as i'd like both of them...



'normal' price for those, the 'Mini' range from HPI are 1/18th scale, so just over half the size of the 1/10th scale (also depends on what it is based on, 1/18 monster truck will be bigger than 1/18 touring car). HPI are good kits though (Nitro engines are the best for 'hobby' IMO).

edit - ah see you mentioned the size

most fun i've had is with a Tamiya M03 Mini, small (for a 1/10), quick with go kart handling




Edited by: "mugglesquop" 17th Sep 2014

mugglesquop

'normal' price for those, the 'Mini' range from HPI are 1/18th scale, so … 'normal' price for those, the 'Mini' range from HPI are 1/18th scale, so just over half the size of the 1/10th scale (also depends on what it is based on, 1/18 monster truck will be bigger than 1/18 touring car)



Yeah I know and I voted on hot on the deal, I just prefer 4wd and 2.4 radio even if they are smaller scale so thought i'd point them out as they aren't much more money.

edit: lol seen your edit now
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 17th Sep 2014

i picked up a 2.4 Ghz set for £20 off eBay (second hand) the other day, so always that option for anyone looking to upgade

edit - bloody edits
Edited by: "mugglesquop" 17th Sep 2014

for a starter (basic) kit this is a great price! Just come across this deal too on the same website, although on-road but for the price you cannot complain... wirelessmadness.com/vat…08i

GRS

for a starter (basic) kit this is a great price! Just come across this … for a starter (basic) kit this is a great price! Just come across this deal too on the same website, although on-road but for the price you cannot complain... http://www.wirelessmadness.com/vaterra-nissan-silvia-s15-v100-c-1-10-rtr-rc-touring-car-with-2-4ghz-radio-system-vtr03008i



does seem good. Battery is still low capacity (and not LiPo) with a 15 turn motor, it aint gonna last long. I have a model with a 7 turn motor, lasts about 3 mins on a 2500 battery...

Banned

Always wanted one as a teenager, but I was too busy gettin' laid.

Looks an old version of this - current one has a much nicer shell and 2.4ghz Tx/Rx set.

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/_images/products/standard/ecx03000i.jpg

Not a bad price though, decent budget 2wd truck.

yes this model seems upgradeable too, so you can easily run a 2Cell lipo without any issues (just buy a lipo charger)

mugglesquop

does seem good. Battery is still low capacity (and not LiPo) with a 15 … does seem good. Battery is still low capacity (and not LiPo) with a 15 turn motor, it aint gonna last long. I have a model with a 7 turn motor, lasts about 3 mins on a 2500 battery...


GRS

yes this model seems upgradeable too, so you can easily run a 2Cell lipo … yes this model seems upgradeable too, so you can easily run a 2Cell lipo without any issues (just buy a lipo charger)



Manual is here:

ecxrc.com/Pro…pdf

Current version (http://www.modelsport.co.uk/ecx-rc-1-10-circuit-2wd-rtr-stadium-truck-blue-black/rc-car-products/376544) is lipo compatible - I cannot find info saying this old one is. For lipo's you need a low voltage Cutoff - as if lipo batteries drop below 3v per cell they can suffer an irreversible reaction and will be ruined.

Original Poster

i drove models capable of both when i was 8. (Tamiya Blitzer Beetle - i … i drove models capable of both when i was 8. (Tamiya Blitzer Beetle - i even built it). this one is more likely to explode into a mess of pieces, battery wont last long (and will be a slow charger), and wont have as much power as a 'tuned' decent motor.a half decent transmitter and receiver will cost you £50, so dont expect it to be the best quality




Well, To not be to blunt, What a lot of old pony you have managed to spout in just a couple of paragraphs, If you don't no what your talking about, Then please don't give advice that is blatantly wrong

As I said, I have the Monster Truck version sitting here, Great quality, And it won't explode into a mess of pieces . For a RTR, It comes with a pretty good charger which is 2Amp, And will charge the included battery in about 50 minutes, No, The battery in not the greatest capacity, But it is a Nimh pack, And you can get extra packs of the Bay for about a tenner.

i wouldnt expect it to be anything too posh, its a trigger and wheel type … i wouldnt expect it to be anything too posh, its a trigger and wheel type as well (which i dont like, personal preference). It has changable crystals though, so that makes it slightly better (depends on how accurate the crystals are tho)



You also comment that it's a steer wheel radio gear, If you know anything, All RTR cars come with steer wheel these days, If you want stick, You have to go after market, And like you say, It's a matter of preference, Yes it has Crystals, It's 27Mhz, And in a non competition environment, ie:, The back garden, It's fine.

if you want a 'proper' model, with changable parts/upgrades etc then i … if you want a 'proper' model, with changable parts/upgrades etc then i wouldnt bother. If you just want something for a kid to thrash around, looks good enough to me



This is were you look real silly, This is a "Proper" Model, Servo,ESC,Motor,Bearings, And all change and upgradable, And distributed by Horizon Hobby.

Anybody looking for a "Proper" 1/10 RC Buggy that has everything in the box to get you into the hobby, You really can't go wrong with this.
I may be coming across as a bit of a plank, Vote cold, Vote hot, It never really bothers me, But it's not OK to sway someone's decision if they by it or not with wrong information.

BACONIZGUD4ME

Always wanted one as a teenager, but I was too busy gettin' laid.



fail, started too late, i gave up racing them around 14/15 years old, by then knew enough about racing lines/control/setup of cars to get the knickers wet

Original Poster

It comes with a pretty good charger which is 2Amp



I will also admit when I am a plank, And the version 2 that I have comes with a 2 amp charger, This does appear to come with one of the cheap and useless wall chargers.
Still a cracking price for what you get, Tamiya stuff still doesn't come with bearings, Unlike this.
Edited by: "babylon" 17th Sep 2014

i drove models capable of both when i was 8. (Tamiya Blitzer Beetle - i … i drove models capable of both when i was 8. (Tamiya Blitzer Beetle - i even built it). this one is more likely to explode into a mess of pieces, battery wont last long (and will be a slow charger), and wont have as much power as a 'tuned' decent motor.a half decent transmitter and receiver will cost you £50, so dont expect it to be the best quality

i wouldnt expect it to be anything too posh, its a trigger and wheel … i wouldnt expect it to be anything too posh, its a trigger and wheel type as well (which i dont like, personal preference). It has changable crystals though, so that makes it slightly better (depends on how accurate the crystals are tho)

if you want a 'proper' model, with changable parts/upgrades etc then i … if you want a 'proper' model, with changable parts/upgrades etc then i wouldnt bother. If you just want something for a kid to thrash around, looks good enough to me



I didnt know about these cheap ones being upgradable, i presume they have used standard size bearings etc. i also have never bought RTR (i like building things) so was unaware of the crappy excuse for pawning off those controllers

all my info was based on real life experience, in a hobby i've been playing with for 20 years. More recently i have been building scratch built models (and controllers) using Arduinos, and tbh havent kept up to date with whats about (last 'proper' model was a Mugen MTX-3 ProSpec).

I was only trying to help
Edited by: "mugglesquop" 17th Sep 2014

GRS

yes this model seems upgradeable too, so you can easily run a 2Cell lipo … yes this model seems upgradeable too, so you can easily run a 2Cell lipo without any issues (just buy a lipo charger)



you will also need a LiPo ESC to go with the LiPo batteries.

Lipo battery was in reference to the Vaterra Silvia not this Electrix Circuit deal

capriboycraig

Manual is … Manual is here:http://www.ecxrc.com/ProdInfo/Files/ECX1000-Manual-EN.pdfCurrent version (http://www.modelsport.co.uk/ecx-rc-1-10-circuit-2wd-rtr-stadium-truck-blue-black/rc-car-products/376544) is lipo compatible - I cannot find info saying this old one is. For lipo's you need a low voltage Cutoff - as if lipo batteries drop below 3v per cell they can suffer an irreversible reaction and will be ruined.

GRS

Lipo battery was in reference to the Vaterra Silvia not this Electrix … Lipo battery was in reference to the Vaterra Silvia not this Electrix Circuit deal



Sorry, misread.

Sorry, I would rather buy a Traxxas.

This is not a quality brand. Sorry

Where are the 30mph electric monster trucks with quality squashy absorbent rubber wheels?

Very good price and voted hot.

I have been racing rc for 15 years and my chassis alone cost more than 5 times this price.

Just a couple of things to mention.
Will be great for ragging around a local park etc but in my opinion not worth thinking about if you want to start racing.
Secondly you will no doubt break a wishbone if you use it a bit. I don't know how easy it will be to get spares.

Original Poster

Sorry, I would rather buy a Traxxas.This is not a quality brand. Sorry



Yer, This or an all plastic Traxxas Bandit for over a 100 quid more, And when it comes to Traxxas, Quality is very subjective.
And RC Electrix may not be well known over here, But it's a different story in the States.

And ModelSport carry parts.

Just seen the Modelsport spares.

Yup looks good, few bits out of stock but a good variety.

Last thing you want is to pay for a car and you break a wishbone to find out you can get a replacement part.

Looks like this is not the case

babylon

Yer, This or an all plastic Traxxas Bandit for over a 100 quid more, And … Yer, This or an all plastic Traxxas Bandit for over a 100 quid more, And when it comes to Traxxas, Quality is very subjective.And RC Electrix may not be well known over here, But it's a different story in the States.And ModelSport carry parts.



...do you not think they have just tried to copy a Rustler here.?

Original Poster

do you not think they have just tried to copy a Rustler here



It looks nothing like the Rustler, You have to remember that evolution wise, These things all look the same now, Have a look at 1/8 Nitro Buggy's, Them things are so close in design these days the parts are unintentionally interchangeable, Now more than ever it comes down to build and value for money.

Ace
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