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GORGAR 1
24th July 2012, 03:07 PM
The 15 year old wants a remote control Rock crawler I've some rechargeable battery powered ones on eBay for around $200 are they any good? What should I look for? Cheers

Peter

BrissyGuy
24th July 2012, 04:03 PM
Read the topic and thought WTF.....

dmworking247
24th July 2012, 04:05 PM
Read the topic and thought WTF.....

Haha me too but I think that's a rock spider?

BrissyGuy
24th July 2012, 04:20 PM
Yeah you're right DM, my mistake

Frank_fjs
24th July 2012, 04:20 PM
If the ones you're looking at on eBay are the HSP branded ones, be aware that these are a cheaply built product and tend not to last. You can also get them direct from Hong Kong for much cheaper than Aussie eBay sellers are flogging them off for. For a 15 year old a cheap HSP might be suitable though, just be prepared to spend lots of money on spare parts.

That's one of the main things to look at when purchasing any RC car, ensure that spare parts are reasonably priced and readily available.

wingtipvortex
24th July 2012, 05:03 PM
Moved this into RC thread, as it will attract more RC minded people for you Gorgar:cool:

I agree with the HSP comments, they are cheap. But ive had mine for near a year and a half and its still going strong. $17 gearbox replaced is all.....but if you do go down the HSP track, TIGHTEN AND LOCKTITE EVERY SCREW:lol

GORGAR 1
24th July 2012, 08:53 PM
Moved this into RC thread, as it will attract more RC minded people for you Gorgar:cool:

I agree with the HSP comments, they are cheap. But ive had mine for near a year and a half and its still going strong. $17 gearbox replaced is all.....but if you do go down the HSP track, TIGHTEN AND LOCKTITE EVERY SCREW:lol

Yeah its the HSP model looks ok for the money as most here in hobbie shops are near $500:o and parts are avalible.

Peter

Falcon
5th August 2012, 08:00 PM
These are great:
Axial SCX10 1/10th Trail Honcho 4WD Electric RTR Rock Crawler w/ 2.4GHz Radio
He can join even a club if he really likes the rock crawlers with one of these.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Axial-SCX10-1-10th-Trail-Honcho-4WD-Electric-RTR-Rock-Crawler-w-2-4GHz-Radio-/290716722854?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item43b01126a6

So many extras to make for the crawler, sleeping bags, guns, jacks etc etc etc

GORGAR 1
6th August 2012, 06:09 PM
I ended up buying the HSP crawler parts are available and price was attractive :-) plus a quick charger so he should have fun with it.

Peter

GORGAR 1
11th August 2012, 06:15 PM
Here's my boys crawlers it's tons of fun

Peter4212442125

wingtipvortex
11th August 2012, 09:16 PM
Nice one Peter, hours of fun for the lad ( and yourself of course ):cool: