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microrcdude
12-03-2002, 06:35 PM
I'm thinking about buying my brother a car so he can race. (i dont care if it isnt really a race car. i'm thinking about an electric touring car because he likes to watch the touring cars at our local hobby shop.

jcwarrior88
12-03-2002, 06:53 PM
How old is your brother??

microrcdude
12-03-2002, 07:06 PM
I don't know, but he can pull faster laps than me in our garage. I think he's 6

jcwarrior88
12-03-2002, 07:24 PM
lol. nice. How much are you looking on spending, what is he competeing against, and would you be doing all the matenence on it?

parad0x
12-03-2002, 07:28 PM
get him a microsizer 1/18th scale RC car, he will love it. Here's a link to what they look/drive like.

http://www.harcohobbies.com/video/displaycaserace.MPG
http://www.harcohobbies.com/video/microdog.MPG

what's great about these cars, is that they are dirt cheap, and also zero maintenance required. Not only that, but the battery recharges in 40 seconds.

Just make certain he doesnt' eat the car by accident.

jcwarrior88
12-03-2002, 07:37 PM
Those are pretty sweet. I want one:D It would be good for a 6 year old, but if he is racing 1/10 scale cars than get him a 1/10 scale.

jayskiia
12-03-2002, 09:06 PM
how about an associated tc3, kit or rtr. the kit would be good to help him understand how to repair, but he might be too young

tcrcr
12-04-2002, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by jayskiia
how about an associated tc3, kit or rtr. the kit would be good to help him understand how to repair, but he might be too young

the tc3 rtr is a great beginner car.

Pro3/nmt105
12-04-2002, 07:28 PM
depend how young they are ive een lots of kids like 8 to 11 who get them and cant and wont fix them and they do break expecially with the driving skills most 8 to 11 year olds have. If your looking for somthing on the cheaper side get him a tlo1 i had one when i was like 7 and it was industructable and pretty fast for a first real rc. But if u have a higher budget id get a better car that he wont outgrow as fast

microrcdude
12-04-2002, 07:41 PM
Thanks, alot! I think i might get him a tl01. How did it perform?

supernitro_guy1
12-05-2002, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by parad0x
get him a microsizer 1/18th scale RC car [.

I think its 1/64th scale, right?