Now that the holidays are over, I can share all of the new cars that joined our pack. Each of us in the family added a new vehicle to our collection. Our goal in obtaining these cars was to better enjoy our time at the local dirt track. The cars in this list are all highly capable taking the jumps, corners and straight aways at high speeds. Future upgrades will only serve to improve their performance in these areas. With the exception of the Fury, the following RC cars are completely stock at this time.
The ARRMA Fury Mega is a short course truck that comes ready to run. At first glance, you’ll notice that this truck looks a whole lot bigger than other 1/10 scale electric trucks. With its 21-inch length, 11-inch width and 8-inch height, this vehicle has a truly intimidating presence. This base model truck features a 15T brushed motor, programmed speed control and waterproof servo. The high traction tires are durable without compromising grip for run after run at the track. Since its purchase, the Fury has received a motor and ESC upgrade with the Castle Creations Sidewinder 3 5700.
My newest vehicle is the Traxxas Bandit Pink Edition. This ultra cute buggy performs exceptionally well on the local dirt track. In typical buggy style, this little vehicle launches off the jumps and lands smoothly every time. I received this buggy to replace my XV-01, which struggles with the large dirt jumps covered in thick carpet pads. This buggy also comes ready to run with a Titan 12T 550 motor, XL-5 ESC and 7-cell battery. All of the components are waterproof, which is definitely nice in rainy Seattle. The pink, black and yellow paint scheme looks great and is easy to spot on the track.
For our son, we picked up the rugged and powerful Craniac, as his first hobby RC. This red truck is styled as a realistic monster with fanged teeth and glaring eyes. The Craniac runs on the Stampede platform for never-ending wheelies, flips and speed runs. The RTR platform comes with a Titan 12T 550 motor, XL-5 speed control and 7 cell hump pack battery all in waterproof cases. The truck is designed to reach speeds up to 30 MPH stock. Until our boy learns the finer art of steering and throttle control, this RC is going to remain stock.
For her first hobby RC, our daughter received the Courtney Force Rustler by Traxxas. This colorful Rustler also comes ready to run with the typical Traxxas fare: 12T motor, XL-5 speed control and 7 cell battery pack in waterproof cases. The ProGraphix body features a beautiful color scheme in light blue, dark blue, red, black and green. This RC truck performs well on every surface imaginable from grass and dirt to tarmac and gravel. I expect that we will need to upgrade this truck in the near future as our daughter improves her handling abilities on the track.
Do you have any upgrade suggestions for our cars? Respond below with your build ideas.♥