First in a series: Traxxas - the biggest (and fastest) name in RC. Love 'em or hate 'em, they are the one that everyone compares themselves to.
Project Slash gets the juice. Swapping to a brushless power system has opened up this truck, and greatly increased the grin-power.
The Slash project continues, with the transition to a brushless electrics upgrade.
My first street basher, and what a beast it is. A 6S, AWD retro styled beast. A handful, a slayer of tires, and a hoover of debris, it also provides endless shit-eating grins.
This upgrade really improved the handling and drivability of the 2WD Slash. It really opened up the car, and the LiPO battery is easier to charge for me at least.
As I get more hours and battery packs on the Slash project car, I find that it is becoming a favorite. Simple, easy to understand, and surprisingly fun to drive.
My recent experience with a base 2wd Traxxas Slash has inspired me to want a 4x4 version. I had *thought* a roller would be economical
Since I can't afford to drive/race stadium super trucks, I am grooving on the 2WD Traxxas Slash...
In the last post, I mentioned that I was going to put my money where my mouth is. I recommend for new RC drivers to strongly consider the Traxxas Slash, in the two wheel drive variant. A base 2WD Slash, brushed, retails for a nickel under $180. Of course you need to add a battery to that, or you can spend the additional $50 and get the version with an included charger and NiMH battery pack.
Putting my money where my mouth is. I recommend the Traxxas Slash entry level model as a good starting point for getting into RC cars. Follow my journey