my opinion on a good starter crawler/scale truck

Anything to do with Radio Controlled Rock Crawling.
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RJT
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Mon May 19, 2014 9:07 pm

hi just my 2 cents worth on a good starter crawler and scale truck (in different class types as well)

a good all round rtr comp crawler is;

Losi night crawler
Gmade R1 rtr or kit
Tamiya CR01 kind of a inbetweener of comp and scale

a good scale truck is;

any axail wraith
any scx10 axial chassis
Gmade saw back
rc4wd Trail finder2 rtr or kit
Tamiya CC01 for basic scale trailing

a good rock racer is ( a faster scale truck)

Vattera twin hammers

just my 2 cents there probably some I missed and my recommendation is a Axial SCX10 RTR/kit as its best value for money, durability, capability and some rc shops stock parts and even kits cheers
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Mon May 19, 2014 10:36 pm

Clodbuster can be a great beginners truck with a few mods, Locked diffs, servo on axle etc
Half the fun lies in the modifying!

Venom Creeper is also a good basic starter, with some good upgrades available off the shelf, and pretty reasonable price.

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Tue May 20, 2014 8:26 am

Whats the difference between a rock racer and a crawler ?
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Tue May 20, 2014 9:15 am

One goes faster than the other? :-)
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Tue May 20, 2014 12:18 pm

Smart Ar$e (y) LOL

I guess my point was if someone was starting out in crawling there area number of options and I guess differing chassis have differing features so to a complete novice what are the comparisons?
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RJT
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Tue May 20, 2014 12:42 pm

Comp crawler: generally go at a very slow walking pace and are meant to be the best at pure rock climbing and locked solid axles mostly motor on axle

Scale Trucks: are faster then comp crawlers and are designed to replicate real 1:1 offroading, about the looks and capabilites of real 4wd suv/trucks and go about 10-15kph+ but don't handle nicely any faster mostly locked solid axles with worm drive train

Rock Racer: are half rc offroad race cars and half scale truck mostly locked rear solid axle and independent front suspension ATM the vettarra twin hammers and axial wraith (which is more of a scale truck) is the only one that comes to mind and can handle any speed and climb rocks pretty good made to replicate 1:1 rock racers in USA

Its more preference on driving style, if you like it to look like something to scale, how fast you like to go on lighter terrain, how much you want to spend

Cheers
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RJT
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Tue May 20, 2014 12:48 pm

also scale truck are the biggest in numbers ATM with comp crawling not to far behind and a rock racer is still counted as a scale truck
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Simbak619
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Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:20 am

Hi

Thinking of getting a CC-01 for general cross country, trail driving, light rockcrawling etc.

I like the scale look of these

Can someone suggest any upgrades (and their benefits) and any other info a newbie may not be aware of.

Cheers
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RJT
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Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:12 pm

hi my first scale tuck was a cc01 and the list of upgrades and money spent is very big and still isn't as good as a scx10 or similar truck I recommend just saving up a bit and getting a scx10 but if you really want a cc01 the necessary upgrades, ball bearings kit, alloy front hubs with multiply steering link holes to give a little more steering angle, a decent set of 1.55 rims and tires, extra diff locker and see will go pretty well hope it helps
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RJT
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Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:20 pm

also a ball bearing steering linkage kit this greatly increases chassis life here is the link
http://www.rcmart.com/alloy-steering-as ... 55716.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and links to other upgrades
http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-cc010 ... 5_744_1426" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
the ball bearing kit
http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-ball- ... 5_744_1426" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and the extra diff locker plus spare gear set
http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-parts-jeep ... 5_744_1426" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Simbak619
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Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:21 am

Thanks heaps RJT (y)
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Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:40 am

For those new to RC crawlers please note crawling is all about skill and control, not about speed. They are designed to climb up steep rocks and other obstacles by precisely controlling the crawler and calculating the best way to get to the top. For crawling a vehicle needs power and manoeuvrability and this model not only looks amazing but is also a great performer. I have seen a cool rock crawler at Nitrotek which I would recommend if you're looking to start click on the link http://www.nitrotek.co.uk/rc-cars/elect ... -4ghz.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . I will post pictures of mine one soon.

Vinnie57
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:23 pm

Hi Guys,

Need some advice since this is a thread for new comers on crawling.

I would prefer scale crawling and looking into these list of options.

Axial SCX10 Deadbolt - https://www.amainhobbies.com/axial-raci ... 44/p300405

or

RC4WD Trail finder 2 - https://www.amainhobbies.com/rc4wd-trai ... 01/p612510

or

HPI FJ Cruiser - https://www.amainhobbies.com/hpi-racing ... 58/p498222

or

GMADE Sawback Willys - https://www.amainhobbies.com/gmade-sawb ... 00/p292249

or

Axial SCX10 Honcho - https://www.amainhobbies.com/axial-raci ... 22/p219288


I would appreciate your feedback and will help me decide which one I want to go. I really like the trail finder 2 with the LC70 Body but its quite expensive. Haha. You reckon the SCX10 Rtr deadbolt is a good start?

Cheers!

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