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Updated on November 22, 2014

Buying Remote Control Monster Trucks

The remote control monster trucks of today are monsters in the RC hobby. Many enthusiasts are drawn to the exhilarating excitement of the racing, bashing and crawling in stunts that these RC vehicles can perform. And if that isn’t enough for your these vehicles are designed and built for smashing their way through dirt, grass and any track that gets in their way. Monster trucks are the adrenaline junkies dream RC hobby vehicle.

If you are thinking of buying your first to pit against other remote control monster trucks but have no experience; then you are probably wondering what to look out for in your first purchase. Here is quick list of things to consider when buying your first RC monster truck.

Ready to Run (RTR) or Build It Yourself

There is no doubt that building the vehicle yourself will give you a lot satisfaction and may make the vehicle more personal. However if you have no experience building a vehicle; RTR may be the ideal choice. This doesn’t mean that in the future you can’t upgrade your vehicle. As you grow in your experience you can add or replace components using recommended sellers to enhance the performance of your vehicle.

Nitro or Electric?

Make a decision on what power source you wish to have in your RC monster truck. Most hobbyists will have experience with both and will have a preference. Those that use Nitro find that they can have better performance but higher running and maintenance costs. Also the learning curve for control can be a lot sharper. There is also the question about the smoke, noise and smell which hobbyists tend to enjoy but outsiders may not appreciate. For the beginner an electric engine is recommended with lower running costs and easier assembly but you don’t get the performance of the sound and smell that Nitro engines provide.

Below are six remote control monster trucks that are currently being sold on Amazon:

R/C Monster Extreme Big Foot Summit

This 15.8 inches long vehicle is best suited for the younger generation but could suit a new hobbyist. This fully functional electric RC Monster Truck has a lightweight plastic body, a rugged frame with huge traction tires.

3602T 1/10 Maximum Destruction 2WD Monster Truck

This is a ready to run vehicle that has an impressive 4 inches ground clearance and is powered by the powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan. The vehicle has a top speed of 30 miles per hour and has enough power to break through a lot of obstacles as it tears up the turf on the go. This vehicle has received nothing but five star reviews on Amazon.

Rock Crawler RC Monster Truck

From Maisto Tech this is another RC monster truck that is a ready to run vehicle. This vehicle benefits from two motors, articulated front, rear suspension and low gearing to allow it go on rugged off-road terrain. This is a smaller vehicle than some other remote control monster trucks are, but the tri-channel transmitter does allow up to three people to control their vehicles at the same time.

Conqueror Cadillac Escalade

Another vehicle that would be suitable more for children than adults, this vehicle could suit those who are looking for experience controlling such vehicles without a high cost vehicle.

1/10 Monster Revo 3.3 4WD Monster Truck

Another vehicle from Traxxas this RTR is a slightly more advance vehicle than the Maximum Destruction 2WD Monster Truck mentioned earlier. This one utilizes the new TQi radio system that is set at 2.4 GHz. The heavy-duty reversing transmission that uses the exclusive OptiDrive® Electronic Shift Module allows this vehicle to perform well off-road as well as on-road. This vehicle has also received a position reception from online reviews as more than half having given this vehicle a five star rating.

E-Revo Brushed

The last vehicle in this short list is the Traxxas E-Revo Brushed which is another ready to run vehicle which you can enjoy straight from the box. Weighing in at 5.7 pounds and measuring 15.5 x 11.1 x 9.8 inches this is a mid-sized vehicle that is fully capable that is powered by a 6-cell NiMH Power Cell battery. Utilizing the largest motor in its class, the Titan 550, and Revo suspension technology – this vehicle has excellent handling and control. For protection this RC monster truck benefits from waterproof electronics in case your vehicle gets wet while it is off-road.

Traxxas 3602T

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