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Radio Control Trucks

Let's take a look at the r/c trucks for 2011 - 2012, the trends and what's popular. To help us make a buying decision.

Monster trucks are still going strong. Still a battle between Traxxas (T-Maxx, Revo, Summit) and HPI (Savage). New trend is brushless power for rc monster trucks such as the HPI Savage Flux 2350 and Traxxas E-Revo brushless. Also a growing trend, waterproof electronics.

Radio Control Monster Trucks

Short course 4x4 is the new trend. Traxxas still leads the way with the ever popular Slash. But now with a 4wd version in 1/10 electric power and 1/8 nitro powered Slayer Pro 4x4.

Radio Control Trucks

Rock crawlers and scale rc trail trucks. It's not always about size and speed. Very popular are rock crawling and trail running with realistic scale looking rc trucks. Here it is a battle between Axial and Tamiya.

Radio Control Trucks Trail

1/5 gasoline trucks. Bigger is sometimes better. 1/5 Losi 5IVE-T vs. 1/5 HPI Baja 5SC vs. CEN Matrix 5-SC. 30 minutes runtime on a single tank of gasoline.

Radio Control Trucks Gas

And below is a buyer's guide to radio controlled trucks (monster, short course, crawlers) with estimated sale price in USD. And estimated speed in real miles per hour.

Radio Control Monster Trucks

Company Power Scale Category Model Kit/RTR Price Speed
Associated Nitro 1/8 Monster MGT 8.0 RTR 459 na
Associated Nitro 1/8 Monster Monster GT 4.60 Combo 399 na
Associated Electric 1/18 Monster RC18MT RTR 159 na
CEN Nitro 1/16 Monster MG16 RTR 149 na
CEN Nitro 1/8 Monster Nemesis 7.7 RTR 459 40mph
CEN Nitro 1/8 Monster GSR 5.0 RTR 349 40mph
CEN Nitro 1/8 Monster GST 7.7 RTR 479 40mph
CEN Gas 1/5 Monster Matrix5-MT Kit 799 50mph
ElectrixRC (ECX) Electric 1/10 Monster Ruckus RTR 130 na
Hot Bodies Nitro 1/7 Monster GTX2 Twin .26 RTR 599 na
HPI Electric 1/8 Monster Savage Flux 2350 RTR 499 45mph
HPI Electric 1/8 Monster Savage Flux HP RTR 589 62mph
HPI Electric 1/10 Monster Savage Flux XS RTR 297 65mph
HPI Electric 1/10 Monster Bullet MT Flux RTR 345 na
HPI Electric 1/12 Monster Wheely King RTR 219 na
HPI Electric 1/12 Monster Wheely King RTR 135 na
HPI Electric 1/18 Monster Mini Recon RTR 109 na
HPI Electric 1/8 Monster E Savage RTR 269 na
HPI Gas 1/8 Monster na Kit 0 na
HPI Nitro 1/8 Monster Savage XL 5.9 GT RTR 529 na
HPI Nitro 1/8 Monster Savage X 4.6 RTR 379 45mph
HPI Nitro 1/8 Monster Hellfire RTR 559 na
HPI Nitro 1/10 Monster Bullet MT RTR 339 na
HPI Nitro 1/12 Monster Nitro Monster King RTR 299 na
Kyosho Nitro 1/10 Monster Monster Truck MFR RTR 359 na
Kyosho Nitro 1/8 Monster Mad Force Cruiser Kit 399 na
Losi Nitro 1/8 Monster Nitro LST XXL RTR 669 45mph
Losi Nitro 1/8 Monster Aftershock RTR 369 40mph
Losi Electric 1/18 Monster Raminator Kit 429 na
Losi Electric 1/18 Monster Mini-LST2 RTR 219 na
Schumacher Nitro 1/8 Monster Manic 36 Twin RTR 599 na
Tamiya Nitro 1/8 Monster TNX 5.2R Gold Ed. Kit 0 na
Tamiya Electric 1/10 Monster Super Clod Buster 4x4x4 Kit 239 na
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Monster Nitro Stampede RTR 293 na
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Monster T-Maxx 3.3 RTR 385 45mph
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Monster T-Maxx Classic RTR 382 40mph
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Monster Revo 3.3 RTR 525 45mph
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Monster Revo Platinum RTR 0 na
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster Summit RTR 479 na
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster Stampede RTR 193 30mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster Stampede VXL RTR 309 30mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster Stampede 4x4 VXL RTR 407 35mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster Monster Jam RTR 223 30mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster E-Maxx RTR 397 na
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster E-Maxx Brushless RTR 602 50mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster E-Revo Brushless RTR 679 50mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Monster E-Revo RTR 429 50mph
Traxxas Electric 1/16 Monster Summit RTR 237 na
Traxxas Electric 1/16 Monster Summit VXL RTR 303 25mph
Traxxas Electric 1/16 Monster E-Revo VXL RTR 279 30mph
Traxxas Electric 1/16 Monster E-Revo Brushed RTR 214 30mph

Radio Control Short Course Trucks

Company Power Scale Category Model Kit/RTR Price Speed
Associated Nitro 1/8 Short Course SC8 Combo 589 na
Associated Electric 1/18 Short Course SC18 RTR 169 na
Associated Electric 1/10 Short Course SC10 Kit 179 na
Associated Electric 1/10 Short Course SC10 Rockstar Brushless 2.4GHz RTR 269 na
Associated Electric 1/10 Short Course SC10 4x4 Kit 269 28mph
Associated Electric 1/10 Short Course SC10 Factory Team Kit 249 37mph
Associated Electric 1/10 Short Course SC10 4x4 RTR 439 na
Associated Electric 1/8 Short Course SC8e RTR 579 na
CEN Gas 1/5 Short Course Matrix5-SC RTR 899 na
Durango Electric 1/10 Short Course DESC410R Kit 399 36mph
Duratrax Electric 1/18 Short Course Vendetta SC RTR 179 na
Duratrax Electric 1/18 Short Course Vendetta SC RTR 219 na
ElectrixRC (ECX) Electric 1/10 Short Course Torment RTR 0 na
HPI Electric 1/10 Short Course Blitz Short Course Truck RTR 194 na
HPI Electric 1/12 Short Course Mini-Trophy Flux RTR 0 40mph
HPI Electric 1/12 Short Course Mini-Trophy RTR 219 na
HPI Electric 1/8 Short Course Apache SC Flux RTR 550 na
HPI Gas 1/5 Short Course Baja 5SC SS RTR 1279 40mph
HPI Gas 1/5 Short Course Baja 5SC SS29 Kit 1159 40mph
Kyosho Electric 1/10 Short Course Kyosho Ultima SCR Kit 299 32mph
Kyosho Nitro 1/10 Short Course DRT Kit 0 na
Losi Electric 1/10 Short Course Strike RTR 229 na
Losi Electric 1/10 Short Course TEN-SCTE Kit 299 na
Losi Electric 1/10 Short Course TEN-SCTE RTR 519 28mph
Losi Electric 1/16 Short Course Mini ReadyLift SCT RTR 199 18mph
Losi Electric 1/24 Short Course Micro SCT RTR 109 na
OFNA Nitro 1/10 Short Course Jammin SCRT10 RTR 329 na
OFNA Electric 1/10 Short Course Jammin SCRT10 RTR 289 na
OFNA Electric 1/10 Short Course Hyper 10SC Kit 249 na
OFNA Electric 1/10 Short Course NEXX 10SC Kit 259 na
TQ Racing Electric 1/10 Short Course SX10-SE Kit 250 33mph
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Short Course Slayer 3.3 RTR 389 50mph
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Short Course Slayer 3.3 RTR 469 50mph
Traxxas Nitro 1/8 Short Course Slayer Pro 4x4 RTR 422 45mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Ford F-150 SVT Raptor RTR 273 30mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Slash 4x4 VXL Brushless RTR 397 40mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Slash 4x4 Platinum Edition Kit 369 40mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Slash 4x4 Ultimate RTR 479 40mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Slash RTR 189 30mph
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Slash VXL RTR 337 40mph
Traxxas Electric 1/16 Short Course Slash 4x4 RTR 399 30mph
Traxxas Electric 1/16 Short Course Slash 4x4 VXL RTR 293 30mph
Venom Electric 1/10 Short Course Gambler RTR 290 26mph

Radio Control Trucks - Crawlers

Company Power Scale Category Model Kit/RTR Price
Axial Electric 1/10 Crawler XR10 Kit 159
Axial Electric 1/10 Crawler Wraith Rock Racer RTR 334
Axial Electric 1/10 Crawler Wraith Kit 279
Duratrax Electric 1/14 Crawler Cliff Climber RTR 119
HPI Electric 1/10 Crawler Crawler King RTR 239
Kyosho Electric 1/10 Crawler Rock Force 2.2 Suzuki Jimny Kit 349
Losi Electric 1/10 Crawler Night Crawler RTR 339
Losi Electric 1/18 Crawler Mini-Rock Crawler RTR 239
Losi Electric 1/24 Crawler Micro Rock Crawler RTR 119
Tamiya Electric 1/10 Crawler 1973 Ford Bronco CR01 Kit 369
Tamiya Electric 1/10 Crawler Mercedes-Benz Unimog CR01 Kit 369
Tamiya Electric 1/10 Crawler Jeep Wrangler CR01 Kit 419
Tamiya Electric 1/10 Crawler CR01 RTR 795

Where to Buy Radio Control Trucks

First try your local hobby shop. Next visit the manufacturer website where you can check for dealer locations or buy from their online shopping facility. Or try this rc store page.

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