I got out voted by my grandsons age 10 and 12. They each want to get a 1/16th Summit. They are paying half and Im paying the other half. I have looked over this forum and it seems the same conflict exists here as the full size Summit over brushed vs brushless. My thinking is to go brushed at first move on to lipos, and let them work their way into a possible mod with the brushless. Money is an issue being the brushless is $100 plus more expensive. $50 bucks to them is a lot, seeing how they make $25 month in allowance. What do you think - brushed vs brushless.