Hey guys and gals (assumption on my part),
I just bought a new e-revo (waterproof one) and am loving it.. so much faster than I thought it would be. I ran the slipper break in on the NIMH packs and then slipped in the 2S packs. I have zero history with RC cars or trucks, but love my quad copters and planes. I did ok with it and would have freaked out when it cart wheeled across the grass had I not watched people do SO MUCH WORSE to theirs in videos. I wouldn't do it on purpose, but I have confidence its well built and can take a beating, and if it breaks, I just fix it.
Now, first question... I have seen ZERO interest in RC planes and Quads when it comes to my 7 year old son. But when he saw the E-Revo brushless doing jumps and wheelies etc, he looked like the cat from Shrek when his eyes get all big.
Is there a way to tame this thing down to his speed (SLOWWWWW) until I can get him something more age appropriate? Can I run it somehow at low voltage, like a single NIMH battery rather than two, or possibly even that plus putting it in training mode? I really want to capture this love of the same hobby before it goes away.
Also, not for the e-revo thread probably, but is there a car/truck that any of you guys have bought for a 7-10 year old that seemed pretty good reliability wise and high fun factor at the same time? I was thinking of a Summit and only let him use it in low gear. That way we can use it for more advanced stuff when he gets better.
Suppose that was two questions, but same thinking.