If you want the biggest and baddest remote control vehicle, then an RC monster truck is definitely for you!
Complete with massive tires and top line motors, RC monster trucks can call on their brute power to scratch and claw their way out of nearly any terrain.
Although RC monster trucks can be driven on the asphalt as well as the dirt, they definitely excel when it comes to climbing hills, screaming through sand pits, and launching off rocks.
Thanks to their low gear ratios and traction-grabbing four-wheel drive, RC monster trucks can tackle any terrain that comes their way.
Typically available in 1/10 scale or 1/8 scale, these RC beasts are also often able to reach speeds of over 30 miles per hour.
They come equipped with seriously powerful nitro or electric motors that are almost as menacing as the real thing and not to mention super-sized shock absorbers that are designed to back up their amazing performance abilities.
Simply find yourself a decent patch of dirt and you can spend hours upon hours tearing up the terrain and trying out your truck’s almost endless bag of tricks.
Like the majority of remote control vehicles, RC monster trucks come in both nitro and electric versions. Nitro models are faster, but they require re-fuelling pit stops.
Due to their set up RC monster trucks may not be ideal if you are just looking for a high end on track performer, but enthusiasts who desire a true off-road experience and a high quality of all round performance cannot go wrong with an RC truck.
Often first time purchasers (and even those with a little more RC experience!) find themselves torn trying to choose between an RC monster truck or an RC Buggy.
To help you make this decision a little easier, read on to find out about some of the more specific advantages that RC monster trucks have over RC Buggies.
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RC Monster Trucks Can Go Virtually Anywhere
One of the greatest appeals of RC monster trucks is the fact that they’re monster trucks! RC monster trucks are beastly machines that can romp and stomp in virtually any environment.
In fact, thanks to their greater power and higher ground clearance, RC monster trucks like the HPI Racing 105502 Mini Recon 2.4 RTR Truck can successfully handle a much greater range of environments than a buggy.
Although buggies may excel over Monster trucks on a track or more refined environment, monster trucks can confidently handle a more diverse and challenging range of environments that buggies wouldn’t dare try to conquer.
Jumps are No Challenge for RC Monster Trucks
Who doesn’t love the thought of launching off of a jump and soaring through the air for what seems like an eternity before softly landing on the ground and walking away to tell the story?
Well, chances are if you’re like most people you’ve never been able to experience such a rush. RC monster trucks can help you fulfil your need for high flying action and have you believing your Evil Knievel every time you hit the track!
For example, with an RC monster truck like the Traxxas RTR 1/10 Monster T-Maxx 3.3 4WD, there’s nothing you wouldn’t dare to jump.
This insanely tricked out RC monster truck is not simply a toy. Rather, it’s designed and set up specifically for some serious jumping and shredding action.
While buggies are lower to the ground and often lack the right extreme of suspension set up, monster trucks have the right technical set up, large wheels, and ground clearance to land softer and with less damage from big jumps.
Some RC trucks also come equipped with two shocks per wheel for added give.
Kids Love Monster Trucks
There’s no denying that RC buggies are fun, but many people feel that the greater range of capabilities offered by monster trucks simply make them more fun. I know I do!
After all, there’s nothing better than throwing some nitro in a monster truck, and getting thrill after thrill as it rips through the dirt, spits out roost, and launches off of jumps.
While many people love these modern off-road marvels, kids especially enjoy monster trucks as they’re much more forgiving and versatile to drive in a diverse range of environments.
They’re also better able to take a licking and keep on ticking than a buggy.
For instance, models like the Maisto R/C Rock Crawler are inexpensively priced, feature huge oversized wheels and tires, and can handle anything that gets thrown at it.
Best of all, there are a number of similar models designed specifically for the thrills kids seek and the abuse they dish out.
Monster Trucks Can Drive in Reverse
If you’ve driven RC cars before, you know how frustrating it can be to have to run over to your buggy and pick it up every time you accidentally run it into a wall, rock, or anything else for that matter.
At first it may seem like no big deal, but after doing this more than a few times, you’ll soon appreciate the ability to simply press a button and back right up.
Unlike buggies that are not all configured to provide reverse by default, nitro powered monster trucks like the Traxxas RTR 1/10 Monster Revo 3.3 4WD Monster Truck normally always come with this ability. Trust me, you’ll love this feature!
Nitro Monster Trucks Run Longer
Nitro RC monster trucks not only have bigger wheels and tires, but they have bigger fuel tanks as well. This usually translates to longer run times between refills compared to a nitro buggy.
For example, the Team Associated 20501 1/8 MGT 4.60 Special Edition RTR has a fuel capacity of 150cc, which is substantially more than smaller nitro RC buggies.
An RC Monster Truck is Something Special!
A true RC enthusiast can find it fun to operate any RC vehicle, but if you’re in search of a high-performance machine for almost any environment that takes no prisoners, then an RC monster truck is definitely the way to go!