Wow! What a great response on the RC Budget Build!! It’s just amazing what you can build with a little searching on the interweb for deals! Having a budget in RC is very helpful, as many of the products out there can be very costly and quickly add up to a small house payment. Do your research and don’t be afraid to ask questions! Today we look at the RC Budget Build Reveal and total up the complete build for less than $250!
A Perfect Price
Especially on low budget builds, things might not be perfect. I showed several little quirks that the Atomik kit had and to be honest, big name – high dollar kits have their issues too! When ever there’s a huge price cut on a kit, there is risk – which in the Atomik’s case is part support and it being discontinued. But the big advantage was the $65/$80 price point. The important thing about RC is having fun. I have shown that you can build up a ready to run, race ready buggy for under $250. Here’s a full recap of the products used in this build including where you can purchase some of the items.
- $80 – Atomik V2MR 1/10th Scale 2wd buggy kit (currently sold out)
- $42 – HOBBYWING Quicrun 10BL60 brushless/sensored ESC
- $47 – HOBBYWING Quicrun 3650 17.5 brushless/sensored motor
- $8 – WinKing (RC Gear Shop) metal gear servo
- $30 – Tactic Remote/Recv (new price link provided)
- $38 – Pro-Line Micron MC Rear Tire/insert – Pro-Line Micron MC Front Tire/insert
$245 – RC Budget Build Total!
Budget Build Options
So, that leads me to my first point in this blog. Although I chose to use the Atomik V2MR 2wd 1/10th Scale buggy(which is now sold out and probably a collectors item!), there are many other options out there for a budget build. Many of you have given great options for your own budget build including:
Current models from lesser known manufacturers:
Previous Generation models from the big names but you have to act quick on these:
TLR 22 2.0
Team Associated B5/B5m
Another great option is purchasing a lightly used rolling chassis. Typically used products are about 50% of the new selling price and if you have good timing can be even less. A great example is when the Team Associated B6 was released, there was a flood of B5’s on the market place and some rolling chassis were selling for $100!! Always be aware when buying used and try to see the model before you purchase. If buying online, buy from reputable sites like eBay that offer some buyer protection against getting something that’s not as pictured/described and give seller ratings on their past transactions.
…And It’s Giveaway Time
Check out the whole RC Budget Build:
RC Budget Build – Atomic V2MR 1/10th Buggy KIT – Unboxing
RC Budget Build Electronics – HOBBYWING Quicrun Brushless Sensored System
So are you planning a budget build? What’s going to be your chassis? Did you find something in my video series/blog inspirational? Please share below!