Top RC Models to Put on Your Holiday Wishlist
If you’re looking for a great gift for someone special on your list, a remote control car, truck or boat is a great gift that is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. Or if you’re longing for an RC car for yourself and want to take your RC racing to the next level, we offer a wide range of RC models that will fit just about any budget and skill level at our Ithaca New York hobby shop. If you aren’t sure where to start or what model to get, consider skill level, type of remote control car you prefer and when and how it will be used. To get you started, here are a few of our top RC model choices for you to consider:
Best All-Around RC Car: Traxxas RTR Rustler
This is a great all-around model car that works well in any weather, as it features waterproof electronics. Driving through snow and slush isn’t a problem, so you can take this outside and use it Christmas day with no problem. It has excellent handling with smooth shift and a powerful 550 motor for all-terrain driving. An integrated cooling fan on the engine gives you longer run times and faster speeds, so the Traxxas RTR is sure to impress.
Best High-End Racing RC Car: HPI Racing Savage XS
If you’re willing to spend the bucks for a top-notch racing RC vehicle, the HPI Racing Savage XS Flux Mini Monster Truck (wow, that’s a mouthful!) is one of the most revered brands and has everything you need for exceptional racing, including a powerful brushless engine, all metal drivetrain and impressive ground clearance. It’s also an excellent off-road RC car, so it’s something of a jack of all trades that is well worth the price tag of over $300. You can check out this bad boy at our hobby shop in Ithaca and compare it to other RC racing cars we carry to see how they perform and decide whether an HPI RC car is the one you want Santa to bring you this year.
Best Buggy: Aarma Typhon 4X4 Buggy
This 1/8 scale, all terrain buggy featuring brushed power can reach speeds of 30 mph with ease, is waterproof and ready to drive right out of the box. Many feel this is the best “bashing” buggy ever devised, and for good reason. The frame is incredibly sturdy and durable. Thoughtful features to improve speed and performance include a low drag wing for higher speeds and smoother acceleration. The 2050 BLX brushless motor is one of the best in the business. This is an all-around enjoyable RC buggy that can really take a beating, so it’s good for all ages and any terrain.
Traxxas Slash Brushless 4X4 Truck for Short Course
This unusual RC truck is designed specifically short course racing. It’s completely assembled and ready out of the box, so the fun can begin the minute its unwrapped. The low-CG chassis and high-volume shocks ensure exceptional racing performance on short tracks. We also appreciate the startling good looks of the transparent body that shows off the aluminum suspension. The brushless engine can reach impressive speeds of up to 60 miles per hour!
At Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca there are hundreds of possibilities for your RC racing wish list. We’d love for you to visit our hobby shop in Tompkins County to check out these models and the many other options we have. Talk to one of our knowledgeable staff, who can guide you toward the perfect RC car for your Christmas wish list or as a gift for someone who loves remote control cars as much as you do.