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Crawler, Drifter, Buggy: what’s the difference?

The world of remote controlled cars is a world of differences. Some bet on speed, others on off-road capability. Which one suits you?

RC cars are available in any way you could imagine. There are monster trucks, trucks and even tanks. However, the four most popular categories are crawlers, racers, drifters and buggies. But are they really that different? You bet they are.

Crawler

When it comes to driving, Crawlers come the closest to real cars. They’re extremely flexible when it comes to terrain, and their gear reduction makes them on any inclination. Their all-wheel drive helps them to cross even rough terrain effortlessly. Compared to the other RC cars, however, Crawlers are rather slow.

You can also individualise many of these crawlers in any way you can think of. From winches to roof racks to lighting or simulated sound. The only limit is your imagination. Or your wallet, as some of these products can quickly become a drain on your funds. You can find our RC car accessories here.

  • SCX10 II 2000 Jeep Cherokee (Brushed motor)
  • SCX10 II 2000 Jeep Cherokee (Brushed motor)
  • SCX10 II 2000 Jeep Cherokee (Brushed motor)
CHF 359.–
Axial SCX10 II 2000 Jeep Cherokee (Brushed motor)
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  • approx. 1 – 3 days
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  • Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser (Brushed motor, NiMH, 1:10)
  • Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser (Brushed motor, NiMH, 1:10)
  • Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser (Brushed motor, NiMH, 1:10)
CHF 489.95
HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser (Brushed motor, NiMH, 1:10)
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  • approx. 3 – 5 days
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  • TRX-4 Landrover Defender (Brushed motor, 1:10)
  • TRX-4 Landrover Defender (Brushed motor, 1:10)
  • TRX-4 Landrover Defender (Brushed motor, 1:10)
CHF 598.–
Traxxas TRX-4 Landrover Defender (Brushed motor, 1:10)
The Traxxas TRX-4 Crawler is no Trail to impassable.
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  • approx. 7 – 9 days
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Racers

Racers, or flat trackers, are the [fastest vehicles] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aKaezb_3Dg) on show here. Thanks to their aerodynamic surface and the small distance between them and the ground, these RC cars are extremely manoeuvrable. They are therefore ideal for competitions on dedicated racetracks.

Depending on the model, these vehicles have two-wheel or all-wheel drive, which transmits the power via belts or a cardan shaft. Depending on the weather or the state of the ground, you can mount different tyres on these models. Nothing will be able to hold a candle to your speed.

  • Mercedes AMG C-Coupe DTM (NiMH, 1:10)
  • Mercedes AMG C-Coupe DTM (NiMH, 1:10)
  • Mercedes AMG C-Coupe DTM (NiMH, 1:10)
Carisma Mercedes AMG C-Coupe DTM (NiMH, 1:10)

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Mercedes SLS AMG, GT3 2011 (Brushed motor)
CHF 189.–
Tamiya Mercedes SLS AMG, GT3 2011 (Brushed motor)

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  • XO-1 (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:7)
  • XO-1 (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:7)
  • XO-1 (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:7)
CHF 989.90
Traxxas XO-1 (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:7)
Does your annoying neighbour own a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport? You can do better: The XO-1 accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 2.3 seconds!
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Drifters

The construction of drifters is almost identical to that of flat trackers. They also have a smooth underbody and use either a belt or a cardan drive. However, drifters are powered by their rear wheels. The biggest difference lies in the tyres. Flat trackers rely on speed and therefore on soft tyres. Drifters, on the other hand, want [little traction] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y-xdXw6iWc) and therefore use hard rubber or plastic for their tyres.

  • TT-02D Drift Spec Chassis (Brushed motor, 1:10)
  • TT-02D Drift Spec Chassis (Brushed motor, 1:10)
  • TT-02D Drift Spec Chassis (Brushed motor, 1:10)
only 1 of 2 left
CHF 85.–
Tamiya TT-02D Drift Spec Chassis (Brushed motor, 1:10)
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  • Basel: tomorrow at 12:30
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  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 18:00
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  • DRIFT Turbo Gymkhana Edition Blue Blizzard (Brushed motor, LiPo, 1:43)
  • DRIFT Turbo Gymkhana Edition Blue Blizzard (Brushed motor, LiPo, 1:43)
  • DRIFT Turbo Gymkhana Edition Blue Blizzard (Brushed motor, LiPo, 1:43)
CHF 200.–
Sturmkind DRIFT Turbo Gymkhana Edition Blue Blizzard (Brushed motor, LiPo, 1:43)

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  • Bern: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Dietikon: tomorrow at 13:30
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 18:00
  • Zurich: tomorrow at 12:15

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  • E10 Drift Discount Tire/Falken Nissan S13 B (Brushed motor, NiMH, 1:10)
  • E10 Drift Discount Tire/Falken Nissan S13 B (Brushed motor, NiMH, 1:10)
  • E10 Drift Discount Tire/Falken Nissan S13 B (Brushed motor, NiMH, 1:10)
CHF 259.–
HPI E10 Drift Discount Tire/Falken Nissan S13 B (Brushed motor, NiMH, 1:10)

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  • approx. 6 – 8 days
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Buggy/Truggy

With Buggies and Truggies, the fun lies particularly in [«bashing»] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4wOjeINxrg) others. These things were designed with violence in mind. No matter if it’s on the streets, a lawn, in the dirt or on a boulder. You’ll mow down anything in your way thanks to their large tyres and more than forgiving suspension. They’re not the slowest cars either. Depending on the battery, you can drive at up to 100 km/h.

XRace Cheetah (1:18)
Infiniti XRace Cheetah (1:18)

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  • Talion 6S BLX 4WD - Truggy ARTR - Rot/ Schwarz (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:8)
  • Talion 6S BLX 4WD - Truggy ARTR - Rot/ Schwarz (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:8)
  • Talion 6S BLX 4WD - Truggy ARTR - Rot/ Schwarz (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:8)
CHF 586.64
ARRMA Talion 6S BLX 4WD - Truggy ARTR - Rot/ Schwarz (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:8)

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  • E-REVO 2.0 VXL TQi 4WD ARTR (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:10)
  • E-REVO 2.0 VXL TQi 4WD ARTR (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:10)
  • E-REVO 2.0 VXL TQi 4WD ARTR (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:10)
CHF 735.–
Traxxas E-REVO 2.0 VXL TQi 4WD ARTR (Brushless electric motor, LiPo, 1:10)
The new E-Revo 2018
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Ramon Schneider, Zurich

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Riding my motorbike makes me feel free, fishing brings out my inner hunter, using my camera gets me creative. I make my money messing around with toys all day.

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User keverin16

Sxc10, trx-4, etc sind keine Crawler sondern Scaler.

24.04.2019
User syps

Der Anfang ist gut, aber da fehlt noch der ganze Scale bereich. Von Traktoren über Lkw‘s und Bagger bis zu Panzern. Die Nutzfahrzeug Szene ist ja nicht gerade klein.

12.05.2019