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There are different types of kits out there. Some come with a complete RC, some are minus electronics, some are just a roller (chassis with wheels/tires), etc. The MT410 kit is just a slider kit, meaning it is just the chassis, with no body, tires, or electronics. You will need to get the following items to complete it.Ok I've thought it over and the MT410 is definitely the style I want to go with for him.
He has 2 real trucks so I think he'd like the monster truck look more with the bigger tires
And it seems the MT410 is super durable, which is a big plus.
I'm open to other manufactures other than Tekno, but the MT410 is the style & ruggedness I want.
Now I need some help finding a good deal on a new one.
I see on Tekno's website they have them on sale for $369 right now, but they're sold out?
Do you think their website will have them back in stock & still at this price any time soon?
Will any other retailer of these be having a great black friday sale on the Teckno MT410?
I'm seeing the internet prices all over the map for these, even all the way up to $850 - why the huge price swing? What should I be looking for to make sure I'm getting the right kit and not getting ripped off?
Can I get any color body I want? I know he'd want it to be red.
You guys have all been super helpful and I think we've got it narrowed down to an awesome RC he's going to love building and playing with.
Here is some parts I had picked out for my build. There are lots of ways you can build this, so do some research and see what you guys might like to use for these parts:
Body - https://www.towerhobbies.com/produc...aptor-clear-body-monster-truck/PRO346800.html
Wheels/tires (you need 2 sets as they are sold in pairs) - https://www.towerhobbies.com/produc...-mt-mounted-17mm-black-raid-2/PRO1016610.html
I was also going to grab 3 or 4 pinions here, starting at 15t up to 18t - https://www.amainhobbies.com/robins...n-gear-w-5mm-bore-15t-rrp1215/p454463?v=25020
Motor/ESC - https://www.towerhobbies.com/produc...nd-42782250kv-g2-motor-combo/HWI38010405.html
Servo (lots of other, and cheaper choices for servos, but I like me some Tekin stuff) - https://www.towerhobbies.com/produc...v-high-torque-metal-gear-servo/TEKTT1505.html
Best advice, shop around for best prices. Amain and Tower Hobbies are the two places I buy from most. On ebay, there is Go Nitro Hobbies that are really good people to deal with, and they sometimes have some good deals on stuff.
The Tekno stuff usually has some good black Friday deals. Also, if you watch Tower Hobbies (sign up for their emails) they will have a 4x or 5x points sale, and those points turn into $ on subsequent orders. Their Super Saver club used to be a lot better when they had coupon codes, but it looks like they got rid of that. F'n Horizon But look at the Super Saver perks and see if ya wanna buy into that.
Just this stuff alone puts you just over $1000. You will still need a charger, batteries, paint, tools, etc.