Getting Started In Trail Truck R/Cs
Trail trucks also known as scale trucks are a segment of the radio control hobby that aims to focus more on scale appearance and performance. Many feature a variety of different body styles and in keeping with their scale nature feature various officially licenced parts modeled after their real world products from brands such as Jeep, Chevy, Ford, Currie, Warn, Rigid Industries, Method Wheels, Goodyear, BF Goodrich and many more.
New for 2020 are events tailored around 1/24 scale trail trucks, these trucks come completely ready to run out of the box and need nothing. They are also very affordable compared to their larger counterpart, however there are not as many options so I wont break down features of each. To compete in events the model must use stock parts which puts everyone on the same level and keeps the price down. To participate in the 1/10 scale events offered I have set specific requirements that will allow everyone who enters to be competitive with each other while providing many model options. At the time of this writing there are over 60 models (Kits/RTR) available to choose from.
Requirements for 1/24 Scale Events: Scale: 1/24, Body: Full, Supported Models
Axial SCX24 Models (Chevrolet C10/Jeep Wrangler/Deadbolt) $149.99 – $159.99
Electrix RC Barrage Models (Orange/Blue) $134.99
Requirements for 1/10 Scale Events: Scale: 1/10, Body: Full, Tire Size: 4.75″ or smaller, Wheel Size: 1.9″ or smaller
Recommendations suggested below are based on price and ease of maintenance.