Ok, Mr. RC newbie here, I only played around with rc cars as a kid, my parents would get me 1 almost every year from sears or radio shack (every year because thats about how long they would last). They were underpowered and mass produced blandness but to a kid it was awesome.
Fast forward to now, well about 2 hours ago. I was in a strip shopping center and happened to walk by a RC shop (the massive helicopters got my attention big time). I was looking around at some of the stuff they had until I happened upon a Losi Mini 8. I think the size is perfect. Its electric which I prefer (and I think the wife would prefer as well ) and its rugged, 4x4 so i can take it off road a little bit.
What I don't want is a road car, flat surface type RC. I don't need something to go 90MPH in a straight line, I don't have the room for that. I will mainly be using this on flat land, dirt, our long driveway which is paved but far from flat... I would also like to put a mini cam on it to record my fun times
Any suggestions on a good setup? How about the one I mentioned, is it any good?