So let’s get straight into today’s video, Music Applause, Music. Welcome! Back to the channel, so today we’re going to be taking a look at the top five budget rc’s you can actually buy. Now this video is purely based on my opinion. There is a lot of rc’s. You can actually buy out there, which cost less than 100 pounds or 100 dollars, but this is just some of the rc’s i’ve actually used and some of them i’ve really really enjoyed along the way they’re, really not that expensive and they’re really. You know they’re ideal for someone who is brand new to the hobby or someone looking to get into the hobby or even for yourself, if you want a nice second rc or just something to have a little bash around with this is definitely the video for you. We’Re gon na go into a little bit of detail on each one and see what uh what is sitting at the number one spot, because i definitely think it still belongs there. Now there was a lot of rc’s like to consider actually putting into this video and into this list in general. I wanted to try and keep it to rc’s that i’ve, actually, you know used on the channel or reviewed on the channel, which is why i’m actually i’ve picked out a select few, which i really do think are a good option. We’Re going to start with number five today, which is the maverick ion dt, really really nice little uh desert buggy.
This is a 1 18th scale, desert buggy it’s using a brushed motor as well. I think pretty much all the rc’s that are going to be in this list do actually utilize a brushed motor system and the sc again does keep the cost down. When you go brushless things do start to get more expensive, but yeah number five is definitely the ion range by maverick uh. There are many different options you can actually go for within the ion range. I liked the desert buggy just for the way it looks now. I’Ll, stick some footage on the screen because i did actually take this out for a test run really really enjoyed it if i’m completely honest, but there’s there’s a few little things which are worth mentioning. I think the first thing is the transmitter does feel very, very cheap to hold the buggy itself is still using. You know, plastic drive shafts, it feels quite nice. The quality is definitely there. I just don’t think i think, there’s definitely better options available to you, which are obviously going to be further up the list, but this is uh. Definitely a firm favorite of mine. This is going to belong in in my fleet for probably quite a while, because i really do enjoy this it’s a nice rc to have uh very, very lightweight, but i definitely think you can get uh much better for your money now. Moving on to the number four spot, i think it has to be the high boxing or hbx uh, one, eight, eight five.
Nine, this again is a 1 18 scale monster truck. Now this is one of the review samples that was actually sent to me to feature on the channel. I have to be honest. I had a great time taking this thing out again, the full video will be on my channel so be sure to check that out, but i had a lot of fun with this now. This is the the new 2020 model, which has got a few little upgrades different tyres, different body, shell, new esc setup and all that sort of stuff. We’Ve got nice little led lights at the front, um in my opinion, very well built. I think this definitely offers a little bit better build quality compared to the the maverick um now bearing in mind. I think this is that this actually comes in a little bit cheaper compared to the maverick as well. Build quality is definitely very nice on this one. Now the one thing i didn’t actually mention with the maverick was the fact that it comes with a nickel metal hydride battery. I have actually got it here: it’s, a tiny little 1200 milliamp nickel metal hydride battery with a little mini, tamiya connector on it. Now you know, lipo batteries are have really come down in price and again. Another reason why the maverick was actually below this was was because the maverick comes with this, whereas this comes with two 850 milliamp 2s lipos, which again is a really really nice little feature.
I do like budget rc’s that come with lipos as standard, which again is why i think this belongs at the number four spot. Now i really put this thing through hell. I was going through puddles. We were going through mud, long grass and it absolutely held up, and i had a lot of fun with this. I definitely think this again is a little bit more toy grade, potentially one for the kids or someone who is really really new to the rc hobby. This is definitely a really good option for them. Okay, so we are storming through this list so on to number three, then this is another vehicle by high boxing. This is the one six eight eight nine now this is the 1 16 scale version of their little monster trucks that they actually do. Now. This i had again, like i said with the previous one. I had a lot of fun with this uh. The reason it is above the other one is because it definitely feels a lot nicer to actually drive. It does offer a little bit more ground clearance as well, so you can actually use this. You know on on a variety of different surfaces compared to the other one. Now the other one did handle uh. You know long grass and all that stuff quite nicely. It did feel a little bit slow, bearing in mind it uses the same electronic system as this one. It did feel a little bit slow.
When i took this one out, i was really impressed with it it’s very, very lightweight, obviously slightly bigger. I do like the design as well um and yeah, just overall, a really really nice little monster truck now, just like the previous one, the 18859. This actually comes with two 1000 milliamp lipo batteries with dean’s connectors, really really nice feature the transmitter for this. One does feel a lot nicer than the previous one as well with the 18859. The transmitter feels very, very cheap. It definitely feels really cheap to hold in your hand, wasn’t a massive fan of that. To be honest, with this one, you actually get a transmitter. That looks a lot more like something you’d expect to see from a hobby grade rc now i did do an unboxing on both the high boxings on my channel. I also took both of them out, for their first ever test runs so be sure to check those links out in the description below if you haven’t already seen them, but again, like i said, a really really nice little monster truck again aimed at people who are Potentially, quite new to the hobby, i feel it’s. Definitely not toy grade it’s sort of in between hobby grade. Slash toy grade does offer a few little upgrades as well. Just like the other one, you can upgrade the shocks you can fit. Oil filled shocks, metal, drive, shafts and all that sort of stuff you could potentially even go brushless on both of them as well.
The only reason i’m putting this one above the 18859 is due to the slightly slightly bigger size again, not that much more expensive than the previous one as well. The transmitter is better quality and, to be honest, just looks really really good. I had a lot of fun with this one when i took it out the other day now on to the number two spot. Is this fabulous vehicle on the on the worktop here, okay, it’s? Not actually, here it is on its way to me now. I’Ve waited a long time to actually get the email from banggood to say that my one two four zero one, nine has actually been dispatched. Thankfully it is on its way to me now that should be with me, hopefully, within a week, potentially a little bit longer. Now, why am i putting the one two four zero one, nine at the second place spot. I think, because i think you sort of know what is going to be at number one i’m, a massive fan of that. That kind particular, i think, with the one two four zero one: nine uh bearing in mind it’s, got the longer wheelbase. I think it’s definitely aimed at people who are more interested in doing speed, runs um now, don’t get me wrong. It’S, probably going to be a really good option for people who are brand new to the hobby, but i think it belongs at the number two spot because i think it’s going to be better suited to some things, as opposed to others.
Now i’ve had a lot of experiences with the one four four zero zero one which we’re going to talk about in a moment. I may have just given that away, but i have had a lot of experiences with the one four four: zero zero one, really really great rc, it’s, definitely hobby grade for a cheap price uh. I think that is potentially the you know the main one the all rounder the go to, but i think especially with the one two one, two four zero one: nine uh i haven’t tried one but from people that i’ve actually spoken to other videos, i’ve seen on Youtube uh it’s, definitely up there. Is it a replacement for the one for the one? Four: four: zero: zero one: i’m, not 100 certain, but i’ll definitely confirm that when i get my hands on a physical one and not this one, you see here now: wl toys does do a version of a desert buggy as well, which is known as the one. Two four zero one. Eight now again, i haven’t actually used one. Judging from what other people have been saying, really really good rc again uh does it belong on this list? I’M, not sure i think the the buggy version, so the one four four zero zero one and the one two four zero one potentially are going to be the better options for beginners, but uh it’s too early at this stage to actually say but yeah definitely worth Mentioning there is a desert, buggy version as well.
If you like the one two, four zero one, nine now you may actually be thinking. How can i even judge uh either of these two models, when i don’t actually own them again? This is my opinion. I’M, going by what other people have said, i wish i really wish i had both of them on the top on the counter here, but unfortunately, you may be in a similar position to me. I’Ve been waiting a little while for for the one, two four zero one: nine to actually turn up it’s taking a long time, but i wanted to try and get this video out there, because, obviously we’re getting closer and closer to christmas. If you do decide to actually go down the route of buying one of these, they can take a little while to turn up. So i didn’t want to leave it too long before doing this. Video in case you didn’t actually get one now. Obviously, i will do a lot of content on the one two four zero one, nine on my channel when it does actually arrive so make sure you actually stay tuned for that, because i’ve got a lot of plans for it. Okay, so that leaves the number one rc in my opinion, which is pretty much the best value for money uh, i think the best beginner rc you can actually buy in 2020 an ideal christmas present, an ideal rc which is going to give a whole heap of Enjoyment and fun to someone guys there is no other rc for the job.
Apart from this fabulous little beast here: the 144001 by wl toys Music. Now, if you are a regular subscriber to my channel, you will know how much love i actually have for these little rc’s. This is a 1 14 scale, buggy now it’s very, very capable, absolutely great quality for what you’re actually paying for really really good for a beginner to pick up put the included lipo battery in and go out and really enjoy themselves now the transmitter that comes included With the one four four zero zero one is really really nice, it’s, really nice quality it feels nice to hold. I believe range is a little bit. You know the range can be a little bit hit and miss some people get really good range out of them. Some people don’t, i believe, there’s, some mods – you can actually do to help increase the range of those i didn’t really have an issue, but then again i converted mine to brushless quite early on, if you’re interested to see those videos, i will leave links in the Description below again, but yeah, really really nice rc for the money. I really do think it’s. The best you can actually buy. I may be wrong and again, if you don’t agree with me, feel free to leave a comment down below, but i think there’s a lot of people out there. A lot of rc fans or enthusiasts will definitely agree. This belongs at number one.
Now. This is running a lipo as standard it’s, a 1500 milliamp lipo, really really nice. Addition to this, which, again you know for the price, makes it all the more worth it now after watching this video, if you are considering one of these as a present or a gift there’s, definitely a few things you’re going to want to do first now, if You’Ve never picked up an rc before yourself, there’s a lot of videos on youtube covering uh. How to do the essential maintenance tasks on this i’ve actually done. One myself a lot of a lot of other people who, i know have done these videos as well uh. There is an essential item, essential things to do before you even run this video there’s. Also a recommended optional video be sure to check that one out as well. Uh yeah, i think the main thing you’re going to want to do as soon as you get one of these out. The box is to check that this grease them, if necessary, because a lot of the times people actually buy these. They tend to break within a few days, sometimes less, because the diffs uh are the main sort of point. They don’t tend to come very well greased from the factory, and that is definitely one of the things that actually goes wrong on these first of all, now obviously i’m not going to bore you too much, because this is a top five video but uh yeah.
Overall, a really really nice rc, and this would definitely make any kid out there or or even an adult is you know who is potentially looking at getting into the hobby. This would make them extremely proud, extremely happy and also gives them the potential to upgrade later. If they want to, you can go brushless on these people have got. You know, speeds out of these things in excess of 100 miles an hour, really really great rc. You can probably tell how passionate i am about these i’ve had a few of these now, because they are just so so good right then, so i hope you enjoyed this video it’s. The first ever comparison sort of like a top five video i’ve ever done on the channel. If you did enjoy this video, please uh, please be sure to actually let me know, drop a comment down below and we can potentially do more videos like this in the future. I think little videos like this are definitely beneficial beneficial to people who are maybe a little bit uncertain about what they want to buy, or you know if they’re looking for a gift and they’re, not 100 sure what they actually want to get. I think videos like this can be quite quite helpful and, as always, be sure to hit the subscribe button – i’m – very, very close to 2 000 subscribers now let’s see if we can get there before the end of the year, so guys we’re going to leave it There today, hopefully the one two four zero one nine actually turns up very soon.
I cannot wait to start making content on that rc lots and lots of plans for that. Uh again, like i said, be sure to hit the subscribe button. Leave a like and a comment down below. If you enjoyed this video if there’s anything, you want to ask me or you have any questions about these rc’s. Obviously i didn’t go into too much detail because i have covered all of the rc’s mentioned on my channel. Apart from the one two four zero one, nine, but we will be doing that.