RC buggies are often the first choice RC model car to buy, whether it be the Tamiya Sand Scorchers of the late 70s, Losi’s XX’s of the mid 90s or more recently HPI’s Baja 5B. We have put together our personal top 10 list of buggies tested over the last 10 years.
What is an RC Buggy?
RC buggy’s were originally scale models of full-size buggies designed to race across sandy deserts. The classic silhouette is a rakish long-nosed chassis with two narrow ribbed-front-tyres mounted at the front with two wide knobbly tyres mounted at the rear, the later driven by an electric motor hung right out of the back of the chassis, a huge angled rear wing mounted high above
The term is now applied to a wider selection of off-road vehicles including four-wheel-drive models (normally identified by matching wide front tyres front and rear).
Why buy one?
Buggies are largely simple and uncomplicated in their design. The drive-train, motor position and resulting weight balance make for entertaining handling, plus their independent suspension and ground clearance allow them to be driven on a wide variety of terrain. They are also often the cheapest RC models around, hobby grade units available for less than £100!
10. FTX Colt 1/18 4WD Buggy
9. BSD Racing Prime Baja V3
8. BSD Racing Flux Storm V2 1/10th Truggy RTR
7. BSD Racing 1/10 4WD Flux Assault V2 Buggy
6. Arrma Typhon Mega Brushed
5. FTX Vantage 1/10 4WD Brushless Buggy 2.4Ghz
4. Traxxas Bandit VXL Brushless Buggy
3. FTX Outlaw 1/10 Ultra-4 Brushed Buggy RTR
2. HPI Vorza Flux HP
1. Arrma Typhon 6S BLX