I have an axial scx10 deadbolt that I have had for a couple of years and used as a trail truck lightly. Only broke c hub and is now aluminum c hub and steering knuckle. So what i would like to do is turn it into a 2 Speed brushless lipo truck. But if nimh is better for water so be it. I would hope for it to be water "resistant" I've seen medics videos on "waterproofing" and hope to keep budget under 300 but if getting another axial truck such as bomber would be more worth while then I would go for it.