Futaba Magnum 3PRKA
This 3-channel pistol is an inexpensive way to get Futaba quality into any model, and is all you need (and then some) for a fun-runner like the Rally Beetle. Adjustable throttle endpoints make it a good nitro-car completer, while the third channel comes in handy for trail trucks with 2-speed transmissions or other features that call for a third channel. Steering rate is adjustable too, and of course you get that famous Futaba feel. Good stuff for around $80.