Great thread, RapTor_X_. I would suggest the Blade as an option for muscles. It's not expensive and in certain situations able to compete with or even better than the Dominator RC and the Sabre Turbo Custom. Futhermore it's an easier car to drive than most muscles.
Controlling the car in the air: While in the air you can actually control your car. You can't brake or accelerate in the air, so it won't change your landing spot, but you can correct the rotation and angle of the car. Use your right analog stick to roll your car sideways or forwards/backwards. Landing on your wheels is a good idea, if you don't want to explode. Less known is that you can also turn your car angle left and right with the left analog stick while using the handbrake in air. Using that you can land pointing to the right direction.
I think the bit about "won't change your landing spot" is not quite it. You for sure know by leaning forward or backward you will go further or shorter in distance. And I also tend to tell people to try avoid air time at all. Air time is slow time