Originally Posted by performula
The only other form of power I would consider next to nitro is brushless. Some of their systems last over 20 minutes and the power is right there. Nitro will might fade a little to brushless, but the loyalists will stay nitro.
Running what batteries? Lipos most likely.
I don't think nitro will fade really. Guys who run nitro seem to be different than the guys who run electric. We like the noise and working on the combustion motors and whatnot. Electric guys like the cleanliness of the electrics and the smoothness of the power. I run both but if I had to choose it would be nitro. Although my brushless is alot of fun it still doesn't feel like a gasser. The low maintenance of it is great though.
I'd go with the 1/8 scale though solely for the reason they are so dang durable. I've flipped my buggy heads for tails nonstop and did things you wouldn't think of trying with any electric/gas 1/10 scale vehicle and it kept on rolling till it was time to stop.