Imo, the electric off road class would do better in 1/8th scale, since the traction will be better and bumps won't be as big a factor. They will need to SERIOUSLY beef up any 4wd they "Convert", since they are the most fragile with small tires, it won't get better with bigger tires! I think a totally new design is needed for best results and weight should not be the main priority, durability should be.
I think I saw someone post that 1/8th scale is less "Hassle" then electric? WOW, someone obviously has little to NO electric experience.
I would hardly call maintaining/charging my radio batteries, two or more 6 cells for my starter box, a couple glow ignitors and a reciever pack, then tuning my fuel engine and inspecting my clutch parts and other items for a day of racing less hassle....
....Compared to charging my radio and 6 cell to flip a switch and hit the track.
Noboby races Fuel classes because they are cheaper OR easier.
They both are fun, but everybody seems to feel the need to justify one over the other....They BOTH have thier ups and downs.
I like racing them all myself and form a true opinion based on reality, rather then a magazine that leaves off half of the items needed for fuel and claims a battery pack for electric racing is $75-100, LMAO.
www.wedjim.com ...Closed down due to heavy gov't regulation? Or something like that.
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