Originally Posted by WaDsY
I use to Race Electric Off-Road about 8 years ago in Perth. I use to race a Schumacher Cougar 2000. I now want to get right back into it now that I live in Melbourne.
I have been doing a lot of reading of late and are becoming more an more confused.
Can I please have some advice around the following questions.
Off Road Nitro or Electric?
If Electric what are the pros and cons of brushed and brushless?
Is brushless legal as when I raced there wasn’t such a thing.
Are Nitro’s reliable these days for off road?
Any other information you may think I need.
Thanks in advanced as I find information from users far greater then info from product manufacturers.
1. Offroad electric has different classes, ie stock mod etc so you can start at the bottom and work your way up which is the best way to go unlike nitro.
Offroad is MUCH cleaner.Anywhere that an electric would go a nitro would be absolutely filthy so cleaning is a pain.
Offroad electric is much easier to fiddle with and tuning is a breeze.
Nitro engines are something every newbie has a headache over.Sometimes they won't start, not tuned well etc.
I may sound like im against nitros but im not because i own one and i am just telling you from my experiences of both electric and nitro.
2. If you went down the electric route you would have to find out what your track rules are because some tracks don't allow brushless motors.
Brushless motors require no maintenance at all unlike brushes motors and they usually have more torque then a brushed motor and they can be run on more cells without harm.