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Old 09-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #1
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Serpent has adapted their Nitro car for electric use
http://www.redrc.net/2013/09/serpent...es/#more-71683
Is there a demand for this? Seems like it would compete with their existing electric lineup
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it will be interesting to see if there will ever be a class for this. Seems kind of pointless. They have a S411. Granted yes it is 190mm vs the 200mm but again it will be interesting to see if there is a class for thsi type of car and if it goes anywhere.
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There's some areas in Europe that are cracking down on noise pollution. INS boxes were created to bring down the noise, but now exhaust pipes are being developed to cut down the noise some more. There's even some tracks that have banned nitro all together. Sure, these displaced nitro racers can just get traditional electric cars, but maybe they want to stick with 200mm/220mm gtp cars and foam tires. I think these converted nitro cars are aiming to run 3s lipo's judging by the RX8 they have in the pic

I think esc and battery technology only need a little more time before they can exceed nitro's performance. With electric motors, you have the benefit of instantaneous torque. No need to deal with tuning a $500-$700 engine, clutch tuning, 2 speed tuning, glow plugs, bad fuel, flame outs...
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Not technically from Mugen, but it was designed by Mugen designer Robert Pietsch. They even displayed it the Mugen booth at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.

http://www.redrc.net/2012/11/pure-ho...ep-conversion/

Edam also has a conversion.

http://www.redrc.net/2011/09/edam-es...-road-chassis/
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I know it might seem a tad silly but i gotta ask.


Whats the point? if it was 8th scale ill understand but electric 200mm doesnt make sense, you may as well just do 190mm touring as it will be no different, hell if you must you can run foams on a 190mm tourer..

And you cant have the 40 minute races like the nitro cars so..eh.

i dont get it O_o
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I agree with all the comments here. I don't think there is a demand for a new class. But unless you live somewhere where you have a large outdoor nitro track I'm not sure where you'd run them. 200mm nitro chassis are designed to handle more power than a 190mm chassis. With that said, my assumption is that this is not supposed to be a separate class...but they are meant to run along side of 1/10 nitro TCs in the same class...?
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how can they run with nitros? can hardly do fast battery changes 20 minutes in lol
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I believe the 200mm IC foam TC is a beast on outdoor asphalt tracks. These IC cars just get a bad rap at tracks that are primarily electric. I would drop my 190mm sedan for this car in a heartbeat! Only reason I don't, is it will take at least 10 guys in my area to buy one and count on 40% of them to show up on club days and trophy days. The idea of it is tempting just to shred this thing at Leisure Hours.
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just stick foams on your 190mm O_o
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just stick foams on your 190mm O_o
Today's 190mm cars are designed with too much flex for foams. To get the grip down without having too much traction, requires a overall stiffer and wider car... Which makes this car more desirable for foams...
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These kind of cars are perfect if you have a big nitro track and want a durable and hard car. There are no races for them at the moment, but for training and for fun itīs just the best option.
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I run One of my 190mm tc4 with a 4S & HV4.5t motor... It handles nice and pulls every 8scale down the straights....lots of fun for sure...
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I like it...!!!

What's up Shane good find.
This would be fun at Full Throttle Raceway.
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Today's 190mm cars are designed with too much flex for foams. To get the grip down without having too much traction, requires a overall stiffer and wider car... Which makes this car more desirable for foams...
+1 and aluminum chassis would hold up better than carbon
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I love nitro sedan but having a pit guy that can make a quick tune was an issue, easier to find someone to change a lipo for u, not a big deal if everone is running the same type of car
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