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Old 11-02-2007, 11:58 AM   #16
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I would be more concerned with replacement parts costs vs. fuel costs.

Other have said as much, but I'll restate it, the fuel cost difference between the two are likely to be insignificant when compared to other operational expense differences between the two classes.
Yup... tires... broken a arms... tires... rebuilding shocks... tires... other parts that wear out... tires...

Did I mention tires?

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Old 11-02-2007, 02:47 PM   #17
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I run the OPS/Radical .12 in my 1/10 trucks and can get 11-13 min of runtime with 30% TQ Fuel. That's with temps around the 220 mark.


You only break stuff cause you crash.....1/10 trucks are easier to break but if your serious about racing them you will quickly learn how to keep it off the pipe.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:43 PM   #18
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seems like 1/10 parts are cheaper too ? fuel consumption also low.

1/10 more cost-effective and efficient right ?
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:45 AM   #19
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no not necessarily. a 1/10 has way weaker parts and te parts arent all that much cheaper maybe a few dollars more but your not gonna break a 1/8 scale nearly as much. but as for fuel you will use less fuel.but a 1/8 is still more cost effective
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no not necessarily. a 1/10 has way weaker parts and te parts arent all that much cheaper maybe a few dollars more but your not gonna break a 1/8 scale nearly as much. but as for fuel you will use less fuel.but a 1/8 is still more cost effective
It is more cost effective......cause it's easier to drive with control. If your serious about racing and really want to learn about setup you need to start with 1/10 2wd. It will teach you throttle control and how important setup really is.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:41 AM   #21
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10 years ago,
I have a kyosho sandmaster .
But, the problem is : IT IS TOO SLOW. And, the 2WD just make it very difficult to control when cornering. Then, My friend bought a kyosho 4WD touring car 2 speed 1/10, wow !! the car being having 2 speed, it is fast and fun, and the 4wd make it corner sharply.
The sandmaster, I just keep it in the box until now (the heatsink thread line for glowplug was damaged).
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Ok.. so you are in the Nitro off road forum, do you want an on road car or off road? You were reffering to your mates on road with a 2 speed, well not many off road cars are going to be as quick as a 2 speed nitro on road car, off road cars are made to have explosive acceleration for jumps and tighter tracks, on roads are a lot slower off the mark but have high top speeds for the bigger tracks and higher traction.

If you have a Sandmaster, dont be put off 2wd stadium trucks because of it, it is an entry level truck and traction will be hard to get even running good tires. A 2wd stadium truck such as an AE Rc10GT/GT2 or losi XXX-NT would be MILES ahead of the Sand master, in handling, traction, power and parts strength. Sounds to me like racing isnt really in your sights, so i would get your hands on the ready to run trucks that both AE and Losi offer for 1/10 scale, they are good trucks, come with decent engines and are easy to learn with. And should be pretty fast to. Stay away from 1/8 scale buggies and truggies until you are more experienced with tuning engines and chassis setups etc.

1/8 scale is a lot more expensive than 1/10 scale, tyres, engines/parts, chassis parts etc. are all more expensive and wear faster due to the extra weight and power being forced on them. If cost is a factor than stay away from 1/8 scale until cost isnt so much of a concern, its more fun running the class of car you can enjoy properly and being on a budget makes it half the fun as you cant have the goodies or do a lot of driving.
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i agree. it is important to start off with a 1/10 2wd. the most important thing you learn how to do is tune your motor, this is better cuz if you screw up and wear down ur motor it is a lot cheaper to replace than a 1/8 off-road motor which are much bigger and cost a lot more. you also learn how to control the throttle and traction around corners. most are easy to work on and reqire simple maintanace.
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Thanks NJA82 for your most valuable advices !!!
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