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Old 06-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #91
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These companies aren't just saying there is a shortage, there is a shortage. Wow, turn on the TV, tune in to ESPN and watch.
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Thank you Jea3.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:14 PM   #93
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no one asked for your $0.02
electric is history get over it
How many dime bags do you smoke a day?

IMHO the decreasing prices of brushless and LiPo are rejuvenating these classes.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:24 PM   #94
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On a 2 day race weekend with the electric stuff, on or offroad, I spend about 50 to 75 dollars on parts and tires. That doesn't include entry fee, hotel, gas,etc. But I tried nitro off road last year and in one race weekend I spent 175 in tires alone. Than another 45 in glow plugs and fuel. And this was one race weekend! No way nitro is cheaper than electric
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How many dime bags do you smoke a day?

IMHO the decreasing prices of brushless and LiPo are rejuvenating these classes.
yeah No-shit, Losi, HPI and Trakazz (lol) are the first to be offering the New "E" 1/8 production cars and trucks. In no time many others will follow... I see the electric making its charge to the top very soon!
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #96
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On a 2 day race weekend with the electric stuff, on or offroad, I spend about 50 to 75 dollars on parts and tires. That doesn't include entry fee, hotel, gas,etc. But I tried nitro off road last year and in one race weekend I spent 175 in tires alone. Than another 45 in glow plugs and fuel. And this was one race weekend! No way nitro is cheaper than electric
WoW that would keep my program rolling for about 2 months..... sounds like you really struggled with nitro. Not a common case of events by any means


One question for you guys talking about brushless cars.....

How many of you would watch MX/SX if they were on electric bikes? Not me, IMO brushless is a neat novelty but IMO it takes the character and roots out of the class.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:38 PM   #97
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On some tracks in the minnesota nitro series that is very normal. On some tracks a set of tires is only good one run then you toss them out
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geez..... how do run a main?
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:46 PM   #99
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And yes. I would watch other forms of racing if it was electric. As long as we keep having good finishes at the end of a race I'm all about electric in all forms of racing
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:54 PM   #100
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geez..... how do run a main?
You could feel it at the end. Lol. And to stay competitive you need a new set every run. And then you rotate them to practice tires.
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You could feel it at the end. Lol. And to stay competitive you need a new set every run. And then you rotate them to practice tires.
That sounds like one hell of an abrasive surface. Do you guy have sand paper layed down as apposed to dirt?
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I would guess there's not alot of new blood at that track either...... too much $$$

our local track is loamy red clay thats hard in some spots..... we can run a set of tires for along time, generally the foams are toast first.

Our other track is super hard packed and grooved and 2 sets will do ya for a 2-3 day race. 1 for quals and 1 for the main (45m)

I guess we got it lucky out west
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Like I said though. It was only a couple of the tracks. Full throttle raceway and the lsrcc track was dialed and easy on tires. Last years eveleth track was the worst track I raced on in my 20 years of racing. It was hard on everything including tires. It had divots so big it swollowed truggys. It was just awful
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And brushless is not a novelty in the 10th scale stuff at least. Its so dialed. I loved not having to cut and re brush my motor after every run. The only time I touch them is to re gear them to whatever layout I am on
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And brushless is not a novelty in the 10th scale stuff at least. Its so dialed. I loved not having to cut and re brush my motor after every run. The only time I touch them is to re gear them to whatever layout I am on

I agree and I also think it has revitalized the class (1/10).... I run BL and lipo in all my electric stuff as well
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