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Old 09-24-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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What do you guys think is better?
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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I prefer nitro.. but electric can be fun during the wee hours of morning, or late hours of night.. or indoors with minis/micros even.

Any time between.. nitro
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thanks i like nitro also. Im just trying to figure out the best one to go with?
Any others??
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You should apply the "What am I gonna do with it" logic. Are you planing on racing, or bashing? Will you race or bash outside, or indoors? Winter's coming, so that means the peeps up north either play in snow or inside. Nitro sucks inside, unless you have really good ventilation. Brushless matches or surpasses nitro in performance, so it basically comes down to, "where are you planing to use it?"
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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I prefer Nitro myself but the way people carry on and on and on about their personal choice of engine in these forums makes me think they make love to them and I am rethinkin my choice!!!
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I figured he was trying to sort out which would best serve him. In which case, an online forum with lots of experienced RCers should be able to help him.
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I figured he was trying to sort out which would best serve him. In which case, an online forum with lots of experienced RCers should be able to help him.
I agree, but how often do the people that start these threads actually follow the advice they're given or are able to differentiate the good info from the bad?

Maybe it would serve them better to read around, take their time, educate themselves a little on the hobby, and when they have something more specific to ask --- instead of something very generic --- to by all means log back in and try again.
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It's kinda like the mystery of the "Search" button... No noob knows what it does.
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For racing I prefer electric, mainly because I can't seem to find a trustworthy pitman. For playing nitro is a blast, the noise, smell and the mechanics of nitro are fun.

I raced my brushles 8ight-T Saturday and was able to relax and focus on my driving, not whether I have enough fuel, what my temp was etc.
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Well, with brushless and lipo an electric car is probably faster... but I'd miss the sound, the smell, the pit stops... even the frustration of tuning and troubleshooting. Electric is (mechanicallY) too easy, it would take the fun out of the hobby.
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At one time I loved nitro cars, but now that 2 stroke large scale is getting more and more popular, I ask myself what does nitro give me?

I get my IC fix from large scale now, and my nitro stuff just sits. 2stroke is SO much better it is not even funny, once you try it you will never go back unless 1/8 gas racing is in your blood, but for bashing it is no contest 2stroke all the way.
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i going race it. Im going to go with nitro thats what is set up for. Thanks for all the replys
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At one time I loved nitro cars, but now that 2 stroke large scale is getting more and more popular, I ask myself what does nitro give me?

I get my IC fix from large scale now, and my nitro stuff just sits. 2stroke is SO much better it is not even funny, once you try it you will never go back unless 1/8 gas racing is in your blood, but for bashing it is no contest 2stroke all the way.
What do u race, 2stroke planes are the go, dont have to clean the messy oily stuff!!!
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What do u race, 2stroke planes are the go, dont have to clean the messy oily stuff!!!

I fly electric planes and heli's, race electric cars and play in the yard with the gas stuff. I have raced 1/8 buggy about 10+years ago along with 1/10 gas truck.
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