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Old 02-09-2010, 08:12 PM   #61
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dude, you put commas in weird places.

here,,, ill,, triple the comma,,,, here and add a period at the end.

do you know what a comma is? go to school or something dude.


AT LEAST READ A BOOK.

i am not the best at typing, but Jesus man at least i use firefox and it catches most the misspelled words.
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ok yea il use just one comma .. nobody is perfect at spelling, sorry to tell you that.
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my opinion about that is that some,, people just do not want to learn how to tune a nitro engine. it really isnt that hard, it just takes a couple of times,, or a little bit more to get used to it it doesnt take a real,, smart person to get it to run really..
OMG a couple of times I must be a very slow learner cause with weather, clutch, plugs and pipes im still learning more and more about tuning a nitro engine to its full potential.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:18 PM   #63
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OMG a couple of times I must be a very slow learner cause with weather, clutch, plugs and pipes im still learning more and more about tuning a nitro engine to its full potential.

well for some people it might take ,more than a couple of times to learn nitro i mean im still learning. usually if i tune my engine, once in the spring time
and keep the same temp plug. it will run fine during the ,summer also sometimes maybe il have to richen, the top end needle when its hot outside.
i run the 86 pipe on my engine, at every track no diffrent pipes runs good.
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OMG a couple of times I must be a very slow learner cause with weather, clutch, plugs and pipes im still learning more and more about tuning a nitro engine to its full potential.
Because We dont want to tune a nitro engine? Is that your only answer. So thats like saying you run nitro because you dont want to solder? lame reasoning.

It all comes down to preference. I run all electric. some days i get my @ss handed to me by nitros, some days they end up in my dust playing catch up. Nitro is not a dying breed by any means. Electric is playing catch up(in popularity)

My track is trying to split nitro and electric, every is whining about the differences but there have never been any races won or lost that were 100% attributed to the car's power system
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The only advantage I've seen that electric cars have over nitro cars is they don't have to wait for a clutch to engage. They can clear some jumps with shorter run ups than nitro cars but it's not a big difference.

Last season I saw esc's fail after continuous hard chassis slapping. Once this problem is fixed then I see electric 1/8th gain popularity. Some people are intimidated when it comes nitro engines. There is a large learning curve getting into nitro from assembling you're first clutch and maintaining it, setting all you're linkages up correctly, to breaking in their first engine correctly etc. As long as the racers at a track are willing to help noobs then nitro will still continue to be popular.

With that said, I second that watching electric 1/8th scale is like watching paint dry. The sound and fumes are so addicting that I start to count down the days to the start of nitro season come dec.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:53 PM   #66
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The only advantage I've seen that electric cars have over nitro cars is they don't have to wait for a clutch to engage. They can clear some jumps with shorter run ups than nitro cars but it's not a big difference.

Last season I saw esc's fail after continuous hard chassis slapping. Once this problem is fixed then I see electric 1/8th gain popularity. Some people are intimidated when it comes nitro engines. There is a large learning curve getting into nitro from assembling you're first clutch and maintaining it, setting all you're linkages up correctly, to breaking in their first engine correctly etc. As long as the racers at a track are willing to help noobs then nitro will still continue to be popular.

With that said, I second that watching electric 1/8th scale is like watching paint dry. The sound and fumes are so addicting that I start to count down the days to the start of nitro season come dec.






yea electric doesnt have to wait, for a clutch to engauge but it also depends on how a track is layed out and, how big the jumps are. the track i go to theres only one big double with, a landing flat top after that. i just think about how speed i need to hit the, jump with the nitro and just hold it and i clear the jump find.


also to i see a couple of guys who, have a 1/8 electric and they overshoot and overclear jumps pretty bad. so it can get you in more, trouble without a clutch.
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Because We dont want to tune a nitro engine? Is that your only answer. So thats like saying you run nitro because you dont want to solder? lame reasoning.

It all comes down to preference. I run all electric. some days i get my @ss handed to me by nitros, some days they end up in my dust playing catch up. Nitro is not a dying breed by any means. Electric is playing catch up(in popularity)

My track is trying to split nitro and electric, every is whining about the differences but there have never been any races won or lost that were 100% attributed to the car's power system
Read the thread and educate yourself cause you missed the point.
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Electric, Gas or Nitro. It doesn't matter, just hand me the transmitter and lets race!!
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Heres my version of Nitro vs Electric...... A strong nitro is no joke and gives up very little to a track tuned BL system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr7vp8P9IqY
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Every time I log on to RCTECH the electric thread has more viewers then the nitro thread. Since technology has changed dramatically from our Hornet and Frogs days with speed controllers, motors and batteries will Nitro be chasing the electric scene??

Tuning our nitro engine takes a good leaning curve and knowing how will win races but is that the same as adjusting your power curves, armature, and end points. Nitro fuel, smoke, and fumes to me is the ultimate thrill but are we losing the battle against electric a lot of people crossing over.
in off road alone the electric section goes back to 9/2001 w/17,000ish posts, the nitro section goes back to 6/2007 w/12,400ish posts. nitro is clearly ahead statistically. 9 out of the top 10 headlines on neo buggy right now are about nitro, the one is about a tx antenna so 50% nitro there. again statistically nitro is ahead of electric in popularity. crossing over or adding on? most still keep their nitro stuff just in case ... nuffsed.
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I can't see electric taking over for years and year and....... Even if it does i don't think i'll change. Watched them at the Neo race last year and ok they are fast but it sure is nasty hearing them chassis slap against the surface. Is nitro losing the battle. Not really. Only nitro power is at Neo this year
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