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Old 05-13-2010, 12:00 PM   #61
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Relax bro, I'm not one of them. No need to edit. I'm on your side. They replied to your last post but haven't responded to mine yet.

Oh yeah he gave you a responce too! Keep it up and we will be hauled off the trailer.
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I know, I was just kidding around...
Ok good. It will be an interesting summer around here I think.
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Oh yeah he gave you a responce too! Keep it up and we will be hauled off the trailer.
LOL I'll have to go read it. That's ok, I have my own trailer now.
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I'll probably get banned from there.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:14 PM   #65
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why did the nitro die where you are in texas ?
As I was saying, it has not died but it is not nearly as popular as it used to be a couple of years ago. We used to regulary have 60-80 entries in a club race running primarily 1/8th buggy.

Now when you go to the track, unless you coordinated participation from all your RC buddies, you'll be lucky to race. Hopefully this will change as it is now warmer. Scratch that, we've had out 3 weeks of spring...it'll be hotter than Satan's ass before long
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I'll probably get banned from there.
Speaking of that I just let my fingers fly......
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i could see more advancments in nitro engine technology pushing the nitro's past electrics again.

nitro engines are getting better all the time.

Maybe R.O.A.R. Could lift some restrictions. I have seen some modded motors that can hang neck and neck with the best brushless.

we will silently come back. We have to. I hate electrics. BORRING!
Silently? Nahhh, roaring with a screamin frankenspec is what I say!!!!:lo l:
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:37 PM   #68
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Nitro is alive and doing very well here in Northern CA. We have at least 8-10 tracks throughout the Valley that race consistently, and our race directors work well together to schedule non-conflicted race days. Lately there have been many more 1/8 scale electrics showing up, and SCT is growing in popularity as well. I'm sure the cost factor is having a profound effect on influencing which vehicle the newbees show up with, but so far there's plenty of room for all classes. Being an old-school 1/10 scale electric guy, the reason I switched to nitro was the scale realism, and I grew tired of having to constantly spend big $$$ to keep up with battery/motor/ESC tecnology to be competitive. Perhaps lipo has changed that for the better...time will tell. All I can say is there is just no substitute for the sound of a nitro engine and the smell of nitro fuel burning in the morning!!
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excuse my ignorance, but what the heck is a short course truck? Is it 1/10 scale? And if it is, why would that be popular? 1/10 is boring!
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excuse my ignorance, but what the heck is a short course truck? Is it 1/10 scale? And if it is, why would that be popular? 1/10 is boring!
The SCT i have seen look stupid. I wouldn't race one. Seems like it would be good for kids.
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Three new tracks that are very nice have opened up in Az in the past 6 months or so.. Canyon Vista RC, Sun Lakes and the newest Fear Farm. I haven't seen too many electric buggies/truggies but SC is huge here.. but most of the guys still race 1/8 buggy/truggy seriously, while the SC is more of a race to have fun and relax..

Anyone from Texas? I'm at school in AZ but will be going home to Dallas soon, how is Indy RC and Mikes Hobby doing??
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Same here, we get serious with 1/8th scale & have a little fun with short course, but it's like every other class - think its gonna be a cheap / fun class, then it turns into a $1000+ setup to stay competative!
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The SCT i have seen look stupid. I wouldn't race one. Seems like it would be good for kids.
could you give an example? Like a name? rc 10 or something? I just want to go look at one so i can see what is getting so popular.

Bottom line from what i have seen though. Is people get frustrated because they don't KNOW HOW TO TUNE! And they fry a 300$ motor after a gallon get pi$$ed and say to hell with it! Saw that happen to a guy last week. I have never seen a clutch set up so bad in my life. Had about a inch of play, the springs wore down to needles, no washers behind the shoes or the flywheel. Bearings blown out on the clutch AND ENGINE!

Some people just don't have the passion for it. That is what it takes to be succesfull in nitro. You have to want it bad enough to be good at it and practice! It's hard to get everything right, it's not easy. You have to actually KNOW what you are doing. You are basically a MECHANIC! And when your hard work is running like a punishing, bruising, well oiled machine, that is a payoff all by itself. it's the best feeling in the world! I took my lumps and i love it.

It only took 2 or 3 300$ motors for me
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Electric side seems to be really big here in Central Ohio. Other than the big races, nitro was pretty low. Cold weather and fumes make sense.

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Deaux, the traxxas slash is the o.g. short course truck, all major manufactures make them now.
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