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Old 09-02-2010, 10:48 AM   #61
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I used to work at Voice Motors in Kalkaska, Mi. One day it took me over 2 1/2 hours to get to work, and it was a 50 min drive on a clear day :/
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:51 AM   #62
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i do have a esc,charger,servo for a electric so it would be cheaper for me...i have nothing for nitro besides tools and servo...well reciever also
So you are missing 1 servo and an engine for nitro and a motor and battery for electric.

Nitro
Servo $100
Engine $250

Total Nitro $350

Electric
Motor $150
Battery $150-$250

Total Electric $300-$400

It looks like your pocket is going to be hit about the same.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:59 AM   #64
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I have been racing Nitro for almost 2 years now. And have always had elec cars.. when very young. I only run nitro 1/8th buggies currently. I have had 1/10th leccy and a 1/8th for a week or so.. and I like both for different reasons.

Im a nitro guy at heart,

Pro's
Racing
Realistic-to a degree
Noise
Tinkering
Outdoor's
Almost unlimited runtime
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Con's
Can be expensive
Sometimes cleaning can be a pain after a wet/muddy meeting

Cost, can be as high or low as you make it to a degree.. but there is a general monthly price.. like clutch shoes.. fuel ect.. plugs..

I still like leccy, and have raced 1/10th buggies a little bit aswell as 1/18th stuff. I personally find them to be fun but prefer nitro as a whole..

Pro's
Plug and play
Quiet
Less mess

Con's
Runtime limited to batteries
It can get a*al in some races formats
Tyre's wear sometimes pritty fast
Short mains


Initial costs are generally higher in a way that nitro.. with batteries.. esc ect

I like to run leccy in the winter month's for something during the week indoors or something. Or to occasionally take down the track to have a blast.. Nitro needs more teching and fiddling.. but I enjoy cleaning mine ect.. but some hate that aspect.. its either (More plug and play-Leccy) or (more involved-nitro)...
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:09 AM   #65
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So you are missing 1 servo and an engine for nitro and a motor and battery for electric.

Nitro
Servo $100
Engine $250

Total Nitro $350

Electric
Motor $150
Battery $150-$250

Total Electric $300-$400

It looks like your pocket is going to be hit about the same.
ya that makes sense but how much is a starter box,glow ignitor,glow plug...but yes that does makes sense....never really thought if that
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:09 AM   #66
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So you are missing 1 servo and an engine for nitro and a motor and battery for electric.

Nitro
Servo $100
Engine $250

Total Nitro $350

Electric
Motor $150
Battery $150-$250

Total Electric $300-$400

It looks like your pocket is going to be hit about the same.
im not going to say brandnames but for the $ you quoted, you can get 4 batteries to your door.
not everyone needs to spend 150+ on a single battery. im not looking to get into a lipo debate with anyone.
but there are many many many people who are very happy with cells from hongkong.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:10 AM   #67
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4cell 5000 lipos are 40-50 bucks each (turnigy) the $ you quoted, you can get 4 batteries to your door.
soft pack though...i dont use soft pack...had a turigy hard case 4s and didnt like it..lost voltage and punch way to fast
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:12 AM   #68
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im really thinking nitro but there is no where to race it in the winter up here....and ive been told its very expensive....more then electric but hhmm i dont know what to do.

na its a little more than electric but not real bad
i mean, they have alum clutch shoes that last 1 to 2 gallons now so its almost the same amount .
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I have been racing Nitro for almost 2 years now. And have always had elec cars.. when very young. I only run nitro 1/8th buggies currently. I have had 1/10th leccy and a 1/8th for a week or so.. and I like both for different reasons.

Im a nitro guy at heart,

Pro's
Racing
Realistic-to a degree
Noise
Tinkering
Outdoor's
Almost unlimited runtime
+ More

Con's
Can be expensive
Sometimes cleaning can be a pain after a wet/muddy meeting

Cost, can be as high or low as you make it to a degree.. but there is a general monthly price.. like clutch shoes.. fuel ect.. plugs..

I still like leccy, and have raced 1/10th buggies a little bit aswell as 1/18th stuff. I personally find them to be fun but prefer nitro as a whole..

Pro's
Plug and play
Quiet
Less mess

Con's
Runtime limited to batteries
It can get a*al in some races formats
Tyre's wear sometimes pritty fast
Short mains


Initial costs are generally higher in a way that nitro.. with batteries.. esc ect

I like to run leccy in the winter month's for something during the week indoors or something. Or to occasionally take down the track to have a blast.. Nitro needs more teching and fiddling.. but I enjoy cleaning mine ect.. but some hate that aspect.. its either (More plug and play-Leccy) or (more involved-nitro)...




well nitro fuel and other stuff cost more in the uk right ?
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:18 AM   #71
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just curious what your problem with softpack was?
i actually like the idea of being able to see if a cell gets puffy.
was it bumping around?

i just got my first turnigy.. they fit odd so i had to put it sideways with a piece of foam (from my 8ight starterbox)

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im not a big fan of softpack...what one is that? mah and c rating?
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ya that makes sense but how much is a starter box,glow ignitor,glow plug...but yes that does makes sense....never really thought if that
I bought the dynamite dual motor (775 x 2) for $49.99 2 weeks ago. A glow plug ignitor is about $20 and the glow plugs are $5/ea. You go through one glow plug maybe every couple weeks to once a month or so, so its not a cost to worry about. Fuel is more of a concern as far as how much you'll spend to keep it running. Clutch shoes can be bought on ebay pretty cheap ($5-10 for 2 shoes, 4 are needed per clutch on losi buggy and truggys). You'll need a fuel bottle which is about $5-10 (might get 1 free with your new rc). A glow plug wrench is about $10 at any LHS. So its really not alot, you could walk into a LHS with a $100 bill and walk out with just about everything you need to get started.
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what about a starter box?
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what about a starter box?
A starter box is about a 50 to a 100 dollars.
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