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Old 12-05-2010, 07:59 PM   #16
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+1 agree nothing beats 12 or more truggys/buggys running on the track with screaming engines down the straights !'


i dont think nitro is that expensive really compared to other hobbys.
You know what beats 12 or more nitro truggies or buggies running on the track with screaming engines down the straights? A brushless buggy or truggy on lipo .
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You know what beats 12 or more nitro truggies or buggies running on the track with screaming engines down the straights? A brushless buggy or truggy on lipo .


well thats if the person can drive and handle all the torque from a electric motor also
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #18
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My rc a few years ago was a Mugen MBX5T, had a bump start only Mach 427. Some people tend to think of that engine as a budget engine, but it was fast!

As far as top speed, not sure where my vorza is, but the acceleration is insane!

Agreed that electric is more expensive up front, at least it seems to be depending. Vorza and Kyosho are both cheaper in rtr form than a revo is, and not much more than a rtr hyper 7. When going for the high end of things, it is probably about even. Good esc and motor are $300 or so, and nitro engines can easily go over that mark. Good lipos are pricey, but with the difference in a good nitro engine, fuel and some spare glow plugs, it evens out.

BTW, how come I am the only electric guy here?
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If anyone wants a fast nitro, here it is:

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tag/2097121669.html

This could blow passed all the electrics since it can do 65+ mph
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Talking O.K. Heres one.

If you are old enough to remember speed racer.

Remember the famous GRX Engine??

Can you handle it?? I equate that to a Lipo motor (even though the GRX is an engne)


Exactly. If you can handle the torque and speed, go for it.

If not, stay with nitro..

Nooo....... That's not what I meant..
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:16 AM   #21
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NITRO NITRO NITRO

Maybe EP when the electronics stop blowing up..........
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:25 AM   #22
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i have both,got a savi xl with a lrp.28 on 30% and it flat out sreams,then my blitz was brushless on a 3s lipo and it would give the savi a run for its money.i love both but who doesnt love the smell of nitro
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NITRO!!!!!!!! Nuff Said
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I get tired of these electric guys running with the nitros and then running off about how well they did with their instant torque. It's apples and oranges. If someone wants to run a flashlight, keep them in their own class.

IMHO track owners that allow electric and nitro to run together should be shot.
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I get tired of these electric guys running with the nitros and then running off about how well they did with their instant torque. It's apples and oranges. If someone wants to run a flashlight, keep them in their own class.

IMHO track owners that allow electric and nitro to run together should be shot.
Spoken like the voice of experience, from someone who got whooped by an electric
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:45 PM   #26
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I believe the current 1/8 World Champ was running NITRO!!!
I dont remember seeing any flashlights there.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:02 PM   #27
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I like NITRO!!! i got electric also but when running it i,m missin something smell,noise the raw vibrations of a combustion engine burning nitro
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Batteries are for Starter Boxes, Glo igniters and flashlights.

Been saying that since the mid 90's.

I love nitro, the smell, the sound. One of my buddies is converting to nothing but electric...even his baja 5t....they are stupid fast, but they don't do a thing for me.

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Old 12-07-2010, 04:48 PM   #29
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I have them both and love them both..each have their strong points. Run nitros at the track, and brushless at home.. ( to keep the neighbors happy) I like to run year round, and lets face it NOBODY like dickin around with a nitro motor in the 14 degrees. Electric-- plug and GO--
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I run both and wouldn't do it any other way. I practice with electric, then race both.
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