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Old 12-13-2010, 06:56 AM   #61
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One thing that is certain is that electric guys preach for the class to get more guys to do it so they have more people to race with. Nitro guys go to the track and just get down to business. And still have not seen an electric car win a race with a good nitro driver out there with them. But that is in the area where I live, I am sure it has happened in other places. Have fun with this one.
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I wonder if the younger racing generation prefers the plug and play of electric versus nitro? What impact if any does generation have towards your bias in racing. As an older racer, I prefer nitro and see 1/8 electrics as a young man game.
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One thing that is certain is that electric guys preach for the class to get more guys to do it so they have more people to race with. Nitro guys go to the track and just get down to business. And still have not seen an electric car win a race with a good nitro driver out there with them. But that is in the area where I live, I am sure it has happened in other places. Have fun with this one.
Because the nitro guys always crying and whining about having to race with the electrics.
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I wonder if the younger racing generation prefers the plug and play of electric versus nitro? What impact if any does generation have towards your bias in racing. As an older racer, I prefer nitro and see 1/8 electrics as a young man game.
Well, as an older racer I prefer electric. The only impact that age has is younger people are generally more willing to accept technology.

Nitro guys are more like the old hot rodder types, electric guys are more like the tech types.

We all know that even now, there are die hard guys who want a carb on their car instead of fuel injection lol, but those are the guys who can't or won't accept the way things change, and eventually are left behind.
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EP are WAY FASTER, also MUCH harder to control, the power is so abrupt you have to be knowledgable enough with your parameter settings on radio to smooth it out.....the average club guy cant drive them smooth or get them to even feel smooth....way to much wasted power in 1/8 EP.

as for me, I dont like EP 1/8, I tried it, just not my thing for 1/8......If you want to run electric, try 1/10......most 1/8 drivers will break a 1/10 car on the track on their first lap.
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I haven't been hit by E-1/8 while on the racing lane. I was standing on the outside of a turn after a triple and the E bug guy pinned it before the jump, went too far to the right and jumped off track into me. Now, I was also hit my an SC that did the exact same thing, only the SC didn't hurt much because it's half the weight.

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We all know that even now, there are die hard guys who want a carb on their car instead of fuel injection lol, but those are the guys who can't or won't accept the way things change, and eventually are left behind.
To this I say, why should I put EFI on an Inline-6 in a '69 Rambler?
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To this I say, why should I put EFI on an Inline-6 in a '69 Rambler?
Lol, the question is: Are you going to line that Rambler up against a fully built GNX or Z06?
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Lol, the question is: Are you going to line that Rambler up against a fully built GNX or Z06?
The 196ci I-6 in mine is the smallest engine ever put in a Rambler, I'm not racing anybody. It'll be my daily driver, putting a bike roof rack on it and everything.
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I wonder if the younger racing generation prefers the plug and play of electric versus nitro? What impact if any does generation have towards your bias in racing. As an older racer, I prefer nitro and see 1/8 electrics as a young man game.


I think most of the people on this forum are younger than 18, so yea.
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EP are WAY FASTER, also MUCH harder to control, the power is so abrupt you have to be knowledgable enough with your parameter settings on radio to smooth it out.....the average club guy cant drive them smooth or get them to even feel smooth....way to much wasted power in 1/8 EP.

as for me, I dont like EP 1/8, I tried it, just not my thing for 1/8......If you want to run electric, try 1/10......most 1/8 drivers will break a 1/10 car on the track on their first lap.
faster in terminal velocity/acceleration yes, around a track, No.

At pretty much every major race where the top drivers are running nitro and electric, the Nitro buggies put up faster quals and faster laps.

at this years manufacturer race, Jesse robers fastest nitro buggy lap was almost a full second faster than his fastest e-buggy lap in the main.
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faster in terminal velocity/acceleration yes, around a track, No.

At pretty much every major race where the top drivers are running nitro and electric, the Nitro buggies put up faster quals and faster laps.

at this years manufacturer race, Jesse robers fastest nitro buggy lap was almost a full second faster than his fastest e-buggy lap in the main.
I think at the JConcepts clash two years ago, Maifield was a full second faster with his electric. I've seen both. You can also see differences just based on track layout, not to mention how much practice a driver has with one car or another.

Electric 1/8 are faster and much harder to drive imho. They drive totally different than a nitro.

I would bet that if a to Pro spent as much time practicing with an electric 1/8 as they do with nitro, the electrics would probably be 1 sec faster than a nitro just from the acceleration advantage. But who knows...
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I'm a nitro guy at heart, but can see the appeal of electric to anyone that simply just wants to run his gear with minimal fuss. The way I see it, the more guys running electric, or nitro, the better for our hobby!

It doesn't really matter what a person chooses to run, as long as it gets them out playing, or supporting a local club/track while racing their gear. In the end it's all radio control, so it's fun, regardless what your power source is.

These debates, although fun, will never end I just see no point in being against one or the other, because they both have their place.
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I think most of the people on this forum are younger than 18, so yea.
I think you are sadly mistaken....
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