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Old 01-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Which one is better and faster? The electric or Nitro.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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NITRO!!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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The pro drivers are usually faster with nitro than with electric.
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Because electric is so boring that while driving it you will fall asleep, causing it to crash against a wall, at which point it won't be very fast at all....

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It depends on number of lipo cells, kv of motor. Electric can be faster, especially out of the corner but the sound of nitro engines is just awesome. That is why I reconverted my buggy back to nitro.
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It depends on number of lipo cells, kv of motor. Electric can be faster, especially out of the corner but the sound of nitro engines is just awesome. That is why I reconverted my buggy back to nitro.
We're not talking about dragracing I suppose.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #8
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As far as racing goes nitro more popular than e buggy
as far as bottom and middle power e is faster top end goes to nitro
nitro is funner with noise more to wrench on
E is acfually faster for most sportsman and some intermediate level srivers because with out the nitro noise find your self braking and accelerating properly with nitro alot of guys over drive the car due to excitment of noise it makes
i like both but in my area only place can run e buggy ks indoor or at big races so i just stick to nitro
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We're not talking about dragracing I suppose.
No, electrics have more "bottompower":
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Screw everything else.. The sound that Porsche engine makes kills everything.. God that's a great sound!..
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No, electrics have more "bottompower":
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Look at my signature. I know electric has more bottom end than nitro.
But all those bottom end power isn't usable on low grip dirt. Nitro is more controllable. My nitro car is easer do drive in long sweepers since I can let it float more through corners. My electric car starts nose diving as soon as you let the throttle go. Nitro cars are faster on the track. Look at the laptimes of the pro drivers that drive both classes...
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Neither is better... although some people prefer one over the other.

Sheer power wise in a straight line nitro simply cannot hold a candle to an electric. I don't care how modded the engine is, etc. A 4s/2650kv motor in a 8th scale will destroy any .21 nitro motor at half throttle. Bump it to 5s or 6s, and you will have a hard time finding glue to keep the tires on the buggy. You can easily get a 1/8 buggy over 80mph with a $40 battery and cheapo chinese motor. Electric motors are more efficient have 100% torque at 1 rpm. This results in near instant acceleration and much higher gearing ranges.

However, on an offroad track for actual racing, they are about the same all things being equal. Electric will have better bottom end power allowing it to clear jumps with short run ups (what may be a double double for nitro can be a quad for electric) and much faster overall acceleration. However, nitros seem to be able to carry better corner speed due to less motor drag and brake bias. Both drive entirely differnet on the track and require differnet driving styles.

Some folks needs smoke and noise other just like the driving experience of electric. If you want all show and no go, nitro power. If you want to just go with no show, then electric.
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Look at my signature. I know electric has more bottom end than nitro.
But all those bottom end power isn't usable on low grip dirt. Nitro is more controllable. My nitro car is easer do drive in long sweepers since I can let it float more through corners. My electric car starts nose diving as soon as you let the throttle go. Nitro cars are faster on the track. Look at the laptimes of the pro drivers that drive both classes...
Given that most pro drivers drive their nitro cars MORE than they drive their electric 8th scales it makes sense that you'd see slightly faster times with nitros. However, I'd bet a steak dinner that any pro that focused on driving electric 8th scale with the same focus as nitro would be faster with electric on the same track. In general though, the lap times are pretty similar.
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I can't believe you guy's are entertaining this POST...........
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Man lol this debate will go on for ever with electric vs nitro

If your looking at ease of matience and not worry about tuning engines and clutches fuel and cleaning and gettting better at driving . Than get the electric version of RC8.2E and run with the nitro buggys and if you win take a look at thier face afterwords
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