I have been racing electric TC for a year and a half now, and I REALLY want to try nitro
. I know little about it so I was hoping to get some guidance from you guys. I have done some searching, but I am interested in the most current info possible.
Need - I will only be racing about two times a month, club racing only. My budget is not unlimited, but I am not looking to go ‘cheap’ either – I want to have a good experience.
Car - Decent quality and ease of setup (responsive to setup changes) and upgradeability. I would also like a competitive handling chassis. Upgrades and parts cost is a concern, but ordering parts from internet is not a problem.
Short list of cars: TM G4JS $240, G4RS $350, NT1R $350, NT1 2009 Spec $400. I am leaning toward the G4JS as the cost for what you get seems to be fantastic. Not sure if the Xray is that much better than the TM cars for my needs…..
Engine/Pipe – All out speed is not important at this stage, but average performance (or slightly above) would be good. Reliability, all around good power band, consistent running, and ease of tune are key. ( I am a little familiar with the larger engines, but know nothing about the .12s)
Servos – What torque ratings and transit times are needed for throttle/braking? Would the steering servo be the same kind of spec as an electric TC?
Any info would be great!