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Old 06-05-2015, 11:57 AM   #16
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Dem is fighten words- someone oughta hang this dude with his pull start rope
Yeah I should be hanged for daring to say anything bad about nitro in the nitro onroad forum?!
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Yeah I should be hanged for daring to say anything bad about nitro in the nitro onroad forum?!
I would argue that many of the high end nitro engine manufacturers design their engines for race applications. And with the size of most tracks, faster engines just aren't necessary.

That said, I would love to get my hands on screaming 130 mph+ producing Novarossi, but until then, I'm happy with brushless.
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Sometimes it feels too easy to go fast with electric since you can build 120+ mph cars with off the shelf parts.
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Have you ever been in a 30 minute main?(longest main Ive ever done)
Its incredibly intense, there's also teamwork involve, its not just you driving. Its something that every RC racer should experience, adrenaline high! Ive also pitted MANY 60 minute mains, and even as a pit man is very intense, specially if you pit someone that can win the race. The day I quit nitro is the day I quit for good. If nitro ever gets banned Ill stop racing.
+1 not to mention that Brushless is "easy" no tuning involved (ESC setup does not count - thats like using cheat codes), no real strategy such as pitting for fuel, clutch setup etc. And to leave this thought - I would venture to say that 80% of the racers now that love Electric "Brushless" have never raced in the 80-90's when it was about brushed motors (timing and winds etc.) and not to mention the Battery wars. if the shoe fits...

I love Nitro, and will leave my "rant" at that.
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1/8 IC Fan, I would not be surprise if the battery wars don't return for the electric cars and some kind of fast battery removal system on the electric cars too.
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So brushless cars cant run for more than 5 mins? Thats rediculous!

I mean i'm not tryin to start a nitro vs electric debate but you would think that with combustion engines being around for 100+ yrs, some of that technology can be implemented to nitro cars today to make them at least a little faster with less hastle.

Yeah its called displacement..... Nitro still whoops ass on Brushless when it comes to power density...issue is we don't have any larger displacement car engines...But the formula is simple, to build a faster nitro just build a bigger engine...This is the universal law of internal combustion engines.
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Yeah its called displacement..... Nitro still whoops ass on Brushless when it comes to power density...issue is we don't have any larger displacement car engines...But the formula is simple, to build a faster nitro just build a bigger engine...This is the universal law of internal combustion engines.
If you where to drag race against brushless, what nitro engine stands the best chance?
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1/8 IC Fan, I would not be surprise if the battery wars don't return for the electric cars and some kind of fast battery removal system on the electric cars too.
... it's funny you mention the quick change system. Who remembers the oval guys with the custom QC systems in the 90's like at the whip and thunderdrome. I think C&M, Bolink and hyperdrive had custom setups, and Kent C. and Cliff L. had some one offs.
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If you where to drag race against brushless, what nitro engine stands the best chance?
If you first install a clutch onto your brushless car, then your question becomes fair and valid.
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If you where to drag race against brushless, what nitro engine stands the best chance?
I would explore tuning and clutching one of the larger boat engines if possible...
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Yeah its called displacement..... Nitro still whoops ass on Brushless when it comes to power density...issue is we don't have any larger displacement car engines...But the formula is simple, to build a faster nitro just build a bigger engine...This is the universal law of internal combustion engines.
.....................I keep hoping that someone will produce a light weight, high output, adjustable electronic fuel injection system for nitro cars !!
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I would explore tuning and clutching one of the larger boat engines if possible...
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How would your drag mod Nova 28-7 do?
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I would explore tuning and clutching one of the larger boat engines if possible...
.....................I have heard that some of the brushless electric motors can turn 50,000 plus or more rpms , I don't know that much about boat motors are there any large boat motors that can turn that high??
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.....................I have heard that some of the brushless electric motors can turn 50,000 plus or more rpms , I don't know that much about boat motors are there any large boat motors that can turn that high??
Castle's 540 motors read "100,000 RPM max" or somethiing like that on all of them. I run a 7700kv 1406 motor on 4s which revs it to almost 114,000 rpm.
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I mean large nitro boat motors.

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