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Old 04-13-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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hi all:i was just watching the local news and they were talking about the high gas prices again and it got me thinking about a few things.first with some of the more popular vehicles being gas powered and some of the more popular r/c racing events using gas powered cars and or trucks have high gas prices slowed sales of these types of vehicles or affected r/c racing events in any way?from what i've seen in 2005 and 2006 there hasn't been much if any change at events or hobby shopps.just my 2 cents worth,comments welcome.thanks
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They may be called "gas" cars as a generalization..... however they are Nitro vehicles and nitromethane is not "gas" as in the gas you use in your Honda........ infact there is very little petroleum (natural oil) based products in our nitromethane.......
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Old 04-13-2006, 05:12 PM   #3
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REAL cars = gasoline
r/c cars = nitromethane

both are not too much related.
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:44 AM   #4
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hi all:sorry for my ignorance just goes to show you that you live and learn.ps. we all goof nowand then let it go thanks
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:10 AM   #5
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Actually, the main ingredient in racing fuel is Methanol. The Nitro content is only the 20% or 30% that you pick for your certain vehicle. the rest is oil additives. Methanol is also used in some gasolines that you put into your car.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:11 AM   #6
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well, do at least SOME research before posting like that b-man.
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gas cars....aka "nitro cars"

can you imagine "gas" fumes in an indoor track? we'd all die!
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We pretty much do lol.I cant stand those stinky son bitches.
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:50 PM   #9
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There are rc vehicles that run on pump gas. There is a track that runs 1/5 sedans near me, and a few miles from it is an oval track that runs 1/4 scale stock cars. They are both doing very well, and do not seem to be affected by the gas price. The price of nitro doesn't seem to be going up drastically though so maybe there isn't going to be a major impact. Who knows?
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I only wish i could get a gallon of nitro for the price of a gallon of gas
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Yes, suprisingly Gasoline is much cheaper than nitro although it is used to power a much greater machine..
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i wish petrol was as cheap as nitro for my savage.....freaking nitro is $18 a litre and petrol for my mums car is $0.98 cents a litre !!!! less that a dolllar !!!!! but again...1 litre = like 7tanks lol
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haha... but this is a hobby. we have no choice
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Have you ever tried to put RC nitro in your REAL car's gas tank? I put 2 quarts of Odonell 30% in with some SUPER unleaded gas in my dad's Z.....I noticed a difference....very suttle, but it was there. And the exhaust smelled a bit different....
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hey man are you crazy? that thing cost more than your buggy!

i think u should do it the other way round. put gasoline into your toy..
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