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Old 09-27-2006, 08:55 PM   #16
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there's still the losi race in april.......isn't there?

The Losi Race at Hurricane RC is now gas only and in Jan. The electric Losi Race will be held in Vegas(I think).

As far as the demise of electric 1/10 racing, it seems to just be Florida.
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:00 PM   #17
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Electric is great in michigan. Not so much buggy but stock and mod truck always have good numbers. Even saw alot of 4wh buggies this summer.
I run both nitro and electric, both having good points and drawbacks. I'd love to run my T4 in some 15-20 min mains.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:48 AM   #18
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imagine a quick change battery setup with lipo's........then we could run 1 hour mains with nitro.
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:29 AM   #19
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i reckon a quick change battery system wouldnt be that hard although i just run 12 000 mah but weighs 545g but imagine that thats like a 20min race nitro watch out but i think youd fry a motor a run unless u ran soft but then thats the idea of endurance look after your equipment so u finish and hopefully win
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:27 AM   #20
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I do not see why people are having problems running longer than 5 minutes myself. When I run for practice I usually run a full 3800 pack which is about 10 minutes. My motors all come off the track around 160 to 180 degrees. If you are having overheating problems look at your gearing or driveline for binding. Too many people just gear for 5 minute runs! With Lipo and correct gearing 15 minutes should not be a problem.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:45 AM   #21
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Our track just opened up in June and it started as almost all nitro (from the converted bashers). Every race, we get more and more electric. Last weekend, we had full heats of novice electric, stock truck, 2wd mod and 4wd mod. A lot of people are liking the hassle free racing of electric. We are also pulling 80 to 90 entries per race day. Not bad for a 3 month old track.
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1/10 scale electric stadium truck is our most popular class
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:53 AM   #23
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there's still the losi race in april.......isn't there?
Nope, its being held at Cutting Edge Indoor RC in Las Vegas for then next few years. But only the electric side of it. The nitro is still there as far as i know.
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Here in the US we have a problem with going with the easy way out. 1/10 scale off-road nitro racing was huge but you ask most off-road racers why they don't race this class and they say it is to hard to drive, so 1/8 scale became popular. Battery, tires and all of that other stuff did stop racers from racing electric off-road, it is much easer to drive a 12lb buggy than a light weight electric buggy. I would not blame the decline of electric off-road to our racing equipment but to our not willing to try things that are hard to do.
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gijoe, i think you nailed it. The nitro buggies and trucks are easier to drive and make cool noise.
I like my B4 buggy BECAUSE it's so hard to friggin control. I'm not doing this to have the easiest time driving, I'm doing it to get have fun, which means give me a challenge.

I was usually the only 2wd buggy at our track, racing against trucks or 4wd. Lately, more guys have been bringing out some buggies though.

This winter will be cool, indoor offroad electric only. All class participation should pick up then.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:55 AM   #26
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1/10th buggy being "dead" or "alive" can change in less than an hours journey.

Round my way (Newcastle) there is no regular buggy racing. Travel 40 miles to Middlesbrough and it's thriving - in fact it's difficult to find anyone who isn't racing a B4!
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Dead in FLA.,Not really @ the State races we get 70 to 80,Races once a month.Here in Tallahassee we run a club race the first Sunday of the month & have 7 to 8 in Stk Buggy,7 to 8 in Mod Truck,5 to 6 in 4WD.Elect Off-Road
is dead because you want it to be.Like sosidge said less than a hours drive can change it.Even if you want to race at a certain track,Post on the FLA
thread about it & get a few to go out & it will catch on.

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You may as well be in England......in SW Florida, it is dead.........working on a new track though.........so there is hope.
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I think once the governing bodies realize that 5 minute quals and mains are outdated and up the track time. Electric will make a comback. .. with the technologies out now, nobody is struggling to make a 5 minute qualie. the last time I ran electric I had GP3300 and would come in with at least another 3-4 minutes of runtime left in the pack. Now with 4200's and lipo getting ready to take off. The rules need to be adjusted to fit the times....once that happens electric will be alot easier to sell....
Why do the governing bodies have to raise the times for the larger races that already take all day to run? Every track has a choice to run what ever time that the racers want for their track. If you want longer races, get the tracks to adjust the times to better please the local crowd. The governing bodies rules are only truely enforced at a couple races a year(that less than 5% of the racers actually even attend), why should those races be changed?
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:19 PM   #30
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Our club runs 5 minute quals and mains for electric and 5 minute quals and have now switched from 10 minute mains to 7 min mains in nitro due to how long the day was taking to get done.
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