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Old 02-03-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Will Electric buggies perform as good as nitro buggies?

Whats an electric buggy that will compare to a Jammin X1 1/8 Nitro Buggy?
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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As in speed? Handling? What exactually?
Speed - With Lipo and brushless could keep up wiht 1/8 buggy
Handling - A 1/8 buggy will handle rough terrain alot better

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You can't compare them because they are different sized vehicles with hugely different sized tires. 1/10 electric buggies will need relatively groomed tracks and 1/8 nitro buggies will run much rougher surfaces. It's best to find out what most people run at the local track closest to you.
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First you have to compare 4WD to 4WD. An electric 4WD like the XX-4 can turn faster laps than a 1/8th, on a smooth track. If the track is really blown out, no electric will deal well with a bad surface.
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Well what in refernce too, speed handling etc. 1/8 scale is more durable than electric.
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if you can find a smooth line and have a brushless motor, you will run faster then 1/8. i do and everyone is amazed at my track cause no one else has ever run a 4wd electric there. if its a rough track thoug hand you cant get a smooth line, the 1/8 will do better. it just has more suspension to it and bigger tires.
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matters what the track is like
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Electric used to be the way to go. 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive classes dominated for the majority of my racing career. but about 2 years ago, we all started switching to 1/8th scale buggy mainly because 4 wheel drive electric was dying out.

People complained that 4 wheel drive electric was too expensive, because thease cars were faster, but broke easier. So instead we just upgraded to 1/8th scale buggy, because they can pretty much take anything you throw at it!
Electric doesn't even come close to 1/8 gas at our track, with the explosion of 1/8th scale buggies, even losi and associated are diverting alot of resources to the new top dogs in RC "1/8th Gas!" I have yet to break a part on one of my 1/8th scales. that's 2 years running! I've replaced worn out parts, but that's it!
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can a electric do jumps and stuff?

Overall performance is what im talking about.

Speed, Handling, Durability, Acceleration....

Whats the top of the line RTRs for electric?
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not sure bout rtr electric buggies.... trust me i jump my DI as far and high as all the 1/8 at my track. it can take a hit for sure. not quite as durable though. handles as good, just as fast, but not on the rough. rough spots kill electric 4wd.
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my point proven...... as for acceleration... both are lightning fast. if you have traction, you will get there in a second.
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is one of those gas and one electric?
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both electric. first one is a AEt4 second is a MRC academy.
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=ASC9037


how would this compare to


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJDB5&P=ML


(i know they are completely different yaddiyaddi, just in handling/speed)
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