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Old 02-13-2007, 07:34 AM   #46
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hey mate, would u like to comment on the 6 points to consider what truck to buy? Im sure you can give the blog readers some pointers. some additional findings from your many years in racing. i appreciate that.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:01 AM   #47
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hey mate, would u like to comment on the 6 points to consider what truck to buy? Im sure you can give the blog readers some pointers. some additional findings from your many years in racing. i appreciate that.
I'll comment:

You have more Google Adsense links on your page than information. I think it's obvious from how many threads I see you posting in about your blog that you want click revenue.

Your picking the right truck information is too generic. You don't even differentiate between what is considered a monster truck and what is a stadium truck.

Your sig is annoyingly huge.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:07 AM   #48
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wow there faster then i thought. .... are they a lot of work to make them electric? its good to see electric a head of nitro lol
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You have more Google Adsense links on your page than information. I think it's obvious from how many threads I see you posting in about your blog that you want click revenue.

Your picking the right truck information is too generic. You don't even differentiate between what is considered a monster truck and what is a stadium truck.

Your sig is annoyingly huge.
thanks for the feedback. i'll consider it next time.
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Ha ha ha.....

You mean like my buggy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7c-ieY_VLc

It will run 30+ minutes and hang with the nitros easy... this vid is from last weekend
holy shit...very nice! how much would did this conversion cost in terms of both money/time? i'd love to have an electric 8ight myself...
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:26 PM   #51
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I have seen some nitro racers go through an average of a motor a month!

I have seen nitro racers get so mad at flame outs they throw they're buggy/truck as far as they can throw it against something and even 1 fellow smashed his radio against a tree!

It's not worth it to me!

You guys race whatever you want or whatever abuses you!
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:55 PM   #52
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I have seen some nitro racers go through an average of a motor a month!

I have seen nitro racers get so mad at flame outs they throw they're buggy/truck as far as they can throw it against something and even 1 fellow smashed his radio against a tree!

It's not worth it to me!

You guys race whatever you want or whatever abuses you!
i think that we're all waiting for the glassdoctor to show us the light.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:06 PM   #53
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Well I've seen electric guys get mad and throw stuff too when things go wrong, lol.

I probably should just start a thread on the 8ight.

I'm working on a sweet CNC aluminum motor mount. Give me a few days to figure out a couple things and I'll post some info. I'm trying to get a repeatable conversion so others can duplicate what I have.

One thing that's not "right" yet is the software in the Mamba controllers. Castle is working on it and should have it ironed out soon but they won't say when. They also are trying to get the new Monster Max out by the coming race season.

You can still build the car and use a cheap initial setup and then upgrade when the good stuff is ready.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:15 PM   #54
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Here's a couple pics of the 8ight, one with the 1515 motor, and one before it was done, next to my Kyosho conversion.
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You can make the same arguments about nitro.
For the sake of discusion consider a race 1/10 truck for a summer of racing:

Nitro:
$300 kit
$300 motor
$100 pipe
$100 servo
$100 throttle servo
$100 starterbox
plus about $300 worth of misc stuff like a couple gallons of fuel, a pack of $10/ea plugs, and
rx packs, glow ignitors, (chargers for box, rx, ignitor)
temp gun...

Electric:
$220 factory team kit
$250 for a brushless motor/esc
$100 servo
$200 for ICE chargerand a power supply
$250 for 4 good matched packs and a discharge tray, or a couple good lipo packs.

You can run this electric setup all year and have no added expense... and still be running the same stuff this time next year. Seems that both classes have a similar total cost depending on how high-end a guy goes... but electric can actually cost less, even long term.

For every brand new matched pack or gizmo an electric racer could buy, there's also a new nitro motor and case of fuel for the nitro guy.

Is there anything I'm missing?

Of course this topic will be debated for all eternity in the r/c world.
-who is spending 300.00 on a nitro motor and 100.00 on a pipe in 1/10th truck? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...p?&I=LXNHH0&P= a little inflated, don't you think?
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glassdr.,
I noticed you removed the brake servo and brakes from your 8ight. Have you run this on the track? How does the braking compare to that of a disk brake car? If the car becomes heavily front end loaded, do the rears spin in reverse?
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I probably should just start a thread on the 8ight.

I'm trying to get a repeatable conversion so others can duplicate what I have.
probably a good idea on the thread.

sign me up for a conversion.....i'd like to duplicate what you've done too.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:07 PM   #58
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I have seen some nitro racers go through an average of a motor a month!

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-uh, if you stink that bad at nitro, you should probably just stick to your playstation. I have been in nitro for ten years and have only smoked 1 motor , and that's only because a battery came loose and my throttle stuck wide. nitro con-rods don't like your shoe on the flywheel at full song.........
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-uh, if you stink that bad at nitro, you should probably just stick to your playstation. I have been in nitro for ten years and have only smoked 1 motor , and that's only because a battery came loose and my throttle stuck wide. nitro con-rods don't like your shoe on the flywheel at full song.........
You only smoked 1, but how many motors have you been through in 10 years. Some of those guys have 5 to 10 years of RC racing experience. Those $700+ moded 1/8th scale buggy motors add up over time. With the Farm II track in my backyard that has ROAR nationals and the 2008 1/8th scale IFMAR Worlds, 1/8th scale is very competitive here and they lean them out alot for more power with some going too far in the spirit of the competition.

I forgot to mention the ever ending clutch battle with bearings, shoes and springs a constant maintence nightmare!
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I forgot to mention the ever ending clutch battle with bearings, shoes and springs a constant maintence nightmare!


.....and don't forget that al gore says that we should be cutting back on exhaust emissions too. we need more eco friendly racing.
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