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Old 03-17-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Nitro Vs. Electric

what are the ups and downs of Electric and Nitro?

how long does Nitro last?
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:58 PM   #2
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you should do some research on this website about this. it has been asked alot of times.
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k ill go look around but it would be nice for some opinions
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Save yourself the trouble. Just go nitro.
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yeah but what are the advantages of nitro and disadvantages
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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nitro advantages- possilble longer runtimes than electric (which they usually do). Don't need 4-5 batterys. runs on servos instead of speed controls. You can run longer because all you need to do is refill the tank.

nitro disadvantages- smellyer, messer, and more maintance. It's not that hard to start with but if you compare it with electric, electric is a easier thing to start the hobby.


if you asked me what i would go with, i'd say nitro. electric gets outdated faster because new batterys like the lipos come out and you end up spending a lot for the stuff. nitro just seems to stay the same. it's a gas motor and fuel.


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btw- nitroaddics- check your pm's
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what is a good nitro buggy for a beginner with nitro?
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for a buggy alot of people say the CEN matrix. it has good servos and alright radio gear.


but the easiest way to get into nitro, i think, is by 1/10 truck. smaller motor, not as fast, easy to control, and easy to maintain. the bigger stuff you get the more expensive.

again, my $0.02.
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thnx alot!
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:25 PM   #10
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oh and one more thing do you know where i can get upgrade parts for a b4?
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No problem.


burn some nitro!
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:26 PM   #12
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not sure. im a losi guy so i don't know much on where to get associated parts.
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thanks anyways
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nitro ups: generally longer run times including consecutive runs i.e. just refill your tank and you're good to go. nitro are usually faster out of the box than electric. some people like the tuning aspects of nitro hobby.

nitro downs: loud (will bug the neighbors), smelly, dirty, invovles more maintenance times. although a lot of people see these qualities as 'pros' (including myself).

electric ups: quiet, clean, easier to get into i.e. minimal tuning needed aside from chassis.

electric downs: can be very expensive to keep up with, have to recharge batteries or purchase additional packs to keep the car running.
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plus with electric if your running brushed motors your motors heat up pretty fast so you need to let them cool down. plus they'll end up needed a com cut which you can olny do if you have a com cutter.

brushless is better but more spender. but in the long run it's cheaper. plus faster.
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