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Old 01-16-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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hey all:How popular are 1/8th brushless buggy's and truggy's?Also do you see them being added as an official racing class at roar and non roar events anytime soon?Finally were would they compete at electric events with their smaller tracks or at nitro events even though they are electric?Thanks for the info
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You could start here. The truggy is awesome too.

http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=158327
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They are gaining in popularity pretty fast.

In the future possibly will be split off from Nitro. For club racing, usually they don't have a problem as long as you do the whole pit stop thing.

I would say they would compete on tracks that are 1/8 scale nitro oriented as they are that same scale.
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They are gaining in popularity pretty fast.

In the future possibly will be split off from Nitro. For club racing, usually they don't have a problem as long as you do the whole pit stop thing.

I would say they would compete on tracks that are 1/8 scale nitro oriented as they are that same scale.
U shouldnt have to pit if you dont need too. That would help gain popularity among the nitro guys eheheheh
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Its a matter of keeping the field equal with the nitro guys if you race with there vehicles. Once seperating however, forget the pitting.
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U shouldnt have to pit if you dont need too. That would help gain popularity among the nitro guys eheheheh
Its more of a formality, to keep the smokers from complaining. Its usually a stop and go, or a pit guy picks up the car for a couple seconds. supposed to equal the racing
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U shouldnt have to pit if you dont need too. That would help gain popularity among the nitro guys eheheheh
You have never talked to a nitro guy about this have you, LOL.

They get quite defensive about this subject, Hahahaha.
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Lol, you guys are great. Have you seen the thread about roar approving lipo for racing? ALL the electric guys whining about the possibility of extending races past 4 minutes.
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hey all:How popular are 1/8th brushless buggy's and truggy's?Also do you see them being added as an official racing class at roar and non roar events anytime soon?Finally were would they compete at electric events with their smaller tracks or at nitro events even though they are electric?Thanks for the info
There is a tremendous interest and curiousity about them for many reasons. In the long run they are less expensive than running Nitro.
The lack of fumes and noise with even more speed and low end torque is appealing to a lot of racers who live in northern climates. They can still have all the fun and excitement indoors during the winter.
There is a lot of controversy going on all over the world about the fumes and noise of Nitro.
I can see it becoming a VERY popular class.
The organizers of the CRCRC Midwest Championship Race were kind enough to let us run an exhibition race during their electric race weekend. We had 15 entries and put on a great show to demonstrate the speed and excitement these vehicles produce.
There were tons of people in our pit spaces constantly asking questions and looking at the vehicles.
Give it time... it will definitely grow.
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