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Old 01-17-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Guys I need to settle this once and for sure. My stupid brother thinks his OS.28 truggy is going to beat my brushless buggy running on 5S. Until I get it and show him how fast it is. We will be on a hard clay track.

We are about equal drivers. He might be a tad better.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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It will be close! There are many considerations, if the track is bumpy and or rutted out the truggy will win. In a drag race the buggy will eat his lunch.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:07 PM   #3
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I call shenanigans, throw a 4 cell Lipo, 2200 KV motors and a tall pin and your looking at close to 70MPH, his nitro "anything" is only gonna be in the mid to high 40's

You win with wires hands down dude
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70 mph on an offroad track is absolutely meaningless.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:03 PM   #5
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Generally, buggies will beat truggies. It's counter intuitive (at least to me) but I saw it with my own eyes in my last club race. In a 30 second a lap track, the fastest buggies are about 1 second a lap faster

Electric should beat nitro. Ok I'm biased here but in the last race, an electric buggy took the fastest lap record in a field full of nitros.

So, things look good unless you're a lousy driver

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Thats how I felt.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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I would have to say that it will be close but he could beat you because at our track there are brushless buggy's running with the truggy's and depending on the driver the truggy's were keeping up and the only spot where the truggy's could not keep up is on the straight away but we don't have very many straight aways on our track.
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well, first off, if its a speed race, your electric vehicle will get up to speed a whole lot faster than his truggy, so i would say in straight you would win in a drag race.

Now for handling purposes, you should be able to take jumps without as much run up as he would need, so if you got the traction, you should be able to outpunch him in the corners and take jumps that have little run up farther than he can.
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why don't you make it fair for you and get a truggy and convert it
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eh, a li//bl buggy will smoke a nitro buggy w/ equal drivers.
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I already have the same truggy as him, RB C6 though. I just picked up my Losi 8ight yesterday. Im gonna try the C6 and if thats not to my liking Im going brushless.
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