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Old 04-01-2004, 09:46 PM   #31
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racers may have to get it every week for it to be fresh. I am using the same fuel that I used a couple months ago. not problems. (I am just a basher.)
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I just so happened to be started off in nitro and I didnt really find it too difficult. As long as you like R/C enough to learn how to get your car runnin consistantly than its fine. I also have an electric although It is cleaner and possibly less work to keep clean, it doesnt make it any better or worse than nitro, And and far as speed go's I think both of them can be made fast enough for anyone. I enjoy both and will continue to race both.
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Old 04-11-2004, 08:56 PM   #34
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To be competitive in each requires the same amount of time, money, and work..

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Old 04-11-2004, 10:38 PM   #36
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I disagree with the point about electric being more portable. With nitro, all you need is your vehicle, starter box, and fuel. With electric you need batteries and chargers, so you need electricity to run it all off of.
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and if you're serious.. lathe.. cleaner.. oil.. mods need turned every 3-4 packs.. fun fun fun... but, electric is fun as heck..
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Old 04-12-2004, 12:13 AM   #38
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There are several pros ans cons for each and they actually all balance out. It's all personal preference. When I stared, electric was the only way to go because the only way to properly run a nirtro car was to have an enginering degree and a huge bankroll. Now, the nitro cars and trucks are cheaper and more user friendly, but are still not as easy as electric in some ways. (Example: swap out an old for new nitro engine and you need to break it in and tune it. Swap out an old for new electric motor, plug in a battery and go) So it's all what you want and, if you race, what they offer for a track. (Not a lot of nitro indoors yet) Make the descision on what YOU want, taking all this wonderful advice with a grain of salt.
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I think the biggest down fall in racing Nitro is that it get's so dirty.
Clean up is a pain.
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my nitro is as clean as my electric... nice sealed engine helps... and good tuning to prevent blowing out of fuel...


batteries are more expensive than nitro engines lately.. you should have like 3 minimum.. to be competitive.. they cost around $70 a piece not including bars and wires... my novarossi P5 cost me $250.. and I'll get more use out of it than my batts...

I'm not nitro bias.. but, I defend it I guess.. for a new guy to just get a car going.. electric is probably the way to go... but, it seems very costly.. I have $1500 into my electric buggy with charger and batts.. etc
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I vote Electric. Here is why.

Electric - Less noise pollution
Electric - Almost NO Air Pollution
Electric - 0% chance of a fuel fire
Electric - Do not require a "Pit Crew"
Electric - No Starter Box required!

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I vote Electric. Here is why.

Electric - Less noise pollution
Electric - Almost NO Air Pollution
Electric - 0% chance of a fuel fire
Electric - Do not require a "Pit Crew"
Electric - No Starter Box required!

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And, because of the first three reasons, you can race indoors. Here in the Great Wet North, we get to race outdoors maybe 1/3 of the year, so indoor racing is the way to go around here.
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that still doesn't make it better.. just different..
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I've seen zero fires with nitro.. I've seen 3 fires with electric

trade in your starter box for a charger/power supply and a box of batteries

why would you need a pit crew.. you can only run 5 minutes at a time... compared to the 45-60 minute mains I run


... and again.. I am just defending nitro.. I love running my electric.. and yes.. you can run it in the winter
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also.. there is more nitro racing than electric.. by far.. I wish there was more electric.. but, I think the whininess of electric guys have ruined that part of offroad.. and is now doing the same to onroad.. I just have fun racing electric.. I don't complain about tracks and other racers.. which seems to be the environment of electric racers for some reason.. not all but most
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