Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road
Have you switched from electric to nitro or vice versa,  and WHY? >

Have you switched from electric to nitro or vice versa, and WHY?

Have you switched from electric to nitro or vice versa, and WHY?

Reply

Old 01-04-2005, 09:08 AM
  #16  
Tech Legend
 
Wild Cherry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: TRCR Modified Driver
Posts: 22,595
Default

Nitro can cost you more
a 1/8 scale can run you.... $1600+ (includes motor & servo`s)


never mind the rest of the stuff you will need to run the thing.....

starter box
fuel
radio
chargers
glow plug starter
temp gun
fuel bottle
battery pack


Yeah sure, electric are`nt cheap either, but in the end both have ton`s of fun to deliever. It`s not fair to try to say one costs less , sense it can be toss back & forth who spent more....

You sould consider racing both !
They both offer skills that compliment each other & help you develope into a faster racer then someone who only races one or the other....
Wild Cherry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 09:29 AM
  #17  
Tech Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7
Default

the money's not really an issue. i was just wondering which you have the most fun with. so i guess i will just race em both.

my other hobbies are my cbr 929 $10,000, try droping 500 on a set of tires for one raceday, my dirtbikes, imagine if you had to up keep a 2 stroke 10x the size of the one you do now, and skydiving ($6,000 dollar rig anyone?). so actually this will be my cheapest hobby.
daltrey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 09:34 AM
  #18  
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

xxxkat - It's all good. It wasn't long ago that we were paying for EVERYTHING..so the memory is still vivid!
Aaron Waldron is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 09:44 AM
  #19  
Tech Elite
 
duneland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NW Indiana, USA
Posts: 2,403
Default

I like both! Outdoor season is nitro all the way.. 1/8 on-road WOW! 1/8 buggies awsome! Want some cheap fun? Try 1/18 on-road! M18 with foam tires/Mamba brushless/LiPo batteries...VERY fast, great fun in small area.
duneland is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 10:03 AM
  #20  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 131
Default

I run electric for touring cars as its my indoor racing and 1/8th nitro rallycross...

Both are great fun and have different challenges and one definately helps with the other..

I wouldnt run electric off road purely due to the decreased runtimes (no refueling stops or 20 minute finals ) and the fragility of the cars compared to a big chunky 2.6hp 1/8th...

However, i love the smooth precise driving that electric touring cars demand and its a great warmup for the weekend friday evening after work..

Galifrey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 10:32 AM
  #21  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (38)
 
Oasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: * Sin Cal *
Posts: 10,486
Trader Rating: 38 (100%+)
Default

I think when you are compareing 1/8th nitro to electric 1/10th scale you are going to see a huge difference in price.. I would have to say thats like looking at Honda's and compairing the prices to a Lexus,Compare 1/10th to 1/10th and then see.
Oasis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 12:20 PM
  #22  
Tech Adept
 
DJ_Normal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 147
Default

Originally posted by Aaron Waldron
It wasn't long ago that we were paying for EVERYTHING..so the memory is still vivid!
Cry me a river. There are plenty of people out there who DO pay for everything. No disrespect, but there are tons of club racers out there who arn't quite as lucky as you "sponsered" boys.

Did I mention I'm bitter?
DJ_Normal is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 12:27 PM
  #23  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (38)
 
Oasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: * Sin Cal *
Posts: 10,486
Trader Rating: 38 (100%+)
Default

Their are some people who deserve to be sponsored and Aaron is one of them,really a nice person.
Oasis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 02:18 PM
  #24  
Tech Rookie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7
Default

I don't think it was just gave to him (Aaron). He seems to have put in plenty of hard work to get where he is at. He also has been going out of his way to help the people on this board but no matter, there are always gonna be people that sat around doing nothing wondering why everything isn't given to them.
daltrey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 02:25 PM
  #25  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (38)
 
Oasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: * Sin Cal *
Posts: 10,486
Trader Rating: 38 (100%+)
Default

I did forget..He's also real fast..
Oasis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 06:04 PM
  #26  
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

DJ_Normal - I guarantee my dad has spent more on the hobby than 95% of the people who will ever look at a real R/C car, in an attempt to get me where I am. Try the tune of at least $15K in travel expenses a year, plus time off from work.

It certainly wasn't given to me, and I would never take it for granted..

Daltrey and kat - Thanks!
Aaron Waldron is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 06:27 PM
  #27  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (2)
 
Nrctc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 2,536
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I switched to electric sedan racing from nitro sedan racing. I wasnt some backyard basher etheir. I ran nitro cars in the state series for 2 years finishing 9th & 12th overall. I decided to give the electric cars a try and my first race was the Pre-Worlds. I finished 9th in the a-main. Electric cars just seem to suite my driving better. I like tight, technical short tracks. It's also alot less work to me... This is just my own opinion.
Nrctc3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 06:42 PM
  #28  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (19)
 
AcadDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 959
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

That's a good point. Sometimes the track dictates what you run. And sometimes a type of vehicle is better suited for ya. I'm still figuring out which I stink less at!
AcadDude is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 06:47 PM
  #29  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (2)
 
Nrctc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 2,536
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I've ran on all kinds of tracks. World class tracks, I just think electric driving suites me better.
Nrctc3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 06:48 PM
  #30  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (28)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,341
Trader Rating: 28 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by Nrctc3
It's also alot less work to me... This is just my own opinion.
Must come down to what kind of the work you like doing better. B/C I like taking my gas car and engines apart, it's fun to me. But all the soldering, worrying about batts, motor brushes/springs, commutators... That all seems like more work to me. Weird eh? I like em both though, just prefer the nitro.

A guy this past weekend had a battery blow up in his face. He was at home. Burned his face up, and had to have some layers of skin removed from his EYES! He should be ok I've heard though.

That's just a be careful with batts and chargers to everybody.
jbrow1 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service