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Old 12-18-2002, 07:54 PM   #16
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Both LRP and CDC cost about SG$260-SG$270
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Old 12-18-2002, 08:49 PM   #17
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...Pitbull can only charge up to 3000Mah capacity batteries which means that it might not be that suitable for 3300 Mah batteries.....Cos I have not heard anything good about Pitbull so far
I charged my GP3300 and Sanyo 3300 using pitbull. Both went up to 37xxmah with peak voltage at 9.5xV. There is nothing to do with the charger of the capacity it can charge. It just takes longer time. Battery is just a reservoir. The 3300 and 3000 is just the difference of energy volumn. You can charge a 999999mah 6-cell pack (if it can ever be made) by using a pitbull as long as they are 1.2v cell.

You haven't heard anything good about Pitbull? You'd better check it out.
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Old 12-19-2002, 12:01 PM   #18
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ELECTRIC OR NITRO.

Depends on a number of things.

We've tried both.

If you have a fat wallet - go nitro.

If continuous breakdowns don't bother you - go nitro.

If you have a good pair of thick gloves - go nitro.

If you like noise - go nitro.

If you don't mind leaving a mess wherever you go - go nitro.

If you don't mind a filthy car - go nitro.

If you don't mind electrics at half the price pissing all over you - go nitro.

If you are anti-social - go nitro.

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ELECTRIC OR NITRO.

Depends on a number of things.

We've tried both.

If you have a fat wallet - go nitro.

If continuous breakdowns don't bother you - go nitro.

If you have a good pair of thick gloves - go nitro.

If you like noise - go nitro.

If you don't mind leaving a mess wherever you go - go nitro.

If you don't mind a filthy car - go nitro.

If you don't mind electrics at half the price pissing all over you - go nitro.

If you are anti-social - go nitro.

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if you have a sufficient set of gonads - go nitro.

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Old 12-19-2002, 12:28 PM   #20
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ELECTRIC OR NITRO.

Depends on a number of things.

We've tried both.

If you have a fat wallet - go nitro.

If continuous breakdowns don't bother you - go nitro.

If you have a good pair of thick gloves - go nitro.

If you like noise - go nitro.

If you don't mind leaving a mess wherever you go - go nitro.

If you don't mind a filthy car - go nitro.

If you don't mind electrics at half the price pissing all over you - go nitro.

If you are anti-social - go nitro.

Regards

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Old 12-19-2002, 02:45 PM   #21
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Let's avoid a pissing contest here!!

Personally I choose Electric because of a few things atated earlier...
Electric IS cleaner
On a closed coarse like the ones we race on the East coast Electric is faster
Niro cars with the extra torque and weight break alot more often.
Electric is cheaper if you stay with it.
I can rebuild my electric motor in 5 min. and usually it costs me $4 every 10 rebuilds.
Most Nitro guys state "you don't need to buy all those chargers and power supplies, ect..... however they uaually pull out expensive charegrs and a p/s....I ask why??? "cause we want the most out of our reciever packs"...LOL

LEE- if you want to race and stay on a budget take a few things into concideration.....

does your local track have a spec class? if so check into racing that usually there are motor and battery limits which help keep your costs down. If not check and see if a few guys would be willing to help start one? You will be suprised!!!

If spec clases are not an option stick with stock, mod may be faster, but agian then you get into the money pitfall that you may see with nitro....Stay with Reedy 767 brushes in your motor and get some Tribotech motor lube from BigJim this will make your motors last longer.

Try to stick with the Pro3, it may not be the optimum racing platform, but just run it as is, replace parts that need replacing, and have fun.... save the hop-up money and wait until you can afford a car that needs less hop-ups..... at that point may I suggest the Tamiya TA04-R or 414M2, both durable and fast.....

get a better charger and batteries, the charger will last you well nto your next car and most batteries last for upwards of 2-3 years.....

when getting the charger and batts get the absolute best you can afford, trust me they will be cheaper in the long run....

Pay attention to your chasis set-up ths will help keep your tire bills to a minimum... I know alot of guys that have the very best equiptment and can't race because they can't afford new tires.....

Besides batteries and charger look into a good FM radio, agianthis will last you into your next car....or even cars!! May I suggest the Airtronics MX-3 (5 model memory, and all the necessary adjustments for a really good price...just over $100 USD)

HAVE FUN, if you ever stop having fun go away and wait to sell your equiptment until you start remenessing about all the fun you had and then goback and don't forget why you left and why you came back!

Practice as much as you can possibly do, even if it means not racing and practicing in between rounds, just enjoy the action while others are racing.....
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Old 12-19-2002, 08:40 PM   #22
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many of u have good points in ur argument and advices
thanks anyway.
i think im gonna race my pro3 until i grow out of it.
dont wanna change horses in mid-stream.
electric racing(both stock and mod) is still more popular even thoough nitro is gaining popularity....that's why im also considering it.
but i guess if i wanna be expert at something i gotta put my mind and energy into it.
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Old 12-19-2002, 09:57 PM   #23
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Lee82gx;

One last thing to add. The more that you are diversified in your R/C driving skills. The better overall driver you will become.

Nitro is only dirty if you let your car become that way. Nitro is alot cleaner than working on your full size car. There is something about having a fire breathing monster under your control that just can't be compared to.
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Have fun.
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