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Old 11-29-2006, 09:24 PM   #46
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all ready did that
I wish we had more into the 5th scale bikes around here....
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:38 PM   #47
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I don't think anyone should look down on anyone because of the equipment they buy
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:39 PM   #48
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ok, Mr.T2 007
I'd bet that i can run within .2 a lap with a FT TC3, Alex Racing Barracuda R2/R3, HPI Pro4, Losi XXS G+, etc.

What is your name anyways?
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:41 PM   #49
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I know for me...

I'm just as fast with an original no-hop-up pro4 as I am with a Cyclone.
Hell, I'd probably be about the same with an old schumacher is someone gave me a nice setup.

But.. I'm forced to change every now and then just due to parts support. It's definately still there, but it gets harder and more expensive to keep an older car. It was just a logical step from Pro4 to Cyclone. They share so many parts...
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:49 PM   #50
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I have been running a Tamiya 414 that is about 6 or 7 years old. Ran 3rd in the A last night and had a blast.

It's kind of funny, a year ago I bought a 415MSX...YZ because it was the latest and greatest. Within two weeks Tamiya came out with another "update" to the car. Instead of spending in excess of $500.00 on the 415MSX, I sold it and dusted off the old 414. I found out that I could still make the A just as often and I saved a boatload of money as well. Most important is that I'm not uptight about how much this all costs.

There are a ton of good "old" cars out there that are still competitive. I always smile when I see an old TC3, XXXS at the track.

On-road racing does not have to cost a ton of money. Pick-up a decent used car, or dust off one of your own and practice, practice, practice...
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:50 PM   #51
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For those that say race nitro, You have to remember that half the US and all of Canada goes through this thing called winter. There are very few indoor offroad race tracks in comparison to carpet tracks. Have to do something in the winter and I am sure that not everyone will change over to pan cars whether it be 1/10 or 1/12.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:01 PM   #52
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DON'T BLAME THE CAR, YOU ARE THE SUCK
Thats pretty good... gotta' remember that one when I'm on the stand sometime.At least something funny came out of this thread.

The Ackbar must be looming, silent, creeping about perhaps! Soviet... com out to play-eeeyaeee!
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:08 PM   #53
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It seems pretty clear Soviet just started this thread so he could watch us all bicker until we implode. I'm sure he's smiling, somewhere.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:30 PM   #54
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Cant we all just race belt sanders?
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:45 PM   #55
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how is gas cheaper? dont you have to buy new set of tires every meet? also the carbby on the motor etc?

i am also considering nitro...pleease indicate how it is cheaper than electric
gas is a bit cheaper because once you buy a kit there are no upgrades that are 'necessary' to buy just to keep up. also
-fuel is cheap $10 per litre
-foams are $10 a pair
-for the same entry fee you get more race time (5min heats +20min finals = lots of racing)
-an engine will last a year to 3 years before having the internals changed.

as with anything, the faster you want to go the more money you throw at it! the difference with gas is that you don't have to have top end gear to keep up and have fun!
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:47 PM   #56
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It seems pretty clear Soviet just started this thread so he could watch us all bicker until we implode. I'm sure he's smiling, somewhere.
You know he loves it.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:12 AM   #57
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You might be a little off on your dates...

IB3600, April 2004, coming up on 3 years.
IB3800, March, 2005
IB4200, December, 2005 (nearly a year now)

well 4200 hasnt been widely available since around march 06, since then there has been the UHV and the WC versions.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:26 AM   #58
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gas is a bit cheaper because once you buy a kit there are no upgrades that are 'necessary' to buy just to keep up. also
-fuel is cheap $10 per litre
-foams are $10 a pair
-for the same entry fee you get more race time (5min heats +20min finals = lots of racing)
-an engine will last a year to 3 years before having the internals changed.

as with anything, the faster you want to go the more money you throw at it! the difference with gas is that you don't have to have top end gear to keep up and have fun!
I dissagree!

Initial cost is cheaper but at the end of a racing period cost is higher (1/10 ep, gp categories) if we compare expenses ofa guy with same dedication and who is after a championship.

You don;t have to have top end gear to keep up and have fun, it's up to you what and when you will buy it. It's the people that makes it expensive ie there is a local guy that buys every 3 months new kit, this isn't the average and you can't take him as an examle

We have to consider that this is a hobby!! Everyone has different amount of time and money to spend and his/her results will be according to them

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Old 11-30-2006, 12:50 AM   #59
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Personally I think the future of RC is electric, whether on or offroad. When Lipoly and brushless get together, get sorted out, and with good prices it will help out in all scales. Just look at what happened with RC planes! Regardless of any of this we are going to have to fight it out with computer and console games, they are cheaper and all you have to do to fix your car is press a button.
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:10 AM   #60
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Lets talk different shells folks; mazda6 vs. mgz, nemesis vs. alpha, accord vs. ummm, different accord. Lets laugh and agree to disagree. No?
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