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Why we choose the electric on-road, not others?

Old 05-09-2007, 09:01 PM
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Why we choose the electric on-road, not others?


Hello, I'm a new comer of the R/C,
I'd really like to know the reason why you guys choose the electric in-road, not the nitro or off-road cars.
My cosideration is quite simple, just clean and quiet, while I want to learn more about your professional opinion, thanks a lot.

hope this Q posted here is suitable
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:17 PM
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My choice was easy, the only track close to my house is an indoor asphault, and they race mostly 1/10th Touring. 1/12th Pan is really picking up so I may have a go at that as well.
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Nitro is a pain. The cars are grease balls by the end of the day and there is not short cut to cleaning them. If you are a serious racer you will pay for every day of racing nitro with two days of cleaning and rebuilding. If you don't put in that time you will be slow and you will never finish races becuase you car will always be having failures.

The same for nitro off road except you have a grease ball coated in dirt.

Electric off road is a little better but you still have to clean an rebuild all the time. All the dirt is abrasive and wears bearings and drive shafts all the time. Electric off road is also the land of 2 run tires so staying competative costs an arm and a leg.
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Originally Posted by TristaTM

Hello, I'm a new comer of the R/C,
I'd really like to know the reason why you guys choose the electric in-road, not the nitro or off-road cars.
My cosideration is quite simple, just clean and quiet, while I want to learn more about your professional opinion, thanks a lot.

hope this Q posted here is suitable
You answered your own ? clean & quiet
I run both Electric on road & nitro on road & simple can't get any better to clean & quiet
Im not going to say nitro is a pain cause @ times it can go both ways with electric Just think what you will get more enjoyment out of each vehicle & then decide what's more suitable for yourself & have fun
Adrian so that's why you don't do nitro I don't see PW complaining J/K
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:22 PM
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I race off-road cus
all the Best R/c car driver`s I worship run off-road !!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:28 PM
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For me, it's all about the climate. Outdoor flying and driving can only happen from April (iffy) through October (iffy). Thats five months and two iffy months. Electric touring cars can (and, more importantly, ARE) ran indoors from September through April, and then go outdoors for the summer. So, I can run electric touring car 12 months a year, or offroad six months a year. Coming from 11 years of flying airplanes (again, six months a year), it was an easy choice.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:31 PM
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Thats why I love to race electric on road. Our off road track is watered down so in 1 run your car is a muddy mess add nitro twice as bad. I am getting tired of cleaning all the time
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Simply it is a lot cleaner, fast and it can make you a lot better driver.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by GMartinez
You answered your own ? clean & quiet
I run both Electric on road & nitro on road & simple can't get any better to clean & quiet
Im not going to say nitro is a pain cause @ times it can go both ways with electric Just think what you will get more enjoyment out of each vehicle & then decide what's more suitable for yourself & have fun
Adrian so that's why you don't do nitro I don't see PW complaining J/K
Ya, I'm a cub, and I give my clumsy reason...but just as you said, it depends on which can bring you the more enjoyment

What if there comes with a car which can conbine each of Electric's and Nitro's advantages? Like the Hybrid? Will that be attractive & possible?
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i prefer off road electric. the racing is more fun
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I have to agree with Adrian, Nitro is a greasy, oily mess, and it is a pain to keep your car clean, even when I did nitro touring you have to clean after every race, and there is no easy way, just strip it down
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Electric: Nitro needs too much mainitenance (I love BL motors)
Onroad: I enjoy the speed that modified gives me
Offroad: A lot more fun than onroad when racing people who you are good friends with, lot more laughs and giggles when your cars are so much more solid and only worth 1/3 of your touring car
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i started running on-road coz my friends ran it.

then after 6 months of racing i wanted to race mod, but found that there wasnt a mod class or only 3 people running mod. everyone in electric onroad is too scared to run mod for some reason, so i got out and stick with off-road.
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I race offroad cause tires are cheaper, you don't need all the top gear to win and you got jumps.
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:54 AM
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back here there are more off-road ep and gp racers...

but i choose to stay with on-road TC as the track here is very accessible to me (about 5mins from where i live). Also, our off-road tracks are very dusty (comes with living in a hot and humid country) which tends to get into all our precious electronic equipment and eventually screw them up.
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