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Old 11-14-2011, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by frozenpod View Post
...What this means in real terms is that electric motors launch from a stand still faster and this makes them harder to control and feel very fast but they do not have the power of a IC 1/10 engines and do not produce the same straight line speed...
Not sure about that. A competition 1/10 electric TC on a 1/8 track will do 70MPH+. On our local indoor track 52MPH is about as fast as you can go.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:49 PM
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Not sure about that. A competition 1/10 electric TC on a 1/8 track will do 70MPH+. On our local indoor track 52MPH is about as fast as you can go.
And what will a nitro tourer do on the same track 80MPH+?

On the track I was talking about before 1/10 track, nitro cars were measured one day and they were peaking at about 112km/hr. (electrics were not running on the same day and they were not performing speed measurements the next day) Rough estimate on gearing for the 1/8th track with the 1/10th nitro tourer would put them at about 130km/hr.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:20 AM
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I think with a 2.5t motor and a pan car with direct axle drive. Nitro doesn't stand a chance in terms of acceleration or top speed.

No drive chain to speak of, just stupidly high rpm on the axle.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:21 AM
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I think with a 2.5t motor and a pan car with direct axle drive. Nitro doesn't stand a chance in terms of acceleration or top speed.

No drive chain to speak of, just stupidly high rpm on the axle.
I think with that same 2WD pan car powered by a gas engine, electric doesn't stand a chance...

Comparisation is only fair if you compare on the same platform....
But then again, as already said, with a gas car you come in for refuelling, and continu, an electric car needs to cool down!.....

No, gas powered cars are still way faster then electric powered cars, I'm sorry guys.....
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:46 AM
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Even though i hate to admit it i have to agree with m7h . 1/8 nitro onroad is difficult to beat on 1/8 circuit. On 1/10 circuits it will probably be another matter but no one over here is driving nitro on 1/10 circuits, not even 1/10 nitro.

Depending on the circuit a pro10 with a lola and a 6t-7t delta can beat a 1/8laptimes but it is only for 5 minutes.
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Originally Posted by 2wdrive View Post
Even though i hate to admit it i have to agree with m7h . 1/8 nitro onroad is difficult to beat on 1/8 circuit. On 1/10 circuits it will probably be another matter but no one over here is driving nitro on 1/10 circuits, not even 1/10 nitro.

Depending on the circuit a pro10 with a lola and a 6t-7t delta can beat a 1/8laptimes but it is only for 5 minutes.

Pro 10 is wicked for an Electric class, they look just as fast as 1/8th Nitro to me, and the lap times are impressive as you've said.

I deffinately stand by the fact that you can get better top end from an electric vs nitro though.
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Mod pro10 is faster then 1/8 nitro on the track... and we do pass them on the straight. I even think 10.5 with advanced timing will be quite competitive against them.
I think you're forgetting we have a much better power/weight ratio + very high efficiency on both motor and drive train (also our motors make a lot more rpm).

The only thing I saw that was faster was a 1/8 converted to electric with a 1/8 system and a 4 (or 6??)S lipo. Now that thing had power!
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Originally Posted by Quante View Post
Mod pro10 is faster then 1/8 nitro on the track... and we do pass them on the straight. I even think 10.5 with advanced timing will be quite competitive against them.
I think you're forgetting we have a much better power/weight ratio + very high efficiency on both motor and drive train (also our motors make a lot more rpm).

The only thing I saw that was faster was a 1/8 converted to electric with a 1/8 system and a 4 (or 6??)S lipo. Now that thing had power!
I'm not doubting that, but on the exact same platform, nitro is still faster then electric.....
I have also converted one of my 1/8 cars into a 6S lipo driven rocket, but it lacks corner speed compared to nitro driven.
But again, if we come to runtime, nitro beats the hell out of electric....
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I've raced 1/10 electric in a 1/10 nitro class at a 1/8 scale sized track, 250' back straight. I always out qualified the nitro cars in the 5 minute quals at the time. And it would make the 30 minute main with pack changes without overheating the motor. I would get about 7 minutes to a 5000 mah pack. I was running a 2s lipo with a 3.5 duo. Had NO problem with top speed against the nitro cars. The great thing is, the drivers I was running against just about always beat me inside on the carpet. So how's that for comparing apples to apples?
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Also, if nitro was faster, don't you think all the guys running insane speed runs trying to set world records for the fastest rc car would run them instead of electric?
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by chensleyrc1 View Post
So how's that for comparing apples to apples?
1350 grams electric car, against 1750 grams nitro car, I guess...

Again, not comparable.....
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Originally Posted by M7H View Post
I think with that same 2WD pan car powered by a gas engine, electric doesn't stand a chance...

Comparisation is only fair if you compare on the same platform....
But then again, as already said, with a gas car you come in for refuelling, and continu, an electric car needs to cool down!.....

No, gas powered cars are still way faster then electric powered cars, I'm sorry guys.....
Actually there were a few pan car conversions to nitro back in the day...they were pretty slow in comparison to the electrics. With nitro you would eventually hit the gearing limit of the engine and you could go no faster...with electric you can keep adding cells and go faster.
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According to this article: http://inventors.about.com/od/estart...c-Vehicles.htm

Electric cars were on the road before fuel powered cars. Baker Electrics held the speed record at Daytona for some time.

Just throwing this in for a chuckle or two. Very few people today know that electric cars outperformed fuel cars in the early 1900s.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by M7H View Post
I'm not doubting that, but on the exact same platform, nitro is still faster then electric.....
I have also converted one of my 1/8 cars into a 6S lipo driven rocket, but it lacks corner speed compared to nitro driven.
But again, if we come to runtime, nitro beats the hell out of electric....
Only when you refuel. A legal size nitro tank will run dry way before a legal size battery will.
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Originally Posted by M7H View Post
1350 grams electric car, against 1750 grams nitro car, I guess...

Again, not comparable.....
Hes made because no matter what nirto he runs, some guy will show up with an electric version and win..

Oh and btw your little statement on your 6s rocket pan car. You cant corner because you probably didnt set it up.
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