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Old 02-27-2005, 05:08 PM   #16
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Chunking happens on carpet or asphalt, doesn't matter it's electric or gas, touring or 1/12th, it happens when you hit stuff.


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Old 02-27-2005, 05:27 PM   #17
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I seriously think it's getting cheaper to run nitro these days... The EP chassis of the week is getting out of hand....

I say we run Nitro TC's and EP Pan cars.... Same speed from either.... Hell of a lot less maintanence from the Pan Cars though....
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I seriously think it's getting cheaper to run nitro these days... The EP chassis of the week is getting out of hand....
Yeah, not to mention really expensive.
I thought $300 dollars was expensive for a chassis. Turns out that is the cheapest out!
$350 for the JRXS, $400 for the T1FK05 and $450 for Tamiyas is getting out of hand.
I guess thats why their will always be an Electric vs Nitro debate.
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:33 PM   #19
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Can someone tell me why nitro kits cost so much more than electric?
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:40 PM   #20
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If assuming all parts are even in price. Gas car has 2 more features that an eletric car doesn't. A "centax" clutch and a 2-speed, right there you are looking at both items for about $150-$200. Add the price of those 2 features to an electric car kit, you do the math. That's why I said electric TC isn't cheap.

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Can someone tell me why nitro kits cost so much more than electric?
As far as I can tell most of them are cheaper than Electric.
You can get a Factory Team NTC3 for a little over $300.
You still have to buy all the engine components, but the same goes with Electric and having to buy all your components.
Electric componets (for good stuff) will run over $400 (not including reciever, and only taking into account 1 battery pack)
You could probably outfit a NTC3 with good engine components for the same price if not cheaper.
Mugens and Serpents will probably be $500-600, but then again EP Tamiyas are really close to $500.
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My two favorite classes are 12th scale electric and 1/8th scale nitro onroad. Both classes provide ballistic speed and cornering. These two are definately the Formula 1s of RC.
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My two favorite classes are 12th scale electric and 1/8th scale nitro onroad. Both classes provide ballistic speed and cornering. These two are definately the Formula 1s of RC.
You got that right! Believe it or not, 1/12th used to be bigger than 1/8th back in the days. 1/0th EP TC just got big within the last decade, I never owned an electric TC until just this past summer.

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Old 02-27-2005, 07:05 PM   #24
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Here are the current prices of everything you'll need to be competitive on a regional level (things that the other doesn't need):

ELECTRIC:
car: 350
esc:150
battery:60
motor: 50
charger:400

NITRO:
chassis: 600
extra servo: 70
fuel:20
battery: 30
charger: 150
starterbox:100

Electric total is 1010
Nitro total is 970

So both of the cars are within $50 of each other. I did not include the radio, powersupply, steering servo, bodies, tires, spare.
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Do you really need a $400 battery charger? Can't you get one of the $150 chargers that charges at 6amps to do the trick?
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Here are the current prices of everything you'll need to be competitive on a regional level (things that the other doesn't need):

ELECTRIC:
car: 350
esc:150
battery:60
motor: 50
charger:400

NITRO:
chassis: 600
extra servo: 70
fuel:20
battery: 30
charger: 150
starterbox:100

Electric total is 1010
Nitro total is 970

So both of the cars are within $50 of each other. I did not include the radio, powersupply, steering servo, bodies, tires, spare.
you forgot to put in the $600 nitro engine, $100 tune pipe, $10 air filter, $15 glow plug (igniter included), $50 batteries to power the starter box

so that brings you to a new total of:
electric 1010 (with the $150 charger and 5 batt packs)
nitro 1745 (with parts to make car run)

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Of course that will work. But then you also have to get about 5 packs of batteries total, so you'll be back in the same figure anyway.

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Of course that will work. But then you also have to get about 5 packs of batteries total, so you'll be back in the same figure anyway.

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yes you are right 5 batts in total....BUT it will last you more or less 1 year.

what about nitro fuel? will 1 gal. last you a year? i dont think so!!

lets do the math......

unmatched batts =20
five packs for a total of $100 (more or less)

1 gal of fuel 20 (good for 1 month more or less)
one year supply = $120
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Old 02-27-2005, 11:17 PM   #29
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you forgot to put in the $600 nitro engine, $100 tune pipe, $10 air filter, $15 glow plug (igniter included), $50 batteries to power the starter box
$600 for a motor? What are you running, a JP in an 1/8th?? His figures are for a 200mm, $350 for a chassis kit, $250 for a pretty hot .12 motor already.
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you guys quoted top of the line chargers of its only fair to quote top of the line engines.


Pro4Capece's quote was to be competetive at a regional level..... i highly doubt that you would be competetive when you are up against guys with a JP or a rody tuned engine.


ok so with doms prices taken into account that totals are:
electric 1010
nitro 1395

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