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savage nitro or electric???

Old 04-23-2012, 07:46 PM
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To each there own. There both good in there own aspects. My Buddies Savage 5.9 would run with and over my E Maxx BE on 4s all day. I like electric, but someday plan on a RTR nitro. I'll prob. get the TRX Sport thing. The little cheap one.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:39 PM
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Well, I am a Nitro guy though I had plenty of brushed electrics back in the day.

I just bought a 4.6.

Okay, a Savage X 4.5 will run you around $465, a bit less some places. Comes with everything but fuel.

The Savage Flux HP will run around $640, a bit less some places.

About $175 price difference.

Now, if you run it at its max, 6s, thats 6 batteries and you will really want like 3 sets of batteries so thats a total of 6 3s Li-Po's.

Say around $50 each at the lower end and thats $300 in batteries.

Then a charger of course. Probably like $125 for a good one?

So out of the box, you are looking at $1065.

The Savage with a gallon of fuel to start will be under $500.

Of course, you will have to buy fuel quite a bit and glow plugs but the start up for the electric is a good twice as much.

Thats of course going with a top end truck with max batteries.

You always run a risk of a battery going bad. Li-Po's are great but not bullet proof.

I do see the appeals of electric and will not for a second knock anyone liking electric.

Just a nitro guy myself.

Just thought I would point out the start up cost.

True, you can buy say just two batteries but then you got a long wait between charges. I would want to have 1 set running, one set ready to go and another set on charge. Thats me.

Probably would want to consider a charger that can charge two batteries at once or a second single charger.

Kind of the opposite now. When brushed motors was the standard, I started to drool over nitro though nitro has been around for quite a while.

Now many drool over brushless over nitro.

No denying the fact that brushless performance is off the charts, especially with the high end electrics.

No denying that one makes a lot of noise and the other goes 'wheeee'.

Enjoy what you enjoy.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by got_nitro
I don't know where you got your info from but someone lied to you.

Things you should NEVER hear a dude say;

"Dude" check out my MONSTER TRUCK, it's nice and quiet.

"Dude" lets get a mimosa after playing with our electric monster trucks.

"Dude" you left your chapstick in my prius the other day after driving our electric monster trucks...
Excuse me, sir..

It's correctly pronounced - "Priuthhh" withh a lispsthh....


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Old 06-01-2012, 08:43 PM
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im going to be selling my nitro savages soon. yes they are cool. but just not me.

i have a x ss 4.6 and a parts savage 25 im throwing a spare .25 in. unfortunatly you cant seem to get anything for the nitro savages anymore.
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I would agree I think there is so many out there they sell pretty cheap.
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