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Old 06-13-2013, 05:00 AM
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BUT if you were looking at a 1/5, Petro IS the way to go!
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by billzkustomz View Post
i love the instant torque from a brushless motor too much to ever go back to nitro.. not to mention longer runtimes/no tuning if you live in an area where the temperature varies alot stay away from nitro

Is that a bad thing or good thing? More run time is always a good thing, I read your statement like it is bad??? I "discuss" this with the guys at my local track all the time. The instant torque from a brushless motor is unrealistic in ANY motorsport. Just doesnt feel real.... Temp variations are a part of tuning, but most engines only need a click or two to get right back in the zone.

Sounds like you got beat up by a nitro engine and gave up... I got beat up my first few years too. But had good dudes at the track to teach me. Comeback!!!!!

NITRO IS ALWAYS BETTER...
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:07 AM
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I think nitro has longer runtimes 3 seconds in the pit and you're good for another 10minutes of driving.

No need to constantly recharge batteries. With 2 1600mah receiver batteries, I can drive all day with my nitro car.
I drove both classes, but in the end I sold my electro stuff. Nitro is more fun to drive and has the most drivers at races.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghettobird View Post
BUT if you were looking at a 1/5, Petro IS the way to go!
Lehner / TMM setups are stupid overpower on 1:5 on 12S and will actually kick even the most fierce petro setups ass or at least be on par. With electric conversion you can reach the power of up to 15kW that means 20 horsepower and 40,000rpm. For deep pockets only though, expensive shits over 1000 euro for a motor and esc.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:00 AM
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:44 PM
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If we were to compare this with celebrities...
..electric would be for people like Elton John and Pee Wee Herman.
Nitro is for people like The Rock and Bruce Willis.
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^^^^^^ love it!!!
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:31 AM
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In my opinion I love both, nitro and elec trug and bug. Sometimes it can be a pita to run all four classes. So I made a compromise to myself, and that is elec trug and bug in the winter, and the other two in the summer.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:40 AM
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Could always build a hybrid. Brushless for main power, GAS when battery needs to be charged, and Nitro just to confuse people.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:58 PM
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I have never had a nitro. I am relatively new to the hobby. Started with a slash 4x4. It was a great truck lots if after market hop ups. Made it fun to learn. Got an rc8.2e now with a tekin setup and it makes the slash feel like a toy. All in all I am happy with the electrics and have no wish to switch to nitro. Each to their own I guess.
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