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Old 02-04-2014, 12:03 PM
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With the release of some new gas 1/8 engines being used in 1/8 monster truck, how long will it be before we see those types of engines take over in the racing scene?
I think it will be sooner than most people think. A bit like the way 4 stroke motorcycles have all but taken over the motocross/supercross racing.
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I agree . Read about it last week and thought fuel will be so much cheaper .
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The problem is that it will require rules changes to allow gas and nitro to race together. Current gasoline engines are much larger displacement than nitro.

But I think it's worth taking note and if gasoline engines continue to get developed, I think they may have a chance of gaining a foothold.

Here's something to think about that may twist your noodle:

The technology currently exists to have an electronic fuel injection equipped gasoline engine in an R/C scale. The days of temp guns and twisting mixture screws may be numbered!
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BRAAP!!!!
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What's going to happen to all the companies that make nitro fuel?
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Definitely bring some of the electric guys back!
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I hope it will arrive soon, nitro is too expensive and toxic as hell
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The new losi gas powered MT looks promising with a .31 engine which has the same footprint as a .21


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Screw'em all. Nitro rules...
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Definitely bring some of the electric guys back!
Chill out!!!!!! Put some 114 turbo blue in them. They will go faster!!!!!!!!!!
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Boy if they go with the 4 stoke!!! I can here mine HITTING aLICK now !!!! LOL
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Originally Posted by RazzBarlow7 View Post
The problem is that it will require rules changes to allow gas and nitro to race together. Current gasoline engines are much larger displacement than nitro.
Look at motocross as an example. When two strokes ruled everything (think of the two strokes as the nitro in this case) there was a 125cc class and a 250cc class. When the four strokes came about the rules were that 4 strokes up to 250cc were allowed in the 125cc class and in the 250cc class the four strokes were allowed up to 450cc. When this was all coming about the extra CC's weren't immediately a huge advantage, however when the technology and research went into the 4 strokes their advantage was made pretty clear. Is it fair? Not completely because there is a big power difference between a 125cc and a current 250cc four stroke but I think that with the right amount of companies on board with the gas engines they will be just as competitive in the nitro classes. Will it become a disadvantage to Nitro guys? Probably not.

This is all provided they are even ALLOWED to compete in any nitro classes which I really hope happens.....
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I think a gas racing engine for an 1/8 buggy is still a long long long ways off. That thing, even with the 2 speed, was slow... looked like good bottom, but nothing up top.

Curious what kind of run time it has....
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Not gonna lie... I like the idea of this.
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You guys are crazy though, if you think being around 10 running gas cars is better than the nitro cars...

The fumes and the smell... hell, it could actually kill you. You think nitro indoors is bad... ha ha.
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