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Old 03-17-2006, 12:40 AM   #16
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I love the smell of methanol in the morning!
I agree Nothing stirs the nostrils then the smell of methanol
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:11 AM   #17
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i live for Close competition nothing more satistfing then racing against someone bumper to tail swaping corners from the inside for the whole race.
Even if you loose you cant help it but have a smile on your face at the end
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:23 AM   #18
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The SPEED!!!!
There's nothing like being able to take a sweeper at the end of a straight without lifting with a sedan and hearing the engine load up.
There's also nothing watching an 1/8th take the same sweeper at full tilt, traction rolling and clearing a 4' fence.
The noise I could do without.
The smell, adding Parma sented stuff and having everyone in the pit lane going "Why do I smell grapes"
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:55 AM   #19
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Um, methanol is odorless.

but nitromethane, yea baby!
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:59 AM   #20
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Cool!! Nitro Rulez!!!
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:21 AM   #21
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I really really like to Scream my Monkey. In Toledo or Cincy. It is a little hard to hear the monkey in Cincy.

I can still remember my knee shaking the first time I raced a one-eighth car as it shifted going down the back stretch in St Louis.

The smell of Nitro and Castor in the morning, puts me in my happy place.

AAD. The longer races are much more enjoyable, as you or hopefully your competitors do not have press the issue when making a pass.
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:33 AM   #22
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i like it more than electric because of the run time and speed. plus it is outside which is where i like to be. there is a lot more strategy in a 30 minute main than a five minute one. the car is much more of a factor in nitro because of attrition over a long race and a mistake can be made up for in the longer races. the motors really get to wind out at our track and when there is ten 1/8 scales going full bore it sounds like a monkey slaughterhouse!
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:54 AM   #23
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No cutting comms.

No buying $100+ batteries to get the n-th degree of voltage/run time.

No need for chargers that cost as much as the car and radio gear combined.

Fill 'er up and go!
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I have to agree with others on this point.... going into second..... The 'wow-fast' factor.... and long mains... Some of the most fun I have had racing was in a hour long main....
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:46 AM   #25
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Like I tell lots of people.

Racing RC is like being a full pit crew , mechanics , manager and driver all in one. You arrive at the track with an arsenal of tuning options , tire shores and even brands that you could never do alone without being fully sponsored in real racing, nor could you do it without a trailer full of large expensive machines awaiting any mishap you have on the track.

You have spare engines to keep you going in case a motor burns up or to adjust to each track , different pipes for tuning it even more. Different bodies to change the handling , full chassis setup systems to allow fine tuning and balancing.

Then you get to go out and drive it.

I think its the ipidimy of racing and personal gratification for those who arent fully sponsored in a real 1:1 race car. You cant get more real racing anywhere unless your a millionaire or you have coke as a sponsor.
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I really really like to Scream my Monkey. :

Some body needs to make "Scream the Monkey" t-shirts........I would buy a couple, bet they would sell.

I guess the one thing I like about 1/8 onroad is that it is very difficult and challenging to do well at. I have raced alot things in my life, motorcycles, go karts, slotcars, ect. None of them required the skill, luck, knowledge, or teamwork (pitman) that 1/8 scale requires to do well. Also, the first time I saw a 1/8 car run and it shifted gears, I just had to have one!!!
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:30 PM   #28
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You don't have to wait 40 mins for a battery to charge. You don't have nerds running around saying this brush gives me one more rpm. Xray doesn't come out with a new car every 3 months sorry i hate electric
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You don't have to wait 40 mins for a battery to charge. You don't have nerds running around saying this brush gives me one more rpm. Xray doesn't come out with a new car every 3 months sorry i hate electric

lol thats funny

I like it as its the closest thing in form of RC to the real thing, pits stops, gas etc
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Like I tell lots of people.

Racing RC is like being a full pit crew , mechanics , manager and driver all in one. You arrive at the track with an arsenal of tuning options , tire shores and even brands that you could never do alone without being fully sponsored in real racing, nor could you do it without a trailer full of large expensive machines awaiting any mishap you have on the track.

You have spare engines to keep you going in case a motor burns up or to adjust to each track , different pipes for tuning it even more. Different bodies to change the handling , full chassis setup systems to allow fine tuning and balancing.

Then you get to go out and drive it.

I think its the ipidimy of racing and personal gratification for those who arent fully sponsored in a real 1:1 race car. You cant get more real racing anywhere unless your a millionaire or you have coke as a sponsor.

sound like in real F1 race ......
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