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Old 03-26-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Nitro TC for electric racer...

I race electric but thinking about picking up a Nitro car.

My electric will still be my main TC but I wouldn't mind having a Nitro to run some endurance races and mess around with it.

Anyone have any tips on a good car?

V One S or R

How much maintenance is involved with these Nitros?
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Old 03-26-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
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both of those are pretty good choices
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Old 03-26-2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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Unless you break a lot of parts, maintainence on a nitro is less than an electric. They really don't get as dirty as you may think; just fill the car up, start up the engine and you're ready to go. Once you're done, just take out the glow plug, put in a few drops of after run oil and then run it on the starter box for about 10-15 seconds, put the plug back in and you're done and ready for next race session. Depending on the type of air filter you have, you have to either clean it or replace the filter elements after about 8-10 races or so (about an hour of actual run time).

I have both an electric and a nitro sedan (both TC3's if it matters), and I have much more fun with the nitro. I give my nitro a thorough cleaning after every few races (i.e. cleaning and reoiling bearings, rebuilding shocks, etc, nothing you wouldn't need to do on an eletric car to stay competitive). Really any nitro car is essentially a good car, so first take a look at what car has parts readily available at your LHS, and make your decision based upon that. Some are easier to work on than others, and I prefer the Nitro TC3 because of it's simple but effective design, plus it has lots of 3rd party support. None the less good luck with your choice, I just hope you don't end up putting your electric on the back burner like me.
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i plan to buy a V one R soon but i think the ntc3 is a great car.
either way you go you wont be disapointed
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NTC3 is the best, especially if you've been running an Elec, TC3.

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as long as you have the tc3's,I'd go with the Nitro version....one thing I've learned with 2 of them(N)...they drive different than my belt car Impulse and reflex...the nitro tc3's,because of the shaft drive(and the instant response it delivers) need a sort of gentler input..they don't respnd well to mandhandling.....you sort of input the direction,and the car does the rest...(It's THAT good)....

I've heard it described as sort of like driving and electric car....

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